Mark Your Calendars — Best Shows of 2019

The 8th season of Game of Thrones is set to premiere on April 14th, 2019. Many say that it’s going to be the biggest TV event of the decade, and honestly, who are we to argue? The show has more viewers than any other show in history and this year’s season will be the final one.

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Only 6 episodes will air this time, so don’t expect to wait for the 9th episode for the bomb to drop. We will see the White Walkers take on the living in the most anticipated battles in modern TV history. Will the different legions form a defensive coalition against the Army of the Dead? Who will end up sitting on the Throne? We can’t wait to find out.

The Season 2 of Big Little Lies

The inaugural season of Big Little Lies saw a group of fiery, beautiful ladies like Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, and Reese Witherspoon takes the screen. The second year is set to premiere this year, and we are about to see Meryl Streep in the mix too.

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Kidman among other actresses have floated rumors about the release date being in June, but we don’t know for sure yet. What we do know is that the filming has already begun and at some part of the year, we will see the ladies back in action.

The Season 6 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine

The hearts of millions were broken when Fox canceled Brooklyn Nine-Nine in May last year, but NBC swooped in and saved the day at the last moment. We thank NBC from the bottom of our hearts; what type of world would this have been, if it didn’t have Jake Peralta and co. in it?

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The show grows on you so quickly that it feels as if you always loved it. All the characters have distinct, resolute personas and backstories, which they still stick to. A cop show at its heart, it doesn’t involve the debauchery or violence that you expect from such shows; it’s just a giant fusion of enthusiasm, leg-pulling, and fun. The sixth season premiered on January 10.

The Umbrella Academy

Netflix is slowly trying to take over the TV show industry and make it its own playground. After ditching all the Marvel shows for this year, it still managed to put a superhero show in store for the fans. The Umbrella Academy is based on the eponymous comic series and is bound to be something you can binge watch.

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The show premieres on February 15, 2019, and focuses on an Adams-Family-like family which consists of people with superpowers. The members regather to figure out the missing details about their surrogate father’s death. Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Robert Sheehan, and others star.

The Season 3 of Stranger Things season 3

Netflix will once again take us on a journey to the upside down on July 4th, 2019. The season 3 of Stranger Things has been in the works for a year, and this year, we can expect Eleven’s lost sister Kali or Eight, to return and shed light on her story.

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Maya Hawke, Cary Elwes, and Jake Busey have chimed in to play some new roles, but we know little about the monsters that will pop out of the upside down this time, or how the secret agencies will attempt to genetically exploit them; so, fingers crossed!

The Season 2 of American Gods

Amazon Prime Video will be on, everywhere around the world on March 10, 2019, as the Season 2 premiere of American Gods gets released. The first season had mixed reviews from the critics, but if you are down for cinematically beautiful spilling of blood, you should definitely check this show out.

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The second season’s production was marred by the firings of many crews and cast members, along with the hiring of many new faces, but Starz finally managed to complete the shooting. The second season will resume the battle between the two Godly cliques, and boy, we just can’t wait.

The Season 2 of Killing Eve

Even before people had watched the first few episodes of the first season, the announcement for the second season was made; now, we know precisely when. It will premiere on April 7th, 2019 and you can catch it on BBC America.

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Jodie Corner and Sandra Oh will both be returning as the lead stars. Nina Sosanya and Julian Barratt will also be starring. However, Phoebe Waller-Bridge hasn’t handled the script this time, so we can’t really be sure whether the second season will live up to the savviness and sharpness of the first one; but hey, we will find out soon enough, won’t we?

Watchmen

Based on the eponymous comics, Watchmen shows a band of superheroes who dwell in a parallel reality where their powers have been disparaged and outlawed. Don Johnson, Regina King, and Jeremey Irons are set to appear in the show.

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It will premiere on HBO in the US and on Sky Atlantic in the UK. The release dates are still tentative, but we know that it’s going to happen this year. David Lindelof, the brains of the whole operation says that the show will posit new questions and explore the superhero world from a whole new perspective.

The Witcher

The Witcher will be based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s eponymous novels and not the video game. Once again, Netflix is where it will all happen. The grittiness and relatability factors of the fantasy world will persist in the show that abstains from using unicorns and heroes and sticks to showcasing realistic social, personal, economic and political ills that haunt our world.

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Henry Cavill, Millie Brady, and Jodhi May are set to feature in the show, where an incredible, unorthodox group of characters fight to keep the good alive in an otherwise “crapsack” world. The release date is still undecided but is expected to be somewhere towards the mid of this year.