Here is a link to the complete list of this year's nominated shows and YouTubes:Nominate the Best TV/Web/Streaming Series of 2021 - Nominations Closing January 10also here: https://pastebin.com/3qgPF5J2
Here's previous years' threads for reference:Top 77 Television and Streaming Video Series of 2019ILX’s Top 77 Television and Streaming Video Series of 2020
Fans of prior years' polls will be happy to hear that Moka is back on board again to do images for the roll-out.
You can vote for as many as 25 shows but I AM ENCOURAGING YOU (YES YOU) TO SUBMIT A BALLOT EVEN IF YOU’VE ONLY WATCHED THREE OR FOUR SHOWS THIS YEAR… or even just one! We get about 50 votes for this poll in past years but, given our collective obsessive pandemic watch habits, I think we should be able to represent an even broader slice of the ILX audience. Can we get to 100 ballots? Lurkers are welcome! Participate daggummit!
This poll is set up so that both people who only watched a little television as well as massive media nerds like myself could have equal opportunity to play and influence voting, so here is how scoring works:
If you want to submit an unranked ballot, please note at the top of your email and I’ll give every show you nominate 8 points.
If you want a ranked ballot, please note that when you submit it and, regardless of how many shows you vote for, here’s how your ballot will be scored:
Placement tiebreakers are determined by Number of Votes / Number of #1 votes / Number of top five picks, in that order. Every vote counts!
As much as humanly possible, please make your ballot's choices pertain only to seasons and episodes that were released in 2020.
It's not required , but along with your poll vote, feel free to submit an unranked list of the five television or streaming series you liked best and/or saw for the first time this year that were NOT released in 2020 and we'll do a round-up of those as well.
Send your ballots to forksclovetofu at gmail.com
Voting ends on MIDNIGHT (US EST) on Monday, January 31 / Tuesday, February 1. I'll aim to post the winners shortly after we finish the ILM Music polls, once Moka has time to handle images. In the meantime, please use this thread to ask questions and campaign on the shows you think deserve the win and to drum up voters.
― i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 11 January 2022 18:35 (one week ago) link
And heck, here's the nominees:
100 Foot Wave s1 - HBO1971 - Apple50 States of Fright s1 - Hulu/QuibiAP Bio s4 - PeacockAction Button (YouTube)Agua Donkeys s1 - Hulu/QuibiAll That Glitters s1 - NetflixAmerican Crime Story: Impeachment - FXAnd Just Like That s1 - HBOArcane s1 - NetflixAround the World in 80 Days s1 - BBC1/PBSAwkwafina is Nora from Queens s2 - Comedy Central/HBOBack on the Record with Bob Costas s1 - HBOBeyond Evil s1 - JTBC/NetflixBizarre Beasts - YouTubeBlack and Missing s1 - HBOBlown Away s2 - NetflixBlown Away: Christmas - NetflixBlue Period s1 - CrunchyrollBluey s3 - DisneyBosch s7 - AmazonBrand New Cherry Flavor s1 - NetflixBrooklyn Nine Nine s8 - NBCBuffering s1 - iTVCall My Agent s2/3 - NetflixCan't Get You Out of my Head s1 - BBCCentaurworld s1 - NetflixChad s1 - TBSChair s1 - NetflixChannel 5 (YouTube)City of Ghosts s1 - NetflixCurb Your Enthusiasm - s11 HBODay of the Dead s1 - SyfyDefunctland - YouTubeDesus and Mero s3 - ShowtimeDexter: New Blood s1 - ShowtimeDog House s2 - Channel 4Doom Patrol s3 - HBODopesick s1 - HuluDr. Brain s1 - NetflixDug Days s1 - DisneyElves s1 - NetflixEvil s2 - Paramount+Expanse s5/s6 - AmazonExterminate All the Brutes s1 - HBOF is for Family s5 - NetflixFalcon and the Winter Soldier s1 - DisneyFisk s1 - ABC AussieFlatbush Misdemeanors s1 - ShowtimeFor All Mankind s2 - AppleFoundation s1 - AppleGeneration Hustle s1 - HBO MaxGet Back: The Beatles - DisneyGhosts (US) s1 - CBSGhosts s3 - BBC1Girls5Eva s1 - PeacockGraham Norton Show - BBC1Great British Bake Off s12 - Netflix/ Channel 4Great British Sewing Bee s7 - BBCGreat Pottery Throw Down s3 - BBC2Hacks s1 - HBOHandmade: Britain's Best Woodworker s1 - Channel 4Hawkeye s1 - DisneyHeels s1 - StarzHellbound s1 - NetflixHello Jack! s1 - AppleHigh on the Hog s1 - NetflixHome