ten best countries for solo travelers!

People who travel alone often describe their first trip as a religious experience.Traveling solo gives you the chance to indulge yourself fully


There are many travelers who claim that traveling alone is the best way to see the world. You deliberately travel solo, they say, because you want to experience the world without the influence of a friend or partner’s tastes, prejudices, or preferences. When you’re with a companion, it’s easy to focus on that person and forget about meeting other travelers. Traveling alone, you’re more likely to be on a voyage of self-discovery.

Still, there are two concerns for many solo travelers. The first is safety: the simple fact is that there are countries that are statistically safer than others for travelers.

The resulting 10 best destinations for solo travelers present an amazing mash-up of geography along with radically different cultures, languages, and customs.Safety and happiness prevail in all of them, making any of them ideal for your next solo travel adventure.

No. 1 New Zealand


Safety Ranking: 4
Happiness Ranking: 24

In New Zealand, the lush setting of the Lord of the Rings films, travelers can look forward to adventures on glaciers, in rainforests, and on the peaks of the Southern Alps, not to mention bungee jumping, jet boating, and hiking on the legendary Milford Track. All while meeting some of the friendliest and most open-minded people travel in the world—a major plus for those going solo.

No. 2 Norwaybryggen_wharf_in_bergen_norway_2_1_cf2fbd46-e9f6-4ae0-a3b7-50a4655f8788

Safety Ranking: 10
Happiness Ranking: 22

The best way for solo travelers to experience an expensive country that’s 1,000 miles long: travel aboard one of the Hurtigruten coastal steamers that sail up the coast of Norway, into the city of Bergen, and through some of the country’s most beautiful fjords, stopping at dozens of ports along the way. Or sign up with a local outfitter for a multiday trek along the fjords, with accommodations ranging from comfortable hotels to mountain huts. The northern lights are gratis.

No. 3 Switzerland


Safety Ranking: 5

Happiness Ranking: 30

Switzerland, a place known for people who mind their own business, is a natural choice for solo travel. Equip yourself with good hiking boots and a Swiss Rail Pass—good for every train, tram, and lake steamer. You might start with a couple of days in stately, pedestrian-friendly Zurich and then head south to the shores of Lake Geneva for the bistros, nightlife, and museums of Montreux and Lausanne before carrying on to the Italian-speaking Ticino region.

No. 4 Austria


Safety Ranking: 3
Happiness Ranking: 42

Small and compact, Vienna is one of the easiest European cities to navigate as a solo traveler. Start with an abundance of concert halls, dozens of museums, and cafés where you are expected to linger, a tried-and-true Viennese tradition.

No. 5 Costa Rica

Safety Ranking: 42

Happiness Ranking: 1cq5dam.web.1280.1280

You could argue that the concept of adventure travel was born here in Costa Rica, a.k.a. the world’s happiest country. This Central American destination has been drawing Americans for decades to surf on the Pacific coast or join a rafting company for a day on the white water of the Reventazón or Pacuare rivers.

No. 6 Vietnam


Safety Ranking: 45
Happiness Ranking: 2

Street life is colorful and safe in Vietnam’s largest cities, whether you’re exploring Ben Thanh market in Ho Chi Minh City or heading for Hanoi’s massive Dong Xuan Market. Do tai chi with hundreds of others by Hoan Kiem lake before heading into the mountains of the Central Highlands, preferably on a trek with a local outfitter.

No. 7 Chile


Safety Ranking: 30
Happiness Ranking: 19

As a rule, Chileans tend to be friendly and welcoming, a plus for adventurous single travelers eager to explore this 3,000-mile-long country of deserts, mountains, and endless coastline. Whether you head north to the magical Atacama Desert or south to untrammeled Chiloé Island or Patagonia, save a little time for Santiago, safe and easy to navigate.

No. 8 Japan

1608_special_TOTO_mainSafety Ranking: 8
Happiness Ranking: 48

After a few days in the fascinating megalopolis of Tokyo, hop a bullet train ride past Mount Fuji to experience the contrasting tranquility of old Kyoto. Lodgings, from venerable ryokan inns to modern hotels, are designed with single travelers in mind.

No. 9 Sweden


Safety Ranking: 11
Happiness Ranking: 45

It’s easy to be a solo traveler in Stockholm, a compact city surrounded by the waters of the archipelago. Sea kayaking? Check. A day exploring the city’s parks by bike? Easy enough. There are outdoor cafés, the artistic treasures of the Moderna Museet, and stellar shopping for design here in the country that gave us Ikea.

