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The Best YouTube Premium Original Series 

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Updated May 14, 2020 71.1k votes 39.9k voters 299.2k views 97 items

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We're ranking the best YouTube Premium (formerly known as YouTube Red) original series currently streaming on YouTube! Featuring comedy, drama, reality, and more, YouTube Premium originals come in all different genres, so there's something for everyone. Also, the first episode of all YouTube Premium originals is always free, so you can always check out the pilot before subscribing. Which YouTube Premium shows are worth binging in your downtime? If you're looking for feature films, check out the best movies on YouTube Premium.

What are the best shows to watch on YouTube Premium? This list of YouTube Premium original shows features YouTube's longest-running series, Foursome, starring Logan Paul and Jenn McAllister. Other funny YouTube comedies include Good Game, Single by 30, and Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television.

If you're looking for YouTube original dramas, check out the sci-fi thriller Lifeline and Buzzfeed's Broke. There are also plenty of reality shows on YouTube, like Fight of the Living Dead, Squad Wars, and Escape the Night.

Vote up the best YouTube TV shows below and feel free to add anything you think is missing. 

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Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Courtney Henggeler

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama, Action

Cobra Kai (YouTube Red, 2018) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Robert Mark Kamen, based on The Karate Kid film series. 34 years after being defeated by Daniel LaRusso ...more

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Mark McKenna, Ciara Bravo, Joshua J. Williams

Genres (Tv): Action, Comedy

Wayne (YouTube Premium, 2019) is an American action comedy web television series created by Shawn Simmons. Teenager Wayne (Mark McKenna) sets out on a dirt bike with his new crush Del (Ciara ...more
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Maddie Hasson, Missi Pyle, Sarah Desjardins

Premiered: 2018

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Drama

Impulse (YouTube Premium, 2018) is an American drama web television series based on the novel by Steven Gould. With a major chip on her shoulder and no friends, outsider 16-year-old Henrietta ...more

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Michael Stevens, William Brown, Kevin C. Fredrick

Genres (Tv): Documentary, Educational, Science

Mind Field (YouTube Red, 2017) is an American web television series created and presented by Michael Stevens. Based heavily off the YouTube channel Vsauce, the show features documentary-style ...more
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Escape the Night Joey Graceffa, David Hutchison, Eva Gutowski

Genres (Tv): Reality, Mystery, Horror

Escape the Night (YouTube Red, 2016) is a post modern meta fictional murder mystery reality television webseries directed by Adam Lawson. After The Savant (Joey Graceffa) invites a number of ...more
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Scare PewDiePie Felix Kjellberg, David Storrs, Damon Zwicker

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Horror, Reality

Scare PewDiePie (YouTube Red, 2016) is an American web television series directed by Travis Draft. PewDiePie (Felix Kjellberg) encounters terrifying situations and sets inspired by his favorite ...more
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ChelseyLewis added Natalia Tena, Tom Felton, Sen Mitsuji

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Drama

Origin (YouTube Premium, 2018) is an American science fiction drama web television series created by Mika Watkins. A group of strangers struggle for survival aboard a spaceship heading to a ...more

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Matthew Patrick, Matt Fowler, Rob Dyke

Genres (Tv): Reality

MatPat's Game Lab (YouTube Red, 2016) is a reality webseries directed by Kelly L. King. MatPat and a bunch of other YouTubers take on the challenge of video games but in real life.
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Rhett McLaughlin, Link Neal, Page Kennedy

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Rhett and Link's Buddy System (YouTube Red, 2016) is an American web television series created by comedy duo comedy duo Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal. When an infomercial star (Leslie Bibb) ...more
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2Pinnz added Youth & Consequences Anna Akana, Sean Grandillo, Katie Sarife

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama

Youth & Consequences (YouTube Red, 2018) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Jason Ubaldi. Powerful teen trendsetter Farrah Cutney (Anna Akana), who is the queen of ...more
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Foursome Jenn McAllister, Meghan Falcon, Brooke Markham

