Josh Thomas comedy Please Like Me has made a New York Times list of the Best International TV Shows of the Decade.
It described the series as a “Venn diagram representing funny, charming and scabrous” with Thomas as a 20-year-old who’s sidling out of the closet while caring for his theatrically suicidal mother.
1. Prisoners of War (Israel)
2. Sherlock (Britain)
3. The Bureau (France)
4. Happy Valley (Britain)
5. Gomorrah (Italy)
6. The Crown (Britain)
7. Chewing Gum (Britain)
8. Fauda (Israel)
9. Killing Eve (Britain)
10. A Very English Scandal (Britain)
11. Detectorists (Britain)
12. El Marginal (Argentina)
13. Fleabag (Britain)
14. The Bridge (Denmark-Sweden)
15. Unforgotten (Britain)
16. Strong Girl Bong-soon (South Korea)
17. Moone Boy (Ireland)
18. Babylon Berlin (Germany)
19. Please Like Me (Australia)
20. Kingdom (South Korea)
Honourable Mentions from Australia also went to Jack Irish, Mr. Inbetween, Mystery Road.
Please Like Me is also attracting votes in TV Tonight’s reader survey on top shows of the decade.
Meanwhile Vulture / New York Magazine also recently published their summary of the best TV shows of the decade, with Please Like Me (filed under Mad Geniuses), Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (Total Delights) and Top of the Lake (Should Have Been a Limited Series) all made the cut.
Adaptations of Review and The Slap also got a mention, but the latter as a criticism.
New Josh Thomas comedy Everything’s Gonna Be Okay will screen on Stan from January 17.