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: 108357%
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.
Adjusted Score: 105357%
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.
Adjusted Score: 102970%
Critics Consensus: Barry follows up a pitch-perfect debut with a second season that balances darkness with comedy while steering clear of antihero overindulgence.
Adjusted Score: 102495%
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.
Adjusted Score: 101741%
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.