There are the performances you count on and the ones meant to knock you off your own axis. The best part about the sheer volume of TV these days is that this year there was plenty of each.
As part of our efforts to sum up the television year, we’ve gathered 25(ish) performers who made an indelible mark on 2019 storytelling. Regardless of how much screen time they had or when/how their shows aired, all deserve their own level of acclaim.
It’s sad to know that some of these have reached their endpoint, either by virtue of them being in a limited series or their respective shows coming to a close. But there’s something comforting knowing that whether there’s more to these characters’ stories or not, we’ll still have their work in these seasons to look back on.