Best American TV Shows of 2020

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Best American TV Shows of 2020
Best American TV Shows of 2020
TOP TV Shows: The Queen's Gambit (2020), Ted Lasso (2020), Spinning Out (2020), Almost Paradise (2020), Locke & Key (2020), The Great (2020), Never Have I Ever (2020), Star Trek: Picard (2020), The Owl House (2020), Warrior Nun (2020), Lovecraft Country (2020), The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020), Defending Jacob (2020), Love, Victor (2020), Upload (2020), Your Honor (2020), Snowpiercer (2020), Emily in Paris (2020), Outer Banks (2020), Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (2020).

List of Best TV Shows

The Queen's Gambit (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In a Kentucky orphanage in the 1950s, a young girl discovers an astonishing talent for chess while struggling with addiction.
Style: captivating, psychological, suspense, visually appealing, tense ...
Plot: chess, addiction, genius, child prodigy, female protagonist, prodigy, girl power, obsession, mathematics, girl, coming of age, orphan ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: usa, europe, moscow russia, kentucky, paris france ...
Is relevant ?
 8.8
 209K
Ted Lasso (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Ted Lasso, an American football coach, moves to England when he’s hired to manage a soccer team—despite having no experience. With cynical players and a doubtful town, will he get them to see the Ted Lasso Way?
Style: funny, humorous, sincere, sitcom, feel good ...
Plot: soccer, american abroad, soccer coach, football player, football team, professional sports, career change, coach, football, athlete and trainer, sport, professional rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, 2020s
Place: london
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 15K
Spinning Out (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Kat Baker is an up-and-coming, high-level single skater who is about to turn in her skates after a disastrous fall. When Kat seizes an opportunity to continue her career as a pair skater with a talented bad-boy partner, she risks exposing a fiercely ...
Style: inspirational, uplifting, psychological, suspense
Plot: skating, figure skating, mental health, human spirit, love, mental illness, athlete, mother daughter relationship, true love, family problems, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
Almost Paradise (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A former DEA agent forced into early retirement runs a gift shop in in the Philippines. Despite his best efforts to begin a tranquil new life, he’s pulled back into a world of dangerous people and deadly situations, either through his friends in ...
Style: disturbing, visually appealing, heroic, suspense
Plot: police protagonist, private investigator, police, betrayal by friend, reluctant hero, buddy, assassination attempt, gang of thieves, villain arrested, haunted by the past, brawl, police investigation ...
Place: the philippines
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 7.3
 87K
Locke & Key (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Three siblings who move into their ancestral estate after their father's gruesome murder discover their new home's magical keys, which must be used in their stand against an evil creature who wants the keys and their powers.
Style: exciting, suspense, captivating, tense, atmospheric
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: supernatural, puzzle, magic, siblings, family bonds, good versus evil, small town, supernatural power, demon, father, family, murder ...
Time: 2020s, 21st century
Place: massachusetts
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 42K
The Great (2020)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A genre-bending, anti-historical ride through 18th century Russia following the rise of Catherine the Nothing to Catherine the Great and her explosive relationship with husband Peter, the emperor of Russia.
Style: humorous, stylized, epic, funny, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: monarch, royal court, queen, royal family, empress, king, imperial russia, intrigue, rivalry, russian empire, coronation, military ...
Time: 18th century, future
Place: russia
Is relevant ?
Never Have I Ever (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: After a traumatic year, all an Indian-American teen wants is to go from pariah to popular -- but friends, family and feeling won't make it easy on her.
Style: funny, humorous, light, entertaining, captivating ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: social misfits, popularity, teenage girl, school, teenager, friendship, lgbt, romance, grownups, coming of age, lesbian, teenage protagonist ...
Time: 2020s, 21st century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
Star Trek: Picard (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Set twenty years after the events of Star Trek Nemesis, we follow the now-retired Admiral Picard into the next chapter of his life.
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, breathtaking, epic
Audience: teens
Plot: star trek, space travel, spacecraft, alien, friendship, male protagonist, mentor, gunfight, past, help, adventure, retiring ...
Time: future, 24th century, 2020s
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 8.3
 12K
The Owl House (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: An animated fantasy-comedy series that follows Luz, a self-assured teenage girl who accidentally stumbles upon a portal to a magical world where she befriends a rebellious witch, Eda, and an adorably tiny warrior, King. Despite not having magical ...
