It’s commonly said that we are living in the golden age of television, and there are so many shows that back this statement up. There’s a reason why TV is still the most popular screen in the US, even with all the other technology available to use. If you are looking for a new show to binge, here are the best TV shows from 2019 you need to watch.
Television mastermind Damon Lindelof returns with Watchmen. Watchmen has just nine episodes that manage to serve as a sequel and add new elements to the original graphic novel in a great way. Watchmen also features a fantastic ensemble, including Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Jean Smart, Tim Black Nelson, and Don Johnson.
Stranger Things (Netflix)
Stranger Things continues to deliver in its third season and cement itself as one of the best shows of all time. The latest season takes place over the fourth of July and sees a lot of exciting growth with the younger cast while introducing interesting new characters.
Mr. Robot (USA)
Mr. Robot just wrapped up its final season and follows Academy Award winner Rami Malek as the hacker Elliot Alderson. The appeal of Mr. Robot is that it pushes the envelope of what is possible on television with its episodes, ideas, and direction.
Another great series on Netflix is Mindhunter, from renowned filmmaker David Fincher. Mindhunter is just two seasons and takes place in the 70s. The show follows two FBI agents who interview famous serial killers so they can better understand their psychology.
The Boys (Amazon Prime Video)
Superheroes continue to dominate our pop culture, and this show reinforces that. Amazon’s The Boys places superheroes in the real world and portrays them as celebrities who may not be as good as they seem. If you are into violence and absurdity, The Boys is for you.
Primal (Adult Swim)
Genndy Tartakovsky is best known for creating animated shows, including Dexter’s Laboratory and Samurai Jack. The animator has now crafted a stunning animated series called Primal. The first half of the first season is about a caveman and a dinosaur surviving in a savage prehistoric world.
The Mandalorian (Disney Plus)
Disney Plus is a major new addition to the streaming wars and launched with The Mandalorian, the first-ever live-action Star Wars series. The Mandalorian takes television to the next level with its over $100 million budget and expansion of the Star Wars universe in a new serialized format. The Mandalorian is Star Wars in a new light with a western spin and new, hit characters, such as baby Yoda.
Black Mirror (Netflix)
Black Mirror tells unsettling stories about the dangers of technology in our society. The great thing about Black Mirror is that it contains standalone episodes, so you can watch the episodes in any order. The latest season also deserves a spot as one of the best TV shows from 2019 you need to watch.