End 2019 the right way – in front of your TV with these smash hit shows!
Best TV of the year on the Virgin Media Store
It’s almost time to wave goodbye to the year – and to the decade! – and we don’t know about you, but we’re getting a little bit emotional. If we were pretending to be young, we’d say we were totes emoshe!
The ’10s or “tenties” (terrible name, not catchy, won’t miss it) ended with a massively blockbusting year of telly. Yes, 2019, you did us proud. And if you missed anything, now is the perfect time to catch up on the shows everyone was talking about this year, with all these highlights available to buy now on the Virgin Media Store.
His Dark Materials
For fans of Philip Pullman’s fantastic novels, this series finally arrives after almost 25 years of anticipation. Exploring questions around religion, the soul and the meaning of existence, the on-screen adventures of Lyra Belacqua (Dafne Keen) will satisfy even the most hardcore of fans.
Game Of Thrones
The biggest TV show of all time took its final bow this year, and it felt like no one could talk about anything else. Now the dust has settled on Westeros, it feels like prime time for another (or a first!) visit. And with seasons 1-6 on special offer right now, not even the Night King’s hordes could stop you.
Seven Worlds, One Planet
David Attenborough + animals = a failsafe recipe for unmissable telly. Here, Sir David explores each of our Earth’s seven continents and the wildlife they contain. Dive deep with humpback whales and take to the skies with albatrosses in this awe-inspiring series, yet another triumph of natural history documentary-making.
If you spent the summer confused about why everyone was suddenly talking about sexy priests, well, blame Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Fleabag will make you laugh, cry, cry laughing and laugh crying. Didn’t realise there was a difference? Clearly you haven’t seen it yet.
Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson and Tom Hardy being tough guys in peaked caps – what’s not to like? We cannot confirm or deny we’ve started talking in gangster-Brummie accents after bingeing all five seasons in a couple of weeks. The height of Peaky TV!
There’s a reason Jodie Comer is a straight-up sensation these days, and that reason is Killing Eve. Her Villanelle is the most captivating character to hit the small screen in years (enough to claim a Virgin Media BAFTA in 2019), and continues in the same vein in season 2. This killer is all thriller.
Big Little Lies
Is there a show out there with more star power? Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, Zoë Kravitz, Shailene Woodley, Adam Scott and Alexander Skarsgård lit up the screen, and were joined by none other than Meryl Streep for season 2. Intrigue abounds in Monterey, California, in this engrossing story of secrets, lies and murder.
The Handmaid’s Tale
Margaret Atwood’s novel has taken on a new life on screen, with the dystopian story developing into three intensely gripping and often harrowing seasons. Elisabeth Moss is nothing short of stunning as lead character June, pushed beyond her limits by a society that seeks to keep her powerless.
We’d call Succession TV’s next big thing if it wasn’t already so massive. You’re gonna straight-up hate every character in this drama about a powerful, dysfunctional family of media titans, but you’re not going to be able to stop hitting “next episode”.
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Images credits: Fleabag © 2019 Fleabag Productions Limited
His Dark Materials © Bad Wolf – Photographer: Alex Bailey / Marxco Grob
Seven Worlds, One Planet © John Aitchison
Peaky Blinders © Tiger Aspect – Photgrapher: Robert Viglasky