Category Archives: Reviews

What I Watched This Week: 15 Oct 2017

NEW SHOWS Curb Your Enthusiasm – “A Disturbance in the Kitchen” (B+) More classic Curb. We haven’t had anything legendary this season, but this is the perfect Curb archetype, with an annoying situation coming full circle. There’s also a beautifully … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 8 Oct 2017

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Springfield Splendor” (B+) A truly delightful episode, as Lisa’s art therapy becomes a best-selling graphic novel and then a truly disastrous musical. There’s plenty of great gags about amateur psychiatry, comic book fandom and overblown … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 1 Oct 2017

NEW SHOWS Curb Your Enthusiasm – “Foisted!” (B+) / season premiere Could have been a little tighter, but don’t listen to the haters, because it doesn’t feel like Curb has lost a step. The Mindy Project – “Leo’s Girlfriend” (B+) … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 24 Sept 2017

NEW SHOWS The Opposition with Jordan Klepper – “September 25, 2017” (B+) / series premiere Has a lot to introduce in this premiere, but it has the right skeleton in place to basically be The Colbert Report 2.0, moving with the … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 17 Sept 2017

NEW SHOWS & SPECIALS Jerry Before Seinfeld (A-) It’s all material we’ve heard before, but Seinfeld’s delivery is so effortless that it doesn’t feel old hat. I could have easily watched another hour. The Mindy Project – “A Romantical Decouplement” … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 10 Sept 2017

NEW SHOWS The Mindy Project – “Is That All There Is?” (C+) / season premiere An apt title, as the show jumps forward a few months, then tries to backtrack everything that happened during the jump. I understand that the … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 3 Sept 2017

NEW SHOWS Twin Peaks “The Return, Part 17” (A) “The Return, Part 18” (A-) / limited series finale “Part 17” is everything you could possibly want from a finale. Then “Part 18” reminds you that this is David Lynch we’re … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 27 Aug 2017

NEW SHOWS Twin Peaks – “The Return, Part 16” (A) “I am the FBI.” Coop is back, and thus I was cheering. The terrible Audrey scenes make a bit more sense now, given that she’s been somewhere else this whole time. … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 20 Aug 2017

NEW SHOWS Twin Peaks – “The Return, Part 15” (A-) The first 10 minutes were the happiest I’ve been watching TV this entire year. The rest of the episode can’t quite live up to that. Part of that isn’t David Lynch’s … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 13 Aug 2017

NEW SHOWS Twin Peaks – “The Return, Part 14” (A) The best episode yet. It’s all mystery and forward movement, with a supernatural twist at the end. Don’t fuck with Sarah Palmer, redneck truckers. Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Summer Edition – … Continue reading

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