During these strange times of COVID when everyone is in distress, TV shows became a wonderful escape for many of us. From teen series like Never Have I Ever to fictions like The Boys have provided necessary escapism from reality and have kept people busy during such times.
Even though this has not been a great year in general, when it comes to movies or TV shows it has been full of drama, mystery, romance, and dark comedies. Most of these shows are aired on your cable TVs such as Spectrum TV that gives you access to an extensive channel lineup including HBO, CBS, ABC, and Starz, some of these shows are exclusive to streaming apps like Netflix and Amazon Prime.
To make things easier for you and save you some time, we have compiled a list of 15 best TV shows in 2020 that you should binge-watch.
1.The Queen’s Gambit
Directed by Scott Frank, The Queen’s Gambit is set in the 1950s that follows the life of a chess genius who is in pursuit to become the world’s greatest chess player. It is a great combination of outstanding writing and Anya Tylor-Joy’s incredible performance that will take your breaths away.
2.The Baby-sitters Club
The baby-sitters club is a modern adaptation of Ann M. Martin’s novel series ‘Babysitters Club’ published in 1986. It is a comedy-drama featuring a group of friends who start their babysitting business. Rated for 13+ audiences, this is a family show that you would love watching with your whole family.
The Circle is an American reality TV show where all the participants communicate through a social media app and never meet face to face. Full of suspense and anonymity, The Circle is a must watch a reality show of 2020.
4.Schitt’s Creek- Final Season (2020)
Schitt’s creek is an American sitcom TV-series that consists of 6 seasons. The final season was aired in October 2020 and consists of 14 episodes. With an IMDB rating of 8.5, this comedy series should be on top of your binge-watch list.
For sci-fi fans, Upload is good news. It is a sci-fi comedy series full of ideas and a new direction starring Robbie Amell as Nathan who dies but his conscience is uploaded to a computer program and chooses his afterlife.
6.Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi
If you are a foodie and love to watch food shows, then you are going to love this one. Starring Padma Lakshmi, who goes on a journey to explore and discover food cultures all across the state. This series is full of flavors, cultures, and spices, something you should definitely watch.
7.I may destroy you
A British comedy-drama series that revolves around a girl who is sexually assaulted in a nightclub. This series addresses questions like sexual consent and the difference between exploitation and liberation in a relationship.
The Great is an American anti-historical comedy-drama that is based on the rise of the Empress of Russia, Catherine the Great. Written by Venessa Alexander & Tony McNamara, this series is a great blend of comedy and drama paired with an excellent performance by Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult.
9.Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet
Mythic Quest is a comedy TV series that revolves around a creative director and his team who is developing a world-class online role-playing game. This series is an interesting watch for gamers and comedy lovers who never miss a good show.
If you are a fantasy fan who loves to watch a dark fantasy that is including Vlad Dracula, Castlevania is the one not to miss. It is an anime series following the story of the last member of the Belmont clan who is fighting against Dracula to save Europe from him and his bloodsucking band.
A docu-series full of big cats and fights between Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin, Tiger King is a must-watch. This series revolves around the life of a zookeeper and an animal rights activist with a lot of interesting turn of events that you would love.
12.Star Trek: Picard
Following the events of two decades after Star Trek: Nemesis, Star Trek: Picard is another extension of the Star Trek series. This series revolves around the character of Sir Patrick Stewart after he is retired and coping with the loss of his lieutenant commander.
Based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name, The Outsider follows a cop as he investigates a murder. This series is full of supernatural forces, horror, and suspense and I believe the first series of 2020 from this genre.
14.I am not okay with this
A high school teen with superpowers, and every episode full of drama, that’s what I am not okay with this is ‘a blast’. Directed by Jonathan Entwistle, this series is full of fun, self-discovery, and teen problems, and the one you will surely love.
Inspired by a 2018 film “Love, Simon”, “Love, Victor” is a Hulu series set in the same world where a teen gay who is forced to come out after he’s blackmailed. According to Hulu, Love, Victor was the most-watched series during the first week of its release on Hulu.
Although many of these are drama and comedies, this list is a great blend of fun and fiction. So, if you are a fan of TV shows and never miss a good series, you will surely love these as well.