Friday, January 1, 2010

Best in Shows

A link-o-rama of as many "Best of" lists as I could find, short version of some favorites on the main page, all of it after the jump.

Best Shows of the Decade
Comedies, Dramas, Reality Shows, Brilliant-But-Canceled, Imports, Miniseries, Honorable Mention Seasons (Alan Sepinwall)
Best of the Decade (AV Club)
Best of the Decade, Honorable Mentions (James Poniewozik)
Top 31 of the Decade (Daniel Fienberg)

Other Rankings and Reviews of the Decade
Decade Review: When TV Became Art (Emily Nussbaum)
Reflections on the Decade (Myles McNutt)
23 Shows That Changed the Decade (Jace Lacob)
Best Reality Seasons (Adam Bonin)
20 Best Live TV Moments (Steve LaBate)

Best Shows of the Year
Top TV Shows of 2009 (Maureen Ryan)
Top Shows of 2009 (James Poniewozik)
Best of 2009 (Alan Sepinwall)
Top of 2009 (Jace Lacob)
Top 20 of 2009 (Daniel Fienberg)

Other Rankings and Reviews of the Year
2009's Best and Worst in Serial Drama (serialdrama.typepad.com)
50 Best Episodes of 2009 (BuddyTV)
2009's Most Interesting Failures (James Poniewozik)
45 Indelible TV Moments from 2009 (AV Club)
Standout TV Actors of 2009 (Tim Goodman)


THE FULL LIST

Best Shows of the Decade
Best TV Series of the Decade (AV Club)
Top 10 of the Decade (THR.com)
100 Shows that Defined the Decade (telegraph.co.uk)
10 Best of the Decade (EW)
Best of the Decade (aol.com)
20 Best TV Shows of the Decade (Paste Magazine's Josh Jackson)
10 Best Food TV Shows of the Decade (Paste Magazine)
Top Shows of the Decade (AP's Frazier Moore and Lynn Elber)
Top 10 Reality Shows of the Decade (ABC's Sheila Marikar)
Best Reality TV of the Decade (Toronto Sun)
Best TV of the Decade (HuffPo's Jake Arky)
Top 10 Comedy Shows of the Decade (Associated Content's Jennifer Thompson)
Best Comedy Series of the Decade, Part 1 & Part 2 (SDD podcast)
Best Drama Series of the Decade (SDD Podcast)
Best TV of the Decade (Times UK)
Top 10 Canadian Shows of the Decade (Macleans' Jaime Weinman)
Most Important Show of the Decade (NPR's Linda Holmes)
Most Important Shows of the Decade (Houston Chronicle's Therese Odell)
Best of the Decade (Niagara Gazette's Phil Dzikiy)
Top Shows of the Decade (Oakland Tribune's Bill Mann)
Top 20 of the Decade (Contra Costa Times' Chuck Barney)
Best Show, Best Shows, 2nd Tier & 3rd Tier (Jason Mittell)
10 Favorite Shows of the Decade (Masked Scheduler)
10 Best Shows of the Decade (Melanie Bourdaa)
Best Series of the Decade (IU Weekend)
Top 3 Shows of the Decade (Aymar Jean Christian)
Introduction, Comedies, Dramas, Reality Shows, Brilliant-But-Canceled, Imports, Miniseries, Honorable Mention Seasons (Alan Sepinwall)
Decade's Best, Part I & Part 2, Best of 2009 (Newestra's Wesley Ambrecht)
Best of the Decade, Honorable Mentions (Time's James Poniewozik)
Best of Decade (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Rob Owen)
Top 31 of the Decade (HitFix's Daniel Fienberg)
Top 50 of the Decade (Ted Friedman)
10 Best of the Decade, Top 11-25 (San Francisco Chronicle's Tim Goodman)


