Similar to my movies ranking, this will be an active ranking that I change every time I review a TV show. I have not reviewed nearly as many shows as I have movies, but the ones I have reviewed are all right here.
All-American had a solid opening season. The second season had some ups and downs, ultimately ending on a low note. And then that third season...man. It lost all of its momentum after Tyrone dies. I found him to be the only interesting part of the show. And without a clear-cut villain, season three suffered. It was bland, boring, and relatively rough to watch. I dropped it mid-season. I will not be picking up All-American again.
8. Cobra Kai
To be clear, I like Cobra Kai significantly more than All-American. While it was probably just as cringe-inducing, this show had a much more light-hearted tone, making it more fun to watch. Also, as a continuation of The Karate Kid saga, it was really entertaining. It lost its footing in the second season, but regained its composure and came through with a very strong third season. I am interested to see what's in store for season four (That rhymed!).
7. Resident Alien
Resident Alien was good. It was really funny and I enjoyed everything with the alien. However, I felt it was uneven and overstuffed. There were a lot of stories that weren't always resolved in a satisfying fashion. Some weren't even resolved at all. Maybe it will movie up after season two. I still liked the show a lot and am excited for the second season.
Lupin was also really fun. It was a clever show. I loved the character of Assane Diop. I thought he was one of the most charming, coolest characters I've seen in a show of recent memory. I do think that there were times when it didn't work. A couple of the ways that he escaped situations didn't make any sense at all. But season two is coming soon, and I am very excited.
5. The Mandalorian
I hated The Mandalorian when it first came out. I did not understand the hype that it was getting. The first season was not good. I didn't think it ended particularly well and I really did not want to watch season two. And the beginning of season two was bad. However, after season two episode three, the show picked up. After that, it was a non-stop thrill ride until the season finale, which delivered on the action, the emotion, and that insane sequence with Luke Skywalker. I am not happy that it was renewed for a third season, though. Season two ended the show perfectly. I don't need to see a season three.
I didn't exactly review Smallville, but I kind of did, so I'm counting it. This show takes its time to get going. The first one-and-a-half seasons are pretty bad. No connections to Superman or Krypton at all. As soon as we found out about Krypton, the show became good. Seasons four through six were pretty good. It dropped in quality a bit in seasons seven and eight. But those final two seasons were incredible. And the finale is one of my favorite episodes of TV I've ever seen.
3. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
There were times when I was frustrated by The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and I think that the series as a whole is a pretty big mess. However, this show had some of the strongest character arcs in the MCU. I love the journey that Sam goes on. I think John Walker is a great character with high potential in the future. I hope Zemo becomes the Hannibal Lecter of the MCU. The Isaiah Bradley subplot is one of the most powerful and emotional storylines in a superhero movie/show. And I loved the action. I hope they do a second season.
For a studio that has 23 big blockbuster superhero movies that are all positive on Rotten Tomatoes, it was a risk to do a TV show that acts as a sitcom shifting through decades with two of their less popular characters. But that risk paid off. WandaVision was fantastic. The first six episodes were near perfection. The final stretch of the season was a bumpier road, but ultimately led to a satisfying finale that brought out a ton of emotions.
1. The Good Place
The Good Place is one of my favorite shows of all time. It has a super interesting concept, and it's funny while having a compelling story. I loved Kristen Bell and Ted Danson in this show. They craft a very fun world that you love to visit. It didn't overstay it's welcome, keeping it at a short four seasons. The writing for this show was wonderful. The jokes were hilarious. Each character was memorable. I didn't love the finale, but it wasn't bad either. It did not change my opinion on the show. Unless I end up reviewing Stranger Things or The Office, nothing can de-throne The Good Place.