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Every IndieWire TV Review from 2020, Ranked by Grade From Best to Worst

Yes, yes, Peak TV. It's troubling, we know. There, there, sssshh. Let us offer some assistance in determining what to watch so far in 2020.

BoJack Horseman

“BoJack Horseman”

Courtesy of Netflix

Remember back in the day when we only had to deal with TV shows from three networks, and what a drama it was when Fox came along and added a fourth to the mix? Well, look at us now. With an never-ending amount of streaming services — that’s growing by the day, looking at you Quibi, Peacock and HBO Max — and it’s often near impossible to keep up with what’s out there. How does one find something to watch, let alone focus on just the best of the best? That’s where we come in.

We’re doing the tough work of keeping track of the dozens of television we’ve reviewed so far in 2020. (For those of you who are exacting, we’ve reviewed 36 shows before the end of February.) Hopefully, this will help you decide what streaming service to spend your dollars on and on what show to spend your precious time.

Every review is organized by the letter grade it received, on our scale of A to F. All links take you to our initial reviews, though ongoing series might have more than one episode review to read. It’s also important to note that all our reviews were made with a certain amount of episodes on-hand. Some networks provided the entirety of their seasons for review, while others only revealed one or two episodes for review purposes.

With that in mind, let’s look at what’s kept us captivated (so far) in 2020:

Better Things Season 4 "What's good, Shannon?" Episode 2 (Airs Thursday, March 5) -- Pictured: (l-r) Pamela Adlon as Sam Fox, Mikey Madison as Max. CR: Suzanne Tenner/FX

Pamela Adlon and Mikey Madison in “Better Things”

Suzanne Tenner / FX


Better Things – Season 4 [FX]

City So Real

CHEER Netflix


Courtesy of Netflix


BoJack HorsemanSeason 6, Part 2 [Netflix]

Better Call Saul — Season 5 [AMC]

Cheer [Netflix]

Cherish the Day — Season 1 [OWN]

Cosmos: Possible Worlds [NatGeo]

Devs — Season 1 [FX]

Everything’s Gonna Be Okay — Season 1 [Freeform]

Kidding — Season 2 [Showtime]

The New Pope [HBO]

Sanditon [PBS]

Sex Education — Season 2 [Netflix]



Kevin Estrada/NETFLIX


Dare Me — Season 1 [USA]

Dirty Money – Season 2 [Netflix]

Gentefied – Season 1 [Netflix]

High Fidelity — Season 1 [Hulu]

Homeland — Season 8 [Showtime]

I Am Not Okay With This – Season 1 [Netflix]

Little America — Season 1 [Apple TV+]

McMillions [HBO]

Medical Police — Season 1 [Netflix]

Night on Earth [Netflix]

The Sinner — Season 3 [USA]

Twenties – Season 1 [BET]

Year of the Rabbit — Season 1 [IFC]

Hunters Amazon Al Pacino Logan Lerman

Logan Lerman and Al Pacino in “Hunters”

Christopher Saunders / Amazon Studios


Hunters — Season 1 [Amazon Prime]

Star Trek: Picard — Season 1 [CBS All Access]

Vick [ESPN]

The Walking Dead – Season 10 [AMC]

Avenue 5 HBO Hugh Laurie Season 1

Hugh Laurie in “Avenue 5”

Alex Bailey/HBO


Altered Carbon – Season 2 [Netflix]

Avenue 5 — Season 1 [HBO]

Babies [Netflix]

Breeders – Season 1 [FX]

Duncanville  Season 1 [FOX]

Lance [ESPN]

Outlander – Season 5 [STARZ]

The Outsider — Season 1 [HBO]

DAVE "Dave's First" Episode 2 (Airs Wednesday, March 4) -- Pictured: Dave Burd as Dave. CR: Ray Mickshaw/FX

Dave Burd in “Dave”

Ray Mickshaw / FX


Awkwafina is Nora from Queens — Season 1 [Comedy Central]

Dave – Season 1 [FXX]

Deputy — Season 1 [Fox]

Dispatches From Elsewhere – Season 1 [AMC]

Little Fires Everywhere [Hulu]

Queen Sono – Season 1 [Netflix]

Westworld – Season 3 [HBO]

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist  Season 1 [NBC]


Amazing Stories – Season 1 [Apple TV+]


Indebted — Season 1 [NBC]

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