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“People are just as allowed to dislike things as they are permitted to enjoy them,” writes cultural critic Kate Wagner in The Baffler essay “Don’t Let People Enjoy Things”.

Wagner (creator of the architectural critique blog McMansion Hell) shuts down one of the dumber memes going around right now, where fans bravely defend Game of Thrones and Marvel movies against those who dare to tweet critiques of the two franchises, not by arguing the content of these critiques, but by pasting in a comic strip that says, “Let people enjoy things.”

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In our new series "Point Taken", staff writers Patrick Austin and Nick Douglas debate life hacks, etiquette and best practices. In this inaugural episode, we discuss the value of "skimming" prestige TV. Are you packing in more entertainment, or robbing art of its value? Nick thinks it's fine to skim a show now and then. Patrick thinks it's a sin. Watch us face off.