15 Addictive New TV Shows to Stream in March
Dear reader, have you heard the good news? Bridgerton is back at the end of March for its highly anticipated second season. We know you’ll be watching as eagerly as you were when the first season was released in late 2020. But what else should be on your watch list for the month?
From the adaptation of bestselling Korean family saga Pachinko to Jane Austen's period drama Sandition, here are a few of the shows we will be watching this month.
15 News Shows to Watch in March
1. Killing Eve
The final season of Killing Eve dropped at the very end of February, with new episodes streaming on ABC and ABC iView every week. This is your last chance to hang out with Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer as Eve and Villanelle, as their cat and mouse game comes to its epic conclusion. We’ve loved this rollercoaster ride of a show over the years, even if nothing has come close to the brilliance of season one. We’ll be sad to see it gone.
2. The Dropout
Everybody knows the story of Elizabeth Holmes and her fraudulent startup Theranos, which purported to be able to test your blood for disease with only the prick of a finger. This miniseries is based on a deep dive podcast of the same name that looked into how, exactly, Holmes was able to get away with it for so long, and stars Amanda Seyfried in the title role. Hype for this show couldn’t be higher, and after watching scammer series like Inventing Anna in February, consider us very excited.
3. Our Flag Means Death
Ever wanted to see Taika Waititi as… Captain Blackbeard? Your wish will become a reality in Our Flag Means Death, a very tongue in cheek comedy about a would-be-pirate called Stede Bonnet (Rhys Darby), who dreams of giving up his life as a gentleman to sail the seven seas. This show is very silly and a lot of fun, exactly the kind of thing you will want to watch in early March.
4. Pieces of Her
Toni Collette! Bella Heathcote! David Wenham! There’s a bumper crop of Aussie stars in Pieces Of Her, Netflix’s splashy adaptation of Karin Slaughter’s bestselling noir thriller, about a mother and daughter whose lives are up-ended by the reveal of a secret buried deep in their family’s past. This was filmed in Sydney during the pandemic, though it’s actually set in what Netflix is calling a “sleepy Georgia town”, so look out for local landmarks while you’re binging.
5. Joe vs Carole
Honestly, we’re not sure that we’re ready for yet another Tiger King television show, but we can’t stop the train now. Joe vs Carole is a fictional series based on the smash hit documentary, starring John Cameron Mitchell as Joe Exotic and SNL’s Kate McKinnon as Carole Baskin. This series was also filmed in Australia during the pandemic, up on the Gold Coast, and it also stars Aussie David Wenham.
There are now six seasons of Outlander, the time travel romantic epic starring Caitriona Balfe of Belfast fame and Sam Heughan, and a seventh has been confirmed. For those who love Outlander, this season promises to bring more of everything that the fans adore: love, passion, history, battles and the time-bending connection between Jamie Fraser (Heughan) and his wife Claire (Balfe). The pair are well ensconced in 18th century America by season six, but as Claire knows, the American Revolution is only around the corner. What will happen to this couple as they get closer to this momentous point in history?
7. Winning Time
There’s a dirtbag aesthetic to Winning Time, set in the bonkers, bonanza era of the 1980s, when the new owner of the Los Angeles Lakers up-ended the sport of basketball and transformed it into the game we know today, courtesy of a star player by the name of Magic Johnson. From Succession and Don’t Look Up creator Adam McKay, this series is very funny and has an incredible cast: John C Reilly, Adrien Brody, Jason Clarke, Jason Segel, Sally Field, Julianne Nicholson, Gabby Hoffman, Tracy Letts… And newcomer Quincy Isaiah as Magic Johnson. You don’t need to love basketball to love this, but if you’re a fan of the sport, this is going to be absolute dynamite for you.
8. How I Met Your Father
This sequel to the beloved How I Met Your Mother stars Hilary Duff as Sophie, telling her children how she met their father. Kim Cattrall stars as the older version of Sophie, with Duff in the lead role. (The Ted Mosby/Josh Radnor character, basically.) The series is a hit in the US already and has been picked up for a second season, fans of How I Met Your Mother will be charmed.
9. The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
Battling dementia and the loss of all of his memories, Ptolemy Grey (Samuel L Jackson) is slowly sinking into oblivion in this heartbreaking miniseries. When he is awarded custody of an orphaned teenager called Robyn (Dominique Fishback, of Judas and the Black Messiah fame), a connection starts to slowly grow between them, as they examine the meaning of family, legacy and loss.
10. The Responder
Martin Freeman stars as a first responder in this gripping, nailbiting crime series set in Liverpool. The setting is very simple: Chris Carson (Freeman) is one of the first people on the scene of any given crime as a night shift first responder and outside his job, his life is falling apart. Can a new rookie partner Rachel (Adelayo Adedayo) and a high pressure case help him get back on track? For fans of series such as Line of Duty and Trigger Point.
Paul Feig – the man who made Bridesmaids and Spy – is behind this new Stan comedy about a woman trying to start an ethical, female erotica magazine. Ophelia Lovibond is Joyce, who has big dreams for her publication but first needs to join with a scruffy, bearded Jake Johnson, a low-rent publisher in Los Angeles’ seedy ‘70s porn scene, to make her dreams a reality.
The rise and fall of coworking company WeWork, and the couple Adam and Rebekah Neumann at the eye of the storm, is the story behind WeCrashed, a very prestige new series coming to AppleTV+ this month. Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway take on the two main roles, and the series will jump back and forth in time as it shows Adam’s path to startup success, meeting Rebekah and their relationship, and then how the whole WeWork dream fell to pieces, dropping from a multi billion dollar valuation to a failed IPO in 2019. Another scammer show for us all to consume, along with The Dropout and Inventing Anna. We clearly can’t get enough.
We’re going to be in period drama heaven at the end of March. First comes the second season of Sanditon, a continuation of Jane Austen’s lost, unfinished novel, about a town called Sanditon and Charlotte (Rose Williams), a young woman making her way in the world. In season two, the action takes place nine months in the future, with Charlotte acting as governess for Augusta (Eloise Webb), who promises to be a charge that is much more than Charlotte was bargaining for.
You know the drill: Bridgerton is a raunchy Regency romance set in London’s high society, where young ladies are expected to marry well, and their performance on the marriage market is scrutinised by an anonymous gossip pamphlet penned by an author known only as Lady Whistledown. The first season was Netflix’s smash hit of the year and this new season will focus on a different couple: shifting away from Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor, who does appear in a supporting role in the series) and looking at her brother Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) instead, who has set his sights on a young woman whose sister Kate (Simone Ashley from Sex Education) is firmly against the match. Let the games begin!
Based on the bestselling Korean family saga from Min Jin Lee, Pachinko has to be one of the most exciting new television series of the month. AppleTV+ has spared no expense in bringing this story to the screen: production design, costumes, cinematography and locations are all exquisite. There’s a reason why people are comparing Pachinko to The Crown, both share generational storytelling, sprawling storylines and an immaculate eye for detail.
But the focus in Pachinko is on an ordinary family led by matriarch Sunja, and the timeline skips back and forth between visions of her as a young woman, first in Busan and then in Osaka, and then in the present day, when her grandson Solomon is working for an American bank in Tokyo. Identity, immigration and community are all at the heart of this beautiful story.
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