Best of 2017: Television Critic Top Ten Lists

  • Publish Date: December 4, 2017
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Below, we collect every year-end Top Ten list published by major TV critics and publications. This page will be updated throughout December and January whenever new lists are published; be sure to check back frequently.

Critics pick the best TV shows of 2017

Recent updates:
Added 1/3: PopCulture.com, SpoilerTV, The Tracking Board
Added 12/31: Monkeys Fighting Robots, People
Added 12/29: Awards Daily, The Boob Tube Dude, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Deadline, Lincoln Journal Star, New York Daily News, New York Post, Salt Lake Tribune, San Antonio Express-News, San Jose Mercury News, Splitsider
Added 12/27: Collider (Cabin), FanSided, GameSpot, Huffington Post, Omaha World-Herald, The Oregonian, Sioux City Journal, Thrillist, Wonderland
Added 12/23: CinemaBlend, Esquire, Film School Rejects, Flood, The Globe and Mail, PopSugar, Reason.com, ScreenCrush, Star Tribune
Added 12/21: IGN, Las Vegas Weekly, NPR/Fresh Air, RogerEbert.com, Talkhouse
Added 12/19: BuddyTV, io9, JoBlo, The New Yorker, Newsday, NPR, San Francisco Chronicle, Tampa Bay Times, Vox
Added 12/18: Collider, Complex, Consequence of Sound, E!, Flickering Myth, Hidden Remote, Philadelphia Daily News
Added 12/15: The Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Times
Added 12/14: Boston Globe, The Daily Beast, Metro, The Playlist, Slate, Wilmington Star News
Added 12/13: A.V. Club, Colorado Springs Gazette, PopCrush, Salon
Added 12/12: AP, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Variety (Saraiya)
Added 12/11: Adweek, The Atlantic, TV by the Numbers, Uproxx, Wall Street Journal, Yahoo!
Added 12/8: Variety (Ryan)
Added 12/7: AFI Awards, NOW, Slant, TV Guide Magazine, Vanity Fair
Added 12/6: Indiewire, Rolling Stone, TV Guide, USA Today, Vulture (Chaney), Washington Post
Added 12/5: Observer, The Ringer, TV Line (comedies), Village Voice
Added 12/4: Scorecard launched with 7 lists

Best of 2017Below is our updated running tally of the TV shows most frequently mentioned by individual critics in their year-end Top Ten lists. Note that if a critic ranks more than the standard 10 shows, we will not include titles ranked 11th or worse. (We do include unranked lists of 11-20 titles, though each title gets just one-half of a point.) In case of a tie for first or second, each show will receive the full points for that position. Our points system works as follows:

  • 3 points for each 1st place ranking
  • 2 points for each 2nd place ranking
  • 1 point for being ranked 3rd - 10th, or for being included on an unranked list
  • 0.5 points for being included on an unranked list of 11-20 titles (rather than 10), or for each item on split comedy/drama lists of 10 titles apiece (regardless of ranking on those lists)
TV Shows Mentioned on Most Critic Top 10 Lists - 2017
TV Show / Network # 1st Place # 2nd Place # Other Points
1 The Leftovers (HBO) 201524.5114.5
2 Twin Peaks (Showtime) * 20824.5100.5
3 The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu) 1364495
4 Big Little Lies (HBO) 7104990
5 The Good Place (NBC) 485684
6 The Deuce (HBO) 1238.545.5
7 Better Things (FX) 332843
8 GLOW (Netflix) 2036.542.5
9 Master of None (Netflix) 4225.541.5
10 Mindhunter (Netflix) 1328.537.5
11 Legion (FX)132635
12 American Vandal (Netflix)1324.533.5
13 Better Call Saul (AMC)232133
14Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)1224.531.5
15 Game of Thrones (HBO) 112530
16 Stranger Things (Netflix) 012729
17 Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)1319.528.5
18 Insecure (HBO)0025.525.5
19 The Vietnam War (PBS)201925
20 The Americans (FX)3113.524.5
21 FEUD: Bette and Joan (FX)022024
22 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon) 041422
23 One Day at a Time (Netflix) 111621
Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)002121
25This Is Us (NBC)221020

* Despite being a television series, Twin Peaks is also receiving votes from film critics as one of the year's best movies. Those votes are not counted here.

Individual critic top ten lists

Below are the 125 individual top ten lists used to calculate the standings above. Some critics may list shows without ranking them in order; such lists are displayed below, without numbers, in alphabetical order. If a critic published multiple lists, only the most general list is included (e.g., a list of all shows rather than a list of new shows only). More specific lists (such as new shows only) were included as a last resort if a critic did not provide a more general list.

