Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Top 10 TV Programs of 2018-2019

There's no business like show business. As streaming, broadcast television and the theatrical experience continues to wage a war to capture audiences, viewers have benefitted from this competition greatly. This is most evident in the TV landscape, where the variety of programming delivered some truly extraordinary storytelling. Notably, the best of them included brilliant showcases of the life and work of female entertainers, at a time when their voices are crying out to be heard. As I bore witness to the awe-inspiring narratives of these wrestlers, comedians and musicians, it filled me with hope that they will be silenced no more. Indeed, this current Golden Age of Television continues to thrill us in unforgettable and surprising new ways. So without further ado, here are my picks for the best of TV from this wonderful year.

  1. GLOW
  2. Hannah Gadsby: Nanette
  3. Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé
  4. Better Call Saul
  5. Fleabag
  6. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  7. The Good Fight
  8. Veep
  9. When They See Us
  10. Escape at Dannemora

Monday, July 15, 2019

Top 10 Acting Performances of 2018-2019 TV

Best Casting: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Queen Sugar, When They See Us
As has already been said in many other forums before, contemporary TV has gifted today's actresses with golden opportunities like never before. Indeed, in reflecting on the past season of television, the most memorable performances were largely drawn from a remarkable array of female characters. Whether they were forging life-changing careers in the entertainment industry or exploring deep personal traumas, these women kept us glued to our screens, compelled by their rich inner lives and unique perspectives. And right behind them were a trio of award-worthy performances from male performers, capping yet another extraordinary of acting for the "small screen". Here are my Top 10 Acting Performances of the 2018-2019 TV Season.
  1. Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  2. Alison Brie, GLOW
  3. Amy Adams, Sharp Objects
  4. Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects
  5. Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag
  6. Betty Gilpin, GLOW
  7. Rhea Seehorn, Better Call Saul
  8. Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
  9. Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
  10. Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us