FanSided 250 list includes Rick and Morty, Good Omens

Photo: Good Omens First Look. Pictured: David Tennant and Michael Sheen Courtesy Amazon Prime Video
Photo: Good Omens First Look. Pictured: David Tennant and Michael Sheen Courtesy Amazon Prime Video /

The FanSided 250 list for 2019 has been released, featuring Good Omens and Rick and Morty ranking high in television.

The FanSided 250 list is the ultimate ranking of fandoms for the year, featuring an overall position and also ranking by category. Television fandoms share the list with movies, sports, celebrities, gaming, and music. There are precious few surprises on the list, considering that we as fans are what drive fandom forward and we have a pretty good idea of what is trending and what isn’t. It won’t be a surprise to anyone to discover that Game of Thrones earned the #1 spot in television and the #9 spot overall. But where do some of our other genre favorites stand?

It was a pleasure to see that two of my favorite shows, which I happen to have covered this year, made it to the list. Good Omens, the Amazon adaptation of the cult classic Neil Gaiman/Terry Pratchett novel, landed at #23 for television and #204 overall. While the series was well-received by fans and critics alike, few things can compete with the obsessive fanbase of Rick and Morty. The long-awaited return of the Dan Harmon/Justin Roiland animated series brought it in at the #10 spot in television and at #113 overall.

Rick and Morty comes sandwiched between Succession at #9 and Queer Eye at #11, while Good Omens sits between Friends and Downton Abbey. I would be hard-pressed to find a particular pattern that explains their ranking neighbors.

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Interestingly, all the shows but two (Bachelor Nation #4 and Succession #9) that appear in the top ten are genre favorites. Stranger Things (#2), Supernatural (#3), The Walking Dead (#5), Riverdale (#6), Doctor Who (#7), Star Trek (#8), and Rick and Morty (#10). We’re coming into an age of television where innovation sells and the usual tropes will not be accepted without irony.

Source: FanSided