Party Down – Season 1 (A- average)
An exceptional ensemble comedy that manages to do just about everything right: romance, multilayered characters, cringe-inducing moments, verbal gags and a perfectly fine-tuned ensemble.
The X-Files – Season 1 (B+ average)
Like a lot of shows, it took a while to figure itself out. But by mid-season, it was more confident in its tone, acting and storytelling. There were some embarrassments along the way (like “Space” and “Born Again”), but its highs made for absolutely thrilling television.
Schitt’s Creek – Season 6 (A average)
Perhaps the greatest final season of a sitcom of the 21st Century. Feels neither hurried nor belabored. A lovely show that got to go out on its own idiosyncratic terms.