The Best Television (imho) of the 2010’s

December 30th, 2019

The Best Television (imho) of the 2010’s.

As everyone with an opinion (hello, internet!) gathers to share their best-of lists of the decade, I am going to be uncharacteristically reserved; I don’t think I have a lot to add to the conversation when it comes to topics such as music or film.

But television? Yes, please.

I managed to build a list of my absolute favorite shows that aired, streamed, both broke & repaired my heart — & changed my life sometime between 2010-2020.

Here are 15, listed in alphabetical order (because importance shifts), with brief explanations why.Breaking Bad
What more can be said about this perfect show? Nothing by me, that’s for sure.

Breaking Bad

What more can be said about this perfect show? Nothing by me, that’s for sure.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

One of THREE series on this list by the incomparable Mike Schur, the 9-9 crew are, hands down, the funniest cops on TV.


This is a show that just gets me.

Doctor Who

I became a Whovian when I met MY doctor, number 11 — the radiant Matt Smith.


This show is a secret handshake for me; never as popular as it (or Fox) wanted to be, but deeply loved by the people who know it. I just described how I want to be appreciated as a human.

The Good Place

One of the most important comedies of all time — not self-important, but vital in how it teaches us to think, love & live.

Happy Endings

One of the most underrated comedies of all time.

The Mandalorian

The one thing nearly every Star Wars fan can agree on.

Parks & Recreation

My favorite comedy. Ever. And you are allowed to disagree, but you are also allowed to be wrong.

Rick & Morty

Unadulterated (and brilliantly adult) genius.

Stranger Things

Another show that just gets me, as it uses nostalgia & makes it better.

This Is Us

One of the best-written, expertly-plotted & well-acted dramas on television. Period.

The Umbrella Academy

Superhero television for people who don’t like superheroes. And emo kids.


Superhero television for serious people who understand what superheroes really are.


My favorite kind of sci-fi & one of the last water cooler shows alive.

My list. Feel free to love, hate, agree, disagree or discuss.

Just be sure to watch. 💙📺


Published by dennisvogen

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