It's quite clear that we are now in the golden age of television. We are witnessing an era in which the industry's biggest names and biggest talents are flocking to the television world to tell complex, thrilling, and entertaining stories in a long-form format. And with more and more streaming services in search of the next big thing, there is more content than ever.
With so much to watch, you want to make sure you're not missing out on the best shows. Rotten Tomatoes has a list of the best-reviewed shows of 2019 so far. There are plenty of audience favorites as well as some smaller shows you might not be familiar with. Here are the best shows of 2019, according to Rotten Tomatoes.
10 Veep: Season 7 (96%)
The controversial final season of Game of Thrones may not be appearing on this list, but another beloved HBO series managed to have an acclaimed final season. Veep is the award-winning political satire which stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer in her career as Vice President of the United States and beyond.
The final season found Selina back on the campaign trail, dealing with the constant political madness and her dysfunctional but loyal team. The final season was praised for staying as hilarious and outlandish as ever while delivering a satisfying end.
9 Pose: Season 2 (96%)
Pose is another hit show from Ryan Murphy who appears to be the reigning king of television these days. His new series is set in the late '80s and focuses on a variety of New Yorkers from different backgrounds who come together in the little-known but highly entertaining world of ball culture.
Pose continued to find praise after its successful first season. The follow-up season was recognized by critics for its expert balance between the light and dark aspects of the show. The glamour and excitement of the world are contrasted against the reality of its characters' lives.
8 Ramy: Season 1 (97%)
In its very first season, Ramy became one of television's most acclaimed shows. While it may be one of the lesser-known shows on this list, with more positive word of mouth, this Hulu series could find a wider audience.
The first season introduced us to Ramy (played by comedian Ramy Youssef), a young Muslim man living in America and trying to find his way. The show explores the challenges and hardships of the modern Muslim in a light and comedic manner. The show has been praised for its nuanced approach to the subject matter while being extremely funny.
7 Documentary Now!: Season 3 (100%)
Documentary Now! is a unique and ridiculous comedy from the minds of former Saturday Night Live stars Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, and Seth Myers. The anthology mockumentary pokes fun at popular documentaries and their often larger-than-life subjects.
Each episode looks at a new subject with big-name stars often featured in the silly mayhem. The third season featured such actors as Michael Keaton, Owen Wilson, and Cate Blanchett and focused on stories about performance art and cults.
6 Tuca & Bertie: Season 1 (100%)
Tuca & Bertie is another show that managed to find universal acclaim in its freshman season. The show comes from the team behind Bojack Horseman, and like that show, it is an animated comedy about anthropomorphic animals living regular lives in a world that very much feels like our own.
The series stars Tiffany Haddish as Tuca, a fun-loving toucan, and Ali Wong as Bertie, an anxious songbird. Together these best friends navigate their tumultuous 30s, bringing plenty of funny and touching moments.
5 Barry: Season 2 (100%)
When it was announced that funnyman Bill Hader would be starring in a show about a hitman who joins an acting class, many people were expecting a silly, wacky comedy. While Barry does deliver a lot of laughs, many people were shocked by the dark places the show was willing to go.
The second season of the hit HBO show found Barry dealing with his pursuit of a new life, his new relationship, and the dangerous situations he continues to find himself in. It remains a brilliant balance between very differing tones.
4 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 4 (100%)
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has been one of the most acclaimed shows on television since its debut in 2015, yet it doesn't get as much recognition with the public as one might think. The title may have people expecting a typical kind of show, but the reality is that this inventive musical-comedy-drama is unlike anything on television.
The show follows Rebecca, a successful professional who walks away from her life to pursue a high school sweetheart. The fourth and final season of the show continued to examine Rebecca's mental illness in a way that was both humorous and poignant.
3 Fleabag: Season 2 (100%)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge is quickly becoming one of the most interesting people on television. She is the creator of another highly acclaimed show, Killing Eve, which recently wrapped its second season, and at the same time, she created Fleabag, in which she also stars.
The series is a comedy about a woman living in London and dealing with tragedy and various romantic relationships. The second season was a welcome return by critics, who pointed to Waller-Bridge's charisma and wit as making the show such a success.
2 Better Things: Season 3 (100%)
Pamela Aldon is known for her many collaborations with Louis CK, which led to the two creating this comedy-drama series for FX. Despite CK's scandalous career as of late, Aldon has continued to make Better Things one of the most interesting and acclaimed shows around.
She stars as a divorced actress trying to raise her three kids on her own. The sad and funny tone of the show continued in Season 3 with the show taking a frank and brutally honest look at life as a single mother.
1 Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 6 (100%)
It's hard to believe that not too long ago, fans thought they would never see another episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine again. The show was canceled by Fox after its fifth season but was eventually rescued by NBC so viewers could continue to enjoy the exploits of the NYPD's most lovable precinct.
The sixth season of the show dealt with the Nine-Nine facing off with the new corrupt police commissioner. It was a triumphant return for one of the most beloved shows on television, which is set to return for a seventh season next year.