My Top 6 TV Series’ of the Year

I was thinking the other day of how many really interesting TV series’ we watched this year, and I wanted to share what I found to be worth my time to watch.

1. Stranger Things – I just finished Season 2 of Stranger Things, and I think it might have been even better than Season 1. It’s set in a small town in Indiana in the 80’s, and they do such an amazing job of making it all seem so real. It involves a young girl with special powers, a group of nerdy middle-school boys, and a government project gone wrong.

2. The OA – So this was weird and it took me some time to really understand what was going on, but it got to be one of those things that I had to finish to figure out what the point of it all actually was. This one involves a missing woman who claims to have some special powers, as she tells a random group of people she has banded together all about where she has been in the time she has been missing.

3. The Handmaid’s Tale – Not for the faint-hearted, for sure! This one is hard to stomach at times, but I think it’s an important topic, especially in light of the unstable situation we are currently in. It’s a great screen version of Margaret Atwood’s book, which is a dystopian novel, so it is bizarre at times.

4. Schitt’s Creek – This might be the most hilarious show I’ve ever seen. It’s about a wealthy family who loses just about everything, except for a small town called Schitt’s Creek. They are forced to move into a crappy motel in this super small town, where they stick out like sore thumbs. The show could not have been cast better, and the characters are absolutely hilarious.

5. The Path – This is an intense series about a cult. Having just watched Leah Remini’s documentary series about Scientology, we were pretty interested in watching this one, because it plays out scenarios that are probably pretty realistic. It’s frightening, to say the least.

6. Thirteen Reasons Why – This is another intense series not meant for the faint-hearted. I sometimes work with teens dealing with complicated issues and emotions, so this series was all too real to me, but I had to watch it to see how it all played out. It was extremely difficult to watch at times, and it was pretty controversial when it came to whether or not parents should let their kids watch it. It was really intense much of the time, and I remember having to take some time to process what all went down in this one.

I’m sure that I’m missing some really great and important shows, but these definitely made an impression on me. Did anyone else watch anything that was really good and worth spending the time on?

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