10 Best Shows of the Year So Far, Based on Rotten Tomatoes Scores (PHOTOS)

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10. Leaving Neverland

The two-part documentary which aired on HBO was the buzz of the internet after it debuted, so it’s no surprise that the controversial work received a fresh rating at 98%. The show featured testimonials from those who continue to allege that pop-star Michael Jackson was inappropriate with them as young children.

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9. Documentary Now!

IFC’s hit series brought more reimagined documentaries in Season 3, garnering a 100% certified fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes. The show takes well-known docs and puts its own parody spin on them.

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8. Brooklyn Nine-Nine

NBC’s revival of the former Fox series didn’t miss a beat in its sixth season, which is certified fresh at 100%. The Mike Schur comedy saw everyone’s fan favorites such as Jake Peralta and Captain Holt return with just as many laughs up their sleeves as they had before.

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7. Broad City

The fifth and final season of Comedy Central’s Broad City didn’t disappoint its legion of fans as the show garnered at 100% fresh rating. While it’s never easy saying goodbye, Abbi and Ilana proved that it doesn’t have to be so scary.

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6. Tuca & Bertie

Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong brought their star power to this animated comedy that debuted this spring on Netflix. The series was a hit with audiences, earning a 100% tomatometer score.

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5. A Discovery of Witches

Viewers fell for this adaptation of Deborah Harnkness’s novel that aired on Sundance Now and AMC earlier this year. The series, which follows the forbidden relationship between vampire Matthew and stubborn witch Diana, is certified fresh at 100%.

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4. One Day at a Time

Netflix’s series continued to be a hit with audiences in Season 3, earning at 100% fresh tomatometer score, so it was surprising to learn the streaming called it quits on the show. Thankfully, Pop has revived the series for an impending fourth season for a chance to earn more high tomatometer scores.

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3. Better Things

Season 3 of FX’s Better Things showed viewers that it can get even better with time after it was certified fresh at 100%. Pamela Adlon returned for more shenanigans that clearly won over her adoring crowd.

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2. Barry

The HBO series returned for a successful second season with a 100% fresh rating. Barry continued his attempt to separate himself from a dark past for a brighter future, but that’s easier said than done, much to viewers’ delight.

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1. Fleabag

The Amazon Prime Video series ranks at the top of the list and is certified fresh at 100%. The second chapter of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s offbeat dramedy certainly grabbed viewers’ attention despite years between seasons.

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There are so many great shows on television today that it’s hard to narrow the field down when making a choice on what to watch next. Thankfully, Rotten Tomatoes is helping viewers out with its recent release of TV’s Top 10 shows of the year so far.

Considering shows like HBO’s Barry and IFC’s Documentary Now! are among the list of mostly 100% certified fresh fare, there’s plenty of reason to give them a second look. Some titles are definitely well-known, while others may surprise you.

Click through the gallery above to see which shows are the best of 2019 so far according to Rotten Tomatoes, and see which show made the top spot. Let us know what you think of Rotten Tomatoes’ list in the comments below, and happy watching.