No. 10.Germany


Safety Ranking: 17
Happiness Ranking: 43

Too many choices can be a good thing, and that’s what you’ll encounter in Germany, one of Europe’s friendliest countries. You can hang out in Berlin—the café, gallery, and nightclub-filled epicenter of hipster Europe—and never want for company. But sooner or later, you’ll be tempted to explore other parts of this underrated country, using Germany’s well-regarded rail network.


Travel Tips you must know for a smooth holiday!

You simply cannot plan for everything. However, keeping a few important things in mind will make your travels much easier.Here are my best travel tips

Some of the travel mishaps can be avoided and some of them are just a part of traveling. You simply cannot plan for everything. However, keeping a few important things in mind will make your travels much easier. So, in no particular order, here are my best travel tips

1.Be Flexible

We always plan for delays and try not to get upset when things inevitably go wrong. Patience is extremely important when traveling!

2.Make a List


About a week or so before each trip, I make a mental list of items I don’t want to forget — which I WILL forget if I don’t write them down. I’ve learned that when I think of something, I need to write it down.

3.Learn Common Phrases of the Local Language

A simple “Please,” “Thank you,” and “I’m sorry” in the local language goes a long way. I also like to learn the word for beer, but that’s just me.

4.Don’t Forget an Extra Camera Battery (or Two)


Have you ever gotten to that epic sunset photo spot and realized your camera battery is dead and you don’t have a back up? I try to bring at least three camera batteries on all of our trips so that we don’t miss out on that perfect shot.

5.Always Bring a Sarong

Sarongs can be used as a wrap when you are cold, a towel, a curtain, or a piece of clothing that can be worn dozens of different ways. Solid colors are great, but if you want something that stands out, I love this sarong.

Travel Fashion Tips

6.Always Buy Travel Insurance

A medical emergency can wipe out your savings — or even worse. We use and trust World Nomads for travel insurance.

7.Make Photocopies of Important Documents


In my early twenties, I was very good about keeping a copy of my passport in a separate bag from my actual passport. Then I got lazy. Recently, a friend of mine lost her passport at the airport. She was told that if she had brought a copy of it and extra passport photos they would have let her travel. Since she didn’t, she was forced to forfeit a $2,000 flight and a week in Europe. I now carry a copy with me.

8.Pack Extra Underwear

Undies are small and it’s always a good idea to have a few extra pairs in case of emergencies. Another option is to pack these quick-dry underwear so you can easily wash them on the road.

9.Pre-plan Your Outfits


I’m a lazy, last-minute packer, so I’ve spent too many trips with all black or all grey outfits because I didn’t plan my outfits before packing. I look back at photos and wish I had put more effort into packing.

10.Enquire about the price BEFORE You Take Public Transportation


It’s a good idea to ask about the price before you hop on a bus, guagua, or other form of public transportation. We learned our lesson in the Dominican Republic.


The 10 Most Liked Videos On Youtube

here’s a list of the best youtube videos. While Justin Beiber is very much hated on Youtube, he still makes it in the top 10 most liked videos!

YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. The service was created by three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—in February 2005.YouTube — breeding ground for the Web’s wackiest and wildest viral videos — turns 12 in 2017. In recognition, topteneverythng takes a look back at the site’s 50 greatest hits

While Justin Beiber is very much hated on Youtube, he still makes it in the top 10 most liked videos! Unfortunately, he cannot hold a finger to “Charlie Bit Me.” (Womp womp waaaaaah.)

10. Potter Puppet Pals: The Mysterious Ticking Noise (438,994 likes)

Potter Puppet Pals is a puppet show web series parodying the Harry Potter novel series by JK Rowling, created by Neil Cicierega. The first two episodes were animated, both released in 2003 on Newgrounds.

9. Achmed the Dead Terrorist (444,318 likes)

8. Jizz In My Pants (472,049 likes)

7.dramatic chipmunk

The clip lasts just 5 sec. but has been viewed more than 19 million times. All the video shows is a chipmunk turning its head quickly. But when dubbed with a high-drama score, the chipmunk looks as if he’s just witnessed a sinister plot, or perhaps has been caught in the act himself. “Dramatic Chipmunk” is the kind of video you can watch over and over and still not get sick of it — the makings of a true YouTube classic.

