TV Shows We’re Grateful For In 2020

Our staff reflects on the tv shows that they have been most grateful for this year

The AfterBuzz TV Staff

Posted On: November 26th, 2020 7:00 am pst

Maria Menounos
Keven Undergaro
AfterBuzz TV Founders

Founded by Emmy winning journalist Maria Menounos and Producer Keven Undergaro, AfterBuzz TV is the artist-friendly entertainment news platform that celebrates, discusses, interviews, promotes and reports on the widest range of stars, creators and content through video, audio and article publications.

2020 has been a hard year for all, and a lot of people have found solace in film and television.

Since it’s Thanksgiving we thought of no better way to celebrate than to reflect on the TV shows we’re thankful for this year. Read on to see what shows our staff are grateful for.

Meagan Lynn 

ABC

Once Upon A Time

I’ve been so thankful during quarantine for Once Upon a Time. Escaping to a world of magic and possibilities is exactly what we all need during quarantine, and this show is the perfect reminder that good always wins and hope is real.

Haley Mendoza

History

Forged in Fire

I easily binged 3-4 seasons of Forged in Fire this quarantine which is why I’m so thankful for it. I never thought I would enjoy watching people make knives and swords, but now, it’s easily one of my favorite shows. If you are looking for a healthy competition where the contestants make quality work, you should definitely check it out!

Russell Ray

Netflix

The Haunting of Bly Manor
I am thankful the Haunting of Bly Manor. This show has so many unexpected twists that it keeps the viewer interested! This is an especially good show for year round Halloween fans, to keep spooky season alive.
Sana Moore

Fox

The Bernie Mac Show

I’m very thankful for The Bernie Mac Show because it has brought me so much joy and laughter over the years. It’s so cool that I’ve been able to witness the greatness of Bernie Mac when he was alive. 

Benny Adams

MTV

The Challenge

A show that I will always be thankful for is MTV’s The Challenge. The reality show has been on for years and never disappoints. 

You get a good dose of drama mixed with competition; plus you get to see some of your favorite reality stars from different shows interact and battle it out for that cash prize. 

Elizabeth Perkin & Olivia Campus 

The CW

Gossip Girl

This show was is so good, two of our staff members picked it!

Olivia:

A show I’m incredibly thankful for is Gossip Girl. This teen drama is a must watch for those who are all about the drama and fashion of Manhattan’s elite. 

Elizabeth:

With everything going on it is nice to just escape reality and go into an alternate universe, the Upper East Side of NYC! Gossip Girl follows a group of friends as they navigate their way through high school and college while Gossip Girls shares the good, the bad, and the ugly with the world on her website. Things get pretty crazy from tabloids and fashion shows gone wrong to being drugged and someone’s father trying to take everything from them. Gossip Girl is currently on Netflix.
Stephanie Joseph 

UPN

Girlfriends
I’m thankful that Girlfriends is on Netflix now so I could binge watch all of the episodes!!! Tracee Ellis Ross is my twin soul and I’ve loved the show since I was young!!!
Michelle Mayancela

The CW

90210

I don’t know what it is about this show that makes me rewatch it all the time but I do. The show has definitely been my go to throughout the pandemic and I am thankful I ran into it when it was on Netflix years ago.

Kelly Levine

E4

Skins U.K. 
A show I’ve been very thankful for this year is SkinsU.K. Although the show premiered more than ten years ago, I found it’s hard-hitting lessons about life, friendship, and death to be more than relevant.
Ebone Chatman

HBO Max

Lovecraft Country
I am thankful for Lovecraft Country, as it shows the true artistry of film and tv. The show hits on a variety of topics like; history, race, sexuality, relationships, struggle etc.. within a strong storyline. Jordan Peele did a great job with the cinematic telling of a story, as it is important to see Black stories being told and to have a leading cast full of Black actors and actresses that play heroic type characters.
Natalie Benoit 

Pop TV

Schitt’s Creek 
As a fan of sitcoms like The OfficeParks and Recreation, and Modern FamilySchitt’s Creek was the well-written, award-winning TV series I needed to laugh through the rest of 2020. Season six was a bittersweet ending for fans like myself because we saw the Rose Family move on to the next chapter of their lives, but it also meant we’d no longer hear Alexis’s crazy stories or Moira’s extensive vocabulary.
Briana Phipps 

BBC

Orphan Black 
I had been meaning to watch this show for years but never got around to it. When stay at home orders were put in place and saw it as I was scrolling through Amazon, it was like it was fate. I binged the entire series, and it was just the distraction I needed to get me through the uncertainty. I’m extremely grateful for this show as it helped me through such a rough time, plus Tatiana Maslany is the gift everyone deserves this year. If you haven’t watched it yet, I highly recommend checking it out.
Roxy Striar 

HULU

PEN15

If you love female comedy duos, look no further than the genius pair, Maya and Anna. This show made me laugh so hard I forgot we were in 2020. The nostalgic throwback to 7th grade was cringe worthy in the best of ways. Throw in some incredibly poignant episodes about race, sexuality, family drama, etc. and you have yourself one heck of a show.

What were some shows that you are thankful for this year? Let us know in the comments.
We here at AfterBuzz TV hope you have an amazing 2020 Thanksgiving!

Founded by Emmy winning journalist Maria Menounos and Producer Keven Undergaro, artist-friendly AfterBuzz TV is the world’s largest digital broadcast network and pop culture news platform, producing post-game ‘after-shows’ for nearly all favorite TV shows, interviewing cast and showrunners and providing the widest video, audio and article coverage of shows, content and influencers than any entertainment news platforms in existence

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