Category Archives: Reviews

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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What I Watched This Week: 30 Sep 2018

NEW SHOWS This Is Us – “A Philadelphia Story” (B) Tries to do way too much, including some necessary flashbacks to ’98 and some unnecessary ones to Randall’s dad pre-reunion. But that last moment, as Randall here’s a devastating off-hand … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 23 Sep 2018

NEW SHOWS This Is Us – “Ave Maria” (B+) / season premiere It’s not a good sign that I’m already a little frustrated with Kate, but this excellent season premiere reminds me why I love this show so much. And … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 16 Sep 2018

NEW SHOWS It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – “The Gang Beats Boggs: Ladies Reboot” (B+) No mere retread, this is one of the show’s smartest dumb episodes, commenting on everything from the very nature of all-lady reboots, to profiting off … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 9 Sep 2018

NEW SHOWS It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – “The Gang Escapes” (B-) Some funny moments, but Dee’s side-quest is almost too disturbing to glean any humor out of it. BINGEING The Good Place – Season 2 (A average) My rewatch confirms … Continue reading

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Things I Wrote: Summer 2018

I continue to be terrible about consistently posting about my published work. Here’s what I wrote this summer. REVIEWS Adrift (College Movie Review) Ocean’s 8 (College Movie Review) Tag (College Movie Review) Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (College Movie Review) Sicario: … Continue reading

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