 6. Baby by Justin Bieber (587,511 likes)

Music video by Justin Bieber performing Baby feat. Ludacris.(Also #2 on most disliked videos).

5. “Here It Goes Again”

“Here It Goes Again” wasn’t OK Go’s first taste of Internet fame — the band got mainstream attention for its video for “A Million Ways,” a low-budget backyard dance routine. But “Here It Goes Again” — perhaps better known as “that treadmill video” — grew big enough to even get acknowledgement from the Grammys. The band took home the trophy for Best Short-Form Music Video in 2007 for the clip, which featured an elaborately choreographed routine performed on moving treadmills (a dance that, perhaps equally impressively, was shot in a single take). But this example of Internet fame has an unhappy footnote: though YouTube gave the group its break, OK Go recently sparred with its record label for not allowing fans to embed its videos.

4. Charlie Bit Me (602,979 likes)

  • YouTube’s most viewed video of all time is an unlikely champion. Seen more than 170 million times since its posting in May 2007, “Charlie Bit My Finger” was never meant to be anything more than a family flick. But the Internet’s hive mind saw something it liked and catapulted the clip, which depicts a laughing British baby gnawing on the finger of his crying brother, past “Evolution of Dance” as YouTube’s views champ by the fall of 2009.

    3. Not Afraid By Eminem (629,994 likes)

    2. Love The Way You Lie By Eminem, featuring Rihanna (660,446 likes)

  • 1. Evolution of Dance (724,131 likes)

From the robot to the chicken dance to the twist (but curiously stopping short of the Macarena), inspirational comedian Jud Laipply does it all in this 6-min. dance sequence. Moving seamlessly between eras, Laipply has been viewed more than 138 million times for a reason — his video triggers nostalgia in the happiest of ways. We can all remember, begrudgingly or not, mimicking Vanilla Ice or the cast of Grease at one time or another, though maybe not with Laipply’s infectious enthusiasm.

some of our other favourites are

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10 Brilliant Songs You Need In Your March Playlist

Put a little spring in your step and increase the madness in march with these brilliant upbeat songs.Lets kill that workout buddy!

Put a little spring in your step with..

1. “3AM (Pull Up)” by Charli XCX

I’m obsessed with this song and will be playing it on repeat all month. It’s ’80s peppy, has an addictive beat, and is 100% the song you need to spring clean your life to: “It’s 3 a.m. and you are callin’ / Go fuck yourself, don’t say you’re sorry.” PREACH.

2. “Green Light” by Lorde

Similarly, if you’re on the verge of spring cleaning your love life, Lorde’s new anthem is another great tune to add to your playlist. Plus I’m so here for the ’90s alt-pop vibes it has going on.

3. “Trampoline” by Kero Kero Bonito

My March aesthetic: bubblegum-Bright sounds, glitter, and fun-but-not-too-strenuous outdoor pursuits. This song is also so pure. It’s literally about cheering up a rainy day by bouncing on a trampoline.

4. “Feelings” by Iyes

EDM mixed with ’80s synth. All March I just want to be surrounded by peppy pop with a nostalgic throwback vibe and this is just that. What’s this feeling? IT’S SPRING, GUYS. SPRING IS HERE.

5. “Friends” by Francis and the Lights

If you don’t know Francis and the Lights, get on board with this month. The mellow, heavily synthesised R&B is just the dreamily smooth sound to pair with your sunshine-bright spring songs.

6. “4Her” by Public

Bouncy rhythms, uplifting percussion, and a melody you won’t be able to stop doing tiny little dances to. Plus the lyrics will make your heart swell and believe that maybe love isn’t doomed, which is probably what we all need right now.

7. “Break My Heart” by Hey Violet

Fresh off the presses, this new track from Hey Violet is all my synthy March dreams realised.

8. “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves

We’re walking on sunshine! Because THE SUN IS FINALLY OUT. I AM SO HYPED FOR SUNSHINE.

9. “Undercover” by Kehlani

If this bubbly pop tune doesn’t put a little extra pep in your step you’re probably dead inside, just saying.

10. “Spring Day” by BTS

I mean come on. It’s called “Spring Day”. And the video is every pastel fantasy I’ve ever had. That means automatic entry to every March playlist.


Most yummiest foods in the world! (top ten)

We may love men or women, or our kids, our sports teams or our parents, but nothing quite matches the love we have for our food.

