Category Archives: Reviews

What I Watched This Week: 28 Mar 2021

BINGEINGThe X-Files – Season 3 (A- average) The best season yet, with only two outright stinkers that unfortunately come back-to-back. But we get three Darin Morgan-scripted episodes, and they’re all fantastic. Feeling like this show is going to peak soon, … Continue reading

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Reactions to the 2021 Oscar Nominations

Biggest Snubs (in order from most to least egregious) 1. First Cow – Adapted Screenplay, Picture, Director, Supporting Actor, Cinematography, Production Design For the first time ever, the New York Film Critics’ Circle pick for Best Film wasn’t nominated for … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 7 Mar 2021

BINGEINGParty Down – Season 2 (A- average)Even with the loss of Jane Lynch (who pops in the season finale), the show was even tighter and funnier than in its terrific first season. “Steve Guttenberg’s Birthday” remains an all-time classic episode. … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 21 Feb 2021

BINGEINGParty Down – Season 1 (A- average)An exceptional ensemble comedy that manages to do just about everything right: romance, multilayered characters, cringe-inducing moments, verbal gags and a perfectly fine-tuned ensemble. The X-Files – Season 1 (B+ average)Like a lot of … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 24 Jan 2021

BINGEINGDanger 5 – Season 2 (A- average)The show turns everything to 11 for this outrageous follow-up that spoofs ’80s action and sci-fi. There’s so much gore and nudity, I’m surprised Vinegar Syndrome hasn’t tried to release this on Blu-ray yet.

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What I Watched This Week: 10 Jan 2021

BINGEINGDanger 5 – Season 1 (A- average)An absolutely ridiculous, wildly entertaining diversion. I described it to a friend as “Inglourious Basterds meets Team America at the Matt Helm Lounge.”

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What I Watched This Week: 20 Dec 2020

BINGEINGBlack Mirror – Season 2 (A- average)I’m including the stellar “White Christmas” here, which ups the season average. “Be Right Back” and “White Bear” represent the show at its pitch-black best, but “The Waldo Moment” was full of facile political … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 13 Dec 2020

NEW SHOWSThe Mandalorian – “The Rescue” (A-) / season finale A thrilling finale marred by self-indulgent fan service. Based on what happens, there should never be another episode. But God knows there will be, and I will probably watch. BINGEINGKilling … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 6 Dec 2020

NEW SHOWSThe Mandalorian – “The Believer” (A)I hope Bill Burr comes back for a death-defying mission every season. BINGEINGAnimaniacs – Season 1 (B+ average)All my fears about this reboot disappeared as soon as they made a joke about urban decay … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 29 Nov 2020

NEW SHOWSThe Mandalorian – “The Tragedy” (A)All of the nonsense action figure battles I made up as a kid came to life in this episode, which gave fans steeped in lore and those who enjoy solid action TV everything they … Continue reading

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