Category Archives: Reviews

TV Recap: June 12-18, 2022

EDITOR’S NOTE: Sorry for the delay. I thought this had already been published. NEW SHOWSBarry – “Starting Now” (A) / season finaleAn absolutely perfectly constructed season finale that could also serve as a perfect series finale. Hader once again upped … Continue reading

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TV Recap: June 5-11, 2022

BINGEINGGrace and Frankie – Season 7, Part 2 (B+)No show was probably more impacted by COVID shutdowns than this long-running Netflix sitcom. With most of the stars in their 80s, strict protocols and a long break were truly essential. We … Continue reading

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TV Recap: May 29-June 4, 2022

NEW SHOWS AND SPECIALSNorm Macdonald: Nothing Special (A-)Though initially unpolished, this posthumous special shows Norm was sharp and hilarious right up until the end. I passed on hearing commentary from the likes of Dave Chappelle afterward, but the hourlong special … Continue reading

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TV Recap: May 22-28, 2022

NEW SHOWSBetter Call Saul – “Plan and Execution” (A) / mid-season finaleA breathtaking episode that pays off every little moment of this half-season so far. Patrick Fabian gives the best performance of his career here, which makes the final seconds … Continue reading

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TV Recap: May 15-21, 2022

NEW SHOWSAtlanta – “Tarrare” (A-) / season finaleA big swing that mostly works thanks to Zazie Beetz’s committed performance. There’s been something off with Van all season, and this finale reveals a true detachment from reality that’s alternately hilarious and … Continue reading

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TV Recap: May 8-14, 2022

BINGEINGEvil – Season 2 (A- average)The show got even better in Season 2, even if there were times where I had no idea what was going on with Christine Lahti’s character. “S Is for Silence” immediately joins the pantheon of … Continue reading

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TV Recap: Apr. 24-30, 2022

NEW SHOWSBarry – “Forgiving Jeff” (A) / season premiereIt’s six months later, and everyone seems to be on an upward trajectory, except for Barry and Gene. So it’s no surprise that their reunion is among the most thrilling and intense … Continue reading

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TV Recap: Apr. 17-23, 2022

NEW SHOWSBetter Call Saul“Wine and Roses” (A-) / season premiere“Carrot Stick” (A)The season begins with perhaps the most masterful montage the show has ever done (which is quite an accomplishment) and finds our nominal heroes making all the wrong decisions. … Continue reading

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TV Recap: Apr. 10-16, 2022

NEW SHOWSKilling Eve – “Hello, Losers” (D) / series finaleI was still a defender of this show, even last season when the shine had worn off. The Season 3 finale would have been the perfect place to end, but the … Continue reading

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TV Recap: Mar. 27-Apr. 2, 2022

NEW SHOWS94th Academy Awards (D)An absolute disaster of a show, right up until an unscripted moment of insanity. Everyone will be talking about Will Smith’s outburst until the end of time. But it was the only interesting moment in an … Continue reading

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