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The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff 

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Updated July 9, 2020 4.4k votes 679 voters 20.1k views 37 items

List Rules Vote up the best shows that deal with millennial issues and are currently airing new episodes on TV or a streaming service.

Right now, hardly any other demographic has as much influence on the success of TV shows and movies like the millennials do, and because of that fact (which is either a sad one or a happy one depending on what age group you're in), we're beginning to see more and more TV shows popping up that seem tailor-made for the millennial demographic. Born between 1981 and 1996, millennials are older than you think - the true youngsters are Generation Z.

In fact, some of the best content in the TV world right now is made for millennials. So with that in mind, why not rank the best shows for millennials that are on television or currently offering new episodes via some kind of streaming platform right now? The best television for millennials features themes such as striking out on one's own without the help of your parents (except that they pay your phone bill), navigating the tricky professional world (while remaining your quirky cool self!), and finding love in all the wrong places (the Internet). Some of the best millennial TV shows even delve into existentialism, the dadaist humor used to balance despair and the tightrope of being in your late twenties to early thirties with an entry-level job (that you had to have five years of experience for).

Without any further ado, here are the best current TV shows for young people ("TV for millennials," if you will) going around right now, from both the popular TV shows for young people to even the most unknown, niche series you might not have even heard of yet (wow, are you even trying to be cool?). Vote up the best of the best below and add any other top-notch television series that tackle life as a millennial and all its crazy twists and turns.

 

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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky

Premiered: 2011

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama

Shameless (Showtime, 2011) is an American comedy-drama television series developed by John Wells, based on the 2004 British series. Led by drunk patriarch Frank (William H. Macy), the poor and ...more

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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
RichardBeecher added Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Stanfield

Premiered: 2016

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama

Atlanta (FX, 2016) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Donald Glover. College dropout Earn (Donald Glover) navigates through life with his ex-girlfriend (Zazie Beetz), his ...more

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Dear White People is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, DeRon Horton

Premiered: 2017

Genres (Tv): Comedy-drama, Satire

Dear White People (2017, Netflix) is an American satirical comedy-drama television series created by Justin Simien, and based on his 2014 film of the same name. A group of black students at a ...more

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Master of None is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Aziz Ansari, Noël Wells, Eric Wareheim

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Comedy drama

Master of None (Netflix, 2015) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang. The personal and professional life of Dev (Aziz Ansari), a 30-year-old ...more

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Younger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Sutton Foster, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy

Younger (TV Land, 2015) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Darren Star, based on the 2005 novel by Pamela Redmond Satran. After being mistaken for younger than she really ...more

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Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes

Premiered: 2017

Genres (Tv): Teen drama, Mystery

Riverdale (The CW, 2017) is an American teen drama television series developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the characters of Archie Comics. The series follows Archie Andrews' (KJ Apa) ...more

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The Bold Type is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee, Meghann Fahy

Premiered: 2017

Genres (Tv): Comedy-drama

The Bold Type (Freeform, 2017) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Sarah Watson. Working for a popular women's magazine, three millennial women (Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee), ...more

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You is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, Shay Mitchell

Premiered: 2018

Genres (Tv): Drama

You (Lifetime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble, based on the novel by Caroline Kepnes. A clever bookstore manager (Penn Badgley) relies on ...more

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Ramy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Ramy Youssef, May Calamawy

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Ramy (Hulu, 2019) is an American comedy television series created by and starring Ramy Youssef. The show follows a first-generation American Muslim who is on a spiritual journey in his ...more
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PEN15 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Comedy

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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Russian Doll is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Natasha Lyonne, Greta Lee, Yul Vazquez

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Comedy

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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Shrill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Aidy Bryant, Lolly Adefope, Luka Jones

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Shrill (Hulu, 2019) is an American comedy web television series, based on the book Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West. While the world around her deems her not good enough because of ...more

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Tuca & Bertie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Tuca & Bertie Tiffany Haddish, Ali Wong, Steven Yeun

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Animation, Comedy, Slice-of-life

Tuca & Bertie (Netflix, 2019) is an American adult animated comedy series created by Lisa Hanawalt. The series follows the friendship between two 30-year-old bird women who live in the same ...more

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Special is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Special Ryan O'Connell, Julie Cude-Eaton, Samantha Lee

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Special (Netflix, 2019) is an American upcoming television comedy series created by Ryan O'Connell, who also stars, writes, and executive produces the series. Loosely autobiographical, the show ...more
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Corporate is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Matt Ingebretson, Jake Weisman, Anne Dudek

Premiered: 2014

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Corporate (Comedy Central, 2018) is an American comedy television series created by Pat Bishop, Matt Ingebretson, and Jake Weisman. At an average, soulless multi-national corporation, Matt ...more
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The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Superhero, Action

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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Now Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Avan Jogia, Kelli Berglund, Beau Mirchoff

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Now Apocalypse (Starz, 2019) is an American comedy television series created by Gregg Araki and Karley Sciortino. A group of four friends (Avan Jogia, Kelli Berglund, Beau Mirchoff, and Roxane ...more
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The Other Two is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
The Other Two Drew Tarver, Heléne Yorke, Case Walker

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Comedy

The Other Two (Comedy Central, 2019) is an American comedy television series created by Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider. Cary (Drew Tarver), an aspiring actor, and his sister Brooke ...more

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High Fidelity is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Zoë Kravitz, David H. Holmes, Jake Lacy

Premiered: 2020

Genres (Tv): Comedy

High Fidelity (Hulu, 2020) is an American comedy television series adapted from the novel of the same name by Nick Hornby. A fan of music, pop culture and Top Five lists runs a local record ...more

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Modern Love is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, Andy Garcia

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Romantic comedy, Anthology

Modern Love (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American romantic comedy anthology television series directed by John Carney, based on the weekly column published by The New York Times. An exploration of ...more
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Mostly 4 Millennials is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Derrick Beckles, Fred Durst, Eric Andre

Premiered: 2018

Genres (Tv): Surreal comedy

Mostly 4 Millennials (Adult Swim, 2018) is an American comedy television series. Derrick Beckles hosts a variety show aimed at the Millennial generation, featuring sketches, pranks, and
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The L Word: Generation Q... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, Katherine Moennig

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Drama

The L Word: Generation Q (Showtime, 2019) is an American television drama and a revival-sequel to the 2004 series The L Word. Original characters Bette (Jennifer Beals), Alice (Leisha Hailey), ...more

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Web Therapy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Web Therapy Steve Carell, Lisa Kudrow

Premiered: 2011

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Web Therapy (Showtime, 2011) is an American comedy series based on the improvised web series of the same name that debuted on LStudio.com. Fiona Wallice (Lisa Kudrow) is a therapist who has ...more

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Insecure is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
chantellebelle added Issa Rae, Jay Ellis, Yvonne Orji

Premiered: 2016

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Insecure (HBO, 2016) is an American comedy-drama series created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, based on the web series Awkward Black Girl. Black female friends Issa (Issa Rae) and Molly (Yvonne ...more

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Search Party is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Alia Shawkat, John Early, John Reynolds

Premiered: 2016

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Mystery

Search Party (TBS, 2016) is an American dark comedy television series created by Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, and Michael Showalter. Four self-absorbed twenty-somethings become entangled ...more

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