Category Archives: Reviews

What I Watched This Week: 9 Apr 2017

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “Baptism” (B+) / season finale A fitting finale to a season all about finding yourself. I honestly think Leif never should have been seen again after “The Yard Sale,” because he’s so annoying, and I hope they don’t … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 2 Apr 2017

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “Julie” (B+) My least favorite episode, but still quite good, as everything hits the reset button. But Pete is still so likable, even as he’s talking to Rachael Ray’s mom about blowjobs. CURRENT SHOWS The Mindy Project – “A … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 26 Mar 2017

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “Warm-up” (A) The most joyous episode of the most joyous show. I’ve really enjoyed Crashing, but this is where Pete Holmes’ relentless optimism has truly paid off. The Americans – “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” (A-) The show … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 19 Mar 2017

NEW SHOWS & SPECIALS Crashing – “Parents” (A) Another sharp episode that cuts deeper than most comedies while still being wildly funny. The Mindy Project – “Mindy’s Best Friend” (A-) A solid, funny, deep (for this show) episode, featuring a … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 12 Mar 2017

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “Barking” (B+) Another solid transition episode after the closure of “Yard Sale.” It’s a little inside baseball, but quite funny, and shows Pete’s boundless optimism isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The Mindy Project – “Mindy Lahiri … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 5 Mar 2017

NEW SHOWS The Mindy Project – “Dibs” (B) Since the show bungled the introduction of Colette’s girlfriend, it’s hard to care about her hurt feelings. But I was shocked at how much I was invested in Jeremy and Anna’s non-romance. … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 26 Feb 2017

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “The Road” (A-) An improvement on the premiere, even as it’s still finding its legs. But a cocaine gag (that didn’t steal from Annie Hall) and a very true-to-character love of Jars of Clay will always … Continue reading

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Oscar Re-Do: 2006

Here we go again. The winners are in bold, but my picks are below that. BEST PICTURE Babel The Departed Letters from Iwo Jima Little Miss Sunshine The Queen Should have won: Little Miss Sunshine Not even nominated: Children of … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 19 Feb 2017

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “Artie Lange” (A-) / series premiere Like Louie, but with less existential dread. Yes, that still works. Pete Holmes has long been one of my favorite comedians, and here is material that suits his personality and … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 12 Feb 2017

NEW SHOWS Last Week Tonight – “Feb. 12, 2017” (A) / season premiere However long this administration lasts, it’s going to feel like agony. So thankfully John Oliver refuses to settle for cheap shots, but goes in long on Trump’s … Continue reading

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