Inside the Lightbox is a sponsored feature where we mine the extensive Lightbox category for shows you might want to watch. This week we present the new offerings in February, including the exclusive return of Better Call Saul and Suits.
Suits (S5 arrives express every Thursday)
Returning from last year’s hiatus, season five of legal drama Suits returns express from the US later this month. Set in the heights of Manhattan corporate law, big dog Harvey Specter takes a huge risk in hiring college dropout Mike Ross to be his associate. Click here to read how watching Suits helped Tim Lambourne win his tenancy dispute.
Black Sails (S3 arrives express every Sunday)\
From producer Michael Bay (Transformers, Armageddon), this rowdy action-adventure series draws inspiration from real-life pirates of the 18th century. As we pop open a bottle of rum and jump on deck for season three, Captain Flint has the world fearing for their lives. Click here to watch our ode to gravelly pirate voices.
Modern Family (S5 available now)
“The most amazing thing that can happen to a human being will happen to you if you just lower your expectations” – Phil Dunphy (gentleman, scholar, father)
Join the tumultuous Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker as they negotiate the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted, sometimes smothering embrace of the 21st century family. Stars Sofia Vergara, Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen.
12 Monkeys (S1 available now)
The year is 2043. A deadly virus has killed off 93.6% of the population. Who will save the human race? A time traveler from a post-apocalyptic future, that’s who. A TV remake of the Terry Gillam film of the same name, 12 Monkeys is a small screen re-imagining of a sci-fi classic.
Heartless (S1 available now)
The award-winning Danish teen drama follows two siblings as they discover they have to suck the life force out of other people to survive. And you thought your adolescence was bad. Without giving too much away, their journey to finding out the origins of their strange afflictions leads them to a scary boarding school, a staple of the creepy teen mystery.
No Activity (arrives Feb 15)
Arriving to Lightbox exclusively, No Activity is an Australian comedy series that takes place almost entirely inside a cop car. Although that sounds boring, the outrageously hilarious comedy observes two bored cops during various stakeouts, packed with absurd improvisation from lead actors Patrick Brammall and Darren Gilshenan. Be prepared to laugh off all those coffees and donuts.
Better Call Saul (S2 arrives Feb 16)
Go back well before Walter White was knocking on people’s doors and yelling about danger in Breaking Bad. Back to a time when criminal lawyer Saul Goodman was known as Slippin’ Jimmy McGill. The prequel, set six years before Breaking Bad, follows the trials and tribulations of a hustling small-time lawyer. Played with an extraordinary blend of comedy, desperation and moral ambiguity by Bob Odenkirk, season two (exclusively on Lightbox) will see Jimmy continue to fill the wide, wisecracking shoes of of Saul Goodman. Click here to read our coverage of season one.
Vikings (S4 arrives Feb 19, S1-3 departs Feb 20)
In our new podcast TV Mum, Brendon’s Mum Dianne summed up Vikings about as succinctly as about anyone could: “it’s about a guy brassed off with having to raid people that don’t have any money and land and stuff.” Season four will see the royally brassed-off King Ragnar Lothbrok extending his legacy, money, land, and stuff by terrorising the English, continuing the epic saga of bloodshed and brotherhood. Binge-watch across the seven seas if you haven’t caught seasons 1-3 already, as they will be setting sail on Feb 20.
Dominion (S1 arrives Feb 29)
Based on the 2010 film Legion, Dominion is set in a supernatural, apocalyptic world without trusty old God. Instead of the nice man with the long beard, Archangel Gabriel is waging a violent war against all of mankind. Bummer. Who will save all of humanity? Will it be the rebellious soldier, a real unlikely hero type? You’ll have to watch to find out.
Click below enjoy the ripe televisual fruits that the Lightbox orchard has to offer, including the first season of Better Call Saul
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