The Best TV Episodes of 2017

     December 22, 2017


For TV fans, the Peak TV era is both a blessing and curse. There is so much great television out there, and yet there is also too much to keep up with. Halfway through the year, Chris Cabin and I pause and take stock of the great series and episodes that have already aired, but now that we’ve reached the end of 2017, we’ve updated our list with the best episodes since June as well.

If you don’t see your favorite on here, fear not — there was a lot of great TV, and while we tried to get to most of it, we can’t watch everything. Plus, there are also absences for great shows like Big Little Lies and Feud: Bette and Joan, series I loved but where one particular episode didn’t jump out at me, though the works as a whole are wonderfully engaging (and visually stunning). Let us know your favorites in the comments, and for more of the Best of 2017, check out my top 25 TV shows of the year, Chris Cabin’s top 25, Dave Trumbore’s list of the best new animated series, Emma Fraser’s look at the best songs on TV, and Evan Valentine’s ranking of the year’s superhero TV.

A note on spoilers: If you aren’t caught up with a show, skip past it!