Meet the 25 best series of 2019
There is no denying that TV series have been much more popular than conventional films for some time. If before they were seen as works of second category compared to feature films, today they are the ones that dominate our canvases.
2019 was one of the most interesting years in terms of content and variety when it comes to series, making it even hard to know what to watch next. To help you, we separate no less than the best series of 2019!
This goes for both series that just debuted last year and those that received fantastic new seasons throughout 2019. To find out what our suggestions are, just check out the list below!
1. The Witcher
The Witcher had been expected for a long time, since its production was widely publicized. It is based on books and games of the same name, which have been very successful for years.
As in other media, the series follows the story of the wizard Geralt of Rivia. This was not only one of the best series of 2019, but already has another season ordered by Netflix for this year.
2. The Good Place
The Good Place is already an “older” series, but its fourth season was very successful last year. New episodes from this season are still being released, so it's a good opportunity to start watching it.
For those who don't know, the plot is around the protagonist, who dies in the first episode and goes to paradise by mistake, after being a corrupt person all her life. As you can see, it's a very funny and irreverent series.
3. The Crown
The Crown is another that already has some seasons, but that was still considered one of the best series of 2019. As a whole, it tells the story of the British royal family, especially in the reign of Elizabeth II.
While the first two seasons focus on the queen's youth and the beginning of her reign, the current third season shows her maturity.
4. The Umbrella Academy
Here we have one of the best series of 2019 for anyone who is a fan of comics. The Umbrella Academy is based on the same comic that was even designed by the Brazilian Gabriel Bá.
It tells the story of some young people who were born with special skills on the same day and year. They are welcomed by a billionaire who plans to train them to save the world in the future.
After some conflicts, young people come together after years to find out that they killed the man who raised them. The series is very interesting and worth checking out.
5. Condemning Eyes
Condemning Eyes is a little different, as it is based on real facts. It tells the story of five black teenagers who were accused of raping and killing a woman in Central Park, only to be proved innocent later.
The series focuses heavily on the racism that blinded the population at the time and how the media and public opinion can negatively influence these cases. The work is strong, but it is worth taking a look.
We don't see that many suspense series out there, so it's great when something like "You" comes along. This series shows the manager of a bookstore beginning to become obsessed with a budding writer.
He will use the internet, social networks and other tools to learn more about her and try to get closer. The situation escalates and gets worse as he thinks other people are getting in the way of this obsessive romance.
7. Sabrina's dark world
If in the 1990s we had the teen series of the little witch Sabrina, now we have a darker version. It is based on the same material as the other show, but in a more faithful way.
We still accompany the girl who is half human and half witch as she discovers her powers in her teens. But the problems, situations and consequences are much more tense.
Lucifer is another work with a theme quite different from the usual and which is considered one of the best series of 2019. It shows Lucifer abandoning hell to live on Earth and open his own business in Los Angeles.
However, among his own adventures among humans, the fallen angel also decides to help police officers solve certain special crimes. If only for the synopsis, it is already a series that makes you want to marathon.
9. The Curse of the Hill Residence
Since we’re talking about a suspense series above, it’s worth talking about a horror series as well. The Hill House Curse has the familiar old theme of a family being disturbed in a haunted house.
But the plot, characters and hauntings are so well done that it never seems to be part of a cliché or beaten theme. The episodes are divided between showing the current life of the characters and their lives inside the house years ago.
In this way, everything is connected and past events are revealed along with other recent surprises. It is easily one of the best series of 2019, especially for horror fans.
10. Sex Education
Sex Education is a very relaxed series that focuses on a teenager with little interest in sex, unlike his peers. This is only made worse by the fact that his mother is a sex therapist who is eager to talk and instruct her son on the subject.
In the end, it is the teenager himself who ends up helping and advising friends with the knowledge he inherited from his mother.
Another good suggestion for those on top of documentary series is Explaining. But unlike so many Netflix series of this type, it doesn't have a heavy theme to focus on.
In fact, each episode works more like a conversation, where different themes are explored and explained. It is very interesting for those who want to know more about some different and important subjects today.
12. 13 Reasons Why
Even if you don't watch many Netflix series, chances are you've heard of 13 Reasons Why. It has been quite controversial since its first season, as it deals with extremely sensitive topics.
This mainly includes sexual abuse and suicide, which led to the series even showing warnings before each episode. Already in its third season, it remains as popular as in its debut.
