Best TV Shows of the Decade (2010-19)

  • Publish Date: November 25, 2019
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Best-of-the-decade top ten lists

This page will be updated as needed throughout the end of the year.
Last update: January 11, 2020

One problem with TV reviews: For many shows, they only reflect the first few episodes of a given season, which makes it hard to get a sense of a season (or, indeed, series) as a whole after the fact. So, to get a better read on the current consensus and the staying power of each show, we have also aggregated best-of-the-decade lists published by a variety of entertainment publications in late 2019. Individual lists are displayed at the bottom of the page, but in the table below, the most frequently mentioned shows are ranked according to our points system (which gives bonus points for being ranked at the top of a list):

  • 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 of 10 or fewer TV shows
  • 0.5 points for being included on an unranked list of 11-20 shows OR for being included in any position (1-10) in publications that list comedies and dramas separately (so that those publications don't skew the overall results just by virtue of publishing more than one list)
  • No points for shows included on unranked lists of more than 20 shows (or for shows ranked worse than 20th)
TV Shows Mentioned on Most Best of the Decade Top 10 Lists
Show (Network) # 1st Place # 2nd Place # Other Points
1The Leftovers (HBO)731542
2Fleabag (Prime Video)2427.541.5
3Game of Thrones (HBO)621638
4Breaking Bad (AMC)5511.536.5
5The Americans (FX)711336
6Atlanta (FX)152134
7Mad Men (AMC)131322
8BoJack Horseman (Netflix)111621
9Parks and Recreation (NBC)131120
10Stranger Things (Netflix)201016
11The Good Place (NBC)111015
Hannibal (NBC)21715
13Veep (HBO)011113
14Twin Peaks: The Return (Showtime)117.512.5
15Better Call Saul (AMC)001010
16Justified (FX)0099
17Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox/NBC)016.58.5
18Succession (HBO)015.57.5
Watchmen (HBO)201.57.5
20The Walking Dead (AMC)0146
The Good Fight (CBS All Access)0226
Rectify (Sundance)0146

Individual top ten lists

Below are the 46 individual top ten lists used to calculate the standings above. Some critics may list shows without ranking them; such lists are displayed below, without numbers, in alphabetical order. For now, we are including only one list per critic (though that may change if numerous critics

