2019 is coming to an end in just a few days' time as we speak; so have you thought about the amount of hours you’ve spent binge watching your favourite TV shows this year?
Some shows may have kept you up all night (for all the bad and good reasons), some drove you to binge-watch it all weekend in one go, and some were heartbreaking to say goodbye to.
So, to recap the year, here are Rojak Daily’s top eight TV shows of 2019.
#1 ‘Game of Thrones’
Eight seasons, nine years, and 73 episodes later, 'Game of Thrones’ finally came to an end on 19 May. The sentiment towards the finale was at polar opposites – fans either hated it or loved it. Some who loathed it went to great lengths and even started a petition to remake the finale or the final season. Regardless of what happened, the series remains to be one of the most popular series not only in 2019 but throughout the decade, too.
Hello, you. Have you checked your surroundings? See if your doors and windows are locked and secured? Remember to always be cautious because your ‘friendly’ neighbour or new co-worker might be lurking around stalking you. Joe Goldberg returns in the second season of ‘You’ in a new town, new name, and new victim. If you thought the first season was already mind-blowing, wait till you see what’s in store for you in the second one. Joe has finally found his match.
DC fans were thrilled to learn that ‘Watchmen’ would be adapted to the small screen, and it's based on the comic book by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. And when it finally premiered, it did not disappoint, scoring a whopping 96 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Set 34 years after the events in the comic book, the heroes have now been outlawed due to their violent methods.
#4 ‘The Witcher’
After his disastrous stint in ‘Justice League’, Henry Cavill redeems himself as Geralt of Rivia in ‘The Witcher’. From flying around in spandex and capes, Cavill now hunts medieval monsters and steals thousands of hearts from all over the world. If you like men in shining armours mixed in with some magic, horror, blood, and gore, this is for you.
#5 ‘Nur 2’
What’s a list without featuring our local drama, right? ‘Nur 2’ returns once again with Syafiq Kyle (Ustaz Adam) battling his inner demons and Amyra Rosli (Nur) trying to become an obedient wife. The TV series has gone viral several times on social media, thanks to some of its hilarious scenes featuring Azhan Rani as Ustaz Hamadi. The series received praises for highlighting taboo social issues in Malaysia.
#6 ‘The Mandalorian’
Thanks to ‘The Mandalorian’, we finally get to meet the irresistible Baby Yoda. The ‘Star Wars’ spin-off created exclusively for Disney+ gave intergalactic fans a glimpse about a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic, who is played by Pedro Pascal. We’ve heard a lot of great things about the series but to double confirm, please make Disney+ available in Malaysia soon, can?
The 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Disaster has left not only greatly impacted those affected but also the entertainment world. Many have presented their take on the harrowing incident, but it was HBO’s hit series that finally struck a chord with the audience. The show received praises for its gripping storyline and also the casting – they somehow managed to find cast members who are almost 100 per cent similar to the original characters played. ‘Chernobyl’ received six nominations at the Emmys this year and took home three.
#8 ‘Money Heist: Part 3’
A few things we’ve learned from this modern-day Robin Hood TV series is that one simple mistake could have grave consequences, how powerful a society can become when they’re unhappy with their government, and how it’s almost impossible to forget its infectious theme song "Bella Ciao". Watch how a group of intelligent people orchestrates an elaborate heist at the Royal Mint of Spain while blackmailing their own government and putting their lives at risk. Now, we can’t wait for the next season to premiere in 2020!
So, what was your favourite TV show of 2019? And which TV show are you looking forward to the most in 2020? Let us know in the comment section below.