Thursday, December 19, 2019

Favorite TV of the Year-2019

I am probably mostly doing this for myself so I will have a record but anyway...Another observation, I am probably forgetting things I saw earlier in the year. Streaming really affects my memory adversely.


1. Succession (HBO)
2. The Crown (Netflix)
3. Unbelievable (Netflix)
4. Russian Doll (Netflix)
5. Fleabag (Amazon)
6. Better Things (FX)
7. Mindhunter (Netflix)
8. Schitt's Creek (Pop Sugar/Netflix)
9. Bodyguard (Netflix)
10Catastrophe (Amazon)


George said...

I am way behind on TV watching. I have some of these DVRed. Hopefully over the Holidays, I can get caught up. Nice list!

Jeff Meyerson said...

I'd put UNBELIEVABLE (and the British UNFORGOTTEN) on the list, along with RUSSIAN DOLL and CATASTROPHE and probably BODYGUARD. We just couldn't get into FLEABAG, though everyone else seems to love it, and I found the Atlanta stuff less interesting than the previous season on MINDHUNTER. I didn't try most of the others. Add WATCHMEN and the scary British YEARS AND YEARS and the fun WHAT WE DO IN THE DARK (a George Kelley recommendation). We've watched the first two episodes of CHERNOBYL and that might make it. Then there are the foreign language shows we watched this year, like SHTISEL (Israeli), that might not have been made this year.

Jeff Meyerson said...


Steve Oerkfitz said...

I'm sure I have forgotten a few I've watched early in the year.
Watchmen-my favorite series of the year
Game of Thrones
Lodge 49
Sneaky Pete
The Bodyguard
City On a Hill
The Simpsons

Both Goliath and The Man in the High Castle I liked but not as well as previous seasons.

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Forgot two because they I was thinking only of fiction series.
Bill Maher
Last Week with John Oliver

Steve Oerkfitz said...

And I forgot Peaky Blinders.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Just started CHENOBYL. Some of these I haven't heard of. I don't get SHowtime.

Jeff Meyerson said...

John Oliver is my favorite show. I loved that the climate change denying coal company President who sued Oliver for putting him on the show just had his company go bankrupt after paying himself $14 million a year and spending another $1 on climate change denying organizations. Can't wait to see how he covers this when he returns next year.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Can't watch anything political. I feel too hopeless to sse any humor in it. That that man can outsmart all of the brilliant minds we have.

Todd Mason said...

I'm not sure it's the case that he's outsmarting anyone (except presumably his more cultish admirers), or it's at all reassuring that he's more a useful tool for the massed Armies of the Night, to borrow that phrase.

And that too much of his opposition shares too much of his agenda.