The 12 TV Series That Helped Us Survive 2020 (So Far), Ranked
What the hell else was there to do this year?
12. Floor Is Lava (Netflix)
Come for everyday people of all ages busting their asses in themed obstacle courses where the sole objective is to make it to the end without descending into the pool of orange below. Stay for multiple shoutouts to Nipsey Hussle — before someone eats shit attempting to leap from a couch to a slippery kitchen table. It’s the perfect mindless entertainment.
11. 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days (TLC)
In pursuit of marriage, folks strike up a romantic connection with lovers abroad, making for the type of trainwreck TV you just can’t turn away from. Shenanigans are aplenty, like the scammer solely known as Williams, who catfishes a middle-age Vegas mom. Or SojaBoy, a Nigerian rapper who weds a pushy White woman 20 years his senior. What could go wrong, right?
10. Drag Race All-Stars 5 (VH1)
Pulling a fifth cast of “all-stars” out of a show that’s only had 12 seasons might seem a little threadbare, but between some legit fan favorites (Jujubee, Shea Coulée) and bringing back legends like Monet X. Change for a new “lip sync assassin” challenge, Rupaul’s juggernaut manages to still be must-slay TV.
9. Tiger King (Netflix)
Carole Baskin did that shit, and you can’t convince us otherwise.
8. Queen Sono (Netflix)
A leggy, South African secret agent who kicks ass and takes names while traversing the motherland? Sign. Us. Up.
7. BlackAF (Netflix)
Yes, Kenya Barris is kinda just making Black-ish all over again, only starring in the role that was based on him in the first place. And yes, even with all that Netflix money, it seems like dude has some unresolved issues around … well, most things. But damned if that episode about giving bad Black art a pass…