Adweek
Jason Lynch View full list
  1. The Leftovers (HBO)
  2. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  3. Better Things (FX)
  4. Master of None (Netflix)
  5. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  6. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
  7. The Crown (Netflix)
  8. The Vietnam War (PBS)
  9. The Deuce (HBO)
  10. Twin Peaks (Showtime)
American Film Institute
AFI Awards View full list
  • Big Little Lies (HBO)
  • The Crown (Netflix)
  • FEUD: Bette and Joan (FX)
  • Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • The Good Place (NBC)
  • The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  • Insecure (HBO)
  • Master of None (Netflix)
  • Stranger Things (Netflix)
  • This Is Us (NBC)
Associated Press
Frazier Moore View full list
  • American Gods (Starz)
  • The Americans (FX)
  • Big Little Lies (HBO)
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
  • The Deuce (HBO)
  • FEUD: Bette and Joan (FX)
  • The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  • The Opposition With Jordan Klepper (Comedy Central)
  • Ozark (Netflix)
  • The Vietnam War (PBS)
The Atlantic
Sophie Gilbert View full list
  • new shows:
  • Alias Grace (Netflix)
  • American Vandal (Netflix)
  • Big Little Lies (HBO)
  • Dear White People (Netflix)
  • The Deuce (HBO)
  • Godless (Netflix)
  • GLOW (Netflix)
  • The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  • The Keepers (Netflix)
  • National Treasure (Hulu)
  • returning shows:
  • Better Things (FX)
  • BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  • The Crown (Netflix)
  • Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • The Good Place (NBC)
  • Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
  • Insecure (HBO)
  • The Leftovers (HBO)
  • Stranger Things (Netflix)
  • Twin Peaks (Showtime)
Erik Adams View full list
  1. The Good Place (NBC)
  2. The Leftovers (HBO)
  3. Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
  4. Twin Peaks (Showtime)
  5. One Day at a Time (Netflix)
  6. GLOW (Netflix)
  7. The Young Pope (HBO)
  8. The Deuce (HBO)
  9. The Americans (FX)
  10. Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)
Joshua Alston View full list
  1. The Leftovers (HBO)
  2. The Good Place (NBC)
  3. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  4. Queen Sugar (OWN)
  5. Big Little Lies (HBO)
  6. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
  7. Superstore (NBC)
  8. Insecure (HBO)
  9. Speechless (ABC)
  10. The Exorcist (Fox)
Laura M. Browning View full list
  1. Alias Grace (Netflix)
  2. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
  3. GLOW (Netflix)
  4. Legion (FX)
  5. American Vandal (Netflix)
  6. The Good Place (NBC)
  7. The Americans (FX)
  8. The Bold Type (Freeform)
  9. Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
  10. The Young Pope (HBO)
Les Chappell View full list
  1. Twin Peaks (Showtime)
  2. Legion (FX)
  3. The Good Place (NBC)
  4. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  5. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  6. Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)
  7. American Gods (Starz)
  8. Fargo (FX)
  9. The Young Pope (HBO)
  10. Brockmire (IFC)
Danette Chavez View full list
  1. One Day at a Time (Netflix)
  2. Legion (FX)
  3. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  4. American Gods (Starz)
  5. Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)
  6. Better Things (FX)
  7. The Good Place (NBC)
  8. The Young Pope (HBO)
  9. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  10. The Deuce (HBO)
Marah Eakin View full list
  1. Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
  2. Big Little Lies (HBO)
  3. Legion (FX)
  4. The Good Place (NBC)
  5. The Young Pope (HBO)
  6. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  7. Girls (HBO)
  8. GLOW (Netflix)
  9. The Crown (Netflix)
  10. Riverdale (The CW)
Kyle Fowle View full list
  1. Twin Peaks (Showtime)
  2. The Leftovers (HBO)
  3. Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
  4. Better Things (FX)
  5. The Americans (FX)
  6. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  7. Billions (Showtime)
  8. American Vandal (Netflix)
  9. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  10. Mr. Robot (USA)
William Hughes View full list
  1. The Good Place (NBC)
  2. My Brother, My Brother And Me (Seeso)
  3. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  4. Lady Dynamite (Netflix)
  5. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
  6. Review (Comedy Central)
  7. Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)
  8. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  9. Legion (FX)
  10. Ghosted (Fox)
Gwen Ihnat View full list
  1. Big Little Lies (HBO)
  2. FEUD: Bette and Joan (FX)
  3. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  4. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  5. Alias Grace (Netflix)
  6. The Good Place (NBC)
  7. Legion (FX)
  8. Runaways (Hulu)
  9. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
  10. Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (Netflix)
Alex McLevy View full list
  1. Twin Peaks (Showtime)
  2. The Leftovers (HBO)
  3. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  4. Legion (FX)
  5. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  6. The Good Place (NBC)
  7. The Americans (FX)
  8. Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)
  9. Mr. Robot (USA)
  10. Bates Motel (A&E)
Myles McNutt View full list
  1. American Vandal (Netflix)
  2. The Leftovers (HBO)
  3. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  4. One Day at a Time (Netflix)
  5. Mindhunter (Netflix)
  6. Better Things (FX)
  7. The Good Place (NBC)
  8. GLOW (Netflix)
  9. Catastrophe (Amazon)
  10. The Americans (FX)
Josh Modell View full list
  1. The Leftovers (HBO)
  2. Nathan for You (Comedy Central)
  3. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  4. Fargo (FX)
  5. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  6. Catastrophe (Amazon)
  7. The Deuce (HBO)
  8. Lady Dynamite (Netflix)
  9. Mr. Robot (USA)
  10. American Vandal (Netflix)
Vikram Murthi View full list
  1. Twin Peaks (Showtime)
  2. The Deuce (HBO)
  3. The Vietnam War (PBS)
  4. The Leftovers (HBO)
  5. Review (Comedy Central)
  6. Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)
  7. The Good Place (NBC)
  8. Mindhunter (Netflix)
  9. GLOW (Netflix)
  10. American Vandal (Netflix)
Noel Murray View full list
  1. Twin Peaks (Showtime)
  2. Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
