Category Archives: Reviews

What I Watched This Week: 17 May 2020

NEW SHOWS Community – “Cooperative Polygraphy: Live Table Read” (A) Everything I wanted from the Parks and Rec special I got here. A joyful, hilarious reunion that uses one of the show’s all-time best scripts into a seamless recreation, with plenty … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 10 May 2020

NEW SHOWS Mrs. America – “Bella” (A) By focusing on Bella Abzug (Margo Martindale), the show hones in on the dangers of compromise. Often times compromise can be beneficial. But make too many concessions and your movement gets watered down … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 3 May 2020

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Warrin’ Priests, Part 2” (B-) A lackluster ending to a promising episode. The Bible verse showdown and megachurch gags were pretty good, though. Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill (B) Exactly what I’ve come to expect … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 26 Apr 2020

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Warrin’ Priests, Part 1” (B+) Pete Holmes arrives as writer and guest star in this two-parter about a more tolerant minister who comes to Springfield and wins the souls of many of its inhabitants, forcing … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 19 Apr 2020

NEW SHOWS Killing Eve – “Management Sucks” (B) Some strong individual scenes, including Villanelle’s latest kill and Fiona Shaw’s incredible scene eating lunch in her car, but it doesn’t quite come together as a whole. Better Call Saul – “Something … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 12 Apr 2020

NEW SHOWS Killing Eve – “Slowly Slowly Catchy Monkey” (B+) / season premiere I’m not sure what this show’s harsher critics are looking for. While the show won’t be as good as it was in the first season, it’s still … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 5 Apr 2020

NEW SHOWS Better Call Saul – “Bagman” (A) An absolutely phenomenal episode from a terrific season, bringing in the big guns (Vince Gilligan) to direct a harrowing and thrilling survival episode, with Jimmy and Mike stranded in the desert after … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 26 Jan 2020

NEW SHOWS The Outsider – “Que Viene el Coco” (A-) Even without gruesome violence, this episode is the most unsettling yet, because all the stories about boogeymen are real. The plot similarities to It Follows are fine considering that’s one of … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 19 Jan 2020

NEW SHOWS The Outsider – “Dark Uncle” (B+) As Chris and Andy mentioned on The Watch, this is an exposition-heavy episode. But because it’s shot and delivered with such panache, it’s completely captivating. The arrival of Cynthia Erivo portends good … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 12 Jan 2020

NEW SHOWS The Outsider “The Incident” (B+) / series premiere “Roanoke” (A) A solid procedural with just enough eerie stuff on the periphery to keep it interesting. But then it delivers a jaw-dropping twist in its second episode, taking this … Continue reading

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