Adweek Jason Lynch View full list
  1. The Americans (FX)
  2. Parks and Recreation (NBC)
  3. The Leftovers (HBO)
  4. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  5. Better Things (FX)
  6. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  7. Atlanta (FX)
  8. Justified (FX)
  9. The Good Fight (CBS All Access)
  10. Community (NBC/Yahoo)
A.V. Club View full list
  1. Breaking Bad (AMC)
  2. Mad Men (AMC)
  3. Atlanta (FX)
  4. Parks and Recreation (NBC)
  5. The Americans (FX)
  6. The Good Place (NBC)
  7. The Leftovers (HBO)
  8. Bob's Burgers (Fox)
  9. 30 Rock (NBC)
  10. Fleabag (Prime Video)
Buzzfeed Nora Dominick View full list
  1. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  2. Fleabag (Prime Video)
  3. Breaking Bad (AMC)
  4. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  5. The Office (NBC)
  6. Veep (HBO)
  7. Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
  8. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox/NBC)
  9. How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)
  10. Chernobyl (HBO)
ComingSoon Maggie Dela Paz View full list
  1. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  2. Killing Eve (BBC America)
  3. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  4. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime Video)
  5. Fleabag (Prime Video)
  6. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox/NBC)
  7. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  8. The Crown (Netflix)
  9. Westworld (HBO)
  10. Big Little Lies (HBO)
ComingSoon Kylie Hemmert View full list
  1. Hannibal (NBC)
  2. The Walking Dead (AMC)
  3. Justified (FX)
  4. The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix)
  5. Mr. Mercedes (DirectTV)
  6. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  7. The End of the F***ing World (Netflix)
  8. Sharp Objects (HBO)
  9. Mindhunter (Netflix)
  10. Penny Dreadful (Showtime)
ComingSoon Grant Hermanns View full list
  1. Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)
  2. Atlanta (FX)
  3. Westworld (HBO)
  4. The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix)
  5. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  6. Key & Peele (Comedy Central)
  7. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  8. Louie (FX)
  9. The Walking Dead (AMC)
  10. Hannibal (NBC)
ComingSoon Grant Hermanns View full list
  1. Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)
  2. Atlanta (FX)
  3. Westworld (HBO)
  4. The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix)
  5. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  6. Key & Peele (Comedy Central)
  7. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  8. Louie (FX)
  9. The Walking Dead (AMC)
  10. Hannibal (NBC)
Consequence of Sound View full list
  1. The Americans (FX)
  2. Breaking Bad (AMC)
  3. Mad Men (AMC)
  4. Nathan for You (Comedy Central)
  5. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  6. Fleabag (Prime Video)
  7. Twin Peaks: The Return (Showtime)
  8. Veep (HBO)
  9. Atlanta (FX)
  10. Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
The Custard TV Luke Knowles View full list
  1. The Americans (FX)
  2. The Bridge (BBC2/BBC4)
  3. Happy Valley (Netflix)
  4. The Leftovers (HBO)
  5. Mum (BBC2)
  6. Chernobyl (HBO)
  7. Succession (HBO)
  8. Line of Duty (BBC2)
  9. Car Share (BBC)
  10. Utopia (Channel 4)
Decider View full list
  1. Breaking Bad (AMC)
  2. Parks and Recreation (NBC)
  3. Mad Men (AMC)
  4. Veep (HBO)
  5. Fleabag (Prime Video)
  6. The Americans (FX)
  7. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  8. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX)
  9. The Assassination of Gianni Versace (FX)
  10. The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX)
  11. Atlanta (FX)
The Detroit News Tom Long View full list
  1. The Leftovers (HBO)
  2. Watchmen (HBO)
  3. Fleabag (Prime Video)
  4. Killing Eve (BBC America)
  5. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  6. Succession (HBO)
  7. The Americans (FX)
  8. Justified (FX)
  9. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  10. Happy Valley (Netflix)
  11. The Crown (Netflix)
  12. Fargo (FX)
entertainment.ie View full list
  1. Fleabag (Prime Video)
  2. Breaking Bad (AMC)
  3. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  4. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX)
  5. Chernobyl (HBO)
  6. Succession (HBO)
  7. Mad Men (AMC)
  8. True Detective (HBO)
  9. Schitt's Creek (Pop)
  10. The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
Entertainment Weekly Kristen Baldwin View full list
  1. The Leftovers (HBO)
  2. The Good Fight (CBS All Access)
