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Eight TV Shows I Want to Watch in 2020

Hello friends! It’s no question that I’m bad at keeping up with tv shows – I get bored, abandon them, or simply forget about them completely. With most shows it feels like the creators are milking them way past their limit, making them feel empty and meaningless. However, that has never stopped me from wanting to start new shows, particularly ones that have are already been wrapped up.

So, in a way to encourage myself to actually get to these shows, I’m sharing nine shows with you today – some old, some new – that I’d love to watch.

Gentleman Jack

Short summary from IMDb: A dramatization of the life of LGBTQ+ trailblazer, voracious learner and cryptic diarist Anne Lister, who returns to Halifax, West Yorkshire in 1832, determined to transform the fate of her faded ancestral home Shibden Hall.

The Magicians

Short summary from IMDb: After being recruited to a secretive academy, a group of students discover that the magic they read about as children is very real-and more dangerous than they ever imagined.

Mr. Robot

Short summary from IMDb: Elliot, a brilliant but highly unstable young cyber-security engineer and vigilante hacker, becomes a key figure in a complex game of global dominance when he and his shadowy allies try to take down the corrupt corporation he works for.

The Handmaid’s Tale

Short summary from IMDb: Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship.

Pride and Prejudice

Short summary from IMDb: While the arrival of wealthy gentlemen sends her marriage-minded mother into a frenzy, willful and opinionated Elizabeth Bennet matches wits with haughty Mr. Darcy.

(I’ve read the book, watched the movie, but I haven’t seen the BBC mini series, which is supposedly far, far better than the movie? I’m CURIOUS.)


Short summary from IMDb: A clever bookstore manager relies on his savvy Internet know-how to make the woman of his dreams fall in love with him.

Brooklyn 99

Short summary from IMDb: Jake Peralta, an immature, but talented N.Y.P.D. detective in Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct, comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Ray Holt.

I Am the Night

Short summary from IMDb: In early 1960s, an African American teenage girl looking for her real father and a disgraced journalist seeking closure find themselves drawn into a web of secrets revolving around L.A.’s most infamous cold case, the Black Dahlia murder.

let’s chat!

Have you watched any of these shows? Would you recommend them? What shows do you want to watch?

33 thoughts on “Eight TV Shows I Want to Watch in 2020

  1. I liked I Am the Night a lot! The Black Dahlia case interests me a lot and I liked the perspective it brought. Brooklyn 99 is really funny I’m not caught up (serial show hopper here lol 💁🏽‍♀️ )but it is enjoyable! Right now I’m watching When the Camellia Blooms, a K-Drama about a single mother in her 30s dealing with the stigmas in her town and there’s also a ~Serial Killer on the loose oOoOo~ there’s a romance in it and the main love interest is a total puppy sweetheart so I’m enjoying it so far! Can’t wait to see what you end up watching :’)

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    1. Ooh, cool, because I haven’t heard *that much* about I Am the Night, so I’m happy you liked it. I’m really interested in the Black Dahlia case as well. When the Camellia Blooms sounds pretty good! I’ve never tried K-Dramas, but I kinda want to. It’s just so intimidating, because there are SO MANY, haha. But this one sounds very good, I’ll add it to my watchlist.

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      1. I totally understand where you’re coming from! There’s so much to choose from and it can be daunting! Maybe I’ll have to extend into a book and Kdrama blog so I can give people recs haha. Have a good week Veronika!

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  2. That’s a good list! However, If you try The Magicians I’d recommend stopping at the end of s3, because in s4 (no spoilers, don’t worry) the showrunners did something absolutely HORRENDOUS both in itself and for how it changes what had been the message of the show until then.

    (In any case, if you have any triggers I’d consult with a fan beforehand so you can be warned/advised or whatever you need cause already in s1 there’s some strong scenes.)

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  3. The Handmaid’s Tale is probably one of the best shows I have ever watched, but it is BRUTAL. It is definitely not one to watch when you are anxious or scared, as some of the stuff these women go through is hard to shake from your head. That being said, I would recommend it as I think it is very powerful especially in this day and age!

    Plus, you could always watch Brooklyn 99 afterwards to cheer you up. That show is hilarious!

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  4. Thank god I’m not the only one in the world who hasn’t seen The Handmaid’s Tale yet! I really want to watch that and I Am the Night. You is very interesting because it is different that anything else I have ever seen, but I do think it is a bit overrated.

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  5. I am The Night looks really good! I haven’t watched any of these (hehe) but just finished Peaky Blinders on Netflix and loved it! and just started Dexter so we’ll see how that goes! Hope you get the chance to watch these this year 🙂

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  6. Brooklyn Nine Nine is the BEST! It’s definitely one of my go-to happy shows, so I hope you enjoy it! And the BBC Pride and Prejudice is wonderful, though I think I prefer the 2005 movie…the show is more accurate to the book, but the movie is just more enjoyable to watch in my opinion! (But you should definitely watch it and figure out what you think about it 😉 )

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    1. I’m watching Grace and Frankie as my happy show right now – I kind of always have to have one, haha – but I’ll get to Brooklyn 99 after that!! Hm, I’m curious to see which one I’ll prefer – I’ve seen the movie, but maybe I’ll have to rewatch it, because it’s been a while.


  7. I honestly don’t watch a lot of films, and then even fewer tv series?! So I have come to terms with the fact that I am going to be missing out on a lot of wonderful things. I did watch season 1 of Mr Robot and head over heels LOVED it. it’s amazing and hooking and interesting. However, I started series 2 and it took a turn in themes that I didn’t expect and was less interested in so I drifted away… ;.; I love the Knightly Pride and P film, and I have watched one episode of the series. Then I stopped watching series. But it would be a nice one to finish!

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    1. I’m the same way! I usually watch 0-5 movies per month, which is not a lot, and I watch very few tv shows and finish even fewer of them. The only one I can recall that I fully finished in the past few years is The Good Place, I’m terrible, haha. But these look so good lol. The Knightly P&P is SO GOOD, I heard that the show is even better, though, which is where my interest comes from, tbh.

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  8. the magicians!! yes!! one hundred percent!! i’m so in the mood to watch the show that i have recently bought the book so i can read it first and then immediately get to it. fingers crossed that i’ll pick it up soonish so i can finally watch the show haha. i also really like b99 so i would definitely recommend that one if you like new girl, the office, bobs burgers or shows like that. hope you’ll enjoy them!! c: ❤

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      1. lol twin thoughts, i like it. i heard the same thing but i’m trying very hard to keep my mind open and not focus on the flaws too much when i finally get to it. fingers crossed for hopeful optimism haha. c:


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