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

Complex: 30 Best TV Shows of 2018

06 December 2018

Complex: 30 Best TV Shows of 2018

[see also 2019]

  1. Atlanta
  2. Killing Eve
  3. Barry
  4. The Good Place
  5. Succession
  6. Billions
  7. Counterpart
  8. The End of the F***ing World
  9. This Is Us
  10. Glow
  11. Evil Genius
  12. The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
  13. The Americans
  14. Homecoming
  15. Sharp Objects
  16. Better Call Saul
  17. The Haunting of Hill House
  18. The Handmaid’s Tale
  19. Maniac
  20. Snowfall
  21. High Maintenance
  22. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  23. Ozark
  24. The Deuce
  25. Seven Seconds
  26. Random Acts of Flyness
  27. American Vandal
  28. One Day at a Time
  29. Insecure
  30. Westworld

Darren Franich: Best TV Shows of 2018

06 December 2018

Darren Franich: Best TV Shows of 2018, as published by Entertainment Weekly

[see also 2010s, 2019]

  1. Atlanta
  2. The Good Fight
  3. Adventure Time
  4. Lodge 49
  5. Homecoming
  6. Barry
  7. Corporate
  8. Dear White People
  9. The Deuce
  10. Superstore

Kristen Baldwin: Best TV Shows of 2018

06 December 2018

Kristen Baldwin: Best TV Shows of 2018, as published by Entertainment Weekly

[see also 2010s, 2019]

  1. The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
  2. Killing Eve
  3. The Good Fight
  4. Barry
  5. Pose
  6. Cobra Kai
  7. Better Call Saul
  8. You
  9. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  10. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

IndieWire: Best TV Shows of 2018

05 December 2018

IndieWire: Best TV Shows of 2018

[see also 2010s, 2017, 2016]

  1. The Americans
  2. Atlanta
  3. BoJack Horseman
  4. Homecoming
  5. Dear White People
  6. Sharp Objects
  7. The Terror
  8. Killing Eve
  9. Barry
  10. Better Call Saul

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 2010s, 2019, 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

Alan Sepinwall: 20 Best TV Shows of 2018

05 December 2018

Alan Sepinwall: 20 Best TV Shows of 2018, as published by Rolling Stone

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

  1. Atlanta
  2. The Americans
  3. BoJack Horseman
  4. Killing Eve
  5. My Brilliant Friend
  6. Better Call Saul
  7. Big Mouth
  8. Barry
  9. Sharp Objects
  10. Pose
  11. The Good Place
  12. Homecoming
  13. Babylon Berlin
  14. American Vandal
  15. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  16. The Deuce
  17. The Kominsky Method
  18. One Day at a Time
  19. The End of the F***ing World
  20. Cobra Kai

Hank Stuever: Best TV Shows of 2018

04 December 2018

Hank Stuever: Best TV Shows of 2018, as published by The Washington Post

[see also 2019, 2017, 2016]

  1. Barry
  2. The Americans
  3. Killing Eve
  4. Escape at Dannemora
  5. Kidding
  6. Insecure
  7. The Fourth Estate
  8. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  9. Atlanta
  10. Forever

Matt Zoller Seitz: 10 Best TV Shows of 2018

04 December 2018

Matt Zoller Seitz: 10 Best TV Shows of 2018, as published by New York Magazine’s Vulture

[see also 2019, 2017, 2016]

  1. Atlanta
  2. Pose
  3. Better Call Saul
  4. Homecoming
  5. The Americans
  6. Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
  7. Glow
  8. Sorry for Your Loss
  9. Succession
  10. Sharp Objects

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 2019, 2017, 2016]

Paste: 25 Best TV Shows of 2018

27 November 2018

Paste Magazine: 25 Best TV Shows of 2018

[see also 2010s, 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