2019 has crossed its halfway point, and there have been some wonderful TV shows so far this year.
From miniseries based on real-life tragedies like HBO’s "Chernobyl" and Netflix’s "When They See Us," to acclaimed shows that ended their runs like "Veep" and "Fleabag," 2019 has delivered well-reviewed shows from the start.
We turned to Rotten Tomatoes to find out what 2019 shows have been the most loved by critics so far. HBO leads with five shows in the top 20, followed by Netflix and FX with four each.
We ranked the 20 shows by their Rotten Tomatoes critic score, and broke any ties with audience scores. We excluded shows that began their latest seasons in 2018, but ran through 2019 (sorry, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend").
Below are the 20 most well-reviewed TV shows of 2019, so far:
20. "Killing Eve" season 2 (BBC America)
Critic score: 92%
Audience score: 90%
What critics said: "Maybe Killing Eve is different because it’s funnier. Maybe it’s because it’s made by women-or because murderous rage seems, right now, like a relevant basis for female bonding." — New Yorker
19. "The Magicians" season 4 (Syfy)
Critic score: 93%
Audience score: 53%
What critics said: "The Magicians has done something I have never experienced on a show before: It gave me a chance to grieve." — io9
18. "Legion" season 3 (FX)
Critic score: 94%
Audience score: 92%
What critics said: "There are enough hallucinogenic thrills in Legion’s third season to keep the rest of it from falling apart, even as time travel threatens to force the characters to do that very thing." — The Ringer
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