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

San Francisco Chronicle: 14 Best TV Shows of 2018

29 December 2018

The San Francisco Chronicle: 14 Best TV Shows of 2018

  1. American Vandal
  2. Killing Eve
  3. The Haunting of Hill House
  4. Atlanta
  5. Queer Eye
  6. The Terror
  7. BoJack Horseman
  8. The Americans
  9. Barry
  10. The Good Place
  11. The Great British Bake Off
  12. Wild Wild Country
  13. Unforgotten
  14. Glow

Uproxx: Best TV Shows of 2018

28 December 2018

Uproxx: Best TV Shows of 2018

  1. Atlanta
  2. The Americans
  3. Killing Eve
  4. Glow
  5. Big Mouth
  6. BoJack Horseman
  7. Better Call Saul
  8. The Terror
  9. The Good Place
  10. Legends of Tomorrow
  11. The Good Fight
  12. Barry
  13. Succession
  14. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  15. Detroiters

Melanie McFarland: 10 Best TV Shows of 2018

24 December 2018

Melanie McFarland: 10 Best TV Shows of 2018, as published by Salon

  1. Atlanta
  2. Killing Eve
  3. Better Call Saul
  4. The Good Place
  5. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  6. Sharp Objects
  7. Succession
  8. The Good Fight
  9. Pose
  10. Counterpart
  11. Cobra Kai

Playlist: Best TV Shows of 2018

22 December 2018

The Playlist: Best TV Shows of 2018

[see also 2016]

  1. Atlanta
  2. Barry
  3. Homecoming
  4. The Americans
  5. Succession
  6. The Little Drummer Girl
  7. Dear White People
  8. Killing Eve
  9. The Good Fight
  10. The End of the F***ing World
  11. BoJack Horseman
  12. A Very English Scandal
  13. The Terror
  14. Counterpart
  15. American Vandal
  16. The Haunting of Hill House
  17. Billions
  18. Sharp Objects
  19. Glow
  20. Forever
  21. The Chi
  22. The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
  23. Better Call Saul
  24. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  25. Sorry for Your Loss

Pop Culture Happy Hour: Best TV Shows of 2018

21 December 2018

NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour: Best TV Shows of 2018