Where TV’s concerned, this year, March comes in like a lion and goes out like a Siberian tiger. We open with the Ryan Murphy spectacle Feud: Bette and Joan, and close with a newly announced docu-series based on Mark Harris’s nonfiction book Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War. In between, there are new and returning comedies, dramas, event series, and standup specials galore. All that plus new episodes of Empire; comedian Jerrod Carmichael‘s second HBO special; Fox’s new time-travel comedy Making History; and many more. It’s a daunting list for even the most seasoned TV-watcher; as you forge ahead into the fog of March TV, Flavorwire salutes you.
3/5: Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)
Feud is the latest anthology series from Ryan Murphy, he of Glee, American Horror Story, and most recently, American Crime Story, which took on the O.J. Simpson murder trial in its celebrated first season last year. Feud will explore a different, well, feud each season, and it devotes its debut installment to the hostile relationship between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford during the making of their 1962 blockbuster thriller, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange are terrific as Davis and Crawford, respectively, and the production design is to die for. Pro tip: Watch Baby Jane before digging into the series.