From The Son to Better Call Saul: Five hot AMC dramas to watch this month

Catch up on classics and the best new shows on AMC in August.

Exclusive to BT customers, AMC - BT Channel 332/381 HD - brings some of America’s most acclaimed television dramas and movies straight to your small screen.

In fact, AMC has created some of the most celebrated and popular TV shows of all time, including Mad Men, The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad.

So what are you waiting for? Explore one of these amazing AMC shows this August:

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1. Better Call Saul


For any Breaking Bad fan, it's hard to forget the hilariously slimy lawyer Saul Goodman, who helped Walter get out of various potentially tricky legal situations. Luckily, he’s back with his very own spin off Better Call Saul, which takes a look at his life pre-Breaking Bad era when he was a struggling newbie lawyer simply known as “Jimmy” McGill. As a challenging relationship with his eccentric but highly successful lawyer brother Chuck is explored, various fan favourite Breaking Bad characters make reappearances. Funny, intriguing and visually captivating, Better Call Saul has been hailed by critics for both Bob Odenkirk’s performance and the stellar screenwriting.

Season One of Better Call Saul airs every Tuesday at 9pm.

[Read more: Five reasons to watch Better Call Saul]

2. 10 years of Mad Men


>Slicker than a crisp Savile Row suit and cooler than an eskimo taking on the ice bucket challenge in the Arctic, Mad Men had seven series of unbeatable drama.

Jon Hamm, January Jones, John Slattery and Christina Hendricks were among the cast who turned this show about an ad agency in 1960s New York into a global phenomenon and in the process moved the goal posts on the quality we expect from our TV shows.
It celebrated its 10-year anniversary in July and AMC is currently reshowing classic episodes from the very start.

Mad Men season 1-5 is showing from the start on weekdays at 8pm.

[Read more: 10 unforgettable Mad Men moments]

3. Head to Texas with The Son

The Son

Incredible cast? Check. Powerhouse performances? Check. Epic drama? Check.

AMC’s new family saga The Son was a critical hit when it launched earlier this year – exclusive to BT customers.

Adapted from Philipp Meyer’s critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller, The Son follows the story of the McCullough family in Texas over 150 years.

Brimming with the political tensions of the region and clashing families, The Son is a hard-edged Western that is hotter than a juicy Texan steak.

Catch up with The Son on Wednesdays at 9pm from August 16th.

[Read more: 5 reasons you will love AMC's The Son]

4. Into the Badlands

Into The Badlands

Created by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar and starring Daniel Wu, Marton Csokas, Emily Beacham and Orla Brady, Into the Badlands has won critical acclaim in the US.

Set in a devastated future world controlled by powerful feudal barons, AMC’s six-part drama tells the story of a great warrior and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.

Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and The Boston Globe were among the US publications to praise the “action packed show” for its “admirable force” and “phenomenal choreography”.

Into the Badlands series 1 is showing on Mondays at 9pm.

5. Order some drama with Feed the Beast

Feed The Beast

Featuring an A-list cast and a delicious mix of dark comedy, mobster drama and mouth-watering food, this US series is a tasty proposition.

One of the most mesmerising elements of Feed the Beast is the choreography and dazzling cooking sequences, which will have you salivating and reaching for a nice bottle of red.

Meanwhile, David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess are electric as the two leading men, under pressure in the kitchen and fighting the odds in the Bronx.

Feed the Beast is showing every Sunday at 9pm on AMC.

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