December 31, 2019 9:38 am

Ranking the best streaming TV shows this month (January 2020)

Credit: HBO

It isn’t easy finding something new to watch, so here’s our ranking of the best streaming TV shows available this month.

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We’ve included all the pertinent information, ranging from release date to what streaming service it is on. We have even added trailers so you can decide whether it’s a show to add to your watch list.

On with the shows.

#10. BoJack Horseman, – January 31st on Netflix

You’ve likely seen BoJack Horseman on Netflix while surfing through the thousands of available titles. If animation isn’t your thing, then skip this selection. However, if you do, you’re missing one of the best animated shows ever made. BoJack Horseman is a meaningful satirical look at modern life that is both hilarious and poignant. The show comes to an end on January 31st with the Season 6 finale. 

#9. Curb Your Enthusiasm – January 19th on HBO

More Larry David? Yes, please. Curb Your Enthusiasm is back for Season 10 this month, and despite being No. 9 on this list, we can’t wait to see it. It would be much higher on this list, but it has been away since 2017, and we don’t know how the show may have changed. However, Jeff Garlin, who plays Jeff Greene in the show, said it is his favorite season so far. Our fingers are very tightly crossed. If it is as good as previous seasons, Curb Your Enthusiasm could be at the top of next month’s streaming TV shows rankings.

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#8. Star Trek: Picard – January 23rd on CBS All Access

Ranking Star Trek: Picard at No. 8 could be harsh. The show looks spectacular, and the fact it merges events from Star Trek: Nemesis and the rebooted 2009 Star Trek movie is fantastic. The return of Patrick Stewart adds to the quality. Plus, CBS All Access has already renewed for Season 2, which is a positive sign. The big question is, will it be as good as previous Star Trek shows? If so, expect this 10-episode weekly run to be ranking much higher next month.

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#7. Grace and Frankie – January 15th on Netflix

It still surprises us that people who have Netflix have no idea what Grace and Frankie is. Made by Marta Kauffman, one of the creators of a small show called Friends (sarcasm) and starring Jane Fonda, Martin Sheen, Lily Tomlin, and Sam Waterston, it’s clearly of the highest quality. The show is Netflix’s longest-running comedy and should be on your watchlist, because it’s hilarious. There’s no better time to start watching. The Season 6 finale is upon us, and it is confirmed as the last.

#6. Messiah – January 1st on Netflix

Messiah looked to be Netflix’s big January show, but an accidental reveal in 2019 likely ruined it for many. Despite the shows big twist already widely known thanks to eagle-eyed trailer watchers, you can still go into this spectacular looking show without spoiling it for yourself. Expect our review of this show soon. 

#5. Avenue 5 – January 19th on HBO

Anything with Hugh Laurie gets a thumbs up from me. Add in the fact Avenue 5 is a sci-fi comedy made by Veep creator Armando Iannucci, and it will inevitably be fantastic. The big question is, does Hugh Laurie star, or is he killed off in the pilot like his IMDB credits seem to predict? If Dr. House is in every episode, expect this show to rank higher next month, as its 10-episode run is weekly.

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#4. Medical Police – January 10th on Netflix

If you’ve ever seen Childrens Hospital, you’ll know to ignore the terrible Medical Police name. The show is a pastiche on the idiocy of doctors playing cops in many other TV shows. It’s from executive producer David Wain, the show creator of Newsreaders and Stella, and thanks to the hilarious trailer, Medical Police has crept up my watchlist. Roll on January 10th. 

#3. Sex Education – January 17th on Netflix

Sex Education is one of the best shows on Netflix. For those who missed or skipped the first season, its a show all about teenagers coming to terms with their sexuality. If you’re like me, middle-aged and conservative, that premise sounds terrible. However, it’s accessible, relatable, and most importantly, hilarious. Give a chance; you’ll likely not regret it.

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#2. The Outsider – January 12th on HBO

Based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel of the same name, what starts as a simple investigation and ends with trademark tension, twists, and supernatural forces that we’ve come to expect from King. The miniseries runs for nine episodes and is written by Richard Price, who also wrote The Night Of and The Deuce. Considering the source material and its stars (Jason Bateman and Ben Mendelsohn), there are very high hopes for this King adaptation.

#1. Servant – Apple TV+ (on now)

There are only a few episodes left of Servant, Apple TV+’s best original show, and that is some feat considering See and The Morning Show both ended brilliantly. Servant will keep you guessing, and although it’s slowly paced, it uses that time to deliver captivating characters, dialogue and darkness. Simply put, Servant is the best streaming TV show available this month, and well worth the $4.99 Apple TV+ subscription price.

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