  3. Mad Men (AMC)
  4. American Crime Story (FX) [The Assassination of Gianni Versace -AND- The People v. O.J. Simpson]
  5. Better Things (FX)
  6. Veep (HBO)
  7. Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
  8. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox/NBC)
  9. The Fall (Netflix)
  10. The Comeback (HBO)
Entertainment Weekly Darren Franich View full list
  1. Mad Men (AMC)
  2. Atlanta (FX)
  3. Twin Peaks: The Return (Showtime)
  4. Adventure Time (Cartoon Network)
  5. Community (NBC/Yahoo)
  6. The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX)
  7. The Good Fight (CBS All Access)
  8. Hannibal (NBC)
  9. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  10. The Trip (BBC)
Esquire View full list
  1. Atlanta (FX)
  2. Breaking Bad (AMC)
  3. Mad Men (AMC)
  4. The Americans (FX)
  5. Fleabag (Prime Video)
  6. Black Mirror (Netflix)
  7. Bob's Burgers (Fox)
  8. Parks and Recreation (NBC)
  9. Veep (HBO)
  10. Game of Thrones (HBO)
Film School Rejects View full list
  1. Fleabag (Prime Video)
  2. Breaking Bad (AMC)
  3. The Leftovers (HBO)
  4. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  5. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  6. Barry (HBO)
  7. Atlanta (FX)
  8. Twin Peaks: The Return (Showtime)
  9. Succession (HBO)
  10. The Good Place (NBC)
GamesRadar+ Staff consensus View full list
  1. Breaking Bad (AMC)
  2. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  3. Fleabag (Prime Video)
  4. Community (NBC/Yahoo)
  5. Parks and Recreation (NBC)
  6. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  7. Hannibal (NBC)
  8. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox/NBC)
  9. Mad Men (AMC)
  10. The Leftovers (HBO)
Gizmodo Australia Leah Williams View full list
  • Adventure Time (Cartoon Network)
  • Atlanta (FX)
  • Barry (HBO)
  • Black Mirror (Netflix)
  • BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox/NBC)
  • Fargo (FX)
  • Fleabag (Prime Video)
  • Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • The Good Place (NBC)
  • The Leftovers (HBO)
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime Video)
  • Stranger Things (Netflix)
  • Westworld (HBO)
Goomba Stomp View full list
  1. Breaking Bad (AMC)
  2. Hannibal (NBC)
  3. The Leftovers (HBO)
  4. Justified (FX)
  5. The Americans (FX)
  6. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  7. Mad Men (AMC)
  8. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  9. Parks and Recreation (NBC)
  10. Community (NBC/Yahoo)
The Hollywood Reporter Dan Fienberg View full list
  1. Parks and Recreation (NBC)
  2. Rectify (Sundance)
  3. Mad Men (AMC)
  4. Breaking Bad (AMC)
  5. 30 for 30 (ESPN)
  6. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  7. Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
  8. The Leftovers (HBO)
  9. Atlanta (FX)
  10. Better Things (FX)
The Independent View full list
  1. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  2. Succession (HBO)
  3. This Is England (Channel 4)
  4. Fleabag (Prime Video)
  5. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  6. Blue Planet II (BBC America)
  7. Black Mirror (Netflix)
  8. The Vietnam War (PBS)
  9. Patrick Melrose (Showtime)
  10. Love Island (ITV2)
IndieWire View full list
  1. The Leftovers (HBO)
  2. Fleabag (Prime Video)
  3. Breaking Bad (AMC)
  4. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  5. Hannibal (NBC)
  6. Veep (HBO)
  7. 30 Rock (NBC)
  8. The Americans (FX)
  9. Parks and Recreation (NBC)
  10. Atlanta (FX)
Junkee Cameron Williams View full list
  1. Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
  2. The Leftovers (HBO)
  3. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  4. The Jink (HBO)
  5. Catastrophe (Prime Video)
  6. The Katering Show (YouTube)
  7. The Good Wife (CBS)
  8. Atlanta (FX)
  9. The Great British Baking Show (PBS/Netflix)
  10. Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Mandatory View full list
  1. The Leftovers (HBO)
  2. Atlanta (FX)
  3. Westworld (HBO)
  4. Fargo (FX)
  5. Schitt's Creek (Pop)
  6. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  7. Narcos (Netflix)
  8. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  9. Silicon Valley (HBO)
  10. When They See Us (Netflix)
Mashable View full list
  • The Americans (FX)
  • Atlanta (FX)
  • Barry (HBO)
  • Bob's Burgers (Fox)
  • BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  • Broad City (Comedy Central)
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox/NBC)
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
  • Enlightened (HBO)
  • Fleabag (Prime Video)
  • Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • Jane the Virgin (The CW)
