Favourite new TV shows of 2020

Eligibility: Shows were considered if part of their first (or only) season aired for the first time in 2020. Other great shows that aired later seasons in 2020 were not included (Bojack Horseman, Better Call Saul, Ramy, What We Do In The Shadows, Rick and Morty)

Poster for Lovecraft Country, two lead characters in front of tentacles

  1. Lovecraft Country
  2. Normal People
  3. Ted Lasso
  4. The Great
  5. The Last Dance (Jordan Doco)
  6. The Mandalorian
  7. Perry Mason
  8. The Queens Gambit
  9. Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet
  10. I May Destroy You
  11. Star Trek: Picard
  12. Upload
  13. High Fidelity
  14. P-Valley
  15. Dare Me
Edit: It seems The Mandalorian‘s first season finished just before the start of 2020. Oh, well, it’s there now.

Favourite songs of 2020

Only fifteen songs this year. A lot of good but often depressing music was made given that it was 2020, and I’ve limited this to songs that excite me whenever I hear them.

  1. Inara George, Dave Grohl – Sex in Cars: Road Angel Project
  2. Perfume Genius – On the Floor
  3. Julia Stone – Break
  4. Bombay Bicycle Club – Is It Real?
  5. Cardioid – Old Records
  6. Sharon Van Etten – Let Go
  7. Liza Anne – Bad Vacation
  8. Tim Heidecker – Fear of Death
  9. Hayley Williams – Simmer
  10. Katy J Pearson – Take Back the Radio
  11. The Paper Kites, Julia Stone – Without Your Love
  12. Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion – WAP
  13. Boy & Bear – Wicked Game (Acoustic)
  14. The Beths – I’m Not Getting Excited
  15. Phoebe Bridgers – ICU

Matt's votes for the 2020 Hottest 100

Spotify playlist

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YouTube playlist

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