Saturday 20 July 2019

Top 5 Emmy winning shows worth the hype

Netflix original series Bloodline.
Netflix original series Bloodline.

Amy Mulvaney

Looking for a new television show to binge on? We’ve got five you’ll love.

Mr Robot

Elliot Alderson, played by Rami Malek, in Mr Robot.

Crime-thriller Mr Robot follows the story of Elliot Alderson, played by Rami Malek, a young computer programmer whose life is turned upside down when an underground hacker group gives him the opportunity to destroy the corporation he’s employed to protect. Malek won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series at the Emmys for his role. A third series of the USA show has been confirmed for 2017.

The Americans

Elizabeth and Philip Jennings in The Americans.

Set during the Cold War, The Americans is a mystery-drama that sees a pair of Soviet secret agents pose as an American couple to spy on the American government. Although it didn’t take home any of the main awards, Margo Martindale won Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Claudia in the show. The Americans was nominated from Outstanding Drama Series, alongside Homeland, Dowtown Abbey and Game of Thrones, the latter of which won.


Jeffrey Tambor in Transparent. Photo credit: Amazon Studios

Transparent is a comedy series that revolves around an American family whose world is changed forever when they learn that their father Mort Pfefferman, played by Jeffrey Tambor, is transgender. The third series is set to air this month, with a fourth already confirmed. Tambor won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role.


Senator Selina Meyer, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, in Veep.

Another comedy series, Veep follows former Senator Selina Meyer, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who holds the role of Vice President of the United States. Her new job is nothing like she imagined it would be, but is everything she was warned about.  Dreyfus won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role for the last five years.


Netflix original series Bloodline.

A family’s long-kept secrets are unveiled in Netflix original series Bloodline when the black sheep of the family returns home. The third and final season will premiere in 2017. Ben Mendelsohn, who plays the black sheep Danny Rayburn, won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role.

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