Seasons: 1 season, 7 episodes. Starring: Sophia Lillis, Wyatt Oleff, Sofia Bryant, and, Kathleen Rose Perkins. Although I Am Not Okay With This features the story of teenagers, it is not a teen show in any way. It covers the story of an adolescent dealing with, sexuality, life obstacles, and superpowers.
Why is this a keeper: I Am Not Okay With This is controversial. It was nominated for Best Adaptation from Comic Book Novel, but on the other hand, it was too authentic at times and some found it disturbing.
Seasons: 1 season, 4 episodes. Starring: Shira Haas, Amit Rahav, and, Jeff Wilbusch. Unorthodox is inspired by the autobiography of Deborah Feldman, a Hassidic Jew who turned her back on her roots and opened a new chapter in life away from the closed and restricted world she was once part of.
Why is this a keeper: This is a must-watch. The series reflects a world that is unknown and misunderstood to most of us, which leaves the viewers overwhelmed and amazed. The other thing that will keep you amazed is Shira Haas. Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress, Haas will for sure be a big name one day.
The Queen's Gambit (BEST)
Seasons: 1 season, 7 episodes. Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Camp, Moses Ingram, Isla Johnston, Christiane Seidel, Rebecca Root, Chloe Pirrie, Akemnji Ndifornyen, Marielle Heller, Harry Melling, Patrick Kennedy, and, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd. The Queen's Gambit is about loneliness, addiction, longing to be the best, and becoming the greatest chess player in the world.
Why is this a keeper: Taylor-Joy is in one of her best parts and shines in her role as the queen of the game of kings. The series is summed up in seven episodes, assuring the series won't overstay its welcome.
Seasons: 1 season, 10 episodes. Starring: Omar Sy, Ludivine Sagnier, Clotilde Hesme, Vincent Londez, Soufiane Guerrab, and, Shirine Boutella. Lupin is a French mystery thriller. Omar Sy's character is based on one created over 100 years ago, in 1900, Arsène Lupin. It tells the tale of a professional thief who manages to make his way in the world with determination, hypocrisy, and illegal ways.
Why is this a keeper: Lupin is one of the few non-English speaking TV series that really made it big. It manages to take a story that was written over one hundred years ago and pumps life back into it as if it was written only yesterday.
Too Hot to Handle (WORST)
Seasons: 3 seasons, 29 episodes. Too Hot to Handle is a British reality show that gathered ten adults who have difficulties holding on to a proper and meaningful relationship. They are placed in one house and are forbidden from having any physical contact with each other. If that simple rule is violated, the prize money is reduced each time the rule is broken.
Why it’s a stinker: There are loads of dating reality shows however this is as low as it can get. This show is almost abusive to our intelligence. Taking part in a competition where you're not allowed to have any physical contact with your fellow housemates just doesn't seem to go very far and remains low-quality TV for very few people to enjoy.