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

Sonia Saraiya: 10 Best TV Shows of 2018

05 December 2018

Sonia Saraiya: 10 Best TV Shows of 2018, as published by Vanity Fair

[see also 2017, 2016]

  1. The Good Place
  2. Killing Eve
  3. Atlanta
  4. BoJack Horseman
  5. Patrick Melrose
  6. Blue Planet II
  7. Pose
  8. High Maintenance
  9. The Tale
  10. Succession

James Poniewozik: Best TV Shows of 2018

03 December 2018

James Poniewozik: Best TV Shows of 2018, as published by The New York Times

[see also 2017, 2016]

Paste: 25 Best TV Shows of 2018

29 November 2018

Paste Magazine: 25 Best TV Shows of 2018

[see also 2019, 2017, 2016]

  1. Atlanta
  2. Killing Eve
  3. Glow
  4. The Americans
  5. The Good Place
  6. The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
  7. The Good Fight
  8. Barry
  9. Jane the Virgin
  10. BoJack Horseman
  11. The Haunting of Hill House
  12. Adventure Time
  13. Better Call Saul
  14. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  15. The Handmaid’s Tale
  16. Steven Universe
  17. Lodge 49
  18. One Day at a Time
  19. The Expanse
  20. High Maintenance
  21. Pose
  22. Big Mouth
  23. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  24. Random Acts of Flyness
  25. Sorry for Your Loss

Decider: Best TV Shows of 2018

26 November 2018

Decider: Best TV Shows of 2018

  1. Glow
  2. The Good Place
  3. Killing Eve
  4. Barry
  5. The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
  6. Cobra Kai
  7. Queer Eye
  8. Better Call Saul
  9. The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell
  10. BoJack Horseman
  11. Star Trek: Discovery
  12. Castle Rock
  13. American Vandal
  14. Atlanta
  15. Pose
  16. A.P. Bio
  17. Succession
  18. Magic for Humans
  19. Counterpart
  20. Sharp Objects
  21. Big Mouth

Judy Berman: 10 Best TV Shows of 2018

15 November 2018

Judy Berman: 10 Best TV Shows of 2018, as published by Time Magazine

[see also 2019]

  1. Killing Eve
  2. Sharp Objects
  3. Atlanta
  4. Patrick Melrose
  5. The Good Place
  6. Terrace House: Opening New Doors
  7. Claws
  8. My Brilliant Friend
  9. Homecoming
  10. Pose