In this time when news is disseminated ever more quickly, we asked our critics to list the best of culture in 2013 in tweet form:
"Rectify." The story of a death row prisoner suddenly released is a mind-altering experience. Utterly different, completely hypnotic.
"Borgen." I usually hate it when critics go goopy over foreign TV, but "Borgen" is terrific. Strong women, strong men, realpolitik indeed.
"Last Tango in Halifax." Derek Jacobi and
"Homeland." Hard to match a perfect first season but still admirably ambitious and continually provocative.
"Foyle's War." In a modern field of broken men and imagined apocalypses, a quiet hero deals with historically real mayhem. Never leave us, DCI Foyle.