watchworthy presents

The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff 

Ranker TV
Updated March 20, 2020 4.3k votes 652 voters 18.8k views 39 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.

 

Data-driven recommendations based on voting from over 40 million monthly visits to Ranker. Try the free app
list ordered by
1
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

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 36

Network: Showtime

Genres (Tv): Drama, Comedy

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

More Shameless 

#35 of 802 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch #92 of 383 The Best TV Shows of The Last 20 Years Every Season of 'Shameless', Ranked Best to Worst

2
Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 11

Number of Episodes: 244

Network: ABC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Mockumentary, Family, Comedy, Family Film

Modern Family (ABC, 2009) is an American comedy television sitcom created by Francisco Bobadilla. The series follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los ...more

More Modern Family 

#28 of 802 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch #28 of 383 The Best TV Shows of The Last 20 Years The Best Characters On Modern Family

3
Broad City is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
voting closed at #4 Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Hannibal Buress

Premiered: 2014

Network: Comedy Central

Genres (Tv): Comedy

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

More Broad City 

#144 of 158 Shows with the Best Freakin' Series Finales of All Time #39 of 169 The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Broad City'

4
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
RichardBeecher added Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Stanfield

Premiered: 2016

Network: FX

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

More Atlanta 

#189 of 216 The TV Shows with the Best Writing #37 of 59 2019 Golden Globes: Biggest Snubs #6 of 37 What TV Shows Best Represent American Life Today?

5
Mr. Robot is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Drama, Thriller

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

More Mr. Robot 

#8 of 391 TV Shows That Only Smart People Appreciate #13 of 132 The Best Current Dramatic TV Shows Mr. Robot Easter Eggs

6
Silicon Valley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener

Premiered: 2014

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 8

Network: HBO

Genres (Tv): Comedy

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

More Silicon Valley 

#185 of 802 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch #214 of 482 The Funniest TV Shows of All Time All The Hints Silicon Valley Ever Dropped About Jared's Tragic Backstory

7
Master of None is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Aziz Ansari, Noël Wells, Eric Wareheim

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Comedy

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

More Master of None 

#200 of 204 The Most Important TV Sitcoms #37 of 57 The Best Feel-Good TV Shows

8
Dear White People is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, DeRon Horton

Premiered: 2017

Network: Netflix

Genres (Tv): Comedy-drama, Satire

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

More Dear White People 

#67 of 92 The Best Dramedy TV Series #30 of 37 What TV Shows Best Represent American Life Today?

9
Younger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Sutton Foster, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor

Premiered: 2014

Number of Episodes: 12

Network: TV Land

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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

More Younger 

#88 of 123 TV Shows with the Hottest Casts #1,297 of 1,328 The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows

10
Jane the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
voting closed at #17 Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas

Network: The CW

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

More Jane the Virgin 

#259 of 802 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch #33 of 271 The Best Female-Led TV Shows Ranking the Best Seasons of 'Jane The Virgin'

11
Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes

Premiered: 2017

Number of Seasons: 4

Network: The CW

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

More Riverdale 

#246 of 802 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch #278 of 391 TV Shows That Only Smart People Appreciate The Best Characters On 'Riverdale', Ranked

12
PEN15 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle

Premiered: 2019

Network: Hulu

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
13
You is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, Shay Mitchell

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

More You 

#72 of 127 The Best TV Shows Based on Books #19 of 66 The Best Psychological Thriller TV Shows 30 Reactions To 'You' That Are Only Funny If You Binged Season 2

14
Ramy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Ramy Youssef, May Calamawy

Premiered: 2019

Network: Hulu

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
15
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

Premiered: 2019

Network: Netflix

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

More Russian Doll 

#536 of 802 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch #34 of 50 2020 Golden Globes Nominations: The Biggest Snubs

16
Tuca & Bertie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Tuca & Bertie Tiffany Haddish, Ali Wong, Steven Yeun

Premiered: 2019

Network: Netflix

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

More Tuca & Bertie 

#732 of 802 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch #464 of 571 TV Shows Canceled Before Their Time

17
Shrill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Aidy Bryant, Lolly Adefope, Luka Jones

Premiered: 2019

Network: Hulu

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

More Shrill 

#126 of 271 The Best Female-Led TV Shows #15 of 19 Things That Were A Thing: March 2019 Edition #31 of 53 The Best TV Shows Starring SNL Alumni

18
Special is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Special Ryan O'Connell, Julie Cude-Eaton, Samantha Lee

Premiered: 2019

Network: Netflix

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
19
Corporate is listed (or ranked) 19 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
20
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

Network: Amazon Video

Genres (Tv): Romantic comedy, Anthology

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
21
Mythic Quest: Raven’s Ba... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Rob McElhenney, F. Murray Abraham, Imani Hakim

Premiered: 2020

Network: Apple TV+

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet, (Apple TV+, 2019) is an American comedy television series. The show is set in a video game development studio and explores the intricacies of the human condition ...more

More Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet 

#97 of 169 The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters #32 of 55 The Funniest TV Shows In 2020 #21 of 97 The Best New TV Shows Of 2020

22
Work in Progress is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Karin Anglin, Theo Germaine , Emily Fightmaster

Premiered: 2019

Network: Showtime

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Work in Progress (Showtime, 2019) is an American comedy television series co-created by Abby McEnay. The show features McEnany as a 45-year-old self-identified fat, queer dyke from Chicago whose ...more
23
Outmatched is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Jason Biggs, Maggie Lawson, Tisha Campbell-Martin

Premiered: 2020

Network: Fox

Genres (Tv): Family sitcom

Outmatched (Fox, 2020) is an American multi-camera family sitcom television series created by Lon Zimmet for the Fox Broadcasting Company. A working-class couple raise their genius kids in South ...more

More Outmatched 

#18 of 97 The Best New TV Shows Of 2020 #21 of 25 The Best TV Sitcoms Of 2020

24
High Fidelity is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Zoë Kravitz, David H. Holmes, Jake Lacy

Premiered: 2020

Network: Hulu

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

More High Fidelity 

#228 of 271 The Best Female-Led TV Shows #56 of 57 TV Shows We've Already Seen (And Loved) As Both Movies And Books #92 of 127 The Best TV Shows Based on Books

25
The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman

Premiered: 2019

Network: Netflix

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

More The Umbrella Academy 

#312 of 802 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch #144 of 312 The Best Sci Fi Television Series of All Time All The Ways 'The Umbrella Academy' TV Show Is Different From The Comic