Category Archives: Reviews

What I Watched This Week: 26 Jan 2020

NEW SHOWS The Outsider – “Que Viene el Coco” (A-) Even without gruesome violence, this episode is the most unsettling yet, because all the stories about boogeymen are real. The plot similarities to It Follows are fine considering that’s one of … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 19 Jan 2020

NEW SHOWS The Outsider – “Dark Uncle” (B+) As Chris and Andy mentioned on The Watch, this is an exposition-heavy episode. But because it’s shot and delivered with such panache, it’s completely captivating. The arrival of Cynthia Erivo portends good … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 12 Jan 2020

NEW SHOWS The Outsider “The Incident” (B+) / series premiere “Roanoke” (A) A solid procedural with just enough eerie stuff on the periphery to keep it interesting. But then it delivers a jaw-dropping twist in its second episode, taking this … Continue reading

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2019 in Review: The Best Albums

This is probably the last year I’m going to publish a list like this. A lot of new music hasn’t held much interest for me, as I’ve been far more into exploring all the great music of the past. So enjoy this … Continue reading

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Reactions to the 2020 Oscar Nominations

Biggest Snubs (in order from most to least egregious) 1. Us – Actress There was one acting nomination for a person of color (Cynthia Erivo), so technically it’s not an all-white line-up. Still, it’s pathetic, specially when they had the … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 5 Jan 2020

NEW SHOWS Jeopardy!: The Greatest of All Time – Week 1 (A) The one and only time I’ll feel superior to these guys is that I got Final Jeopardy! (about 21st Century Oscar Winners) and none of them did. Schitt’s Creek … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 29 Dec 2019

BINGEING The Man in the High Castle – Season 4 (A- average) After three mostly successful but inessential seasons, the show saved its best for last. Showing the true cost of both fascism and trying to resist it, this was … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 22 Dec 2019

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Eddie Murphy/Lizzo” (A-) The best episode in a long time, with Murphy bringing back a bunch of classic characters, but really blowing the doors off in sketches where he’s not reliving the past. Plus, … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 15 Dec 2019

NEW SHOWS Watchmen – “See How They Fly” (A-) / season finale An incredibly satisfying finale that of course can’t answer every possible question we have. Damon Lindelof stuck the landing on one of the best seasons of television ever. … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 8 Dec 2019

NEW SHOWS Watchmen – “A God Walks into Abar” (B+) Corny as hell, and I fell for it hook, line and sinker. Such an embrace of naked sentimentality will probably rub some viewers the wrong way, but it absolutely worked … Continue reading

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