Overall, the limited series served as the standout genre of the year, producing more memorable shows than any other — at least, until those same networks try conjuring encores, which seldom work out as well.
New broadcast series
Winner’s circle: “The Big Leap” (Fox), “Ghosts” (CBS)
Winner’s circle: “Succession” (HBO)
Winner’s circle: “The White Lotus” (HBO), “Mare of Easttown” (HBO), “Dopesick” (Hulu), “The Underground Railroad” (Amazon), “WandaVision” (Disney+)
Stage to screen
Winner’s circle: “Come From Away” (Apple TV+), “Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself” (Hulu)
Winner’s circle: “Framing Britney Spears” (FX), “Muhammad Ali” (PBS), “Four Hours at the Capitol and Q: Into the Storm” (HBO)
“Four Hours at the Capitol,” meanwhile, delivered a visceral portrait of the events of Jan. 6, while “Q: Into the Storm” connected to those events as it traced the sketchy roots of that movement, along with the impact on those who have descended down its rabbit hole.
Winner’s circle: “Reservation Dogs” (FX), “The Sex Lives of College Girls” (HBO Max)
There were a lot of series that showcased new talent but give the edge to these two, about Native-American youths coming of age in Oklahoma and college students at a privileged university, capturing two very different sides of young people struggling to find themselves.
Winner’s circle: Dexter: New Blood (Showtime), Cobra Kai (Netflix).
The Fab Four times two
Winner’s circle: The Beatles: Get Back (Disney+) and McCartney 3,2,1 (Hulu).
Peter Jackson’s epic Beatles documentary received all the ink, but it can be viewed in tandem with Hulu’s trip down memory lane featuring Paul McCartney — twin valentines to those for whom “Yesterday” doesn’t seem that far away.