The online world is taking over. Virtually everything can be done in the digital world these days, from a quality online casino experience, to the very best in film and series entertainment. As far as series go, there are more to choose from now than ever before. Netflix popularised the notion of a ‘binge worthy’ series, which has now taken off on multiple other online platforms.
The only real drawback is that there are so many to choose from it can be difficult to know where to start. Take a look at our list of best new series for 2019 and be prepared to lose hours of your life!
Russian Doll – Netflix
The concept popularised in Groundhog Day is taken to the extreme here, with a woman forced to relive the last day of her life over and over again. Some would argue that the concept isn’t exactly original, but in this case there are enough unique twists and turns to keep you engaged. OITNB’s Natasha Lyonne playing Nadia does an excellent job of bringing believability to an otherwise wacky concept. Full of dark humour and plenty of unexpected angles, Russian Doll is a must-watch for fans of the supernatural.
The Umbrella Academy – Netflix
Another superhero series, you ask, groaning. Yes, but in this case it’s sort of the anti-Avengers. The Umbrella Academy is a far darker and adult superhero story, following seven children who are mysteriously adopted into an academy. They’re trained to be crime fighters, but their bizarre, conflicting personalities are the source of endless drama and conflict. Dark humour offsets the often jarring subject material, providing a stand apart superhero experience.
Sex Education – Netflix
Sex is the comedy topic that just keeps on giving. In this case we explore the many hilarious taboos through the eyes of two central characters; a sex therapist mother, played by X-Files star Gillian Anderson, and her son, played by Asa Butterfield. The show revels in creating cringe-worthy moments, but never strays too far from being genuinely educational too.
Too Old To Die Young – Amazon Prime
Too Old To Die Young is a mini-series that has reached a final conclusion, with sadly no plans to make a second season. The series follows a police officer descending into a world of underworld violence. His partner was shot dead, and the killer responsible is still out there. Featuring bizarre, fantastical elements and a striking style, though set in the real world, Too Old to Die Young follows in the footsteps of such films as Sin City.
Veronica Mars – Hulu
Veronica Mars is back, rekindled on Hulu. Though the story picks up years after the original series, the character of private investigator Veronica Mars is still intact. This time she is investigating bombings that occur at Spring Break locations, with suspects that range between politicians and Mexican crime cartels.
Euphoria – HBO
This teen drama follows a group of teenagers as they attempt to find their place in the world. With drugs, sex and plenty of drama to go around, this journey is one that may just have audiences smiling empathetically, even as they are squirming uncomfortably in their seats. Euphoria was renewed for a second season, although the first more or less had a solid conclusion. It seems this story has not yet seen its final destination.
The Act – Hulu
The Act follows the true story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard who murdered her mother, Dee Dee. In reality, Dee Dee suffered from Munchausen syndrome by proxy, which resulted in her faking numerous illnesses. Upon the deceit being discovered by her daughter, Gypsy resorted to murder. The Act chronicles the events surrounding this tragedy, which are so bizarre and troubling as to almost defy belief. A troubling series, but fascinating in all the right ways.
Shrill – Hulu
Struggling writer Annie is facing many life challenges. Her career is floundering, she has body-image issues, her boss is unbearable, and her romantic relationship toxic. Follow her as she confronts these issues, learns to love herself and gets her life back on track.
Dead To Me – Netflix
A pair of grieving widows bond in therapy, producing various interesting and engaging interactions. Of course, all is not what it first appears, and our two central characters blossom in unexpected ways. Quirky dark comedy is the order of the day, yet there is more than enough heartfelt drama between these two excellent actresses.
The Boys – Amazon Prime
Based on the comic of the same name, The Boys is similar in tone to The Umbrella Academy, though darker still. It explores the implications of superheroes in the real world, and has the firm goal of shocking audiences. Dark comedy accompanies every gasp inducing moment, however, ensuring that viewers are never too put off. But expect to be horrified, and especially don’t expect the same lovable nature of the Avengers.