The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
First of all, let me just say that not only was this the #1 show recommended, but it was recommended more than 6x more than the show in the #2 spot. You guys are serious. This Amazon comedy has taken streaming by storm, and given that it’s packed with hilarious wit and the undeniable charm of Rachel Brosnahan (who just won her second Golden Globe for the role), I get it and whole-heartedly agree. I’ve watched both seasons twice now and in addition to the comedy and strong female lead, perhaps unsurprisingly, I can’t get enough of the fashion. If you haven’t seen it yet, make sure it tops your list going into the new year.
I shouldn’t need to say more than the words “Richard Madden,” to get your attention, but if I do, please know that this immensely suspenseful crime and spy drama is well worth your time. I binged it when it first came out and just re-watched it over the holidays with my parents. It’s so excellent, that after seeing it the first time, I actually went and watched the entire series Line of Duty which is from the same brilliant writer/creator. Everyone loves Richard Madden (for good reason), but if you’re a BBC fanatic like I am, you’ll hopefully also share my intense love for Keeley Hawes who co-stars. I could go on for days about this one, so just stop what you’re doing and WATCH.
The Handmaid’s Tale
The only way you made it through 2018 without hearing about the handmaid’s tale is if you were somehow a recluse without internet. The dystopian drama is still captivating Hulu audiences, and shows no sign of slowing down. Scary? Yes. Awesome? Also yes. It was no surprise that this was the third most-recommended show you guys submitted. Be warned: season two is tough to get through.
The Good Place
Do you like laughing? Do you enjoy Kristen Bell? Are you delighted to hear that Ted Danson is still acting? This is the show for you. People are obsessed.
Now in its 4th season, Schitt’s Creek is a bit of a dark horse—but well deserving of some time in the limelight. This Canadian comedy has been out in the ether for awhile, and I’m thinking that seeing it among your suggestions is exactly the push I need to start watching. Thanks, guys.
Jason Bateman and Laura Linney star in this family drama and honestly that’s all I need to hear. This has been on my must-watch list for so long, I am out of excuses and need to start binging.
Time travel, drama, passion, cool costumes. What’s not to love? Outlander has been around awhile, and it has something of a cult following. While I haven’t checked it out yet, it’s definitely on the list for a time when I can give a new show the investment it deserves. Some shows are perfect for saving in your back pocket until an inconvenient flu or blizzard arises. This is one of them.
This is Us
From what I gather, this is a show that makes people cry all the time, but they’re somehow okay with that? A family drama with an outstanding ensemble cast, get into this if you have Kleenex nearby. I’ve seen season one and haven’t had the chance yet to catch up on the rest, but can’t wait. *Cancels all plans next weekend.*
A relatively dark psychological thriller is not normally my cup of tea, but this one is well-worth watching. Amy Adams is spectacular, as is Patricia Clarkson who just won the Golden Globe for her role. You won’t be able to stop watching.
Guys…it’s The Crown. IT’S SUPERB. Don’t think, just watch.
If you were more than a little devastated when Sandra Oh left Grey’s Anatomy, you’ll be delighted to watch this show about a psychopathic assassin and Sandra’s character, Eve, the spy set on stopping her. Shows with strong female leads for the win! Also, sidenote, kind of obsessed with everything Sandra wore while hosting the Golden Globes.
A Million Little Things
If a good drama series about an ensemble cast of friends doesn’t get you right in the feels, I don’t know what will. This show comes across as one that you don’t have to binge because you feel like the world will topple off its axis if you don’t reach the finale before bedtime. I like shows that let you develop a casual affinity and maybe watch while you prep dinner veggies. Just me?