Category Archives: Reviews

What I Watched This Week: 5 Aug 2018

NEW SHOWS Sharp Objects – “Closer” (A-) Calhoun Day was wholly invented for the show, but it’s a grand showcase for everything we’ve learned about Wind Gap so far, but also as tipping point for the characters, especially the trio … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 29 Jul 2018

NEW SHOWS Sharp Objects – “Ripe” (A) The best episode yet, furthering the plot while also perfecting the quick edits and ominous flashes. Even Adora is revealed to be more than a one-dimensional busybody and guilt-tripper. Who Is America? – … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 22 Jul 2018

NEW SHOWS Sharp Objects – “Fix” (A-) Finally nails its tone and style, giving us more insight into more characters, especially Amma, who’s certainly the most fascinating of them all. [That character’s] death is the most devastating since Phoebe on … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 15 Jul 2018

NEW SHOWS Sharp Objects – “Dirt” (B) A solid episode that furthers the plot, but the show still needs to figure out what it exactly it wants to be. Who Is America? – “101” (B-) / series premiere Surprisingly unfunny for … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 8 Jul 2018

NEW SHOWS Sharp Objects – “Vanish” (B+) / series premiere We’ve seen a lot of this before, but it’s still done very well. Has a lot of issues typical of pilots (even though this was ordered straight-to-series), but still holds … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 24 Jun 2018

NEW SHOWS Westworld – “The Passenger” (B+) / season finale I’m past the point of caring about these characters, and with all the deaths it seems the show might be as well. Of course, Season 3 could just bring everyone … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 17 Jun 2018

NEW SHOWS Westworld – “Vanishing Point” (B+) A tragic turn of events for some of the series’ darkest characters, but they brought it on themselves. The Handmaid’s Tale – “The Last Ceremony” (A) Perhaps the series’ most devastating episode yet, with … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 10 Jun 2018

CURRENT SHOWS Westworld – “Les Ecorches” (B+) Wow. It’s almost like this show is better when it’s blowing stuff up and not exploring bullshit philosophy about what it means to be human.

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What I Watched This Week: 3 Jun 2018

NEW SHOWS Legion – “Chapter 18” (B+) Still feels like marking time, but if you think I’m not going to be glued to the screen after Syd falls down a giant hole in the desert or during a flashback set … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 27 May 2018

NEW SHOWS Westworld – “Phase Space” (B) Several “oh shit” moments, but doesn’t add up to much. I think the show is better when it doesn’t try to cut between all five-ish storylines. Legion – “Chapter 17” (B) Jean Smart … Continue reading

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