Category Archives: Television

What I Watched This Week: 12 May 2019

NEW SHOWS Game of Thrones – “The Bells” (A) The show hit its season high, as Dany did exactly what most feared she would do, logic be damned. It’s amazing how much clearer and devastating the impact is when you … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 5 May 2019

NEW SHOWS Game of Thrones – “The Last of the Starks” (B) A lengthy breather, with a lot of clandestine meetings and secrets revealed, and then a rush through a shit-ton of plot in a short amount of time, dispatching … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 28 Apr 2019

NEW SHOWS Game of Thrones – “The Long Night” (B+) One of the most epic, awe-inspiring things ever made for television is a bit undercut by its horrendous editing during the first siege. I’m sure the creative team think they’re … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: May 2019

FILMS Top Picks Suspiria (2018) – Prime 5/3 Crash (2005) – Hulu and Prime 5/5 Moonlight – Netflix 5/21 While Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Dario Argento’s classic horror flick (my all-time favorite, in fact) isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, it … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 21 Apr 2019

NEW SHOWS Game of Thrones – “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” (A-) A lot more talking and catching up, but this time there’s real emotion there. There are far too many overconfident characters making plans for “afterwards,” when there’s … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 14 Apr 2019

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Emma Stone/BTS” (C-) Though mostly apolitical, the show felt even more slapdash than usual, with lots of so-so celebrity impressions trotted out, especially in the weak cold open. Only occasionally was Emma allowed to show … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 7 Apr 2019

NEW SHOWS Barry – “The Power of No” (B+) Barry is trapped in a prison of his own making. After making the right choice not to kill the head of the Burmese crime family, he’s made his own situation that … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 31 Mar 2019

NEW SHOWS Barry – “The Show Must Go On, Probably?” (A-) / season premiere There was the fear that this season wouldn’t know where to go next, since it ended on such a perfectly dark note. But it’s clear Bill … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: April 2019

Sorry for the delay. March was a crazy month that involved a lot of travel. The Criterion Channel launches on my birthday (April 8) and I’m hoping that’s one of my gifts. Might eventually add that to the list of … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 24 Mar 2019

NEW SHOWS Documentary Now! – “Any Given Saturday Afternoon” (A-) / season finale This is what was missing from “Long Gone.” This episode, about three former bowling champions competing for one last tournament has all the gags and all the … Continue reading

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