There hasn’t exactly been much to love about 2020. But we’ve gotta hand it to television: When we needed a distraction from this tense, anxious year (which was often), there was no shortage of small-screen gems to capture our attention.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Team TVLine is reflecting on the television moments for which we’re most grateful this year, from big surprises like that Grey’s Anatomy return to small details like The Undoing‘s fabulous fashion.
In the list below, each member of our TVLine staff — President/Editorial Director Michael Ausiello, Editor-in-Chief Matt Webb Mitovich, Managing Editor Kimberly Roots, Executive Editor Andy Swift, Senior Editor Dave Nemetz, West Coast Editor Vlada Gelman, News Editor Rebecca Iannucci, Staff Editor Ryan Schwartz and Weekend Editor Nick Caruso — has singled out three things from the past year of TV that brought us some joy. (Or brought us bottomless heartache, in the case of Netflix’s Haunting of Bly Manor.)
Our gratitude also extends to HBO Max’s recent (and cathartic!) Fresh Prince reunion, an endless string of Drag Race content, a terrific final year for the late, great Alex Trebek, and a Saturday Night Live impression that’s thankfully heading into retirement.
Scroll through the list below to see all of our 2020 gratitude, then drop a comment with your thoughts! (And come back on Thursday to see what you, the TVLine readers, were thankful for this year.)