TV: The Definitive 2019 Watchlist
The best new and returning shows to look out for in 2019
We’re three episodes into the (so far) great third season of True Detective, and if you were going to use the quality of HBO polarizing crime series as a marker for what’s to come in 2019—it looks like we’re in for a good year. Here’s a list of new and returning shows that you should be looking out for.
Below is a list of new and returning shows to watch out for in 2019.
Game of Thrones, The Final Season, Season 8:
HBO – April
I mean, what do you even say here? The final season of easily the most popular show this decade will supposedly end on six large-scale episodes (rumors of episode run times exceeding 90 minutes on the low end). Whether I tell you to watch it or not, you most likely will.
PS. Jon dies at the end.
The Umbrella Academy, Season 1:
Netflix . February
An adaptation of Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) and a Gabriel Bá comic about a group of superheroes who reunite after their mentor dies. A cool, sometimes whacky comic (one of the characters has the body of a guerilla and the head of a human, but it works) that should lend the opportunity for something unique, fun and entertaining. Netflix is on a roll right now, and I wouldn’t miss this.
Mr. Robot, Final Season:
Mr. Robot has set a high mark for USA’s original programming. The brainchild of Sam Esmail (quickly becoming one of TV and films most important creatives), Mr. Robot follows Elliot, played by the excellent Rami Malek, a twenty-something hacker with a personality disorder. One of my personal favorite shows of this current generation of television, Mr. Robot is a film connoisseurs orgy, with a ton of nods to the films of Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, and many more.
This is based on Joseph Heller’s groundbreaking novel of the same name. Not only is the concept material rich with story and clever dialogue, but this is being adapted by the man himself, George Clooney, who will direct, executive produce and star in. Christopher Abbott (Girls), Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights) and Hugh Laurie (House), comprise the star-studded cast.
If you don’t know, you don’t know. Easily the most famous graphic novel of the modern era, ad well as a pretty cool film adaption by Zach Snyder. This marks Damon Lindelof’s return to HBO after his under watched masterpiece, The Leftovers. Lindelof has a history of divided fans, dating all the way back to his Lost days, but to deny his talent as a writer is impossible. Look for Watchmen to be the next great show on HBO.