Category Archives: Reviews

What I Watched This Week: 12 Mar 2017

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “Barking” (B+) Another solid transition episode after the closure of “Yard Sale.” It’s a little inside baseball, but quite funny, and shows Pete’s boundless optimism isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The Mindy Project – “Mindy Lahiri … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 5 Mar 2017

NEW SHOWS The Mindy Project – “Dibs” (B) Since the show bungled the introduction of Colette’s girlfriend, it’s hard to care about her hurt feelings. But I was shocked at how much I was invested in Jeremy and Anna’s non-romance. … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 26 Feb 2017

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “The Road” (A-) An improvement on the premiere, even as it’s still finding its legs. But a cocaine gag (that didn’t steal from Annie Hall) and a very true-to-character love of Jars of Clay will always … Continue reading

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Oscar Re-Do: 2006

Here we go again. The winners are in bold, but my picks are below that. BEST PICTURE Babel The Departed Letters from Iwo Jima Little Miss Sunshine The Queen Should have won: Little Miss Sunshine Not even nominated: Children of … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 19 Feb 2017

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “Artie Lange” (A-) / series premiere Like Louie, but with less existential dread. Yes, that still works. Pete Holmes has long been one of my favorite comedians, and here is material that suits his personality and … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 12 Feb 2017

NEW SHOWS Last Week Tonight – “Feb. 12, 2017” (A) / season premiere However long this administration lasts, it’s going to feel like agony. So thankfully John Oliver refuses to settle for cheap shots, but goes in long on Trump’s … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 5 Feb 2017

NEW SHOWS This Is Us – “I Call Marriage” (B) The “Kate being tempted by the douchey stableboy” storyline drives me up a wall, and it’s dragging down the rest of the show with it. But I am invested in the … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 29 Jan 2017

NEW SHOWS It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – “Making Dennis Reynolds a Murderer” (B+) Another deft media parody, this time chronicling the vague murder mysteries that captured the nation’s attention by revealing precisely nothing. BINGEING Angels in America (A-) One … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 22 Jan 2017

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Aziz Ansari/Big Sean” (A-) While no sketches will be considered all-timers, this is one of the most remarkably consistent episodes of SNL that I can remember. Absolutely no dud sketches, a terrific monologue and at … Continue reading

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Reactionary Tale: Oscar Nominations 2017

Biggest Snubs (in order from most to least egregious) 1. Arrival – Actress Arrival really could not have done better among this year’s nominees. It had the highest gross of any Best Picture nominee, and its director Denis Villeneuve got … Continue reading

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