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The Best YouTube Premium Original Series

Updated March 30, 2021 96.3k votes 40.3k voters 311.6k views96 items

List RulesVote for the best YouTube Original series.

We're ranking the best YouTube Originals (formerly known as YouTube Premium shows and, before that, YouTube Red) 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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  • 1

    Cobra Kai

    Ralph Macchio, William Zabka
    4,216
    1,414

    PremieredMay 2, 2018

    GenresAction, Drama

    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. Thirty-four years after being defeated by Daniel...  more

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    Wayne

    Mark McKenna, Ciara Bravo
    1,414
    438

    PremieredJanuary 16, 2019

    GenresComedy, Action

    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 Bravo)...  more
  • 3

    Impulse

    Maddie Hasson, Sarah Desjardins
    1,494
    682

    PremieredJune 6, 2018

    GenresAction, Science fiction, 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 "Henry"...  more

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    Origin

    Natalia Tena, Tom Felton
    410
    206

    GenresSci-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 distant...  more
  • 5

    Champaign ILL

    Adam Pally, Sam Richardson
    111
    47

    Premiered2018

    GenresComedy

    Champaign ILL (YouTube Premium, 2018) is an American comedy web television series, created by Jordan Cahan, David Caspe, Daniel Libman, and Matthew Libman. The show follows Ronnie (Adam Pally) and...  more
  • 6

    Me and My Grandma

    Eva Gutowski, Shelby Rabara
    1,144
    1,090

    GenresComedy

    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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  • 7
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    Liza on Demand

    Liza Koshy, Kimiko Glenn
    424
    388

    Premiered27

    GenresComedy

    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 to...  more
  • 8

    Mind Field

    Michael Stevens, William Brown
    1,832
    1,834

    Premiered2017

    GenresDocumentary, 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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    Weird City

    Levar Burton, Dylan O'Brien
    78
    53

    PremieredFebruary 13, 2019

    GenresAnthology, Sci-fi, Comedy

    Weird City (YouTube Premium, 2019) is an American comedy science fiction anthology web television series. In the not-too-distant future, the middle class has completely vanished, dividing the city of...  more
  • 10
    1,051
    1,054

    GenresReality

    Roman Atwood's Day Dreams (YouTube Red, 2017) is a reality show hosted by Roman Atwood. Along with performing outrageous pranks, Roman Atwood also gives back to his fans and community in more ways...  more
  • 11

    Long Distance

    Olivia 'Chachi' Gonzales, Cayden Boyd
    904
    926

    GenresComedy, Romance

    Long Distance (YouTube Red, 2017) is a romantic comedy web series directed by Nico Raineau. College sweethearts Gaby (Chachi Gonzales) and Chris (Cayden Boyd) struggle to maintain their relationship...  more
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    BTS: Burn The Stage

    BTS
    1,929
    2,026

    Premiered3/28/2018

    GenresDocumentary, 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....  more
  • 13

    Broke

    Quinta Brunson, Maurice Williams
    972
    1,013

    PremieredJanuary 26, 2017

    GenresComedy

    Broke (YouTube Red, 2017) is an American comedy web television series. Three friends move from Philadelphia to Los Angeles to pursue big dreams while sharing empty wallets....  more
  • 14

    Do You Want To See a Dead Body?

    Rob Huebel, Josh Robert Thompson
    880
    920

    GenresComedy

    Do You Want To See a Dead Body? (YouTube Red, 2017) is a surreal comedy television series created by Owen Burke and Rob Huebel. Rob Huebel and his celebrity friends begrudgingly join him on...  more
  • 15

    Run, BIGBANG Scout!

    T.O.P, Taeyang
    1,931
    2,059

    GenresReality

    Run, BIGBANG Scout! (YouTube Red, 2017) is a reality show hosted by the South Korean K-pop boy band Big Bang. The five members go camping together to create unforgettable memories and reveal personal...  more
  • 16

    I'm Poppy

    Poppy, Samm Levine
    1,239
    1,327

    GenresComedy, 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 that...  more
  • 17

    Lace Up: The Ultimate Sneaker Challenge

    Adande 'Swoozie' Thorne, Anthony Anderson
    843
    899

    GenresReality, Competition

    Lace Up: The Ultimate Sneaker Challenge (YouTube Red, 2017) is a reality competition series created by Ken Mok. Twelve aspiring footwear creators from around the world battle it out to design,...  more
  • 18

    Kings of Atlantis

    Cody Owen, Joseph Kenny
    856
    914

    GenresAnimation

    Kings of Atlantis (YouTube Red, 2017) is an American animation web television series directed by Tim T. Cunningham and Mike Saenz. Two deposed, young monarchs of the vast underwater city of Atlantis...  more
  • 19

    We Are Savvy

    Spencer Barbosa, Annie LeBlanc
    862
    924

    GenresReality, Comedy

    We Are Savvy (YouTube Red, 2016) is a reality webseries. Three tween girls make a web show to show their interests, make DIY's, and connect with people around the world....  more
  • 20

    Sing It!

    Mircea Monroe, Mark Sullivan
    1,067
    1,149

    GenresSitcom

    Sing It! (YouTube Red, 2016) is an American situation comedy web series created by Benny Fine and Rafi Fine. When the original executive producer of a TV music competition show is fired, a production...  more
  • 21
    912
    996

    GenresAction, 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), a...  more
  • 22

    Hyperlinked

    Mariangeli Collado, Lexi Drew
    804
    907

    PremieredMay 31, 2017

    GenresFamily

    Hyperlinked (YouTube Red, 2017) is an American musical autobiography web television series created by Juliette Brindak Blake, Hermine Brindak and Larry Reitzer. The series is based on a true story...  more

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  • 23

    12 Deadly Days

    Anna Akana, Jon Fletcher
    860
    972

    GenresComedy, Horror

    12 Deadly Days (YouTube Red, 2016) is an American horror-comedy web television series created by Chris Cullari and Jennifer Raite. The citizens of a California town are terrorized by various...  more
  • 24

    Fruit Ninja: Frenzy Force

    Ian Hanlin, Cole Howard
    857
    969

    GenresAnimation

    Fruit Ninja: Frenzy Force (YouTube Red, 2016) is an animated series based on the video game by Halfbrick. Four new Fruit Ninjas rise to rediscover the long lost art of Juice Jitsu with the mission to...  more
  • 25

    Paranormal Action Squad

    Adam Montoya, Scott Robison
    875
    1,005

    GenresAnimation

    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....  more