13. Bandits on TV
Bandidos na TV is a documentary series produced in Brazil and worth watching. She follows the case of Wallace Souza, a former presenter of a political police program in Manaus.
The whole plot unfolds when Wallace is accused of being involved in the crimes that he denounced on TV. Each episode addresses different investigation events, including police corruption charges and a possible unfair charge from the presenter.
Glow won its second season in 2019 and is another that stood out a lot. It shows the plot of some actresses recruited to do a wrestling program in the 1980s.
Each playing the role of a fighter of different nationality and purposely stereotyped. All at a time that this type of program was more dominated by the male audience.
15. Black Mirror
Black Mirror is another one that continues as one of the most popular series today even after many seasons. Unlike some, this is an anthological series, that is, it tells a different story (but with a similar theme) to each episode.
In the case of Black Mirror, the main focus of the episodes is almost always our dependence on technology and its negative effects. This certainly makes the series one of the easiest to marathon, as it is always unpredictable.
16. Stranger Things
Stranger Things is one of those series that you have heard of even without having seen an episode. Even after a few seasons, she continues to be very successful and causing noise when new episodes are released.
She focuses on strange events involving a small American town in the 1980s, trying to emulate many of the films that actually came out at that time. There are even countless references of films, games and activities of the decade in the episodes.
Twitlight Zone has existed since the end of the 1959s and was the one that most popularized the style of anthology series on TV. Basically, if you like Black Mirror, know that it wouldn't have existed without Twilight Zone.
His theme has always focused a lot on technology, sci-fi and a little bit of terror, with a moral being revealed at the end. In addition to the original 1950/1960 version, the franchise returned in the 1980s and 2000s quite successfully.
In 2019, she made another comeback under the command of Jordan Peele, a director who has stood out a lot in recent years for films like "Run". If you have never watched one of the versions of this classic series, this may be your chance.
18. Our Planet
Our Planet is a great Netflix documentary also in the form of a series. Its major focus is to show how our presence on this planet can negatively affect different locations on Earth.
It's a very interesting series, especially for those who want to know more about our impact on nature.
19. The Boys
Based on a comic book of the same name, The Boys drew a lot of attention in 2019. Despite being technically a series focused on superheroes, it is quite the opposite of the conventional.
The plot focuses on the way in which the heroes became practically celebrities, but extremely corrupt. When the protagonist's bride is killed by one of these heroes, we see a group of vigilantes trying to take revenge on the “supers”.
20. Better Call Saul
Better Call Saul is slightly different from the other series on our list. After all, it is derived from Breaking Bad and tells the story of Walter White's popular lawyer before he became involved with criminals.
Incredibly, it has a quality far above average and is worth it for Breaking Bad fans as well as for those who have never seen it before. Really, one of the best series of 2019 with its recent season.
Even after more than 30 years, it is impossible to forget the disaster that occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. As the series' name indicates, it is fully focused on these 1986 events in Ukraine.
The episodes show what caused the accident to occur and some of its main and horrible consequences. Of course, the content of the series can be quite sensitive, so it's good to remember this before watching it.
Anyone who likes comics knows that Watchmen is simply one of the most read, successful and revered stories in the world. Even so, other adaptations have already taken place, but never in a TV series format until now.
In this case, the series tries to show a world after the events of the comics instead of recreating its original content. If you are a fan or want to check out something about the franchise for the first time, it is very worth checking out.
Euphoria was one of the series that drew the most attention in 2019, especially for some controversial themes. Overall, she follows a group of teenagers dealing with problems involving drugs, sex, relationships and trauma.
For those who don't know, it is based on an Israeli series from 2012 that also stood out a lot at the time. As it was considered one of the best series of 2019, there is no reason not to check it out.
24. Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones finally came to an end in 2019, being one of the most anticipated seasons of the decade. Although it did not have the ending that many fans expected, it cannot be denied the importance of the entire series as a whole.
Based on the George R. R. Martin saga, it is a work worth checking out. This is especially true now, that you can marathon all seasons at once.
25. Russian doll
You have probably seen one of those films where a character lives the same day several times. This is part of the basic premise of Russian Doll, with the protagonist reliving the two days before her death repeatedly.
She tries, in several ways, to avoid the event. His failure to avoid death is that he resets his day, giving him one more chance.
It was considered by many one of the best series of 2019, being one of the biggest hits of the year. So it is worth checking out.
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