Category Archives: Reviews

What I Watched This Week: 6 Jan 2019

NEW SHOWS 76th Golden Globe Awards (C) The very definition of a mixed bag. The show itself went on too long, but did have time for some great speeches (Christian Bale, Glenn Close) and some bad ones (Peter Farrelly). But … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 16 Dec 2018

NEW SHOWS & SPECIALS Pete Holmes: Dirty Clean (B+) What I love about Pete Holmes, in addition to his energy and affable personality, is that he’s the rare comedian whose routines seem built not out of a desire to “kill” … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 2 Dec 2018

NEW SHOWS The Good Place – “Janet(s)” (A) Season 3 saved it best and biggest twist for its fall finale, taking huge storytelling risks along the way. It’s built to this all season long, and it absolutely stuck the landing. … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 25 Nov 2018

NEW SHOWS This Is Us – “The Beginning Is the End Is the Beginning” (B+) Takes a lot of big swings with a few misses. The reveal that Nicky is still alive seems more obvious in retrospect, but holds a … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 18 Nov 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Steve Carell/Ella Mai” (B+) None of the sketches were truly great, but all none of them made me wish for a quick death, which counts as an improvement. Carell is a pro, but I’m … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 4 Nov 2018

NEW SHOWS It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – “Mac Finds His Pride” (B+) / season finale It’s hard to know exactly how to grade this episode. Until its last act, it’s an odd mix of heartfelt character development and gross sight … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 28 Oct 2018

NEW SHOWS This Is Us – “Kamsahamnida” (A-) The sneaky great thing about this show is when it feels the most like traditional TV, where plot points occur just to fill time in an episode, is that there’s always a … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 21 Oct 2018

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Treehouse of Horror XXIX” (B+) Follows the typical set up – two mildly amusing stories and one dud – yet I found myself a lot more weak to its charms. It’s not great, but very funny. All … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 14 Oct 2018

NEW SHOWS Harvey Birdman, Attorney General (B+) Its parody is a little too on-the-nose, yet it’s also more equipped to mock our current absurd situation than more political shows. If they want to do one of these every year or … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 7 Oct 2018

NEW SHOWS This Is Us – “Katie Girls” (A-) I didn’t quite love Kate’s anesthesia hallucinations, but any time the show focused on the fundamental decency of Jack, it becomes one of my favorite things on TV. And look at … Continue reading

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