Emmy Nominated TV Shows in 2019 I Haven’t Seen (Yet)

I watch a lot of TV. A lot. Many people (especially my mother) would say it’s too much. But no matter how many hours I spend in front of the TV watching episodes after episode, there never seems to be enough time.

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Although I have already watched the majority of the shows, life has been busy and I was not able too got through even some of the most popular shows everybody has been talking about:


Better Call Saul

The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer, Jimmy McGill, in the time leading up to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Bob Odenkirk in Better Call Saul (2015)

I watched Breaking Bad a lot after it had aired and I struggled to finish it at the end. And even though I loved it, I was not interested in expanding that universe. I know Bob Odenkirk is gives a wonderful performance, I just don’t feel like spending my time watching, no matter how great of a show it is.

Ozark

A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder $500 million in five years to appease a drug boss.

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Ozark (2017)

I don’t really have a reason why I haven’t watch this yet. I see the poster on Netflix sometimes but it has never grabbed my attention. I don’t even know what it is about, to be honest. Maybe I’ll check it out eventually.

Succession

Succession follows a dysfunctional American global-media family.

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Alan Ruck in Succession (2018)

I’ve heard lots of people talk about how good this HBO show is, I just never thought it was something for me to like. I’ve also planned on watching “Billions” on Showtime but I don’t think I enjoy this type of show.

Escape At Dannemora

An employee at a prison in upstate New York becomes romantically involved with a pair of inmates and helps them escape.

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Escape at Dannemora (2018)

This I’m actually planning on watching. I’ve heard Jon Lovett on the Pod Save America ads talk about this and Chernobyl. And now I’m intrigued by it.

I know nothing about it, which is exactly what I love doing. Going in Jake Peralta style: “Eyes closed, head first, can’t lose.”

Fosse/Verdon

An inside look at the romantic and creative partnership between influential choreographer/director, Bob Fosse, and Gwen Verdon, one of the greatest Broadway dancers of all time.

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Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams in Fosse/Verdon (2019)

Michelle Williams is in it and she’s amazing. And it’s produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Like… Do you need any other reason to watch this show?

I am not familiar with who Fosse and Verdon were but I’m definitely here for this.

Sharp Objects

A reporter confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to cover a violent murder.

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Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, and Eliza Scanlen in Sharp Objects (2018)

I read this book a while ago and I wanted to wait until I had forgotten some of the details to watch the tv show otherwise I would have compared them too much.

Amy Adams is fantastic so I’m really excited to see her performance in this. It supposed to be very dark and gloomy and psychologically tense.

And it’s directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, the same director of Big Little Lies!

When They See Us

Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they’re falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park. Based on the true story.

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When They See Us (2019)

So many people talked about it but I am not familiar with the story. It was 1989 and I was born in 1996. In a different country. Ava DuVernay directed it and my high school crush Joshua Jackson is in it. What more could I want?

In only four episodes, it’s a compelling story about the American justice systems and the institutionalized racism that is sadly still present to this day.

The Kominsky Method

An aging actor, who long ago enjoyed a brush with fame, makes his living as an acting coach.

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Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin in The Kominsky Method (2018)

This was nominated last year and well and I did not watch it. I did not get the appeal of it. I really didn’t.

I don’t want to be rude, but why would I watch a show about two old white dudes in Los Angeles? I just don’t feel like it, especially with all the other more diverse and interesting sounding shows?

Maybe I’m wrong. Tweet at me.

Dead To Me

A series about a powerful friendship that blossoms between a tightly wound widow and a free spirit with a shocking secret.

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Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini in Dead to Me (2019)

I have no idea why I haven’t seen this one yet. I truly don’t. It seems like an interesting show with two women as leads and I should have watched it a long time ago.

And there’s Christina Applegate! Linda Cardellini (who I did not know until literally 2 seconds ago was Velma in the Scooby-Doo Movies and now I’m shook) and James Marsden!

Can’t wait to check this out!

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST:

A Very English Scandal

British Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe is accused of conspiracy to murder his gay ex-lover and forced to stand trial in 1979.

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Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw in A Very English Scandal (2018)

I cannot believe I still haven’t seen this show. And in perfect British fashion, it’s just 3 episodes long.

3 EPISODES!!!

I could have watched it in an evening! I am deeply disappointed in myself. And there’s Hugh Grant in it! And Ben Whishaw!

I must watch this.


Here they are! I don’t know what I’ll be able to see in the 3 remaining weeks but I’ll try my best!

Have you seen any of these shows? Which ones would you recommend?

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Georgia

10 thoughts on “Emmy Nominated TV Shows in 2019 I Haven’t Seen (Yet)

  1. Dead To Me was alright. It wasn’t a show I like /need/ everyone to watch and I’m not dying for S2, but it was cool and unique, and not that long.
    Fosse/Verdon was boring. The acting was good, but there wasn’t enough music for me, and I kind of hated everyone.
    My parents watched Ozark and liked S1 but thought S2 was bad. It didn’t look interesting to me.
    I have a friend telling me to watch Succession so I maaaaay give that a try. I find HBO shows to be kind of pretentious, so I don’t know if I’ll really enjoy it.

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    1. Still haven’t seen Dead To Me and I’m not in a hurry.
      Although I ended up watching the pilot of Fosse/Verdon the other day and I’m very intrigued.
      Some kind of HBO shows do feel a bit pretentious. Sometimes I feel like if you don’t like them, you don’t like good television. Which is bullshit. Just because it’s HBO doesn’t mean it’s good. That being said, watch Barry on HBO. It’s AMAZING. lol
      Thanks for commenting!

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    1. I just started the third season of 13 reasons why but I think I’m going to put that on hold and start Dead to Me!
      I don’t know why I’m subjecting myself to another season of that show but I want to have an opinion on it and so I have to watch it.

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