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The Best Shows That Speak to Generation Z  

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

Society is currently in the age of Generation Z. This is the demographic that has come after millennials and represents people born between 1997 and 2012. For this generation, technology has always been at the forefront of everyday lives. Most Gen Zers have had a smartphone for as long as they can remember. However, as with all generations, it would be uncouth to make far-reaching generalizations as every person is unique in his or her own way. After all, not all millennials enjoy avocado toast.

For this list, it's time for people of all demographics to vote for the best TV shows for Gen Z. These are series airing episodes in 2019 that prominently feature Gen Z characters getting into situations any post-millennial would be able to relate to. From Riverdale to 13 Reasons Why, there are plenty of shows that have captured the Gen Z experience in a unique way.

What show do you think belongs at the top of the list? These are the most popular TV shows for young people today, but you do not have to be a youngster to vote. People of all ages can enjoy these shows, so vote for the ones you relate to most. 

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Quicksand is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Shows That Speak to Generation Z
Quicksand Hanna Ardéhn, William Spetz, Felix Sandman
Quicksand (Netflix, 2019), in Swedish "Störst av allt", is a Swedish crime drama based on the eponymous book, Quicksand (Störst av allt) by Malin Persson Giolito. After a ...more
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Ackley Bridge is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Shows That Speak to Generation Z
Poppy Lee Friar, Amy-Leigh Hickman, Jo Joyner
Ackley Bridge (Channel 4, 2017) is a British drama television series. Set in the fictional Yorkshire mill town of Ackley Bridge and the multicultural academy school of the same name, the show ...more
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Trinkets is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Shows That Speak to Generation Z
Brianna Hildebrand, Kiana Madeira, Quintessa Swindell
Trinkets (Netflix, 2019) is an American teen drama television series created by Kirsten Smith, Amy Andelson, and Emily Meyer, based on Kristen Smith's YA novel of the same name. An unexpected ...more
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How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Shows That Speak to Generation Z
Maximilian Mundt, Anna Lena Klenke, Danilo Kamperidis
How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) (Netflix, 2019) is a German coming-of-age comedy-drama web television series co-created by Philipp Käßbohrer and Matthias Murmann. Inspired by a true ...more
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Turnt is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Shows That Speak to Generation Z
Madeleine Byrne, Elsie Hewitt, Cristian Oliveras
Turnt (Facebook Watch, 2018) is an American teen drama web television series created by Rachel Stern. Lines are blurred at Monroe High when a scandalous hookup leads to bad trips, budding ...more
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Insatiable is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Shows That Speak to Generation Z
Debby Ryan, Dallas Roberts, Christopher Gorham
Insatiable (Netflix, 2018) is an American black comedy-drama series created by Lauren Gussis. A disgraced, dissatisfied civil lawyer-turned-beauty pageant coach (Dallas Roberts) takes on a ...more
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Game Shakers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Shows That Speak to Generation Z
Cree Cicchino, Madisyn Shipman, Benjamin Flores
Game Shakers (Nickelodeon, 2015) is an American comedy television series created by Dan Schneider. Two seventh graders, Babe (Cree Cicchino) and Kenzie (Madisyn Shipman), start a ...more
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Jinn is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Shows That Speak to Generation Z
Sultan Alkhail, Hana Chamoun, Yasser Al Hadi
Jinn (Netflix, 2019) is a Jordanian supernatural drama television series. When a girl accidentally releases a jinn in the form of a teenage boy, they learn they've also unleashed an ancient ...more
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So Awkward is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Shows That Speak to Generation Z
So Awkward Cleo Demetriou, Sophia Dall'Aglio, Ameerah Falzon-Ojo
So Awkward (CBBC, 2015) is a sitcom series created by Julie Bower. Three socially awkward 13 year old girls, Lily Hampton (Cleo Demetriou), Jas Salford (Ameerah Falzon-Ojo), and Martha ...more