15 Best TV Series to Watch Right Now May 2019

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15 Best TV Series to Watch Right Now – May 2019 Edition

It’s the first of May so I’m letting you know all the best tv series to watch right now!  I have personally watched all of these series (I have no life except for Stay at Home Mum and television) – I not everyone will have the same taste – but these are just epic so I had to share.

Oh and yes I’m obsessed with true crime… it’s a problem!  Here they go:

Game of Thrones – Final Season

The final season of Game of Thrones is finally here…. And although we are only 3 episodes in (so far) – it is beyond epic!  Not going to put any spoilers here – but Game of Thrones is truly the vest TV Show of all time!

Fun Trivia:

  • When Jason Momoa first met Emilia Clarke, he rugby tackled her to the floor of the Belfast Hotel yelling ‘WIFEY’
  • After filming her final scenes are Daenerys Targaryen, Emilia Clark got a tattoo of three dragons on her wrist.

 

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Sex Education (2019)

  • Starring: Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey
  • Channel: Netflix
  • Genre: British Comedy, Drama

Premise:

A British series about a Sex Therapist (Gillian Anderson) and her high-school aged son who has issues with self-pleasure.  He starts giving out sex advice to other students after listening to his Mothers therapy sessions and to fund cash on the side.  His side kick in his therapy sessions is from the opposite side of the tracks, and he is desperately in love with her.

My 2c Worth: 

It is honestly a must-watch show.  Extremely well acted, well put together, hilariously funny and has crinch-worthy moments!

“Nothing says, ‘Happy Abortion’ like a bouquet.”

via mygoodtimes.in

Mary Kills People

  • Starring: Caroline Dhavernas, Jay Ryan and Richard Short
  • Channel: SBS
  • Genre: Crime, Mystery

Premise:

A doctor is putting people out of their misery by giving them a lethal dose of drugs – in exchange for payment.  When she kills the terminally ill son of a prominent Politician, the police get involved. Mary insists she is only giving these terminally ill patients counselling on their options to die. But Mary likes killing too much to stop.

My 2c worth: 

I found this series quite by accident when looking through SBS and it is a real winner.  The story-line is believable and the main character uses her smarts to realistically avoid the police.

“Not a bad way to go, huh?  Clean sheets, nice view, free hair products.  I always pictured drowning in my own mucus in the ICU. This is better.” Morgan

via variety.com

The Umbrella Academy (2019)

  • Starring: Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castaneda
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Channel: Netflix

Premise:

Forty-three babies are unexpectedly born all on the same day to women who were not pregnant the day before.  A millionaire business man tries to adopt as many of the babies as possible and he ends up with seven.  He starts ‘The Umbrella Academy’.  You see, six of the seven children have very unusual powers or characteristics.

My 2c worth:

I’m only two episodes in so far and I’m really enjoying it.  Like a polished version of Misfits.

“If you’re raised to believe if nothing about you is special, if the benchmark is extraordinary, what do you do if you’re not?”

Vanya 

via nieuwdezeweek.nl

Dirty John (2018)

  • Stars: Connie Britton, Eric Bana, Juno Temple, Julia Garner
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Channel: Netflix

Premise:

Based on the famous podcast and true story of the same name, Dirty John is about a handsome Doctor who sweeps the four-times-married Debra Newell off her feet.  They get married rather quickly and settle in to domestic life.  But Debra’s daughters start noticing things are off about John, and he has been lying about who he is. Could Dirty John be the biggest con-artist there is?  It also has a totally shocking end to the story.

My 2c Worth:

I was an avid follower of the podcast so I knew the story well.  It is a great series but I think Connie Britton plays a bit of a dummy considering Debra Newell had her own business and was quite clever.  Eric Bana (go you little Aussie) is totally creepy as Dirty John!

via tvguide.com

You (2018- )

  • Starring: Penn Badgley, Ambyr Childers, Elizabeth Lail
  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
  • Channel: Netflix

Premise:

Joe Goldberg seems a bit too good to be true.  He owns a bookstore, is handsome and seems to know what Guinevere wants before she even knows it. The thing is, Joe is a stalker of the highest order.  He also has a rape dungeon in the bottom of his bookstore masquerading as a secret vault for expensive books.

My 2c worth: 

Look it is worth watching, and the first few episodes are epic.  But it gets a bit silly and unrealistic after that.  A girly show.

“Pro tip of the day: screen your calls when you’re trying to burn a body, because it turns out things slip out that you didn’t actually wanna say.”

Joe Goldberg

via pajiba.com

Derry Girls (2018)

  • Starring: Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Nicola Coughlan
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Channel: Netflix

Premise:

Set in the early 1990’s, the series is about schoolgirl Erin, her cousin Orla and their friends Clare, Michelle and Michelle’s English cousin who is the first boy at an all-girls school.  Set during the unrest of Northern Ireland.

