7 Great Shows You Missed in 2015

AFS Team·29 January 2016·5 min read
7 Great Shows You Missed in 2015

2015 was a great year for TV, but with so many great shows coming out in such a short space of time it was easy to lose track. So if you’ve run out of things to watch and are itching to crack open a new boxset, here are 7 great TV shows from 2015 you probably missed.

1. And Then There Were None

You may have missed this three part murder mystery that was broadcast on BBC One on Boxing Day when your TV Guide was full of things to watch. Based on the novel by Agatha Christie this crime drama is set in 1939 and follows the story of eight strangers who are invited to an isolated island by the mysterious Mr. and Mrs. Owen. Things start to unfold when they are all accused of murder and the soldier figurines in the dining room, representing each person in the house, begin to disappear one by one.

2. Deutschland 83

Set in 1983 (as you might have guessed) during the Cold War, this German TV series follows the story of 24- year-old Martin Rauch as he is sent to West Germany as a spy. With tensions high between East and West Germany, Rauch must gather any information he can, especially from the NATO officials there. If you did miss this eight episode series do not worry because Channel 4 will be broadcasting the show with English subtitles throughout January and February 2016.

3. Catastrophe

A Channel 4 series that follows the life of Boston ad executive Rob and Irish girl Sharon who have a one-week stand that results in an accidental pregnancy. Series one and two, both released in 2015, show what happens when Rob moves to the UK to figure things out and the two realise how little they actually know about one another.

4. Dickensian

A BBC One series that was broadcast just after Christmas based on Charles Dickens novels. This show intertwines the lives of some of Dickens’ most well-known characters. Set in 19th century London, this 20 episode drama tells the story of how Inspector Bucket investigates the murder of Ebenezer Scrooge's partner Jacob Marley. Featuring characters from Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations, and more, this is definitely a show to watch if you’re a fan of Dickens’ work.

5. Scream Queens

An American black comedy, set in the fictional Wallace University that shows what happens when a group of serial killers target the Kappa Kappa Tau sorority. With guest stars such as One Tree Hill actor Chad Michael Murray, and popstars Ariana Grande and Nick Jonas, this is definitely a series to catch up on before the next season airs at the beginning of 2016.

6. Mr. Robot

An American thriller that follows the life of Elliot Alderson, a man with social anxiety living in New York working for a cybersecurity company. His isolation causes him to hack into others’ social media and bank accounts as a way of connecting with the people around him. He is recruited by Mr. Robot to join a hacktivists group who aim to cancel all debts by taking down the largest corporation in the world, E Corp. It also happens that E Corp, who Alderson refers to as Evil Corp), is one to be one of the biggest clients at the company he works for.

7. 12 Monkeys

An American science fiction drama that premiered in the UK at the beginning of 2015 based on the 1995 film 12 Monkeys. It follows the story of James Cole a time traveller who travels from 2043 to the present day, on a mission to locate and prevent the release of a virus known as The Army of the Twelve Monkeys that will destroy the human race.

By Ciara McGinley