Ah, the joys of crashing on the bed with the blissful company of some munchies and your laptop. Binge-watching is a dope in itself. And why not! I mean what is life if not for watching some rib-tickling or gory drama show till hours no end!
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards show was aired just last month celebrating the finest television performances of the year that went by. While sleuth-hounds like myself were busy making notes on the series I gotta line up for my next binge-watch sessions!
So I’m sharing you my TV series watchlist, hoping it’d be a fodder for your list too!
In the mood for something inspirational? Veep might be just what will do good to you. A political satire, it lets us live the American dream of watching powerful female political figures take the highest seats in the White House. Julia Louis-Dreyfus portrayed Selina Meyer’s character like a boss and swept away six Emmys for it.
2) Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
That ugly moment when you want to lash out at the world but just can’t because you’re supposed to “behave”, ever faced it? I’m sure you did. Before you start losing you *ahem*, just put on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and sit back to see you watch your anger melt off! Oliver’s killer wit along with a vigorous dose of satire and comedy will leave you in splits, guaranteed! The show won 2 Primetime Emmy 2017 Awards, including for 'Outstanding Variety Talk Series'.
3) This Is Us
Staying away from home and missing your homies? ‘This Is Us’ is what you need. A sitcom revolves around the lives of the Pearson couple and their ‘triplets’. You will definitely find yourself reaching out for your phone to talk to your loved ones after you watched this one. Nominated for 10 Emmys this year, it won 2, including the Emmy for Best Actor in a Drama Series, awarded to Sterling K. Brown, who plays the adopted son Randall Pearson.
4) Big Little Lies
Okay, this one’s my favorite! Drama makes one’s life interesting! And a drama genre series will certainly spruce up your Friday nights! ‘Big Little Lies’ is primarily about suburban mothers from richie-rich fams who seemingly lead the perfect lives. Dig deep and you find bouts of unhappiness, sexual-assault, murder investigation and infidelity cracking their lives from within. An ensemble cast of Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, and Shailene Woodley defines sass in this jaw-dropping drama. The show won 8 Emmys, including for 'Outstanding Limited Series.'
Don’t we all love a little brain-tease? And better if it a ‘Futuristic’ and ‘Old Western’, no? Well well, Westworld’s got you sorted! The story takes place in the fictional Westworld, a technologically advanced Wild West-themed amusement park populated by android hosts. Westworld caters to high-paying guests, who may indulge in whatever they wish within the park, without fear of retaliation from the hosts. The show stars Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Wright, Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton and Ed Harris. This visual treat went on to win 5 Creative Arts Emmys this year!
6) Feud: Bette and Joan
Who doesn’t remember veteran actresses Bette Davis and Joan Crawford?! But do you remember they starred together in the movie ‘What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?’ and that they’ve been at loggerheads ever since? Well, that’s exactly what ‘Feud’ is about. The show stars Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange portraying the characters in the title. This captivating story of the lives on the other side of the Hollywood won 2 Creative Emmys this year.
7) American Horror Story: Roanoke.
Adding a horror show to the list, because, why not! AHS has always been the numero-uno choice for the one who wants to indulge in some good fright. This one starring Sarah Paulson will unquestionably give you the chills. The eerie thriller won a Creative Arts Emmy for prosthetic makeup, this year!
8) The Night Of.
A crime drama like ‘The Night Of’ will surely be a hit, you’d say. But what makes ‘The Night Of’ stand apart is the baffling twist amidst the courtroom trials and jazz. The Night Of will keep you scratching your head to guess the identity of the murderer, all the way to the finale. The Riz Ahmed starrer won a Primetime Emmy and 4 Creative Arts Emmy.