The Best TV Shows: 2018-2019 TV Season

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1. Chernobyl (2019)

TV-MA | 330 min | Drama, History

In April 1986, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics becomes one of the world's worst man-made catastrophes.

Stars: Jessie Buckley, Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård, Adam Nagaitis

Votes: 258,153

HBO. Limited Rating: 10/10 Highlight: Episode 2 - Please Remain Calme

2. Escape at Dannemora (2018– )

TV-MA | 440 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

An employee at a prison in upstate New York becomes romantically involved with a pair of inmates and helps them escape.

Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Arquette, Paul Dano, Bonnie Hunt

Votes: 12,113

Showtime. Limited Rating: 10/10 Highlight: Part 5

3. Better Call Saul (2015– )

TV-MA | 46 min | Crime, Drama

The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer, Jimmy McGill, in the time leading up to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, Jonathan Banks, Patrick Fabian

Votes: 250,509

AMC. Season 4 Rating: 9.5/10 Highlight: Episode 10 - Winner

4. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)

TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for thousands of years.

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey

Votes: 1,553,844

HBO. Season 8 Rating: 9.5/10 Highlight: Episode 3 - The Long Night

5. Our Planet (2019)

TV-G | 403 min | Documentary

Documentary series focusing on the breadth of the diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 13,025

Netflix. Limited Rating: 9.5/10 Highlight: Episode 2 - Frozen Worlds

6. Veep (2012–2019)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

Former Senator Selina Meyer finds that being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she hoped and everything that everyone ever warned her about.

Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott

Votes: 37,648

HBO. Season 7 Rating: 9.5/10 Highlight: Episode 7 - Veep

7. Daredevil (2015–2018)

TV-MA | 54 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A blind lawyer by day, vigilante by night. Matt Murdock fights the crime of New York as Daredevil.

Stars: Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson

Votes: 330,216

Netflix. Season 3 Rating: 9.0/10 Highlight: Episode 6 - The Devil You Know

8. Fleabag (2016– )

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy, Drama

A comedy series adapted from the award-winning play about a young woman trying to cope with life in London whilst coming to terms with a recent tragedy.

Stars: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Sian Clifford, Olivia Colman, Jenny Rainsford

Votes: 23,263

Amazon. Season 2 Rating: 9.0/10 Highlight: Episode 1

9. Sharp Objects (2018)

TV-MA | 421 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A reporter confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to cover a violent murder.

Stars: Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina, Eliza Scanlen

Votes: 45,639

HBO. Limited Rating: 9.0/10 Highlight: Episode 7 - Falling

10. The Deuce (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

A look at life in New York City during the 1970s and '80s when porn and prostitution were rampant in Manhattan.

Stars: Mustafa Shakir, James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gbenga Akinnagbe

Votes: 18,088

HBO. Season 2 Rating: 9.0/10 Highlight: Episode 9 - Inside the Pretend

11. Maniac (2018)

TV-MA | 40 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

Two strangers are drawn to a mysterious pharmaceutical trial that will, they're assured, with no complications or side-effects whatsoever, solve all of their problems, permanently. Things do not go as planned.

Stars: Jonah Hill, Emma Stone, Sonoya Mizuno, Justin Theroux

Votes: 50,786

Netflix. Limited Rating: 9.0/10 Highlight: Episode 4 - Furs by Sebastian

12. The Haunting of Hill House (2018– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Flashing between past and present, a fractured family confronts haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.

Stars: Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser

Votes: 116,946

Netflix. Season 1 Rating: 9.0/10 Highlight: Episode 6 - Two Storms

13. The Good Fight (2017– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama

When Diane Lockhart's life savings are lost, she must start from scratch at a new firm.

Stars: Christine Baranski, Rose Leslie, Cush Jumbo, Delroy Lindo

Votes: 14,781

CBS All Access. Season 3 Rating: 9.0/10 Highlight: Episode 10 - The One About the end of the World

14. The Walking Dead (2010– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins, and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 789,264

AMC. Season 9 Rating: 9.0/10 Highlight: Episode 15 - The Calm Before

15. Shameless (2011– )

TV-MA | 46 min | Comedy, Drama

A scrappy, fiercely loyal Chicago family makes no apologies.

Stars: Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky, Jeremy Allen White

Votes: 171,235

Showtime. Season 9 Rating: 9.0/10 Highlight: Episode 14 - Found

16. Fosse/Verdon (2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Biography, Drama, Music

An inside look at the romantic and creative partnership between influential choreographer/director, Bob Fosse, and Gwen Verdon, one of the greatest Broadway dancers of all time.

Stars: Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams, Norbert Leo Butz, Aya Cash

Votes: 1,747

FX. Limited Rating: 8.5/10 Highlight: Episode 5 - Where Am I Going

17. This Is Us (2016– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A heartwarming and emotional story about a unique set of triplets, their struggles, and their wonderful parents.

