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41 Of The Best TV Shows From 2019 That Are 100% Worth Watching

From Fleabag to Watchmen and everything in between.

1. Fleabag

Amazon Prime

After two years between seasons, Fleabag returned better than ever in 2019. The iconic fourth-wall breaks and Fleabag's relationship with the Hot Priest are just two reasons why this show is so phenomenal. Phoebe Waller-Bridge gave us a perfect season of television with the final season.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

2. Watchmen

HBO

Watchmen slowly gained momentum during its first season and with the last three episodes of the season, it has given us utterly perfect episodes of television. What has been amazing about Watchmen is the word of mouth culture that has allowed it to gain popularity. If this is what this show is like in just Season 1, I cannot wait for more incredible TV moments in the seasons to come.

Where to watch: HBO

3. Unbelievable

Netflix

Kaitlyn Dever, Merritt Wever, and Toni Collette brilliantly brought their characters to life in Unbelievable. They arguably became one of the best acting trios on TV as they showcased Marie's sexual assault and the investigation that followed. It's rare that three actors' performances are so inseparable, but Kaitlyn's, Merritt's, and Toni's work on Unbelievable proved that it is possible.

Where to watch: Netflix

4. Chernobyl

HBO

Chernobyl recounts the horrific nuclear plant disaster that occurred in the Soviet Union in April 1986. The series details not only the explosion itself but the cleanup efforts and the ramifications in general. It's easily one of the best limited series ever and even beat Breaking Bad as the highest-rated IMDb series of all time.

Where to watch: HBO

5. When They See Us

Netflix

The limited series chronicles the true story of the Central Park Five, five boys who were falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park. Written and directed by Ava DuVernay, When They See Us was one of the most breathtaking and gut-wrenching TV shows this year.

Where to watch: Netflix

6. Euphoria

HBO

Starring Zendaya, Hunter Schafer, and Jacob Elordi, Euphoria follows a group of high school students as they deal with drugs, sex, trauma, and social media. The show isn't afraid to portray the harsh realities of being a teen in 2019. Honestly, if I could start the campaign right now for Zendaya to get an Emmy in 2020, I would.

Where to watch: HBO

7. Stranger Things

Netflix

Season 3 of Stranger Things followed the Hawkins gang as they dealt with not only the Mind Flayer's control over their town, but also Russian experiments happening underneath their very own mall. Unlike most shows, Stranger Things continues to get better and better and honestly, Season 3 was arguably the best.

Where to watch: Netflix

8. Russian Doll

Netflix

Starring Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll follows Nadia, a game developer who repeatedly keeps dying and is forced to relive the same night on a loop. Russian Doll puts Natasha's witty brand of dry humor front and center and it was amazing to watch her in this role. TBH, one of the greatest comedic scenes of 2019 was Nadia trying to get down the stairs.

Where to watch: Netflix

9. Schitt's Creek

Pop / CBC

Schitt's Creek Season 5 proved that the Rose family has aged like fine Herb Ertlinger fruit wine. This latest season not only delivered some hilarious moments, but doubled down on heartwarming scenes. Basically, I'm not ready to say goodbye to the series when it ends in 2020.

Where to watch: Seasons 1–4 on Netflix, Season 5 on PopTV (for US) and CBC (for Canada)

10. Succession

HBO

Succession's rise has only just begun and it will easily become one of the most talked-about TV shows during the 2020s. From the brilliant ensemble cast to the storylines, Succession quickly became a must-watch TV show during 2019. Season 2 was flawless and gave us not only an incredible ensemble performance, but individual performances as well.

Where to watch: HBO

11. The Good Place

NBC

With the end of Season 3 and the beginning of Season 4, The Good Place continued to be one of the best TV shows of 2019. The show's ability to reinvent itself time and time again is one of the reasons it's ending on such a strong note. While I'm sad to see this show go in 2020, I cannot wait to see how it all wraps up.

Where to watch: Season 1–3 on Netflix; Select Season 4 episodes on Hulu

12. Brooklyn Nine-Nine

NBC

After finding a new home on NBC, Brooklyn Nine-Nine continued to be better than ever in Season 6. While the show delivered some hilarious episodes, it also brilliantly tackled some important subjects, like #MeToo. Even this far in to the series' run, Brooklyn Nine-Nine continues to be one of the best TV comedies.

Where to watch: Hulu

13. Killing Eve

BBC America

Killing Eve Season 2 effortlessly continued Eve and Villanelle's cat-and-mouse game. While Sandra Oh is amazing as Eve, Season 2 belonged to Jodie Comer as Villanelle. Jodie's ability to transform Villanelle into numerous characters is something everyone should watch and be amazed by. Truly, I've never loved a psychopathic assassin more, and I'm genuinely concerned about that.

