Best Thomas & Friends Seasons

The Top Ten
1 Season 5

I remember watching these episodes when I was young and nowadays the top ten episodes in season 5 that I can remember that are darker are:
10. James and The Trouble with Trees: A weak tree nearly falls on top of James but luckily Thomas arrives to rescue him.
9. Oliver’s Find: When taking the Mail Train around the coastal line, Oliver accidentally discovers an old mansion covered in moss after crashing into a old shed.
8. A Better View For Gordon: Gordon speeds out of control and creates a giant hole in a station wall and is badly damaged.
7. Something in The Air: Henry impatiently rushes with his train but dives head first into the sea due to hazardous conditions on the route.
6. Snow: An avalanche covers poor Skarloey in the mountains.
5. Toby’s Discovery: Toby and Sir Topham Hart visit a new beach and then Toby meets a mysterious engine who is actually really friendly.
4. Haunted Henry: Henry believes that there are ghosts around and is easily scared.
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Season 5 is by far the best season I have seen. It's much more action packed than any other Thomas season I have seen it has the best character interactions and has great music as always. Don't see how any other season could top this one.

What can I say, Put Upon Percy is my favorite episode from the series and my second favorite of all time. And there are a ton of other great ones like busy going backwards and etc.

These episodes would just terrify me as a kid these episodes were just so much darker than others. The Writing was amazing and the music was spot on.

2 Season 2

Another good one not as good as season 4 but good non the less. Most of the episodes were super relatable and again like season 4 I felt like I was in it. But the only thing I don’t like is that I would like to see diesel sent packing

Hands down, the Thomas series of my childhood. My favourite character was introduced (Duck). Also, the best narrated series

Atmosphere can never be replicated. This Season is art if you have the right eye. Seasons 3 and 5 come close though...

Best season of the show. This was the season that had the most episodes I grew up as a little kid.

3 Season 4

10/10 the cooler the background the sets and the music really set the theme of what there going for. I felt like I was in Sodor when I watched it. And when duke is gone forever I can only feel sad for Peter Sam and sir Handel to leave there home and “grand puff” still best season ever.

This is the main season I grew up with. I prefer this season to Season 1 nowadays. I have always loved the narrow gauge engines more than the standard gauge engines because they're smaller. Overall, this is my only favorite season of the model series. The first 14 episodes of the season are the best of Season 4. If it weren't for the narrow gauge engines, I wouldn't love Season 4 much.

Season 4 is one of the most memorable seasons in the series. Duke, Stenpny, and the other characters in the season are well developed and the season was made for 50 years of Thomas.

The narrow gauge engines made this season interesting. The standard gauge ones are still good, though.

4 Season 1

This is the best season of the show. In fact I call the episodes of the first season 'the good old days'. None of the other seasons beat this one. That's just my opinion though.

How could the one that started them off be left out? It was based on the books written by Rev.W. Awdry and had an episode specially written by Awdy himself, it dosen't get much more classic than this.

Nothing beats the original where the stories of a blue tank engine and his friends began.

This season would also be known as the golden age of Thomas and friends.

5 Season 3

My favorite season right here. You got A Scarf For Percy, Donald's Duck, Thomas, Percy and the Dragon, Henry's Forest, Toby's Tightrope, James Goes Buzz Buzz, All At Sea, Escape, Oliver Owns Up, and many other awesome episodes.

I personaly love this season. best soundtrack, stories, (Escape!, Percy's Promise, and Henry's Forest. Just to name a few.) good characters introduced, and felt very well done. of course Ringo Starr couldn't narrarate it, but Michael Angelis and George Carlin were still great narrarators! and it introduce the music video, which was Thomas' Anthem. But I think if there were a king of seasons besides 1, this would be it. Thank you for reading my opinion.

4 words jam, bees, oliver, camera.

6 Season 6

A lot of good episodes and new characters, however, the narration was terrible.

Did you know that this was the first season not to feature BoCo?

The last classic season.


7 Season 7

The last season in the classic series.

I consider it the last classic season.

Or the first in the new series

8 Season 8

Did you know that this was the first season not to feature Peter Sam?

Did you know that this was the first season not to feature Terence?

Did you know that this was the first season not to feature Duncan?

Not bad. Could've been better, but it's really underrated.

9 Season 20

This Is My 3rd Favourite Season. First Of All, Thomas Is Not The Lead Character In Any Episodes. The New Characters (Glynn, Skiff, Rex, Mike, Bert, Bradford, Ryan & Hugo) Were All Very Good, Except Hugo. Favourites From The Season Would Include: Henry Gets The Express, The Miniature Railway Episodes, Love Me Tender, The Daisy Episodes, Pouty James & Blown Away.

Arlesdale engines are cool
there is other good stuff too

Best CGI season ever

10 Season 17

This season brought the show back to life. Fantastic episodes, many characters returned, and the CGI is way better than the previous seasons.

This saved the series. Andrew Brenner really seems to know what he was doing, and even in CGI, these episodes can start becoming classics again. So ironic that the series saviour is Andrew Brenner, the one who wrote "Henry's Forrest," an episode highly critisized by Rev.W. Awdry himself.

Did you know that this was the first season not to feature Ferdinand?

Did you know that this was the first season not to feature Bash?

The Contenders
11 Season 11

Did you know that this was the first season not to feature Harold?

The least bad season of the Miller era.

12 Season 18

I'm exited for what Andrew plans for us.

Much better than Series 19

Even better than Season 17!

Hasn't aired in U.S.A. I think ;3

13 Season 21

I wish this season lasted longer.

I mean, it was kinda emotional...

14 Season 9

Only season from 8-16 that wasn't a total writeoff.

Like Season 12, lame.

15 Season 19

This sucks and I hate the Series 19-21 theme song

A nice season, although the weakest CGI Brenner season not including BWBA franchise.

16 Season 16
17 Season 12

It's close to bad, but for me, it's meh.

18 Season 10

At least it's better than 9, and 12-16.

19 Season 13

Thomas and the Runaway Kite, Buzzy Bees, The Lion of Sodor and Playtime are some of my least favorite in the series. Awful season

Did you know that this was the first season not to feature Mighty Mac?

Did you know that this was the first season not to feature Freddie?

Mostly awful episodes.

20 Season 14

Most underrated season ever. Hence seasons 13-16 of T&F aren't too bad in my book, though I think Arc's Thomas looked better compared to this.

Terrible, but at least it's the best CGI Miller season.

21 Season 15

I hate this season. There isn't a single good episode in my opinion.

Horrible season! The worst ever!

Awful worst season


22 Season 22

The episodes of this season are very enjoyable and fresh. Quite a treat from Mattel Creations. The balance of episodes between Sodor, China, Australia and India are by far the best in the CGI series. The new characters introduced are very likeable, the return of Ashima, Rajiv, Shane and Yong Bao was lovely, Thomas' adventures in China, India and Australia give him time to explore life outside of Sodor and lastly the entire concept of exploring different cultures and countries is a very interesting and important series of life lessons for children. Season 22 is my favorite season of the CGI series. I definitely love these episodes even more than the special itself. It is in my opinion that Mattel Creations has no intention of ruining something we love. So the older and younger generation of fans have nothing to sweat.

Overall rating for Season 22: 9 / 10

The Sodor and Australia episodes are good on average. The China episodes are okay on average. The India episodes suck(except Tiger Trouble).

23 Season 23
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