Conversation: A TV-VCR end-of-year catch-up

The end of the year is approaching, and thanks to the holidays, we’re already behind. But we’d love to catch up. Which is to say: what do you think needs to be seen before the end of the year? What outliers did we miss that you think belong in end-of-year best (or worst?)-of lists? Sure, the awards-bait stuff is mostly still to come, but what earlier hits are we not talking about enough?

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