Where to watch: Season 1 on Hulu; Season 2 on BBC America

14. Dead to Me

Netflix

Starring Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini, Dead to Me follows the lives of Jen and Judy, two BFFs who are both dealing with grief and loss in their own ways. The series is easily one of the best new Netflix shows of 2019 and beautifully combines both humor and heartbreak into a perfectly bingeable series.

Where to watch: Netflix

15. Pose

FX

Coming off a phenomenal Season 1, Pose continues to be one of the best shows on TV. Billy Porter, Indya Moore, Mj Rodriguez, and the rest of the incredible ensemble manage to make each episode more gripping than the last. In particular, Mj's work in Season 2 deserves award recognition.

Where to watch: Season 1 on Netflix; Season 2 on FX

16. One Day At A Time

Netflix / Pop

One Day At A Time Season 3 delivered some of the most important episodes of TV this year. The show discussed Latinx and LGBTQ representation, addiction, PTSD, depression, sexual assault, consent, and much more all while continuing to be a family sitcom. One Day At A Time also did the impossible this year. After being canceled by Netflix, the show managed to find a new home at Pop and I couldn't be more thrilled that these stories will continue to be told.

Where to watch: Netflix

17. Good Omens

Amazon Prime

One of my personal favorite shows this year, Good Omens perfectly combined fantasy, comedy, and drama into a beautiful TV series. David Tennant and Michael Sheen were absolutely brilliant together as they brought Aziraphale and Crowley's dynamic relationship to life.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

18. The Mandalorian

Disney+

Just when we were looking for another TV show like Game of Thrones that would unify viewers, The Mandalorian appeared. Jon Favreau has beautifully brought a new Star Wars story to the screen. Week after week, The Mandalorian not only tells an engaging story, but also gives longtime Star Wars fans something to be excited about.

Where to watch: Disney+

19. Veep

HBO

Veep aired its final season this year and tbh, I'm still sad it's over. After nearly a two-year break between seasons 6 and 7, the hit HBO series returned even stronger. While Selina ran for president yet again, the ensemble remained as witty and strong as ever.

Where to watch: HBO

20. Barry

HBO

Season 1 of Barry proved that this show was going to be something special, but Season 2 knocked it out of the park. With incredible writing coupled with an outstanding performance by Bill Hader, Barry continues to be one of the best comedy series currently airing.

Where to watch: HBO

21. This Is Us

NBC

The end of Season 3 and beginning of Season 4 of This Is Us proved that this show still knows how to hit audiences in the feels. While Season 3 beautifully dove deeper into Beth's history, Season 4 essentially reinvented the show by introducing a ton of new characters. One of the best parts about This Is Us continues to be the intimate moments between characters that have a large impact on the story.

Where to watch: Hulu

22. The Boys

Amazon Prime

One of the most underrated new series this year that deserves a lot of love, The Boys took the superhero genre and turned it upside down in the best way. Another series that hinged on its incredible ensemble, The Boys proved that everyone is still obsessed with superheroes and a group of underdogs.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

23. Mr. Robot

USA

Mr. Robot's popularity may have dwindled since its buzzworthy Season 1, but the show's final season includes some of the best acting, writing, and directing on TV right now. Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Carly Chaikin, Grace Gummer, and BD Wong are stronger than ever as they deliver some of the best performances of 2019.

Where to watch: Season 1–3 on Amazon Prime; Season 4 on USA

24. The Crown

Netflix

With almost two years between seasons, The Crown returned with a new cast that continued the monarchy's legacy. Olivia Colman not only brought her own spark to Queen Elizabeth II, but she also managed to build upon Claire Foy's memorable performance. Alongside Olivia, Helena Bonham Carter, Tobias Menzies, Josh O'Connor, and Erin Doherty beautifully brought this new era to life.

Where to watch: Netflix

25. The End of the F***ing World

Netflix

The End of the F***ing World returned with Season 2 and continued to be one of the most enjoyable and bingeable series of 2019. The series was not only able to continue James and Alyssa's story, but it managed to create a new mystery with Bonnie that was just as compelling as Season 1.

Where to watch: Netflix

26. Sex Education

Netflix

The series follows Otis, the son of a sex therapist, who teams up with Maeve to open a sex therapy clinic at their high school. From the first episode, it's easy to instantly fall in love with these complex and flawed characters as they try to navigate their teenage years. Plus, who wouldn't love Gillian Anderson as a sex therapist?

Where to watch: Netflix

27. Atypical

Netflix

Atypical continued to be one of the best and most underrated Netflix shows of 2019. This season not only showed Sam's journey in college, but it perfectly told Casey's coming out story as she fell in love with Izzie. Atypical packed a lot of heart this year and I loved every second of it.