  • The Leftovers (HBO)
  • Ramy (Hulu)
  • Veep (HBO)
Metro UK View full list
  1. Pose (FX)
  2. Fleabag (Prime Video)
  3. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  4. Peaky Blinders (Netflix)
  5. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  6. Killing Eve (BBC America)
  7. The Crown (Netflix)
  8. The Great British Baking Show (PBS/Netflix)
  9. Girls (HBO)
  10. Love Island (ITV2)
Newsday Verne Gay View full list
  1. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  2. House of Cards (Netflix)
  3. Empire (Fox)
  4. The Office (NBC)
  5. Breaking Bad (AMC)
  6. Mad Men (AMC)
  7. Louie (FX)
  8. The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX)
  9. Veep (HBO)
  10. The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
  11. NCIS (CBS)
NME View full list
  1. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  2. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  3. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX)
  4. Fleabag (Prime Video)
  5. Black Mirror (Netflix)
  6. Catastrophe (Prime Video)
  7. The Walking Dead (AMC)
  8. Breaking Bad (AMC)
  9. Peaky Blinders (Netflix)
  10. Making a Murderer (Netflix)
Pajiba View full list
  • The Americans (FX)
  • Atlanta (FX)
  • Barry (HBO)
  • Better Call Saul (AMC)
  • BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox/NBC)
  • Community (NBC/Yahoo)
  • Fleabag (Prime Video)
  • The Good Place (NBC)
  • Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
  • Justified (FX)
  • The Leftovers (HBO)
  • Mad Men (AMC)
  • Patriot (Prime Video)
  • Russian Doll (Netflix)
  • Steven Universe (Cartoon Network)
  • Succession (HBO)
  • Twin Peaks: The Return (Showtime)
  • Veep (HBO)
  • Watchmen (HBO)
Paste View full list
  1. Breaking Bad (AMC)
  2. Mad Men (AMC)
  3. The Americans (FX)
  4. Planet Earth II / Blue Planet II (BBC America)
  5. Fleabag (Prime Video)
  6. Adventure Time (Cartoon Network)
  7. The Good Place (NBC)
  8. Atlanta (FX)
  9. Parks and Recreation (NBC)
  10. The Great British Baking Show (PBS/Netflix)
People Tom Gliatto View full list
  • American Horror Story (FX)
  • The Americans (FX)
  • Community (NBC/Yahoo)
  • Downton Abbey (PBS)
  • Enlightened (HBO)
  • Fleabag (Prime Video)
  • Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • Girls (HBO)
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX)
  • Parks and Recreation (NBC)
  • Scandal (ABC)
  • Stranger Things (Netflix)
The Playlist View full list
  1. Twin Peaks: The Return (Showtime)
  2. Atlanta (FX)
  3. The Americans (FX)
  4. The Leftovers (HBO)
  5. Breaking Bad (AMC)
  6. Louie (FX)
  7. Mad Men (AMC)
  8. The Knick (Cinemax)
  9. Fleabag (Prime Video)
  10. 30 Rock (NBC)
RogerEbert.com Allison Shoemaker and Brian Tallerico View full list
  1. The Americans (FX)
  2. Mad Men (AMC)
  3. Breaking Bad (AMC)
  4. The Leftovers (HBO)
  5. Fleabag (Prime Video)
  6. Hannibal (NBC)
  7. Atlanta (FX)
  8. The Good Place (NBC)
  9. Parks and Recreation (NBC)
  10. Twin Peaks: The Return (Showtime)
Rolling Stone Alan Sepinwall View full list
  1. The Leftovers (HBO)
  2. Parks and Recreation (NBC)
  3. Breaking Bad (AMC)
  4. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  5. Fleabag (Prime Video)
  6. The Americans (FX)
  7. Atlanta (FX)
  8. Justified (FX)
  9. Rectify (Sundance)
  10. Better Things (FX)
Salon Melanie McFarland View full list
  1. The Leftovers (HBO)
  2. The Americans (FX)
  3. Fleabag (Prime Video)
  4. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  5. Rectify (Sundance)
  6. Insecure (HBO)
  7. Justified (FX)
  8. The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX)
  9. The Good Wife (CBS)
  10. Atlanta (FX)
The Salt Lake Tribune Scott D. Pierce View full list
  1. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  2. The Good Fight (CBS All Access)
  3. The Good Wife (CBS)
  4. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  5. Breaking Bad (AMC)
  6. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
  7. The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
  8. Downton Abbey (PBS)
  9. Jane the Virgin (The CW)
  10. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime Video)
  11. Modern Family (ABC)
  12. The Good Place (NBC)
ScreenCrush Maggie Fremont View full list
  1. The Americans (FX)
  2. The Leftovers (HBO)
  3. Veep (HBO)
  4. Schitt's Creek (Pop)
  5. Fleabag (Prime Video)
  6. Jane the Virgin (The CW)
  7. The Good Place (NBC)
  8. Atlanta (FX)
  9. Bob's Burgers (Fox)
  10. Stranger Things (Netflix)
ScreenRant James Hunt View full list
  1. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  2. Breaking Bad (AMC)
