From the writer of the little-known gem of 1992 Universal Soldier comes a show about an ex-insurance investigator and his group of con artists who run a consulting group that helps poor victims of usually big rich companies by doing what they do best: stealing. Part modern-day Robin Hood and Merry Men, part House MD without the confusing medical jargon, this drama series is worth watching when you’re planning your own revenge on that asshole who wronged you.
Episode to watch: Try to not chuckle at the end Season 1, episode 2.
Where it all started for BCum. Another contemporary take on a classic, the Cumberbatch-Freeman chemistry is spot-on casting and the scoring done by David Arnold and Michael Price sets this one apart from the pack of Sherlock Holmes reinterpretations.
Episode to watch: Try to not hold your breath at the end of the last episode of Season 1.
One word: Offensive. Offensively funny, offensively smart, offensively good. All rapid-fire jokes and somewhat obscure references aside — total comedic gold, by the way — the show itself can very well be a ludicrous case study of an acerbic mother-son relationship…beautifully wrapped up in adult animation form.
Episode to watch: Not going to lie…ALL OF THEM.
4. Saturday Night Live: 2010s.
The rock star lineup (Armisen, Hader, Meyer, Samberg, and Wiig) makes this set of comedians probably one of the best. Also you should not forget the deep supporting bench — anyone see Jay Pharaoh’s Hov at ESPY’s? — and one of the most diverse guest stars in SNL’s history.
Episode to watch: Season 37 Episode 15’s “Beyonce and Jay-Z’s Baby”; and for those who lost their virginity to Bon Iver, Season 37 Episode 13 will take you down a painful memory lane.
5. My Strange Addiction.
Of all the guiltiest pleasure, this has to be the worst…and most delicious. You think your strange for stalking someone on Facebook? At least you don’t snort baby powder like a coke addict. You think paying five bucks for candy is crazy talk? Then you should watch the lady who spent $250K just to get tits big enough that it should apply for its own zip code. Bottom line: this show will make you feel like you are actually normal.
Episode to watch: If you think you’re going to die of food poisoning after eating at the Chinese restaurant with a C grading, then you should watch Season 3 Episode 1 — entitled “Eats Cat Food/Smells Moth Balls.” You’re welcome.