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Original Content podcast: We choose our favorite streaming shows from 2019

Anthony Ha, Jordan Crook and Darrell Etherington

For our first episode of 2020, the hosts of the Original Content podcast look back at the past year in streaming and each rank our five favorite titles.

While our week-to-week reviews haven't been particularly strict about the definition of "original content," these top fives are really, truly limited to shows and movies (mostly shows) that were created for or launched exclusively on streaming. Other than that, we felt free to list all kinds of content, whether it was a TV series or a film, scripted or unscripted, ridiculous and comedic or dramatic and serious.

You'll need to listen to get the full lists, but they certainly reflect the wildly differing tastes of your podcast hosts — not to mention the fact that there was simply so much content released this year. In fact, if we exclude honorable mentions, only a single title ("See" on Apple TV+) appeared on more than one list.

You can listen in the player below, subscribe using Apple Podcasts or find us in your podcast player of choice. If you like the show, please let us know by leaving a review on Apple. You can also send us feedback directly. (Or suggest shows and movies for us to review!)

And if you'd like to skip ahead, here's how the episode breaks down:
0:00 Intro
0:35 Listener response
7:01 Top five lists