Forget to set the DVR for USA’s The Sinner since Season 3 is all about Matt Bomer.
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Not tweet during the debates in 2020.*
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Rest until someone takes that Twitter pitch for a Lucifer–Constantine buddy comedy seriously.
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Trust the CW to do right by us all and greenlight the Superman and Lois series they have in development so Tyler Hoechlin can become the star he was meant to be.
Fall so behind on shows that deserve to be binged. That means you, Killing Eve, The Other Two and Black Lightning.
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Give up on thinking there’s time to read the Outlander series and just enjoy the smokeshow that is Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe.
Be shocked at all when Cate Blanchett wins a slew of awards for playing Phyllis Schlafly in Mrs. America.
Continue to allow fandoms to have their feelings about twists, deaths and disappointments. Everyone’s experience with television is personal and what may seem like a storyline to some is a lifeline to others.
Expect actual logic from The Masked Singer judges. Honestly, the only thing more baffling than the costumes is how these people think Jamie Foxx, Bieber or Gaga would do a Fox reality show.
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Accept the fact that there will never be a series finale that satisfies everyone and celebrate the fact that Supernatural had such an incredible, historical run instead of mourning its end. Same with Arrow.
Apply the same sentiment to the conclusion of Schitt’s Creek, while also devoting every free ounce of energy I have to telling people to get into this perfect comedy.
Spoil Little Fires Everywhere by Wiki’ing Celeste Ng’s novel to see what the big “moment” is that set everything off in Hulu’s adaptation.
Even bother with these two.
Every year, we go through this: "I'm gonna lose weight." "I am going to start meditation." "Recycling in the New Year!"
Whatever, those life changes inspired by Aud Lang Syne are good and all, but let's be serious — they don't stick. (Just ask every TV critic who has resolved to be less critical outside of the job.)
In a jam-packed television year, these series reigned supreme.
Still, there are some resolutions that are actionable and most of them involve content, not carbs or barbs. Here are some of ours, which should hopefully help us face the next decade of scripted, unscripted, and political mayhem coming to screens everywhere!