We’re not telling you to give up your current relationship, but consider food for the long-term; it can make you happy in many different ways.

 “There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” George Bernard Shaw

1. Pizza


Pizza is yeasted flatbread generally topped with tomato sauce and cheese and baked in an oven. It is commonly topped with a selection of meats, vegetables and condiments. The term was first recorded in the 10th century, in a Latin manuscript from Gaeta in Central Italy.


A pancake is a flat cake, often thin and round, prepared from a starch-based batter that may contain eggs, milk and butter and cooked on a hot surface such as a griddle or frying pan, often frying with oil or butter.

3.Chocolate Bars


A chocolate bar is a chocolate confection in bar form, which distinguishes it from bulk chocolate produced for commercial use or individually portioned chocolates such as pastilles,bon-bons, and truffles. In most of the English-speaking world, chocolate bar also refers to a typically snack-sized bar coated with or substantially consisting of chocolate but containing other ingredients.



A hamburger or burger is a sandwich consisting of one or more cooked patties of ground meat, usually beef, placed inside a sliced bread roll or bun. The patty may be pan fried, barbecued, or flame broiled.

Burgers can either be delicious or horrible. It can be nothing but grease, or have mucus-like cheese in them (I don’t like cheese anyway) or have mayonnaise (which is OK) hanging in sticky lumps in the lettuce, which is the worst combination of food ever; but on the other hand, a good beefburger, turkey burger or venison burger can be delicious, cooked as perfectly tender and thick meat, which goes excellently with fine mustard (depending on the mustard), grilled tomato or onion, or powerful chilli sauce.

5 .Ice Cream


Ice cream is a sweetened frozen food typically eaten as a snack or dessert. It is usually made from dairy products, such as milk and cream, and often combined with fruits or other ingredients and flavours.Eaten alone, or atop something like cake, pie, or brownies… Ice cream is the bomb! (or bombe, if you like! )



Macaroni is a variety of dry pasta traditionally shaped into narrow tubes, produced in various shapes and sizes.

Well, and Mac and cheese! Does that count as macaroni?



A waffle is a dish made from leavened batter or dough that is cooked between two plates that are patterned to give a characteristic size, shape and surface impression. There are many variations based on the type of waffle iron and recipe used. Waffles are eaten throughout the world, particularly in Belgium.



Cake is a form of sweet dessert that is typically baked. In its oldest forms, cakes were modifications of breads, but cakes now cover a wide range of preparations that can be simple or elaborate, and that share features with other desserts such as pastries, meringues, custards, and pies.Cake making is no longer a complicated procedure; while at one time considerable labor went into cake making (particularly the whisking of egg foams), baking equipment and directions have been simplified so that even the most amateur cook may bake a cake.

Cake… cake… yummy… WHO SAID CAKE?!?! GRRAH!
*Biting random person’s arm off*



Spaghetti is a long, thin, cylindrical, solid pasta. It is a staple food of traditional Italian cuisine.Like other pasta, spaghetti is made of milled wheat and water. Italian spaghetti is made from durum wheat semolina, but elsewhere it may be made with other kinds of flour.Originally spaghetti was notably long, but shorter lengths gained in popularity during the latter half of the 20th century and now spaghetti is most commonly available in 25–30 cm (10–12 in) lengths. A variety of pasta dishes are based on it.



Bacon is a meat product usually prepared from pork and cured.It is first cured using large quantities of salt,either a brine or a dry packing, and the result is fresh bacon or green bacon.Bacon is prepared from several different cuts of meat. It can be made from side and back cuts of pork, or from pork belly. A side cut has less fat than the belly.Bacon may be eaten smoked, boiled, fried, baked, or grilled.

BACON! BACON! BACON! Come on guys who doesn’t like a crispy piece of bacon fresh off the barbeque?

*Breathing heavily* Oh… my… god… yummy… waffles…


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top 10 apps for every occasion

App developers push the envelope daily to improve and enhance our smartphone experiences.If you have a smart phone,you must have the best applications!

so many Android apps come out every day that it’s difficult to keep track of the best apps,here are our top ten favourite applications.


