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theruiner
11-14-2019, 02:07 AM
Inspired by the 'best films of the decade' thread, I wanted to talk about the best television of the last 10 years. As much as I love film (and I am a HUGE film nerd) I may love television even more. There has been some absolutely incredible TV over the last decade.

Also, I know Breaking Bad started before 2010 but the last few seasons were in this decade so I think it counts.

My top ten, in this order:

1. Breaking Bad
2. BoJack Horseman
3. The Americans
4. The Returned*
5. The Leftovers
6. Silicon Valley
7. Euphoria
8. Fargo
9. The Haunting of Hill House
10. Transparent

Just outside the top ten: Black Mirror, American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson and Terriers.

It was SO HARD not to put Terriers on the list. Transparent beat it but just by a nose. And Transparent completely botched its ending (holy crap, did it botch the ending) but the first four seasons are still fantastic. Also, to be fair, I've only seen the first season of Fargo but holy CRAP was that an amazing season of television.

The Leftovers needs more love (it is one of the most unique shows in the history of TV) and The Americans is one of the finest television dramas ever, right up there with Breaking Bad and The Shield. It deserved a much bigger audience than it got.

*= the original French version, not the American remake

Swykk
11-14-2019, 11:33 AM
In no order except 01:

01 Justified (‘10)
02 Stranger Things (‘16)
03 BoJack Horseman (‘14)
04 Rick And Morty (‘13)
05 The Americans (‘13)
06 Westworld (‘16)
07 Barry (‘18)
08 Mindhunter (‘17)
09 GLOW (‘17)
10 Letterkenny (‘15)

Honorable Mention: Daredevil (‘15)

Potential to crack the list: Succession (‘18), Watchmen (‘19)

BRoswell
11-14-2019, 11:54 AM
Atlanta
Better Call Saul
Black Mirror
Bob's Burgers
BoJack Horseman
Breaking Bad
Broad City
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Community
Fargo
Key & Peele
Love
Maniac
Mr. Robot
Nathan For You
Parks & Recreation
Travel Man
True Detective (Season 1)
What We Do In The Shadows

Swykk
11-14-2019, 12:43 PM
Atlanta
Better Call Saul
Black Mirror
Bob's Burgers
BoJack Horseman
Breaking Bad
Broad City
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Community
Fargo
Key & Peele
Love
Maniac
Mr. Robot
Nathan For You
Parks & Recreation
Travel Man
True Detective (Season 1)
What We Do In The Shadows

I hate to be that guy, but Community began in 2006. Breaking Bad and Parks also started last decade. My understanding was shows that began in 2010-present.

eversonpoe
11-14-2019, 02:03 PM
Travel Man


i NEED more of this to show up on hulu. i love richard ayoade so much.
also, his previous show (originally presented by stephen fry) gadget man shows up on acorn via amazon...but won't actually let me watch any of it except a single x-mas special (which is fantastic). i don't understand :(

henryeatscereal
11-14-2019, 02:27 PM
1. Mr Robot (by far...)
2. Twin Peaks: The return
3. Game of Thrones (just like Breaking Bad, i think it counts...)
4. Mad Men
5. Better Call Saul
6. Portlandia
7. Bo Jack Horseman
8. True detective (S1)
9. Rick and Morty
10. Silicon Valley

Kodiak33
11-14-2019, 04:18 PM
List looks decent from AV Club, but no True Detective on their list? Really?!

neorev
11-14-2019, 05:35 PM
List looks decent from AV Club, but no True Detective on their list? Really?!

Only the first season was amazing, the other two drag the show down.

neorev
11-14-2019, 05:51 PM
Atypical (Netflix)
Better Call Saul (AMC)
Black Mirror (Netflix)
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Counterpart (Starz)
The Deuce (HBO)
Eastbound And Down (HBO)
Game Of Thrones (HBO)
Halt And Catch Fire (AMC)
House Of Cards (Netflix)
I'm Dying Up Here (Showtime)
The Knick (Cinemax)
The Leftovers (HBO)
Love (Netflix)
Mad Men (AMC)
Maniac (Netflix)
Mindhunter (Netflix)
Mr. Robot (USA)
The OA (Netflix)
Ozark (Netflix)
Party Down (Starz)
Stranger Things (Netflix)
Succession (HBO)
Westworld (HBO)


Worthy mentions of great new shows with only 1 season so far:
The Boys (Amazon)
Homecoming (Amazon)
The Haunting Of Hill House (Netflix)
Euphoria (HBO)

bobbie solo
11-15-2019, 02:27 AM
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BRoswell
11-15-2019, 07:08 AM
I hate to be that guy, but Community began in 2006. Breaking Bad and Parks also started last decade. My understanding was shows that began in 2010-present.

