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The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff  

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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
Shameless is an American television comedy-drama which airs on Showtime. This remake of the award-winning British series is set in Chicago's Canaryville neighborhood on the South Side, although ...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
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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Mr. Robot is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday
Mr. Robot (USA Network, 2015) is an American drama–thriller television series created by Sam Esmail. Elliot (Rami Malek), a cybersecurity engineer and hacker who suffers from social anxiety ...more
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Broad City is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
voting closed at #4 Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Hannibal Buress
Broad City (Comedy Central, 2014) is an American comedy television series, created by Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson. Two Jewish American women in their twenties experience adventures of ...more
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Dear White People is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, DeRon Horton
Dear White People (2017, Netflix) is an American satirical comedy-drama television series based on Justin Simien's 2014 film of the same name. It follows a group of students of color at a ...more
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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen
Modern Family is an American television sitcom that premiered on ABC on September 23, 2009, which follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los Angeles. ...more
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Sex Education is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey
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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Younger is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Sutton Foster, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor
Younger (TV Land, 2015) is an American television comedy-drama series based on the Pamela Redmond Satran novel of the same name. New divorcee Liza Miller (Sutton Foster) finds life difficult at ...more
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Silicon Valley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener
Silicon Valley is an American television sitcom created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky. The series focuses on six young men who found a startup company in Silicon Valley. The ...more
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Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes
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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Master of None is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Aziz Ansari, Noël Wells, Eric Wareheim
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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PEN15 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle
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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Ramy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Ramy Youssef, May Calamawy
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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Tuca & Bertie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Tuca & Bertie Tiffany Haddish, Ali Wong, Steven Yeun
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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Russian Doll is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
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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You is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, Shay Mitchell
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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Special is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Special Ryan O'Connell, Julie Cude-Eaton, Samantha Lee
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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Shrill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Aidy Bryant, Lolly Adefope, Luka Jones
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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Jane the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
voting closed at #17 Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas
Jane the Virgin (The CW, 2014) is an American satirical romantic comedy-drama telenovela developed by Jennie Snyder Urman. A working, religious young Latina virgin (Gina Rodriguez) becomes ...more
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Corporate is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Matt Ingebretson, Jake Weisman, Anne Dudek
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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Modern Love is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, Andy Garcia
Modern Love (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American romantic comedy anthology television series, based on the weekly column published by The New York Times. Following the style of the column the ...more
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The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
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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Letterkenny is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Jared Keeso, Alexander De Jordy, Andrew Herr
Letterkenny (Crave, 2016) is a Canadian sitcom created by Jared Keeso and developed and written by Keeso and Jacob Tierney, with Tierney as director. Friends Wayne (Keeso) and Daryl (Nathan ...more
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Vida is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Melissa Barrera, Mishel Prada, Ser Anzoategui
Vida (Starz, 2018) is an American drama television series based on the short story Pour Vida by Richard Villegas Jr. When their mother dies, two very different sisters Emma (Mishel Prada) and ...more
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Now Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Avan Jogia, Kelli Berglund, Beau Mirchoff
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