  3. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  4. The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix)
  5. The Good Place (NBC)
  6. Parks and Recreation (NBC)
  7. Hannibal (NBC)
  8. The Walking Dead (AMC)
  9. Twin Peaks: The Return (Showtime)
  10. Fleabag (Prime Video)
Slant View full list
  1. Hannibal (NBC)
  2. Atlanta (FX)
  3. Mad Men (AMC)
  4. Breaking Bad (AMC)
  5. Fleabag (Prime Video)
  6. The Americans (FX)
  7. Louie (FX)
  8. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  9. The Leftovers (HBO)
  10. Twin Peaks: The Return (Showtime)
Slashfilm View full list
  1. Watchmen (HBO)
  2. The Good Place (NBC)
  3. Barry (HBO)
  4. Hannibal (NBC)
  5. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  6. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  7. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox/NBC)
  8. Fleabag (Prime Video)
  9. Mindhunter (Netflix)
  10. American Vandal (Netflix)
Stuff (New Zealand) View full list
  • Atlanta (FX)
  • Black Mirror (Netflix)
  • Breaking Bad (AMC)
  • Chernobyl (HBO)
  • Fleabag (Prime Video)
  • Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • Girls (HBO)
  • Nathan for You (Comedy Central)
  • The Leftovers (HBO)
  • Succession (HBO)
Superhero Hype View full list
  1. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  2. Westworld (HBO)
  3. Watchmen (HBO)
  4. Marvel's Daredevil (Netflix)
  5. The Walking Dead (AMC)
  6. The Expanse (Syfy/Prime Video)
  7. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  8. Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)
  9. Marvel's Jessica Jones (Netflix)
  10. Stargate Universe (Syfy)
Sydney Morning Herald Michael Idato and Paul Kalina View full list
  • Borgen (Link TV)
  • The Crown (Netflix)
  • Fleabag (Prime Video)
  • Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • No Activity [Australian version] (Stan)
  • Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo (ABC1)
  • Redfern Now (ABC1)
  • The Slap (ABC1/DirecTV)
  • Veep (HBO)
  • Wentworth (SoHo/Showcase)
Time Judy Berman View full list View separate list of best miniseries (not included in combined standings)
  • Atlanta (FX)
  • Better Call Saul (AMC)
  • BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  • Enlightened (HBO)
  • Fleabag (Prime Video)
  • The Good Place (NBC)
  • Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
  • The Leftovers (HBO)
  • Mad Men (AMC)
  • Twin Peaks: The Return (Showtime)
TV Guide View full list
  1. The Americans (FX)
  2. Veep (HBO)
  3. The Leftovers (HBO)
  4. Justified (FX)
  5. Atlanta (FX)
  6. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  7. Fleabag (Prime Video)
  8. Schitt's Creek (Pop)
  9. Rectify (Sundance)
  10. Game of Thrones (HBO)
Uproxx View full list
  • The Americans (FX)
  • Atlanta (FX)
  • Better Call Saul (AMC)
  • BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  • Breaking Bad (AMC)
  • Community (NBC/Yahoo)
  • Fleabag (Prime Video)
  • Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
  • Justified (FX)
  • Key and Peele (Comedy Central)
  • The Leftovers (HBO)
  • Mad Men (AMC)
  • Parks and Recreation (NBC)
  • Review (Comedy Central)
USA Today Kelly Lawler View full list
  1. The Americans (FX)
  2. The Leftovers (HBO)
  3. Fleabag (Prime Video)
  4. O.J. Made in America (ESPN)
  5. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  6. Veep (HBO)
  7. Justified (FX)
  8. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
  9. The Good Place (NBC)
  10. Key and Peele (Comedy Central)
Vanity Fair Sonia Saraiya View full list
  1. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  2. Twin Peaks: The Return (Showtime)
  3. Enlightened (HBO)
  4. Steven Universe (Cartoon Network)
  5. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  6. Atlanta (FX)
  7. Rectify (Sundance)
  8. Fleabag (Prime Video)
  9. Broad City (Comedy Central)
  10. The Great British Baking Show (PBS/Netflix)
Variety Caroline Framke and Daniel D'Addario View full list
  1. The Leftovers (HBO)
  2. BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
  3. Enlightened (HBO)
  4. The Americans (FX)
  5. Fleabag (Prime Video)
  6. Atlanta (FX)
  7. The Good Wife (CBS)
  8. Better Call Saul (AMC)
  9. Nathan for You (Comedy Central)
  10. RuPaul's Drag Race (Logo/VH1)
The Young Folks View full list
  1. The Good Place (NBC)
  2. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox/NBC)
  3. Schitt's Creek (Pop)
  4. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  5. Stranger Things (Netflix)
  6. Fleabag (Prime Video)
  7. Jane the Virgin (The CW)
  8. Atlanta (FX)
  9. Superstore (NBC)
  10. Parks and Recreation (NBC)