Economics s1/2 - ABCHospital Playlist s2 - NetflixHospital s7 - BBC2House Through Time s4 - BBC2How To with John Wilson s2 - HBOHunt For A Killer s1 - BBC FourI Think You Should Leave s2 - NetflixInsecure - s5 - HBOInside No. 9 s6 - BBCInvincible s1 - AmazonIron Pineapple (YouTube)It's A Sin s1 - Channel 4It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia s15 - FXJeopardy s∞- SyndicatedJo Firestone's Good Timing - PeacockJoe Pera Talks With You s3 - Adult SwimKevin Can F**k Himself s1 - AMCKid Cosmic s1 - NetflixKim's Convenience s5 - CBC/NetflixKings (Duran, Hagler, Hearns, Sugar Ray) s1 - ShowtimeLandscapers - Sky/HBOLast Week Tonight s8 - HBOLego Masters s2 - FoxLet's Make a Mug Too s1/2 - CrunchyrollLetterkenny s10 - HuluLine of Duty s6 - BBCLockpicking Lawyer - YouTubeLoki s1 - DisneyLong Call s1 - ITVLooney Tunes Cartoons s2 - HBOLost in Space s3 - NetflixLupin s1/2 - NetflixMacGruber s1 - PeacockMaid s1 - NetflixMare of Easttown s1 - HBOMatt McMuscles's Wha Happun? - YouTubeMaya and the Three s1 - NetflixMcCartney 3,2,1 s1 - HuluMidnight Mass s1 - NetflixMidsomer Murders s22 - ITVMister Inbetween s3 - FXMoney Heist s5 - NetflixMortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing s4 - BBC2Mosquito Coast s1 - AppleMotherland s3 - BBC2Murders at Starved Rock - HBOMythic Quest s2 - AppleNever Have I Ever s2 - NetflixNorth Water s1 - AMCNuclear Family - HBOOdd Taxi s1 - CrunchyrollOn Cinema at the Cinema s12 - HEIOnly Connect s17- BBC 2Only Murders In The Building s1 - HuluOutlaws s1 - BBC1PEN15 s2 pt 2- HuluPainting with John s1 - HBOPause with Sam Jay s1 - HBOPhilly D.A. s1 - PBSPhysical s1 - ApplePit Stop - YouTubePretend It's a City s1 - NetflixPui Pui Molcar s1 - NetflixQ: Into the Storm - HBOReal World Homecoming: New York - ParamountRepair Shop s7 - BBC1/NetflixReservation Dogs s1 - FXRick and Morty s5 - Adult SwimRosehaven s5RuPaul's Drag Race UK s2 and s3 - BBCRyukahr (YouTube)Saturday Morning All Star Hits! s1 - NetflixScenes From A Marriage s1 - HBOSchmigadoon s1 - AppleSecrets of the Museum s2 - BBC2Sex Education s3 - NetflixSex Lives of College Girls s1 - HBOShadow and Bone s1 - NetflixShaturday Morning Cartoons - YouTubeSilent Sea s1 - NetflixSnackmasters s4 - Channel 4So I'm a Spider So What s1 - CrunchyrollSonny Boy s1 - CrunchyrollSort Your Life Out s1 - BBCSouth Side s2 - HBOSquid Game s1 - NetflixStaged s2 - BBC1Star Trek: Lower Decks s2 - ParamountStar Wars Visions - s1 - DisneyStarstruck s1 - BBC3Stath Lets Flats s3 - Channel 4Station Eleven s1 - HBOStephen s1 - ITVStrictly Come Dancing s19 - BBC1Succession s3 - HBOSweet Home s1 - NetflixSweet Tooth s1 - NetflixTechnology Connections - YouTubeTed Lasso s2 - AppleThe Other Two s2 - Comedy Central/HBOThe Problem with Jon Stewart s1 - AppleThem s1 - AmazonThis Time with Alan Partridge s2 - BBC1This Way Up s2 - Channel 4This is Pop s1 - Netflix
Trying s2 - AppleUNHHhhh s6 - Wow Presents PlusUltra City Smiths s1 - AMCUnderground Railroad s1 - AmazonUnforgotten s4 - ITVUniversity Challenge s51 -BBC2Uprising - BBC1VCR Party Live! - YouTubeVeritasium - YouTubeVic Berger and Vice News: Filling the Void - YouTubeVideogamedunkey (YouTube)Vigil s1 - BBCWandaVision s1 - DisneyWe Are Lady Parts s1 - Channel 4Wellington Paranormal s3 - TVNZ2 /CW/HBOWhat We Do in the Shadows s3 - HuluWheel of Time s1 - AmazonWhite Lotus s1 - HBOWhy Are You Like This? s1 - ABC AussieWitcher s2 - NetflixWork in Progress s2 - ShowtimeWorzel Gummidge s2 - BBCY the Last Man s1 - HuluYasuke s1 - NetflixYellowjackets s1 - ShowtimeZiwe s1 - Showtime
― i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 11 January 2022 18:39 (one week ago) link
forks looks like you linked last years thread into the nom thread
― Spottie, Tuesday, 11 January 2022 18:56 (one week ago) link
good catch, fixed.
― i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 11 January 2022 19:19 (one week ago) link
This is Pop s1 - Netflix
Strictly Come Dancing s19 - BBC1
― Rabbit Pen Warren (Leee), Tuesday, 11 January 2022 20:15 (one week ago) link
Okay, got it.
― i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 11 January 2022 20:31 (one week ago) link
now you guys go make 100 people vote!
