2. The Chi
The Chi is very much a reflection of the current political climate in the United States, with the show centering around a neighborhood in the South Side of Chicago and how the shooting of a young black child sends shock waves through the community. The show depicts how the most unpredictable ways bring people together.
The writer Lena Waithe is from Chicago herself and brings her realistic viewpoint to the show, with her goal being to expose the real-life issues that are afflicting the black communities of America. The show doesn’t really have a typical plot progression but we learn to love the main characters and getting to see them grow.
Most shows aim to have someone on-screen you can identify with, but in The Chi, there are so many fleshed-out members of the cast, they will feel like real people you know outside of the screen. With the show being compared to the acclaimed show The Wire by many critics, it is bound to keep you hooked.
The Chi is currently airing its second season and has already been renewed for a third season, putting down some deeper roots. You can watch The Chi through Amazon Channels with a Showtime subscription for $8.99 per month starting with a seven-day free trial.
1. Game of Thrones
It was impossible not to include Game of Thrones to this list; you have probably heard of it by now, tried watching a few episodes, or even maybe even been a hardcore fan since Season 1. Now that dust has settled and the series is over, there is no better time to give the series a watch (or re-watch) and indulge in the world of Westeros.
There are eight seasons of the series with 73 episodes for you to enjoy and maybe get into the Game of Thrones fashion with a glass of wine. Based on the best-selling book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, it is medieval fantasy done brilliantly, with powerful families and political drama all desiring the same thing, the Iron Throne. However, when the fate of all of Westeros hangs in the balance due to the threat of the dreaded Night King and the White Walkers, the conquests for the throne all seem trivial.
You never know what is coming and things happen when you least expect it. Oh, and it wouldn’t be a proper analysis of Thrones without first reminding you of the incredible-looking dragons.
There is a reason Game of Thrones is one of the greatest and popular shows in the world. The captivating storylines are one thing but the cast plays each of their roles to perfection. Emilla Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, and Kit Harington are great fits and I couldn’t imagine anyone else playing these roles because they elevate these characters (and the show itself) from memorable to iconic.
You can watch Game of Thrones through Amazon Channels with a HBO Now subscription for $14.99 per month starting with a seven-day free trial.
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