  3. The Leftovers (HBO)
  4. Black-ish (ABC)
  5. Fargo (FX)
  6. The Good Place (NBC)
  7. One Day at a Time (Netflix)
  8. Brockmire (IFC)
  9. FEUD: Bette and Joan (FX)
  10. Great News (NBC)
Sean O’Neal View full list
  1. Twin Peaks (Showtime)
  2. The Leftovers (HBO)
  3. Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
  4. Review (Comedy Central)
  5. The Good Place (NBC)
  6. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  7. Baskets (FX)
  8. The Deuce (HBO)
  9. Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)
  10. Search Party (TBS)
Caitlin PenzeyMoog View full list
  1. The Americans (FX)
  2. You're the Worst (FXX)
  3. The Good Place (NBC)
  4. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  5. Insecure (HBO)
  6. Lady Dynamite (Netflix)
  7. Legion (FX)
  8. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  9. Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (Netflix)
  10. GLOW (Netflix)
Dennis Perkins View full list
  1. Twin Peaks (Showtime)
  2. The Good Place (NBC)
  3. Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
  4. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
  5. Better Things (FX)
  6. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  7. Review (Comedy Central)
  8. Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)
  9. Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
  10. Big Mouth (Netflix)
Clayton Purdom View full list
  1. Twin Peaks (Showtime)
  2. The Leftovers (HBO)
  3. Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)
  4. Big Little Lies (HBO)
  5. Mindhunter (Netflix)
  6. The Deuce (HBO)
  7. The Young Pope (HBO)
  8. Legion (FX)
  9. Vice Nightly News (HBO)
  10. Silicon Valley (HBO)
A.V. Club
Emily L. Stephens View full list
  1. The Americans (FX)
  2. Review (Comedy Central)
  3. The Good Place (NBC)
  4. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
  5. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  6. Twin Peaks (Showtime)
  7. American Gods (Starz)
  8. GLOW (Netflix)
  9. Insecure (HBO)
  10. Big Mouth (Netflix)
Megan McLachlan View full list
  1. The President Show (Comedy Central)
  2. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
  3. GLOW (Netflix)
  4. Mindhunter (Netflix)
  5. Schitt's Creek (Pop)
  6. Search Party (TBS)
  7. Insecure (HBO)
  8. Baskets (FX)
  9. Master of None (Netflix)
  10. Big Little Lies (HBO)
  11. FEUD: Bette and Joan (FX)
Joey Moser View full list
  1. Master of None (Netflix)
  2. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
  3. Mindhunter (Netflix)
  4. Big Little Lies (HBO)
  5. Difficult People (Hulu)
  6. GLOW (Netflix)
  7. Will & Grace (NBC)
  8. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  9. Big Mouth (Netflix)
  10. Insecure (HBO)
Awards Daily
Clarence Moye View full list
  1. The Leftovers (HBO)
  2. Master of None (Netflix)
  3. GLOW (Netflix)
  4. Twin Peaks (Showtime)
  5. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  6. Big Little Lies (HBO)
  7. FEUD: Bette and Joan (FX)
  8. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
  9. Mindhunter (Netflix)
  10. The Crown (Netflix)
The Boob Tube Dude
Ryan McGee View full list
  1. The Leftovers (HBO)
  2. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  3. Better Things (FX)
  4. Review (Comedy Central)
  5. The Good Place (NBC)
  6. Twin Peaks (Showtime)
  7. American Vandal (Netflix)
  8. Chris Gethard: Career Suicide (HBO)
  9. Jane the Virgin (The CW)
  10. Wynonna Earp (Syfy)
Boston Globe
Matthew Gilbert View full list
  1. Better Things (FX)
  2. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  3. Big Little Lies (HBO)
  4. The Deuce (HBO)
  5. Insecure (HBO)
  6. Alias Grace (Netflix)
  7. Master of None (Netflix)
  8. Difficult People (Hulu)
  9. The Good Place (NBC)
  10. Sneaky Pete (Amazon)
BuddyTV
John Kubicek View full list
  1. Master of None (Netflix)
  2. American Vandal (Netflix)
  3. This Is Us (NBC)
  4. GLOW (Netflix)
  5. Riverdale (The CW)
  6. 13 Reasons Why (Netflix)
  7. The Good Place (NBC)
  8. Marvel's The Punisher (Netflix)
  9. Big Little Lies (HBO)
  10. Game of Thrones (HBO)
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Mark Dawidziak View full list
  1. Black Mirror (Netflix)
  2. Mindhunter (Netflix)
  3. Big Little Lies (HBO)
  4. The Vietnam War (PBS)
  5. Master of None (Netflix)
  6. Fargo (FX)
  7. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  8. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  9. The Good Place (NBC)
  10. Godless (Netflix)
Laura Hurley View full list
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
  • Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • GLOW (Netflix)
  • The Good Doctor (ABC)
  • The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  • Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC)
  • Marvel's The Punisher (Netflix)
  • Mindhunter (Netflix)
  • Outlander (Starz)
  • Stranger Things (Netflix)
CinemaBlend
Mick Joest View full list
  1. This Is Us (NBC)
  2. The Good Place (NBC)
  3. Vice Principals (HBO)
  4. Legion (FX)
  5. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  6. Riverdale (The CW)
  7. Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)
  8. Desus & Mero (Viceland)
  9. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
  10. Stranger Things (Netflix)
Chris Cabin View full list
  1. Twin Peaks (Showtime)
  2. She's Gotta Have It (Netflix)
  3. Better Things (FX)
  4. Mindhunter (Netflix)
  5. The Deuce (HBO)
  6. American Gods (Starz)
  7. The Girlfriend Experience (Starz)
  8. Easy (Netflix)
  9. The Good Place (NBC)
  10. Dear White People (Netflix)
Collider
Allison Keene View full list
  1. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  2. Twin Peaks (Showtime)
  3. The Crown (Netflix)
  4. Big Little Lies (HBO)
  5. Downward Dog (ABC)
  6. Mindhunter (Netflix)
  7. Legion (FX)
  8. Detroiters (Comedy Central)
  9. The Deuce (HBO)
  10. The Americans (FX)
Colorado Springs Gazette
Terry Terrones View full list
  • The Americans (FX)
  • Billions (Showtime)
  • Big Little Lies (HBO)
  • Downward Dog (ABC)
  • The Good Place (NBC)
  • The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  • Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
  • Outlander (Starz)
  • Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)
  • Veep (HBO)
Complex
Staff View full list
  1. The Leftovers (HBO)
  2. Big Little Lies (HBO)
  3. Mr. Robot (USA)
  4. Legion (FX)
  5. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  6. The Good Place (NBC)
  7. Riverdale (The CW)
  8. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  9. Twin Peaks (Showtime)
