As you already know, every year I put out lists of films and series that made the best impression on me from the previous year. On one site, I saw that critics were picking the best films of the previous decade, so I embarked on such an endeavor and published such a list that you can see at this link. Then I started to look at the list related to the series, but in the meantime gave up.
As a result of the circumstances, we find ourselves in the situation of watching movies and series much more and more often than we would normally watch, so I received a few messages when I would publish the series list. As was the case with movies, I wasn't sure how to set the criteria for listing: to compare them by objective quality, by how popular they were, by how much they grew for my heart, by how many times I looked or recommended them to others?
In the end, I decided to sort top twenty series by a combination of the above criteria, and sorting the rest without too much detail. In the last resort, these criteria are not so relevant to the main purpose of this list, which is to remind yourself if you forgot to watch a series or if you missed my / forgot someone's recommendation, and now you have plenty of time to get it right.
I emphasize that this is SUBJEKTIVNA a list with the series that made the best impression on me from the previous decade, with series that I would (mostly) recommend to anyone. Anyone who has been following me for a little longer knows what kind of movies and series I prefer, and if you are interested in an OBJECTIVE list of the best series from the past decade, I believe the internet is full of such lists – so I suggest looking for other sources instead of asking me why your favorite is not here.
In the table I have listed the name of the series, the broadcast period, the channel that aired it and the genre. At the very end of the spreadsheet, I will list the series that I have not (yet) watched, but which I either know have some quality or are praised and recommended by some people I know. The title of the series includes a link to a review on the site. Of course, it may happen that I totally forgot to mention a series, so it may be corrected.
|70||Show Me a Hero||2015-||HBO||historical drama|
|69||Utopia||2013-2014||Channel 4||a black comedy-thriller|
|67||American Horror Story||2011-||FX||horror|
|65||American Crime Story||2016-||FX||biographical crime drama|
|63||Ash Vs Evil Dead||2015-2018||Starz||horror-comedy|
|62||The Sinner||2017-||USA Network||a crime-thriller|
|60||Spartacus: Blood and Sand||2010-2013||Starz||historical drama-action|
|59||The Terror||2018-||AMC||a historical thriller|
|58||When They See Us||2019||Netflix||biographical drama|
|56||The Loudest Voice||2019||Showtime||biographical drama|
|55||The Vietnam War||2017||PBS||documentary program|
|53||Fortitude||2015-2018||Sky Atlantic||psychological thriller|
|50||Parks and Recreation||2009-2015||NBC||comedy|
|47||Always Sunny in Philadelphia||2005-||FX||comedy|
|46||Russian Doll||2019-||Netflix||a mystery|
|44||The Crown||2016-||Netflix||historical drama|
|42||The Kominsky Method||2018-||Netflix||comedy|
|41||Penny Dreadful||2014-2016||Showtime||horror fantasy|
|40||The Handmaid's Tale||2017-||Hulu||dystopian sci-fi|
|36||Vikings||2013-||History Channel||historical drama|
|35||House of Cards||2013-2018||Netflix||political drama|
|34||Mr. Robot||2015-2019||USA Network||drama-thriller|
|33||Sons of Anarchy||2008-2014||FX||crime drama|
|26||The Americans||2013-2018||FX||spy thriller|
Series I have not watched:
Killing Eve, Stranger Things, Bron / Broen, Umbre, Broadchurch, Gommorah, Billions, Silicon Valley, Les Revenants / The Returned, The Watchmen, The Mandalorian, The Witcher, Sex Education, The Flash, Sense8, Empire, Bosch, 12 Monkeys , Daredevil, Jordskott, The 100, The Strain, Gotham, Homeland, The Blacklist, The Borgias, Brooklyn Nine Nine…