This site eschews numerical analysis but also embraces the admittedly arbitrariness of list-making. It’s a thin beam on which to perch. Two cases in point that we can’t resist but that somehow defy — admirably — the simplicity of linear list-making:
Miriam Bale says “I’m making a list, just for you…” and posts a provocative list of films and tangible pairings to Twitter. Thank you.
Emily Nussbaum hates lists, annually in The New Yorker. This year she declares the first- and second-best TV shows of the year simply enough, but somehow we can’t accurately flatten that declaration into a list on this site. You’ll have to click through.