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.

2021 TV Shows

Slate: Willa Paskin: The Top 10 TV Shows of 2021

10 January 2022

Willa Paskin: The Top 10 TV Shows of 2021, as published by Slate

[see also 2020201920182017]

Vox: Emily VanDerWerff: The Best TV Shows of 2021

29 December 2021

Emily VanDerWerff: The Best TV Shows of 2021, as published by Vox

[see also 2010s201920182017]

The best TV show of 2021

12 other TV shows I really loved (in alphabetical order)

Five other shows, why not?

BuzzFeed: The 30 Best TV Shows of 2021

28 December 2021

BuzzFeed: The 30 Best TV Shows of 2021, numbered as follows but seemingly in alphabetical order

[see also 2010s]

A.V. Club: The 25 Best TV Shows of 2021

22 December 2021

The A.V. Club: The 25 Best TV Shows of 2021

[see also 20202010s2019201820172016]

ScreenCrush: The Best TV Shows of 2021

22 December 2021

ScreenCrush: The Best TV Shows of 2021

Guardian: The 50 Best TV Shows of 2021

22 December 2021

The Guardian: The 50 Best TV Shows of 2021

[see also 2019]

  1. US Open (women's final)

New Statesman: Rachel Cooke: The Best TV of 2021

21 December 2021

Rachel Cooke: The Best TV of 2021, as published by New Statesman

Little White Lies: The 25 Best TV Shows of 2021

20 December 2021

Little White Lies: The 25 Best TV Shows of 2021

[see also 20192018]

USA Today: Kelly Lawler: Best TV Shows of 2021

20 December 2021

Kelly Lawler: Best TV Shows of 2021, as published by USA Today

[see also 2020201920182017]

Los Angeles Times: Robert Lloyd: The 13 Best TV Shows of 2021

16 December 2021

Robert Lloyd: The 13 Best TV Shows of 2021, as published by The Los Angeles Times, including only programs that debuted in the past year