Still images from The Crown (left), Bordertown, The Boys, Devs and Homeland. Photos provided by Netflix, Amazon, FX and Showtime
Nov. 27, 2020 9:02 AM PST

The holiday season is a great time to curl up on the couch and immerse yourself in a streaming television show—and that is triply true when a pandemic has fouled up travel and most other opportunities for entertainment.

The Information’s editorial staff reflected on some of their favorite offerings on Netflix, Amazon and other services and came up with the following list of 10 must-stream shows for 2020. The list is heavy on entries from Europe, including two each from Scandinavia and France. While we couldn’t resist recommending big-budget shows like “The Crown” and “The Boys,” we also included a quirky show on YouTube that uses the game Dungeons & Dragons as a springboard for storytelling.