― i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 11 January 2022 20:33 (one week ago) link
― Les hommes de bonbons (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 11 January 2022 21:12 (one week ago) link
I didnt get a chance to nom one I'dve voted for, Law and Order Organised Crime, its actually been good for such a long in the tooth show.
― Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 11 January 2022 23:06 (one week ago) link
Oh and ST Disco! Did no one want that even in the list!?
― Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 11 January 2022 23:13 (one week ago) link
Gah and Inside Job (the animated show)
.... I dont suppose we can do write in votes? I'm in a diff timezone to most of ILX and I keep missing threads when they move along.
― Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 11 January 2022 23:16 (one week ago) link
Write in if you want as long as it's a show that had three or more new episodes in 2021 and that didn't place last year... but I would campaign hard here if you expect to see it place!
― i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 00:23 (one week ago) link
Two earlybird voters already, I recommend you beat the crowd and just throw in a ballot for whatever's on your mind... doesn't need to be a big thing!
― i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 00:24 (one week ago) link
WRITE INS/MISSED NOMS:Resident AlienST DiscoInside JobL&O: Organized Crime
― Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 02:24 (one week ago) link
they're legit, feel free to vote for em!
― i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 06:59 (one week ago) link
Is Inside Job worth sticking with? Watched the first few episodes but couldn't really get into it
― groovypanda, Wednesday, 12 January 2022 08:36 (one week ago) link
4 ballots! Hey, why don't you send me your hastily assembled ballot tonight?
― i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 23:24 (one week ago) link
I feel like there should be a way to assign negative points to something you watched the beginning of and thought was bad!
― Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 23:31 (one week ago) link
Campaigning: OK it's weird to stump for something I have not in fact watched but I just started South Side with season 1, a show I feel like I've never heard people talk about, and if season 2 is nearly as good it deserves serious consideration. Just plain old simple sitcom funniness, but so many shows fail at this! I will try to have s2 at least part-watched before the deadline so I can vote for it.
― Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 23:33 (one week ago) link
Though the best "not much to it but just plain funny and there seems to be no chatter about it" show I watched this year was The Other Two.
4 ballots! Hey, why don't you send me your hastily assembled ballot tonight?
― i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, January 12, 2022 6:24 PM (fourteen minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink
still catching up on things! there's so much tv
― roflrofl fight (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 23:41 (one week ago) link
Is Inside Job worth sticking with?
I'm enjoying it! Wasnt fussed with ep1 but yeah it got good. But you have to be into loads of popculture/metaref riffing. I'm here for Christian Slater's angry fuckup dad, he's great in this. And it understandably has the vibe of Gravity Falls (but quite a bit ruder).
― Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 23:57 (one week ago) link
South Side is fucking great and season 2 is as good as season 1 if not better.
― i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 13 January 2022 00:06 (six days ago) link
VC, don't let perfect be the enemy of good!
I have 2 shows I want to finish watching before voting. On the plus side I actually watched enough TV this year to make a top 10 list.
― adam t. (abanana), Friday, 14 January 2022 00:23 (five days ago) link
Yeah I decided I'll submit after one more show (Station Eleven). I'm probably making a top 20 list this year!
― Vinnie, Friday, 14 January 2022 04:32 (five days ago) link
― mike t-diva, Friday, 14 January 2022 10:48 (five days ago) link
Voted, because face it, I won't get to see most of these Oscar movies until after the Oscars anyway.
― Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Saturday, 15 January 2022 02:17 (four days ago) link
lol wrong poll
― Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Saturday, 15 January 2022 02:18 (four days ago) link
7 votes! I love the early energy! If you know you're only gonna vote for like ten shows, why not get your ballot in over the weekend?
― i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 15 January 2022 03:51 (four days ago) link
Point of fact: there are now over 200 shows listed as nominated.
― i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 16 January 2022 02:07 (three days ago) link
I completely slept on the nominations phase of this poll, so I would like to suggest the following:
Things I would very much rep for:GeoWizard Missions (YouTube)Dickinson S2 and S3 (Apple TV+)Dear White People S4 (Netflix)
Things that I might decide to pad out my ballot with:Murder Among the Mormons S1 (Netflix)Couple’s Therapy S2 (Showtime)Special S2 (Netflix)Starstruck S1 (BBC)Motherland S3 (BBC)Atypical S4 (Netflix)Superstore S6 (Netflix)Love Is Blind: After the Altar (Netflix)Love on the Spectrum S2 (Netflix)Love is Blind: Brazil (S1, Netflix)Project Runway S19 (Bravo)Tiger King S2 (Netflix)The Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator in Korea (Netflix)The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness (Netflix)
― tangent x (tangenttangent), Sunday, 16 January 2022 11:56 (three days ago) link
― that's not my post, Tuesday, 18 January 2022 05:15 (yesterday) link
NB: if i haven't written you back and you've submitted a ballot, i haven't seen it!
― i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 18 January 2022 06:17 (yesterday) link
10 ballots and over 90 shows already voted for. Consensus is going to be hard to come by and every vote is likely to sway the final totals!
― i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 19 January 2022 02:56 (seven hours ago) link