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Every IndieWire TV Review from 2019, Ranked by Grade from Best to Worst

How could you ever possibly start to tackle the mammoth amount of TV released so far in 2019? Allow us to offer some assistance.

Every TV Review 2019 IndieWire

There may come a day when the tide of TV programming starts to subside, when networks decide that sheer quantity is not enough t–

Ha, who are we kidding, there’s always going to be way too much TV to watch. So, in our ongoing quest to help viewers prioritize 2019 TV shows, we’ve assembled a giant list of every IndieWire TV review of the year, organized by the letter grade (A+ to F) that accompanies each of them. Some series have prompted follow-ups after pivotal episodes or finales, but the links below will take you to season reviews of all the shows listed.

These reviews were based on various numbers of episodes per season. (Due to the nature of production, sometimes only a handful of episodes are available before a show’s premiere — other times, the whole season is ready to be previewed.) So, with that context, let us offer our best attempts at a TV starting point for the year.

(For those looking for a more in-depth look at the top-tier 2019 programming, see our lists of the Best New Shows and Best TV Shows of the year so far.)

Fleabag Season 2 Phoebe Waller-Bridge Andrew Scott

Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Andrew Scott in “Fleabag



Better Things — Season 3 [FX]

Fleabag — Season 2 [Amazon Prime Video]

Succession — Season 2 [HBO]

Tuca & Bertie — Season 1 [Netflix]

VeepSeason 7 [HBO]

Shrill -- Episode 104 -- Annie & Fran attend the Fat Babe Pool Party. Annie is so empowered by the experience and so furious with her boss, Gabe, that she posts a body positive article to the paper's website that explains exactly what it's like to be a fat woman in today's world. Annie (Aidy Bryant), Fran (Lolly Adefope) shown. (Photo by: Allyson Riggs)

Aidy Bryant and Lolly Adefope in “Shrill”

Allyson Riggs / Hulu


A Black Lady Sketch Show — Season 1 [HBO]

BarrySeason 2 [HBO]

Broad City — Season 5 [Comedy Central]

Brooklyn Nine-Nine — Season 6 [NBC]

Chernobyl [HBO]

David Makes Man — Season 1 [OWN]

Deadwood: The Movie [HBO]

Fosse/Verdon [FX]

The Good Fight — Season 3 [CBS All Access]

High Maintenance — Season 3 [HBO]

Losers [Netflix]

One Day at a Time — Season 3 [Netflix]

The Other Two — Season 1 [Comedy Central]

Ramy — Season 1 [Hulu]

Russian Doll [Netflix]

A Series of Unfortunate Events — Season 3 [Netflix]

Sex Education — Season 1 [Netflix]

Sherman’s Showcase — Season 1 [IFC]

Shrill — Season 1 [Hulu]

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt — Season 4 [Netflix]

Wayne — Season 1 [YouTube Premium]

You’re the Worst — Season 5 [FXX]

Chris O’Dowd and Rosamund Pike appear in State of the Union by Stephen Frears, an official selection of the Indie Episodic program at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Mark Hom.All photos are copyrighted and may be used by press only for the purpose of news or editorial coverage of Sundance Institute programs. Photos must be accompanied by a credit to the photographer and/or 'Courtesy of Sundance Institute.' Unauthorized use, alteration, reproduction or sale of logos and/or photos is strictly prohibited.

Chris O’Dowd and Rosamund Pike in “State of the Union”

Marc Hom / Courtesy of Sundance Institute


A.P. Bio — Season 2 [NBC]

Alternatino with Arturo Castro — Season 1 [Comedy Central]

Archer — Season 10 [FXX]

Baskets — Season 4 [FX]

Big Little Lies — Season 2 [HBO]

Black Earth Rising [Netflix]

Carmen Sandiego — Season 1 [Netflix]

Catastrophe — Season 4 [Amazon Prime Video]

Dark — Season 2 [Netflix]

Dear White People — Season 3 [Netflix]

Easy — Season 3 [Netflix]

Happy! — Season 2 [Syfy]

Harlots — Season 3 [Hulu]

I Think You Should Leave — Season 1 [Netflix]

Into the Badlands — Season 3 [AMC]

Killing Eve — Season 2 [BBC America]

Les Misérables [PBS]

Los Espookys — Season 1 [HBO]

The Magicians — Season 4 [Syfy]

Mrs. Wilson [PBS]

Our Planet [Netflix]

PEN15 — Season 1 [Hulu]

Pennyworth — Season 1 [EPIX]

The Punisher — Season 2 [Netflix]

Shangri-La [Showtime]

The Society — Season 1 [Netflix]

South Side — Season 1 [Comedy Central]

State of the Union [SundanceTV]

