The 6 best new cable/streaming series
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Season 1

Donald Glover stars in "Atlanta."

1. Atlanta (FX) – “Community’s” Donald Glover takes his slice of life to Atlanta as he tries to make it in show business. The world, though, isn’t as user-friendly as he’d like to think. The writing on this one soars.

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Better Things

Pamela Adlon plays a harried mom in "Better Things."

2. Better Things (FX) – Pamela Adlon reveals a bit of her own life as an actress trying to raise children in an unpredictable world. She’s just as irreverent as her pal Louis C.K. and equally as bingeworthy.

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One Mississippi

The ghost of her mother comes to comfort Tig Notaro in "One Mississippi," a traumedy inspired by the comedian's life.

3. One Mississippi (Amazon) Standup comedian Tig Notaro opens a vein as she loosely mimics a year in her life – a year that included cancer, the death of her mother and a breakup. It’s a compelling half-hour that finds laughter in the darkness.

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Westworld

Anthony Hopkins stars in "Westworld."

4. Westworld –(HBO) Imagine a theme park where the Pirates of the Caribbean are as lifelike as the folks in your family. Now imagine they’re fairly nasty – and deadly. It’s a wild ride made even more delicious by the performance of Anthony Hopkins as the man in charge.

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Luke Cage

"Marvel's Luke Cage" stars Mike Colter.

5. Marvel’s Luke Cage (Netflix) Superheroes don’t have to play by network rules when they’re on a streaming service and that’s just what Luke Cage does. Mike Colter is an attractive lead who could change the way this comic book game is played.

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Gilmore Girls season 3 cast

6. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (Netflix) – At last we get to see how Amy Sherman-Palladino wanted to end her series. In four episodes, she shows what should have happened to the mother/daughter act that beguiled generations.

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