  10. Better Things (FX)
Consequence of Sound
Staff View full list
  1. Twin Peaks (Showtime)
  2. Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
  3. Nathan for You (Comedy Central)
  4. Alias Grace (Netflix)
  5. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
  6. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  7. The Leftovers (HBO)
  8. The Deuce (HBO)
  9. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  10. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX)
The Daily Beast
Kevin Fallon View full list
  1. Big Little Lies (HBO)
  2. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  3. The Leftovers (HBO)
  4. Better Things (FX)
  5. Veep (HBO)
  6. Insecure (HBO)
  7. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
  8. This Is Us (NBC)
  9. Girls (HBO)
  10. Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
Deadline
Dominic Patten View full list
  1. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  2. American Gods (Starz)
  3. SMILF (Showtime)
  4. Mindhunter (Netflix)
  5. Manhunt: Unabomber (Discovery)
  6. She's Gotta Have It (Netflix)
  7. Dear White People (Netflix)
  8. GLOW (Netflix)
  9. Riverdale (The CW)
  10. Big Little Lies (HBO)
  11. Legion (FX)
  12. The Rundown with Robin Thede (BET)
  13. The Deuce (HBO)
  14. One Day at a Time (Netflix)
E!
Staff View full list
  1. Big Little Lies (HBO)
  2. This Is Us (NBC)
  3. Insecure (HBO)
  4. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  5. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  6. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
  7. Better Things (FX)
  8. The Good Place (NBC)
  9. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  10. The Real Housewives of New York City (Bravo)
Entertainment Weekly
Darren Franich View full list
  1. GLOW (Netflix)
  2. Twin Peaks (Showtime)
  3. Big Little Lies (HBO)
  4. The Good Place (NBC)
  5. Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)
  6. Insecure (HBO)
  7. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  8. DuckTales (Disney XD)
  9. American Crime (ABC)
  10. Mr. Robot (USA)
Esquire
Tyler Coates, Emma Dibdin, Matt Miller View full list
  1. Twin Peaks (Showtime)
  2. Big Little Lies (HBO)
  3. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  4. The Good Place (NBC)
  5. The Leftovers (HBO)
  6. Master of None (Netflix)
  7. The Deuce (HBO)
  8. The Vietnam War (PBS)
  9. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
  10. At Home With Amy Sedaris (truTV)
FanSided
Patrick Schmidt View full list
  1. The Good Place (NBC)
  2. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  3. Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
  4. Mindhunter (Netflix)
  5. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  6. The Leftovers (HBO)
  7. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  8. Master of None (Netflix)
  9. Marvel's The Punisher (Netflix)
  10. This Is Us (NBC)
Film School Rejects
Staff View full list
  1. Legion (FX)
  2. Twin Peaks (Showtime)
  3. American Vandal (Netflix)
  4. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  5. Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)
  6. The Good Place (NBC)
  7. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  8. American Gods (Starz)
  9. GLOW (Netflix)
  10. Fargo (FX)
Flickering Myth
Samuel Brace View full list
  1. The Young Pope (HBO)
  2. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  3. The Leftovers (HBO)
  4. Mindhunter (Netflix)
  5. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  6. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  7. Twin Peaks (Showtime)
  8. Marvel's The Punisher (Netflix)
  9. Bloodline (Netflix)
  10. Legion (FX)
Flood Magazine
Staff View full list
  1. Twin Peaks (Showtime)
  2. Nathan for You (Comedy Central)
  3. Big Little Lies (HBO)
  4. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  5. Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
  6. Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
  7. American Vandal (Netflix)
  8. GLOW (Netflix)
  9. The Good Place (NBC)
  10. RuPaul's Drag Race (VH1)
GameSpot
Staff View full list
  1. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  2. Twin Peaks (Showtime)
  3. Mindhunter (Netflix)
  4. Big Little Lies (HBO)
  5. The Leftovers (HBO)
  6. GLOW (Netflix)
  7. Legion (FX)
  8. The Good Place (NBC)
  9. Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)
  10. Game of Thrones (HBO)
The Globe and Mail
John Doyle View full list
  • Alias Grace (Netflix)
  • The Americans (FX)
  • Big Little Lies (HBO)
  • Cardinal (CTV)
  • The Deuce (HBO)
  • Fargo (FX)
  • FEUD: Bette and Joan (FX)
  • GLOW (Netflix)
  • The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  • Master of None (Netflix)
  • Mindhunter (Netflix)
  • The Vietnam War (PBS)
Hidden Remote
Cody Schultz View full list
  1. This Is Us (NBC)
  2. The Leftovers (HBO)
  3. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  4. Big Little Lies (HBO)
  5. Shadowhunters (Freeform)
  6. FEUD: Bette and Joan (FX)
  7. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  8. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  9. The Walking Dead (AMC)
  10. The Good Place (NBC)
Daniel Fienberg View full list
  1. Better Things (FX)
  2. Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
  3. The Leftovers (HBO)
  4. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  5. Baskets (FX)
  6. The Vietnam War (PBS)
  7. Lady Dynamite (Netflix)
  8. Fargo (FX)
  9. The Good Place (NBC)
  10. The Rundown with Robin Thede (BET)
The Hollywood Reporter
Tim Goodman View full list
  1. The Leftovers (HBO)
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  6. Patriot (Amazon)
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  8. Game of Thrones (HBO)
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  10. Planet Earth II (BBC America)
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  • Power (Starz)
  • The Sinner (USA)
  • The Vietnam War (PBS)
IGN
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  1. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  2. (tie) The Leftovers (HBO) AND Master of None (Netflix)
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  • Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)
  • Samurai Jack (Adult Swim)
  • Twin Peaks (Showtime)
Indiewire
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  5. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  6. Dear White People (Netflix)
  7. Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
