Category Archives: Television

What I Watched This Week: 13 Aug 2017

NEW SHOWS Twin Peaks – “The Return, Part 14” (A) The best episode yet. It’s all mystery and forward movement, with a supernatural twist at the end. Don’t fuck with Sarah Palmer, redneck truckers. Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Summer Edition – … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 6 Aug 2017

NEW SHOWS Twin Peaks – “The Return, Part 13” (A-) Only one bad Audrey scene, and the rest is great. Who knew Tom Sizemore had it in him? Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Summer Edition – “August 10, 2017” (B+) Can this … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 30 July 2017

NEW SHOWS Twin Peaks – “The Return, Part 12” (B) Audrey Horne finally returns and… honestly, it’s the first outright bad scene in the whole mini-series thus far. And it goes on forever! But the rest is the same top-notch stuff … Continue reading

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Netflix Picks: August 2017

I inadvertently skipped July because your brain forgets things when you move across the country. So here are the picks for August, which is surprisingly lean. BEST BET – FILM Cloud Atlas – 8/1 Though its cult is very enthusiastic, … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 23 July 2017

NEW SHOWS Twin Peaks – “The Return, Part 11” (A) Arguably the best episode so far, if you’re like me and have been looking for a balance between Dougie and catching up with everyone else in Twin Peaks. I didn’t know … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 16 July 2017

NEW SHOWS Twin Peaks “The Return, Part 9” (A-) “The Return, Part 10” (B+) Both of these episodes are much more plot-heavy than anything else we’ve seen so far, which is great for me, especially after the mostly wordless eighth … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 2 July 2017

CURRENT SHOWS Twin Peaks – “The Return, Part 8” (A-) I won’t even begin to say that I understood any of it, but I was mesmerized, which might just be the point. BINGEING Big Little Lies (A- average) The most scathing indictment … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 25 June 2017

NEW SHOWS Veep – “Groundbreaking” (B+) / season finale The first time the show has incorporated flashbacks, and they’re pretty effective, including a non-awful Jonah Ryan. It draws a clear line to show that Selina was always craven, which makes her … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 18 June 2017

NEW SHOWS Twin Peaks – “The Return, Part 7” (B+) The most straightforward the show has been thus far, but no less intriguing. Laura Dern as Diane more than earns her fabulous entrance last week, and MacLachlan continues to give the … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 11 June 2017

NEW SHOWS Twin Peaks – “The Return, Part 6” (B+) Poor innocent Dougie may end up being the year’s best character. We spend almost the entire episode here, and Naomi Watts gets an acting showcase, while Laura Dern gets an entrance … Continue reading

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