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The Best Shows That Speak to Generation Z

Updated November 24, 2020 2.7k votes 297 voters 6.7k views48 items

List RulesVote 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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    Euphoria
    151
    46

    Euphoria

    Zendaya, Storm Reid

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Euphoria (HBO, 2019) is an American drama television series based on the Israeli series. A... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 2
    Sex Education
    117
    25

    Sex Education

    Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama

    Sex Education (Netflix, 2019) is an British comedy-drama web television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 3
    The End of the F***ing World
    120
    48

    The End of the F***ing World

    Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Comedy-drama

    The End of the F***ing World (Netflix, 2018) is an eight-part British absurdist dark... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 4
    On My Block
    91
    35

    On My Block

    Diego Tinoco, Jason Genao

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama, Comedy

    On My Block (Netflix, 2018) is an American coming-of-age television series created by Lauren... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 5
    Atypical
    86
    43

    Atypical

    Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Teen, Comedy-drama

    Atypical (Netflix, 2017) is a coming-of-age dark comedy television series created and written... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 6
    The Society
    57
    18

    The Society

    Kathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Mystery, Teen drama

    The Society (Netflix, 2019) is an American mystery drama television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 7
    I Am Not Okay With This
    47
    11

    I Am Not Okay With This

    Sophia Lillis, Kathleen Rose Perkins

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama, Coming of age

    I Am Not Okay With This (Netflix, 2020) is an American coming-of-age drama television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    Big Mouth
    67
    34

    Big Mouth

    Nick Kroll, John Mulaney

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Adult, Comedy

    Big Mouth (Netflix, 2017) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Nick Kroll, Andrew... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 9
    Elite
    78
    47

    Elite

    María Pedraza, Itzan Escamilla

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Thriller, Teen drama

    Elite (Netflix, 2018) is a Spanish thriller teen drama web television series created by Carlos... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    Dear White People
    61
    36

    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 WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 11
    Grown-ish
    54
    30

    Grown-ish

    Yara Shahidi, Trevor Jackson

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Sitcom

    Grown-ish (Freeform, 2018) is an American sitcom series and a spin-off of Black-ish created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
    71
    51

    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Mystery, Supernatural

    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    Greenhouse Academy
    48
    28

    Greenhouse Academy

    Ariel Mortman, Finn Roberts

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Greenhouse Academy (Netflix, 2017) is a tween drama television series, based on the Israeli... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    Trinkets
    32
    14

    Trinkets

    Brianna Hildebrand, Kiana Madeira

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama, Drama

    Trinkets (Netflix, 2019) is an American teen drama television series created by Kirsten Smith,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    13 Reasons Why
    73
    62

    13 Reasons Why

    Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama, Mystery

    13 Reasons Why (Netflix, 2017) is an American television series based on the 2007 novel... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 16
    Good Trouble
    25
    10

    Good Trouble

    Maia Mitchell, Cierra Ramirez

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama, Romance

    Good Trouble (Freeform, 2019) is an American family drama television series, and a spinoff of... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 17
    Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists
    44
    34

    Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists

    Sasha Pieterse, Janel Parrish

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama

    Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists (Freeform, 2019) is an American teen drama television... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    All American
    30
    20

    All American

    Daniel Ezra, Taye Diggs

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Sports

    All American (The CW, 2018) is an American television drama series created by April Blair.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    Cloak & Dagger
    36
    27

    Cloak & Dagger

    Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Action, Superhero, Romance, Sci-fi, Teen drama

    Cloak & Dagger (Freeform, 2018) is an American cable television series created by Joe Pokaski,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 20
    Runaways
    29
    22

    Runaways

    Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano
    Marvel's Runaways (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Josh Schwartz... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 21
    Wayne
    23
    16

    Wayne

    Mark McKenna, Ciara Bravo

    Genres (Tv)Action, Comedy

    Wayne (YouTube Premium, 2019) is an American action comedy web television series created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 22
    Bug Juice: My Adventures at Camp
    12
    2

    Bug Juice: My Adventures at Camp

    Jackson Rozells, Juliet Embry

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Docuseries

    Bug Juice: My Adventures at Camp (Disney Channel, 2018) is an American docuseries and revival... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    Foursome
    19
    12

    Foursome

    Jenn McAllister, Meghan Falcon

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Teen drama

    Foursome (YouTube Red, 2016) is an American romantic comedy web series created by Marissa... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 24
    Little Voice
    Little Voice (Apple TV+, 2020) is an American romantic comedy-drama television series. The... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 25
    Twenties
    2
    0

    Twenties

    Jonica T. Gibbs, Christina Elmore

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Twenties (BET, 2020) is a comedy television series created by Lena Waithe. The show follows... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button