Top 77 Television and Streaming Video Series of 2019

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Will have to check out this Shadows thing then ty

― imago, Saturday, February 15, 2020 6:22 AM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Jamie Demitriou’s real and on screen sister Natasia is in What we do in the shadows as well and brilliant in both.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Sunday, 16 February 2020 05:00 (four months ago) link

I did a bit of complaining about avoiding long rollouts and then completely missed the entire rollout of this :)

Delighted that Russian Doll won. One of the greatest TV experiences of my life.

Good taste, bit Victorian but who isn't? (jed_), Sunday, 16 February 2020 14:53 (four months ago) link

Can't quite get my head around the idea there'll be another season. Felt the same way about the OA, and while this season of OA was *so* insane and nonsensical that I didn't feel moved to vote for it in this poll, I was all the same glad it existed and glad I watched it.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 16 February 2020 15:18 (four months ago) link

Genuinely curious to know if the detractors would be more or less put off by The OA based on how the season/series ended.

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Sunday, 16 February 2020 15:24 (four months ago) link

Too Old To Die Young
Schitt's Creek
The Expanse
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

These were not ranked but I think other than the somewhat spotty S2 of TMMM they all achieved what they set out to do pretty perfectly. If forced to pick a favorite it would be difficult, though Schitt’s Creek is probably the one I’d watch again most readily, and its avoidance of turning towards any darkness is pretty welcome. Also I think the most unexpectedly moved I’ve been this year was everything involving Stevie, cf her stage performance and her reaction to David’s “big news”.

omar little, Sunday, 16 February 2020 22:30 (four months ago) link

oops and Watchmen as well (id also say that was occasionally spotty but the heights were very high)

omar little, Sunday, 16 February 2020 22:31 (four months ago) link

Yes, watching both Stevie and David evolve from cynical and low-stakes (although deeply-amusing) partners-in-snark to people pushing through anxiety and fear to discover rich new chapters in their lives has been...hoo boy, emotionally-involving, to be sure.

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Sunday, 16 February 2020 23:07 (four months ago) link


1. Russian Doll
2. Fleabag
3. Catastrophe
4. Chernobyl
5. Euphoria
6. I Think You Should Leave
7. Sex Education
8. Repair Shop
9. When They See Us
10. Queer Eye

Good taste, bit Victorian but who isn't? (jed_), Monday, 17 February 2020 00:36 (four months ago) link

my ballot

I Think You Should Leave
Lodge 49
Russian Doll
Bojack Horseman
The Good Place
What We Do In The Shadows
Tuca & Bertie

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Monday, 17 February 2020 02:06 (four months ago) link

My ballot, roughly in order of preference:

Schitt's Creek
Joe Pera Talks to You
The OA
On Cinema at the Cinema
Russian Doll
Doom Patrol
Mr. Robot
True Detective

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Monday, 17 February 2020 03:42 (four months ago) link

My ballot:

1. Perpetual Grace, Ltd.
2. BoJack Horseman
3. Yorkshire Walks
4. On Cinema at the Cinema
5. Fleabag
6. Chernobyl
7. Gentleman Jack
8. Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
9. This Time With Alan Partridge
10. Years & Years

Thanks so much to the poll-runners, and Moka for the friggin great images! I'm going to have to check out Russian Doll now.

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 17 February 2020 08:10 (four months ago) link

My Ballot:

Money Heist
Russian Doll
What We Do in the Shadows
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
BoJack Horseman
Tuca and Bertie
Black Spot
Stranger Things
Great British Baking Show

I'm astonished that there were no other votes for my #1, Money Heist. Maybe if it didn't have that stupid title, the original much better title is La Casa de Papel (The House of Paper), as the heist is set in the Royal Mint, where they take the workers hostage in order to print money. Not a grim & gritty gangland heist thing, it's a little bit more of a caper, and we're obviously meant to be on the side of the robbers although they do plenty of questionable things to make it quite morally ambiguous; the performances are great with plenty of strong female roles. So y'know, if you've seen everything else here, check it out.

Thanks to forks & moka!

Paperbag raita (ledge), Monday, 17 February 2020 08:49 (four months ago) link

Joe Pera Talks with You
Desus & Mero
Last Week Tonight
What We Do in the Shadows
The Mandalorian
Documentary Now!
Broad City
Good Place

everything I voted for placed so I guess I’m a very simple man. Thanks so much to forks and moka, most enjoyable and joyful poll in recent memory!

