From Netflix originals to adventures in a galaxy far away, these are the best small screen treats of last year
A gripping series that somehow makes chess thrilling. Anya Taylor-Joy's prodigy takes on the Russians and discovers life beyond the board is far less patterned or symmetrical.
Alex Garland's first foray into TV matched up to Ex Machina. A big-brain chin-stroke on free will and determinism... oh, and giant children.
If you were craving intimacy during lockdown, this adaptation of Sally Rooney's novel hit hard; its heart-piercing romance resonating across generations. The leads are outstanding.
A bold piece of television that defies all small-screen expectations. Told over 12 parts, it confidently tackles themes of consent, race, and gender, while evading genre shackles.
Star Wars fans in the UK were treated to a double doze of Mando in 2020 thanks to Disney+'s delayed launch. The most confident action show around, this is easily the best thing Disney has done with George Lucas' universe.
Featuring stories of oppression, hope, love and adversity set across a West Indian community spanning decades, Steve McQueen's anthology makes for remarkably impactful viewing.
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