Year-End Lists

A browsable archive of notable year-end lists. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its author, at the source.

2020 TV Shows

Kelly Lawler: The 15 Best TV Shows of 2020

28 December 2020

Kelly Lawler: The 15 Best TV Shows of 2020, as published by USA Today

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017]

  1. I May Destroy You
  2. The Great
  3. What We Do in the Shadows
  4. Upload
  5. BoJack Horseman
  6. Schitt's Creek
  7. The Queen's Gambit
  8. Ted Lasso
  9. Ramy
  10. Never Have I Ever
  11. The Good Fight
  12. The Baby-Sitters Club
  13. Quiz
  14. Cheer
  15. Your Honor

Hank Stuever: Best TV of 2020

24 December 2020

Hank Stuever: Best TV of 2020, as published by The Washington Post

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016]

  1. I May Destroy You
  2. Normal People
  3. The Democratic National Convention
  4. Unorthodox
  5. The Crown
  6. The Vow
  7. Mrs. America
  8. Perry Mason
  9. PEN15
  10. This Is Us

Maggie Fremont: The Best TV Shows of 2020

23 December 2020

Maggie Fremont: The Best TV Shows of 2020, as published by Shondaland

[see also 2010s, 2019]

LaToya Ferguson: The Best TV Shows of 2020

23 December 2020

LaToya Ferguson: The Best TV Shows of 2020, as published by ScreenCrush

[see also 2019, 2018]

  1. I May Destroy You
  2. Better Call Saul
  3. Ted Lasso
  4. BoJack Horseman
  5. Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet
  6. Lovecraft Country
  7. What We Do in the Shadows
  8. Saved by the Bell
  9. The Last Dance
  10. A.P. Bio

Alan Sepinwall: The 20 Best TV Shows of 2020

23 December 2020

Alan Sepinwall: The 20 Best TV Shows of 2020, as published by Rolling Stone

[see also 2010s, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016]

  1. Better Call Saul
  2. Lovecraft Country
  3. Brockmire
  4. I May Destroy You
  5. The Good Lord Bird
  6. Normal People
  7. What We Do in the Shadows
  8. We Are Who We Are
  9. How To with John Wilson
  10. PEN15
  11. Bluey
  12. Better Things
  13. My Brilliant Friend
  14. Dave
  15. The Great
  16. BoJack Horseman
  17. High Fidelity
  18. Ramy
  19. The Plot Against America
  20. Grand Army

Sight & Sound TV Poll: The Best Television Series of 2020

22 December 2020

Sight & Sound Magazine: The Best Television Series of 2020, the results of the Sight & Sound TV Poll

[see also 2019]

  1. I May Destroy You
  2. Normal People
  3. The Queen's Gambit
  4. Devs
  5. I Hate Suzie
  6. Ozark
  7. Des
  8. The Plot Against America
  9. Quiz
  10. Unorthodox
  11. Mrs. America
  12. Lovecraft Country
  13. Little Fires Everywhere
  14. Better Call Saul
  15. Adult Material
  16. The Salisbury Poisonings
  17. The Beach
  18. Staged
  19. The Outsider
  20. Isolation Stories

Kevin Fallon: The 20 Best TV Shows of 2020

18 December 2020

Kevin Fallon: The 20 Best TV Shows of 2020, as published by The Daily Beast

  1. I May Destroy You
  2. PEN15
  3. What We Do in the Shadows
  4. How To with John Wilson
  5. The Real Housewives of Potomac
  6. Unorthodox
  7. The Great
  8. P-Valley
  9. Ted Lasso
  10. The Baby-Sitters Club
  11. Saved by the Bell
  12. The Good Fight
  13. Better Things
  14. Schitt's Creek
  15. Insecure
  16. Mrs. America
  17. Normal People
  18. Jeopardy!
  19. The Queen's Gambit
  20. Search Party
  21. The Crown

Barack Obama: Favorite TV Shows of 2020

18 December 2020

Barack Obama: Favorite TV Shows of 2020, as posted to Twitter

Joshua Rivera: The Best TV Shows of 2020

17 December 2020

Joshua Rivera: The Best TV Shows of 2020, as published by The Verge

Noel Murray: The 20 Best TV Shows of 2020

16 December 2020

Noel Murray: The 20 Best TV Shows of 2020, as published by Polygon

[see also 2018, 2017]

  1. Mrs. America
  2. What We Do in the Shadows
  3. How To with John Wilson
  4. The Last Dance
  5. I May Destroy You
  6. The Plot Against America
  7. Better Call Saul
  8. The Mandalorian
  9. The Queen's Gambit
  10. Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time
  11. Young Sheldon
  12. The Good Fight
  13. Ted Lasso
  14. Never Have I Ever
  15. Perry Mason
  16. The Good Lord Bird
  17. Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema
  18. Everything's Gonna Be Okay
  19. Dirty John
  20. Tales from the Loop