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The latest and greatest of 2016's  Q1 and Q2.
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The latest and greatest of 2016's  Q1 and Q2.

It's quite obvious we're at peak TV right now, with a bunch of recently dropped shows grabbing our attention (Making A Murderer, Master Of None, etc) and old classics like The West Wing and Fraiser asking to be binged on Netflix.  But with so much good TV floating around, it's easy to have a few great debuts slip past your cultural digest. Luckily, we rounded them up in one easy guide.

Billions (1/17/16 on Showtime)

Reasons to watch:

  • Damien Lewis plays the Wolf Of Wall Street-esque lead named Bobby "Axe" Axelrod. 
  • Paul Giamatti co-stars and Paul Giamatti is awesome in everything.
  • It was created by the guy who wrote Rounders.

Mad Dogs (1/22/16 on Amazon)

Reasons to watch:

  • It's easily one of the best pilots of the last ten years.
  • Great cast led by Michael Imperioli of Sopranos fame.
  • Set in beautiful sunny Belize for some nice escapism in the winter.
  • Written by the guy who created The Shield.
  • A heart-pounding crime thriller with an amazing final act in the pilot.

Vinyl (2/14/16 on HBO)

Reasons to watch:

  • A rock and roll drama about music executives in the '70s.
  • Produced by Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese.
  • The fantastic Bobby Cannavale leads.
  • Olivia Wilde being Olivia Wilde.
  • It's HBO and everything they do is pretty much great.

11/22/63 (2/15/16 on Hulu)

Reasons to watch:

  • Based on the incredible Stephen King novel of the same name.
  • It's about a time traveler who tries to prevent the assassination of JFK.
  • Only a nine episode mini-series, so it isn't a huge commitment.
  • Stars James Franco and Josh Duhamel.