What’s missing from our list of the year’s best TV shows?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

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Errol Morris calls the Nathan For You season 4 finale his “new favorite love story”

Nearly everything about the final episode of Nathan For You’s fourth season felt different, from its opening credits and feature-length run time to its lush cinematography and emphasis on character over comedy. In it, Nathan Fielder helps Bill Heath, a Bill Gates impersonator with whom he’s previously worked, find…

The Nathan For You finale gets a little more wistful with the closed captions on

An intrepid viewer who watched the epic Nathan For You season finale with the closed captions turned on discovered what he thought might be a “hidden message” for viewers, signaling the end of the show. (A fifth season has not yet been announced, or publicly green-lit.) What you hear when you watch the episode—which,…

Nathan For You’s two-hour finale lives up to the hype with incredible catharsis

The hype for “Finding Frances,” the two-hour season finale of Nathan For You was intense, and it seemed insurmountable. Or it would have if this was any other show on television. Nathan Fielder has given us enough stunning moments since 2013 that when he promises something unlike anything we’ve seen before, it would…

Nathan finds a new use for smoke detectors on a clever Nathan For You

One of Nathan For You’s defining — and most enjoyable — attributes is the way Nathan is constantly piling one lie on top of another to make things work, and the fact that he usually pulls it off has given us some of the show’s most satisfying episodes. That was certainly true with “Shipping Logistics Company,” where…

Nathan For You kicks off season 4 by celebrating Nathan’s past...uh, successes?

“I Came Out A Believer,” Molly Lambert’s Grantland piece from 2014, remains the closest thing to a proper, thorough accounting of the lasting impact of Nathan For You on the entrepreneurs who have appeared on it. As much as Nathan Fielder’s surreal format borrows from the “small business makeover” reality subgenre, …

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