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The Best Shows That Speak to Generation Z

Updated March 11, 2021 3.1k votes 370 voters 8.6k views50 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

    Zendaya, Storm Reid
    Euphoria (HBO, 2019) is an American drama television series based on the Israeli series. A...  more
  • 2
    152
    29

    Sex Education

    Gillian Anderson, Asa Butterfield
    Sex Education (Netflix, 2019) is an British comedy-drama web television series created by...  more
  • 3
    140
    50

    The End of the F***ing World

    Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden
    The End of the F***ing World (Netflix, 2018) is an eight-part British absurdist dark...  more
  • 4
    100
    39

    On My Block

    Diego Tinoco, Jason Genao
    On My Block (Netflix, 2018) is an American coming-of-age television series created by Lauren...  more
  • 5
    65
    14

    I Am Not Okay With This

    Sophia Lillis, Kathleen Rose Perkins
    I Am Not Okay With This (Netflix, 2020) is an American coming-of-age drama television series...  more
  • 6
    64
    21

    The Society

    Kathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon
    The Society (Netflix, 2019) is an American mystery drama television series created by...  more
  • 7
    89
    45

    Atypical

    Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist
    Atypical (Netflix, 2017) is a coming-of-age dark comedy television series created and written...  more
  • 8
    89
    49

    Elite

    María Pedraza, Itzan Escamilla
    Elite (Netflix, 2018) is a Spanish thriller teen drama web television series created by Carlos...  more
  • 9
    77
    39

    Big Mouth

    Nick Kroll, John Mulaney
    Big Mouth (Netflix, 2017) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Nick Kroll, Andrew...  more
  • 10
    43
    15

    Trinkets

    Brianna Hildebrand, Kiana Madeira
    Trinkets (Netflix, 2019) is an American teen drama television series created by Kirsten Smith,...  more
  • 11
    57
    32

    Grown-ish

    Yara Shahidi, Trevor Jackson
    Grown-ish (Freeform, 2018) is an American sitcom series and a spin-off of Black-ish created by...  more
  • 12
    63
    40

    Dear White People

    Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell
    Dear White People (2017, Netflix) is an American satirical comedy-drama television series...  more
  • 13
    77
    58

    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series...  more
  • 14
    47
    33

    Greenhouse Academy

    Ariel Mortman, Finn Roberts
    Greenhouse Academy (Netflix, 2017) is a tween drama television series, based on the Israeli...  more
  • 15
    36
    20

    All American

    Daniel Ezra, Taye Diggs
    All American (The CW, 2018) is an American television drama series created by April Blair....  more
  • 16
    50
    36

    Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists

    Sasha Pieterse, Janel Parrish
    Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists (Freeform, 2019) is an American teen drama television...  more
  • 17
    86
    77

    13 Reasons Why

    Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford
    13 Reasons Why (Netflix, 2017) is an American teen drama mystery series based on the 2007...  more
  • 18
    26
    12

    Good Trouble

    Maia Mitchell, Cierra Ramirez
    Good Trouble (Freeform, 2019) is an American family drama television series, and a spinoff of...  more
  • 19
    41
    30

    Cloak & Dagger

    Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph
    Cloak & Dagger (Freeform, 2018) is an American cable television series created by Joe Pokaski,...  more
  • 20
    28
    18

    How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)

    Maximilian Mundt, Anna Lena Klenke
    How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) (Netflix, 2019) is a German coming-of-age comedy-drama web...  more
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    24
    17

    Wayne

    Mark McKenna, Ciara Bravo
    Wayne (YouTube Premium, 2019) is an American action comedy web television series created by...  more
  • 22
    32
    28

    Scream

    Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus
    Scream (MTV, 2015) is an American anthology slasher television series developed by Jill...  more
  • 23
    22
    15

    Foursome

    Jenn McAllister, Meghan Falcon
    Foursome (YouTube Red, 2016) is an American romantic comedy web series created by Marissa...  more
  • 24
    4
    1

    Twenties

    Jonica T. Gibbs, Christina Elmore
    Twenties (BET, 2020) is a comedy television series created by Lena Waithe. The show follows...  more
  • 25
    17
    8

    Feel Good

    Mae Martin, Charlotte Ritchie
    Feel Good (Netflix, 2020) is a British comedy-drama television series created by Mae Martin...  more