The top TV shows for 2020, the year where even the fact that you could watch TV was a top reason to be on the top list.
Director Vikramaditya Motwane’s mad and zippy one-night ride works at so many levels, it’s mad. About movies.
Director Hansal Mehta spins a fantastic web of financial crimes and manipulation, putting out one of this year’s best.
Director Rob Minkoff holds a bag full of twists, mysteries, and crude comic. In other words, a mixed bag.
Debut director Honey Trehan lays out his movie on a multi-hued slow burn track that, as long as it stays on it, singes and haunts.
‘Breathe: Into the Shadows’ takes an elaborate, weary, textbook approach to the serial-killer genre. You’ll be excused for yawning.
Director Cory Finley spins a tight tale about a true-life embezzlement scandal that throws light on an education system that encourages top rankings for schools at a price no one knows they’re paying. Or do they? Oh yeah, and Hugh Jackman shines in a layered act.
The discomfiting yet must-watch ‘Paatal Lok’ takes ‘Chinatown’, Indian societal rot, and other fetid ingredients, and hammers them all to pulp. Best not to hold your popcorn tub in its midst.
‘The Outsider’ is a take on Stephen King’s novel by the same name. And while there’s plenty of chills and horror in quiet doses, it is what that hovers over it in its strangely tenderly terrorizing take that’s become so apt in these strange times: grief and the fear of loss.
The top TV shows of 2019.