Style: colourful, entertaining, atmospheric, light, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: witch, portal, magic, witchcraft, parallel universe, good versus evil, female protagonist, teenager, apprentice, friendship, lesbian, fantasy world ...
Time: 2020s
Place: dominican republic
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 33K
Warrior Nun (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A 19-year-old orphan named Ava wakes up in a morgue with a new lease on life and a divine artifact embedded in her back. She discovers she is now part of an ancient order that has been tasked with fighting demons on Earth, and powerful forces ...
Style: scenic, unusual plot structure, captivating, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: angel, superhero, crusade, religion and supernatural, demon, super powers, religion, mythical creature, nun, battles, teenage girl, supernatural ...
Time: 2020s, 21st century
Place: spain, vatican
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Lovecraft Country (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The anthology horror series follows 25-year-old Atticus Freeman, who joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America to find his missing father. They must survive and overcome both the ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, beast, african american, imaginary character, road trip, supernatural, society, sacrifice, family, tv show, monster, travel ...
Time: 50s
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The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 494 min.
TV show
Story: After an au pair’s tragic death, Henry Wingrave hires a young American nanny to care for his orphaned niece and nephew who reside at Bly Manor with the estate’s chef Owen, groundskeeper Jamie and housekeeper, Mrs. Grose. But all is not as it ...
Style: gothic, gothic horror, enigmatic, dark fantasy, psychological ...
Plot: lgbt, haunted house, lesbian, ghost, supernatural horror, supernatural, paranormal activity, nanny, lake, afterlife, supernatural power, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s, 19th century, 20th century, 2000s, victorian era ...
Is relevant ?
Defending Jacob (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 402 min.
TV show
Story: A family’s lives are irreparably disrupted when the 14-year-old son is accused of murdering a fellow classmate.
Style: suspense, serious, captivating, social, intellectual ...
Plot: murder investigation, police investigation, husband wife relationship, false accusation of murder, death, parents and children, murder, investigation, father son relationship, family relations, assistant district attorney, uncover truth ...
Time: 2020s
Place: massachusetts
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 18K
Love, Victor (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Victor is a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation. When it all seems too much, he reaches out to Simon to help him ...
Style: romantic, humorous, captivating, light, sweet ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: gay, lgbt, high school, coming out, gay lead character, gay teenager, closeted gay, friendship, friends, homosexual, gay relationship, homosexuality ...
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 67K
Upload (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: In the future where humans are able to “upload” themselves into their preferred choice of afterlife, Nathan meets his early death and is greeted by Nora in his version of heaven. Follow the two as Nathan grows accustomed to life away from his ...
Style: humorous, romantic, futuristic, light, funny ...
Plot: virtual reality, life after death, hi-tech, virtual world, afterlife, looking for sex, uncover truth, love interest, murder, mysterious death, love and romance, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: near future, 2030s, future, 2020s
Place: brooklyn new york city
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 46K
Your Honor (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: The son of a respected judge is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices. A legal thriller that rips through all strata of New Orleans society.
Style: suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: courtroom drama, legal, judge, courtroom, crime boss, car accident, family relations, parent child relationship, lawyer, parents and children, confession, social relations ...
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 55K
Snowpiercer (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the remnants of humanity inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are questioned in this riveting ...
Style: apocalyptic, unusual plot structure, captivating, brutal, depressing ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: post apocalypse, train, struggle for survival, rebellion, distopia, disaster, apocalypse, winter, inequality, humanity, class system, caste system ...
Time: future, 2020s
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 90K
Emily in Paris (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: When ambitious Chicago marketing exec Emily unexpectedly lands her dream job in Paris, she embraces a new life as she juggles work, friends and romance.
Style: humorous, touching, romantic, sweet, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: love, marketing, female protagonist, friendship, roommate, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, fall in love, love interest, chef ...
Time: future
Place: paris france
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 7.6
 49K
Outer Banks (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A tight-knit group of teens unearths a long-buried secret, setting off a chain of illicit events that takes them on an adventure they'll never forget.
Style: exciting, entertaining, feel good, intellectual
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: treasure, group of friends, treasure hunt, wild ride, treasure hunter, search for father, love, coming of age, adventurer, illegal drugs, teenager, best friend ...
Place: north carolina
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Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After an unusual event, Zoey Clarke, a whip-smart computer coder forging her way in San Francisco, suddenly starts to hear the innermost wants, thoughts and desires of the people around her through popular songs.
