Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. End-of-year lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.

Entertainment Weekly: 10 Best TV Shows of 2016

Entertainment Weekly: 10 Best TV Shows of 2016

  1. O.J.: Made in America
  2. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  3. The Americans
  4. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  5. Atlanta
  6. Better Things
  7. Rectify
  8. The Good Place
  9. Search Party
  10. Westworld
  11. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  12. American Crime
  13. black-ish
  14. Mr. Robot
  15. Documentary Now!
  16. Better Call Saul
  17. Roots
  18. Lady Dynamite
  19. Stranger Things
  20. Horace and Pete

Paste: 25 Best TV Shows of 2016

Paste Magazine: 25 Best TV Shows of 2016

  1. The Americans
  2. Stranger Things
  3. Atlanta
  4. BoJack Horseman
  5. Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
  6. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  7. Veep
  8. Better Call Saul
  9. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  10. Halt and Catch Fire
  11. Westworld
  12. Fleabag
  13. Game of Thrones
  14. Black Mirror
  15. Silicon Valley
  16. Last Man on Earth
  17. Transparent
  18. Steven Universe
  19. Rectify
  20. American Crime
  21. Documentary Now!
  22. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  23. The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore
  24. Jane the Virgin
  25. Insecure