Binge worthy: A television series holiday gift guide
SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) - While history has yet to be written, there's a good chance that this era of television series, mini-series and feature-length events will be viewed as a golden era of creativity and genre busting.
Here's a look at some of the notable television releases to recently come out on DVD and Blu-ray.
Adventure Time: The Final Seasons: "Adventure Time" was an animated series that ran for ten seasons on Cartoon Network that follows the misadventures of Finn, a human boy, and his brother Jake, a shape-shifting dog in a post-apocalyptic world. Intended for a child audience, the series became popular with older crowds due to the quality of its world building and its general strangeness.
The Affair: Season Four: "The Affair" is a somewhat experimental series that explores the impact of an affair between Noah (Dominic West), a family man with four children and a seemingly happy marriage, and Alison (Ruth Wilson), a wife struggling with the loss of her four-year-old son. The story is told from multiple perspectives and incorporates flashforward sequences in its most recent seasons.
The Americans: The Complete Final Season: Set against the backdrop of the Cold War, "The Americans" was a spy thriller that centered on two KGB agents (played by Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys) posing as husband and wife in Virginia. The series, which wrapped after six seasons, was universally hailed as one of the best programs on television.
Billions: Season Three: Loosely based on the rivalry between Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Chuck, and Steven Cohen, a billionaire hedge fund manager, "Billions" explores the power dynamic between the government and the ruthlessly wealthy in the shadow of the September 11 attacks. Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis lead a cast that also includes Mike Birbiglia and John Malkovich.
The Good Fight: Season Two: As the first scripted series for the CBS All Access streaming service, "The Good Fight" is a spin-off from "The Good Wife" series finds Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) trying to rebuild her career after a financial scam wipes out her savings. The second season sees a shock wave spread throughout Chicago as a lawyer at a competing firm murdered by a client .
Instinct: Season One: Based on the James Patterson novel, "Instinct" stars Alan Cumming as Dr. Dylan Reinhart, a former CIA operative now working as a university professor who teaches about psychopathic behavior. Reinhart is pulled from his quiet life when the NYPD asks him to help track down a serial killer.
Rick and Morty: Season Three: Adult Swim's animated series "Rick and Morty" is centered on Rick who lives in his daughter Beth's garage where he performs bizarre experiments in the name of science. He might have a drinki