Five must-see shows to binge this semester

By Amani Salahudeen
Staff Writer

The new “Nancy Drew” cast is a promising bunch to revamp a classic (YouTube).

You know that feeling you get in the pit of your stomach after just finishing a show? If you are unsure of where to start something fresh for the upcoming months, there’s a list of new shows that are coming out this fall. From crime shows to Korean dramas, this list has a variety of shows so there’s something for everyone. On top of that, the CW is also coming out with some binge-worthy shows that you should check out if you’re a superhero fan.

“Criminal” (Netflix)

On Sept. 20, Netflix will release its new police interrogation drama, “Criminal,” in which each episode will take place in a different country, such as France, Spain, Germany and the U.K.

Starring David Tennant, Hayley Atwell and Lee Ingleby, this is going to be a mystery/action show so it should be interesting to watch. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of hype around this one, but the cast and plot look promising. If you enjoy action/thriller shows, then this one is right up your alley. If you’re a fan of Tennant, mysteries or legal dramas, then this is for you.

“Batwoman” (The CW)

If you’ve been keeping up with shows from the Arrowverse franchise, then you’ve already seen a glimpse of actress Ruby Rose as Kate Keene/Batwoman during the crossover episodes last year. Airing on Oct. 6, “Batwoman” follows Keene after her cousin, Bruce Wayne, goes missing, and she has to fill in as Batwoman to protect Gotham City. With a darker approach compared to the lightheartedness of “Flash,” “Batwoman” is a show at the top of the must-watch list that you won’t want to miss.

“Arthdal Chronicles” (TVN)

Although “Arthdal Chronicles” will finish airing on Sept. 22, there is still time to catch up on this one-of-a-kind Korean drama. The show follows a few citizens in the ancient, mythical city of Arthadal, as they navigate power struggles and love. Starring Song Joong-ki, Jang Dong-gun and Kim Ji-won, this 18-episode drama is a mixture of fantasy and romance. If you liked the South Korean series “Strong Woman Do Bong-Soon” or “Descendants of the Sun,” then you’ll love this K-drama.

“Looking for Alaska” (Hulu)

This October, Hulu will premiere its miniseries adaption of John Green’s critically-acclaimed novel “Looking for Alaska.” The story follows Miles “Pudge” Halter (Charlie Plummer), Alaska Young (Kristine Froseth) and their friends at Culver Creek Academy, where Miles falls in love with Alaska. However, when disaster strikes, it’s up to Miles and his friend to figure out what happened and unravel a hidden secret. With equal parts romance and mystery, it’s a miniseries everyone will be talking about.

“Nancy Drew” (The CW)

Looking for an upbeat mystery to watch just before Halloween? The CW’s reboot of of “Nancy Drew” is one to look forward to. Airing on Oct, 9, Kennedy McMann is the new Nancy Drew, a teen detective who solves mysteries in her hometown of Horseshoe Bay, Maine. 

Scott Wolf stars as Carson Drew, Nancy’s father, who has an estranged relationship with her after the death of his wife. Because the CW’s recent reboots have produced low ratings, all eyes will be on “Nancy Drew” to see if the network will accurately portray the spirit of teen detective.

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