The BEST Shows of 2019

The top 50 shows of 2019

Chernobyl

#1 - Chernobyl

Chernobyl dramatizes the story of the 1986 nuclear accident — one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history — and the sacrifices made to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.

star 8.54
38,144 votes
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Anne with an E

#2 - Anne with an E

A coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for love and acceptance and for her place in the world. The series centers on a young orphaned girl in the late 1890’s, who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an elderly spinster and her aging brother. Over time, 13-year-old Anne will transform their lives and eventually the small town in which they live with her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination.

star 8.29
8,968 votes
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Attack on Titan

#3 - Attack on Titan

After his hometown is destroyed and his mother is killed, young Eren Yeager vows to cleanse the earth of the giant humanoid Titans that have brought humanity to the brink of extinction.

star 8.24
80,250 votes
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Fairy Tail

#4 - Fairy Tail

In the land of Fiore, magic is everywhere. Sorcerers are like skilled tradesmen who band together in "guilds" and take on paying assignments for non-magic wielders, like hunting monsters, retrieving lost items or running odd errands. Lucy is an aspiring wizard who wants to hook up with the coolest guild around, Fairy Tail. One day, she meets a red-headed boy who saves her from a unscrupulous wizard, and before she knows it, she's introduced to the wild and wacky band of wizards of Fairy Tail and begins the adventure of a lifetime.

star 8.23
33,505 votes
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Steven Universe

#5 - Steven Universe

The Crystal Gems are a team of magical beings who are the self-appointed guardians of the universe. Half-human, half-Gem hero Steven is the "little brother" of the group. The goofball is learning to save the world using the magical powers that come from his bellybutton and he goes on magical adventures with the rest of the Crystal Gems, even though he's not as powerful -- or smart -- as fellow group members Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl. Despite his shortcomings, Steven usually finds a surprising way to save the day.

star 8.17
55,914 votes
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Game of Thrones

#6 - Game of Thrones

Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the Night's Watch, is all that stands between the realms of men and the icy horrors beyond.

star 8.15
948,681 votes
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LEGO Ninjago

#7 - LEGO Ninjago

Long before time had a name, Ninjago was created by the First Spinjitzu Master by using the Four Elemental Weapons of Spinjitzu; weapons so powerful, no one can handle all of their power at once. When he passed away, his two sons swore to protect them, but the oldest, Lord Garmadon, was consumed by darkness and wanted to possess them all. A battle between brothers broke out and Lord Garmadon was struck down and banished to the Underworld. Peace returned to Ninjago as the younger brother, Sensei Wu, hid the elemental weapons in the far corners of Ninjago.

star 8.13
9,069 votes
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Psycho-Pass

#8 - Psycho-Pass

In the near future it is possible to instantaneously measure and quantify a person's state of mind and personality. This information is recorded and processed. The standard by which a persons' mind is referred to as the "Psycho-Pass".

star 8.12
8,816 votes
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Veronica Mars

#9 - Veronica Mars

In the fictional town of Neptune, California, student Veronica Mars progresses from high school to college while moonlighting as a private investigator under the tutelage of her detective father.

star 8.12
32,408 votes
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Stranger Things

#10 - Stranger Things

Tribute to the classic supernatural mysteries of the 80s, "Stranger Things" is the story of a boy who disappears in the small town of Hawkins, Indiana, without a trace in 1983. In his desperate search, both his friends and family and the local sheriff are involved in an extraordinary enigma: top-secret experiments, terrifying paranormal forces and a very, very rare girl ...

star 8.12
217,910 votes
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The Mandalorian

#11 - The Mandalorian

The travels of a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic.

star 8.11
104,258 votes
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DARK

#12 - DARK

A missing child sets four families on a frantic hunt for answers as they unearth a mind-bending mystery that spans three generations.

star 8.09
56,190 votes
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Queen Sugar

#13 - Queen Sugar

The series follows the life of two sisters, Nova Bordelon and Charley Bordelon, who, with her teenage son Micah moves to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from her recently departed father - an 800-acre sugarcane farm.

star 8.06
21,367 votes
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My Hero Academia

#14 - My Hero Academia

A superhero-loving boy without any powers is determined to enroll in a prestigious hero academy and learn what it really means to be a hero.

star 8.06
44,502 votes
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Mr. Robot

#15 - Mr. Robot

Elliot, a young programmer who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and a vigilante hacker by night. Elliot finds himself at a crossroads when the mysterious leader of an underground hacker group recruits him to destroy the corporation.

star 8.06
246,408 votes
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Wentworth

#16 - Wentworth

Fans of the iconic Prisoner series which pushed boundaries over three decades ago and still today boasts a loyal following worldwide, will remember Bea Smith as gutsy and fearless, ruling Wentworth Correctional Center with an iron fist. But who was Bea Smith before prison? How did a wife and mother from the suburbs become a top dog without rival? Wentworth is a dynamic, often confronting, drama series that begins with Bea’s early days in prison. Set in the present day, it is a modern adaptation of Prisoner contemporising legendary characters and their stories for today’s audience. This ten-part series takes the viewer inside to an uncompromising environment exploring the politics of women in a world without men, and how such a threatening experience both challenges and often changes those confined and working behind the razor wire.

