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The best shows on AMC+, from Better Call Saul to Killing Eve

WWith so many streaming platforms competing for your attention and wallet, it’s hard to know which ones are worth subscribing to.

While AMC+ — owned by AMC Networks — may fly under the radar, it’s home to many hit shows, such as: the Walking Dead and breaking Bad.

With much of its content leaning toward action and drama, it has its fair share of binge-worthy originals. Here’s what you get for your $8.99 per month.

Fear the walking death (seven seasons, 2015–)

This zombie drama acts as a prequel to AMC+’s Gritty The Walking Dead. Fear the walking death takes place just as the first signs of the apocalypse appear. It is told through the eyes of a widowed school counselor who is raising two children and is trying to maintain their relationship as chaos ensues. Unlike its predecessor, this show isn’t based on a comic book series, and its storytelling can push the boundaries of any book.

Better call Saul (six seasons, 2015–2022)

Bob Odenkirk in Better Call Saul

(Greg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures Television)

Perhaps one of the biggest attractions is the platform Better call Saul, a spin-off that rivals its hugely successful predecessor. A forerunner to breaking Bad, the show features Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman six years before he began representing notorious chemist turned meth dealer Walter White. His characterization and deep dive into Saul’s humble beginnings before he became a seedy and confident fan-favorite lawyer makes the show truly compelling.

Portlandia (eight seasons, 2011–2018)

Portlandia is a comedy starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, created as ThunderAnt from the original archive of the duo’s internet sketches. Set in Portland, Oregon, it pokes fun at and satirizes the laid-back Northwest city and its eccentric residents. It’s undoubtedly odd, but very endearing, and it also raises important questions about race and gender.

Kevin can fuck himself (one season, 2021–)

With Schitt’s Creek’s Annie Murphy, this dark comedy flexes her acting skills, alternating between a traditional sitcom and a drama. Murphy plays Allison, a typical sitcom wife who loves her selfish husband-child husband. After making a dark discovery, she teams up with her neighbor to escape her limited fate. Correspondingthat of the independent Ed Cumming, “Kevin can fuck himself walks a brilliantly unsteady line between comedy and drama.”

ragdoll (one season, 2021–)

Critics have praised this offbeat thriller for having the plot you were hoping for kill Eve. After the murders of six people who were stitched together into a body known as “Ragdoll,” the detectives tasked with the case must outwit the killer before striking again. Especially when his casualty list includes the name of the unit’s newest recruit.

kill Eve (four seasons, 2018–2022)

(BBC)

When the show first debuted in 2018, it was a smash hit. Even more interesting than kill Eves The assassin storyline is the queer romance of the first two seasons between the two leads Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh. Although the show is a bit delayed at times, it is “entertaining and no viewer will regret spending an hour or two on it,” he writes that of the independent Nicole Vasell.

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relationship (one season, 2021–)

Irish drama relationship follows the Kinsella family as they wage an impossible war against an international drug cartel after their son is killed. But what the family has that the cartel doesn’t have is an unbreakable bond of blood. Anchored by the impressive acting of Clare Dunne and Charlie Cox, if you’re a fan of crime and gang shows, this show will be for you. Slightly slow-burning, the finale is brilliant and makes you appreciate the final beat of the action all the more.

La Fortuna (one season, 2021–)

A must-see miniseries La Fortuna tells the adventures of a young and inexperienced diplomat leading a mission to recover stolen treasure from a scavenger who travels the world and plunders the depths of the sea. Led by Stanley Tucci and Álvaro Mel, it has no hidden agenda. Rather, its straightforwardness and clear narrative leave viewers with something that doesn’t get stuck trying to reinvent the wheel.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/features/amc-plus-best-new-shows-b2072518.html The best shows on AMC+, from Better Call Saul to Killing Eve

JOE HERNANDEZ

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