Everything I watched in 2019

So many things went down in 2019. Personally, it was a maddening and magical year that completely altered the course of my life: I started a new job, ended a relationship, connected with incredible friends, adopted a cat, fell in love with festivals, discovered drag shows and filled my weekends with adventures for the first time in years. In between those major moments, I continued to watch an impressive (excessive?) amount of TV. Just call it self-care!

I celebrated the end of 2018 by compiling a big long list of everything I watched, but this time around I want to differentiate between which shows I actually recommend, and which shows I suffered through so you don’t have to. Life is too short to slog through shows you don’t enjoy, so I want to be clear about which ones I believe are genuinely worth your time.

If you didn’t already binge them, these are the series and movies that made my year in 2019.

Top watches

My favorite shows/the ones I think about most often – apparently my theme of the year was surrealist explorations of time and fate.

Russian Doll



Under the Silver Lake


You: Season 1

I Am The Night

The Order: Season 1

The Favourite

American Psycho


To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything

The Lighthouse

Super sophomore seasons:

Riverdale: Season 4

True Detective: Season 3

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 2

The OA: Part II

Killing Eve: Season 2

Dark: Season 2

Veronica Mars: Season 4

Mindhunter: Season 2

Elite: Season 2

Barry: Season 2

Castle Rock: Season 2

The Handmaid’s Tale: Season 3

Outlander: Season 4

Important history lessons:



Shadow of Truth

Surviving R. Kelly

Murder Mountain

When They See Us

The Alcasser Murders

My best decision of the year: bringing this sweet baby angel into my life.

Meh / Mediocre

Not the worst watches, but not super remarkable either.

The Bodyguard

Body at Brighton Rock

Project Blue Book

The Act

Velvet Buzzsaw

After Life: Season 1

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

The Highwaymen

Stranger Things: Season 3

Love, Death & Robots: Volume 1

Heavenly Creatures


Dull documentaries:


The Golden State Killer: It’s Not Over

The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann

Capturing the Friedmans

The Confession Killer

Killer Ratings 

Dirty John: The Dirty Truth

Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt for Justice

Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

The Iceman: Confessions of a Mafia Hitman

The Devil Next Door

Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator

Who Killed Little Gregory?

The Family

I Love You, Now Die

Who Killed Garrett Phillips?

The Case Against Adnan Syed

Exploring new recipes at home was another highlight of 2019.

Hours of my life I’ll never get back

Just skip ’em.

The Last Czars

The Clovehitch Killer

The Perfection

In the Shadow of the Moon

Criminal: UK

Tell Me Who I Am

Criminal: Spain

The End of the F***ing World

The Terror: Infamy


Charlie Says

Paradise Hills

Hunt for the Skinwalker

Non-murder favorites

Letterkenny (aka my top show of the whole goddamn year)

Fleabag: Season 2

Schitt’s Creek

Big Mouth: Season 3

Bojack Horseman: Season 5 + 6

Disenchantment: Part 2



The Witcher

…and hours upon hours of Bob’s Burgers, naturally.

That’s a total of 84 shows and movies watched, up from 71 last year!

74 murder shows + 10 non-murder shows = 88% murder rate

Even with long breaks in between, I’m pretty proud of my watch history for 2019. Which shows and movies made your year?