The Mandalorian – “The Tragedy” (A)
All of the nonsense action figure battles I made up as a kid came to life in this episode, which gave fans steeped in lore and those who enjoy solid action TV everything they could have possibly wanted.
The Crown – Season 4 (A- average)
The best season yet, because it focuses on the most human (Lady Diana) and inhuman (Margaret Thatcher) characters of Britain in the 1980s. Tremendous stuff.
The Simpsons – Season 8 (A average)
Season 4 still remains the show’s peak, but this season might have the most highs, from the lone appearance of Hank Scorpio (“You Only Move Twice”) to the Van Houtens’ divorce (“A Milhouse Divided”), Ned’s crisis of faith (“Hurricane Neddy”) to Homer & Marge’s marital crisis (“El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer”), and Homer’s encounters with a gay man (“Homer’s Phobia”) and his bitter rival (“Homer’s Enemy”).