Category Archives: Reviews

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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What I Watched This Week: 2 Sep 2018

NEW SHOWS It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – “The Gang Makes Paddy’s Great Again” (B+) / season premiere A rare occasion when I wish the episode had more plot than it actually does, this is another self-referential reboot, like Season … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 26 Aug 2018

NEW SHOWS Sharp Objects – “Milk” (A) / series finale A devastating finale that ratchets up the tension, allows it to quiet down, then pulls the rug out from under you. Patricia Clarkson is almost guaranteed an Emmy for this … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 19 Aug 2018

NEW SHOWS Sharp Objects – “Falling” (A) A devastating penultimate episode, as Camille’s history of bad decisions leads her to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Richard comes away with more questions than answers digging into Camille’s … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 12 Aug 2018

NEW SHOWS Sharp Objects – “Cherry” (B+) It’s the little details that make this episode: the looks, the hidden words, the people just out of frame. Any potential breakthrough that Camille might have is always going to be undercut by … Continue reading

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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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