Category Archives: Reviews

What I Watched This Week: 10 Feb 2019

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “MC, Middle, Headliner” (A-) Dov Davidoff has long been this show’s secret weapon. In this episode – where his dated, misogynistic routine gets him demoted to middle act – all the resentment and bitterness from never making … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 3 Feb 2019

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “The Secret” (A-) Another winner, even if I don’t buy into the hippie bullshit premise. Kat is such a positive force in Pete’s life that it’s been magical to watch. True Detective – “If You Have … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 27 Jan 2019

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “The Temple Gig” (A) Another lovely start to the season. Pete finds new love at a clothing store, and they get to know each other (and each other’s bodies) over the course of one magical day. … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 20 Jan 2019

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “Jaboukie” (A) / season premiere Pete returns from the high of his campus tour, jazzed about a great young comedian (Jaboukie Young-White, playing a version of himself). But the title of the show becomes literal again, … Continue reading

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Reactions to the 2019 Oscar Nominations

Biggest Snubs (in order from most to least egregious) 1. First Reformed – Actor The one to get angry about. Hawke, who’s been nominated as Supporting Actor twice, is giving the best performance of his career here. The film barely … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 13 Jan 2019

NEW SHOWS True Detective “The Great War and Modern Memory” (B+) / season premiere “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” (B+) The show will never be as transporting as that first season was, when there wasn’t much on TV like it. Still, Mahershala … Continue reading

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Things I Wrote: Fall 2018

As per usual, I am terrible at updating and linking to the pieces I write. See those below: REVIEWS All About Nina (Fresh Fiction) Bohemian Rhapsody (College Movie Review) First Man (Central Track) Galveston (Fresh Fiction) Halloween (Central Track) The Hate … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 6 Jan 2019

NEW SHOWS 76th Golden Globe Awards (C) The very definition of a mixed bag. The show itself went on too long, but did have time for some great speeches (Christian Bale, Glenn Close) and some bad ones (Peter Farrelly). But … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 16 Dec 2018

NEW SHOWS & SPECIALS Pete Holmes: Dirty Clean (B+) What I love about Pete Holmes, in addition to his energy and affable personality, is that he’s the rare comedian whose routines seem built not out of a desire to “kill” … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 2 Dec 2018

NEW SHOWS The Good Place – “Janet(s)” (A) Season 3 saved it best and biggest twist for its fall finale, taking huge storytelling risks along the way. It’s built to this all season long, and it absolutely stuck the landing. … Continue reading

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