Best TV Shows of 2020

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Best TV Shows of 2020
Best TV Shows of 2020
TOP TV Shows: The Queen's Gambit (2020), Love Is In The Air (2020), Star Trek: Picard (2020), Raised by Wolves (2020), Ted Lasso (2020), The Great (2020), The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020), Outer Banks (2020), Little Fires Everywhere (2020), The Owl House (2020), The Undoing (2020), Staged (2020), Barbarians (2020), I Am Not Okay with This (2020), Locke & Key (2020), DC's Stargirl (2020), Perry Mason (2020), The Stranger (2020), Close Enough (2020), Home Before Dark (2020).

List of Best TV Shows

The Queen's Gambit (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 395 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, tense, visually appealing ...
Plot: chess, genius, addiction, child prodigy, female protagonist, girl power, prodigy, girl, mathematics, obsession, orphanage, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 60s
Place: europe, usa, moscow russia, kentucky, las vegas ...
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Love Is In The Air (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Connecting all her hopes in her life to her education, Eda comes face to face with Serkan Bolat, who unknowingly cuts her scholarship abroad and caused her to remain a high school graduate. Serkan Bolat offers to give Eda her scholarship back if she ...
Style: sexy, entertaining, humorous, light, captivating ...
Plot: love hate relationship, pretend relationship, opposites attract, passion, engaged couple, groom, fall in love, office romance, love story, wedding, fiance fiancee relationship, architecture ...
Time: contemporary
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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: breathtaking, captivating, tense, twists and turns, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: star trek, space travel, spacecraft, outer space, alien, friendship, male protagonist, mentor, gunfight, destiny, human in outer space, adventure ...
Time: future, 24th century, 2020s
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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, exciting, visually appealing, gothic ...
Plot: space colony, androids, distant planet, post apocalypse, robot human relationship, survival, alien creature, vestiges of humanity, atheism, war, religious cult, parents and children ...
Time: future, distant future
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 8.8
 188K
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, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: soccer, soccer coach, american abroad, football, football team, football player, professional sports, fish out of water, coach, career change, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer ...
Place: london
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 8.1
 40K
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, realistic, epic, funny ...
Plot: royal court, royal family, empress, king, queen, monarch, imperial russia, russian empire, intrigue, ambition, russian history, royalty ...
Time: 18th century
Place: russia
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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: haunted house, lgbt, lesbian, supernatural horror, ghost, afterlife, nanny, paranormal activity, supernatural, lake, supernatural power, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s, victorian era, 19th century, 2000s, 2020s
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 7.5
 46K
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, treasure hunt, group of friends, wild ride, adventurer, treasure hunter, search for father, teenager, illegal drugs, drugs, best friend, friendship ...
Place: north carolina
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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, psychological, captivating, pink cinema ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, strong female character, teenage sexuality, parents and children, conflict, female artist, racial tension, lgbt teen, social differences, wealthy family, family relations ...
Time: year 1997, 90s
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 8.2
 10K
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
Plot: witch, portal, magic, parallel universe, witchcraft, female protagonist, teenager, apprentice, lesbian, fantasy world, good versus evil, wizards ...
Time: 2020s
Place: dominican republic
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 7.4
 89K
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, twists and turns, captivating, surprise ending ...
Plot: adultery, life turned upside down, murder investigation, murder, lie, husband wife relationship, therapist, secret, family relations, mother son relationship, mysterious disappearance, riddles and clues ...
Time: year 2019
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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 8.5
 6K
Staged (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: David Tennant and Michael Sheen (playing themselves) were due to star in a production of 'Six Characters in Search of an Author' in the West End. The pandemic has put paid to that, but their director (Simon Evans) is determined not to let ...
Style: ironic, atmospheric, humorous, witty, light ...
Plot: supportive friend, quarantine, friendship between men, stage actor, fame, self involved, unlikely friendships, irony, rehearsal, actor's life, movie actor, cynic ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.2
 24K
Barbarians (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 280 min.
TV show
Story: Three people's fates are interwoven in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 A.D., during which Germanic warriors halt the spread of the Roman Empire.
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, breathtaking, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, barbarian, mythology, legends and myths, tribe, invasion, german history, war, myth, european history, native tribe, battles ...
Time: middle ages, 1st century
Place: scandinavia
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I Am Not Okay with This (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Sydney is a teenage girl navigating the trials and tribulations of high school while dealing with the complexities of her family, her budding sexuality, and mysterious superpowers just beginning to awaken deep within her.
Style: feel good, captivating, humorous, light, queer cinema ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: telekinesis, teenager, adolescence, lgbt teen, friendship, female protagonist, high school, supernatural power, lgbt, psychokinesis, small town, love ...
Time: contemporary, future
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 7.4
 76K
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, captivating, suspense, tense, atmospheric
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: magic, supernatural, small town, supernatural power, puzzle, siblings, family bonds, good versus evil, family, murder, demon, love ...
Place: massachusetts
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 7.1
 17K
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: superheroine, superhero, superhero team, heroine, superhuman powers, heroes, masked superhero, teenager, super strength, good versus evil, save the world, super powers ...
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 7.5
 19K
Perry Mason (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1932 Los Angeles, the series focuses on the origin story of famed defense lawyer Perry Mason. Living check-to-check as a low-rent private investigator, Mason is haunted by his wartime experiences in France and suffering the effects of a ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: lawyer, private detective, courtroom drama, false accusation, investigation, legal action, courtroom, murder, dishonesty, police corruption, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation ...
