If there’s one thing we can be sure of in a year of uncertainty, it’s good television. The day-to-day chaos that overwhelmed our lives made 2019 feel slow and exhausting, yet it somehow managed to fly right by.
This 2019 awards race might have one of the most crowded acting fields in recent years. Last year delivered so many impressive performances that many of them were either snubbed from nominations or will lose to someone we find unfavorable.
Every year, we search curiously for movies we love. Often, we miss. I find that I am insufferably dour when it comes to deciding if a given year is a good year for movies up until the very last month, when the Oscar-eligible films come rushing in like the downpour after a drought.
Ranking television shows is an impossible task, one that’s only gotten more difficult as there are fewer and fewer shows that everyone watches. There is little difference between number five and number three, so I am opting to chronologically rank them instead.
I’ve been blessed by the entertainment industry a countless amount of times, but the most memorable gift was my introduction to the depths and bounds that animated shows can reach in their content, spirit and artistry.