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One Good Thing

One Good Thing

Recommendations from the world of culture we think you should check out.

One Good Thing: I didn’t watch any sports. Then I watched Netflix’s Drive to Survive.

One Good Thing: Lucy Dacus’s latest album is a different kind of ghost story

One Good Thing: This Chinese dance show is the only thing I care about

One Good Thing: An unsung drama of the 2010s you should stream right now

One Good Thing: A rom-com that celebrates the joy of easy watching

One Good Thing: A family drama that takes the deaf audience seriously

One Good Thing: Clear eyes, full hearts, please watch Friday Night Lights on Netflix

One Good Thing: A true crime book about the problems with true crime books

One Good Thing: A podcast that proves all heists are a little bit gay

One Good Thing: These dark detective novels are really about ethics and hope

One Good Thing: A very funny show about girlboss feminism

One Good Thing: HBO Max’s Hacks features the amazing Jean Smart as an aging comedy legend

One Good Thing: The gorgeous horror movie St. Maud finds religious ecstasy in self-destruction

One Good Thing: A Zoom experience that will still be fun post-pandemic

One Good Thing: Mare of Easttown is my new favorite murder story

One Good Thing: The perfect album for spring 2021

One Good Thing: Starz series P-Valley has one of the best TV pilots in recent memory

We give geniuses license to be jerks. Mike Nichols tried not to be anyhow.

One Good Thing: Netflix’s gone-too-soon Teenage Bounty Hunters is warm-hearted and whip-smart

One Good Thing: The Lord of the Rings trilogy is the perfect late-quarantine binge

One Good Thing: For All Mankind explores a world where humans lived on the moon — in the 1970s

One Good Thing: The brutal beauty of Veneno

One Good Thing: Netflix’s Ginny & Georgia is so much more than a Gilmore Girls rip-off

One Good Thing: How indie rock band Fever Dolls won my heart in just 9 songs

One Good Thing: The pulpy joys of the Bruce Lee-inspired Warrior

One Good Thing: Netflix’s The Ripper smartly reframes the notorious Yorkshire Ripper case

One Good Thing: All Creatures Great and Small is cozy as a mug of tea on a rainy day

One Good Thing: Detransition, Baby lays bare the innermost thoughts of trans women

One Good Thing: FX’s A Teacher depicts a teacher and student’s affair with pain intact

One Good Thing: The existential horror and hope of The Leftovers, the perfect show for 2021

One Good Thing: The future is uncertain. This graphic novel gave me hope anyway.

One Good Thing: Housebound is the perfect horror comedy for the perpetually quarantined

One Good Thing: The gentle, lovely beauty of the YouTube Christmas coffee shop

One Good Thing: Try reading “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” out loud

One Good Thing: Watching Gordon Ramsay’s Christmas special is one of my favorite holiday traditions

One Good Thing: A magically soothing cartoon that lets friendship last forever

One Good Thing: HBO’s best new show is a hilarious, poignant quest to understand the little things

One Good Thing: An amazing game played entirely via text message

One Good Thing: Netflix’s Dash & Lily is a sweet TV rom-com with a Christmas twist

One Good Thing: The dark pop pleasures of Selena Gomez’s Rare