4 Best Shows Premiered In April 2017

Posted: Apr 28 2017, 10:42am CDT | by , in News | Latest TV News

 

4 Best Shows Premiered in April 2017
  • 4 Shows in April that are Being Hailed as Relevant in Present Time
 

4 shows in April that have premiered in April 2017 and are being hailed relevant in the present time for their own reasons

Shows which were once called TV shows are in a great state of reformation. With the streaming services stepping up their game in releasing full seasons at once and the TV-MA warning getting stamped on more and more shows, the show creators and creative teams are getting bolder and serious with the content of the shows. So, with more and more shows arriving on TV channels and streaming services, we have picked out 4 TV shows that have been called relevant in present time relating to the social, political and cultural climate in the country. 

1. 13 Reasons Why

If you have not at least heard the name of the show yet, you have to be living under a rock. Based on the YA bestseller by Jay Asher, 13 Reasons Why basically centers on the main character Hannah Baker who had recorded 13 tapes explaining the reasons that led her to decide to commit suicide. While the premise may seem simple, the show immediately became a hot topic among viewers of all ages because the show touched on numerous relevant situation that high school teenagers are facing including, academic pressures, bullying, drinking, substance use, social hierarchies, peer pressure and on more serious notes, rape and suicide. The show has stirred controversy among parents and school authorities all over the country because they fear that the show might have instigated children towards committing suicide by normalizing it in a show. However, the social impact that the show has had cannot be denied and the bare face truth of the high school system has been openly declared for all of America and the world to see and learn from. 

2. The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale is a new addition to Hulu’s lineup this April and the show is already stirring a lot of emotions among viewers. The show is based on Margaret Atwood’s book of the same name and it is based on a dystopian future where a totalitarian theocracy will be ruling America after having overthrown the government. The story follows the main character Offred who is a Handsmaid in this show tell the story in which the government was overthrown and women are now used as disposable sexual objects and slaves for the new leaders. In a time when feminism is on its peak and many are speaking out against the outrage of the present political regime that is constantly denying women their rights to their own bodies, the show is very relevant as it explores women sexuality, her right to her own body, feminism and moreover, unity and strength between women. 

3. Dear White People 

The Netflix show is based on a movie of the same name and people are already calling it controversial. Based on the stories of 7 students from different backgrounds and races in a white dominant college campus, the show creator Justin Simien said about the show that it is going to be touching on very relevant topics that have arisen all around the world in the past few years regarding racial and cultural prejudices. He said that many white people are thinking that the show is against them and excludes them from the conversation but that is not the case. He said that it is an endearing invitation for them to see the world from the eyes of a person who faces the profiling every day. In the recent political climate where people of color and different religion have been targeted for just being who they are, Dear White People is presenting to be a mirror that they will have to see the faces in. 

4. American Gods

From the beloved duo that brought us the likes of Hannibal and Pushing Daisies comes the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel, American Gods. The show is based around Shadow Moon who is hired by man named Wednesday as a bodyguard. What makes the show eligible for this list? The show is a fantasy whirlwind depiction of the clash of old Gods that were worshiped and brought to America by immigrants and the modern gods of consumerism and media. The themes of the show present the clash between the past ideology and the new, change of beliefs and faith and how mankind has evolved into the same senseless following of power and its various forms. 

If you require moral and social awakening in these socially and politically charged and challenged times, these shows definitely present themselves as food for thought so be sure to check them out. 

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