10 Best TV Episodes of 2017

From 'Better Call Saul' to 'Twin Peaks' – our favorite stand-alone showstoppers from the past year

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'Better Things,'
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'Better Things,' "Eulogy"

Pamela Adlon's extraordinary FX sadcom does a variation on the Huck-Finn-overhearing-his-own-funeral vignette, when anger over Sam not getting respect from her daughters leads to a mock wake in her honor. A brilliant take on the agonies and ecstasies of parenthood, the show business life and balancing the personal with the professional. It's also proof that this is hands down one of the funniest, deepest shows on TV, period. David Fear
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