I'm watching less non-sports television than I ever have in my life, but I still made time to watch Derek, a 7-episode British series written by, directed by and starring Ricky Gervais.
Each episode is about 23 minutes, so you can chew through these in less time than it took to watch The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Do it. You'll thank me.
Derek is tender and sweet and the finale brought me to tears. And it wasn't just me, my wife was openly weeping by the end of it. I hadn't cried during a movie or series since Big Fish.
Here's an introduction to Derek: