TV was a constant companion in 2020. With the closure of most cultural institutions, the small screen still managed to provide us with a deluge of new things to enjoy and talk about – more than one person could ever see. In fact, many times this year, I found it difficult to see anything – or at least, anything new.
My habits were often fickle, and I used to show new and old shows; I started many and completed my journey to get lost something. And so even in this extraordinary year, the common caveats apply. I’m a person but i can’t see All Television. Here, in no particular order, are the shows that stayed with me until I closed the set.
While the show premiered in 2019, the rest Challenge me10 episodes aired in 2020, and each of them was one of the best plays of the year. Based on Megan Abbott’s novel of the same name, Challenge me After a friendship between high school cheerleaders Beth and Eddie – what else happened when their ambitious new coach Colette French became a little too involved in their lives. A high school noir thriller with tremendous pacing and performance, Challenge me Brave was a bold television that, when canceled, works incredibly well as a standalone season of TV.
How to with john wilson
Weirdest show of 2020, how Part documentary, part video essay and part cringe comedy. each of How to with john wilsonThe six episodes begin with a simple question – how to split the check, for example – and then move on No Answer it in the most incredible ways.
how There is also an instruction manual for loving the city in which you live: Embraces the inherent stranger of being in close proximity with so many people and responds to this awkwardness with affection. Any other show I’ve ever seen is concerned with the meaning of scaffolding, or with a person who suffers from the health benefits of foreboding. watching How to with john wilson You will care more about the weirdos in your life.
The good lord bird
The collective understanding of the history of Americans is straightforward and dishonest and is needed. Fortunately, meanwhile, there is The good lord bird, A show based on the James McBride novel of the same name. The show presents itself as a true account of abolitionist John Brown’s final days, as seen through the eyes of a young man that he “saves” and constantly makes mistakes for a girl. It is a funny and blunt look at the dirty work of the revolution, a story that is interested in tearing down the myth that progress is seen as a clean and noble discovery in its time.
if Friday night lights Was a comedy, it would probably be liked Ted lasso. The sleeper-hit series exposed the name’s character – known mostly by commercials – and created a fish-out-of-water comedy around him. The premise: Ted Lasso, a heavy-handed American football coach, is accidentally hired to lead a troubled football team in England. It’s a ridiculous idea and everyone knows it – but what no one knows is that Lasso is being set up by a cynical team owner to take the fall.
Under this tension, Ted lasso Sings: This is a show about which it works tirelessly that one should be a good, positive person in a hostile environment. It is about taking yourself again and again in the hope that your trust in others becomes contagious.
Myth Quest: Raven’s Supper
The first good show about video games is here, and, unsurprisingly, it’s also a lot of fun for people who don’t know the first thing about them. A horror workplace comedy about the creators’ pleasures (some) and the toxicity of game development (plenty) It’s always sunny in philadelphia, Myth finding Following a popular online game follows the staff in a studio. The show succeeds because it refuses to punch: Myth finding Makes no bones about the fact that this is a show about a sexist industry that attempts to placate online trolls and Nazis, and with that clarity comes some very good comedy.
Superheroes are blunt instruments, primary-color metaphors for very simple ideas. This is not a drag. I think it makes them good, a vehicle for stories that translate into decades and media. The boys There is a show about people playing those devices, now they have become very valuable corporate IPs, which a handful of people control. Juvenile, on-the-nose, and incredibly bingable, The boys In its second season it grew and it turned its eyes towards Fandom, and what do you do like a rock star when you are happy for a country.
I may hear you
Arabella is on a deadline. She is a viral success story, a blogger working with a successful debut book. Because in the meantime, Arabella is also drunkenly struggling to rebuild her life and she is raped at night. I may hear you Arabella was seen in these twin attempts; The result is a work of introspection television about a person who is interested in the exploitation of trauma, who works in the world and how the stories we tell ourselves to survive can break us down .
I may hear you Equally messy and complex is a convoluted, complex story about people. This is one of the best things you can see this year.
Some shows are concerned with portraying complex conflicts of religious belief; There is little interest in exploring these stories in non-Christian contexts. Ramy It makes a difference. In its second season, comedian Rami Yusuf’s Hulu comedy becomes a show about a young man who is evil by being Muslim but wants to be strict about it. Remy vows to make himself a new sheikh, only to learn the depth of all his consuming interests. This slowly turns him away from everyone he cares about, despite his faith. In Ramy, Faith asks you to consider your own failures, and asks: what next?
better call Saul
Whoever saw Breaking bed Know that, in five seasons, Saul Goodman is going to do something incredibly terrible. better call SaulThe 2020 episode brought us closer to heartbreak, meaning that the hawker Jimmy McGill completely changed his Saul Goodman’s ego and played dangerous games with Kim Wexler, one of those who still Cares for him Catch Now – Because It’s Much Less Popular Than Its Predecessor Breaking bed, better call Saul Has become a better show.
Second season of Doom patrol More annoying aspects of its first season – namely, an annoying, omniscient villain Too Narrated – and doubled down on the work done: stories about broken people going through it. In Doom patrol, Accepting who you are is dangerous, sinister work, especially when you can be a powerful cyber, host a deadly cosmic person, or a system of alternative personalities who possess every destructive power. Irreversible, weird and affectionate, Doom patrol The newest is the DC Comics adaptation you can watch now.
Was Michael Jordan a Goat? We could argue all day. Was that really PopularThe Without question. last Dance Michael is less than man about Jordan, because it is a Michael Jordan incident. Following the never-before-seen footage against In-Depth, which was seen after Jordan’s final year with Chicago, the superstar’s career has been seen in 10 episodes, including former teammates, rivals and himself They have interviews with Airness. Filmed with Jordan’s involvement, it’s less reasoning about the man and more documented in how he sees his time as the biggest name in basketball – which, like the best documentary subjects, is a bit more revealing than He can think.
What do we do in the shade
What do we do in the shade In its second season it became legendary by leaning on the things that made it different from the film it was based on. Namely, Colin Robinson, an “energy vampire” who looks like a normal friend – only he feeds the grieving victims: Extremely The sluggish conversation she holds. And then, Guillermo de la Cruz, an acquaintance who wants to become a vampire but is Too Learned that he is a vampire hunter.
These are two What do we do in the shade The secret weapon, the comedic haymakers deployed when the vampires living together in Staten Island, already have a good working ground, need a little shaking. Which, honestly, doesn’t really need to happen. That What do we do in the shade This is anyway why it is one of the best comedy on TV.