Category Archives: Reviews

What I Watched This Week: 15 Jul 2019

NEW SHOWS Big Little Lies – “The Bad Mother” (B+) I’m firmly on Team Celeste after that part of the trial. Denis O’Hare gives an all-time evil lawyer performance as Mary Louise’s counsel. But all the ladies are on the … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 7 Jul 2019

NEW SHOWS Big Little Lies – “Kill Me” (A) “You’re drowning,” Bonnie’s mom tells her as she emerges from her coma. She’s not the only one. As Celeste and Jane try to find some normalcy with their recently suspended boys, … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 30 Jun 2019

NEW SHOWS Big Little Lies – “She Knows” (A-) As the women try to find some sense of normalcy while everything is falling apart, things go from bad to worse for all of them. But the biggest twist is that … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 23 Jun 2019

NEW SHOWS Big Little Lies – “The End of the World” (A-) The title is both literal and metaphorical, as the parents get in an uproar over the doom-and-gloom climate change curriculum at their kids’ school, and all the worlds … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 16 Jun 2019

BINGEING Deadwood – Season 2 (A- average) The show takes a leap as the consequences of everyone’s actions come to pass. Ian McShane cements his performance of Al Swearengen in the pantheon of great TV performances, even though (or especially … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 9 Jun 2019

NEW SHOWS Big Little Lies – “What Have They Done?” (B+) / season premiere It has been two years, so I suppose some re-introductions are necessary. But the show will only get better and deeper as the season goes along. … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 2 Jun 2019

NEW SHOWS The Handmaid’s Tale “Night” (B+) / season premiere “Mary and Martha” (B) “Useful” (B) If you were out after last season – which I thought improved upon Season 1 in many ways, frustrating finale notwithstanding – it’s doubtful … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 26 May 2019

NEW SHOWS Killing Eve – “You’re Mine” (A-) / season finale A controversial episode to be sure, but I think all the choices make sense for the characters. It had to end this way, making perfect symmetry with the first … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 19 May 2019

NEW SHOWS Game of Thrones – “The Iron Throne” (B) / series finale For a casual fan, it was mostly satisfying. Though it’s clear this season was too rushed for all the emotional beats to have their maximum impact. Sansa … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 12 May 2019

NEW SHOWS Game of Thrones – “The Bells” (A) The show hit its season high, as Dany did exactly what most feared she would do, logic be damned. It’s amazing how much clearer and devastating the impact is when you … Continue reading

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