Category Archives: Reviews

What I Watched This Week: 10 Nov 2019

NEW SHOWS Watchmen – “If You Don’t Like My Story, Write Your Own” (B+) As the season shifts into full procedural mode, it goes from astonishing to merely exceptional. Still, the show has plenty of awe-inspiring WTF moments, including whatever … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 3 Nov 2019

NEW SHOWS Watchmen – “She Was Killed by Space Junk” (A) Jean fucking Smart. That’s it. That’s the entire review. Silicon Valley – “Blood Money” (A-) Gilfoyle finally meets his match in the form of the HR rep who cracks … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 27 Oct 2019

NEW SHOWS Watchmen – “Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship” (A-) The show answers a lot of the questions raised in the first episode, but then raises a whole lot more. “What the fuck,” indeed, Angela. Silicon Valley – “Artificial Lack … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 20 Oct 2019

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Treehouse of Horror XXX” (B) I actually enjoyed each of the segments, even as I acknowledge this will never be as good as the old days. Put another way: I only rolled my eyes once … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 13 Oct 2019

NEW SHOWS The Righteous Gemstones – “Better Is the End of a Thing than Its Beginning” (A) / season finale A genuinely moving finale that also provided the biggest laughs of the season. The story Edi Patterson tells about Judy’s … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 6 Oct 2019

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Phoebe Waller-Bridge/Taylor Swift” (B+) A mostly successful episode thanks to Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s deft maneuvering in playing all different types of characters. “Mid-Day News” was probably the best non-political/non-game show sketch they’ve done in a very … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 29 Sep 2019

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Woody Harrelson/Billie Eilish” (C+) / season premiere All my hopes of new cast members and Alec Baldwin’s public threats to quit the show were dashed in the cold open, which was just a bunch … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 22 Sep 2019

NEW SHOWS 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (B-) Not sure if this was as successful a hostless endeavor as the Oscars, but it didn’t drag and they ended on time, so that has to count for something. The Righteous Gemstones … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 15 Sep 2019

NEW SHOWS The Righteous Gemstones – “Interlude” (A-) A crazy ’80s fever dream of an episode, one that doesn’t have many laughs. But it contextualizes every character and relationship effectively. I’m no Sugarland fan, but Jennifer Nettles is extraordinary as … Continue reading

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Things I Wrote: Summer 2019

I have somehow gone this far into 2019 without doing a round-up post on things I’ve written for respectable publications thus far. This is Part Three. (Find Part One here and Part Two here.) REVIEWS (for College Movie Review) Dark Phoenix Midsommar … Continue reading

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