This month I’ve been joining Kim and Tanya of Girlxoxo.com for their annual event A Month of Faves, at least for a few topics and throwing in a few of my own. At the beginning of the month, I posted “My End of Year Bookish Plans.” Two weeks ago, I posted “These are a few of my favorite moments in 2020“, “These are a few of my favorite things (at home) in 2020,” and “These are a few of my favorite (Christmas) things.” Last week, I posted my favorite fiction books read this year and then my favorite nonfiction books read this year. In between those two posts, I threw in my own topic “The Series That Didn’t Stick For Me In 2020,” with series either I read the first one or abandoned in the middle of the first or sometimes second one. Now I finish up with my top 5 TV shows from this year.
This year, five shows stuck out for me, either ones we returned to again and again or ones that were “one-offs” and just fit the mood at the time. My first pick at No. 5 was one of those…
5. Teenage Bounty Hunters, Season 1
Sadly the show has been canceled by Netflix but the first season is worth a watch.
4. Staged, Season 1
This is one of the few shows shot during, and peripherally, about the pandemic that actually was good. And a second season is coming out next week. It also had great cameos as evidenced below (just be warned, it is uncensored).
3. The Last Dance
As a huge Chicago Bulls fan, I looked forwarded to this ESPN documentary when it came out on Netflix and it didn’t disappoint. It also didn’t shy away from a less than flattering portrayal of Michael Jordan, which made it all the more real. Yes, there were some glaring omissions, but all in all, it was worth the watch. I even got my wife, who isn’t into “sportsin'” as she calls it, to watch a few episodes.
2. Schitt’s Creek, Season 6
I won’t lie. I was a latecomer to this show, but once my wife showed me the last episode of the second season, I was all in.
1. What We Do in the Shadows, Season 2
My wife and I both loved the movie, but a TV show based on the movie? YES! That is the answer, especially after this second season, which has seen the vampires, shall I say it? yes, I shall, soar to new heights. Watch the movie and stick with the series.
So what are your favorite shows from this year or ones that you discovered this year? Please share in the comments.
8 thoughts on “My Top 5 TV Shows of 2020”
I have not watched any of Schitt’s Creek but my sister recoemmneds it too and it IS in the Netflix queue. (One day…) And What We Do in the Shadows is on my list too – I love how it’s expanded from the movie.
I still haven’t tried Schitt’s Creek.
I don’t watch a lot of TV but I did start Schitts Creek and have been slowly making my way through it. I really enjoy it.
I tend to run about ten years behind with tv. I guess I will be watching these in 2030.
Of your favorites, I’ve only watched Schitt’s Creek, but I loved it. I just read an article that says the town where it was filmed is being overrun by tourists taking photos of all the buildings, etc.
I saw that too. It’s good enough for me to see it on the telly. 🙂
I love Schitt’s Creek. I can’t wait until I get to watch the last season.
It’s very good, especially the last one, in which…. Jk.
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