The popular spy thriller Homeland has gotten its eighth and last season scheduled for 2020. The show centers around a bipolar CIA operative who becomes convinced that a terrorist named Abu Nazir is planning to commit a terrorist attack against the United States. Homeland opened to excellent ratings, but saw a steady decline in its reviews with each subsequent season.
Although Homeland sparked some controversies, it managed to fair quite well with viewers who are now looking forward to the show’s eighth and final season. Many are waiting anxiously, as the last season has been delayed by two years, as opposed to the annual format adopted so far by the show. Homeland’s final twelve episodes are also slated to have some of its most intense moments.
Jon Bernthal got his first rise to prominence in AMC’s popular The Walking Dead , and quickly transitioned to portraying the Punisher arguably better than any actor could ever hope to in the hit Netflix show, The Punisher . The show featured lots of gory violence, incredible action scenes and some solid acting. The Punisher lasted for a total of two seasons, with the first being much better reviewed than the second.
It remains one of the last Marvel shows that is still on Netflix, now that Disney has launched their own streaming service. Rumors began to circulate around the release of the second season that Netflix will not be pursuing a third one. These were confirmed shortly after.
The awesome X-Men spinoff, Legion , has been set to have its third and final season on June 24, 2019. The show features various mutant characters played by actors Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Bill Irwin, Jeremie Harris, Amber Midthunder, and Jean Smart.
Legion features David Heller, a character from Marvel's X-Men universe, who's the son of Professor Charles Xavier. Despite having a relatively small audience of viewers, the show received fantastic reviews for all three of its seasons. If you're looking for a fantastic superhero show with a bit of a different style, you should definitely check out Legion.
The Big Bang Theory
CBS's popular nerd sitcom The Big Bang Theory became one of the decade's most unexpected massive hits, and was filmed in front of a live audience for most of its run-time of over 250 episodes and 12 seasons. Part of the show's appeal came from the excellent portrayal of Sheldon Cooper, by Jim Parsons, who managed to turn the role into an iconic success. The Big Bang Theory won seven Emmy Awards and was nominated for more than 45.
Parsons also won various awards for his role as Sheldon, including four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, and in 2018, was the highest paid actor in Hollywood, with over $25 million annually. Despite the show having mixed reviews after its initial few seasons, it maintained extremely high viewership rates throughout its twelve year run-time and had some of its best ratings on the 12th and final season.
Rami Malek portrays Elliot Alderson, a depressed and anxious cybersecurity engineer and hacker, in the show Mr. Robot . The series is critically acclaimed and won a Golden Globe for Best Television Drama Series, as well as six Emmy nominations, winning Malek an award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
In case you haven't checked out the show yet, now would be a great time to do so, as its fourth and final season recently ended in the last days of 2019. Malek promised fans that the ending was well worth the wait, saying that “It’s going to be a very, very climactic ending to what I think has been four great seasons of television.” And he was right.