Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Favorite New Shows of 2019

Another year, another new streaming service to contend with. Yes, Disney+ entered the scene this year, but did any of its original shows make my list of annual favorites for 2019? You'll just have to read on to find out! Except that there aren't that many, because dang it's just tough to keep up.

I mean seriously, there is a LOT of content around nowadays that it's impossible for one person to watch everything, so these just happen to be what I got around to. Also, I want to give a shout out to a show that I did not watch when it first aired (and hence it does not appear on the list for the year where it should be), but have since watched almost all seasons: Outlander. Man I am INTO it.


Typically this type of show wouldn't necessarily be my jam, just because it's so smart and sometimes that annoys me. But honestly by the end of the season (or series?), I was hooked and looked forward to each episode. Some of that may have just been the mystery of it all - like what the heck was really going on, and how did it all connect. But connect it all did, in awesome ways. 

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series

I fully did not expect to like this show. The original TV movies are super cheesy, like Cheese McCheeserson. But, I mean, they did introduce all of us to Zac Efron, so there's that. But this show is totally in on the fact that the old movies were cheesy. It has a lot of humor while also mixing in the music in a much more realistic way. To be fair, I haven't finished the entire first season yet, but it's a lot of fun and I don't expect my opinion will change much after a couple more episodes.

The Imagineering Story

It's super interesting to see how Disneyland came to be and how things developed over the years. What Walt's vision was, versus what those who followed him ended up doing. The hits and misses, looking into the development of the various different theme parks over the years.... the show is actually pretty honest when things didn't work, which is nice since this is a Disney production after all. Definitely worth watching if you're into Disney stuff.

Want to Watch but Haven't Had a Chance Yet: The Witcher, Chernobyl 

I Wanted to Love You, But...: The Mandalorian (baby Yoda or The Child or whatever you may call it is frickin' cute and kept me watching, but the rest just didn't quite grip me like I hoped it would).

Any new shows you loved that I should check out? Let me know in the comments!

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