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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'Master of None,' "Thanksgiving"

A coming-out tale told over seven holiday dinners that spans three decades (hurtling through time rather than space), this stand-out, Emmy-winning episode is a vindication of Master of None's inclusive vision and artistic aspirations. Lena Waithe (who wrote it) has her character Denise go from a kid discovering she's gay to a young woman negotiating her her mother's resistance; Angela Bassett plays her mom. It's also a reminder that no medium feels more homey than television – a coziness that makes a sense of belonging from the shows we watch all the more important. Inkoo Kang
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