My 2c worth:

Pretty darn hilarious! The Irish accents can be hard to understand at times.

“You can’t ring Childline every time your mother threatens to kill you.” Michelle

via cosmopolitan.com

The Good Place

  • Starring: Kristen Bell, Ted Danson
  • Channel: Netflix
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama

Premise:

Eleanor Shellstrop has died and gone to heaven, accidently.  You see, she was meant to go the the Bad Place.  Eleanor is not a nice person.  They allow her to stay in ‘The Good Place’ to see if she can redeem her scheming and sneaky ways.

My 2c worth:

This show is just so different to anything else – I just love it.

“I’m too young to die and too old to eat off the kids’ menu.  What a stupid age I am.”  Jason Mendoza

via hollywoodreporter.com

Killing Eve (2018)

  • Starring: Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer
  • Channel: ABC Iview
  • Genre: Drama

Overview:

Eve is a MI5 Agent with dreams of being a spy.  When her team start tracking a new female assassin called Villanelle, Eve becomes intrigued with her methods and starts tracking her herself!

My 2c Worth:

I’m not a huge fan of Sandra Oh – until I saw this.  She is just excellent and really makes it!

“God, it’s amazing how efficient things are when you’re a dick to people.”  – Eve Polastri

via mikeysmarvellousmedicine.com

Russian Doll (2019)

  • Starring: Natasha Lyonne, Charlie Barnett, Greta Lee
  • Channel: Netflix
  • Genre: Comedy, Mystery

Overview: 

A party is being thrown in honor of sarcastic New Yorker, Nadia.  But during the party Nadia keeps dying, then returning to the same party.  She has to find a way to break the loop.

My 2c Worth:

Hard to get into at first and a little repetitive.

“The universe is trying to fuck with me. And I refuse to engage.”

via radiotimes.com

Succession (2018- )

  • Stars Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Brian Cox, Alan Ruck
  • Channel: Netflix
  • Genre: Drama

Overview: 

A billionaire family who are scrambling to take control of their fathers empire.  But he won’t let them.  It is said to be loosely based on the Murdoch family.

My 2c Worth: 

Brilliant story and Sarah Snook is outstanding (and she’s Aussie!).

“Look, you can’t put a value on a human life, except in our case, you rather precisely can because when trading opens tomorrow, we’re gonna drop like a stone.”   (Kendall)

via digitalspy.com

Tin Star (2017)

  • Channel: Prime Original
  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Overview:

A UK undercover cop moves his family to Canada to have a quieter life.  He gets a job as the local Police Chief just as a new Oil Company moves into town.  All of a sudden people are trying to kill him, is it the oil company – or is it his past coming back to haunt him?

My 2c Worth:

Totally badass and it goes places that are just unexpected.  Not the usual ‘Good guy gets the bad guy’ type story.

Starring:

Tim Roth, Genevieve O’Reilly, Abigail Lawrie

via standard.co.uk

Exposed: The Case of Keli Lane

  • Channel: ABC
  • Genre: True Crime, Documentary

Overview:

Australian journalist Caro Meldrum-Hanna re-investigates the disappearance and presumed murder of Tegan Lane.  Keli Lane had multiple pregnancies that she had aborted or adopted out, but no trace has ever been found of Tegan.  Did she dispose of her body?

My 2c Worth:

This series was fascinating.  Although I think that she did do it – I don’t think there was enough evidence to put Keli Lane in jail.

via news.com.au

The Murder of Laci Petersen (2017)

  • Channel: Oxygen (Fetch TV)
  • Genre: True Crime, Documentary

Overview:

Laci Petersen’s death was now 15 years ago and her husband, Scott Petersen still professes his innocence in her murder.  Laci Petersen was eight months pregnant when she disappeared, the same day that Scott Petersen decided to go fishing over 90 minutes away.  Profesionallys take a fresh look at the case.

My 2c Worth:

Man he is so guilty!!!!  What a monster.  Reminds me of the recent Chris Watts case.

via dailymail.co.uk

After Life (2019)

  • Channel: Netflix
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy

Overview: 

Tony and his wife had the perfect life. That is until Tony’s wife died of cancer.  Before she went, she left a series of videos for Tony to get on with his life.  The thing is, now that she is gone, Tony doesn’t feel like he has anything to live for, and his attitude to everything in life has changed. He no longer ‘Gives any fucks’.  He says, and does, exactly what he wants without caring about the result.

My 2c Worth:

I absolutely LOVED this series… it seems depressing from the outside, but it really is quite funny, thoughtful and makes you appreciate your family and friends.

Starring:

Ricky Gervais, Tom Basden, Tom Way

via pastemagazine.com

 

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