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Teen drama

Foursome (YouTube Red, 2016) is an American romantic comedy web series created by Marissa Read, Selyna Warren, and Awesomeness TV. When her older brother Alec (Logan Paul) stops her from dating ...more
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BranklePlays added Lauryn McClain, Petrice Jones, Marcus Mitchell

Premiered: 2018

Genres (Tv): Dance, Drama

Step Up: High Water (YouTube, 2018) is an American drama web television series created by Holly Sorenson, based on the film series. When twins Tal (Petrice Jones) and Janelle (Lauryn McClain) ...more
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Zach Gilford, Sydney Park, Eden Estrella

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Action, Thriller

Lifeline (YouTube Red, 2017) is an American science fiction drama series created by Benjamin Freiburger and Grant Wheeler. At an insurance agency that uses time travel to prevent the deaths of ...more
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Single by 30 Harry Shum Jr., Kina Grannis, Eric Ochoa

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Romance

Single by 30 (YouTube Red, 2016) is an original romantic comedy series created by Wong Fu Productions. The intertwining stories of two young adults, Peter (Harry Shum Jr.) and Joanna (Kina ...more
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Dan Avidan, Arin Hanson, Michele Morrow

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Good Game (YouTube Red, 2017) is a comedy web series created by Jesse Cox and Michele Morrow. An eternal optimist (Dan Avidan) and a miserable slacker (Arin Hanson) recruit a team of misfits to ...more
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Eugene Lee Yang, Ned Fulmer, Keith Habersberger

Genres (Tv): Reality, Competition

Squad Wars (YouTube Red, 2017) is an American reality competition web television series. Hosted by the Try Guys, the show pits popular squads against each other in wild challenges to win the ...more
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Ryan Hansen, Samira Wiley, Aly Michalka

Genres (Tv): Action, Crime, Comedy

Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television (YouTube Red, 2017) is an action comedy television series created by Rawson Marshall Thurber. Forced to partner up with an air-headed actor (Ryan Hansen), ...more
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Brandon Bowen, Brittani Louise Taylor, Dennis Roady

Genres (Tv): Reality, Horror

Fight of the Living Dead (YouTube Red, 2016) is a reality web series directed by Kevin Abrams and Michael Shea. Ten well known YouTubers are thrown into a experiment where they must fight for ...more
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Serene Teh added Liza Koshy, Kimiko Glenn, Travis Coles

Premiered: 27

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Liza on Demand (YouTube Premium, 2018) is an American comedy web television series created by Deborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont, and Liza Koshy. The misadventures of a woman named Liza on her quest ...more
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Eva Gutowski, Shelby Rabara, Kayla Ewell

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Me and My Grandma (YouTube Red, 2017) is an American comedy web series created by Eva Gutowski and Annie Stamell. College graduate Janey (Eva Gutowski) and her grandmother (Rhea Perlman) move to ...more
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Grant O'Brien, Siobhan Thompson, Zac Oyama

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Bad Internet (YouTube Red, 2016) is a sketch comedy web series directed by Tim Wilkerson and Matthew Pollock. From the minds of CollegeHumor comes an anthology series featuring darkly comedic ...more
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Jeana Smith, Jesse Wellens, Timothy DeLaGhetto

Genres (Tv): Reality

Prank Academy (YouTube Red, 2016) is an American web television series. The hidden camera series follows PrankvsPrank creators Jesse Wellens and Jeana Smith as they teach Internet celebrities to ...more
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Poppy, Samm Levine, Dan Hildebrand

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Music

I'm Poppy (YouTube Red, 2018) is a surreal comedy web television series created by Titanic Sinclair. Internet sensation Poppy enters the real world for the very first time and quickly realizes ...more
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seewhaticcurious1 added BTS

Premiered: 3/28/2018

Genres (Tv): Documentary, Music

BTS: Burn the Stage (YouTube Red, 2018) is an eight-episode music documentary series that goes behind-the-scenes of K-pop grouo BTS during their 2017 Wings Tour.
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Adam Montoya, Scott Robison, Evan Fong

Genres (Tv): Animation

Paranormal Action Squad (YouTube Red, 2016) is an adult comedy animated show created by Adam Montoya, Hank Stepleton, and Michael Rowe. A group of quirky characters fight off the paranormal.