Some of TV’s biggest, lasting pleasures can come in small packages.
Make no mistake, grandiose performances and jaw-dropping plot twists are great and all. But sometimes it can be the itty-bitty, subtle things that reliably elicit a smile — low-key flourishes that people who don’t watch a given show even know exist.
The TVLine staff took a beat to pay tribute to the tiny pleasures scattered across the many shows we watch. Like, the fun that MacGyver has in telling you where we are, or how Bob Hearts Abishola denotes when we are. There’s the gorgeous artwork that closes out every episode of The Mandalorian, and the Marvel-ous fanfare — heretofore reserved for the big screen — that trumpets the clicking on of every WandaVision.
We also sing the praises of Ted Lasso‘s biscuits, Batwoman‘s dishy DJ, Blue Bloods’ deliciously arresting dinners and SEAL Team‘s ongoing mission to pepper a pretty boy with nicknames.
Scroll through our Top 25 below (many of them have embedded videos/supercuts of these tiny, favorite things), and then weigh in with the tiny, subtle pleasures from the shows you tune into.