There are many ways for one to get entertained. However, when the COVID-19 pandemic forced everyone to practice social distancing and stay in their houses, they were left with limited options. With the restaurants and cinemas shutting down, people decided to turn to TV shows to receive their regular doses of entertainment.
From drama and comedy to supernatural thrillers, the TV industry did a fantastic job of keeping the viewers entertained through a really tough time. So, how about we shed light on the top 10 entertainment shows in the US, as per Plushfluffy.com? That sounds like a great idea to us!
1. Better Call Saul – AMC (Season 5, 10 Episodes)
Better Call Saul started as a mere prequel to the highly-acclaimed series, Breaking Bad. However, its gripping storyline and stellar cinematography, complemented with fantastic acting performances, soon resulted in the said series forming an identity of its own.
With the series approaching its end, Season 5 did a phenomenal job of showcasing Jimmy McGill’s journey to becoming a slick lawyer that Walter White met in Breaking Bad.
2. The Queen’s Gambit – Netflix (7 Episodes)
Who would have thought that a miniseries focused on chess would become a fan-favorite? Yet, here we are. The Queen’s Gambit revolves around Beth Harmon who takes it upon herself to battle her addictions by becoming a champion of the game mastered mainly by men.
If the plot didn’t sound intriguing enough, Anya Taylor-Joy’s portrayal of the protagonist is a must-see. Do go out of your way to catch up on this show.
3. Lovecraft Country – HBO (Season 1, 10 Episodes)
All of us love a drama set in a fictional timeline, don’t we? Well, then Lovecraft Country is the series you need to catch on to. The plot is centered on two Black families (the Freemans and the Lewises) as they embark on a fantasy journey filled with conspiracies, monsters, and ghosts.
When all is said and done, you will have more questions than answers but that is the beauty of Lovecraft Country.
4. Billions – Showtime (Season 5, 7 Episodes)
The production of Billions’ fifth season was impacted by COVID-19. However, this obstacle wasn’t enough to cause the fans to lose interest in the series. To keep the show fresh in its fifth season while retaining the focus on the rivalry between Attorney General Chuck Rhoades and hedge fund genius Bobby Axelrod, several supporting characters were introduced. Billions Season 5 also featured a cameo by WWE Superstar Becky Lynch.
5. The Crown – Netflix (Season 4, 10 Episodes)
Even if it wasn’t for the pandemic, The Crown was on its way to becoming a can’t-miss TV show. With the arrival of Margaret Thatcher and Princess Diana, The Crown has finally unveiled its take on the most notable era of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.
With high-end production and a story that has captured everyone’s attention, Season 4 of The Crown did a fantastic job of preparing the audience for a drama-rich Season 5.
6. Never Have I Ever – Netflix (Season 1, 10 Episodes)
2020 welcomed a plethora of exciting TV shows. One of these shows is Never Have I Ever. This coming-of-age comedy-drama revolves around a high-school student Devi. Devi, in an attempt to boost her reputation, ends up isolating herself from everyone close to her. The first Season of Never Have I Ever brilliantly showcased the convoluted life of an Indian-American teenager dealing with a personal loss.
7. Mrs. America – FX on Hulu (9 Episodes)
A blend of fiction and reality often makes for a good TV series. Don’t trust us? Mrs. America is living proof of the statement we just made. Its plot revolves around the battle over the Equal Rights Amendment, accompanied by the obstacle placed in the said movement’s path by none other than Phyllis Schlafly.
8. The Flight Attendant – HBO Max (Season 1, 8 Episodes)
A murder mystery that makes you laugh, that’s new, isn’t it? The Flight Attendant stars Kaley Cuoco as she attempts to figure out how the man she had a one night stand with got his throat cut. However, her investigation journey turns out to be a bumpy one, thanks to the presence of numerous conventional and unconventional characters.
9. The Boys – Amazon Prime (Season 2, 8 Episodes)
A show revolving around superheroes that doesn’t teach the audience the importance of hope and self-reflection? Yes, The Boys is what we are talking about. After an impactful season 1, The Boys managed to keep the viewers glued to their screens with an equally intriguing season 2, headlined by the arrival of Stormfront.
10. The Mandalorian – Disney+ (Season 2, 8 Episodes)
Topping PlushFluffy.com’s list of the Top 10 Entertainment Shows in the US is Season 2 of The Mandalorian. The said show offered the viewers a remarkable viewing experience and an intriguing storyline that gave people plenty of plot points to discuss between successive episodes.
So, sit back, relax, and watch the protagonist trying his best to transport Baby Yoda to the Jedi. Apart from a gripping story and top-of-the-line visuals, the entire Season 2 of The Mandalorian is packed with jaw-dropping guest appearances and interesting characters.