  8. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  9. Master of None (Netflix)
  10. American Vandal (Netflix)
io9
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  6. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  7. Marvel's Runaways (Hulu)
  8. The Expanse (Syfy)
  9. Doctor Who (BBC America)
  10. The Gifted (Fox)
JoBlo
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  6. Master of None (Netflix)
  7. Samurai Jack (Adult Swim)
  8. Twin Peaks (Showtime)
  9. Fargo (FX)
  10. GLOW (Netflix)
Las Vegas Weekly
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  1. Big Little Lies (HBO)
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  4. The Americans (FX)
  5. The Good Place (NBC)
  6. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
  7. GLOW (Netflix)
  8. Search Party (TBS)
  9. The Deuce (HBO)
  10. You're the Worst (FXX)
Lincoln Journal Star
Jeff Korbelik View full list
  1. The Leftovers (HBO)
  2. Big Little Lies (HBO)
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  4. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
  5. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  6. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  7. The Americans (FX)
  8. The Good Place (NBC)
  9. GLOW (Netflix)
  10. The Vietnam War (PBS)
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  • The Keepers (Netflix)
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  • The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (CBS)
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  • Saturday Night Live (NBC)
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  • Stranger Things (Netflix)
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Los Angeles Times
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  • American Gods (Starz)
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  • Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
  • Legion (FX)
  • No Activity (CBS All Access)
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Metro
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  • Legion (FX)
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  • Vice Principals (HBO)
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  • Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell (Adult Swim)
Monkeys Fighting Robots
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  5. The Gifted (Fox)
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  7. American Gods (Starz)
  8. The Tick (Amazon)
  9. Dear White People (Netflix)
  10. The Deuce (HBO)
New York Daily News
Kate Feldman View full list
  1. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  2. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
  3. Big Little Lies (HBO)
  4. American Vandal (Netflix)
  5. Mindhunter (Netflix)
  6. GLOW (Netflix)
  7. American Gods (Starz)
  8. One Day at a Time (Netflix)
  9. The Good Fight (CBS All Access)
  10. The Deuce (HBO)
New York Post
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  5. Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (Netflix)
  6. The Leftovers (HBO)
  7. The Good Place (NBC)
  8. Black Sails (Starz)
  9. Narcos (Netflix)
  10. American Gods (Starz)
The New York Times
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  • American Vandal (Netflix)
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  • Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
  • Lady Dynamite (Netflix)
  • The Leftovers (HBO)
  • One Day at a Time (Netflix)
  • Twin Peaks (Showtime)
The New Yorker
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  1. The Leftovers (HBO)
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  • Big Little Lies (HBO)
  • Broad City (Comedy Central)
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  • The Deuce (HBO)
  • GLOW (Netflix)
  • Jane the Virgin (The CW)
  • Lady Dynamite (Netflix)
  • One Mississippi (Amazon)
  • Search Party (TBS)
Newsday
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  1. The Vietnam War (PBS)
  2. Better Call Saul (AMC)
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  4. Twin Peaks (Showtime)
  5. The Crown (Netflix)
  6. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  7. Veep (HBO)
  8. Insecure (HBO)
  9. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  10. The Good Place (NBC)
NOW (Toronto)
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  1. Master of None (Netflix)
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  4. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  5. Baroness von Sketch Show (IFC)
  6. The Deuce (HBO)
  7. Insecure (HBO)
  8. The Good Place (NBC)
  9. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  10. 13 Reasons Why (Netflix)
Eric Deggans View full list
  • Better Things (FX)
  • Big Little Lies (HBO)
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  • The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
  • Master of None (Netflix)
  • [various Netflix stand-up specials]
  • Ozark (Netflix)
  • Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
  • The Vietnam War (PBS)
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  • American Vandal (Netflix)
  • Big Little Lies (HBO)
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  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
  • The Good Place (NBC)
  • Insecure (HBO)
  • Late Night With Seth Meyers (NBC)
  • Master of None (Netflix)
  • One Day at a Time (Netflix)
  • Speechless (ABC)
NPR
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  • American Gods (Starz)
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  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
  • Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (BBC America)
  • The Good Place (NBC)
  • Legion (FX)
  • RuPaul's Drag Race (VH1)
  • Search Party (TBS)
  • Twin Peaks (Showtime)
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David Bianculli View full list
  1. Better Call Saul (AMC)
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  4. Fargo (FX)
  5. Legion (FX)
  6. Mindhunter (Netflix)
  7. Black Mirror (Netflix)
  8. The Americans (FX)
  9. The Good Place (NBC)
  10. Big Little Lies (HBO)
  11. The Deuce (HBO)
Observer [formerly New York Observer]
Brandon Katz View full list
  1. The Leftovers (HBO)
  2. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  3. Master of None (Netflix)
  4. American Vandal (Netflix)
  5. Mindhunter (Netflix)
  6. The Deuce (HBO)
  7. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  8. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  9. GLOW (Netflix)
  10. The Good Place (NBC)
