5 TV shows we can’t wait to watch in 2019
The Girl From St Agnes, Game of Thrones S8, Big Little Lies S2 and more – all coming to Showmax this year. What a time to be alive!
In between Surviving R Kelly and finishing my half bottle of wine carried over from December festivities, I started watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine for the first time just the other day. Before you say it, I too am disappointed in myself for taking this long.
To be fair, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a show I have loved from a distance, even watched a couple of episodes passively during a rip-off soiree at a friend’s house. I’m happy to say that my one-week binge has paid off, and I can now cross it off my list of shows to watch in 2019 as I look forward to Season 6, which is already basking in the glory of its high ratings after its recent January debut.
It’s a busy year for TV shows, even busier for us fans who have to wade through all the new series slated for release this year just to find the good ones.
But take comfort in the fact that we have sure winners making a comeback to our screens, including Brooklyn Nine-Nine S6, Veep Season 7, True Detective Season 3, which has promised us Mahershala Ali at his best, as well as these 5 series, which we can’t wait to catch on Showmax this year.
Looks like we are going to need more wine for this binge-watch!
1. The Girl From St Agnes | Showmax Original
The Girl From St Agnes is an eight-part murder mystery that unravels the death of a popular girl in an elite all-girls boarding school, while also bringing to light dark secrets surrounding the school and those who are part of it.
I don’t know about you but I am feeling a Pretty Little Liars vibe with this one – dark, mysterious, twisted – all the makings of a perfect TV show that I can’t wait to explore.
From Junebug to Doubt to American Hustle to Vice, Amy Adams has had a successful career as a movie star – bagging a string of accolades and nominations, and affirming her status in Hollywood as one of the greatest actresses of her generation, a reputation that she brings with her when she tackles her first major role on the small screen in Sharp Objects.
Sharp Objects is a psychological thriller miniseries that follows an alcoholic and troubled crime reporter (Adams) who comes back to her hometown to investigate the murders of two girls, forcing her to confront the demons – including her overbearing socialite mother played by Patricia Clarkson (House of Cards) – she ran away from in the first place.
For these roles, Adams and Clarkson received nominations for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries respectively at the Golden Globes Awards this January, with Clarkson taking home the silverware.
Sharp Objects premieres on Showmax in February.
Amidst the buzz of the upcoming season finale, someone tweeted not so long ago: “People who watch Game of Thrones feel like they have a PhD in watching TV.”
And while I feel personally attacked by this tweet, where is the lie? Pay attention, ladies and gentlemen, we the fans are about to get as condescending and as overbearing as only a true Game of Thrones fan can be. It’s finally the year of Game of Thrones; we have waited so long to get here, so just hush and let people enjoy things.
We already know that Season 8 will consist of six episodes which are an hour long. The most recent teaser from HBO also gave us a glimpse of what to expect like that moment that Sansa hands over Winterfell to Daenerys Targaryen with that tense “Winterfell is yours, Your Grace.”
But we all know it’s not going to be that easy, especially with the major reveal last season that Jon Snow is a Targaryen after all, making him the rightful heir to the Iron Throne, even above his lover … err … aunt Daenerys. We can’t also forget that the Long Night has come, and the war with the Night King and his undead army of White Walkers is about to wreak havoc in Westeros.
In the first sneak peek of Big Little Lies, it seems that our friends from Monterrey might not have gotten away with murder after all as they stand in what seems to be a police line-up.
And then there is that broken voice of a grieving mother as Meryl Streep turns to Celeste for answers: “And I wanna know what happened that night…”
As we know, Big Little Lies S1 ended with the major showdown that finally helped us piece together the murder mystery we were introduced to in episode 1.
The new season, which premieres in June 2019, promises even more mysteries and twists, will comprise seven episodes and will star all the beloved women from Season 1 – Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern and Zoe Kravitz.
Stream Big Little Lies S1 on Showmax.
After watching the Younger Season 5 finale, one thing is certain – we are finally going to see a proper Liza and Charles romance that we deserve in the upcoming Season 6.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Sutton Foster, who plays the beloved resident 20-something-actually-40-something Liza Miller said, “I will say that this is the season of Liza and Charles – it really is,” she said. “Are they skipping through the fields happily ever after? Of course not, because this is Younger, but I definitely feel like it gives fans a glimpse into the relationship that we haven’t seen yet, and that’s exciting. They get some hard moments, but we get some really good moments as well.”