If awards are anything to go by, these Emmy-Award winning favourites are all worth catching while you still can. They’re all currently available to stream through Netflix, Now TV, Amazon or BBC iPlayer, so add them to your viewing list if you haven’t already caught up.
I don’t know many who haven’t already caught up with this BBC drama about a psychopathic assassin who becomes obsessed by the MI5 officer who’s been assigned to track her down. But if you haven’t already seen it, you’re in for a treat! Be prepared for thrills, suspense, high fashion and the many accents of the incredibly talented Jodie Comer who plays Villanelle (the Russian assassin). Watch it on the BBC iPlayer.
Game of Thrones
Lets be honest Game of Thrones dominated this year’s Emmys, despite the final season not being as warmly received. However, it is definitely worth a watch if you haven’t already caught up. There’s no doubt that GOT has been a major cultural phenomenon of our time, and the eighth and final season did give us all the answers – even if some were unpopular. Watch it now through Amazon.
This five-part dramatisation of the most catastrophic nuclear disaster in human history, is currently IMDB’s highest-rated TV series of all time. High praise indeed, especially considering Chernobyl’s chilling subject matter. The attention to detail and scientific accuracy have been critically applauded, along with a talented cast who managed to capture the tense horror of this unforgettable true story. Watch it on Now TV.
Another cult-favourite, this time a black-comedy following a young, grief-stricken woman (the massively talented Phoebe Waller-Bridge) as she attempts to re-build her life following the suicide of her best friend. The critically acclaimed second season sees Fleabag trying to deal with her annoying step-mother and her love for a seriously hot priest. Watch it on BBC iPlayer.
Better Call Saul
The Breaking Bad spin-off (which is now in it’s 5th season), follows the earlier life of Saul Goodman, the shady criminal lawyer with no morals from the original show. Breaking Bad favourite Mike Ehrmantraut also stars as the “fixer”. If you loved Breaking Bad, this is definitely one to watch. Catch all seasons now on Netflix.
Jason Bateman plays a financial planner who’s forced to launder money for a Mexican cartel. Trying to hide and stay under cover he moves to the Ozarks (a remote mountain range in Missouri) with his not so loyal wife and two teenage children. However, they soon find that the Ozark people have secrets of their own. Watch now on Netflix.
Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams give us an inside look at the romantic and creative work of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon in this brilliant dramatisation of their life and careers. Both performances are outstanding and take us back to the 50s, 60s and 70s – and the birth of the “Fosse” style – “and all that jazz”. I found this mini-series fascinating, mainly because I knew very little about this iconic and influential couple. Watch it on BBC iPlayer.
What can I say about The Bodyguard without giving anything away? Let’s see, it’s a gripping drama about a bodyguard (played by Richard Madden), who’s secretly suffering from PTSD and is assigned to protect a high profile MP, played by Keeley Hawes. Political intrigue abounds, along with corruption and more than a few surprises. Watch it on Netflix.
Do you have a favourite from this list of award-winning shows? My personal award for best series goes to Killing Eve, it’s just not like anything else on TV right now!