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.

TV Shows

Variety: Caroline Framke: Best TV Shows of 2021

03 December 2021

Caroline Framke: Best TV Shows of 2021, as published by Variety

[see also 20202018]

Honorable mentions

Variety: Daniel D’Addario: Best TV Shows of 2021

03 December 2021

Daniel D’Addario: Best TV Shows of 2021, as published by Variety

[see also 20182016]

Honorable mentions (in alphabetical order)

New York Times: James Poniewozik: Best TV Shows of 2021

03 December 2021

James Poniewozik: Best TV Shows of 2021, as published by The New York Times

[see also 20202019201820172016]

On the list last year, so let’s give someone else a chance

Honorable mentions

Flawed but fascinating

Time: Judy Berman: The 10 Best TV Shows of 2021

03 December 2021

Judy Berman: The 10 Best TV Shows of 2021, as published by Time Magazine

[see also 20202010s2018]

Honorable mentions

Paste: The 30 Best TV Shows of 2021

01 December 2021

Paste Magazine: The 30 Best TV Shows of 2021

[see also 2010s2019201820172016]

Vanity Fair: Sonia Saraiya: The 14 Best TV Shows of 2021

01 December 2021

Sonia Saraiya: The 14 Best TV Shows of 2021, as published by Vanity Fair

[see also 20202010s20192018201720162015]

Esquire: Justin Kirkland: The 10 Best TV Shows of 2021

30 November 2021

Justin Kirkland: The 10 Best TV Shows of 2021, as published by Esquire

Honorable Mentions

Decider: Best TV of 2021

29 November 2021

Decider: Best TV of 2021

[see also 202020192018]

IndieWire: Ben Travers: The Best TV Shows of 2021

28 November 2021

Ben Travers: The Best TV Shows of 2021, as published by IndieWire

[see also 20202019]

The Alternative 10

Honorable Mentions

The Root: The 10 Best Shows of 2021

26 November 2021

The Root: The 10 Best Shows of 2021