The 71st annual Emmys Nominations have been announced where some of the finest talents and shows will be honored. Last year’s Emmy was a huge success for Netflix, but this year HBO dominated the 2019 Emmy nominations earning a whopping 137 total Emmy nominations all the to Final Season of Game of Thrones. From Amy Adams starring psychological thriller “Sharp Objects” to the dark tragicomedy “Barry” (Both Streaming on Hotstar), here are the five shows you must watch.
- Barry (Hotstar, HBO)
Frankly, it’s one of the finest comedy series I’ve seen for a while. Barry’ first season landed Hader and Winkler Emmy wins for Lead and Supporting Actor. The series follows Hader as a low-rent hitman who reluctantly travels to Los Angeles to execute a hit on an aspiring actor and discovers the joy of acting there. Barry brings laughs, and with beautiful writing and even better performances, I would highly suggest watching this masterpiece.
- Sharp Objects (Hotstar, HBO)
HBO’s Sharp Objects is bleak, disturbing, excellent, and proves that it is much more important to establish emotional clarity than it is forensic science. The scourge of so many murder mysteries. This show is the product of a mix of brilliant acting, direction, and storytelling. If you enjoy slow-cooked thrillers that establish detailed characters and portray complex relationships with finesse, you’ll love Sharp Objects.
- The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
A brilliant show that skillfully shows women’s struggles in this totalitarian universe. A show that makes us think awakens our sleeping wariness and subtly challenges us to empathize with the many women. Excellent cinematography, characterization, and plot development at a good, steady pace. Riveting to the point you won’t be able to look away for a second or miss a second of dialogue or action.
- Bodyguard (Netflix)
Things that make Bodyguard stand out from a lot of the other similar series in this genre is the way it manages a good thriller. Within the first 20 minutes, you’ve arguably witnessed one of the best thriller scenes in TV shows. From that moment onwards, I knew I had to watch all the episodes as quickly. Great characters, superb acting, cinematography, storytelling, and brilliant performance given by Richard Madden will keep you hooked.
- Fleabag (Prime Video)
Fleabag is excellent; it’s a cocktail of comedy, tension, and pathos. It’s a story of a dysfunctional 30-year-old, laid bare for the world to see. No show portrayed post-traumatic frenzy, conflicts, and bondings better than this. Protagonist Phoebe Waller-Bridge has taken her stage show and crafted it into this well-executed, acted and directed gem. It is also a triumph for female writers, and the amount of feminist comment in there is not lost. What makes Fleabag special is that it isn’t set in a comedy world where all the characters are silly, unrealistic people. They are believable people in a believable situation.