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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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Sex Education is listed (or ranked) 3 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) 4 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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The Order is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Dead to Me is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Russian Doll is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Love Alarm is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Kim So-hyun, Song Kang, Jung Ga-ram
Love Alarm (Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series, based on the webtoon of the same name by Chon Kye-young. The story revolves around the societal disruption that ...more
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The Society is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Conversations with a Killer: T... is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Hanna is listed (or ranked) 11 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 Dark Crystal: Age of Resis... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nathalie Emmanuel
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Netflix, 2019) is a fantasy television series, and a prequel to 1982 Jim Henson film The Dark Crystal. Rian (Taron Egerton), Brea (Anya Taylor-Joy), and Deet ...more
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Our Planet is listed (or ranked) 13 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) 14 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) 15 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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Love, Death & Robots is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Hayley McLaughlin, Helen Sadler, Stefan Kapicic
Love, Death & Robots (Netflix, 2019) is an American animated television anthology series. A collection of animated short stories that span various genres including science fiction, fantasy, ...more
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Wu-Tang: An American Saga is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Wu-Tang: An American Saga (Hulu, 2019) is an American drama web television miniseries created by RZA and Alex Tse. Bobby Diggs aka The RZA, strives to unite a dozen young black men that are torn ...more
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Street Food is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Street Food (Netflix, 2019) is an American food documentary television series created by David Gelb and Brian McGinn. The show explores the rich culture of street food in some of the world's ...more
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Abyss is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Hyo-Seop Ahn, Se-ha Ahn, Sa-rang Kim
Abyss (tvN, Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean romantic comedy fantasy television series. Prosecution layer Go Se-yeon (Park Bo-young, Kim Sa-rang) and cosmetics company successor Cha Min (Ahn ...more
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Unbelievable is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Toni Collette, Merritt Wever, Kaitlyn Dever
Unbelievable (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama miniseries created by director Susannah Grant. Based on a true story, the eight-episode limited series follows Marie (Kaitlyn Dever), a teenager ...more
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The Bug Diaries is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Abigail Dylan Harrison, Gary Littman, Jaden Michael
The Bug Diaries (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American animated comedy television series for preschoolers based on the children's books of the same name by Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss. The show ...more
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When They See Us is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Carnival Row is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Carnival Row Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, Waj Ali
Carnival Row (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American neo-noir fantasy web television series created by René Echevarria and Travis Beacham. As a serial killer preys on mystical creatures in a ...more
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Four Weddings and a Funeral is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Zoe Boyle, Nathalie Emmanuel, Guz Khan
Four Weddings and a Funeral (Hulu, 2019) is an American comedy television series based on the 1994 film of the same name. our American friends reunite for a fabulous London wedding. But after a ...more
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Formula 1: Drive to Survive is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2019 Original Streaming Platform Shows
Formula 1: Drive to Survive (Netflix, 2019) is a documentary television series produced in collaboration between Netflix and Formula One to give an exclusive behind the scenes look at the 2018 ...more