Omaha World-Herald
Micah Mertes View full list
  1. The Leftovers (HBO)
  2. The Good Place (NBC)
  3. Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
  4. Big Little Lies (HBO)
  5. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  6. Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)
  7. GLOW (Netflix)
  8. American Vandal (Netflix)
  9. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
  10. Vice Principals (HBO)
The Oregonian
Kristi Turnquist View full list
  1. The Vietnam War (PBS)
  2. Big Little Lies (HBO)
  3. GLOW (Netflix)
  4. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  5. FEUD: Bette and Joan (FX)
  6. Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
  7. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  8. The Crown (Netflix)
  9. Fargo (FX)
  10. The Deuce (HBO)
Paste
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  1. The Leftovers (HBO)
  2. The Good Place (NBC)
  3. The Americans (FX)
  4. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  5. Twin Peaks (Showtime)
  6. Insecure (HBO)
  7. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
  8. The Deuce (HBO)
  9. Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
  10. Better Things (FX)
People
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  1. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  2. Big Little Lies (HBO)
  3. FEUD: Bette and Joan (FX)
  4. The Vietnam War (PBS)
  5. Will & Grace (NBC)
  6. Twin Peaks (Showtime)
  7. The Crown (Netflix)
  8. Young Sheldon (CBS)
  9. Brockmire (IFC)
  10. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Philadelphia Daily News
Ellen Gray View full list
  1. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  2. The Leftovers (HBO)
  3. Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
  4. Black-ish (ABC)
  5. One Day at a Time (Netflix)
  6. The Vietnam War (PBS)
  7. The Crown (Netflix)
  8. Insecure (HBO)
  9. Big Little Lies (HBO)
  10. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Rob Owen View full list
  1. Mindhunter (Netflix)
  2. FEUD: Bette and Joan (FX)
  3. This Is Us (NBC)
  4. Trial & Error (NBC)
  5. Downward Dog (ABC)
  6. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  7. The Good Place (NBC)
  8. The Good Fight (CBS All Access)
  9. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
  10. Bates Motel (A&E)
The Playlist
Staff View full list
  1. Twin Peaks (Showtime)
  2. Mindhunter (Netflix)
  3. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  4. The Leftovers (HBO)
  5. Godless (Netflix)
  6. Dear White People (Netflix)
  7. Alias Grace (Netflix)
  8. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  9. Master of None (Netflix)
  10. Big Little Lies (HBO)
PopCrush
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  • American Horror Story: Cult (FX)
  • Bates Motel (A&E)
  • Catastrophe (Amazon)
  • FEUD: Bette and Joan (FX)
  • Full Frontal With Samantha Bee (TBS)
  • Great News (NBC)
  • How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)
  • The Leftovers (HBO)
  • My Secret Romance (OCN)
  • Narcos (Netflix)
  • Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Bravo)
  • Riverdale (The CW)
  • RuPaul's Drag Race (VH1)
  • Stranger Things (Netflix)
  • This Is Us (NBC)
  • Transparent (Amazon)
  • Veep (HBO)
PopCulture.com
Stephen AndrewView full list
  1. GLOW (Netflix)
  2. Twin Peaks (Showtime)
  3. Big Little Lies (HBO)
  4. The Good Place (NBC)
  5. Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)
  6. Insecure (HBO)
  7. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  8. DuckTales (Disney XD)
  9. American Crime (ABC)
  10. Mr. Robot (USA)
PopSugar
Quinn Keaney View full list
  • 13 Reasons Why (Netflix)
  • American Gods (Starz)
  • American Vandal (Netflix)
  • Big Little Lies (HBO)
  • Chewing Gum (Netflix)
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
  • Fargo (FX)
  • FEUD: Bette and Joan (FX)
  • Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • GLOW (Netflix)
  • The Good Doctor (ABC)
  • The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  • Insecure (HBO)
  • The Leftovers (HBO)
  • Master of None (Netflix)
  • One Day at a Time (Netflix)
  • Queen Sugar (OWN)
  • Stranger Things (Netflix)
  • This Is Us (NBC)
  • The Young Pope (HBO)
Reason.com
Glenn Garvin View full list
  • Sean Spicer’s news conferences
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    2. The Deuce (HBO)
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    4. Five Came Back (Netflix)
    5. Homeland (Showtime)
    6. Taboo (FX)
    7. Mr. Mercedes (AT&T/DirecTV)
    8. FEUD: Bette and Joan (FX)
    9. Big Little Lies (HBO)
    10. The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
    11. Lucifer (Fox)
    12. Preacher (AMC)
    The Ringer
    Alison Herman View full list
    1. The Young Pope (HBO)
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    4. The Keepers (Netflix)
    5. Big Little Lies (HBO)
    6. Riverdale (The CW)
    7. Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
    8. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
    9. The Good Place (NBC)
    10. Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)
    Allison Shoemaker View full list
    1. Alias Grace (Netflix)
    2. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
    3. The Good Place (NBC)
    4. Twin Peaks (Showtime)
    5. The Leftovers (HBO)
    6. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
    7. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
    8. Big Little Lies (HBO)
    9. Legion (FX)
    10. Five Came Back (Netflix)
    RogerEbert.com
    Brian Tallerico View full list
    1. Twin Peaks (Showtime)
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    4. Master of None (Netflix)
    5. Big Little Lies (HBO)
    6. The Vietnam War (PBS)
    7. The Good Place (NBC)
    8. Mindhunter (Netflix)
    9. Better Things (FX)
    10. Dear White People (Netflix)
    Rolling Stone
    Rob Sheffield View full list
    1. Twin Peaks (Showtime)
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    3. The Leftovers (HBO)
    4. The Good Place (NBC)
    5. The Deuce (HBO)
    6. Patton Oswalt: Annihilation (Netflix)
    7. Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)
    8. Insecure (HBO)
    9. Stranger Things (Netflix)
    10. Game of Thrones (HBO)
    Salon
    Melanie McFarland View full list
    • American Gods (Starz)
    • Better Call Saul (AMC)
    • Better Things (FX)
    • Brockmire (IFC)
    • Dear White People (Netflix)
    • The Deuce (HBO)
    • FEUD: Bette and Joan (FX)
    • GLOW (Netflix)
    • The Good Place (NBC)
