They Just Won an Emmy. 12 TV Shows You Should Probably Be Watching If You Haven’t Yet

Courtney B. Vance in “Lovecraft Country”; Ewan McGregor in “Halston”; Jean Smart in “Hacks”; Michaela Coel in “I May Destroy You”; and Julianne Nicholson in “Mare of Easttown.” Photo Courtesy: HB

It was no surprise that Jason Sudeikis’ Ted Lasso was going to take home a few of the big trophies in the comedy categories of the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, which were held on Sunday, September 19. Jason Sudeikis’ comedy claimed seven Emmys in total, including best comedy, lead actor (Sudeikis), supporting actress (Hannah Waddingham) and supporting actor (Brett Goldstein).

The drama category of television’s big awards wasn’t much contested either. The Crown reigned, winning a total of 11 Emmys, including Outstanding Drama, all four acting categories, directing and writing. And in the limited series, The Queen’s Gambit took a sizable number of awards — 11 in total — including Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series. But the Netflix chess show shared some trophies with the other favorite anthology series of the night: Mare of Easttown.

These highly popular shows weren’t the only ones to earn some statuettes from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Other fan-favorites like WandaVision and The Mandalorian accumulated a few trophies each — most of them in the technical categories.

Whether you watched the ceremony live or — most likely — you stuck to a series of acceptance speeches and standout moments on YouTube or Twitter, certain victories may help shine a light on a few underdog or lesser-known shows. And some TV series deserve your attention, even if, in the end, they remained mere nominees. Especially considering the Emmys had a historic number of nominations for people of color this year — and yet the Academy managed to give all major acting awards to white performers.

Here are a few of the shows you should be checking out.