star 8.06
50,430 votes
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Peaky Blinders

#17 - Peaky Blinders

A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.

star 8.04
90,783 votes
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Call the Midwife

#18 - Call the Midwife

Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late-1950s to mid-1960s.

star 8.04
19,239 votes
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Rick and Morty

#19 - Rick and Morty

Follows the misadventures of an alcoholic scientist Rick and his overly nervous grandson Morty, who split their time between domestic family life and intergalactic travel. Often finding themselves in a heap of trouble that more often than not is created through their own actions.

star 8.03
248,068 votes
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Boruto: Naruto Next Generations

#20 - Boruto: Naruto Next Generations

Son of Naruto Uzumaki, Boruto, follows his father's footsteps along with his friends to become great ninja. Throughout all their adventures, Boruto is determined to make his mark in the ninja world and live outside of his father's shadow.

star 8.03
23,501 votes
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Luther

#21 - Luther

A dark psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.

star 8.03
28,719 votes
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

#22 - Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon herself. Though devastated by this grim reality, Tanjiro resolves to become a “demon slayer” so that he can turn his sister back into a human, and kill the demon that massacred his family.

star 8.03
12,646 votes
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Young Justice

#23 - Young Justice

Teenage superheroes strive to prove themselves as members of the Justice League.

star 8.02
28,056 votes
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Godfather of Harlem

#24 - Godfather of Harlem

Loosely based on infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson, who in the early 1960s returned from ten years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy attempts to take back his piece of Harlem.

star 8.01
11,746 votes
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BoJack Horseman

#25 - BoJack Horseman

Meet the most beloved sitcom horse of the '90s... 20 years later. He’s a curmudgeon with a heart of, not quite gold, but something like gold. Copper?

star 8.01
66,402 votes
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One-Punch Man

#26 - One-Punch Man

Saitama is a superhero who has trained so hard that his hair has fallen out, and who can overcome any enemy with one punch. However, because he is so strong, he has become bored and frustrated that he wins all of his battles too easily.

star 8.00
23,954 votes
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Dr. Stone

#27 - Dr. Stone

When a mysterious light suddenly engulfs Earth, humanity is left petrified, frozen in stone. Thousands of years later, the world is teeming with vegetation, and forests have taken the places of cities that once stood proudly. One of the very first to emerge from their stone prison is Taiju Oki, who finds that his good friend, a brilliant young scientist named Senkuu, has been preparing for his awakening. While Taiju wishes to save the girl he loves, Senkuu is determined to figure out the cause behind the strange phenomenon and restore the world to its former glory.

star 8.00
8,682 votes
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Power

#28 - Power

James St. Patrick, a ruthless, intelligent drug dealer under the street name "Ghost," wishes to leave the criminal world to pursue legitimate business interests as a nightclub owner.

star 7.99
112,740 votes
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Line of Duty

#29 - Line of Duty

A drama about the investigations of AC-12, a controversial police anticorruption unit.

star 7.99
42,204 votes
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The Boys

#30 - The Boys

In a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame, a group of vigilantes known informally as "The Boys" set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty.

star 7.98
59,570 votes
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Watchmen

#31 - Watchmen

A modern-day reimagining where superheroes are treated as outlaws and must embrace the nostalgia.

star 7.98
26,070 votes
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One Day at a Time (2017)

#32 - One Day at a Time (2017)

In a reimagining of the TV classic, a newly single Latina mother raises her teen daughter and tween son with the "help" of her old-school mom.

star 7.98
8,914 votes
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Sex Education

#33 - Sex Education

Insecure Otis has all the answers when it comes to sex advice, thanks to his therapist mom. So rebel Maeve proposes a school sex-therapy clinic.

star 7.96
27,520 votes
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Marvel's The Punisher

#34 - Marvel's The Punisher

After the murder of his family, Marine veteran Frank Castle became a vigilante known as 'The Punisher' with only one goal in mind – to avenge them. With his revenge now complete, Frank's war-time past comes back to haunt him.

star 7.96
67,910 votes
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The Chi

#35 - The Chi

A relevant, timely and distinctive coming-of-age story following a half dozen interrelated characters in the South Side of Chicago. The story centers on Brandon, an ambitious and confident young man who dreams about opening a restaurant of his own someday, but is conflicted between the promise of a new life and his responsibility to his mother and teenage brother back in the South Side.

star 7.95
9,299 votes
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Yellowstone (2018)

#36 - Yellowstone (2018)

Follow the violent world of the Dutton family, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. Led by their patriarch John Dutton, the family defends their property against constant attack by land developers, an Indian reservation, and America’s first National Park.

star 7.95
35,806 votes
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When Calls the Heart