    • The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
    • Hap & Leonard (Sundance)
    • Insecure (HBO)
    • The Leftovers (HBO)
    • Legion (FX)
    • One Day at a Time (Netflix)
    • Queen Sugar (OWN)
    • She's Gotta Have It (Netflix)
    • Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
    The Salt Lake Tribune
    Scott D. Pierce View full list
    1. Game of Thrones (HBO)
    2. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
    3. The Vietnam War (PBS)
    4. Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
    5. Better Call Saul (AMC)
    6. The Good Place (NBC)
    7. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
    8. Mindhunter (Netflix)
    9. Big Little Lies (HBO)
    10. The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (CBS)
    San Antonio Express-News
    Jeanne Jakle View full list
    1. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
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    3. Ozark (Netflix)
    4. Big Little Lies (HBO)
    5. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
    6. Stranger Things (Netflix)
    7. Will & Grace (NBC)
    8. Master of None (Netflix)
    9. FEUD: Bette and Joan (FX)
    10. GLOW (Netflix)
    San Francisco Chronicle
    David Wiegand View full list
    1. The Long Road Home (Nat Geo)
    2. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
    3. The Deuce (HBO)
    4. I Love Dick (Amazon)
    5. Ozark (Netflix)
    6. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
    7. The Vietnam War (PBS)
    8. GLOW (Netflix)
    9. Legion (FX)
    10. One Day at a Time (Netflix)
    San Jose Mercury News
    Chuck Barney View full list
    1. Big Little Lies (HBO)
    2. Better Things (FX)
    3. The Leftovers (HBO)
    4. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
    5. Mindhunter (Netflix)
    6. FEUD: Bette and Joan (FX)
    7. Game of Thrones (HBO)
    8. The Good Place (NBC)
    9. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
    10. The Deuce (HBO)
    Britt Hayes View full list
    1. Twin Peaks (Showtime)
    2. The Leftovers (HBO)
    3. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
    4. Legion (FX)
    5. Nathan for You (Comedy Central)
    6. Mindhunter (Netflix)
    7. The Deuce (HBO)
    8. Better Things (FX)
    9. Fargo (FX)
    10. GLOW (Netflix)
    ScreenCrush
    Kevin Fitzpatrick View full list
    1. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
    2. American Vandal (Netflix)
    3. Dear White People (Netflix)
    4. The Leftovers (HBO)
    5. Master of None (Netflix)
    6. Big Little Lies (HBO)
    7. The Good Place (NBC)
    8. GLOW (Netflix)
    9. Legion (FX)
    10. Big Mouth (Netflix)
    Sioux City Journal
    Bruce R. Miller View full list
    1. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
    2. Big Little Lies (HBO)
    3. Ozark (Netflix)
    4. American Vandal (Netflix)
    5. FEUD: Bette and Joan (FX)
    6. Fargo (FX)
    7. Brockmire (IFC)
    8. Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
    9. Superstore (NBC)
    10. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
    Slant
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    1. The Leftovers (HBO)
    2. Dear White People (Netflix)
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    4. Better Things (FX)
    5. The Deuce (HBO)
    6. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
    7. GLOW (Netflix)
    8. The Girlfriend Experience (Starz)
    9. American Gods (Starz)
    10. Mindhunter (Netflix)
    Slate
    Willa Paskin View full list
    1. The Leftovers (HBO)
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    5. Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
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    7. Insecure (HBO)
    8. Big Little Lies (HBO)
    9. Catastrophe (Amazon)
    10. GLOW (Netflix)
    Splitsider
    Erik Abriss View full list
    1. Nathan for You (Comedy Central)
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    5. Review (Comedy Central)
    6. At Home With Amy Sedaris (truTV)
    7. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX)
    8. The Carmichael Show (NBC)
    9. Lady Dynamite (Netflix)
    10. Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories (Adult Swim)
    SpoilerTV
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    1. The Leftovers (HBO)
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    6. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
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    9. Sweet/Vicious (MTV)
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    • Better Things (FX)
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    • I'm Dying Up Here (Showtime)
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    • Master of None (Netflix)
    • Sean Spicer’s news conferences
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    • Alias Grace (Netflix)
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    6. Mindhunter (Netflix)
    7. American Vandal (Netflix)
    8. Godless (Netflix)
    9. One Day at a Time (Netflix)
    10. Downward Dog (ABC)
    Thrillist
    John Sellers View full list
    1. Twin Peaks (Showtime)
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    4. Difficult People (Hulu)
    5. The Deuce (HBO)
    6. Better Call Saul (AMC)
    7. Silicon Valley (HBO)
    8. Mindhunter (Netflix)
    9. Game of Thrones (HBO)
    10. American Vandal (Netflix)
    Time
    Daniel D'Addario View full list
    1. Better Things (FX)
    2. Big Little Lies (HBO)
    3. The Leftovers (HBO)
    4. FEUD: Bette and Joan (FX)
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    6. Alias Grace (Netflix)
    7. I Love Dick (Amazon)
    8. Mindhunter (Netflix)
    9. Witness World Wide (YouTube)
    10. The Deuce (HBO)
    The Tracking Board
    Linda Ge View full list
    1. Master of None (Netflix)
    2. The Good Place (NBC)
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    4. American Gods (Starz)
    5. Sweet/Vicious (MTV)
    6. American Vandal (Netflix)
    7. Marvel's Runaways (Hulu)
    8. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
    9. The Bold Type (Freeform)
    10. Dear White People (Netflix)
    TV by the Numbers
    "The Masked Scheduler" View full list
    1. Better Call Saul (AMC)
    2. The Americans (FX)
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    4. Game of Thrones (HBO)
    5. Master of None (Netflix)
    6. GLOW (Netflix)
    7. Mae Young Classic (WWE)
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    Comments (22)

