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The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows  

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List Rules Only original series on streaming networks that premiered their first season in 2019.

Television has grown far beyond the cable box and original series from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and YouTube Premium have expanded the range of shows we watch and how we watch them. There is almost a daring flexibility to streaming originals, and the best streaming series in 2019 are ready to shake up your TV nights.

Streaming TV platforms often acquire shows from other channels, but what they do with their original programming is impressive. The flexibility of streaming services can make it a great place for reboots of old favorites, like Carmen Sandiego from Netflix. Platforms like YouTube Premium are newer additions to the already still-fresh world of steaming originals, but they're gearing up to add some great shows to 2019's new streaming series, like Wayne.

Although some streaming shows still dole out episodes weekly, others let you binge a new season all at once. There are pros (no waiting for new episodes!) and cons (there are no new episodes!) to each style but however you watch them, these are the best new shows on streaming platforms in 2019. Vote up the best new Hulu and Amazon Originals, Netflix original series, and YouTube Premium shows - then add original streaming shows newly premiered in 2019 that we might have missed.

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The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman
The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve Blackman, based on the comic book series by Gerard Way. A disbanded group of superheroes reunite after ...more
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The Boys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue, Erin Moriarty
The Boys (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series created by Eric Kripke, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen, based on the comic book by Garth Ennis and Darick ...more
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The Order is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Jake Manley, Sarah Grey, Matt Frewer
The Order (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television series created by Dennis Heaton and Shelley Eriksen. College freshman Jack Morton (Jake Manley) joins a fabled secret society and is ...more
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Sex Education is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey

Netflix

Sex Education (Netflix, 2019) is an British comedy-drama web television series created by Laurie Nunn. A socially awkward high school virgin (Asa Butterfield) living with his sex therapist ...more
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Good Omens is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Anna Maxwell Martin
Good Omens (Amazon Video, 2019) is a six-part television serial based on the novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. After being accustomed to life on Earth, the demon Crowley (David Tennant) ...more
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Russian Doll is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Natasha Lyonne, Greta Lee, Yul Vazquez
Russian Doll (Netflix, 2019) is an American comedy web television series created by Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, and Leslye Headland. A young woman (Natasha Lyonne) in New York tries to escape ...more
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Conversations with a Killer: T... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (Netflix, 2019) is an American four-part documentary television series created by Joe Berlinger. The series examines Ted Bundy's character and ...more
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Dead to Me is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, Edward Asner
Dead to Me (Netflix, 2019) is an American dark comedy web television series created by Liz Feldman. After the murder of her husband, tightly wound widow, Jen (Christina Applegate) meets Judy ...more
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Hanna is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Esme Creed-Miles, Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman
Hanna (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American action drama television series, based on the 2011 film of the same name. The story follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl, Hanna (Esme ...more
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The Society is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Gideon Adlon, Domenic Arduino, Sean Berdy
The Society (Netflix, 2019) is an American mystery drama television series created by Christopher Keyser and unofficially inspired by the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding. A group of ...more
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Our Planet is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Our Planet (Netflix, 2019) is a nature documentary series narrated by David Attenborough. The series addresses issues of conservation while featuring these disparate animals in their respective ...more
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Chambers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Uma Thurman, Tony Goldwyn
Chambers (Netflix, 2019) is a supernatural television series created by Leah Rachel. A young heart attack survivor begins taking on the characteristics of the heart donor that saved their life — ...more
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Doom Patrol is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Amanda Mazzillo added April Bowlby, Diane Guerrero, Joivan Wade
Doom Patrol (DC Universe, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series based on the DC Comics superhero team. Led by Dr. Niles Caulder (Timothy Dalton), the Doom Patrol – ...more
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When They See Us is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Jharrel Jerome, Jovan Adepo, Chris Chalk
When They See Us (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television miniseries created by Ava DuVernay, based on the 1989 Central Park jogger case. The notorious case of five teenagers of ...more
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Carmen Sandiego is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Gina Rodriguez, Finn Wolfhard

Netflix

Carmen Sandiego (Netflix, 2019) is an animated educational series based on the franchise. The origin story of globe-hopping master thief, Carmen Sandiego (Gina Rodriguez).
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Trinkets is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Brianna Hildebrand, Kiana Madeira, Quintessa Swindell
Trinkets (Netflix, 2019) is an American teen drama television series created by Kirsten Smith, Amy Andelson, and Emily Meyer, based on Kristen Smith's YA novel of the same name. An unexpected ...more
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The Act is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Patricia Arquette, Joey King, Chloë Sevigny
The Act (Hulu, 2019) is an American true crime anthology drama web television series. A girl's (Joey King) quest for independence from the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective ...more
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The Widow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Kate Beckinsale, Alex Kingston, Babs Olusanmokun
The Widow (ITV/Amazon Video, 2019) is a joint American and UK thriller television series. Georgia Wells (Kate Beckinsale) is lead to the Congo on her search to uncover the mysterious ...more
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After Life is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Ricky Gervais, Penelope Wilton, David Bradley
After Life (Netflix, 2019) is a British dark comedy television series, created by Ricky Gervais. When Tony's (Ricky Gervais) wife suddenly dies he decides to get revenge on the world by doing ...more
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Turn Up Charlie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Idris Elba, Piper Perabo, JJ Feild
Turn Up Charlie (Netflix, 2019) is an American comedy television series created by Idris Elba and Gary Reich. Charlie (Idris Elba) is a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor, given a final chance ...more
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What/If is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Renée Zellweger, Dave Annable, Juan Castano
What/If (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television series created by Mike Kelley. Each season will tackle a different morality tale inspired by culturally consequential source material ...more
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Immortals is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Elçin Sangu, Kerem Bürsin, Birkan Sokullu
Immortals (BluTV, 2018 and Netflix, 2019), called "Yasamayanlar" in Turkish, is a Turkish supernatural television drama. Beginning in Istanbul in the 1800s, the story follows ...more
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Catch-22 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Christopher Abbott, Kyle Chandler, Hugh Laurie
Catch-22 (Hulu, 2019) is an American-Italian drama miniseries, based on the novel of the same name by Joseph Heller. Following the story of Yossarian (Christopher Abbott), a US Air Force ...more
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PEN15 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle

February 08

PEN15 (Hulu, 2019) is an American comedy web television series, created by Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle, and Sam Zvibleman. Erskine and Konkle play versions of themselves as 13-year-old outcasts in ...more
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Black Summer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Jaime King
Black Summer (Netflix, 2019) is an American television zombie apocalypse drama series, created by Karl Schaefer and John Hyams, and a companion prequel series to Z Nation. When a mother (Jaime ...more