Time: 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.3
 49K
The Stranger (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 363 min.
TV show
Story: A web of secrets sends family man Adam Price on a desperate quest to uncover the truth about the people closest to him.
Style: mind bending, clever, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: mystery, riddles and clues, mysterious stranger, infidelity, drug use, memory loss, husband wife relationship, betrayal, family, investigation, family relations, violence against women ...
Time: 21st century, future
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 7.8
 11K
Close Enough (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: A surreal take on transitioning from 20-something to 30-something centering on a married couple juggling such everyday challenges as parenthood, friendship, ham theft, stripper clowns and choosing the right day care.
Style: adult animation, sitcom, entertaining, psychedelic, surreal ...
Plot: marriage, parenthood, family relations, adulthood, flatmate, swearing, divorced couple, songwriter, kindergarten, surrealism, slice of life, eccentric family ...
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Home Before Dark (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A young girl moves from Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father left behind. While there, her dogged pursuit of the truth leads her to unearth a cold case that everyone in town, including her own father, tried hard to bury.
Style: captivating, inspirational, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: crime investigation, child protagonist, small town, father daughter relationship, sheriff, murder, unsolved crime, crime solving, child fighting adult, secret, precocious child, amateur sleuth ...
Time: 2020s
Place: usa
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The Good Lord Bird (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 335 min.
TV show
Story: Enslaved teenager Henry Shackleford, aka Little Onion, becomes a member in abolitionist John Brown’s motley family during the Bleeding Kansas era before the Civil War.
Style: suspense, captivating, disturbing, tense, humorous ...
Plot: abolitionist, civil war, slavery, fight for supremacy, fight, slave, battles, civil rights, fighting the system, wartime, emancipation, gang ...
Time: 19th century
Place: america
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 8.6
 53K
Jujutsu Kaisen (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: With his days numbered, high schooler Yuji decides to hunt down and consume the remaining 19 fingers of a deadly curse so it can die with him.
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspense, stylized, dark fantasy ...
Plot: exorcism, teamwork, tragedy, paranormal, friendship, secret organization, supernatural, murder, magic, curse, demon, society ...
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The Murders at White House Farm (2020)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 277 min.
TV show
Story: Factual drama based on the notorious Whitehouse Farm murders, and the ensuing police investigation and court case.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: true crime, schizophrenic, murder trial, police investigation, crime scene, adopted son, murder case, farmhouse, murder, police detective, countryside, investigation ...
Time: 80s, year 1985
Place: united kingdom
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 6.5
 16K
Avenue 5 (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
TV show
Story: 40 years in the future, space captain Ryan Clark and the crew of the luxury space cruise ship Avenue 5 navigate disgruntled passengers and unexpected events after experiencing technical difficulties onboard.
Style: futuristic, light, humorous, entertaining, captivating ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, tourism, spacecraft, captain, panic, desperation, ruse, marital argument, actor, space station, space shuttle ...
Time: near future
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 86K
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, romantic, touching, sweet, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: love, marketing, female protagonist, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, roommate, love and romance, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, friendship, american abroad, love interest ...
Time: future
Place: paris france
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McDonald & Dodds (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Two detectives, DCI McDonald and DS Dodds, who seemingly have nothing in common, are thrown together and forge a rumbustious friendship and entertaining partnership in this two-part British detective drama miniseries set in modern-day Bath.
Style: tense, disturbing, intellectual, unusual plot structure, suspenseful ...
Plot: female police detective, police, odd couple, police detective, murder mystery, detective sergeant, partners against crime, friendship, partners, who done it, mystery, buddy cop ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: europe
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Wizards: Tales of Arcadia (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Mexico, Canada, USA
Duration: 233 min.
TV show
Story: Merlin’s apprentice joins Arcadia’s heroes on a time-bending adventure in Camelot, where conflict is brewing between the human, troll and magical worlds.
Style: sweet, not serious, captivating, 3d animation
Audience: toddlers, family outing, kids
Plot: amulet, troll, talking cat, wizards, time travel, magic, friends, knight, salvation, teenage hero, king arthur, camelot ...
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 5.5
 26K
The Stand (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 510 min.
TV show
Story: After the world is decimated by a man-made plague, a battle of literally Biblical proportions ensues between the survivors.
Style: rough, suspense, tense, suspenseful, apocalyptic ...
Plot: post apocalypse, god or devil, deadly virus, epidemic, devil, good versus evil, future dystopia, wilderness, survivor, fighting illness, save the world, laboratory ...
Place: new york
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Miss Scarlet and the Duke (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When Eliza Scarlet’s father dies, he leaves her penniless, but she resolves to continue his detective agency. To operate in a male-dominated world, though, she needs a partner... step forward a detective known as the Duke. Eliza and The Duke ...
Style: colourful, entertaining, captivating, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing, girls' night
Plot: female detective, victorian england, private detective, crime investigation, female police detective, detective agency, forensics, investigation, policewoman, crimes, adventure, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, future
Place: london
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 10K
The Third Day (2020)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 340 min.
TV show
Story: A unique story told over two distinct halves, "Summer" follows Sam, a man drawn to a mysterious island off the British coast where he encounters a group of islanders set on preserving their traditions at any cost. "Winter" ...
Style: suspense, macabre, mysterious, suspenseful, surreal ...
Plot: mysticism, stranded on an island, loss of child, religions or cults, forest, strange person, utopia, island, grieving father, secrets, recurring dream, murder ...
Place: london
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