Other Rankings and Reviews of the Decade
Decade Review: When TV Became Art (NY Mag's Emily Nussbaum)
Most Memorable Moments of the Decade (Boston Globe's Matthew Gilbert)
Decade in Review (USA Today's Robert Bianco)
Decade in Review (Tim Goodman)
Thoughts on the Decade (Chicago Tribune's Maureen Ryan)
Reflections on the Decade (Myles McNutt, multiple posts)
23 Shows That Changed the Decade (Jace Lacob)
Best Episodes of the Decade (AV Club, from series not already selected as best)
Decade's Best TV Trends (canada.com)
Decade in Review (Eyeweekly's Joshua Ostroff)
20 Best Live TV Moments of the Decade (Paste's Steve LaBate)
Top 10 Most-Watched Episodes of the Decade (Reuters)
Decade's Best Non-Super Bowl TV Commercials (Adweek)
Decade's Best Super Bowl Commercials (Adweek)
Top 10 Lost Episodes (IGN)
Decade's Most Notable Moments in Sports and Pop Culture (SI.CNN)
Decade's Top British Reality TV Moments (telegraph.co.uk)
Decade's Biggest TV Badasses (Blend Television)
Best One-Season Wonders of the Decade (Tapeworthy)
5 Best UK Shows (Pajiba)
Best of the Geek Decade (Wired)
Decade's Best Villains (Movieline)
Best Reality Seasons of the Decade (List of Things Thrown's Adam Bonin)
Top 10 Blunders of the Decade (Hollywood Reporter)
Top 10 Outrageous Reality TV Moments (Hollywood Reporter)
Decade's Great Catchphrases (Show Patrol's Curt Wagner)
348 Best Reality Shows of the Decade (The Awl)
10 Transformative Trends (Tim Goodman)
TV in the 2000s (Derek Kompare)


Best Shows of the Year
Best TV of 2009 (Jake Arky)
Top 10 of 2009 (Baltimore City Paper)
Top Shows of 2009 (James Poniewozik)
Nielsen's Top 10 rated TV shows, single telecasts and time-shifted programs for 2009
Favorite Shows of 2009 (Zap2It's Amy Amatangelo)
20 Best Shows of the 2000s (Metromix)
9 Best of 2009 (Metromix)
TV's Best in the 2000s (Associated Content's Arn Winchester)
AFI Awards 2009
Best of 2009 (Tim Goodman, multiple posts)
Top TV Shows of 2009 (Maureen Ryan)
Top 10 of the Year (TV Guide's Matt Roush)
Best TV of 2009 (Rob Owen)
2009 in Review (Kathryn Flett, guardian.co.uk)
10 Memorable Shows of 2009 (New York Times' Mike Hale)
Best Shows of 2009 (Myles McNutt)
10 Best Shows of 2009 (MediaBizBloggers' Ed Martin)
10 Best Shows of 2009 (EW's Ken Tucker)
Favorite 2009 Episodes (Staying In)
Best of 2009 (Alan Sepinwall)
Top of 2009 (Jace Lacob)
Favorite TV of 2009 (Kurt Sutter)
Top 20 of 2009 (Daniel Fienberg)
2009 in Review Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV (TV Addict)
Top Shows of 2009 (TV Addict)
Best Shows of 2009 (Salon's Heather Havrilesky)
Best and Worst of 2009 (Aaron Barnhart & Chip Franklin, podcast)
Best of 2009 (NY Magazine)
Best and Worst of 2009 (Washington Post's Hank Stuever)
Top 2009 Shows (St. Petersburg Times' Eric Deggans)
Best of 2009 (CNN.com's Linda Respers France)
10 Best of 2009 (Northwestern's Mike Hughes)
Top 10 of 2009 (Curt Wagner)
Best 30 of 2009 (PopMatters)


Other Rankings and Reviews of the Year
Best TV Lines of 2009 (Twitter thread)
Best Lines of 2009 (Maureen Ryan's list)
Best Lines of 2009 (Sepinwall's commenter army)
Top Episodes of 2009 (James Poniewozik)
Favorite Characters of 2009 (Amy Amatangelo)
WGA 2009 Television Writing Nominees
2009 Golden Globe Nominations
Standout TV Actors of 2009 (Tim Goodman)
Screen Actors Guild 2009 Nominations
Best of Everything 2009 (Amy Amatangelo)
Best Ads of 2009 (Time's Belinda Luscombe)
Performers of the Year (Myles McNutt)
Worst Shows of 2009 (James Poniewozik)
5 Worst Shows of 2009 (Ken Tucker)
Best and Worst Ads of 2009 (Wall Street Journal)
Favorite TV Moments of 2009 (Amy Amatangelo)
2009's Most Interesting Failures (James Poniewozik)
The Year in Reality TV (Reality Blurred)
2009's Bests (Aaron Barnhart)
Top 9 Stories of 2009 (Josef Adalian)
2009's Best and Worst in Serial Drama (serialdrama.typepad.com)
50 Best Episodes of 2009 (BuddyTV)
Best Performances of 2009 (PopMatters)
Best Guilty Pleasure TV (PopMatters)
50 Best Episodes of 2009 (Futon Critic)
Favorite Characters of 2009 (Blend Magazine)
Top Episodes of 2009 (PopMatters)

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