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The Best TV Series Of 2020

With a severe lack of movies in 2020, people were able to take solace in the fact that TV shows were still being released on both TV and through streaming services. Thankfully, there was a great deal to watch while we all quarantined even though there was a lot of mediocrity to sift through. Below I have listed my 10 personal favorite shows of 2020 along with some notables. Let the list begin!

1. The Mandalorian- As much as I treasured the debut season, season two has been better in every way imaginable. Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni expanded upon stories and characters we already know from this series while integrating characters from other facets of the Star Wars universe. On top of that, the 2 are delivering things fans could only dream about for years if not decades in the case of certain events. 

2. Schitt’s Creek- Could the series have gone on longer? For sure, but I’m happy to see the comedy go out on its own terms (and on top).

3. I Am Not Okay With This- It’s unfortunate this Netflix show only lasted a single season as there was so much to explore character and plot wise. With that said, viewers can still enjoy this compelling sci-fi show that plays like a cross between John Hughes movies, “X-Men,” and “Carrie.”

4. The Queen’s Gambit- You don’t have to like or even understand Chess to be absorbed by this Netflix drama series about a fictional child prodigy.

5. Dave- This FX series turned out to be much, much more than a comedy about a white rapper as it delved into storylines about art, relationships, cultures, the internet, dreams, and more.

6. Devs- Alex Garland returned to the sci-fi genre with this unpredictable miniseries. The less you know going in the more engaging this thought provoking series is.

7. Star Trek: Discovery- DISCO (as it is known) has been a divisive series since its launch, but I’m fascinated at how this Trek series continues to evolve. With its third season, the show has reinvented itself again as a provoking and inclusive series about change, hope, rebuilding, and connections.

8. Fargo- After a lengthy hiatus, “Fargo” returned with an engrossing fourth season about crime, death, race, family, and change (or lack thereof)

9. Stargirl- Perhaps the year’s biggest surprise was this new DC Comics series that works as a coming-of-age teen drama-comedy and a fresh superhero tale about family bloodlines and legacy.

10. Homeland- The Showtime series certainly had its ups and downs, but it ended on a high note.

Notables (in no order): “Doctor Who,” “The Outsider,” “Marvel 616,” “Schooled,” “Dare Me,” “Little America,” “Star Trek: Picard,” “Inside No. 9,” “The Chef Show,” “Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens,” “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “The Flash,” “Better Call Saul,” “What We Do In The Shadows,” “Disney Gallery,” “Prop Culture,” “Doom Patrol,” “Brave New World,” “High Score,” “Trinkets,” “Raised by Wolves,” “We Are Who We Are,” and “Primal.”

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