Best TV of the Decade

In order of the year they debuted, these are the 30 shows which I think made the biggest impact over the past decade. They’re the shows I believe helped to define what TV in the 2010s was, and paved the way for what TV could become in the future.

In addition to this list, I’ve got a series of podcast episodes airing throughout the month of December, which highlight many, many more shows. The titles below marked with an ” * ” are explored more in-depth during those episodes, too. Find the show wherever you listen to podcasts or listen online here.


  1. Black Mirror (2011) *
  2. American Horror Story (2011)
  3. The Americans (2013) *
  4. Orphan Black (2013) *
  5. Bates Motel (2013)
  6. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013) *
  7. Orange is the New Black (2013)
  8. The Leftovers (2014) * 
  9. Jane the Virgin (2014) *
  10. Outlander (2014)
  11. Happy Valley (2014)
  12. Better Call Saul (2015) *
  13. Grace and Frankie (2015)
  14. Mr. Robot (2015) *
  15. Sweet/Vicious (2016) *
  16. Stranger Things (2016) *
  17. The Good Place (2016) *
  18. Atlanta (2016)
  19. This Is Us (2016)
  20. DARK (2017) *
  21. Santa Clarita Diet (2017) *
  22. GLOW (2017)
  23. The Haunting of Hill House (2018) *
  24. Pose (2018) *
  25. Sharp Objects (2018)
  26. Killing Eve (2018)
  27. Barry (2018)
  28. Forever (2018)
  29. Homecoming (2018)
  30. Russian Doll (2019)

I’d love to hear what made your list for the past decade – be sure to leave a comment with your faves!

Thanks for reading, everyone. All the best in 2020!

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