Best of 2020: TV Series

Where would we all be without our beloved TV shows, especially after everything 2020 has thrown at us.

However, there are so many TV series available to watch. To make it easier for you to choose your next binge worthy show, here are our picks for the ten best TV series of 2020…

The Crown – Season 4

This historical drama follows the lives of the royal family, as creator Peter Morgan creates his version of well-known events. The more recent season four has been additionally popular with the introduction of Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher and Emma Corrin as Princess Diana. Viewers can watch the relationship of Charles and Diana develop – alongside historic events – such as the Falklands War and Michael Fagans break into Buckingham Palace.

Sex Education – Season 2

Season two of Sex Education was released all the way back in January 2020, with season three just around the corner. During the second season we watched the characters deal with a variety of issues, including relationships and topical issues.

Friday Night Dinner – Season 6

Despite the death of the beloved Wilson in season five, earlier this year saw the final and sixth season of Friday Night Dinner released. The sitcom finally came to an end after all sorts of mishaps and problems within the eccentric family. The show ended on a positive note, with both Adam and Jonny finding out they were to become fathers.

Tiger King – Season 1

The release of Tiger King is what got most of us through the first lockdown, with Joe Exotic and Carol Baskin blessing out TV screens with their unusual antics and pets. This true crime documentary season was anything but ordinary. Whilst the documentary uncovered most of the murder, madness and mayhem, all we want to know is what really happened to Carols husband?

Hunters – Season 1

Amazon released the controversial series earlier this year, and in August they confirmed a second season. The show follows the lives of a group of Nazi hunters living in New York during the 1970s and pairs their day to day challenges with flashbacks of their time as prisoners in Auschwitz. However not everything is as it seems, as the team faces one challenge after another.

Upload – Season 1

We have all wondered what happens when we die, but in Amazons original series, nobody needs to worry about that as when you die you can simply upload yourself into a virtual afterlife. However, after Nathans unusual death and missing memory files, he finds himself searching for the truth. Did he really die in a freak accident, or was he murdered?

Schitts Creek – Season 6

After 80 fantastic episodes, season six finally brought the Schitts story to an end – with a happy ending. Moira’s movie is released, she hires Alexis as an assistant, and Johnny is working on expanding the Rosebud motel into a real-estate empire. Meanwhile David marries Patrick and has a fabulous wedding, despite Alexis showing up in a bridal dress.

The Queens Gambit – Season 1

This Netflix original is based on the book of the same name and follows the life of Beth. Despite being an orphan, Beth is also a chess prodigy and follows her mission to become the greatest chess player during the 1960s. However, becoming the greatest can be challenging, especially when Beth becomes addicted to drugs.

Emily in Paris – Season 1

After being stuck at home all year, it was nice to experience a bit of life in Paris from our sofas, when Emily moves there from Chicago. It’s her job to bring an American point of view to a French marketing firm, and juggle the culture change alongside new friendships and romances.

I May Destroy You – Season 1

This British comedy-drama is set in London following the life of Arabella, a young woman who wants to rebuild her life after she was raped. After a successful and insightful first season, the 12 episodes will stand alone as a second season is not expected.

So 2020 is coming to an end, but TV is not! If you have not yet seen any of these series of the year, make it apart of your watching list as we go into 2021, whatever it throws at us…

By Laycie Beck

Feature image: Digital TV Europe

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