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The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff

Updated September 9, 2020 1.8k votes 696 voters 21.2k views41 items

List RulesVote 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
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    Shameless

    Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama

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    Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
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    Atlanta

    Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama

    Atlanta (FX, 2016) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Donald Glover.... more on Wikipedia

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    Younger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
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    Younger

    Sutton Foster, Debi Mazar

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy

    Younger (TV Land, 2015) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Darren Star,... more on Wikipedia

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    Dear White People is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
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    Dear White People

    Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Comedy-drama, Satire

    Dear White People (2017, Netflix) is an American satirical comedy-drama television series... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Master of None is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
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    100

    Master of None

    Aziz Ansari, Noël Wells

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Comedy drama

    Master of None (Netflix, 2015) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by... more on Wikipedia

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    Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
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    60

    Riverdale

    KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama, Mystery

    Riverdale (The CW, 2017) is an American teen drama television series developed by Roberto... more on Wikipedia

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    Ramy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
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    5

    Ramy

    Ramy Youssef, May Calamawy

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Ramy (Hulu, 2019) is an American comedy television series created by and starring Ramy... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    PEN15 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
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    8

    PEN15

    Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    PEN15 (Hulu, 2019) is an American comedy web television series, created by Maya Erskine, Anna... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    You is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
    25
    21

    You

    Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    You (Lifetime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Greg Berlanti and Sera... more on Wikipedia

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    Russian Doll is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
    12
    5

    Russian Doll

    Natasha Lyonne, Greta Lee

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Russian Doll (Netflix, 2019) is an American comedy web television series created by Natasha... more on Wikipedia

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    Shrill is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
    10
    6

    Shrill

    Aidy Bryant, Lolly Adefope

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Shrill (Hulu, 2019) is an American comedy web television series, based on the book Shrill:... more on Wikipedia
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    Tuca & Bertie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
    10
    6

    Tuca & Bertie

    Tiffany Haddish, Ali Wong

    Premiered2019

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

    Tuca & Bertie (Netflix, 2019) is an American adult animated comedy series created by Lisa... more on Wikipedia

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    The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
    11
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    The Umbrella Academy

    Ellen Page, Tom Hopper

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Action

    The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve... more on Wikipedia

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    Special is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
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    Special

    Ryan O'Connell, Julie Cude-Eaton

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Special (Netflix, 2019) is an American upcoming television comedy series created by Ryan... more on Wikipedia
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    Corporate is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
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    Corporate

    Matt Ingebretson, Jake Weisman

    Premiered2014

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Corporate (Comedy Central, 2018) is an American comedy television series created by Pat... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Tales of the City is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
    5
    6

    Tales of the City

    Ellen Page, Laura Linney

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Miniseries

    Tales of the City (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television miniseries based on a... more on Wikipedia

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    Letterkenny is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
    5
    6

    Letterkenny

    Jared Keeso, Alexander De Jordy

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Letterkenny (Crave, 2016) is a Canadian sitcom created by Jared Keeso and developed and... more on Wikipedia

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    The Other Two is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
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    The Other Two

    Drew Tarver, Heléne Yorke

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    The Other Two (Comedy Central, 2019) is an American comedy television series created by Chris... more on Wikipedia

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    Now Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
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    Now Apocalypse

    Avan Jogia, Kelli Berglund

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Now Apocalypse (Starz, 2019) is an American comedy television series created by Gregg Araki... more on Wikipedia
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    Modern Love is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
    4
    0

    Modern Love

    Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Romantic comedy, Anthology

    Modern Love (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American romantic comedy anthology television series... more on Wikipedia
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    Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
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    Supergirl

    Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Drama, Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

    Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed... more on Wikipedia

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    The Bold Type is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
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    The Bold Type

    Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Comedy-drama

    The Bold Type (Freeform, 2017) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Sarah... more on Wikipedia

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    Lodge 49 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
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    Lodge 49

    Wyatt Russell, Brent Jennings

    Genres (Tv)Comedy-Drama, Mystery

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    Web Therapy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
    2
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    Web Therapy

    Steve Carell, Lisa Kudrow

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Web Therapy (Showtime, 2011) is an American comedy series based on the improvised web series... more on Wikipedia

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    Insecure is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Millennial Stuff
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    Insecure

    Issa Rae, Jay Ellis

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

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