To start again in a better, different way.
Addicted to something.
The quality of being easy to understand and connect with on a personal level.
To give something energy.
Used to describe a hypothetical world full of problems and dissatisfaction.
Encouraging people to reflect critically on something.
A man/woman who lies to people to make them give away money.
(In relation to TV shows) To watch episodes until you reach the latest season.
The new year is always a great time to start anew, and 2020 is no exception! We can always look for new hobbies to take up (check out our article on cool activities for more details), but what about TV shows?
Streaming platforms have made entertainment more accessible than ever before and, to be honest, there’s no better way to welcome the new year than by adding a new TV show to your list! Here are some series that will get you hooked in 2020. Get your blanket and popcorn ready!
House of the Dragon
If you’re one of those who can’t get over the fact that Game of Thrones is over… we have good news! A prequel called House of the Dragon –based on George Martin’s Fire & Blood books– is slated for a spring release. The show will centre on the early days of Westeros, when House Targaryen reigned supreme. The first season will consist of 10 episodes, but we are sure there will be a second season coming shortly afterwards. After all, it’s Game of Thrones we’re talking about!
Lizzie McGuire (Reboot)
Here’s one for all the nostalgia lovers out there! Lizzie McGuire is one of those shows teenagers loved back in the early 2000s. What made the show stand out was the relatability of the characters, especially lovely Lizzie… so fans will be delighted to know that a reboot of the series is in the works! What we know so far is that Lizzie is now 30 years old and her new life will be set in Brooklyn – at least for a while. We wonder if the animated version will be back as well… time will tell!
Nine Perfect Strangers
Based on Liane Moriarty’s novel of the same name, Nine Perfect Strangers revolves around the lives of nine adults who decide to abandon their busy lives and spend ten days at a wellness resort, looking to reinvigorate their bodies and souls. What they don’t know is that their idyllic retreat conceals some secrets… Starring Nicole Kidman as the resort’s owner, Masha, Nine Perfect Strangers is sure to please those who enjoy introspective drama series such as Big Little Lies (also based on a novel by Moriarty).
Craving something darker to watch? Read on! Snowpiercer tells the story of a dystopian, post-apocalyptic world that has become a frozen wasteland. Humanity is almost extinct and the survivors left travel on the Snowpiercer, a train that moves around the globe. Class conflicts and social injustice are explored in a story that highlights the fragile nature of human life. The show is based on a movie from 2013 and a novel published back in 1982 –check them out to learn more!
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Season 7)
If you’re more of a sitcom kind of person, you have a lot of binge-watching to do! Brooklyn Nine-Nine is one of the most popular sitcoms of the decade, with its seventh season airing next February. The show chronicles the joys and hardships of NYPD’s Precinct Nine-Nine, where crime is taken seriously, yet there’s always room for humour. Social issues such as racism, gender equality and LGBTI rights are also tackled on the show, making it a great choice if you are looking for something light-hearted, yet thought-provoking.
Better Call Saul (Season 5)
Breaking Bad fans will surely be familiar with Saul Goodman, the lawyer who represents –and actively collaborates with– criminals throughout the story. Better Call Saul ushers us through the life of Goodman six years before the events narrated in Breaking Bad, recounting his transformation from con man into lawyer as well as the backstories of other characters such as Gus Fring. The show has been critically acclaimed, and its fifth season has been confirmed for 2020. You still have time to catch up!