Okay, so now that we’re basically halfway through 2020, I figured now was the best time to update y’all on all of the shows I’ve seen so far this year. And by “all” I mean all of the best shows I’ve seen in 2020. Lol If you haven’t watched these shows yet, consider this your recommendation list for the rest of the year!

Here Are The Best Shows Of 2020

The Best Netflix Shows Of 2020

Blood and Water

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After crossing paths at a party, a Cape Town teen sets out to prove whether a private-school swimming star is her sister who was abducted at birth.

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Outer Banks

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A teenager enlists his three best friends to hunt for a legendary treasure linked to his father’s disappearance.

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The Letter For The King

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A young squire holds the fate of the kingdom in his hands as he embarks on a quest to deliver a secret message to the king.

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On My Block S3

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“On My Block” follows a quartet of bright, street-savvy friends who are navigating their way through high school, including all the of the triumph, pain, and newness they experience along the way.

Lifelong friendships are tested as Monse, Ruby, Jamal, and Cesar confront the challenges of adolescence and life in their predominantly Hispanic and black neighborhood in South Central Los Angeles in this coming-of-age comedy series.

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Love Is Blind

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Singles try to find a match and fall in love — without ever seeing each other face-to-face, as emotional connection attempts to conquer physical attraction.

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The Circle

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“Big Brother” meets “Catfish” on this reality series on which not everything is as it seems. Comic Michelle Buteau hosts the show that features its contestants moving into the same apartment building.

The twist is that the players never meet face-to-face during the competition, as each one lives in his or her own apartment. The contestants communicate exclusively through profiles created on a specially-designed social media app.

This anonymity allows them to hide their true identities and portray themselves however they choose. Throughout the competition, the players rate one another, with the lowest-rated players put at risk of being eliminated, or blocked, from the game.

The contestant who survives the contest and emerges the winner takes home the $100,000 grand prize.

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All American S2

All American
Spencer James is a rising high school football player and a student at South Crenshaw High. But when coach Billy Baker recruits him to join his team in Beverly Hills, Spencer’s mother, Grace, and his best friend, Coop, convince him it’s an opportunity he has to seize.

Forced to move in with Billy and his family to protect his transfer permit to Beverly, Billy’s son Jordan, who is also the starting quarterback, is less than thrilled to be sharing his father’s attention — or the team spotlight.

While Spencer struggles to find his footing, he makes an unlikely friend in Jordan’s sister, who is struggling with her own demons.

Man Like Mobeen S2

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All Mobeen wants to do is follow his faith, lead a good life, and make sure his sister fulfills her potential, but he must juggle all this while his criminal past is still chasing him.

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Greenhouse Academy S4

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Students at elite Southern California boarding school The Greenhouse must work together to conquer challenges after uncovering an evil plot.

Locke and Key

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Following their father’s murder, three siblings move into a house filled with reality-bending keys; from the comics by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez.

The Best Hulu Shows Of 2020

World of Dance

World of Dance
Three expert celebrity dancers judge, guide, and mentor the world’s top dancing talent and troupes of all ages.

The competitors showcase their skills, ranging in styles from hip-hop and contemporary to ballroom, Latin and more, bringing their passion to battle it out with the best of the best. Alongside the competition, the performers share their inspirations, challenges, and personal backstories while building close connections not only with each other but also with the judges themselves.

As the contest intensifies, the field of dancers narrows, and in the finale, finalists vie for a life-changing million-dollar prize.

Dave

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“Dave” centers on a neurotic man in his late 20s who has convinced himself that he’s destined to be one of the best rappers of all time. Now he must convince his closest friends, because, with their help, he actually might convince the world.

Simultaneously exasperating and inspiring to his friends, he vows to leave no stone unturned on his quest to become the next superstar.

The half-hour comedy is based on the life of rapper and comedian Dave Burd, better known by his stage name Lil Dicky.

My Hero Academia S4

My Hero Academia
In a world where those with powers are known as “Quirks,” Izuku Midoriya has aspirations to one day become a hero but there’s a catch — he isn’t a Quirk.

After a tragic accident involving his friend Katuski Bakugo; Midoriya is the only one to have stepped forward to help protect Bakugo from a villain, because of his acts, he is given a gift by the world’s greatest hero, All Might. Now, Midoriya attends U.A. School–a school that cultivates the next generation of superheroes.

Everything’s Gonna Be Okay

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Nicholas is a neurotic twenty-something visiting his dad and teenage half-sisters, one of whom is on the autism spectrum.

