8 Best Series and Shows You Should Watch in 2019 According to Peabody Awards

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The George Foster Peabody Awards (or simply Peabody Awards) program, named for the American businessman and philanthropist George Peabody, honor the most powerful, enlightening, and invigorating stories in television, radio, and online media. 

Several TV shows have been named the entertainment winners at this year’s Peabody Awards, according to Variety. So grab the list and hurry up to watch them if you still haven’t.

‘The Americans’

The Americans is an American period spy thriller television series created by Joe Weisberg for the FX television network. Set in the 1980s during the Cold War, it is the story of Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip Jennings(Matthew Rhys), two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple living in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., with their children Paige (Holly Taylor) and Henry (Keidrich Sellati). Their neighbor Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich) is an FBI agent working in counterintelligence.

 

‘Killing Eve’

“Killing Eve,” produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd for BBC America, is currently airing its second season on BBC America and simulcast on AMC. A tense cat-and-mouse thriller based on Luke Jennings’ novellas, the series follows a titular MI6 agent as she hunts, and is hunted by, a female assassin.

 

‘The Good Place’

“The Good Place” comes from Universal Television, Fremulon and 3 Arts Entertainment. Its third season recently aired on NBC, following its characters from Earth back to the afterlife in a contemporary morality play. The series from Michael Schur received a Peabody nomination last year as well.

 

‘Pose’

“Pose,” from Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions, will launch its second season on FX this June. Set in 1980s New York, the show follows the rivalry between the established House of Abundance and upstart House of Evangelista in ballroom society. The show’s central characters are gay and trans people of color living during the HIV/AIDs crisis.

 

‘Random Acts of Flyness’

“Random Acts of Flyness,” from HBO Entertainment in association with A24 and MVMT,” airs on HBO and ponders what it means to be young and black in America, through a mix of aesthetic absurdity, critique and affirmation.

‘Barry’

“Barry,” from HBO Entertainment in association with Alec Berg and Hanarply, currently airs its second season on HBO. The dark comedy was co-created by and stars Bill Hader as the titular hitman who decides he wants to be an actor and pursues his new dream while still feeling pulls from his past.

 

‘The End of the F***ing World’

“The End of the F***ing World” is from Clerkenwell Films/Dominic Buchanan Productions for Channel 4 Television and Netflix. Its first season saw a self-identifying psychopath collide with a high school rebel in a darkly comedic coming-of-age tale. It is based on a graphic novel by Charles Forsman.

 

‘Hannah Gadsby: Nanette’

“Hannah Gadsby: Nanette,” a stand-up special from Gadsby that streams on Netflix, makes statements about what it means to be laughed at, the destructive power of heteronormativity and toxic masculinity, male sexual violence and how easily society tolerates all of the above.


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8 Best Series and Shows You Should Watch in 2019 According to Peabody Award
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The George Foster Peabody Awards (or simply Peabody Awards) program, named for the American businessman and philanthropist George Peabody, honor the most powerful, enlightening, and invigorating stories in television, radio, and online media.  Several TV shows have been named the entertainment winners at this year’s Peabody Awards, according to Variety. So grab the list and hurry up to watch them if you still haven't.
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