1) THE WALKING DEAD:
Not only does this show include guts and gore, but drama and suspense as well. The Walking Dead is a highly rated and popular TV show that first aired on Oct. 31, 2010. The show starts out with Rick, the main character, in the hospital after getting injured only to realize that the hospital is empty except for those who are undead. The show features Rick and other characters in the zombie apocalypse fighting for their lives amidst enemies while building a family. Season 6 will introduce new characters, a kingdom, and an enemy named Negan. Netflix released season 6 on Sept. 15.
2) STRANGER THINGS:
A highly anticipated new show, Stranger Things is a Netflix original that was first released on July 15. When a boy disappears, things in a small town begin to unravel as they uncover mysteries of supernatural entities with the help of one strange girl. Will Byers goes missing right before his group of friends meet a weird little girl named Eleven. Eleven, also referred to as El, helps the boys in their search to find Will while she tries to stay hidden from “the bad guys.” More people get involved into the mysterious disappearance of Will as tension grows to find him. There is nothing that will prevent his family and friends, even alien life forces, from trying to save Will. The second season, which will have nine episodes, will be released in 2017.
3) AMERICAN HORROR STORY
A thriller story that will keep you on the edge of your seat wanting more? Count on American Horror Story to provide that for you. AHS started Oct. 5 2011, having six different seasons so far with each season having a different theme. The themes over the years have been Murder house, Asylum, Coven, Freak Show, Hotel, and the newest season: My Roanoke Nightmare. The show has a returning cast each season with an exception of new additions here and there. AHS premieres every fall and its eerie tone will put you in the Halloween mood. Season 6 aired on FX on Sept. 19.
4) THE 100
The 100 is a TV show on the CW that first premiered on Mar. 14, 2014. The show is set 97 years after a devastating nuclear war has wiped out nearly all of the Earth’s inhabitants. Some managed to avoid the disaster and banded together in space to form a single massive station called “The Ark.” Resources become scarce and the council has to resort to taking drastic measures. After the Ark’s life support systems are found to be in critical condition they decide to send 100 juvenile prisoners who they have deemed as “expendable” down to earth to see if it has become habitable. They have to learn how to adapt to the dangers of this new world and struggle to form a tentative new society, but they soon realize they weren’t the only surviving members of the war and come to see they aren’t welcomed. There are currently only 3 seasons on Netflix and the season 4 premiere date is to be determined.
5) THE VAMPIRE DIARIES
For those who love the thought of an eternal existence, a story of consuming love, family, friends, loss, and excitement, The Vampire Diaries may be for you. The story follows a teen named Elena who’s in high school and falls in love with a vampire named Stefan. Stefan’s brother Damon comes to town to get revenge with him for turning him into a vampire but ends up falling for Elena. This show is not only a love triangle but entails drama with other vampires and relatives. There are currently 7 seasons released, 6 of which are currently on Netflix – and season 8, the final season, is scheduled to premiere on the CW Oct. 21.