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New American TV shows that should make their way to Indian television

A torrent of new American TV shows is about to hit us. Here are the ones we hope make their way to Indian television.

brunch Updated: Sep 13, 2015 21:51 IST
Nihit Bhave
Nihit Bhave
Hindustan Times

Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk (the minds behind Glee and American Horror Story) bring you this wicked concoction with proms, queens and prom queens. It’s a teen-slasher thriller in the Urban Legend-meets-Mean Girls space.

Jamie Lee Curtis plays a hardball principal; Emma Roberts plays a ball-busting clique leader and Nick Jonas and Ariana Grande guest-star. It’s going to be sassy, sexy and suspenseful in equal parts. Are you screaming with excitement yet?

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No. It’s just another superhero. As if there weren’t enough superheroes flying over American skies, already. Joining the ranks of The Flash, Daredevil, Arrow and many more is Superman’s cousin, Supergirl. She’s a personal assistant by day and rescues crashing airplanes by night, only she seems far less reserved and secretive than Superman. In the show’s trailer alone, she reveals her identity to three people. Oh well, whatever saves the day, we guess. Grinder

No, unlike the gay dating site, this show will not have shirtless men winking at you from their heavily Photoshopped pictures. It’s the story of an actor, who plays a lawyer on a hit TV show.

But the fun begins when his show ends and he returns to his family (back to the grind) of actual, professional lawyers, and starts practising law. It has Rob Lowe in the lead, along with Fred Savage, who returns to TV after The Wonder Years. We have no objections here, your honour.

Based on Bradley Cooper’s 2011 blockbuster film of the same name, the show sees Cooper’s character from the movie hand off the magical NZT-48 pill to a newbie. What’s so special about this pill? Oh, not much. Except, it multiplies the power of your brain, stretching it to its maximum capacity and turns you into a superhuman being. And the big twist is, you can only consume two pills. We’re ready for our dose already! PS: Mr Cooper makes a guest appearance in the show. Ex-Girlfriend

Ever dealt with a crazy ex? If your answer to that is no, then you’re probably someone’s crazy ex. Just like Rebecca Bunch, the protagonist of this new show. In high school, she tells her boyfriend she loves him, and he says "you’re weird and crazy".

So when Rebecca spots him in NYC 20 years later, she does the only logical thing there is to do: pursue him again. It’s funny because it jokes about everything a jilted lover has gone through, and oh, it’s a musical.

From HT Brunch, September 13
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First Published: Sep 12, 2015 17:35 IST