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

Polygon: 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 20182017]

Ringer: The Best TV Shows of 2020

15 December 2020

The Ringer: The Best TV Shows of 2020

[see also 2018]

A.V. Club: The 25 Best TV Shows of 2020

14 December 2020

The A.V. Club: The 25 Best TV Shows of 2020

[see also 20212010s2019201820172016]

Hollywood Reporter: Inkoo Kang: The 10 Best TV Shows of 2020

14 December 2020

Inkoo Kang: The 10 Best TV Shows of 2020, as published by The Hollywood Reporter

[see also 2021]

Honorable mentions

Vulture: Angelica Jade Bastién: Top 10 Shows of 2020

13 December 2020

Angelica Jade Bastién: Top 10 Shows of 2020, as published by New York Magazine’s Vulture

[see also 2019]

Vulture: Kathryn VanArendonk: Top 10 Shows of 2020

13 December 2020

Kathryn VanArendonk: Top 10 Shows of 2020, as published by New York Magazine’s Vulture

[see also 20212019]

Atlantic: The 15 Best TV Shows of 2020

12 December 2020

The Atlantic: The 15 Best TV Shows of 2020. See The Atlantic for how each entry "impressed us by excelling in a specific arena."

[see also 2021]

Also noteworthy

Vulture: Jen Chaney: Top 10 Shows of 2020

10 December 2020

Jen Chaney: Top 10 Shows of 2020, as published by New York Magazine’s Vulture

[see also 2021201920182017]

Vulture: Matt Zoller Seitz: Top 10 Shows of 2020

10 December 2020

Matt Zoller Seitz: Top 10 Shows of 2020, as published by New York Magazine’s Vulture

[see also 20212019201820172016]

New Yorker: Doreen St. Félix: The Best TV Shows of 2020

10 December 2020

Doreen St. Félix: The Best TV Shows of 2020, as published by The New Yorker in no particular order

[see also 2021]