Am I hosting my own Emmy’s? Because that’s what it feels like…
Time for the lists for Limited Series and Docu-series! The limited series has always been around, but it’s kind of taken over the last few years and are producing some of the best content around. Depending on the length of the show, I can knock out a series in a day or two and it makes me feel productive—which is so silly. Anyway! Here are some of my favorite limited series of the year!
- Normal People
- The Queen’s Gambit
- Love Life
- Little Fires Everywhere
- Looking for Alaska
Watching Normal People and The Queen’s Gambit were highlights to my 2020, I’m already thinking about doing some rewatches. There’s a reason I made individual posts on each show. I loved Paul Feig and Anna Kendrick’s new show on HBO Max, Love Life. Such a great concept for an anthology show. I can’t wait to see the kind of character they follow for next person. Little Fires Everywhere produced some incredible performances and I enjoyed what they did when adapting from the book. Another example why a limited series is the best way to go when adapting books. There’s a reason why all but one of these picks are adaptations.
- Middleditch & Schwartz
- Prop Culture
- The Comedy Store
- Cursed Films
If you are a Disney fan—or just a movie fan—I highly recommend Prop Culture. It was fascinating to learn about props and set pieces from some of the most well-known and intricate movies ever made. Cheer brought me back to my days on my high school’s dance team—the hard work put in getting ready for competition and the camaraderie and family aspect for a team that spent so many hours together. Living in LA for most of my life and a lover of comedy, I thought I knew all about The Comedy Store, but I was seriously mistaken. Learning the history of this iconic place and all the famous faces that came out of there was so much fun—I could have watched 10 more episodes. My baby boys did this improv comedy series Middleditch and Schwartz early in 2020. Ben Schwartz and Thomas Middleditch are two of my favorite comedians and I had the biggest smile on my face the entire time watching this special.
That’s a wrap for TV in 2020! I watched so many great shows and so many different kinds of shows across the year. I hope 2021 is even better!