Changing nature of TV makes that 'best of' list both more necessary and more absurd than ever

December 24, 2014 1:06 PM

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It's that most wonderful time of the year, when people who presume to know start telling you what the 10 (or 20 or 100) "Best fill-in-the-blanks" are. I am a TV critic, so my list will be about television and I'm going to make it, honor bright, in just a minute, right after I explain how meaningless it is.

Well, not meaningless, precisely. It has some meaning, which is to say sincerity - I'm not going to just randomly rattle off a group of shows or moments or performances that I hope will make me seem smart or quirky or steps ahead of all those other critics who insist that (fill in the blank) is a go...

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