Craving some binge-worthy TV? We’ve got the ultimate line up of this year’s Emmy winning TV shows that will take over your life in all the right ways!
We’ve said this time and time again, TV content is dominating the planet and in our ever-evolving world of streaming, we now have access to thousands of fantastic serial content.
Between Netflix, Stan, Amazon Prime, ABC iView, SBS On Demand and Foxtel Now, the choices are endless!
Here are our top 8 picks that scored big at the Emmy’s this year! Buckle up and enjoy the ride…
Fleabag is a hilarious and poignant window into the mind of a dry-witted, sexual, angry, grief-riddled woman, as she hurls herself at modern living in London. Award-winning playwright Phoebe Waller-Bridge writes and stars as Fleabag, an unfiltered woman trying to heal, while rejecting anyone who tries to help her and keeping up her bravado all along.
Emmy Wins: Comedy Series, Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), Writing for a Comedy Series (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), Directing for a Comedy Series (Harry Bradbeer).
Fleabag now streaming on Amazon Prime.
Chernobyl is a gripping five-part miniseries that tells the powerful and visceral story of the worst man-made accident in history, following the tragedy from the moment of the early-morning explosion through the chaos and loss of life in the ensuing days, weeks and months. Approaching the story from every angle, encompassing the perspectives of plant workers, firemen, doctors, scientists, residents and Soviet bureaucrats, the miniseries juxtaposes compelling human stories of bravery and sacrifice with the shocking inertia of a government intent on passing blame and downplaying the dangers of the disaster.
Emmy Wins: Limited Series; Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Johan Renck); Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Craig Mazin).
Chernobyl now streaming on Foxtel Now.
WHEN THEY SEE US
When They See Us is based on events of the April 19, 1989 Central Park jogger case and explores the lives of the five suspects who were prosecuted on charges related to the sexual assault of a female victim, and of their families. The five juvenile males of colour were convicted by juries of various charges related to the assault; four were convicted of rape. They were sentenced to maximum terms for juveniles.
Emmy Wins: Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (Jharrel Jerome).
When They See Us now streaming on Netflix.
A dark comedy starring Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live, Trainwreck), Barry focuses on a depressed, low-rent hitman from the Midwest who falls in love with acting while on a job in LA. Barry’s handler, Fuches, hires Barry out to the deeply violent Chechen mob in Los Angeles. Barry’s target: an aspiring actor who is having an affair with Pazar’s wife.
Emmy Wins: Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Bill Hader).
Barry now streaming on Foxtel Now.
This BAFTA Award-winning psychological thriller sees a damaged MI5 operative engaged in an international manhunt for a brutal but kooky assassin. The two become equally obsessed with each other and go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse.
Emmy Wins: Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Jodie Comer).
Killing Eve now streaming season one on Stan & season two on ABC iView.
The Act is a seasonal anthology series that tells startling, stranger-than-fiction true crime stories. Season One follows Gypsy Blanchard (Joey King), a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother, Dee Dee (Patricia Arquette). Her quest for independence opens a Pandora’s box of secrets, one that ultimately leads to murder.
Emmy Wins: Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (Patricia Arquette).
The Act now streaming on Foxtel Now.
Pose explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society: the underground ball culture, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene that came to define New York in the 1980s. The ground-breaking first season of Pose was named an AFI TV Program of the Year and earned two Golden Globe® nominations and a Writers Guild of America nomination.
Emmy Wins: Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Billy Porter).
Pose now streaming on Foxtel Now.
Spanning five decades, FOSSE/VERDON explores the singular romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. He is a visionary filmmaker and one of the theatre’s most influential choreographers and directors. She is the greatest Broadway dancer of all time. Only Bob can create the ground-breaking musicals that allow Gwen to showcase her greatness. Only Gwen can realize the unique vision in Bob’s head. Together, they will change the face of American entertainment – at a perilous cost.
Emmy Wins: Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (Michelle Williams).
Fosse/Verdon now streaming on Foxtel Now.