Best-Reviewed TV Comedies 2019
“Best comedy of the year?” we can imagine Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag saying, straight to camera, with a trademark smirk: “Try the decade.” And she’d be right. Amazon’s Fleabag not only stands above a stellar class of Certified Fresh 2019 comedies, but its second season is officially the best-reviewed season of TV of the entire decade, according to the Tomatometer. Fortunately for Barry, Russian Doll, Better Things, and One Day At A Time, which will all return in 2020, Waller-Bridge has no immediate plans for a season 3.
The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of December 31, 2019. Scores might change over time.
Adjusted Score: 107.527%
Critics Consensus: Fleabag jumps back into the fray with a bracing second season that upholds its predecessor's frenzied wit and delicate heart, replete with Phoebe Waller-Bridge's indefatigable charisma.
Fleabag (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) is back for a second bite, and this time she is going toe to toe with the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 104.706%
Critics Consensus: Russian Doll may be stuck in a time loop, but this endlessly inventive series never repeats itself as it teeters on a seesaw of shifting tones -- from fatally funny to mournfully sad -- that is balanced with exhilarating moxie by an astonishing Natasha Lyonne.
Russian Doll follows a young woman named Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) on her journey as the guest of honor at a... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102.68%
Critics Consensus: Barry follows up a pitch-perfect debut with a second season that balances darkness with comedy while steering clear of antihero overindulgence.
Desperate to leave his violent past behind in favor of his newfound passion, Barry is attempting to untangle himself from... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102.141%
Critics Consensus: Pamela Adlon fully asserts her authorial voice over Better Things in a triumphant third season that examines the exhaustion of motherhood with exhilarating artistry.
Sam Fox, a single mom and working actor with no filter, raises her three daughters and cares for her aging... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101.603%
Critics Consensus: As timely and tender as ever, One Day at a Time's third season manages to up to comedy ante without losing the intimate family moments that help it hit so close to home.
A remake of Norman Lear's classic 1975 sitcom revolves around a Cuban-American family headed by a recently separated military mom... [More]