Sunday, December 29, 2019

Top 19 New Shows of 2019: #2

My annual TV Awards, the AFT Television Awards, are given out during the summer. It’s always nice to check inn midway through the television season to reflect back on all the calendar year introduced us to. As 2019 closes out and 2020 begins, here’s a look back at the best new shows of the year.

#2: Our Boys

I wasn’t sure about the idea of a TV show based on the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers and subsequent murder of a Palestinian teenager in the summer of 2014. This series defied all of my expectations, offering a layered, deeply involving and powerful look at Israeli and Palestinian society. The performances were excellent, and this dramatization was respectful and thought-provoking, a fully subtitled drama brought to American audiences by HBO.

Best Episode: “Chapter 4: The Dawn Martyr
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