Favourite shows of 2020
Snowpiercer (TNT / Netflix): a tough, political action drama with plenty of ideas and engaging characters. In 2020, the thought of a group of people in a confined setting yearning for freedom couldn't be more relevant.
The Boys (Amazon): this controversial and exciting take on the superhero genre is worth the binge. The show simultaneously tackles corporate America, racism, sexism and (anti-)heroism. It manages to reconcile many diverging viewpoints into action-packed episodes, while remaining character-driven. Top points for the gorgeous 6K cinematography.
Teenage Bounty Hunters (Netflix): a real gem of a show, with charismatic and funny leads who stumble through their early adult lives while trying to do their jobs as bounty hunters.
Alex Rider (IMDb TV / Amazon): finally, a take on Alex Rider that delivers exactly what the novels cannot but tease with glamorous action, slick editing and an awesome soundtrack. The main character is grounded and well fleshed out thanks to an array of good supporting characters and a gritty London setting. It's a shame this took so long to get made.
The Umbrella Academy (Universal / Netflix): a human and comedic look at a dysfunctional family of 'heroes' who all have reasons to hate each other. Very engaging and well directed.