Category Archives: Television

What I Watched This Week: 8 Jul 2018

NEW SHOWS Sharp Objects – “Vanish” (B+) / series premiere We’ve seen a lot of this before, but it’s still done very well. Has a lot of issues typical of pilots (even though this was ordered straight-to-series), but still holds … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 24 Jun 2018

NEW SHOWS Westworld – “The Passenger” (B+) / season finale I’m past the point of caring about these characters, and with all the deaths it seems the show might be as well. Of course, Season 3 could just bring everyone … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: July 2018

FILMS Top Picks The Brothers Bloom – Amazon and Hulu 7/1 Go – Hulu 7/1 Her – Netflix 7/29 You might have heard Rian Johnson’s name in the last six months. As the director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 17 Jun 2018

NEW SHOWS Westworld – “Vanishing Point” (B+) A tragic turn of events for some of the series’ darkest characters, but they brought it on themselves. The Handmaid’s Tale – “The Last Ceremony” (A) Perhaps the series’ most devastating episode yet, with … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 10 Jun 2018

CURRENT SHOWS Westworld – “Les Ecorches” (B+) Wow. It’s almost like this show is better when it’s blowing stuff up and not exploring bullshit philosophy about what it means to be human.

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What I Watched This Week: 3 Jun 2018

NEW SHOWS Legion – “Chapter 18” (B+) Still feels like marking time, but if you think I’m not going to be glued to the screen after Syd falls down a giant hole in the desert or during a flashback set … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 27 May 2018

NEW SHOWS Westworld – “Phase Space” (B) Several “oh shit” moments, but doesn’t add up to much. I think the show is better when it doesn’t try to cut between all five-ish storylines. Legion – “Chapter 17” (B) Jean Smart … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: June 2018

FILMS Top Picks The Age of Innocence – Amazon 6/1 Blue Like Jazz – Amazon and Hulu 6/1 Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Netflix 6/26 Three for you this month, one on each of the major services. The first … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 20 May 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Tina Fey/Nicki Minaj” (B-) / season finale Maybe it’s just me, but I expect something more from my alumni returning to host, and from my finales. This felt like a very half-assed episode to me. … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 13 May 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Amy Schumer/Kacey Musgraves” (B+) A solid episode with no dud sketches is rare enough, but this was just consistently funny, with “The Day You Were Born” and “Graduation 2018” proving to be some of … Continue reading

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