Community actually started in late 2009. And while you're right about Breaking Bad and Parks & Rec, I included them because those shows hit their creative peaks during this decade. It's cheating a bit, but so what?

Swykk
11-15-2019, 09:15 AM
I totally typed a 6 instead of a 9 on Community ��

Haysey
11-15-2019, 09:24 AM
I'd love to wade in but other then Mr Robot and Breaking Bad (And soon Watchmen and The Mandolrain) i don't watch any TV shows...unless we're counting anime, and i'm fairly certain none of you care about a list of animes lol.

Mantra
11-15-2019, 03:18 PM
There's been lots of good shows this decade, too many in fact. But I think for me it all boils down to...


Madmen
The Leftovers
Twin Peaks: The Return
Atlanta

eversonpoe
11-15-2019, 04:38 PM
twin peaks: the return
hannibal
sharp objects
channel zero (seasons 1 & 3)
haunting of hill house
the good place
brooklyn nine nine
izombie
stranger things
crazy ex-girlfriend
over the garden wall
mindhunter

imail724
11-15-2019, 05:36 PM
Not a single mention of Dark? You people are sleeping!

r_z
11-15-2019, 05:58 PM
Show Me A Hero (HBO miniseries w/ Oscar Isaac)
The Knick (Soderbergh! Clive Owen!!)
The Americans
Mindhunter
Twin Peaks: The Return
Black Mirror
Leftovers
Hannibal

theruiner
11-15-2019, 06:25 PM
I am SO HAPPY to see The Leftovers getting some love.

Mantra
11-15-2019, 07:16 PM
I am SO HAPPY to see The Leftovers getting some love.
Yeah, I was just about to say this. I'm always wishing that more people knew about this show, so it's cool to see it getting mentioned a whole bunch in this thread.

This is going to sound fairly ridiculous, but...that show honestly changed the whole way I think about life, about how people create these very shaky systems of meaning in life by each coming up with our own subjective interpretations of experiences that are fucking absurd and fundamentally unknowable. It's hard to think of any other movie or show that has given me such a paradigm shift. It's just the best fucking show ever.

neorev
11-15-2019, 11:19 PM
Show Me A Hero (HBO miniseries w/ Oscar Isaac)
The Knick (Soderbergh! Clive Owen!!)
The Americans
Mindhunter
Twin Peaks: The Return
Black Mirror
Leftovers
Hannibal


Fellow Knick lover! That show was so amazing. Owen, Soderbergh, all the characters were top notch, and an amazing score by Cliff Martinez.

Seriously, no Counterpart lovers?!?! That show was amazing. Too bad Starz fucked it royally and decided to end it on season 2. The company behind the series wanted to take it elsewhere and almost had a deal in place to continue it, but it fell through last minute, leaving the show in limbo without a home. Now, you can't even find the show on Starz anymore or any streaming service for that matter. You can buy the series on Prime, but that's it. Such an amazing show and Starz won't even let you stream it anymore. Just weeks after its season 2 finale and they just took it off their app. It really fucked over fans who didn't get a chance to finish it.

Swykk
11-16-2019, 12:49 AM
Oh fork, The Good Place and Brooklyn 99! Good calls, @eversonpoe (https://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=588)!

GulDukat
11-16-2019, 07:26 AM
I've enjoyed Star Trek: Discovery, although it has been very uneven. When it's good (the mirror universe, Talos IV), it's very good. But it can be bad, i.e, the series 2 finale.

r_z
11-17-2019, 04:16 AM
How could I forget Too Old To Die Young?!

Substance242
11-18-2019, 04:25 PM
Edit: You are forgetting something - Sherlock (BCC).

eversonpoe
11-18-2019, 04:29 PM
Edit: You are forgetting something - Sherlock (BCC).

it was great until it got so up its own ass :/