Former President Barack Obama released lists of his favorite books and music of 2019 and now he’s issued a film and TV favorites list. He mostly listed his favorite movies, but also listed a few TV Shows as well.
Next up are my favorite movies and TV shows of 2019. Of course, there’s also American Factory, a film from our own production company, Higher Ground, that was recently shortlisted for an Oscar. Here’s the full list: pic.twitter.com/PEcgwotcxm
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 29, 2019
The first show he listed was Fleabag.
Fleabag is a British television show created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who also stars in the show. Based on Waller-Bridge’s one-woman show first performed in 2013, the show was originally produced by Two Brothers Pictures for BBC Three with Amazon Studios. Waller-Bridge plays Fleabag, an angry, confused, sexually charged young woman living in London. Sian Clifford and Olivia Colman also star. The program frequently breaks the fourth wall with Fleabag providing exposition and a running commentary to the audience throughout. The series has won six prime time Emmy awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress, and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.
Fleabag responded to Barack’s Tweet:
— Fleabag (@fleabag) December 29, 2019
The second show he mentioned was Unbelievable.
Unbelievable is an American TV series starring Toni Collette, Merritt Wever, and Kaitlyn Dever. It is about a series of rapes in Washington and Colorado. The show was co-created by Susannah Grant, Ayelet Waldman, and Michael Chabon. All three co-creators are executive producers. It was released on September 13, 2019, on Netflix. The series is based on the 2015 news article “An Unbelievable Story of Rape“, written by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong.
The final show he mentioned was HBO’s Watchmen
Watchmen is an American superhero drama television series that continues the 1987 DC Comics series Watchmen, created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. The TV series was created by Damon Lindelof for HBO. While the series is technically a sequel, which takes place 34 years after the events of the comics within the same reality, Lindelof wanted to introduce new characters and conflicts that create a new story within the Watchmen continuity, rather than creating a reboot.