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.

2017 TV Shows

Lara Zarum: 16 Best TV Shows of 2017

06 December 2017

Lara Zarum: 16 Best TV Shows of 2017, as published by The Village Voice

[see also 2018]

  1. Big Little Lies
  2. The Leftovers
  3. Better Things
  4. Alias Grace
  5. Broad City
  6. The Good Place
  7. Search Party
  8. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  9. One Day at a Time
  10. The Vietnam War

Matt Zoller Seitz: 10 Best TV Shows of 2017

05 December 2017

Matt Zoller Seitz: 10 Best TV Shows of 2017, as published by New York Magazine’s Vulture

[see also 2018, 2016]

  1. Twin Peaks: The Return
  2. The Leftovers
  3. Better Things
  4. The Get Down
  5. BoJack Horseman
  6. The Deuce
  7. The Young Pope
  8. Samurai Jack
  9. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  10. The Carmichael Show

James Poniewozik: 10 Best TV Shows of 2017

04 December 2017

James Poniewozik: 10 Best TV Shows of 2017, as published by The New York Times

[see also 2018, 2016]

Highlark: 31 Best TV Shows of 2017

28 November 2017

Highlark: 31 Best TV Shows of 2017

  1. Better Things
  2. The Leftovers
  3. Catastrophe
  4. Insecure
  5. Master of None
  6. The Americans
  7. Better Call Saul
  8. Veep
  9. Dear White People
  10. Fargo
  11. The Good Place
  12. The Deuce
  13. Mr. Robot
  14. Twin Peaks: The Return
  15. Game of Thrones

Paste: 25 Best TV Shows of 2017

28 November 2017

Paste Magazine: 25 Best TV Shows of 2017

[see also 2018, 2016]

  1. The Leftovers
  2. The Good Place
  3. The Americans
  4. The Handmaid’s Tale
  5. Twin Peaks: The Return
  6. Insecure
  7. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  8. The Deuce
  9. Halt and Catch Fire
  10. Better Things
  11. Jane the Virgin
  12. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
  13. BoJack Horseman
  14. Big Little Lies
  15. Black-ish
  16. The Vietnam War
  17. Game of Thrones
  18. Catastrophe
  19. Master of None
  20. Legion
  21. One Day at a Time
  22. Sweet/Vicious
  23. The Crown
  24. American Gods
  25. Search Party