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The Most Important Shows on TV: Week of November 24, 2014

Which TV series will your friends (and the entire internet) be talking about this week? Stay informed—or at least be able to fake it—with SideReel's weekly guide to The Most Important Shows on TV.   A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Wednesday at 8:00pm on ABC Why:  Good grief, do you really need a reason to watch this? OK, fine. 1) It's a Thanksgiving classic. 2) There is literally nothing else worth watching the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving because the networks assume you want to be with your family or something (nerds) when what they don't understand is that TV basically IS family. It's the most important member. It holds all the rest of you together. Prepare to talk about: How this 1973 made-for-TV film is better than the bizarre, uncanny valley-looking theatrical release that's coming next year; how that ice cream sundae Thanksgiving feast looks pretty awesome, in hindsight, and how dare Patty be upset about it; how you wish your dog could cook a turkey instead of just stealing it from the kitchen when you aren't looking.   Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever Saturday at 9:00pm on Lifetime Why: Because Grumpy Cat is the second most important cat on the internet , and Aubrey Plaza is the internet's girlfriend, and when these two things collide with Christmas, well, it's going to be all that your Twitter friends will be talking about for at least 28 hours (yes, 28). Prepare to talk about: Whether Grumpy Cat did her own stunts (yes, she's a she); why they call her "Grumpy" in the movie, because she does actually have a name; how you'd kind of like to see Aubrey Plaza take on another kind of role; how there will inevitably be a sequel called something like  Grumpy Cat's Even Worst-er Christmas Ever  or Grumpy Cat's Terribly Unimpressive Hannukah .     The Walking Dead (Midseason Finale) Sunday at 9:00pm on AMC Why: It's the midseason finale of the only show that regularly beats out Sunday Night Football in the ratings! What will happen to Rick & Co.? Who will get killed? Someone we like? Probably!  Prepare to talk about: How Daryl is still your favorite (hopefully he doesn't die! To find out if Daryl dies just Google "Did Daryl Dixon die?!" and if he did just be like, "NOOOO! I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY KILLED DARYL!"); how Rick needs to find a hairbrush, stat; how  Talking Dead  is a waste of time, but you watched it anyway because you were too lazy to change the channel.     Leah E. Friedman  is the editor of SideReel.com. She hopes you have a happy Thanksgiving. You can follow her musings on  Twitter .