    • ohgoshhi  

      For the most part this list is respectable, but it has one glaring exception. Taboo may have been the best show of the year; top 5 at worst. Not being on the list at all is astounding.

    • PaulContinuum  

      Here are some top 10 TV of the year you may have missed!
      PopCulture.TV: popculture.com/tv-shows/2017/…
      1. GLOW
      2. Twin Peaks
      3. Big Little Lies
      4. The Good Place
      5. Rick and Morty
      6. Insecure
      7. The Handmaid’s Tale
      8. DuckTales
      9. American Crime
      10. Mr. Robot

      Clarence Moye's Awards Daily Podcast: awardsdaily.com/2017/12/18/wcp…
      1. The Leftovers
      2. Master of None
      3. GLOW
      4. Twin Peaks
      5. Big Little Lies
      6. Feud: Bette and Joan
      7. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
      8. Mindhunter
      9. The Crown
      10. Schitt’s Creek

      SpoilerTV: https://www.spoilertv.com/2017/12/the-spoilertv-top-20-shows-of-year-2017.html …
      1. The Leftovers
      2. Big Little Lies
      3. Game of Thrones
      4. This Is Us
      5. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
      6. The Handmaid’s Tale
      7. Stranger Things
      8. The Good Place
      9. Sweet/Vicious
      10. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

      Vice (8 shows, non-numerical): vice.com/en_us/article/…
      South Park
      Rick and Morty
      Nathan for You
      American Vandal
      Bojack Horseman
      Game of Thrones
      Twin Peaks
      The Good Place

      Rotten Tomatoes (all 100% fresh. Tiebreaker: # of critics reviews each received)
      1. Master of None (47 critics)
      2. Dear White People (46),
      3. The Good Fight (43),
      4. The Good Place (34)
      5. Broadchurch (33)
      6. Insecure (32)
      7. American Crime (31)
      8. Silicon Valley (29)
      9. Sneaky Pete (26)
      10. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (21)

      Also, CinemaBlend's rank was from 10 to 1.

      Revised rank:
      https://www.cinemablend.com/television/1751329/the-top-ten-shows-of-2017-according-to-mick#comment-3683823816 …

      1. This is Us
      2. The Good Place
      3. Vice Principals
      4. Legion
      5. The Handmaid’s Tale
      6. Riverdale
      7. Rick and Morty
      8. Desus and Mero
      9. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
      10. Stranger Things

    • DoubleOscar  

      My Top 10

      10. American Vandal
      9. Mr. Robot
      8. Stranger Things
      7. Rick and Morty
      6. Legion
      5. Silicon Valley
      4. Samurai Jack
      3. Mindhunters
      2. Master of None
      1. Fargo

    • MKoilers  

      My top 10)

      1) The Leftovers
      2) Better Call Saul
      3) Twin Peaks
      4) Mr. Robot
      5) Halt and Catch Fire
      6) The Young Pope
      7) Big Little Lies
      The Americans
      9) Legion
      10) The Deuce

      Mr. Robot is my only show not in the top 20 currently. It's really being slept on this year. I guess everyone tuned out after a disappointing season 2 - their loss though.

    • asmanraj  

      My top 10:

      1. The Leftovers
      2. The Handmaid's Tale
      3. Veep
      4. Better Call Saul
      5. Difficult People
      6. Outlander
      7. The Deuce
      8. Survivor's Remorse
      9. National Treasure
      10. Alias Grace

    • cabernet  

      Why are they using the ballots for AV Club's list instead of the final list?

    • Alienware  

      Isn't that a little too much "weight" given to a single site?
      I'm talking about AV Club getting 10 or so lists in.

    • jayydee92  

      Lol @ VoppySmitz spamming every year-end comment section by crapping on the top picks. No one cares.

      Leftovers totally deserves this, slightly might make up for the Emmys ignoring it. Pretty great year for TV in general.

    • jayydee92  

      Lol @ VoppySmitz spamming every year-end comment section by crapping on the top picks. No one cares.

      Leftovers totally deserves this, slightly might make up for the Emmys ignoring it. Pretty great year for TV in general.

    • aydge89  

      My top 10 -

      1. 13 Reasons Why
      2. Curb Your Enthusiasm
      3. Ozark
      4. The Keepers
      5. Homeland
      6. Bosch
      7. Berlin Station
      8. American Crime
      9. Better Call Saul
      10. Designated Survivor

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