The Best TV Shows of 2024 (So Far)

From parasitic alien hive minds to an impending Viltrumite invasion to discovering his father’s secret alien love child, Mark isn’t having it easy this season. And on top of that, he tries to go to college and maintain his relationship with Amber (Zazie Beetz). This season may not end with as jaw-dropping a reveal as the last, but the storytelling, acting and the art of it Invincible remains top. – BA

John Carpenter, John Mulaney at John Mulaney Presents: Everybody's in LA for the Netflix is ​​a Joke Festival at The Sunset Gower Studios on May 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, CA.  Cr.  Adam Rose/Netflix © 2024

John Mulaney presents: Everyone’s in LA

Available on: Netflix (US & UK)

For all his brilliant joke writing and quick thinking on improvisational skills, comedian John Mulaney’s best weapon has always been his taste. Despite being just a hair over 41 years old, the former SNL writer has a deep appreciation for the classics. Like Lenny Bruce, he wears suits for his stand-up specials. Like almost every comic from the ’80s and ’90s, his first attempt at a scripted TV series was a multi-camera sitcom with a laugh track. Now, with this year’s John Mulaney hosts Everybody’s in LAhe can finally live out his Johnny Carson Show tonight to dream.

Everyone’s in LA was short-lived, but burned brightly. The premise for the show was that, if every major comedian was in Los Angeles for Netflix’s comedy festival Netflix is ​​a Joke, there should be a Netflix-hosted, LA-based talk show that they could all drop by. The simplicity of Everyone’s in LAThe game’s design belies how well-written and funny this whole thing was, even over its scant six episodes. Mulaney mixed his usual smart comedy with chaotic celebrity interviews, Los Angeles history lessons and a Richard Kind side trick to get giggles throughout. – AB

Enter Austin Butler "Masters of the air," now streaming on Apple TV+.

Masters of the air

Available on: Apple TV+ (US & UK)

Apple TV+’s epic World War II series Masters of the air was a risky business. This nine-episode effort came with a hefty price tag and an even greater legacy to live up to as a spiritual companion Band of brothers And The Pacific ocean – both World War II miniseries from producers Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. When you add that production had to endure COVID lockdowns, Masters of the air had every right to be a dud. But it wasn’t a dud. It was exciting television and a worthy sequel to its ancestors.