#37 - When Calls the Heart

Elizabeth Thatcher, a young teacher accustomed to her high society life, receives her first classroom assignment in Coal Valley, a small coal mining town where life is simple, but often fraught with challenges. Abigail Stanton is a wife and mother whose husband, the foreman of the mine, along with a dozen other miners, has just been killed in an explosion. The newly widowed women find their faith is tested when they must go to work in the mines to keep a roof over their heads. Set against the wild canvas of an early 20th century coal town, Elizabeth will have to learn the ways of the frontier if she wishes to thrive in the rural west on her own.

star 7.95
13,126 votes
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Snowfall (2017)

#38 - Snowfall (2017)

A look at the early days of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles during the early 1980s.

star 7.94
30,463 votes
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Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma

#39 - Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma

Yukihira Souma's dream is to become a full-time chef in his father's restaurant and surpass his father's culinary skill. But just as Yukihira graduates from middle schools his father, Yukihira Jouichirou, closes down the restaurant to travel and cook around the world. Although downtrodden, Souma's fighting spirit is rekindled by a challenge from Jouichirou which is to survive in an elite culinary school where only 10% of the students graduate. Can Souma survive?

star 7.94
11,662 votes
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Endeavour

#40 - Endeavour

Set in the mid-Sixties, this prequel centers around the early career of Endeavour Morse (Shaun Evans). After leaving his Oxford college without a degree, and spending a short time as a cipher clerk, Morse joins the police, working under veteran DI Fred Thursday (Roger Allam). This show was preceded by "Inspector Morse" (1987-2000) starring John Thaw and Kevin Whately.

star 7.94
11,366 votes
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This Is Us

#41 - This Is Us

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

star 7.94
175,983 votes
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The Expanse

#42 - The Expanse

Two hundred years in the future, in a fully colonized solar system, police detective Josephus Miller is given the assignment to find a missing young woman, Julie Mao. Joining his task is James Holden, former first officer of an ice freighter who is involved in an incident caused by the tense relationship between Earth, Mars and the Belt. Far from their struggles in space, United Nations executive Chrisjen Avasarala works to prevent war between Earth and Mars. Soon the three find out that the missing woman is connected to a vast conspiracy that threatens all humanity.

star 7.93
208,879 votes
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American Ninja Warrior

#43 - American Ninja Warrior

The heart-racing obstacle-course competition of ultra-athletes questing for a shot at the fabled Mt. Midoriyama. This American version of the Japanese show Sasuke (aka Ninja Warrior) televises a series of qualification courses across the nation, with the top contenders going to Las Vegas for the finals on the 4-stage "Mt. Midoriyama" obstacle course. In earlier seasons the show was a proving ground to find (and train) American athletes to send to Japan to compete in the original Sasuke tournaments.

star 7.93
10,607 votes
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9-1-1

#44 - 9-1-1

Explores the high-pressure experiences of the first responders who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations.

star 7.93
60,737 votes
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Heartland (2007) (CA)

#45 - Heartland (2007) (CA)

Life is hard on the Flemings' ranch in the Alberta foothills where abused or neglected horses find refuge with a kind, hard-working family. Debts abound and the bank is about to foreclose. Can they keep the ranch running?

star 7.92
20,262 votes
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Star

#46 - Star

Star, her sister Simone, and their friend Alex are three talented young singers who navigate the music business on their road to success in Atlanta, where Star and Simone's long lost godmother Carlotta lives. They'll soon learn that success is not only about the music, but also drama, sacrifice and pain.

star 7.92
13,154 votes
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012)

#47 - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (2012)

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure follows an intergenerational feud between the Joestar Family and various forces of evil, the most prominent of which is Dio Brando and his followers.

star 7.92
17,326 votes
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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

#48 - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

It’s 1958 Manhattan and Miriam 'Midge' Maisel has everything she’s ever wanted—the perfect husband, kids and Upper West Side apartment. But when her life suddenly takes a turn and Midge must start over, she discovers a previously unknown talent—one that will take her all the way from the comedy clubs of Greenwich Village to a spot on Johnny Carson’s couch.

star 7.92
22,247 votes
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Poldark (2015)

#49 - Poldark (2015)

Britain is in the grip of a chilling recession... falling wages, rising prices, civil unrest - only the bankers are smiling. It's 1783 and Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ruins: his father dead, the family mine long since closed, his house wrecked and his sweetheart pledged to marry his cousin. But Ross finds that hope and love can be found when you are least expecting it in the wild but beautiful Cornish landscape.

star 7.92
32,020 votes
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Street Outlaws

#50 - Street Outlaws

From a 1969 Chevy Nova to a race-ready farm truck, the vehicles - and their drivers - come in all shapes and sizes and have one thing in common: the need for speed. But according to the STREET OUTLAWS of Oklahoma City - home to one of the largest undercover street racing rings in America – if you’re not on “the list,” you don’t matter. The “list” contains the 10 fastest street-racing cars in Oklahoma City and they are the best of the best. Not only will these guys will do anything -ANYTHING- to get ranked on this list, they’ll do whatever it takes to STAY ranked. Street racing comes first - before family, before friends and before work. The stakes are high and these drivers will put everything on the line to get to top, where there can only be one #1.

star 7.91
27,658 votes
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