Top Five Shows To Watch Before The 2020 Emmys

The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards are coming up on September 20. To make sure you are as prepared as possible we have come up with the top five shows you need to watch before the big day!

While the Emmys will be virtual this year there is still a lot to look forward to. Jimmy Kimmel will host the show for the third time!


The HBO show is set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws. It is based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons comic book series. The show scored 26 nominations, the most of any show this year.


Netflix swept the Emmys with more nominations than any other network. It makes sense that Ozark has 18 nominations. The show follows a family as they relocate to the Ozarks, a Chicago summer resort community. Of course there is drama that follows them as a money laundering scheme goes wrong, he is left with a big bill to a Mexican drug lord. This forces the family to become closer than ever before as they work to keep themselves safe.


This is unlike most shows, as it follows a 17-year-old drug addict, straight out of rehab who can’t seem to stay clean. Rue, played by Zendaya, is trying to figure out who she is in high school, alongside her classmates. The show features a very diverse cast from Jules, a transgender girl to Kat a body conscious teen exploring her sexuality to Nate a jock whose anger issues mask sexual insecurities. The show is up for six Emmys, including leading actress in a drama series.

Little Fires Everywhere

While this hit Hulu show is only a limited series, it is one you are totally going to want to see. Starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, the show follows the Richardson family who are the picture perfect family, until their house burns down. They then try to figure out who set their house on fire.

The Morning Show

Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston are bringing honesty back to morning television. The AppleTV+ show is taking us behind the scenes of what it’s like to be a national, morning new anchor. Jennifer’s character and the entire show are dealing with after her co-host is accused of sexual misconduct. They now are faced with who should replace him, how to move on, and how to keep up their reputation and not let this take them down. The show has 4 Emmy nominations.

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Elizabeth Perkin

Elizabeth Perkin is a senior multimedia broadcast journalist at Emerson College. She is working on completing her bachelor’s degree in journalism with a minor in business studies. She is one of AfterBuzz TV’s fall 2020 interns. Perkin loves all things entertainment and is a huge reality TV junkie!