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The Most Stressful TV Shows In 2019

Updated July 29, 2019 462 votes 38 voters 1.1k views30 items

List RulesVote up the scripted television series airing new episodes during the 2019 calendar year that stressed you out the hardest.

Though the most stressful shows of 2019 may not initially sound like your idea of a good time, prepare to be surprised. As you'll see from the amount of binge-worthy shows here, such as True Detective and Game of Thrones, sometimes the most stressful shows can also be the most fun. When you really think about it, many of the most stressful TV series of 2019 are also the most suspenseful, delightfully scary, or have a way of being so engrossing that you just can't bring yourself to pull away.  These are the shows that long, lazy days full of Netflix binges and ice cream are made of.

But what are the best stressful series airing this year? This is where you get a chance to decide. Whether you're looking for new shows to get absorbed in or just want to give your favorite shows of 2019 a shout out, you've come to the right place. Locate your favorite, albeit stress-inducing, shows that are airing new or returning episodes this year and give them a big thumbs up so they rise to the top.

 

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  • 1
    Game of Thrones
    17
    6

    Game of Thrones

    Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey

    Genres (Tv)Medieval fantasy, Drama, Adventure film, Epic, Action

    Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Chambers
    16
    5

    Chambers

    Uma Thurman, Tony Goldwyn

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Supernatural

    Chambers (Netflix, 2019) is a supernatural television series created by Leah Rachel. A young... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Peaky Blinders
    13
    2

    Peaky Blinders

    Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory

    Genres (Tv)Action, Drama, Period Drama

    Peaky Blinders (BBC Two, 2013) is a British television action drama created by Steven Knight,... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    The Handmaid's Tale
    17
    9

    The Handmaid's Tale

    Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Dystopian fiction

    The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Bruce Miller,... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    The Walking Dead
    17
    10

    The Walking Dead

    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal

    Genres (Tv)Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Suspense, Drama

    The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Into the Dark
    10
    5

    Into the Dark

    Tom Bateman, Rebecca Rittenhouse

    Genres (Tv)Horror, Anthology

    Into the Dark (Hulu, 2018) is an American horror anthology web television series. Each episode... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Stranger Things
    14
    10

    Stranger Things

    Winona Ryder, David Harbour

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Horror, Supernatural, Period drama

    Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Vikings
    9
    5

    Vikings

    Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick

    Genres (Tv)Historical drama, Action-adventure

    Vikings (History, 2013) is a historical drama television series created by Michael Hirst. A... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Mayans MC
    9
    5

    Mayans MC

    J. D. Pardo, Edward James Olmos

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Drama, Thriller

    Mayans MC (FX, 2018) is an American drama television series created by Kurt Sutter and Elgin... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    The Purge
    9
    6

    The Purge

    Gabriel Chavarria, Lili Simmons

    Genres (Tv)Action, Horror, Sci-fi

    The Purge (Syfy, 2018) is an American horror television series based on the film franchise.... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    American Horror Story
    12
    10

    American Horror Story

    Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott

    Genres (Tv)Anthology, Horror, Supernatural

    American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    True Detective
    8
    5

    True Detective

    Mahershala Ali, Matthew McConaughey

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Drama

    True Detective (HBO, 2014) is an American anthology drama television series created by Nic... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Supernatural
    8
    6

    Supernatural

    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles

    Genres (Tv)Supernatural drama, Black comedy, Drama, Horror Film, Mystery

    Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    The Order
    8
    6

    The Order

    Jake Manley, Sarah Grey

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Horror, Supernatural

    The Order (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television series created by Dennis Heaton... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Black Mirror
    10
    10

    Black Mirror

    Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    Black Mirror (Netflix, 2011) is a British television anthology series created by Charlie... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Criminal Minds
    6
    5

    Criminal Minds

    Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Crime, Suspense, Drama

    Criminal Minds (CBS, 2005) is an American police-procedural television program. The series... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Ray Donovan
    6
    5

    Ray Donovan

    Liev Schreiber, Paula Malcomson

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Family drama

    Ray Donovan (Showtime, 2013) is an American drama television series created by Ann Biderman.... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    The Twilight Zone
    6
    5

    The Twilight Zone

    Simon Kinberg, Jordan Peele

    Genres (Tv)Anthology, Drama, Fantasy, Horror

    The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access, 2019) is an American anthology drama web television series... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Westworld
    7
    8

    Westworld

    Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Drama, Western

    Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Tell Me a Story
    5
    5

    Tell Me a Story

    Billy Magnussen, Kim Cattrall

    Genres (Tv)Psychological thriller, Anthology series

    Tell Me a Story (CBS All Access, 2018) is an American psychological thriller web television... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    The Terror
    6
    8

    The Terror

    Derek Mio, George Takei

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Horror, Anthology, Psychological thriller

    The Terror (AMC, 2018) is an American horror drama anthology television series developed by... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    A Haunting
    5
    6

    A Haunting

    Anthony D. Call, Mark Joy

    Genres (Tv)Docudrama, Anthology series, Paranormal television, Documentary

    A Haunting is a 2005 American paranormal anthology television series that depicts eyewitness... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Russian Doll
    5
    6

    Russian Doll

    Natasha Lyonne, Greta Lee

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Russian Doll (Netflix, 2019) is an American comedy web television series created by Natasha... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Riverdale
    6
    9

    Riverdale

    KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama, Mystery

    Riverdale (The CW, 2017) is an American teen drama television series developed by Roberto... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    I Am the Night
    5
    8

    I Am the Night

    Chris Pine, India Eisley

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Mystery

    I Am the Night (TNT, 2019) is an American limited television series created by Sam Sheridan.... more on Wikipedia