Tales of the City [Netflix]

The Twilight Zone — Season 1 [CBS All Access]

Veronica Mars — Season 4 [Hulu]

Vida — Season 2 [Starz]

Weird City — Season 1 [YouTube Premium]

What/If — Season 1 [Netflix]

Andrew Koji, "Warrior"

Andrew Koji, “Warrior”

HBO/ David Bloomer


Action [Showtime]

Boomerang — Season 1 [BET]

Bosch — Season 5 [Amazon Prime Video]

The Boys — Season 1 [Amazon Prime Video]

Brockmire — Season 3 [IFC]

Catch-22 [Hulu]

City on a Hill — Season 1 [Showtime]

Frankie Drake Mysteries — Season 1 [Ovation]

Friends from College — Season 2 [Netflix]

Gentleman Jack — Season 2 [HBO]

Grace and Frankie — Season 5 [Netflix]

The Handmaid’s Tale — Season 3 [Hulu]

Hanna — Season 1 [Amazon Prime Video]

The Hot Zone [NatGeo]

Jett — Season 1 [Cinemax]

Legion — Season 3 [FX]

Luther — Season 5 [BBC America]

Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries [Acorn]

No One Saw a Thing [SundanceTV]

On My Block — Season 2 [Netflix]

The Passage — Season 1 [Fox]

Pose — Season 2 [FX]

Star Trek: Discovery — Season 2 [CBS All Access]

Stranger Things — Season 3 [Netflix]

True Detective — Season 3 [HBO]

The Village — Season 1 [NBC]

Warrior — Season 1 [Cinemax]

What We Do in the Shadows — Season 1 [FX]

When They See Us [Netflix]

The Widow [Amazon Prime Video] 

Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men [Showtime]

BLESS THIS MESS - "The Chicken and the Goat" - After weeks of researching soil revitalization and coming up with a wonderful plan to make their farm successful, Rio and Mike are forced to find a new strategy when the weather forecast is not in their favor. As Mike tries to focus on addressing the dead soil, Rio attempts to connect with new neighbors at the Bowman's potluck but ends up spicing up her romantic relationship with Mike instead on ABC's "Bless This Mess," TUESDAY, APRIL 23 (9:30-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/John Fleenor)LAKE BELL, DAX SHEPARD

Lake Bell and Dax Shepard in “Bless This Mess”

ABC/John Fleenor


The Act — Season 1 [Hulu]

After Life — Season 1 [Netflix]

Arrested Development — Season 5, Part 2 [Netflix]

Black Monday — Season 1 [Showtime]

Bless This Mess — Season 1 [ABC]

Cobra Kai — Season 2 [YouTube Premium]

The Enemy Within — Season 1 [NBC]

Euphoria — Season 1 [HBO]

The Loudest Voice [Showtime]

Schooled — Season 1 [ABC]

SMILF — Season 2 [Showtime]

Special — Season 1 [Netflix]

The OA — Season 2 [Netflix]

Years and Years [HBO]

Yellowstone — Season 2 [Paramount Network]

American Gods Season 2 2019

Ian McShane and Ricky Whittle in “American Gods”

Jasper Savage / Starz


Abby’s — Season 1 [NBC]

American Gods — Season 2 [Starz]

Black Mirror — Season 5 [Netflix]

Good Omens [Amazon Prime Video]

Human Discoveries — Season 1 [Facebook Watch]

Miracle Workers — Season 1 [TBS]

Reef Break — Season 1 [ABC]

Valley of the Boom [NatGeo]

Project Blue Book History Aiden Gillen Season 1

Aiden Gillen in “Project Blue Book”

Ed Araquel / History


Love, Death & Robots [Netflix]

Project Blue Book — Season 1 [History]

Proven Innocent — Season 1 [Fox]

The Umbrella Academy — Season 1 [Netflix]

Now Apocalypse Season 1 2019

Avan Jogia and Beau Mirchoff in “Now Apocalypse”

Katrina Marcinowski


Chambers — Season 1 [Netflix]

Dead to Me — Season 1 [Netflix]

L.A.’s Finest — Season 1 [Spectrum]

Marvel’s Jessica Jones — Season 3 [Netflix]

Now Apocalypse — Season 1 [Starz]

The Rook — Season 1 [Starz]

The Spanish Princess [Starz]

Turn Up Charlie [Netflix]

DEADLY CLASS -- "Noise, Noise, Noise" Episode 101 -- Pictured: (l-r) Lana Condor as Saya, Benjamin Wadsworth as Marcus -- (Photo by: Katie Yu/SYFY)

Lana Condor and Benjamin Wadsworth in “Deadly Class”

Katie Yu/SYFY


Deadly Class — Season 1 [Syfy]

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