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

Uproxx: Best TV Shows of 2018

12 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

Willa Paskin: 10 Best TV Shows of 2018

12 December 2018

Willa Paskin: 10 Best TV Shows of 2018, as published by Slate

[see also 2019, 2017]

  1. Succession
  2. Glow
  3. Killing Eve
  4. Atlanta
  5. Howards End
  6. Babylon Berlin
  7. Ugly Delicious
  8. The Little Drummer Girl
  9. High Maintenance
  10. Dear White People
  11. Hannah Gadsby: Nanette

Emily Nussbaum: My Not-Top-Ten Television List

11 December 2018

Emily Nussbaum: My Not-Top-Ten Television List, as published by The New Yorker

This site is devoted to lists, but we always look forward to Emily Nussbaum's annual defiance of this silly tradition. Click through to see why.

We've taken the liberty of omitting her dislikes and not-seens, but those lists are worth reading, too.

[see also 2019, 2017]

Maureen Ryan: Top TV Shows of 2018

11 December 2018

Maureen Ryan: Top TV Shows of 2018

[see also 2017, 2016]

Troy Patterson: My Favorite TV Shows of 2018

11 December 2018

Troy Patterson: My Favorite TV Shows of 2018, as published by The New Yorker

A.V. Club: Best TV of 2018

10 December 2018

The A.V. Club: Best TV of 2018

[see also 2010s, 2019, 2017, 2016]

  1. The Americans
  2. The Good Place
  3. Atlanta
  4. Killing Eve
  5. Glow
  6. Pose
  7. Better Call Saul
  8. Lodge 49
  9. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  10. Barry
  11. Sharp Objects
  12. BoJack Horseman
  13. The Good Fight
  14. The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
  15. One Day at a Time
  16. Big Mouth
  17. Succession
  18. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  19. Homecoming
  20. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  21. Legends of Tomorrow
  22. Billions
  23. The Terror
  24. Vida
  25. American Vandal

San Francisco Chronicle: 14 Best TV Shows of 2018

10 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

Sophie Gilbert: 22 Best TV Shows of 2018

09 December 2018

Sophie Gilbert: 22 Best TV Shows of 2018, as published by The Atlantic

[see also 2017]

LaToya Ferguson: The Best TV Shows of 2018

07 December 2018

LaToya Ferguson: The Best TV Shows of 2018, as published by ScreenCrush

  1. Atlanta
  2. Killing Eve
  3. Legends of Tomorrow
  4. Glow
  5. The Good Fight
  6. The Americans
  7. The Good Place
  8. Barry
  9. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  10. Brockmire

Jen Chaney: 10 Best TV Shows of 2018

06 December 2018

Jen Chaney: 10 Best TV Shows of 2018, as published by New York Magazine’s Vulture

[see also 2019, 2017]

  1. The Americans
  2. Sharp Objects
  3. Jane the Virgin
  4. BoJack Horseman
  5. Atlanta
  6. Casual
  7. Killing Eve
  8. Forever
  9. Better Call Saul
  10. Big Mouth