Category Archives: Reviews

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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2019 in Review: The Best Albums

This is probably the last year I’m going to publish a list like this. A lot of new music hasn’t held much interest for me, as I’ve been far more into exploring all the great music of the past. So enjoy this … Continue reading

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Reactions to the 2020 Oscar Nominations

Biggest Snubs (in order from most to least egregious) 1. Us – Actress There was one acting nomination for a person of color (Cynthia Erivo), so technically it’s not an all-white line-up. Still, it’s pathetic, specially when they had the … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 5 Jan 2020

NEW SHOWS Jeopardy!: The Greatest of All Time – Week 1 (A) The one and only time I’ll feel superior to these guys is that I got Final Jeopardy! (about 21st Century Oscar Winners) and none of them did. Schitt’s Creek … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 29 Dec 2019

BINGEING The Man in the High Castle – Season 4 (A- average) After three mostly successful but inessential seasons, the show saved its best for last. Showing the true cost of both fascism and trying to resist it, this was … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 22 Dec 2019

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Eddie Murphy/Lizzo” (A-) The best episode in a long time, with Murphy bringing back a bunch of classic characters, but really blowing the doors off in sketches where he’s not reliving the past. Plus, … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 15 Dec 2019

NEW SHOWS Watchmen – “See How They Fly” (A-) / season finale An incredibly satisfying finale that of course can’t answer every possible question we have. Damon Lindelof stuck the landing on one of the best seasons of television ever. … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 8 Dec 2019

NEW SHOWS Watchmen – “A God Walks into Abar” (B+) Corny as hell, and I fell for it hook, line and sinker. Such an embrace of naked sentimentality will probably rub some viewers the wrong way, but it absolutely worked … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 1 Dec 2019

NEW SHOWS Watchmen – “An Almost Religious Awe” (A-) Flashbacks. Exposition dumps. A huge twist. Plenty of shows have done this to varying levels of success, but few have done it as gracefully as Watchmen. On any other show, the … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 24 Nov 2019

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Thanksgiving of Horror” (B+) More bonkers and scary than the last several years of Halloween specials, this holiday special was a pleasant surprise. Watchmen – “This Extraordinary Being” (A) Radically reinvents the superhero origin in just … Continue reading

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