(So Far)

The Best TV Shows of 2023


After four seasons, Penn Badgley improves as murderous sexist Joe Goldberg. You's latest season finds Joe in London, allegedly redeemed. Joe returns to psychosis once the predator becomes the victim. Soapy, pulpy, and addicting. Season 5?

Poker Face

Natasha Lyonne's poker face? You can't. Lyonne and the legendary Rian Johnson made Peacock a hit. Poker Face is lighthearted, plotless, and—most importantly—good-looking.

Abbott Elementary

Keep the Abbott Elementary buzz going! Carry on! Quinta Brunson's schoolhouse sitcom heats up weekly. A 22-minute Abbott Elementary episode may cure cordyceps for those stuck in Sad TV like The Last of Us. I applaud.

Star Trek: Picard

At the end, Picard embraces nostalgia, and the series sings. It's further confirmation that Paramount+'s Star Trek rebirth is the greatest science fiction on TV.


Shrinking is fun for many reasons, including Jason Segel portraying himself and Jessica Williams laughing us up, but Ford's therapeutic humour grips you. Dr. Paul Rhodes, a great therapist, prefers labour to lifetime achievement awards.


Netflix's Beef is a series of 30-minute dramedies that "follow two people who let a road rage incident burrow into their minds and slowly consume their every thought and action." Let me try. Beef's screeners assure me it will make year-end lists. 

The Lying Life of Adults

The Elena Ferrante renaissance continues with Netflix's six-episode miniseries The Lying Life of Adults, based on her latest book.

The Last of Us

The Last of Us was always more of a miniseries than a game. This survival road trip with Pedro Pascal ruled January and February television. Pedro: defend us from rabid beasts in the apocalypse.


Succession stays excellent—snappy, witty, and devastating—as it nears the end. Put it in your huge handbag.

Great Expectations

Steven Knight, who directed Peaky Blinders, darkens every scene in Great Expectations. It's a tasty 2023 adaption led by Olivia Colman's terrifying Miss Havisham.