Shows to Watch in 2014

Rebecca Gluck, Staff Writer

True Detective: This new drama on HBO follows two Louisiana investigators played by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. The pair investigates a murder that has gone unsolved for 17 years, a task that ends up consuming both their professional and private lives. Although each season is only eight episodes with a new storyline and actors in each season, True Detectives’s acting and writing will leave nothing to be desired.

Resurrection: In this new fantasy drama on ABC, the deceased come back to life in the same manner than they died, transforming the lives of their families. One of the featured undead characters is an 8-year-old boy who drowned over 30 years ago. The show will premiere March 9 and its intriguing storyline and relatable characters are expected to capture millions of viewers’ attention.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: In the sea of shows about detectives, Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine provides some much needed comic relief. Andy Samberg plays a childish detective who, like most of his colleagues, is attempting to get used to his stern new boss. The show proved its worth when it won a Golden Globe for best comedy television series and Samberg was nominated for a People’s Choice Award for favorite actor in a new TV series.

Intelligence: Josh Holloway plays an intelligence operative with a microchip embedded into his brain that allows him to access government information. Holloway’s character also uses the chip to search for his wife who disappeared after being sent away by the C.I.A. years ago.  In addition, a secret service agent (Meghan Ory) is assigned to protect him from the threats that come along with possessing knowledge of government data.

The Real Housewives of New York: This series is perfect if you want to take a break from the intense dramas being featured on television this year. After a year-long hiatus, New York’s wealthiest famed housewives are back, and arguably feistier than ever. With a new housewife and new dramas, the reality TV show promises many surprises and plot twists that are sure to satisfy all of your reality television cravings.

Sherlock: Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the modern day detective from Arthur Conan Doyle’s infamous story Sherlock Holmes. In the British series, Holmes solves various crimes in London with his partner, all the while running into conflict with his enemy. Even if you’re not a big fan of the mystery genre, the third season of the show is witty, compelling, and full of plot twists that capture the attention of any viewer.