Andor, Season 1: Star Wars has always been so fun that the full impact of the strife between the Rebels and the Empire was always glazed over.
No more. Andor makes you feel how simultaneously important and pointless this all is. No one wins in war.
Poker Face, Season 1: this and Star Trek: SNW have made it very obvious how unsatisfying non-episodic TV has become. Imagine getting the satisfaction of a story ending every night!
(As for PF: the conceit started to wear thin in the middle, but those last two episodes were <chef’s kiss emoji>)
The Last of Us, Season 1: it’s always nice when shows that give you something to think about are also entertaining. Doubly so when they become popular enough to ensure it’ll last at least as long as it needs to
The Fabelmans: there’s an artifice of movies that allows for more truth than real life
Cocaine Bear: not sure anyone will buy that this took place in Georgia when we all know it actually took place in Kentucky
Women Talking: here to take the minutes
Triangle of Sadness: wealth is a disease that none of us can escape
The Banshees of Inisherin: being human is awesome, but hard
(but being a donkey is harder)
(also, the world is a hard place to live in, but good news: we’ve got each other)