10. A Good Snowman Is Hard to Build

  • A puzzle game about crafting people made of snow, rolled into being by a blobby black creature surrounded by tiny gardens of white. Players fashion snowballs from strips of snow by swiping to roll, then stacking them in threes, large-medium-small. Only each garden has constraints, from ornamental bird baths and birdhouses to rows of potted plants. Beautifully visualized and scored, A Good Snowman Is Hard to Build is one of the sweetest, smartest puzzlers to grace 2016.

    iPhone and Android, $4.99

    9. Spotify

    Even with Apple, Amazon and Google all taking aim, Spotify is still king of the music streaming apps. A big redesign this year brought a more modern interface that’s still dead simple to use, and gorgeous to boot. One of our favorite features is the mood-based playlists, great when you need something for a rainy day or a morning workout.

    iPhone, Android (Free With Ads)

    8. NPR One

    Unless you drive often, you probably don’t have easy access to an AM/FM radio. Which means it’s hard to find public radio, a great source of news, knowledge and new music. NPR’s new NPR One app can help — it’s basically a customizable public radio station that learns what shows you like and what topics you’re interested in, building a more personal feed over time. You can also use it to listen to NPR podcasts on demand, like Planet Money and the NPR Politics Podcast.

    iPhone and Android, Free

    7. NYT Cooking

    Need an easy weekday meal for two? What should you do with all those apples you just picked? How about a slow-cooker recipe? NYT Cooking, from The New York Times, can answer all these questions and more. It offers lots of great recipes searchable by type of meal, prep time and more, often along with beautiful photos. A big bonus: You can save recipes from around the web to this app, making it a clearing house for the meals you’d like to cook.

    iPhone, Free (web version for Android)

    6. WhatsApp

    In the seven years that WhatsApp has existed, it’s become one of the most widely used communication tools in the world. The Facebook-owned app initially gained popularity because it works on most smartphones and provides a cheaper alternative to SMS for sending messages around the globe. After conducting a survey this April that included 187 countries, research firm SimilarWeb found that WhatsApp was the messaging app of choice in 55% of the world. Earlier this year, the company announced that it surpassed the one billion user milestone, meaning one in every seven people in the world now use WhatsApp.

    iPhone and Android, Free

    5. Pokémon Go

    The super-powered creatures that triggered a worldwide craze in the 90’s have finally reached the smartphone era. Immediately upon launching in July, Pokémon Go became a massive sensation among seemingly anyone who owned a smartphone. The game tasks players with physically exploring the real world to capture new Pokémon creatures, engaging in battles to claim gyms, and collecting items. It also uses your phone’s camera to make it seem like critters from the game are appearing in your actual surroundings. By cleverly using the technology in our smartphones and tapping into a wildly beloved franchise, game developer Niantic created a smash hit.

    iPhone and Android, Free

    4. Snapchat

    Sure, Snapchat first came out in 2011, but it certainly came into its own this year — especially with the app’s “Chat 2.0” revision in March 2016. With that update, the free disappearing video messaging app laid the groundwork for all sorts of killer features, from geofilters to facial lenses. As a result, Snapchat has not only become one of the most fun apps of the year, but it’s turning into a real business, too.

    iPhone and Android, Free

    Which messaging app should you use when you really want to make sure your chats stay secret? Try Signal, an encrypted chat app used by politicians, businesspeople and whistleblowers worldwide. Signal offers complete end-to-end encryption, meaning the company behind the app can’t see what you’re sending and receiving. And it works with your existing contact book, so long as both parties have Signal installed.

    iPhone and Android, Free

     2. Messages

    Why include Apple’s default messaging service in this list? Because Messages got a major overhaul in iOS 10, the company’s new iPhone software update. Messages is now a feature-rich messaging platform, complete with third-party apps, stickers, and fun graphic effects like confetti and laser beams. All the new functionality puts it leagues ahead of regular old SMS texting.

  • 1. Venmo

    Photo Illustration by Tyler Essary for TIME
    It’s rare that a company or an app gets “verbified” the way Google did. That’s exactly what’s happening with money-sending app Venmo, especially among cash-allergic millennials. “Just Venmo me” is an increasingly common refrain at brunch or the bar when it’s time to split the check.iPhone and Android, Free

    you must have theese apps in order to survive the digital life!

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10 best episodes you must watch

This is a list for excellent televison content.Even if you don’t follow the entire TV series,you must watch these ten best episodes to survive life.

