My 2020 Top Five Favourite TV Shows
🔝5️⃣ Plenty of time in 2020 to watch the box you’d think, although I have to say for very long periods I struggled so much separating work from home that I would settle for something mindless over immersing myself into a proper series.
Still, I did find picking My 2020 Top Five Favourite Shows tough, as there were probably ten worthy. Nevertheless here are my five picks with a couple of honourable mentions:
1️⃣ The Queen’s Gambit
What a bewitching and handsome miniseries this was. Anya Taylor-Joy was a delight as an oprhaned chess prodigy. Set in the 50’s and 60’s this is a rags to riches story with chess the rare centrepiece.
2️⃣ Ozarks 3
Series number three may have been the best yet of Ozarks. There’s some brilliant acting especially by Laura Linney and I binged my way through this edge of the seat last season never wanting it to end.
3️⃣ The Last Dance
I’m not really a sports documentary person, but the story of Michael Jordan’s time as the king of Chicago (I’ve lived there I know all about MJ’s transcendent reputation) puts to shame any sports doc that came before it. Searing honesty captivatingly told. Jordan is the most single-minded winner of all time.
4️⃣ Big Little Lies 1 & 2
A dark comedy set in a California seaside town. These two series gripping, addictive and bitingly funny. Great peformances to from Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley and Laura Dern.
5️⃣ Deadwater Fell
Investigations into a deadly Scottish house fire produce a sinister and fascinating mystery. David Tennant plays a very dark character. A whodunnit with artsy filmography adding to the drama.
Honourable mentions: The Spy; Unorthodox; Better Call Saul 5.
CA, I agree on a number of your choices. You might want to try “Catastrophe,” which is excellent, more or less in the genre of “Flea Bag.”
Thanks Bob. I will check that one out.
You clearly didn’t watch, ‘My Octopus Teacher?’
🐙 I did not Martin….
It’s on Netflix and well worth a watch. I believe you have a dog, so I’m assuming you have some affection for animals, even perhaps the less cuddly ones. Though this one may surprise you.
I’ve looked it up and will give it a watch. Thanks Martin.