Category Archives: Television

What I Watched This Week: 18 Oct 2020

NEW SHOWSSaturday Night Live – “Issa Rae/Justin Bieber” (B-)A bit of a mixed bag. Nothing was outright terrible, and it did feature the best cold open of the season so far. Weekend Update has been on fire, too. Kyle Mooney’s … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 11 Oct 2020

NEW SHOWS & SPECIALSSaturday Night Live – “Bill Burr/Jack White” (B+)The best episode the show’s had in 2020, if not a little before. Its cold open went on far too long with a parody of The Fly that doesn’t work. … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 4 Oct 2020

NEW SHOWSThe Boys – “What I Know” (A) / season finale A jam-packed finale that could serve as a fitting series closer. Its emotional beats are earned and its “girl power” moment is a million times more effective (and violent) … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 27 Sep 2020

NEW SHOWSThe Boys – “Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker” (B+)Felt a bit too on-the-nose, but it’s not the show’s fault the real world is run by white supremacists trying to start a race war. CURRENT SHOWSThe Boys – “The Bloody Doors … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: October 2020

FILMSTop PicksA Knight’s Tale – Prime 10/1The Trial of the Chicago 7 – Netflix 10/16 Bad Hair – Hulu 10/23 First up is one of the most rewatchable movies of the 21st Century, a rousing period comedy about jousting. Sure, … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 13 Sep 2020

NEW SHOWSThe Boys – “We Gotta Go Now” (A)Homelander was terrifying on his own. But now that he’s teamed up with Stormfront, that’s white supremacist terrorism with superpowers. Yikes.

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Emmy Guide 2020: Limited Series and TV Movies

LIMITED SERIESLittle Fires Everywhere (Hulu)Mrs. America (Hulu)Unbelievable (Netflix) Unorthodox (Netflix)Watchmen (HBO) Should and will win: WatchmenCould win: Mrs. AmericaShould have been nominated: Briarpatch (USA) The skinny: It’s not quite Watchmen all the way down. (We’ll get to that in a … Continue reading

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Emmy Guide 2020: Comedy and Variety

COMEDY SERIESCurb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) Dead to Me (Netflix)The Good Place (NBC)Insecure (HBO)The Kominsky Method (Netflix)The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime)Schitt’s Creek (Pop) What We Do in the Shadows (FX) Should and will win: Schitt’s Creek Could win: The Marvelous Mrs. … Continue reading

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Emmy Guide 2020: Drama

DRAMA SERIES Better Call Saul (AMC)The Crown (Netflix) The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)Killing Eve (BBC America)The Mandalorian (Disney+)Ozark (Netflix)Stranger Things (Netflix) Succession (HBO) Should win: Better Call SaulCould win: OzarkWill win: Succession Should have been nominated: Mindhunter (Netflix) The skinny: Even … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 6 Sep 2020

NEW SHOWSThe Boys – “Over the Hill with the Swords of a Thousand Men” (A)A deeply fucked-up hour-plus, as some characters get a brief moment of tenderness before having the rug pulled out from under them again. Few, if any, … Continue reading

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