Top 10 Television Shows (The Only I Give A Damn About) [Linwood’s Picks] [2019-2020]

A few people close to me will tell you that I don’t watch much television, aside from reruns of shows that I will often use as background noise while I’m taking care of menial tasks during the day. I prefer film because outside of a franchise, they have a definitive start and ending, however, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been sucked in by a series that has captured my attention to the fullest. These currently-airing or very recently-canceled picks heavily reflect my overall tastes, so while some may come as a surprise, the rest is right up my alley considering the movies that I love.

“Wu Assassins follows Kai Jin, a young Chinatown chef in present day San Francisco, as he becomes entangled with the Chinese Triad’s pursuit of deadly ancient powers known as the “Wu Xing.” After an encounter with a mystical spirit, Kai reluctantly becomes the Wu Assassin, using his enhanced martial arts skills to recover supernatural powers from five modern day criminals threatening to use them to destroy the world.”
“Set during the Tong Wars in late 1870s San Francisco, California, the series follows Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy who immigrates to San Francisco from China, in search of his sister, only to be sold to one of the most powerful tong in Chinatown.”
“Former cop turned hitman Nick Sax stumbles across the Scaramucci family secret during a hit which puts his life in danger. Hailey is kidnapped by Very Bad Santa, bringing to life her imaginary friend “Happy”, who then seeks out Sax for his help saving Hailey.”
“The Boys is an American superhero web television series based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. Developed by Eric Kripke for Amazon, it follows the eponymous team of vigilantes as they fight back against superpowered individuals who abuse their abilities.”
“The show follows the fictional misadventures of boxer/actor Mike Tyson, the ghost of the Marquess of Queensberry, Tyson’s adopted daughter, and an alcoholic talking pigeon, as they solve mysteries around the world.”
“The series follows Harley Quinn’s adventures after she breaks up with the Joker and her attempt to join the Legion of Doom, forming her own crew consisting of Poison Ivy, Clayface, Doctor Psycho, King Shark, and Sy Borgman.”
“Sentient dairy products, werewolf soldiers, robots gone wild, garbage monsters, cyborg bounty hunters, alien spiders and blood-thirsty demons from hell – all converge in eighteen NSFW animated stories.”

Note: I love the ‘Heavy Metal’ franchise, so this show became an instant favorite, considering the fact that it was basically supposed to be a ‘Heavy Metal’ series! (Fun Fact)
“The travels of a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic. After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order.”
“Titans follows the young superheroes of the eponymous team as they combat evil and other perils. Disbanded when the story begins, the series sees the team return when the original and new members reform the Titans. The Titans fight crime throughout various locations, with their base of operations in San Francisco.”

Note: For me, watching ‘Titans’ is definitely one of those “so bad, it’s good” experiences. The show has a lot of flaws, especially with its lack of direction and rushed storytelling, but it is engaging as a fan of the comic book characters. There are also moments that I feel were executed well. Episode Nine “Hank and Dawn” is a highlight of the series.
“Primal features a caveman at the dawn of evolution. A dinosaur on the brink of extinction. Bonded by tragedy, this unlikely friendship becomes the only hope of survival in a violent, primordial world.”