It’s still the golden age of television and 2020 promises to entertain us with another year of good TV. With the long list of shows coming and returning in 2020, here are the ones that we’re most looking forward to stream and binge watch this year.
Bojack Horseman, Season 6 Part II
Premiere: January 31
Why We’re Excited: The culmination of the long-running and well-loved Netflix animated series is upon us. And we’re both really sad and psyched about it.
Through its run, Bojack Horseman has excellently explored the struggles of living as an adult in a broken world while not forgetting to be funny about it. The show’s titular character has made a lot of bad decisions in the past, and he’s making an effort to change. But the show is clearly not letting him off the hook. With how Part I ended, it won’t be surprising if Bojack will find himself facing the consequences of his actions in Part II. We’re pretty sure it will feel like a gut punch, and we simply can’t wait for it.
Falcon & Winter Soldier
Why We’re Excited: Marvel is set to launch two Disney+ series this year: Falcon & Winter Soldier and Wanda Vision (more on that later), and it’s about time we get an update on our favorite heroes.
Falcon & Winter Soldier will chronicle the story of Sam Wilson aka Falcon and Bucky Barnes aka Winter Soldier without Steve Rogers as Captain America. The premise is exciting in itself and with Daniel Brühl as Zemo in the mix, we’re pretty sure we’ll be in for one hell of a ride. And if we’re being honest here, we just really want to see more MCU-related content post-Endgame.
Killing Eve, Season 3
Why We’re Excited: Killing Eve’s second season ended on a major cliffhanger. With a new writer Suzanne Heathcote at the helm, we’re excited on how she will continue the two incredibly addicting seasons that were written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Season 1) and Emerald Fennell (Season 2).
Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) and Villanelle (Jodie Comer) have explosive chemistry, and it will be exhilarating to see how their stories unfold, especially when we all know it’s wrong to side with a psychopath.
Why We’re Excited: We’re all familiar with Nurse Ratched, the main villain and head nurse of the psychiatric ward from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. After all, she has become practically the stereotype for the not-so-friendly nurses in mainstream films. Netflix’s Ratched is her origin story—her transformation from a regular nurse to a monstrous being exploiting mental health patients.
An extended backstory of one of the most iconic characters in cinema? Count us in.
Little Fires Everywhere
Premiere: March 18
Why We’re Excited: Based on the bestselling novel of the same name, Hulu’s adaptation stars Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington—two women who are no stranger to the small screen.
Reese Witherspoon has starred in the critically-acclaimed Big Little Lies playing Madeline Mackenzie, a Type-A borderline obsessive mother, and Apple TV’s The Morning Show playing the fiery Bradley Jackson alongside Alex Levy played by Jennifer Aniston. It’s obvious that Witherspoon’s strength is in playing strong but sometimes overwhelmingly passionate women. That’s why we’re so excited to see how her acting prowess will complement Washington’s who as Scandal’s Olivia Pope has proven to be an excellent actress herself.
Just watch the trailer and you’ll understand why this is one of the most anticipated collaborations this year.
Why We’re Excited: Wanda Vision was originally planned to debut in 2021, but Marvel has (thankfully) announced that it will premiere this year on Disney+. The series still stars Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany as Vision. While we don’t know much about the show’s details, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige promises that it’s a pretty mix of a “classic sitcom” and “MCU spectacular”. We’re already sold.
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Patriz Biliran and Regina Peñarroyo co-run The Ampersand and write blog articles in their free time.