5 Emmy Award Winning Shows to Watch This Year 

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Many people watch television to be informed about current events, while others want to catch up on the latest in the sports world while cheering on their favorite sports teams. However, there have always been dramas, comedies, and documentary series to entertain and inform viewers as long as broadcast television has existed. The Emmy Awards, handed out each year since 1949, are primarily responsible for recognizing these shows.

All dramas, comedies, competitions, variety shows, and limited series are evaluated, voted, and ranked, with the best winning an Emmy. Interested in Emmy award-winning shows to binge-watch? Here’s a list of things you might enjoy. 

The Crown

The Crown follows Queen Elizabeth II’s life from the beginning of her rule to today. This Netflix Original begins just before her Coronation. It continues until the conclusion of the current season when she is at an important crossroads in her roles as sovereign, wife, and mother.  

The series marries top-notch drama with a slew of excellent performances, highlighted by Claire Foy as the young monarch — and subsequently Olivia Colman. It illuminates the Queen’s unspoken responsibilities and the difficult balance of managing public and private life, beginning with her union with Philip and coping with her father, George. 

Sounds impressive, but it’s not for you? Is it a little too uptight? Honestly, you don’t want to miss out on this fantastic series. It’s a tremendous character drama with a lot of historical detail and a fun tale. It’s easily one of Netflix’s most excellent series. Plus, having a little extra Olivia Colman in your life can’t hurt. 

The Queen’s Gambit

Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit might be fascinating to watch, but it’s probably fair to say most people don’t appreciate it. The Queen’s Gambit, a Netflix series created by Scott Frank, became just that when it debuted in 2020. Adapted from a novel by Walter Tevis, the story follows Beth Harmon, a teenage orphan and chess prodigy whose journey to the top of the game is impeded by periodic battles with addiction.   

In the lead part, Anya Taylor-Joy gives one of the greatest small-screen portrayals in recent history, with Marielle Heller, Harry Melling, and Thomas Brodie-Sangster supporting her. The lavishly made series, which contains an assortment of skillfully staged chess match set-pieces and a narrative that will keep you captivated for the whole seven-episode run, is richly created and loaded with exquisite historical detail. 

Ted Lasso  

This Apple TV series is without a doubt the finest show of 2020. Ted Lasso is a show about a college football coach who accepts a coaching position with AFC Richmond, a Premier League soccer team. Jason Sudeikis plays Ted Lasso, and if you like Sudeikis as a comedian, this is a must-see.

There is no doubt that Ted Lasso is one of the most heartwarming shows you will ever see. It has the tone and message that many people seek in a good show. In its uplifting attempts, though, it manages to avoid seeming cheesy.

Bill Lawrence, Jason Sudeikis, Brett Goldstein, Phoebe Walsh, and the rest of the cast have beautifully written/created each character on the program. As the frigid, bitter divorcé club owner, Hannah Waddingham is fantastic. Coach Beard is played by Brendan Hunt, who is a wonderful match for him.

Also, you don’t have to be a fan of football or a soccer fan to enjoy it. 

The Boys  

This Amazon series about superheroes is the ideal blend of a “prestige”-type show and a well-oiled serialized network drama. The show is based on the same-named comics and occurs in a universe where superheroes are not only real but also famous.

However, it turns out that the majority of those superheroes are fascinated with their power and often commit atrocities with no repercussions. The Boys are a mishmash of ordinary people with personal vendettas against The Seven, a superhuman team.

The show is highly violent, darkly humorous, and not for children, but it’s also more cerebral than you might anticipate, tackling topics like business, celebrity, and even sexual impropriety. While The Boys does go to some dark areas, it is, first and foremost, a great deal of fun. 

Bridgerton 

What happens when Jane Austen’s Regency world collides with Gossip Girl’s romance and scandal? You receive this intriguing series. The period romance series revolves around the Bridgertons, a wealthy household within London’s elite, and is based on Julia Quinn’s successful novel series.

While Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor), the eldest daughter, is on the lookout for a spouse, the remainder of her siblings is attempting to establish their position in society. However, will they be able to escape the watchful eye of Lady Whistledown (Julie Andrews), London’s most famous gossip columnist? 

Come for the magnificent costumes and romanticism of 19th century England; stay to uncover Lady Whistledown’s true identity and fall in love with Daphne and Simon (Regé-Jean Page)’s story and their string of hot encounters! 

Final Thoughts  

There are a lot more Emmy award-winning shows you can binge on. The following list clearly shows the emergence of various distinct eras, from the long-running sitcoms of the 1980s and 1990s to the new golden age of media ushered in by the “Sopranos” and other premium programs. It’s unclear where the television will go in the next decade as streaming services like Apple TV+, Netflix, Disney+, and Amazon Prime Video invest massively in new programming. 

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