My Favorite TV Shows, Albums, Movies, and Games of 2019

Here’s all my favorites from 2019, all together on one page.

TV Shows

I watched a lot of TV this year. So many great shows. When compiling this list, and reflecting on each one of these shows, it’s hard to believe we had this many good stories in one year. The rankings of these won’t matter much. I love them all. This will only be a loose estimate of where I place them compared to the ones after it, and thinking back of how much I enjoyed it compared to the one above it. The last three should be much higher, but I never got around to completely finishing them, so that would be cheating.


  1. Watchmen
  2. Looking For Alaska
  3. True Detective
  4. The Umbrella Academy
  5. Euphoria
  6. Game of Thrones
  7. Succession
  8. The Morning Show
  9. The Mandalorian
  10. The Imagineering Story
  11. Big Little Lies
  12. Mindhunter
  13. Stranger Things
  14. Truth Be Told
  15. Servant
  16. For All Mankind
  17. The Witcher
  18. Mr. Robot
  19. The OA
  20. Chernobyl

Albums

Interesting year of music for me. Not much rap. A lot of alternative. A lot of mellow, thoughtful sounds. Boogie (rap, signed to Eminem) has been on repeat all year, and gets better each listen, and the words continue to have even deeper meanings as I hear them. Tyler (singing?) was on repeat during a 10-hour road trip, and has been listened to nearly as much as Boogie’s album. It’s an odd, heartfelt, breakup style album, with production that was even created by Tyler, that has so many layers to it that I still hear new elements with each listen.

The rest of the albums were visited often, and all offer sounds that I continue to fall in love with the more I listen to them. Three through ten aren’t as locked in as the first two are though. Depending on what mood I’m in, a specific album could move up or down on the list. Overall though, these are the 10 that I keep going back to. These are my favorites for 2019.


  1. Boogie - Everything’s For Sale
  2. Tyler, the Creator - IGOR
  3. Angel Olsen - All Mirrors
  4. Bon Iver - i,i
  5. Lana Del Rey - Norman F*****g Rockwell!
  6. Thom Yorke - ANIMA
  7. Freddie Gibbs & Madlibs - Bandana
  8. Slipknot - We Are Not Your Kind
  9. YBN Cordae - The Lost Boy
  10. Future - The Wizrd

Movies

Movies didn’t play as big of a role this year as shows did. Rightfully so. TV shows is where the quality is at nowadays. But there were still 10 that I really enjoyed.


  1. The Irishman
  2. Alita: Battle Angel
  3. One Upon a Time in Hollywood
  4. Joker
  5. Us
  6. Ad Astra
  7. Avengers: Endgame
  8. Spider-Man: Far From Home
  9. Toy Story 4
  10. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Games

I played a good bit of games this year. On the Switch Lite. On the Xbox One X. On a borrowed PS4. On iOS. It feels good to get back to gaming. Not hardcore, but enough to enjoy the games that are rated high and worth trying out. Good stories. The profession of technology for these games is fascinating, and when there’s a cool game coming out, I’m tempted more and more now to try it out. It’s been a fun year of doing that. Here’s my favorites.


  1. Control
  2. Death Stranding
  3. Star Wars Jedi
  4. Link’s Awakening
  5. NBA 2K20
  6. Mini Motorways
  7. Wilmot’s Warehouse
  8. My Friend Pedro
  9. Resident Evil 2
  10. New Super Mario Bros

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