When Nicholas’ trip is extended due to his father’s untimely death, the siblings are left to cope with not only a devastating loss but also the realization that Nicholas is the one who will have to rise to the occasion and hold it all together.

Navigating autism, budding sexuality, consent, parenthood, adolescence, family, and grief, the heartfelt comedy follows this imperfect family as they discover the importance of finding happiness in the middle of really difficult moments, one awkward conversation at a time.

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Emergence


After Jo, a police chief, takes in a young child she finds near the site of a mysterious accident, she soon discovers the girl has no memory of what has happened or who she is.

The investigation into the history that led up to the accident — and questions as to how and why it happened — draws the woman into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, with the child’s identity at the center of it.

Good Trouble

Good Trouble
“Good Trouble” follows Callie and Mariana as they embark on the next adventure in their lives in Los Angeles. Mariana tackles the male-dominated world of tech, and Callie faces the harsh realities of the legal system as she clerks for a federal judge.

After moving to The Coterie in downtown Los Angeles, Callie and Mariana realize that living on their own is not all it’s cracked up to be. Although they have new neighbors, new romances, and new challenges, the sisters must rely on each other to navigate the City of Angels.

Grown-ish

The Johnson family’s eldest daughter is taking her first steps into the real world as she heads off to college. “Grown-ish” explores the first trappings of adulthood, and Zoey must navigate through the trials and tribulations of these momentous steps.

Zoey discovers that once she leaves the nest, things do not always go her way. The series features “that in-between place where you’re not quite an adult but facing grown world problems for the first time,” Kenya Barris, the show’s creator and executive producer, said.

Little Fires Everywhere

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Following the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. Set in Shaker Heights, Ohio in the 1990s.

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Runaways S3

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There are times when pretty much every teenager thinks his or her parents are evil — but what if it was actually true? That’s the situation six Los Angeles teenagers find themselves in when they stumble upon a terrible secret and realize that their parents have been lying to them for their entire lives.

The offspring begin an investigation to try to figure out what their guardians are after, while the adults wonder if their kids are hiding secrets of their own.

The unlikely crew of teens bands together — led by de facto leader and primary strategist Alex Wilder — to stop their parents before it is too late. The Marvel series is from executive producer Josh Schwartz, whose resume of young-adult fare includes “The O.C.” and “Gossip Girl.”

Superstore

Superstore
An oddball family of employees at supersized megastore Cloud 9 tackles the day-to-day grind of rabid bargain hunters, riot-causing sales, and nap-worthy training sessions.

Stalwart employee Amy is just trying to hold it all together despite the best efforts of her daftly clueless manager Glen and his iron-fisted assistant Dina. Rounding out the crew is new hire Jonah, a dreamy dreamer, sardonic Garrett, ambitious Mateo, and sweet young mother-to-be, Cheyenne.

From bright-eyed newbies to seen-it-all veterans, bumbling seasonal hires, and in-it-for-life managers, they’re all going to get through another day — together.

The Bold Type

The Bold Type
Putting together a magazine is not an easy task, requiring a lot of teamwork to finish the job and get the publication on newsstand shelves. That’s why the staffers responsible for producing global women’s magazine Scarlet lean on one another as they try to find their own voices.

While working together to publish each issue of the periodical, they struggle to find their identities, manage friendships and find love. The drama series is inspired by the life of longtime magazine editor and executive Joanna Coles, who serves as an executive producer.

The Best Amazon Shows Of 2020

Upload

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A man is able to choose his own afterlife after his untimely death by having his consciousness uploaded into a virtual world. As he gets used to his new life and befriends his angel (real-world handler) questions about his death arise.

Homecoming

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A woman wakes up in a rowboat adrift on a river, but she has no memory of how she got there — or even who she is. The search for her identity leads to the Geist Group, the mysterious wellness company behind the unorthodox Homecoming Initiative.

Walter Cruz — trying to build a new life after experiencing the traumas of war and the initiative — quickly realizes that there’s a new, even more, insidious version of the program underway. With all of this going on, anonymous Geist underling Audrey is thrust into unexpected positions atop the corporate ladder.

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The Best HBO Shows Of 2020

Doom Patrol S2


Doom Patrol is a team of traumatized and downtrodden superheroes, each of whom has suffered a horrible accident that gave them superhuman abilities but also left them scarred and disfigured.

The members of the team have found their purpose through The Chief and have come together to investigate some of the world’s weirdest phenomena. After The Chief mysteriously disappears, though, the reluctant heroes find themselves called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission that they cannot refuse.

Doom Patrol — part support group, part superhero team — is a band of superpowered freaks fighting for a world that wants nothing to do with them.

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