Style: light, funny, visually appealing, uplifting, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: programmer, psychic power, nerd, earthquake, musical performance, spoken inner thoughts, career, young girl, father daughter relationship, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, terminal illness ...
Time: future
Place: san francisco
Is relevant ?
Raised by Wolves (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: After Earth is ravaged by a great religious war, an atheistic android architect sends two of his creations, Mother and Father, to start a peaceful, godless colony on the planet Kepler-22b. Their treacherous task is jeopardized by the arrival of the ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, visually appealing, gothic, atmospheric ...
Plot: space colony, distant planet, androids, robot human relationship, survival, post apocalypse, atheism, war, alien creature, parents and children, loss of child, protector ...
Time: future, distant future
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 92K
The Undoing (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 337 min.
TV show
Story: Grace and Jonathan Fraser are living the only lives they ever wanted. Overnight a chasm opens in their lives: a violent death and a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster, Grace must dismantle ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, surprise ending, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: adultery, murder, life turned upside down, murder investigation, lie, lawyer, family relations, therapist, secret, psychologist, affair, doctor ...
Time: year 2019
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 7.8
 24K
Mythic Quest (2020)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Meet the team behind the biggest multiplayer video game of all time. But in a workplace focused on building worlds, molding heroes, and creating legends, the most hard-fought battles don’t occur in the game—they happen in the office.
Style: funny, sitcom, entertaining, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: gamer, computer game, video game, game, office worker, virtual reality, programmer, friendship, humour, virtuality, office, company ...
Time: 2020s, 21st century
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Little Fires Everywhere (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 463 min.
TV show
Story: The intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. Explore the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger in ...
Style: suspense, social, captivating, psychological, intellectual ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, strong female character, conflict, racial tension, parents and children, teenage sexuality, female artist, family relations, social differences, wealthy family, lesbian teen ...
Time: year 1997, 90s
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The Flight Attendant (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Flight attendant Cassandra Bowden wakes in her hotel room hungover from the night before in Dubai with a dead body lying next to her. Afraid to call the police, she continues her morning as if nothing happened. In New York, she is met by FBI agents ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: fbi, flight attendant, stewardess, murder, fbi investigation, female protagonist, murder investigation, society, workplace, escapades, time, criminal ...
Place: new york
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I Know This Much Is True (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 378 min.
TV show
Story: The parallel lives of identical twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey in an epic story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness set against the backdrop of 20th century America.
Style: touching, psychological, suspense, sad, social
Plot: brother brother relationship, family relations, brotherhood, paranoid schizophrenia, mysterious past, life is a bitch, loss of child, psychiatry, tv show, sacrifice, tragedy, childhood trauma ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: usa, connecticut
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 83K
The Outsider (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When an insidious supernatural force edges its way into a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a young boy, it leads a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator to question everything they believe in.
Style: mysterious, scary, psychological, exciting, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, investigation, murder, police investigation, mysticism, small town, murder mystery, falsely accused, mysterious event, unsolved crime, murder investigation, crime solving ...
Place: usa, georgia, new york
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Julie and the Phantoms (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Teenage Julie finds her passion for music and life while helping the Phantoms -- a trio of ghostly guys -- become the band they were never able to be.
Style: entertaining, sweet, light, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: celebrity, pop star, performance, talented, musician's life, teenager, love and romance, first love, schoolgirl, friendship, music band, teenage girl ...
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 18K
DC's Stargirl (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 566 min.
TV show
Story: Courtney Whitmore, a smart, athletic and above all else kind girl, discovers her step-father has a secret: he used to be the sidekick to a superhero. "Borrowing" the long-lost hero’s cosmic staff, she becomes the unlikely inspiration for ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, light, talky
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, superheroine, heroine, heroes, superhero team, good versus evil, masked superhero, superhuman powers, bravery, rescue, teenager, super strength ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 58K
Ratched (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An origins story, beginning in 1947, which follows Ratched's journey and evolution from nurse to full-fledged monster tracking her murderous progression through the mental health care system.
Style: sexy, suspense, disturbing, tense, brutal ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lesbian, mental institution, manipulative woman, strong sexual content, lesbian relationship, lesbian romance, psychiatric nurse, nymphomaniac, lobotomy, mutilation, nurse, hate crime ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, post world war two
Place: northern california
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