Category Archives: Television

What I Watched This Week: 15 Oct 2017

NEW SHOWS Curb Your Enthusiasm – “A Disturbance in the Kitchen” (B+) More classic Curb. We haven’t had anything legendary this season, but this is the perfect Curb archetype, with an annoying situation coming full circle. There’s also a beautifully … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 8 Oct 2017

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Springfield Splendor” (B+) A truly delightful episode, as Lisa’s art therapy becomes a best-selling graphic novel and then a truly disastrous musical. There’s plenty of great gags about amateur psychiatry, comic book fandom and overblown … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 1 Oct 2017

NEW SHOWS Curb Your Enthusiasm – “Foisted!” (B+) / season premiere Could have been a little tighter, but don’t listen to the haters, because it doesn’t feel like Curb has lost a step. The Mindy Project – “Leo’s Girlfriend” (B+) … Continue reading

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Netflix Picks: October 2017

TOP PICK – FILM The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) – 10/13 I’ll trash Greenberg till the day I die, but Noah Baumbach has been on an upswing lately with Frances Ha, While We’re Young and Mistress America. And maybe, just … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 24 Sept 2017

NEW SHOWS The Opposition with Jordan Klepper – “September 25, 2017” (B+) / series premiere Has a lot to introduce in this premiere, but it has the right skeleton in place to basically be The Colbert Report 2.0, moving with the … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 17 Sept 2017

NEW SHOWS & SPECIALS Jerry Before Seinfeld (A-) It’s all material we’ve heard before, but Seinfeld’s delivery is so effortless that it doesn’t feel old hat. I could have easily watched another hour. The Mindy Project – “A Romantical Decouplement” … Continue reading

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2017 Emmy Predictions: Limited Series and Made-for-TV Movies

LIMITED SERIES Big Little Lies (HBO) Fargo (FX) Feud: Bette and Joan (FX) Genius (Nat Geo) The Night Of (HBO) Could win: Fargo Should win: The Night Of Will win: Big Little Lies Should have been nominated: N/A MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 10 Sept 2017

NEW SHOWS The Mindy Project – “Is That All There Is?” (C+) / season premiere An apt title, as the show jumps forward a few months, then tries to backtrack everything that happened during the jump. I understand that the … Continue reading

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2017 Emmy Predictions: Drama

DRAMA SERIES Better Call Saul (AMC) The Crown (Netflix) The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) House of Cards (Netflix) Stranger Things (Netflix) This Is Us (NBC) Westworld (HBO) Could win: The Crown Should win: Stranger Things Will win: This Is Us Should … Continue reading

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2017 Emmy Predictions: Comedy and Variety

COMEDY SERIES Atlanta (FX) Black-ish (ABC) Master of None (Netflix) Modern Family (ABC) Silicon Valley (HBO) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) Veep (HBO) Could win: Atlanta Should win: Master of None Will win: Veep Should have been nominated: The Good Place … Continue reading

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