Category Archives: Reviews

What I Watched This Week: 2 Aug 2020

NEW SHOWSPerry Mason – “Chapter Seven” (A) The best episode yet with a thrilling climax. Mason’s quick transformation from hacking neophyte to experienced attorney is a little shocking, but his scene with Pete proves it’s not just a put-on. BINGEINGI’ll … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 26 Jul 2020

NEW SHOWS Perry Mason – “Chapter Six” (A-) The show’s best episode yet, with dramatic reveals and a new ally. Matthew Rhys and Juliet Rylance continue to be terrific. Muppets Now – “Due Date” (B-) / series premiere Certainly cute, … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 19 Jul 2020

NEW SHOWS Perry Mason – “Chapter Five” (A-) The show finally kicks into high gear as Mason steps into the shoes of E.B., passing the bar through some less than ethical means to take over as attorney for Emily Dodson. … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 12 Jul 2020

NEW SHOWS Perry Mason – “Chapter Four” (B) At this point, the show is what it is. I don’t see it suddenly going from good to great. But there’s so little on right now, I’m fine with a handsome, well-acted … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 5 Jul 2020

NEW SHOWS Perry Mason – “Chapter Three” (B+) The plot thickens, with Paul Drake (Chris Chalk) running into the buzzsaw of racism and police corruption. I’ll be interested in how he’ll factor into the larger mystery. BINGEING Search Party – Season … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 29 Jun 2020

NEW SHOWS Perry Mason – “Chapter Two” (B+) The show snaps into focus in its second episode, which brings in Tatiana Maslany’s mysterious preacher, Chris Chalk’s dutiful beat cop, as well as some gruesome World War I flashbacks. The show … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 21 Jun 2020

NEW SHOWS Perry Mason – “Chapter One” (B) / limited series premiere I’m intrigued but not quite hooked. It’s got great atmosphere and a great cast, but it’s not quite there yet. CURRENT SHOWS Barkskins “Bees in a Bottle” (B-) … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 14 Jun 2020

BINGEING What We Do in the Shadows – Season 2 (A- average) Even better than its hilarious first season, featuring several of my biggest laughs of the year so far.

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What I Watched This Week: 7 Jun 2020

NEW SHOWS Barkskins “Buttermilk” (A-) “The Wobble” (B+) Our bounty hunters find their man, revealing fresh new horrors. A rescue attempt for Rene and Father Gabriel goes horribly awry, setting the stage for showdown between the Irouqois and the French … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 1 Jun 2020

NEW SHOWS Barkskins “The Sugared Plum” (B+) “The Law of Two” (B+) The show gets a tick better as the characters’ treacherous intentions come into focus. Everyone’s got a secret, and everyone’s got a scheme. That should keep things interesting … Continue reading

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