Stars: Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz

Votes: 77,281

NBC. Season 3 Rating: 8.5/10 Highlight: Episodes 11 & 12 - Songbird Road

18. BoJack Horseman (2014– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit TV show "Horsin' Around" in the '90s, now he's washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everything, and wearing colorful sweaters.

Stars: Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Aaron Paul

Votes: 70,965

Netflix. Season 5 Rating: 8.5/10 Highlight: Episode 6 - Free Churro

19. American Horror Story (2011– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a possessed farmhouse, a cult, and the apocalypse.

Stars: Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson

Votes: 249,460

FX. Season 8 (Apocalypse) Rating: 8.5/10 Highlight: Episode 6 - Return to Murder House

20. Orange Is the New Black (2013– )

TV-MA | 59 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law-abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life-changing prison can really be.

Stars: Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning, Emma Myles

Votes: 255,612

Netflix. Season 6 Rating: 8.5/10 Highlight: Episode 13 - Be Free

21. Vikings (2013– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Vikings transports us to the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok, a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore - and raid - the distant shores across the ocean.

Stars: Gustaf Skarsgård, Katheryn Winnick, Alexander Ludwig, Travis Fimmel

Votes: 344,020

History. Season 5.2 Rating: 8.5/10 Highlight: Episode 20 - Ragnarok

22. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015–2019)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

A woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and starts life over again in New York City.

Stars: Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess, Carol Kane

Votes: 55,710

Netflix. Season 4.2 Rating: 8.5/10 Highlight: Episode 12 - Kimmy Says Bye!

23. Barry (2018– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A hit man from the Midwest moves to Los Angeles and gets caught up in the city's theatre arts scene.

Stars: Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Anthony Carrigan

Votes: 24,185

HBO. Season 2 Rating: 8.5/10 Highlight: Episode 5 - ronny/lilly

24. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy

Five friends with big egos and slightly arrogant attitudes are the proprietors of an Irish pub in Philadelphia.

Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 170,995

FX. Season 13 Rating: 8.5/10 Highlight: Episode 4 - Time's Up for the Gang

25. Dynasties (2018– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

Follow the true stories of five of the world's most celebrated, yet endangered animals; penguins, chimpanzees, lions, painted wolves and tigers. Each in a heroic struggle against rivals and... See full summary »

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 2,466

BBC. Limited Rating: 8.0/10 Highlight: Episode 4 - Painted Wolf

26. The OA (2016– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Having gone missing seven years ago, the previously blind Prairie returns home, now in her twenties with her sight restored. While many believe she is a miracle, others worry that she could be dangerous.

Stars: Brit Marling, Jason Isaacs, Scott Wilson, Alice Krige

Votes: 74,132

Netflix. Part II Rating: 8.0/10 Highlight: Episode 4 - SYZYGY

27. Killing Eve (2018– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Thriller

After a series of events, the lives of a security operative and an assassin become inextricably linked.

Stars: Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw, Kim Bodnia

Votes: 44,974

BBC. Season 2 Rating: 8.0/10 Highlight: Episode 8 - You're Mine

28. House of Cards (2013–2018)

TV-MA | 51 min | Drama

A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him.

Stars: Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright, Kate Mara

Votes: 431,940

Netflix. Season 6 Rating: 8.0/10 Highlight: Episode 5 - Chapter 70

29. The Good Place (2016– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Four people and their otherworldly frienemy struggle in the afterlife to define what it means to be good.

Stars: Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil

Votes: 61,403

NBC. Season 3 Rating: 8.0/10 Highlight: Episode 9 - Janet(s)

30. Pose (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

Pose is set in the world of 1987 and "looks at the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the rise of the luxury universe, the downtown social and literary scene and the ball culture world."

Stars: Jason A. Rodriguez, Angelica Ross, Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson

Votes: 8,597

FX. Season 1 Rating: 8.0/10 Highlight: Episode 8 - Mother of the Year

31. The Punisher (2017–2019)

TV-MA | 53 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

After the murder of his family, Marine veteran Frank Castle becomes the vigilante known as "The Punisher," with only one goal in mind: to avenge them.

Stars: Jon Bernthal, Amber Rose Revah, Ben Barnes, Jason R. Moore

Votes: 150,004

Netflix. Season 2 Rating: 8.0/10 Highlight: Episode 13 - The Whirlwind

32. A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017–2019)

TV-PG | 50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

After the loss of their parents in a mysterious fire, the three Baudelaire children face trials and tribulations attempting to uncover dark family secrets.

Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes

Votes: 47,050

Netflix. Season 3 Rating: 8.0/10 Highlight: Episodes 5 & 6 - The Penultimate Peril

33. Castlevania (2017– )

TV-MA | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A vampire hunter fights to save a besieged city from an army of otherworldly creatures controlled by Dracula.

Stars: Richard Armitage, James Callis, Graham McTavish, Alejandra Reynoso

Votes: 24,083

Netflix. Season 2 Rating: 8.0/10 Highlight: Episode 7 - For Love

34. Big Mouth (2017– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance

Teenage friends find their lives upended by the wonders and horrors of puberty.

Stars: Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jessi Klein, Jenny Slate

Votes: 36,369

Netflix. Season 2 Rating: 8.0/10 Highlight: Episode 5 - The Planned Parenthood Show

35. Ray Donovan (2013– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama

Ray Donovan, a professional "fixer" for the rich and famous in Los Angeles, can make anyone's problems disappear except those created by his own family.

Stars: Liev Schreiber, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Katherine Moennig

Votes: 68,613

Showtime. Season 6 Rating: 8.0/10 Highlight: Episode 12 - The Dead

36. Modern Family (2009– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Three different but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.

Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

Votes: 313,414

ABC. Season 10 Rating: 8.0/10 Highlight: Episode 22 - A Year of Birthdays

37. American Vandal (2017–2018)

TV-MA | 34 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A true-crime satire that explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left twenty-seven faculty cars vandalized with phallic images.

Stars: Tyler Alvarez, Griffin Gluck, Jimmy Tatro, Travis Tope

Votes: 22,672

Netflix. Season 2 Rating: 8.0/10 Highlight: Episode 8 - The Dump

38. Russian Doll (2019– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

A cynical young woman in New York City keeps dying and returning to the party that's being thrown in her honor on that same evening. She tries to find a way out of this strange time loop.

Stars: Natasha Lyonne, Charlie Barnett, Greta Lee, Elizabeth Ashley

Votes: 39,916

Netflix. Season 1 Rating: 8.0/10 Highlight: Episode 7 - The Way Out

39. Castle Rock (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series will intertwine characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.

Stars: André Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Bill Skarsgård, Jane Levy

Votes: 24,996

Hulu. Season 1 Rating: 8.0/10 Highlight: Episode 7 - The Queen

40. Kidding (2018– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

Jeff, a famous children's television icon, struggles to retain his sanity as his family falls apart.

Stars: Jim Carrey, Frank Langella, Judy Greer, Cole Allen

Votes: 9,779

Showtime. Season 1 Rating: 8.0/10 Highlight: Episode 10 - Some Day

41. Bob's Burgers (2011– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Bob Belcher, along with his wife and 3 children, try to run their last hope of holding the family together, which is running Bob's dream restaurant.

Stars: H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts

Votes: 56,371

FOX. Season 9 Rating: 8.0/10 Highlight: Episode 22 - Yes Without My Zeke

42. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.

Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 651,212

CBS. Season 12 Rating: 8.0/10 Highlight: Episode 24 - The Stockholm Syndrome

43. Insecure (2016– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

Follows the awkward experiences and racy tribulations of a modern-day African-American woman.

Stars: Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Lisa Joyce

Votes: 9,108

HBO. Season 3 Rating: 8.0/10 Highlight: Episode 5 - High-Like

44. The Kominsky Method (2018– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

An aging actor, who long ago enjoyed a brush with fame, makes his living as an acting coach.

Stars: Michael Douglas, Alan Arkin, Sarah Baker, Graham Rogers

Votes: 11,906

Netflix. Season 1 Rating: 8.0/10 Highlight: Chapter 2 - An Agent Grieves

45. American Gods (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

A recently released ex-convict named Shadow meets a mysterious man who calls himself "Wednesday" and who knows more than he first seems to about Shadow's life and past.

Stars: Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover, Yetide Badaki

Votes: 62,644

Starz. Season 2 Rating: 8.0/10 Highlight: Episode 1 - House on the Rock

46. Narcos: Mexico (2018– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama

The rise of the Guadalajara Cartel as an American DEA agent learns the danger of targeting narcos in Mexico.

Stars: Diego Luna, Scoot McNairy, Michael Peña, Alyssa Diaz

Votes: 33,747

Netflix. Season 1

47. Succession (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

Succession follows a dysfunctional American global-media family.

Stars: Hiam Abbass, Nicholas Braun, Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin

Votes: 6,694

HBO. Season 1

48. Ozark (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder $500 million in five years to appease a drug boss.

Stars: Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Julia Garner, Sofia Hublitz

Votes: 107,738

Netflix. Season 2

49. The Affair (2014– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

A struggling novelist and a young waitress strike up an extramarital relationship that promises to forever change the course of their lives.

Stars: Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney, Julia Goldani Telles

Votes: 33,428

Showtime. Season 4