Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.

2016 TV Shows

IndieWire: 10 Best TV Shows of 2016

26 December 2016

IndieWire: 10 Best TV Shows of 2016

[see also 2018, 2017]

  1. BoJack Horseman
  2. Veep
  3. The Americans
  4. Better Call Saul
  5. You’re the Worst
  6. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  7. Atlanta
  8. Rectify
  9. Catastrophe
  10. Mr. Robot

Alan Sepinwall: 21 Best TV Shows of 2016

23 December 2016

Alan Sepinwall: 21 Best TV Shows of 2016, as published by Uproxx

[see also 2018, 2017]

  1. Horace and Pete
  2. The Americans
  3. O.J.: Made in America
  4. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  5. BoJack Horseman
  6. Rectify
  7. Atlanta
  8. Veep
  9. Fleabag
  10. Better Call Saul
  11. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  12. Halt and Catch Fire
  13. Orange is the New Black
  14. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  15. Better Things
  16. Girls
  17. American Crime
  18. Transparent
  19. Catastrophe
  20. Game of Thrones
  21. Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Daniel D’Addario: Top 10 TV Shows of 2016

23 December 2016

Daniel D’Addario: Top 10 TV Shows of 2016, as published by Time Magazine

[see also 2018]

  1. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  2. The Girlfriend Experience
  3. The Americans
  4. Late Night with Seth Meyers
  5. Atlanta
  6. O.J.: Made in America
  7. Better Call Saul
  8. Veep
  9. Speechless
  10. Love

Playlist: 30 Best TV Shows of 2016

22 December 2016

The Playlist: 30 Best TV Shows of 2016

[see also 2018]

  1. Atlanta
  2. The Girlfriend Experience
  3. Rectify
  4. Transparent
  5. The Americans
  6. BoJack Horseman
  7. Togetherness
  8. Fleabag
  9. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  10. Girls
  11. Stranger Things
  12. The Night Of
  13. Search Party
  14. Silicon Valley
  15. Westworld
  16. The Good Place
  17. Orange is the New Black
  18. Catastrophe
  19. Game of Thrones
  20. Jane the Virgin
  21. Broad City
  22. Baskets
  23. Halt and Catch Fire
  24. Black Mirror
  25. Horace and Pete
  26. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  27. London Spy
  28. The Crown
  29. Lady Dynamite
  30. The Night Manager

Hank Stuever: 20 Best TV Shows of 2016

21 December 2016

Hank Stuever: 20 Best TV Shows of 2016, as published by The Washington Post

[see also 2018, 2017]

  1. O.J.: Made in America
  2. Veep
  3. The Americans
  4. Transparent
  5. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  6. Atlanta
  7. Quarry
  8. The Night Of
  9. The Crown
  10. Billions