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

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

I May Destroy You - Michaela Coel & Sam Miller

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

I'll Be Gone in the Dark

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]

Variety: Caroline Framke: The Best TV Shows of 2020

08 December 2020

Caroline Framke: The Best TV Shows of 2020, as published by Variety and presented chronologically

[see also 20212018]

Honorable mentions (also chronological)

Los Angeles Times: Lorraine Ali: The 10 best TV shows of 2020

07 December 2020

I May Destroy You - Michaela Coel & Sam Miller

Lorraine Ali: The 10 best TV shows of 2020, as published by The Los Angeles Times

[see also 2021]

Slate: Willa Paskin: The Best TV of 2020

07 December 2020

I May Destroy You - Michaela Coel & Sam Miller

Willa Paskin: The Best TV of 2020, as published by Slate

[see also 2021201920182017]

Uproxx: The Best TV Shows of 2020

07 December 2020

What We Do in the Shadows

Uproxx: The Best TV Shows of 2020

[see also 2018]

Vanity Fair: Sonia Saraiya: The 10 Best TV Shows of 2020

04 December 2020

How To with John Wilson

Sonia Saraiya: The 10 Best TV Shows of 2020, as published by Vanity Fair

[see also 20212010s20192018201720162015]

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Esquire: Best TV Shows of 2020

03 December 2020

Esquire: Best TV Shows of 2020

[see also 2010s20182017]