Where to watch: Netflix

28. The Act

Hulu

The series follows Gypsy Blanchard and her relationship with her overprotective mother. After Gypsy discovers that her mother has been lying to her about her illness, the series takes an emotional and dark turn that eventually leads to murder. I've never sat on the edge of my seat more than while watching this limited series.

Where to watch: Hulu

29. Shrill

Hulu

Starring Aidy Bryant, the series follows Annie, a writer who wants to change her life without having to change her body. The series beautifully deals with accepting your body no matter what the world may think. Shrill puts characters' complicated and flawed lives front and center and it's amazing to watch.

Where to watch: Hulu

30. Lucifer

Netflix

Another series that came back after getting canceled, Lucifer Season 4 was its strongest season to date. Not only does the show brilliantly utilize the TV procedural format, but Season 4 dove deeper into every single character and it was a joy to watch.

Where to watch: Netflix

31. The Good Fight

CBS All Access

While The Good Fight is already on Season 3, the series finally feels like it's gaining momentum. This season included the addition of Michael Sheen and the departure of Rose Leslie, and it continued to be a brilliant drama that deals with real-life issues. Plus, Christine Baranski and Audra McDonald sang a duet.

Where to watch: CBS All Access

32. Fosse/Verdon

FX

Another amazing limited series from 2019, Fosse/Verdon told the tumultuous relationship between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams perfectly brought this iconic Broadway duo to life. In particular, Michelle gave one of her best performance of all time and I'm still thinking about it.

Where to watch: Hulu

33. The Other Two

Comedy Central

This hilarious comedy follows siblings Brooke and Cary, who are a former professional dancer and an aspiring actor respectively. The duo is suddenly forced to deal with their younger brother's sudden rise as an internet pop singer. The series is criminally underrated and makes me laugh out loud during every single episode. If you're fan of SNL-style satire, this is the show for you.

Where to watch: Comedy Central

34. His Dark Materials

HBO

His Dark Materials has finally brought Philip Pullman's novels to life in a way that does the original book series justice. Not only is this show beautifully filmed, but the casting for the series is truly remarkable. For a fan of the books, it has been a pleasure seeing how the show is pulling from not only Book 1 but Book 2 in order to retell this story for TV.

Where to watch: HBO

35. GLOW

Netflix

GLOW Season 3 focused on our favorite Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling taking their show to Las Vegas. What's amazing is that a show about wrestling continues to tackle some of the toughest TV topics in a nuanced way. Taking a break from watching wrestling matches every episode, Season 3 dove deeper into character development and relationships.

Where to watch: Netflix

36. Catastrophe

Amazon Prime

This brilliant comedy came to an end this year, and it remained one of the best (and sadly overlooked) comedies ever. The moment on the beach was one of the best comedy moments ever and further proved the show's ability to combine hilarious moments with dark humor. Catastrophe gave us an incredible series finale, and I'm still sad I had to say goodbye to this show so soon.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

37. On My Block

Netflix

On My Block Season 2 dealt a lot with how precious life is and how you should make the most of it. An underrated Netflix series, On My Block continues to combine all of the great qualities of a comedy, thriller, and telenovela.

Where to watch: Netflix

38. Gentleman Jack

HBO

A fictional telling of the story of lesbian trailblazer Anne Lister, Gentleman Jack follows Anne's life in 1830s England and the struggles that come with being a lesbian in that time period. Suranne Jones brilliant brings Anne Lister to life and is equal parts heartbreaking and hilarious throughout Season 1. Also, if you love a good fourth-wall break, this show does it perfectly.

Where to watch: HBO

39. Derry Girls

Netflix

A hidden Netflix gem, Derry Girls follows a group of Catholic school friends in Derry, Ireland, during the height of the Northern Ireland conflict in the 1990s. Season 2 continues to effortlessly mash together witty humor with the serious issues facing Ireland during the time. Only Derry Girls could make a weekend where Catholics and Protestants try to get along hysterical.

Where to watch: Netflix

40. Undone

Amazon Prime

The stunning animation used on Undone, which included drawing over live-action footage, was one of many reasons why this was an incredible show. Undone told a very poignant story about grief and loss all in a format that is underutilized. It was simply beautiful to watch this animation tell such a complicated story.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

41. Pen15

Hulu

Pen15 follows two middle schoolers as they deal with all of the awkwardness that comes with being in seventh grade. What's hilarious about the show is that Maya and Anna are played by two adult actors. The young female friendship at the center of the series is a funny, genuine, and nostalgic.

Where to watch: Hulu

What were your favorite TV shows of 2019? Tell us in the comments below!

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