Category Archives: Reviews
NEW SHOWS & SPECIALSSaturday Night Live – “Bill Burr/Jack White” (B+)The best episode the show’s had in 2020, if not a little before. Its cold open went on far too long with a parody of The Fly that doesn’t work. … Continue reading
NEW SHOWSThe Boys – “What I Know” (A) / season finale A jam-packed finale that could serve as a fitting series closer. Its emotional beats are earned and its “girl power” moment is a million times more effective (and violent) … Continue reading
NEW SHOWSThe Boys – “Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker” (B+)Felt a bit too on-the-nose, but it’s not the show’s fault the real world is run by white supremacists trying to start a race war. CURRENT SHOWSThe Boys – “The Bloody Doors … Continue reading
NEW SHOWSThe Boys – “We Gotta Go Now” (A)Homelander was terrifying on his own. But now that he’s teamed up with Stormfront, that’s white supremacist terrorism with superpowers. Yikes.
NEW SHOWSThe Boys – “Over the Hill with the Swords of a Thousand Men” (A)A deeply fucked-up hour-plus, as some characters get a brief moment of tenderness before having the rug pulled out from under them again. Few, if any, … Continue reading
REWATCHThe Simpsons – Season 5 (A- average)Fewer absolute classics this season, but still in the middle of the show’s prime. “Cape Feare” remains the show’s best Sideshow Bob episode.
CURRENT SHOWS & SPECIALSMiddleditch & Schwartz (A average) Some of the most deeply inspired lunacy I’ve ever seen on screen. Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) and Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) join forces to make long-form improv. There are a million … Continue reading
BINGEING Jonny Quest – Season 1 (B)Only occasionally as fun as I remembered it, and a lot more racist than I remembered it. But when it’s at it’s best, it’s exhilarating, and I was a kid again. The Singing Detective … Continue reading
NEW SHOWS Perry Mason – “Chapter Eight” (B+) / season finale Checks all the boxes it needs to, with a post-script that sets up what should be an improved Season 2. But I’ll be thinking about that final scene with … Continue reading
NEW SHOWSPerry Mason – “Chapter Seven” (A) The best episode yet with a thrilling climax. Mason’s quick transformation from hacking neophyte to experienced attorney is a little shocking, but his scene with Pete proves it’s not just a put-on. BINGEINGI’ll … Continue reading