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Comments (11)

  • DJames91  

    Fleabag is definitely benefitting from recency bias. The show is great but I mean c'mon, we're talking about 6 hours of TV and it's ranked 2nd on this list. I'd slot it comfortably in the Top 15-20 range. Breaking Bad and Mad Men would be leading this list if some critics didn't take the easy way out and make them ineligible because they premiered before 2010. Also, Rectify should be in the Top 10.

    1 Breaking Bad
    2 The Leftovers
    3 Better Call Saul
    4 Rectify
    5 Enlightened
    6 Parks and Recreation
    7 Game of Thrones
    8 Twin Peaks: The Return
    9 GLOW
    10 Stranger Things
    11 Succession
    12 American Vandal
    13 The People v. OJ
    14 Catastrophe
    15 Vice Principals
    16 Key and Peele
    17 Sharp Objects
    18 The Haunting of Hill House
    19 Killing Eve
    20 Santa Clarita Diet

  • noboywhat  

    Hi, guys, just wanted to note a slight error - Twin Peaks: Return was no. 1 on TIME best of decade list, here on Metacritic their list is just presented as a list, without a clear no.1 , but when you click on their full list link it is very clearly stated as their choice for a single best tv show of the decade (when you read it or hear the audio version of the list). Also it is no.1 on Vulture's list of the best tv shows of the decade, which I presume is not featured here because it is the most recent and will surely be featured soon after Xmas, and thus Twin Peaks will be placed accordingly

  • DipakBhambhani  

    Best TV Shows of the Decade
    1) The Middle
    2) Parks and Recreation
    3) Community
    4) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    5) Enlightened
    6) The Comeback
    7) High Maintenance
    Please Like Me
    9) GLOW
    10) Fleabag

  • OlivierPiel  

    It is interesting to see so many agreeing that Fleabag is incredibly overrated. Unfathomable. Same with Atlanta.
    Is it all just white American guilt?

    If you want a show with Donald Glover, put Community! It is so much more intelligent and less arrogant than those two shows!

  • seel82  

    I literally can't believe Fleabag is #1 on the lists. Just absolutely wild for me. This show is mediocre at best, and has the combined air time of like 1/2 a season of some of these shows.

    For me:

    1. Better Call Saul -- A more consistent Breaking Bad. Doesn't have the highs Breaking Bad does, but just consistently good in every episode.
    2. Fargo
    3. The Americans
    4. Bojack Horseman
    5. Breaking Bad

  • BThunder27  

    1. Twin Peaks- The Return
    2. Mad Men
    3. Breaking Bad
    4. The Leftovers
    5. The Americans
    6 .Fleabag
    7. Nathan for You
    8. Better Call Saul
    9. Rectify
    10. Sharp Objects
    11. Game Of Thrones
    12. Broad City
    13. People vs OJ Simpson
    14. True Detective S1
    15. The Knick

  • wrigoo  

    1-) Breaking Bad
    2-) Louie
    3-) The Leftovers
    4-) Better Call Saul
    5-) Fleabag
    6-) Justified
    7-) Master of None
    8-) Catastrophe
    9-) Wilfred
    10-) Vice Principals

  • CollinP  

    Honestly shocked that Community is only on one list so far. We shall see I suppose.

  • Noamand  

    Fleabag at #1? This is like when you go looking for the "best books of all time" on Goodreads and find out that all that Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia, Hunger Games and Twilight sh*t is in the first positions. Just ridiculous. For christ sake, hoomans, grow up a little.

  • OlivierPiel  

    1- Rectify (superior work of art in all aspects)
    2- Hannibal season 2 (superior work of art in all aspects)
    3- Patriot season 1 ( superior work of art in writing)
    Others:
    4- Halt & Catch Fire (script & acting) 5- Better Call Saul / Breaking Bad (script, cinematography & acting) 6- Mad Men (script) 7- Veep (consistently funny) 8- Twin Peaks (only 1 but what a beautiful episode) 9- Community (clever commedia dell'arte) 10 -Leftovers (because of 2 or 3 great episodes) 11- American Crime (profound) 12- Chernobyl

    Note: Community is far better than Parks and Rec.
    Fleabag , BoJack are overrated (far too neurotic and verbose, without any artistic qualities)

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