Clay, Monday, 17 February 2020 08:51 (four months ago) link

xp Really enjoyed the first season of Money Heist but then they started to drag it out too much in S2 and gave up half way through S3 as it was just too ridiculous (even for a show that had already taken ridiculousness to an extremely high level)

groovypanda, Monday, 17 February 2020 09:29 (four months ago) link

yeah i wouldn't go to it for true crime vibes... i often get annoying by ridiculous plot turns in thrillers but i just thought this was lots of fun.

Paperbag raita (ledge), Monday, 17 February 2020 09:51 (four months ago) link

Stath Lets Flats
GeoWizard - Mission Across Wales
On Cinema at the Cinema
Kiwami Japan
Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journey S2
BoJack Horseman
Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020
I Did a Thing
Jon Bois/SB Nation - Chart Party
Tantacrul on Music
You Suck At Cooking

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
South Park

Sex Education would have probably been my #1 or #2 if I'd seen it a week earlier.

If you like the Youtube stuff I managed to get into this poll, you should check out my unplaced selections. There's some good stuff in there, trust.

South Park included because the first 6 episodes of the recent season were brilliant. Episode 7 was a typically irritating piece of on-purpose disingenuous transphobia to put the PC babies' noses out of joint; consider me triggered enough to have not watched the rest of the season yet. I probably will. For all that they're occasionally revolting, Parker & Stone are operating at their peak around now

imago, Monday, 17 February 2020 10:06 (four months ago) link

a typically irritating piece of on-purpose disingenuous transphobia

uh yeah ... a reminder of why I don't watch South Park.

thanks to this poll, I started watching (lol) the HBO Watchmen ... whoa. I totally see why y'all voted for it.

sarahell, Monday, 17 February 2020 19:06 (four months ago) link


Fantastic. Great move. Well done (sic), Monday, 17 February 2020 19:37 (four months ago) link

the show is good / messy in an interesting way -- would have been just as enjoyable (if not more so) if it was not Watchmen-branded

sarahell, Monday, 17 February 2020 19:51 (four months ago) link

Honorable mention acting award of the year goes to Meryl Streep on Big Little Lies. This season wasn't good enough to nom or vote for, and I'm fairly 'meh' on Streep in general but this was probably my favorite performance of hers. I was incessantly infuriated every time she was onscreen. A supercut of her scenes is highly recommended if you can find one. Also Laura Dern had a whole lot more to do this season and was v v good. If you're looking for high-quality performances in a show that doesn't quite gel or fully satisfy as a show, you could do worse, is what I'm saying here.

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Monday, 17 February 2020 20:43 (four months ago) link

heh, that show is set where my family is from, and apparently is fairly "authentic" in terms of personality types, so I have been avoiding it, much the same way that my friends who work in tech don't watch Silicon Valley.

sarahell, Monday, 17 February 2020 21:21 (four months ago) link

any of you ever watch...

tientsin mystic
couples therapy
are you the one (season 8)?

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 01:46 (four months ago) link

(xpost) Damn, somehow I missed Big Little Lies, too. S2 wasn't as good as S1, but--mostly because of Streep--it would have been third on my list.

clemenza, Thursday, 20 February 2020 03:06 (four months ago) link

Almost done w Too old to die young. It’s very good... possibly even better than twin peaks... well it makes more sense anyway lol

Bstep, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 23:09 (four months ago) link

Discovering Ainori from this poll and it is INCREDIBLE thanks everyone!

boxedjoy, Friday, 6 March 2020 08:21 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

watched chernobyl, fuck wildly good; it was written on a scene-to-scene level impeccably

johnny crunch, Monday, 23 March 2020 13:14 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

Let the party begin. A new season of Tuca and Bertie is coming to Adult Swim in 2021. @aliwong @TiffanyHaddish @lisadraws

— adultswim (@adultswim) May 22, 2020

some good news!

sleight return (voodoo chili), Friday, 22 May 2020 16:51 (one month ago) link

Excellent news

groovypanda, Friday, 22 May 2020 17:37 (one month ago) link

v positive

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 22 May 2020 21:34 (one month ago) link

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