If you’re stuck in an infinite loop, watching episodes of The Office and Parks and Rec ad nauseam, we’ve got some recommendations that’ll break the cycle. Want some good TV dramas to sink your teeth into?
There are three hot new shows that turn back the clock—and turn history on its head.
On Oct. 19, 1987, the stock market suffered its worst crash to date, with the Dow nosediving nearly 23 percent. This raucous Showtime satire centers on a fictional cocaine-fueled Lehman Brothers stockbroker (Don Cheadle) and his crew of Wall Street outsiders who, the show presupposes, brought the whole financial system tumbling down. (Air date: 1/20)
Project Blue Book
Based on declassified government documents, this History channel Cold War–era drama explores the Air Force’s true, top-secret inquiry into UFOs. It doesn’t take long for investigator J. Allen Hynek (Aidan Gillen of Game of Thrones) to suspect something fishy is afoot. (1/8)
This five-part HBO miniseries follows Valery Legasov (Jared Harris of Mad Men), the Soviet scientist tasked with investigating the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, who faces fierce ostracism for trying to reveal what he discovers. (TBD)