Top 5 Best New TV Series of 2019
Our Top 5 Best New TV Series of 2019 are some of 2019’s best new and original series to launch as either a mini-series or a show planned as a continuing story.
Every year there’s so many new shows and often the ones that end up at the end of year lists and award consideration show that have been around for many years. Just focusing on new shows gives us a chance to share brand new TV from 2019 that you may, or may not have missed.
The following Top 5 list was compiled by Dylan Blight & Ashley Hobley
Wayne McCullough (Mark McKenna) is a young man who speaks more with his actions than with his words, and those actions tend to be incredibly violent. I was struck straight away by this show about a kid who has a strong sense of what is right and is happy to punish those who do others wrong. Watching his misadventures was a delight as he travelled to Florida to reclaim a car that was stolen from his father with Del (Ciara Bravo), his girlfriend of less than 24-hours while being pursued by her father (Dean Winters) and twin brothers (Jon & Jamie Champagne), a pair of off duty police officers (Stephen Kearin & James Earl), his best friend (Joshua J. Williams) and his High School Principal (Mike O’Malley).
While Wayne’s actions are fun to witness, it is Del who adds much need heart to the show as she deals with her own personal issues during the course of their journey. Culminating in an epic finale, the show ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, one that is unlikely to ever be resolved after its cancellation with YouTube shifting focus away from scripted content. I can only hope for a miracle, but I am resigned at this point that I won’t get to see Wayne dispatch wrongdoers in any more creative ways and this show is destined to be a hidden gem that never got to reach its full potential.
– Ashley Hobley
Daybreak has an incredible overabundance of style. Whether it’s breaking the 4th wall, being narrated by RZA or featuring multi-cam sitcom-style flashbacks, Daybreak is always doing something different and interesting. The show is fortunate to have a fun story and delightful characters to add enough substance to balance out the style.
Colin Ford proves a solid leading man with a strong supporting cast around him, especially Alyvia Alyn Lind, Sophie Simnett and Austin Crute. Matthew Broderick seems to be enjoying every second that he is on screen and he delivers some of his best work in years. With where this season ended, I’m keen to see what the future has in store for Josh, Angelica and Wesley.
– Ashley Hobley
Ava DuVernay’s mini-series for Netflix is four episodes of must-watch TV for 2019. When They See Us is shocking and will dig deep into your heart as you begin to wonder how something horrible could have happened.
It doesn’t matter if you missed it when it dropped earlier in the year on Netflix, it’ll be just good watching it in 2020. Four amazing episodes of television and one of the best new things to watch in 2019.
– Dylan Blight
As far as a perfect series goes, Chernobyl very quickly rides to the top with its well researched and written script from Craig Mazin and a tone of terror and gritty desire, to tell the truth from director Johan Renck.
These five episodes of TV are at times very hard to watch as the horrors of Chernobyl are presented in graphic and horrific detail, but it’s a story that everyone should know all the details about; it’s a warning about what could happen in the future.
HBO has always produced amazing mini-series, but Chernobyl is easily one of the network’s best.
– Dylan Blight
When they announced there was going to be a Watchmen TV series in 2019, I was curious but didn’t want to expect too much from it. The comic book is considered a bible to many and the movie from Zack Snyder had been received with a very mixed reception. It was hard not to wonder what a TV budget could achieve for such a big-budget story.
Then it was revealed the show would be a sequel and the intrigue grew more. What was delivered from Damon Lindelof and his team of directors and writers working on Watchmen was the most unexpected and sensational new show of 2019.
If this is a one-and-done series I have nothing but praise, but if Lindelof has more story kicking around I wouldn’t be against getting more from 2019’s biggest surprise and best new series.
– Dylan Blight