With one of the toughest years coming to an end, it is time to appreciate the things that kept us sane and strong. We have listed the best binge-worthy shows that released in 2020 and made #StayingHome comfortable and entertaining. Some of these shows are brand new while others came out with their new seasons and episodes. From “The Queen’s Gambit” to “The Boys”, this year was blessed with amazing shows that one cannot afford to miss. They defined the mood of social media on every platform. Here are the top 10 web series of 2020 that you must watch. Let us know your favorite and also if we have missed anything.
1. The Crown (Season 4)
If you put two women in one room, what will they talk about? Well, the first woman prime minister of Britain and Queen Elizabeth put all the stereotyped jokes to shame as they battle over the future of Britain. The Crown has been a popular series on Netflix since 2016 that sheds light upon the lives, challenges, sacrifices, and privileges of the Royal Family and also the major political events of the United Kingdom that shaped the country. But season 4 took everyone by storm by centering on Margaret Thatcher, the Iron Lady, and Diana, The People’s Princess.
The entire season revolved around the reign of Prime Minister Thatcher and her row with Queen Elizabeth over various directions of the country and on the toxic relationship between Princess Diana and Prince Charles which has stirred many controversies and heat against the Royal Family. Throughout this season, the viewers kept oscillating between the series and Google to check the factual accuracy. Season 4 felt like a hurricane that kept our heartbeats racing all throughout. Needless to say, Oscar-winning actress Olivia Coleman’s Queen, Emmy-winner Gillian Anderson’s Thatcher, and Helena Bonham Carter’s Princess Margaret were simply unbelievable.
2. The Queen’s Gambit
If your Instagram feed is brimming with posts and references from “The Queen’s Gambit”, then you are not the only one. This show has taken everyone by storm. It is dated from the Cold War-era centers on a chess prodigy Beth Harmon whose obsession and addiction to the game and victory throws her over the edge.
3. Mrs. America
From “The Crown Season 4” to “Mrs. America”, 2020 shows have thrown light on how some of the most influential women navigated power through the world dominated by men. Mrs. America marks the regressive steps by Phyllis Schlafly, a conservative activist anti-feminist who staunchly opposed the brewing storm of feminists from across the American subcontinent to endorse the Equal Rights Amendment. It stars the powerful actors- Oscar-Winner Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Uzo Aduba, and Sarah Paulson.
Netflix was on fire this year with mind-blowing series, one after the other. “Unorthodox” is a German drama about a woman who dodges her arranged marriage to lead a fresh life away from her home in Berlin. While she tries to run away from her past, it keeps haunting and hunting her.
5. Lovecraft Country
Another fascinating drama dated back to the 1950s about three people embarking on a road trip to find one of their missing fathers. It is a cosmic horror by Jordon Peele and JJ Abrams take you on a wild adventure through glittering and visually delightful arenas of horror, sci-fi, and pulp fiction.
6. Dark (Season 3)
Brace yourselves for “Dark” as it one of the rarest series that throws the audience in a mind-boggling loop but also makes them crave for more. We will try to promote this season without any spoilers (not that the spoilers of this sci-fi could get through your brains). While the first two seasons were extremely captivating, the third one that explains the whole concept of time and every connecting and inevitable event is the great-grandmother of your high school mathematics.
7. Ramy (Season 2)
Ramy takes a fresh and never-taken-before route to map the life of a modern Muslim who is torn between the teachings of his community and his millennial generation. The protagonist is a first-generation Egyptian-American who is trying to figure out himself and the world as a regular 20-yr old man. Season 2 gets even better as Mahershala Ali joins.
8. Little Fires Everywhere
This drama is set in the 1990s and stars the Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington. It pictures the mothers as regular human beings and shows that even they can make mistakes, fall in love, lie, and live their lives like humans.
If you want something light-hearted and comforting to watch during these stressful times, then try “Upload” before switching back to “Friends” and “Big Bang Theory” for the umptieth time. Starring Robbie Amell, this widely loved is about a man getting to choose his afterlife.
10. The Boys (Season 2)
In a time when the world is obsessed with superheroes and every director is fighting to capitalize on it, “The Boys” has built its own niche by going the opposite direction. It depicts a world where the ostentatious superhero celebs are secretly abusing their powers instead of using it for mankind. It is adapted from the comic books with the same title where the battle is against the superheroes to expose the skeletons in their closet.
Some honorable mentions that we couldn’t miss are-
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