1.“San Junipero,” Black Mirror , Netflix


The British anthology series has always had a spotty record—for every episode that carries across interesting ideas about the way we live with technology, there’s one that’s thuddingly obvious about a point that doesn’t merit an hour’s consideration. (Sometimes, these perceptive highs coexist in the same episode, or even the same minute, as these belabored sermons.) But in “San Junipero,” which starts off in the 1980s in a party-centric beach town and journeys unimaginably past that premise, technology serves a story that’s more human than anything the show had ever before produced.one of the best episodes of the series undoubtedly.

2. “Meth(od),” High Maintenance, HBO


What was once the web-native series of shorts High Maintenance had a remarkable season on HBO, expanding its running time to half an hour while sacrificing none of its shaggy curiosity. The series, about the clientele of a single marijuana dealer in Brooklyn, was able to dig deeper into stories, like the tale of a young gay man (Max Jenkins) who comes to realize that his relationship with his best friend (Heléne Yorke) is unbearably toxic, but can only replace it with other kinds of drama.

3.Koffee with karan, episode 16,Star world


In the last episode of Koffee With Karan, there was something else brewing (apart from the coffee of course). Kangana Ranuat was on the couch, all guns blazing in classic queen fashion. For the entire running time of the show, she answered question after question, calling out Karan Johar for years of “rejection” and “mockery” she has faced because of many like him.

Watch here: http://www.hotstar.com/tv/koffee-with-karan/1525/saif-kangana-let-it-all-out

4 “Fallen Heroes,” The Carmichael Show, NBC

The Carmichael Show - Season 2

The Cosby Show was so important,” Jerrod Carmichael (played by Jerrod Carmichael) tells his family as they debate the legacy of disgraced comedy icon Bill Cosby. “It made us realize we could go to college. I mean, we didn’t, but we knew we could.” This episode, the strongest, in a terrific season, applied Carmichael’s template of half-hour-long round-robin debate to a topic that cut very close to the bone. Every character in Carmichael’s universe had a strong opinion about Cosby’s misdeeds and his legacy—or several, butting up against each other—and the debates were at once vibrantly hilarious and rightly dispiriting.Cosby’s impact, after all, is ratified by the fact that a sitcom about a black family.

5.Dr.phil’s cash me outside


Danielle says her mother, Barbara Ann, is “crazy,” “overbearing,” and “controlling,” and says she wants her to back off and let her live her life.

“Everything has to be Barbara Ann’s way or no way. She’ll go after me,” claims the 13-year-old.

Watch episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyUFzNVolG8&t=1s

6. “The Winds of Winter,” Game of Thrones, HBO


“Battle of the Bastards,” the episode that preceded this one, was the series’s most technically accomplished ever, a splashy spectacle that nothing else on TV could hope to match. But the remarkable sequence that led to the destruction of the Sept in this best episodes is, for me, more memorable, marrying almost-painful tension with rapid plot development. This episode’s growing sense that the gears of Game of Thrones are finally clicking into place for an endgame was crowned by a remarkable final shot.

 7.Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah – तारक मेहता – Episode 1860


Jethalal is feeling the urge to have a cup tea but as Daya had to leave early, so she was unable to prepare it for Jethalal. However,now Jethalal thought that it’s better to have a cup of tea in Tarak’s house but on reaching there his intention went into vain. As Anjali has completely denied serving tea to Tarak but was ready to prepare it for Jethalal. Moreover; considering the situation Jethalal thought that it would not be wise to have a cup of tea in front of his best friend Tarak!

8.“Hope,” Black-ish, ABC


An acquittal of a cop in a fictional racially-motivated misconduct case sets off the action of this episode, sophisticated even by Black-ish’s high standard. The debates that ensue among the Johnson family—over whether to raise children with hope or fear, over whether to protest or avoid rocking the boat—feel only more relevant now than they did when the episode aired in February. The episode manages to deal in granular detail with concerns many families face, all while shrewdly managing to use each character to their best comic effect.best episodes of all times.

10. “Fish Out of Water,” BoJack Horseman, Netflix


The year’s best episodes of television was a stand-alone escape from harsh reality that proved reality always finds its way to catch you. BoJack (Will Arnett), the protagonist of this animated series, is a Hollywood actor forced to go to an undersea film festival to promote a film he’s lost enthusiasm for. Underwater, his inability to communicate with anyone is made literal—the episode, thanks to his restricting diving helmet, is practically a silent film—and attempts at forming a nonverbal connection with abandoned seahorse babies he rescues is only a temporary distraction.