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The Best TV Series To Binge Watch Or Catch Up On In 2019

Friday, 23rd August, 2019

The Best TV Series To Binge Watch Or Catch Up On In 2019

So far 2019 has been a pretty good year for TV. I’ve watched quite a few programmes, most I have featured on the blog, and some I haven’t.

I thought it would be good to write a round up of the best TV series to binge watch or catch up on this year so far. So if you’ve not watched these, or fancy re-watching something, here’s some of the TV I’ve been watching this year.

p.s. there’ll be no mentions of dragons or anything like that, I don’t watch that show 😉

The Grand Tour

The Grand Tour

Channel: Amazon Prime
Episode Length: 1 Hour
Current Season: 3

Kicking off the year was The Grand Tour, a show which probably needs no introduction. It’s about cars, kind of, but more about travel, entertainment and general larking around from Richard Hammond, James May and Jeremy Clarkson. It’s into season 3, and if you liked the other 2, it’s more of the same. Well worth another watch.

Chernobyl TV Show

Chernobyl

Channel: SKY Atlantic
Episode Length: 1 Hour
Current Season: 1

Possibly the best show on TV this year? I’ve always been fascinated with the terrible disaster that has been known as Chernobyl, but never knew much about it. This is a drama show which is done really, really well, and tells the story. It’s captivating and it will keep you hooked.

The good thing is that now all the shows have aired, you can binge watch this one, so it comes down to how much time you want to spend on watching the show in a day.

Beat Amazon TV Show

Beat

Channel: Amazon Prime
Episode Length: 1 Hour
Current Season: 1

I’ve written about Beat before, and it was a show I found on Amazon Prime. It surrounds a guy called Beat, who works in the underground techno club scene in Germany, and is recruited by the secret service. It’s a really dark kind of thriller, gory in parts, and is in German, so subtitles are required (unless you speak good German). Definitely worth a watch.

Four More Shots, Please! Amazon Show

Four More Shots, Please!

Channel: Amazon Prime
Episode Length: ~30 Minutes
Current Season: 1

Have you ever wanted to watch a show set in India about 4 Indian women at different stages of their lives/careers? Probably not, but Four More Shots, Please! is all about that, and it works.

If you like shows which are based around friendships and have a kind of buddy feel to them, this is one of a flurry that I’ve been watching this year. It’s in English/Hindi, and you’ll need subtitles to watch it, but it’s a good watch.

The Bold Type

The Bold Type

Channel: Amazon Prime
Episode Length: ~30 Minutes
Current Season: 3

Another show about friendships, this is The Bold Type. Set in New York City, three best friends work for a magazine in different departments, it’s your typical TV show about friends, relationships, work and life.

Think of something like Girls but less raw and more laid back and easier to watch. It’s into Season 3 which I have just started to watch, so if you haven’t seen it yet, there’s plenty to catch up on.

Derry Girls TV Show

Derry Girls

Channel: Channel 4
Episode Length: ~30 Minutes
Current Season: 2

Is Derry Girls the best UK TV show we currently have? I watched the first series last year, absolutely loved it, so watching the second series was a necessity. The show centres around 4 girls from Derry, one of their cousins from England and the family of Erin, the main character. It’s set in the 90’s around the time of the troubles in Northern Ireland in the early/mid 90’s.

The story lines are brilliant, and I have to mention the music, it’s epic. It takes you back to the 90’s, and is featured quite a bit in the show which gives it the ultimate nostalgic feel.

Billions TV Show

Billions

Channel: SKY Atlantic
Episode Length: 1 Hour
Current Season: 4

It’s Bobby Axelrod vs Tyler Mason in season 4 of Billions which I’ve watched since the first season, and it gets better all the time. To get the whole picture of the story, you really need to watch it from the first season, but if you don’t want to go all the way back, you could watch it from the latest, although I highly recommend going back to season 1 and binging from there.

Black Monday TV Show

Black Monday

Channel: SKY Atlantic
Episode Length: ~30 Minutes
Current Season: 1

I love shows which are based on real life with a hint of comedy and drama, and that’s what Black Monday is all about. It’s about the Wall Street crash of the 80’s, which has been called Black Monday.

The show sets out to show what happened on Black Monday in 1987, and stars Don Cheadle as the owner of the Wall Street firm The Jammer Group, taking you back a year right up to the day of the crash.

The Giant Beast That Is The Global Economy Amazon Show

The Giant Beast That Is The Global Economy

Channel: Amazon Prime
Episode Length: 1 Hour
Current Season: 1

I have such a big interest in the economy and finance, so when I saw this TV show called The Giant Beast That Is The Global Economy, I had to give it a watch. It’s a documentary style series starring Kal Penn, who looks at different aspects of the economy in each episode.

It’s a really interesting but also has a fun element to keep you engaged which is needed, with episode titles such as “Are rich people dicks or do dicks get rich”.

The Misadventures Of Romesh Ranganathan

The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan

Channel: BBC 2
Episode Length: 1 Hour
Current Season: 2

I only saw one episode of the first series of The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan, but when I saw there was a second series, I decided to give it a proper watch, and I’m glad I did. Take comedy and humour, add in entertainment and mix it with travel and some interesting facts about cool places, and you get this show.

I’ve just finished watching it and I really enjoyed it.

The Big Bang Theory Season 12

The Big Bang Theory

Channel: E4
Length: 30 Minutes
Final Season: 12

I can’t believe that it’s the end of The Big Bang Theory. It seems like it’s been on forever, but this year, it was the end. There’s no more Sheldon, Leonard, Raj or Howard, no more Penny, Amy or Bernadette. It feels crazy that it all started in 2007…That’s 12 years ago!

Anyway, you can binge watch the last series, or if you’re hardcore, go back to season 1, episode 1. Note: There’s 279 episodes.

And that’s it! Those have been my favourite TV shows in 2019 so far. I never got into Stranger Things, Peaky Blinders or the rest, and I’ve only just started Euphoria, and don’t really know what to make of it so far.

If you watch any of these shows let me know what you think, or if you’ve got any other tips, you can let me know about those too.


Michael Adams

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Michael Adams is the founder and editor of Michael 84, blogger and T-shirt designer from Newcastle, UK. Sharing men's fashion tips, style advice and lifestyle information for all guys.

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