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.

2018 TV Shows

Lara Zarum: Ten Best TV Shows of 2018

05 January 2019

Lara Zarum: Ten Best TV Shows of 2018, as published by Miami New Times

[see also 2017]

  1. Atlanta
  2. The Americans
  3. Succession
  4. Better Call Saul
  5. Killing Eve
  6. Blue Planet II
  7. High Maintenance
  8. My Brilliant Friend
  9. Glow
  10. Sharp Objects

Maureen Ryan: Top TV Shows of 2018

04 January 2019

Maureen Ryan: Top TV Shows of 2018

[see also 2017, 2016]

Esquire: Best TV Shows of 2018

31 December 2018

Esquire: Best TV Shows of 2018

[see also 2017]

  1. Atlanta
  2. Glow
  3. Killing Eve
  4. Pose
  5. Patrick Melrose
  6. Sharp Objects
  7. The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
  8. Barry
  9. Wild Wild Country
  10. BoJack Horseman
  11. The Americans
  12. Homecoming
  13. The Good Place
  14. Succession
  15. The Good Fight
  16. Big Mouth
  17. Better Call Saul
  18. The Handmaid’s Tale
  19. Westworld
  20. The Haunting of Hill House
  21. High Maintenance
  22. Maniac
  23. Forever
  24. Queer Eye

Allison Keene: Best TV Shows of 2018

31 December 2018

Allison Keene: Best TV Shows of 2018, as published by Collider

  1. Blue Planet II
  2. Legends of Tomorrow
  3. Atlanta
  4. Killing Eve
  5. Barry
  6. The Americans
  7. The Terror
  8. Counterpart
  9. The Great British Bake Off
  10. Sharp Objects
  11. Glow
  12. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  13. Escape at Dannemora
  14. Mozart in the Jungle
  15. Detroiters
  16. Sorry for Your Loss
  17. Succession
  18. Hap and Leonard
  19. Better Call Saul
  20. Victoria
  21. Baskets
  22. Narcos: Mexico
  23. Howards End
  24. Black Lightning
  25. Bodyguard

Liz Shannon Miller: Favorite TV of 2018

30 December 2018

Liz Shannon Miller: Favorite TV of 2018, as posted to Twitter