Year-end TV round up and what to watch for in 2018

Check out the most popular shows of 2017 and what's up next for 2018

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Still from The Handmaid's Tale

Still from The Handmaid's Tale

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India Special Lineup (January 26, 2018):  Sony BBC Earth is set to celebrate the spirit of Indianess with three special shows premiering on Republic Day

Joanna Lumley’s India: Joanna Lumley, recipient of the prestigious Bafta Fellowship, takes an evocative journey around the country of her birth. During her exploration she meets unique characters, and learns how independence has made India such a vibrant nation.

The Ganges with Sue Perkins: Comedian and presenter Sue Perkins traces the course of the Ganges, from source to sea, to tell the story of modern India at a crucial point in its history. Beginning her journey high in the Himalayas at the river’s holy source, Sue travels through the agricultural and industrial heartlands of the Gangetic Plain, visits the holy city of Varanasi and travels on to the river’s vast delta on the Bay of Bengal.

World’s Busiest Cities: Discover the secret systems that keep the world’s most crowded, complicated and chaotic cities on the move. From transport and engineering to food and trade, World’s Busiest Cities highlights the logistical and social challenges faced by our most iconic megacities. The show discovers how the capital of India, Delhi, feeds itself, visting Asia’s largest fruit and vegetable market and how the city has grown from its origins at the heart of the great Mughal empire.


Blue Planet II: Blue Planet II takes you on a  breath taking journey into one of the greatest, yet least known parts of our planet – the Oceans. The series shares some astonishing new discoveries  coupled with Inspiring awe and wonder- it reveals surprising new places, charismatic new characters and extraordinary new behaviours.

Fishing Impossible: Three fishing fanatics- Jay, Charlie and the Blowfish embark on an exciting journey, packed with adrenaline-fuelled fishing antics  and plenty of friendly rivalry. This trio’s crazy fish-luring inventions have to be seen to be believed as they fish in the shadow of the Himalayas, search for monsters in the freezing Icelandic Atlantic and brave the crocodile-infested rivers of Zambia.

The most popular shows of 2017: Snow Chick, David Beckham: For the Love of the Game, Hidden India, Fishing Impossible, Trust Me I’m a Doctor and Planet Earth II.



Handmaid’s Tale: An American television series created by Bruce Miller based on the 1985 novel of the same name by Canadian writer Margaret Atwood. With an IMDb rating of 8.6 Handmaid’s tale is set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. The series received critical acclaim and won eight Primetime Emmy Awards from thirteen nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series                

Vikings (Season 5): With the death of King Ragnar, his sons are at war against each othetr. Ivar claims the title of King over the kingdom of Kattegat supported by his brother Hvitserk. While Ubbe and Lagertha are fighting against Ivar and his alliances claim on Kattegat. On the other hand Bjorn is following his destiny and exploring northern Africa.

The Brave: From the Executive producer of the show Homeland ‘The Brave’ revolves around DIA deputy director Patricia Cambell and her team who put their lives at risk and embark on challenging missions behind enemy lines.

Doubt: Starring Katherine Heigl the show talks about a successful defence lawyer at a boutique firm who becomes romantically involved with a client who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime.

Most popular show of 2017: Sherlock (Season 4)


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Line up for 2018

Ouija: Origin Of Evil: A widow and her two daughters use an Ouija board to help people move on with life. They interact with a spirit but are unaware of the fact that it has possessed Doris, the youngest daughter.

Fifty Shades Darker: When a wounded Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) tries to entice a cautious Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian's past start to circle them, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together

The Fate Of The Furious: With Dom and Letty married, Brian and Mia retired and the rest of the crew exonerated, the globe-trotting team has found some semblance of a normal life. They soon face an unexpected challenge when a mysterious woman named Cipher forces Dom to betray them all. Now, they must unite to bring home the man who made them a family and stop Cipher from unleashing chaos.

Despicable Me 3: The mischievous Minions hope that Gru will return to a life of crime after the new boss of the Anti-Villain League fires him. Instead, Gru decides to remain retired and travel to Freedonia to meet his long-lost twin brother for the first time. The reunited siblings soon find themselves in an uneasy alliance to take down the elusive Balthazar Bratt, a former 1980s child star who seeks revenge against the world.

American Made: Barry Seal, a TWA pilot, is recruited by the CIA to provide reconnaissance on the burgeoning communist threat in Central America and soon finds himself in charge of one of the biggest covert CIA operations in the history of the United States. The operation spawns the birth of the Medellin cartel and almost brings down the Reagan White House.

Pitch Perfect 3: After the highs of winning the world championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren't job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.



When the Bough Breaks: A surrogate mom for a couple becomes dangerously obsessed with the soon-to-be father

All We Had: Set during the worldwide financial crisis in 2008, a single mother and her teenage daughter find a new home and hope for a better future when they move to a small Midwestern town

Nocturnal Animals: A wealthy art gallery owner receives a draft of her ex-husband's new novel, and once she starts reading it she just cannot put it down

Sing: In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists' find that their lives will never be the same.