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.

2019 TV Shows

Vanity Fair: The 12 Best TV Shows of 2019, So Far

18 July 2019
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Vanity Fair: The 12 Best TV Shows of 2019, So Far, a list by Sonia Saraiya and Richard Lawson

Judy Berman: The Best TV Shows of the Year So Far

16 July 2019
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Judy Berman: The Best TV Shows of the Year So Far, as published by Time Magazine

[see also 2018]

Collider: The Best TV Shows of 2019 So Far

15 July 2019
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Collider: The Best TV Shows of 2019 So Far

Alan Sepinwall: The Best TV Shows of 2019 So Far

12 July 2019
preliminary

Alan Sepinwall: The Best TV Shows of 2019 So Far, as published by Rolling Stone

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016]

Paste: The 25 Best TV Shows of the Year (So Far)

09 July 2019
preliminary

Paste Magazine: The 25 Best TV Shows of the Year (So Far)

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016]

  1. Fleabag
  2. Chernobyl
  3. Barry
  4. Russian Doll
  5. Catastrophe
  6. When They See Us
  7. The Good Place
  8. Killing Eve
  9. Good Omens
  10. Counterpart
  11. The Other Two
  12. Shrill
  13. Legends of Tomorrow
  14. The Good Fight
  15. One Day at a Time
  16. Les Misérables
  17. I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson
  18. Our Planet
  19. Speechless
  20. Gentleman Jack
  21. Veep
  22. Better Things
  23. Dead to Me
  24. What We Do in the Shadows
  25. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel