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Best of the Decade: TV Honorable Mentions
I’m about to reveal my Top 100 list of the best TV shows of the decade. Before I do that, I want to highlight some honorable mentions. I’m also going to include lists of Documentary and Variety specials. They were great programs that I didn’t feel quite right including on the main list.


DOCUMENTARIES
At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastic’s Scandal (HBO)
Casting By (HBO)
Catching Hell (ESPN)
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (Netflix)
Everything Is Copy (HBO)
Fyre Fraud (Hulu)
Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened (Netflix)
Gaga: Five Foot Two (Netflix)
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prisoner of Belief (HBO)
Hot Coffee (Netflix)
How to Die in Oregon (HBO)
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (Netflix)
Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (Netflix)
League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis (PBS Frontline)
Leaving Neverland (HBO)
Marina Ambramovic: The Artist Is Present (HBO)
Me @ the Zoo (HBO)
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (HBO)
Mommy Dead and Dearest (HBO)
Suited (HBO)
There’s Something Wrong with Aunt Diane (HBO)
What Happened, Miss Simone? (Netflix)
The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling (HBO)


VARIETY
Adele Live in New York City (NBC)
Beyonce & Jay-Z: On the Run (HBO)
The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards (NBC)
Grease: Live (FOX)
Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (Netflix)
Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King (Netflix)
Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce (Netflix)
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC)
The Kennedy Center Honors 2015 (CBS)
Lady Gaga: The Monster Ball Tour Live From Madison Square Garden (HBO)
Lemonade (HBO)
Live in Front of a Studio Audience (ABC)
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific (PBS Live From Lincoln Center)
Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special (NBC)
Sondheim! The Birthday Concert (PBS Great Performances)
The 70th Annual Tony Awards (CBS)
Wishful Drinking (HBO)


TOP 100 HONORABLE MENTION
The Amazing Race (CBS)
American Masters (PBS)
Bates Motel (A&E)
Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Carlos (Sundance)
Catch-22 (Hulu)
The Comeback (HBO)
The Deuce (HBO)
Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
Evil Genius (Netflix)
Family Guy (FOX)
The Glee Project (Oxygen)
Hollywood Game Night (NBC)
The Honorable Woman (Sundance)
How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
In Treatment (HBO)
Insecure (HBO)
The Keepers (Netflix)
The Knick (Cinemax)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)
Late Show with David Letterman (CBS)
Let Me Down Easy (PBS Great Performances)
Little Women (PBS)
Masters of Sex (Showtime)
New Girl (FOX)
Notes From the Field (HBO)
The Office (NBC)
Orphan Black (BBC America)
Rubicon (AMC)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Sharp Objects (HBO)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
So You Think You Can Dance (FOX)
Sorry for Your Loss (Facebook Watch)
Southland (TNT)
Terriers (FX)
Twin Peaks: The Return (Showtime)
Undone (Prime Video)
United States of Tara (Showtime)
Vice (HBO)
Watchmen (HBO)
The Young Pope (HBO)

OTHER
Horace and Pete
Louie

-I wasn’t sure what to do with these two shows. Yes, they are two of the best shows of the decade and would’ve probably made my list. But the circumstances revolving around the person who was the main creative force made it difficult to judge them against the rest of the pack. So I’m just placing them off to the side with some acknowledgment of their importance.-