Category Archives: Reviews

TV Recap: Nov. 13-20, 2022

NEW SHOWSDocumentary Now! – “Trouver Frisson” (B+) / season finaleA heartwarming tribute to the films of Agnès Varda, and one of the few non-cynical entries of the show as the whole. I hope this isn’t the end of this brilliant … Continue reading

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TV Recap: Nov. 6-12, 2022

NEW SHOWSThe Handmaid’s Tale – “Safe” (B-) / season finaleThis season was even more frustrating than last season. You could almost feel the writers stretching this out for 10 more episodes, only to rush this finale that made the baffling … Continue reading

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TV Recap: Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2022

NEW SHOWSThe White Lotus – “Ciao” (B+) / season premiereNot quite as immediately gripping as the first season, but there’s still no shortage of where the show could go, even as some characters seem obvious replacements for Season 1’s awful … Continue reading

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TV Recap: Oct. 16-22, 2022

NEW SHOWSDocumentary Now! – “Soldier of Illusion” (A-) / season premiereThis show couldn’t be more niche, but I absolutely adore it and hope it runs for as long as the creative team wants to keep it going. This season premiere … Continue reading

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TV Recap: Oct. 9-15, 2022

NEW SHOWSKevin Can F**k Himself – “Allison’s House” (A) / series finaleA strong finale to a challenging season. The show’s final “break” between reality and sitcom pulled everything together, showing us the real Kevin: an emotionally abusive, selfish asshole, not … Continue reading

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TV Recap: Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2022

NEW SHOWSReservation Dogs – “I Still Believe” (A) / season finaleWhile some of the twists and turns of our quartet’s journey to California were predictable (car trouble, losing that big wad of cash), a lot of it was not (Incubus … Continue reading

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TV Recap: Sept. 18-24, 2022

NEW SHOWSAbbott Elementary – “Development Day” (A) / season premiereBasically everything you could want in the season premiere to last year’s breakout comedy. Everything here plays to the show’s strengths: It’s realistic without being bleak, sweet without being saccharine and … Continue reading

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TV Recap: Sept. 11-17, 2022

NEW SHOWSThe Handmaid’s Tale“Morning” (B-) / season premiere“Ballet” (A)The show has no more tricks up its sleeve, and Elisabeth Moss’s performance is no longer among the best on TV. I’m a little tired of the literal hand-wringing from June about … Continue reading

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TV Recap: Sept. 4-10, 2022

NEW SHOWSWhat We Do in the Shadows – “Sunrise, Sunset” (B) / season finaleAlways a shame when a successful season ends on more of a meh note. But there wasn’t much choice but to return to square one, with Colin … Continue reading

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TV Recap: Aug. 21-27, 2022

NEW SHOWSKevin Can F**k Himself – “Mrs. McRoberts Is Dead” (B+) / season premiereFelt very reminiscent of Breaking Bad, in that the writers have painted themselves into a corner, then have to figure a way out of it. The first … Continue reading

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