2018 in Review: Top 10 TV Episodes

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To kick off my 2018 in Review, I wanted to go over my ten favorite episodes of television to air last year, ranging from prestige dramas to experimental comedies to good old-fashioned sitcoms. But first, ten honorable mentions, arranged alphabetically:

Atlanta – “Crocodile Man”
Barry – “Chapter Seven: Loud, Fast, and Keep Going”
Black-ish – “Purple Rain”
BoJack Horseman – “Free Churro”
The Deuce – “We’re All Beasts”
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – “We’re Going to the Catskills!”
Saturday Night Live – “John Mulaney / Jack White”
South Park – “Tegridy Farms”
Trust – “Lone Star”
Westworld – “Akane no Mai”

Without further ado, here are my ten favorite episodes of television from 2018, starting on the next page.

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Top 25 Albums of 2016

If music is as therapeutic to me as it is to everyone else, then 2016 gave music a new level of importance in all of our lives. It was a bad year, but at least we got some great albums out of it. Here are my favorite albums of 2016.

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Capsule Reviews: November 2016

Contrary to what some of my political opponents may tell you, I am but one man. And as one man, I have a hard time writing about every album that crosses my desk (I don’t actually have a desk at the moment but bear with me). Capsule reviews, named after their inventor Arthur J. Capsule (presumably), allow me an avenue around the boundaries of being a single human being. Here are five short reviews of noteworthy albums from November 2016 that I just wasn’t able to write about in length at the time.

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