2020 has been a year in which we unavoidably spent more time at home and watched more TV series and movies. The pandemic process affected the entertainment industry more than many other industries, so there were productions that were delayed and canceled. Still, 2020 has been an extremely satisfying year, and we also had the chance to watch very good new series and new seasons.
Here are the best TV series of 2020 that we have compiled for you
16- The Haunting of Bly Manor
This 9-episode horror series aired on Netflix told the story of the Bly Mansion, which is at the center of Henry James’ short story The Turn of the Screw. Although it was not as scary as The Haunting of Hill House, which was released in 2018, it won our appreciation especially with its 8th episode, “The Romance of Certain Old Clothes”.
15- Raised by Wolves
This sci-fi series, brought to life by master director Ridley Scott with Aaron Guzikowski, aired on HBO Max in 10 episodes in September. The story begins with two androids named “Mother” and “Father” trying to raise human children on a mysterious and untouched planet; He made the audience ask questions on many subjects such as religion, politics, being human, and parenting. Raised by Wolves, who made an amazing season finale, also received season 2 approval.
14- The Last Dance
This documentary series focuses on the Chicago Bulls of NBA teams and basketball legend Michael Jordan. The 10-episode documentary series has been broadcast weekly on Netflix since April 19, and its IMDb score is 9.1. The Last Dance is currently ranked 15th on IMDb’s top-rated dramas.
13- Normal People
Based on the Irish young writer Sally Rooney’s novel of the same name, we follow the relationships between Marianne and Connell, who live in Sligo, Ireland, from their middle school years to university days. The series was seen as a fantastic adaptation and was loved by both viewers and critics.
What makes Normal People so special is that it makes us feel so sincere and naturally in a love affair that is sometimes passionate and sometimes painful. The series, which aired on Hulu on April 26, consists of 12 episodes and has an IMDb score of 8.5.
12- Sex Education Season 2
We watched the second season of this Netflix original series that started in 2019. Season 2, just like the first season, consisted of 8 “provocative” episodes. Most of the time, I get a strange grin on my face while watching this series, and I am somewhere between laughing and disgust. A series of Sex Education that is adept at narrating all those weird aspects of adolescence and sexuality. In Season 2, the series once again hit us with many real and disturbing things about homosexuality, first sex, sexual harassment and family institution.
11- Westworld Season 3
HBO’s science fiction series Westworld hit the screens this year with its third season of 8 episodes. The reaction of both viewers and critics to this season, which diverged a little from the main story of the first two seasons, was mixed; There are those who love too much and those who hate Westworld, which was much different from the first 2 seasons in the 3rd season, still achieved a great rating success, and the 4th season was approved.
10- Better Call Saul Season 5
Breaking Bad spin-off “Better Call Saul,” starring Bob Odenkirk, has become a production that will overshadow Breaking Bad for many. And the 5th season, which started in February, is said to be the best ever. The 5th season of the series aired on the AMC channel consisted of 10 episodes, the series will make its final with its 6th season.
9- Lucifer Season 5
Lucifer We’ve left the first half of season 5 behind. The series would normally end with season 5, but Netflix changed its mind; Season 6 will be Lucifer’s final season. We watched the first 6 episodes of the 5th season in August; It is unclear when the remaining 10 episodes will air. In fact, not much has changed on the part of Lucifer, our sympathetic and seductive demon. The series shared the episodes it promised with the audience.
8- The Crown Season 4
Another original series that Netflix gave up from making the finale (the first was Lucifer) is The Crown. It was said that the series, which tells the fictional story of the British Royal family, will normally make the finale with its 5th season, but with a later statement, it was announced that the final season will be the 6th season. The fourth season of the series with 10 episodes aired in November and was again very popular. In Season 4 of The Crown, we watched Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher, England’s “Iron Lady” and Emma Corrin as Princess Diana.
7- BoJack Horseman Season 6
BoJack Horseman was supposed to be “adult animation”, nothing more; but ultimately it’s much, much more than that. I haven’t really been through some episodes of this series yet. The second part of the final season was broadcast at the end of January and the story of this “horse”, which tells people to people, left a stuttering taste in our mouth.
6- The Umbrella Academy season 2
The second season of Netflix’s comic book adaptation, The Umbrella Academy, with 10 episodes aired at the end of July. “2nd. It is said by critics that the season is better than the first season, but the series has not reached its potential yet. In Season 2, the brothers find themselves in 60s America – on different dates. The Umbrella Academy with a weird but fun mess.
5- The Good Place Season 4
The last 4 episodes of season 4 of The Good Place, one of the best series to have appeared on American national channels in recent years – perhaps the best – aired in January 2020 and the series made its final. The NBC channel comedy series stars Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, D’Arcy Carden, Manny Jacinto and Ted Danson. A “comedy” series on life, death, morality, being human, sin & good deeds, understanding of ethics. Meanwhile, the finale of the series was both satisfying and very sad.
Unorthodox, a 4-episode mini-series, was released on Netflix on March 26. Inspired by Deborah Feldman’s best-selling autobiography “Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots”, the series escaped from his life in Williamsburg New York, his arranged marriage, the “congregation” in which he was born, grew up and lived in Berlin. The story of Esther “Esty” Shapiro, a “Hasidic Jew” young woman. We watched 24-year-old Israeli actress Shira Haas as Esther “Esty” Shapiro. Although she was nominated, she did not win the Primetime Emmy, but Maria Schrader managed to win the “Best Director” Emmy for a Mini Series or Television Movie.
3- Dark season 3
Dark, the so-called “brain-burning” science fiction series, the first Netflix German original series, completed its cycle with its 3rd season and made its final. The 8-episode final season of the series aired on June 27th. And the finale of the series was generally – as we understand it – satisfying for the audience.
2- The Queen’s Gambit
I guess we wouldn’t be wrong to call it the surprise of the year for The Queen’s Gambit. Adapted from Walter Tevis’s novel of the same name, The Queen’s Gambit tells the story of the orphan Beth Harmon, who discovered her incredible chess talent in 1950s Kentucky.
Beth will be able to dazzle in the male-dominated world of chess by pushing conventional boundaries. Anya Taylor-Joy appears in the series as Beth Harmon. This 7-episode mini-series was broadcast on Netflix in October. After the series was released, it became the most watched Netflix production in 63 countries and won the most watched title of all time among the mini-series published on the platform. An admirable achievement.
1- The Mandalorian season 2
And we came to the first series of our list with your votes: The Mandalorian Season 2. Disney +’s second season of 8 episodes, set in the Star Wars universe, just completed 4 days ago (December 18). The series created by Jon Favreau is such a quality work that you feel like watching a movie in every episode; both the story, the acting, the atmosphere created, the sets, the costumes.
Every detail is very good, very elaborate. In addition, the cute amulet “The Child”, which we cannot help saying “Baby Yoda” even though we now know its name. The Mandalorian will be season 3, but according to the statement, the shooting of the third season will begin in 2021 and the release date is yet uncertain. On the other hand, a spin-off is coming to the series as explained in the finale of season 2, the Boba Fett series has been finalized. The series titled The Book of Boba Fett will air on Disney + in December 2021.