Category Archives: Reviews

What I Watched This Week: 10 Jan 2021

BINGEINGDanger 5 – Season 1 (A- average)An absolutely ridiculous, wildly entertaining diversion. I described it to a friend as “Inglourious Basterds meets Team America at the Matt Helm Lounge.”

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What I Watched This Week: 20 Dec 2020

BINGEINGBlack Mirror – Season 2 (A- average)I’m including the stellar “White Christmas” here, which ups the season average. “Be Right Back” and “White Bear” represent the show at its pitch-black best, but “The Waldo Moment” was full of facile political … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 13 Dec 2020

NEW SHOWSThe Mandalorian – “The Rescue” (A-) / season finale A thrilling finale marred by self-indulgent fan service. Based on what happens, there should never be another episode. But God knows there will be, and I will probably watch. BINGEINGKilling … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 6 Dec 2020

NEW SHOWSThe Mandalorian – “The Believer” (A)I hope Bill Burr comes back for a death-defying mission every season. BINGEINGAnimaniacs – Season 1 (B+ average)All my fears about this reboot disappeared as soon as they made a joke about urban decay … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 29 Nov 2020

NEW SHOWSThe Mandalorian – “The Tragedy” (A)All of the nonsense action figure battles I made up as a kid came to life in this episode, which gave fans steeped in lore and those who enjoy solid action TV everything they … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 22 Nov 2020

NEW SHOWSThe Mandalorian – “The Jedi” (A-)Other than some cut-scene quality dialogue, this was a thrilling episode that will still mean ore to people steeped in Star Wars lore. That cold open was phenomenal. BINGEINGSuccession – Season 2 (A average)An … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 15 Nov 2020

NEW SHOWSThe Mandalorian – “The Siege” (A-)Couldn’t ask for much more. Yes, there was another mission and another gun battle, but it was exceptionally thrilling, and featured Baby Yoda eating blue macarons. I’m not immune to that. BINGEINGSuccession – Season … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 8 Nov 2020

NEW SHOWSSaturday Night Live – “Dave Chappelle/Foo Fighters” (B+)The cold open wasn’t a complete atrocity, like Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton singing “Hallelujah,” but it wasn’t anything special either. Chappelle’s blistering monologue was excellent, as was the Aunt Jemima/Uncle Ben sketch. But … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 1 Nov 2020

NEW SHOWSSaturday Night Live – “John Mulaney/The Strokes” (B)The weakest of Mulaney’s turns hosting, but still plenty of inspired silliness. He also had a great monologue, taking what was surely a note about enthusiastically going to the polls Tuesday and … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 25 Oct 2020

NEW SHOWSThe Mandalorian – “The Marshal” (B+) / season premiere I’m not sure exactly why I’m complaining. That cold open is one of the best things the show has done, and the ultra-widescreen climax is tremendous action TV. But a … Continue reading

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