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'I watch TV for work. These are the 9 shows everyone will be watching in March.'

Hey all you cool cats and kittens! (Bear with me - this two-year-old reference is about to become relevant again.)

I have to admit, I am actually a little overwhelmed by how much great television there has been this year. Often, there are lulls in great TV series and moments throughout the year, but the first couple of months of 2022 have offered us banger after banger.

March is set to be no different, so I highly recommend carving out some designated couch time. You're going to need it.

Here are the most anticipated shows of the month - from the quick one-day binges to trashy Aussie reality to the stories set to satisfy our current obsession with con artists.

Grab your snacks, and settle in.

Joe vs Carole - Stan.

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Remember, approximately two years and 140 variants ago, when we were in the pandemic's Tiger King era? Well, we've come full circle.

Yes - the pandemic has been going on so long that we're at the point where I can reference this BRAND NEW series as a THROWBACK to another period of this whole madness. Cool, cool, cool.

I'm sure I don't need to explain who Joe nor Carole are in this aptly titled series. Filmed in Queensland, starring John Cameron Mitchell as Joe and Kate McKinnon as Carole, Joe vs Carole is a scripted adaptation of the 2020 podcast Joe Exotic: Tiger King.

It is centred around big-cat enthusiast Carole Baskin who sets out to shut down the 'big cats for profit' zoo of Joe Exotic, inciting a quickly escalating rivalry. But Carole has a checkered past of her own, which Joe is determined to expose.

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All episodes of Joe vs Carole premiere on Stan on March 4.

The Girl from Plainville - Stan.

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You may recall the true story of Michelle Carter, the unprecedented "texting-suicide" case involving Carter and her boyfriend, Conrad Roy.

Based on the Esquire article of the same name, The Girl from Plainville explores Carter and Roy's relationship, the events that led to his death, and her conviction of involuntary manslaughter.

Along the way, the series - starring Elle Fanning, Chloë Sevigny and Colton Ryan - examines the impact of technology and social media and how it ties into the mental health of young people.

The Girl from Plainville premieres on Stan on March 30, with new episodes dropping weekly on Wednesdays.

The Dropout - Disney+.

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Money. Romance. Tragedy. Deception... The Dropout is TV gold.

Telling the true story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos, Amanda Seyfried plays the disgraced billionaire.

If you're unfamiliar with the true story: the short story is that Holmes created a company based on a blood-testing device that didn't work like she said it did, and in the process, she ripped off millions of dollars from hundreds of investors, including some of the wealthiest people in the world.

But the story is made even more interesting by additional details, like the fact that she kept a relationship with her Chief Operation Officer secret for years and trained herself to lower her voice into a deep baritone.

The Dropout is a limited series based on the podcast of the same name, which will explore the wild, pervy con. It's sure to be the show everyone is talking about.

The first three episodes of The Dropout premieres March 3 on Disney+, with new episodes dropping weekly.

Pieces of Her - Netflix.

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A great month of television is not complete without a dirty little thriller. This month, we have Pieces of Her.

This eight-part series stars Bella Heathcote as Andy, who is saved by her mother (Toni Collette) when a trip out turns violent. Her mother's actions are so at odds with the woman Andy thought she knew, so she sets out to uncover her mother's past.

Fast-paced, and full of twists, Pieces of Her is extremely bingeable. You've been warned.

Pieces of Her drops on Netflix on March 4.

Byron Baes - Netflix.

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... Can you believe this is actually happening?

Byron Baes, the Netflix original following a flock of influencers in good ol' Byron Bay, finally premieres this month. 

Billed as a 'docu-soap', the series will bring us the best (and probably the worst) of Aussie influencers living, surfing and doing something called 'sound-healing'.

Will 100 per cent be hate watching.

Byron Baes premieres on Netflix on March 9.

Bridgerton season 2 - Netflix. 

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Ah, Bridgerton. Everyone's favourite horny period drama.

The long-awaited second season of Shonda Rhimes' adaptation arrives this month, and even though the Duke of Hastings will not be joining us, we are pumped.

While the first season was all about the love affair of Bridgerton daughter Daphne, season two follows her protective older brother Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) and his new love interest, Kate Sharma (Sex Education's Simone Ashley).

Watch the Bridgerton season 2 teaser trailer below. Post continues after video.


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If it follows the Bridgerton formula, we are in for lots of whispers, gossip, iconic feminist moments courtesy of Eloise and... sex. Of course.

Bridgerton season 2 premieres on Netflix on March 25.

How I Met Your Father - Disney+.

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It's the near future, and Sophie (Hilary Duff) is telling her son the story of how she met his father. Sound familiar?

Yep - the How I Met Your Mother spin-off is finally here for viewers in Australia. Sophie's tale brings us to the year 2021, where her and her close-knit group of pals are making mistakes, falling in love, and everything else that comes with figuring out who they are.

The cast of this show is 2000s nostalgia personified. Among them: Duff, obviously, plus Veronica Mars' Christopher Lowell, Bring It On: All or Nothing's Francia Raisa, The Amanda Show and Drake & Josh star Josh Peck and uh, KIM CATTRALL. No biggie.

How I Met Your Father premieres on Disney+ on March 9.

WeCrashed - Apple TV+.

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The rise, and very embarrassing fall of office rental company WeWork, is an infamous cautionary tale in Silicon Valley, rivalling the story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos.

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Strangely enough, both arrive on the small screen this month.

WeCrashed is based on podcast WeCrashed: The Rise and Fall of WeWork, and follows the WeWork story, from its time as one of the world's most valuable startups to its disastrous journey to the stock market. And it stars Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway as the chaotic, narcissistic couple who made it all happen.

The first three episodes of WeCrashed premiere on Apple TV+ on March 18, with new episodes weekly on Fridays after that.

Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls - Amazon Prime Video.

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Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls is a reality series following Lizzo's hunt for dancers - who she dubs the Big Grrrls - to join her world tour.

Ten hopefuls move into a house together and go through a series of challenges to prove they have what it takes - but it's not as cut throat as you have come to expect from competition reality shows. 

Lizzo promises hilarity, representation and honestly, a bit of wholesome goodness. Ideal.

Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls premieres on Amazon Prime Video on March 25.

Chelsea McLaughlin is Mamamia's Senior Entertainment Writer. For more pop culture takes, sarcasm and... cat content, you can follow her on Instagram

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