Insider took a look back at the best and worst of television in 2020.
We ranked the top 15 and bottom 15 series based on user voting on Metacritic.
The top shows included Netflix's "The Crown," ESPN's Michael Jordan documentary "The Last Dance" and Apple TV's "Ted Lasso."
The worst series included Netflix's "The Goop Lab with Gwyneth Paltrow" and "Altered Carbon," along with Peacock's "Saved by the Bell" reboot.
Using the voter-data from Metacritic users, Insider has taken a closer look at how shows that premiered a new season in 2020 stacked up.
After excluding TV-specials such as Taylor Swift's "Folklore" documentary, the top shows include Netflix docuseries "Lenox Hill" and "High Score," as well as Apple TV's "Ted Lasso" and Hulu's "Normal People."
People's least-favorite series this year included Netflix's "The Goop Lab with Gwyneth Paltrow" and CBS comedy series "B-Positive."
Keep reading to see the best and worst TV of 2020, according to fans on Metacritic. Please note that the rankings were out of 10.
The 15 best shows of the year
"High Score" (Netflix)
Synopsis: "'High Score' is a documentary series about the golden age of video games, when legends – from Pac-Man to Doom – were brought to life."
"What We Do in the Shadows" (Hulu)
Synopsis: "A look into the daily lives of four vampires who've been together for hundreds of years; after a visit from their dark lord and leader, they're reminded of their purpose in coming to New York City over a century ago."
"The Last Dance" (ESPN)
Synopsis: "'The Last Dance' is a 10-part documentary that chronicles the untold story of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls dynasty with rare, never-before-seen footage and sound from the 1997-98 championship season – plus over 100 interviews with famous figures and basketball's biggest names."
"Better Call Saul" (AMC)
Synopsis: "Jimmy McGill's decision to practice law as Saul Goodman creates unexpected changes for those in his orbit. Kim finds herself at a crossroads: should she accept and collude with Jimmy, or stand by her old values?"
"The Queen's Gambit" (Netflix)
Synopsis: "'The Queen's Gambit' follows a young chess prodigy's rise from an orphanage to the world stage. But genius comes with a cost."
"The Crown" (Netflix)
Synopsis: "In the 1980s, Elizabeth clashes with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher while Prince Charles enters a tumultuous marriage with Lady Diana Spencer."
"BoJack Horseman" (Netflix)
Synopsis: "Set in an L.A. where humans and anthropomorphic animal-people coexist, 'BoJack Horseman' is about one man (well, horse-man) who peaked too early and must figure out what to do next."
"My Brilliant Friend" (HBO)
Synopsis: "When the most important friend in her life seems to have disappeared without a trace, Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman immersed in a house full of books, turns on her computer and starts writing the story of their friendship."
"Normal People" (Hulu)
Synopsis: "Based on Sally Rooney's best-selling novel, 'Normal People' is an exquisite, modern love story about how one person can unexpectedly change another person's life and about how complicated intimacy can be."
Synopsis: "The Byrdes, husband and wife Marty and Wendy, their teenage kids Charlotte and Jonah — are for all intents and purposes an ordinary family. Ordinary save for Marty's job: The top money launderer for the second largest drug cartel in Mexico."
Synopsis: "'Quiz' tells the extraordinary and sensational story of how Charles and Diana Ingram attempted an 'audacious heist' on the quiz show 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?'"
"Ted Lasso" (Apple TV+)
Synopsis: "Jason Sudeikis plays Ted Lasso, a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer."
"Lenox Hill" (Netflix)
Synopsis: "An intimate look at the lives of four doctors — two brain surgeons, an emergency room physician, and a Chief Resident OBGYN — as they navigate the highs and lows of working at the renowned Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City."
"Julie and the Phantoms" (Netflix)
Synopsis: "High schooler Julie lost her passion for music after her mom died last year. But when the ghosts of three dreamy musicians from 1995 suddenly appear in her mom's old music studio, Julie feels her own inner spirit beginning to reawaken, and she's inspired to start singing and writing songs again."
"The Midnight Gospel" (Netflix)
Synopsis: "'The Midnight Gospel' is the story of Clancy, a spacecaster with a malfunctioning multiverse simulator who leaves the comfort of his extra-dimensional home on the Chromatic Ribbon to interview beings living in other worlds."
The 15 worst shows of the year
"The Goop Lab with Gwyneth Paltrow" (Netflix)
Synopsis: "['The Goop Lab with Gwyneth Paltrow'] is a six-episode series, guiding the deeply inquisitive viewer in an exploration of boundary-pushing wellness topics, including: psychedelics, cold therapy, female pleasure, anti-aging, energy healing and psychics."
"Love, Victor" (Hulu)
Synopsis: "The series follows Victor, a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city and exploring his sexual orientation."
Synopsis: "Young parents Dave and Rebecca are ready to reclaim their lives after years of diapers and sleepless nights. However, things take an unexpected turn when Dave's parents show up unannounced and broke, leaving Dave with no choice but to open the door to the two people who gave him everything."
Synopsis: "A remarkably intimate portrait of a public woman, Hillary interweaves revealing moments from never-before-seen 2016 campaign footage with biographical chapters of her life."
Synopsis: "Best friends Jamie and Fran are trying to make their way in the world with only each other to rely on. They also just happen to kill people for a living."
"Saved by the Bell" (Peacock)
Synopsis: "In the new series, when California governor Zack Morris gets into hot water for closing too many underfunded high schools, he proposes they send the affected students to the most well-funded schools in the state – including Bayside High. The influx of new students gives the privileged Bayside kids (who never have a problem that can't be solved in twenty-two minutes) a much-needed dose of reality."
Average Metacritic user score: 2.3
Synopsis: "The series revolves around Drew, a therapist and newly divorced dad who is faced with finding a kidney donor when he runs into Gina, a rough-around-the-edges woman from his past who volunteers her own. Together, they form an unlikely and life-affirming friendship, as they begin a journey that will forever impact both of their lives."
"We Hunt Together" (BBC/Showtime)
Synopsis: "As two conflicted detectives track down a pair of deadly killers, the series reveals how finding a volatile form of solace in another can have dire consequences."
"Too Hot to Handle"
Synopsis: "On the shores of paradise, gorgeous singles meet and mingle. But there's a twist. To win a $100,000 grand prize, they'll have to give up sex."
Synopsis: "A foul-mouthed high school basketball coach is sure he'll hit the big leagues if he can only turn his terrible team around."
Synopsis: "An arrogant American NSA agent Jerry Bernstein is posted to the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in London which is tasked with tackling international and domestic Cyber Crime. He enlists the help of junior computer analyst Joseph Harries in a power grab that threatens to disrupt the team's ability to combat cyber terrorism."
"Altered Carbon" (Netflix)
Synopsis: "When a job brings Takeshi Kovacs back to Harlan's World in a new sleeve, he finds the planet at war — and his long-lost love lurking in the shadows."
"Council of Dads" (NBC)
Synopsis: "Family takes on a different meaning in this transformative and inspirational new drama when Scott Perry, a loving father of five, has his entire life's plan thrown into upheaval by an unexpected health scare."
"Star Trek: Lower Decks" (CBS All Access)
Synopsis: "The animated comedy series 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' follows the support crew on one of Starfleet's least important ships, the U.S.S. Cerritos, in 2380."
Synopsis: "From Lena Waithe comes 'Twenties,' a new BET comedy about navigating the most exciting, and terrifying, decade of your life while trying to make it in Hollywood."
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