We’re a couple months out from the 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards, which means everyone’s talking about this year’s nominees and which shows deserve to win in their respective categories. We definitely have some predictions, but the truth is so many of these shows are #bingeworthy and deserving of your time.
If you’re anything like us, you’re constantly looking for a new series to devour — so instead of predicting Emmy wins, we’re here to tell you which nominated shows and television movies you absolutely have to watch RIGHT now. We’ve narrowed it down to sixteen:
The first season of this Hulu original retells the real-life story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard and the murder of her mother, a disturbed woman who made her daughter believe she was ill when in fact she was completely healthy. Trippy.
Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones went out in a blaze of glory after eight incredible seasons on HBO. Based on George R. R. Martin’s fantasy novels, the action-packed series follows several noble dynasties as they fight for their lives and control of seven kingdoms. GoT is undoubtedly one of the best series of all time — despite some folks hating how it ended. Get into it.
The Handmaid’s Tale
Based on Margaret Atwood’s best-selling novel, this Hulu original follows Offred, a woman kept for breeding in the totalitarian republic of Gilead that has replaced the United States. Need we say more?
We love a show that isn’t afraid to take it there — and that’s exactly what Killing Eve is. From the amazing acting to the nonstop action and mind games, this show will have you at the edge of your seat as it follows a serial killer and those who would put her behind bars.
This FX drama follows the Black and Latino LGBTQ community in the late 1980s and early ’90s, as HIV Aids rears its head. Pose is as inspiring as it is heartbreaking, giving outsiders an inside look at ballroom culture and what it was like to be queer during this time in America. Must watch.
This Is Us
Honestly? We weren’t ready for how good This Is Us was going to be when we first tuned in! The NBC drama is loved for its writing and casting. It gets family, love, mental health, Black love, and so many other societal topics right. Tune in for a show that’s both heartbreak and healing.
Barry is a fave! It follows the staggering story of a hitman who travels to L.A. to murder someone, but ends up joining an acting class. The HBO hit is everything you’d least expect, in a highly thrilling way.
Described as a dark comedy, Black Monday takes us back to October 19, 1987, the worst stock market crash in Wall Street history — and who caused it. You’ll definitely want to take the time to tune into this one.
Following five queer men as they help well-meaning strangers heal from their personal traumas, the show dismantles prejudices about the LGBTQ community and sheds light on the beauty of being different. This Netflix series is too good to skip.
When They See Us
Ava Duvernay outdid herself with this one. The critically-acclaimed, four-part miniseries follows the 1989 case of five Black suspects who were accused of raping a white woman in Central Park, New York City — and how the justice system failed them, completely.
How To Get Away With Murder
Five years after it premiered on ABC, we’re still obsessed with HTGAWM and Viola Davis’ award-winning portrayal of law professor Annalise Keating. Tune in. You’ll thank us later.
Somehow, Black-ish found a way to be hilarious and right on point as far as the sociopolitical issues Black people face everyday. From racism to “snitching,” this show talks about it all and what’s more, the writers get it.
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
In a space that is sorely lacking diversity, Trevor Noah is the talk show host we’ve been waiting for. Drawing his satire from current events and politicians, Noah’s commentary is everything everyone else is thinking, but too afraid to say.
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
We love Jimmy Kimmel Live! for its myriad of celebrity guests, whose personalities are never really what you’d expect them to be. It doesn’t hurt that Kimmel is also hilarious.
In this triggering documentary, two of Michael Jackson’s alleged sexual abuse victims are now all grown up, in their 30s, and ready to tell their side of what happened. It’s chilling and it certainly dismantles the legacy of the late legend.
FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened
We all know about Billy McFarland and his failed Fyre Festival. Well, here’s a closer look at his “genius” idea and how it quickly turned disastrous.