In my opinion this is the finest, strongest season of the show so far. That’s not meant to suggest that the other seasons are underwhelming – nothing could be further from the truth, as this is easily one of the best, most consistent and well-written sitcoms of the last decade. But even for a show as well-realized as this, the show hit its stride here: The characters’ arcs are profound, the writing is layered and genuinely funny, and the season has a habit of effectively mixing up its own formula. All of it leads to one of the most poignant, compelling and wholly satisfying season finales I’ve had the pleasure of watching. In fact, it’s so good that I thought the show had ended after this season, even though there’s a seventh season.
Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)