Fan Favorite TV Series 2020

We got a ton of incredible television in 2020, which arguably helped make the year of self-quarantine a whole lot easier for some of us. But despite the pop culture ubiquity of titles like Tiger King,
The Last Dance, The Queen’s Gambit, and Bridgerton, we were treated to possibly the biggest surprise in any of the GTA categories this year. Who knew there were so many dedicated fans of Netflix’s musical comedy series Julie and the Phantoms?

Those fans showed up early and often to ensure that no other show on the list would stand a chance, so everyone else was basically fighting for second place. That said, the community around the German mystery series Dark also came out in force, propelling it to a second-place finish, followed by some familiar titles in The Mandalorian, The Boys, and Better Call Saul, as well as the  aforementioned Bridgerton and The Queen’s Gambit.

The order below reflects the number of total votes cast for each TV show by users in a poll that ran on RT from March 10 to April 13.

Adjusted Score: 94.193%
Critics Consensus: With catchy tunes and just the right amount of ghost jokes, Julie and the Phantoms is a fun, feel-good show that proves a perfect showcase for newcomer Madison Reyes.
Synopsis: High schooler Julie (Madison Reyes) lost her passion for music after her mom died last year. But when the ghosts... [More]

Dark: Season 3 (2020)
97%

#2
Adjusted Score: 98.599%
Critics Consensus: Dark's final chapter is as thrilling as it is bewildering, bringing viewers full circle without sacrificing any of the show's narrative complexities.
Synopsis: Dark is set in a German town in present day where the disappearance of two young children exposes the double... [More]

Adjusted Score: 95.112%
Critics Consensus: With fan favorites and fresh faces galore both in front of and behind the camera,The Mandalorian's sophomore season solidifies its place as one of Star Wars's most engaging and exciting sagas.
Synopsis: The Mandalorian and the Child continue their journey, facing enemies and rallying allies as they make their way through a... [More]

Adjusted Score: 103.284%
Critics Consensus: Its moves aren't always perfect, but between Anya Taylor-Joy's magnetic performance, incredibly realized period details, and emotionally intelligent writing, The Queen's Gambit is an absolute win.
Synopsis: Based on the novel by Walter Tevis, the Netflix limited series drama The Queen's Gambit is a coming-of-age story that... [More]

The Boys: Season 2 (2020)
97%

#5
Adjusted Score: 104.121%
Critics Consensus: The Boys comes out swinging in a superb second season that digs deeper into its complicated characters and ups the action ante without pulling any punches.
Synopsis: The even more intense, more insane Season 2 finds The Boys on the run from the law, hunted by the... [More]
Directed By: Evan Goldberg

Adjusted Score: 102.142%
Critics Consensus: Grounded by Bob Odenkirk's endlessly nuanced, lived-in performance, Better Call Saul's fifth season is a darkly funny, vividly realized master class in tragedy.
Synopsis: In season five of the critically acclaimed drama, Better Call Saul, Jimmy McGill's decision to practice law as "Saul Goodman"... [More]

Adjusted Score: 94.365%
Critics Consensus: It may not be as scary as its predecessor, but with plenty of spooky tricks inside its haunted halls and a strong sense of heart, The Haunting of Bly Manor is another solid entry into Mike Flanagan's growing horrorography.
Synopsis: From The Haunting of Hill House creator Mike Flanagan and producer Trevor Macy comes THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR, the... [More]

Adjusted Score: 97.147%
Critics Consensus: Proof that time can heal almost all wounds, The Umbrella Academy's exhilarating second season lightens its tonal load without losing its emotional core, giving the super siblings room to grow while doubling down on the time traveling fun.
Synopsis: Five warned his family (so, so many times) that using his powers to escape from Vanya's 2019 apocalypse was risky.... [More]

#9
Adjusted Score: 94.715%
Critics Consensus: Sumptuous design, soapy drama, and a sterling cast make Bridgerton a delightful treat.
Synopsis: From Shondaland and Creator Chris Van Dusen, Bridgerton follows Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton... [More]

The Crown: Season 4 (2020)
96%

#10
Adjusted Score: 103.852%
Critics Consensus: Whatever historical liberties The Crown takes in its fourth season are easily forgiven thanks to the sheer power of its performances - particularly Gillian Anderson's imposing take on The Iron Lady and newcomer Emma Corrin's embodiment of a young Princess Diana.
Synopsis: The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world -- Buckingham Palace and... [More]

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