Category Archives: Reviews

What I Watched This Week: 10 Mar 2019

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “Mulaney” (A) / series finale As a season finale, it’s perfect. As a somewhat abrupt series finale, it’s still pretty satisfying. While I’m sad the show is ending on what is clearly not its own turns, … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 3 Mar 2019

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “The Christian Tour” (B) The stuff on the tour is great, but the break-up and subsequent roasting by a quartet of female comedians feels a little tacked on. This Is Us – “The Graduates” (B-) A … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 24 Feb 2019

NEW SHOWS The Oscars (B+) After all the debacles, this hostless show made for pretty good television, moving along briskly with no segments that leave you thinking, “When is this going to be over?” (Well, except for that excruciating speech … Continue reading

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Oscar Re-Do: 1998

Now that I’m far enough away from the years when I was growing up (*gulp*), here’s a little bonus to go along with my annual column. Winners in bold, then we’ll break it down. BEST PICTURE Elizabeth Life Is Beautiful … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 17 Feb 2019

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “The Clown Stays in the Picture” (B+) A funny diversion episode, where we learn of Krusty’s ignominious time as a director of a sci-fi epic, during which Homer and Marge served as grunts. It’s a … Continue reading

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Oscar Re-Do: 2008

You know the drill: Winners in bold, then we break it down. BEST PICTURE The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Frost/Nixon Milk The Reader Slumdog Millionaire Should have won: No complaints here Not even nominated: The Dark Knight I have … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 10 Feb 2019

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “MC, Middle, Headliner” (A-) Dov Davidoff has long been this show’s secret weapon. In this episode – where his dated, misogynistic routine gets him demoted to middle act – all the resentment and bitterness from never making … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 3 Feb 2019

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “The Secret” (A-) Another winner, even if I don’t buy into the hippie bullshit premise. Kat is such a positive force in Pete’s life that it’s been magical to watch. True Detective – “If You Have … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 27 Jan 2019

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “The Temple Gig” (A) Another lovely start to the season. Pete finds new love at a clothing store, and they get to know each other (and each other’s bodies) over the course of one magical day. … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 20 Jan 2019

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “Jaboukie” (A) / season premiere Pete returns from the high of his campus tour, jazzed about a great young comedian (Jaboukie Young-White, playing a version of himself). But the title of the show becomes literal again, … Continue reading

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