Category Archives: Television

What I Watched This Week: 5 Nov 2017

NEW SHOWS Curb Your Enthusiasm – “The Accidental Text on Purpose” (A-) The best episode of the season thus far, with everything finally coming together in glorious, terrible fashion. Larry ruins not one but two relationships of friends whose girlfriends gave … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 29 Oct 2017

NEW SHOWS Curb Your Enthusiasm – “Thank You for Your Service” (B+) Other than the Salman Rushdie episode (which has only gotten better in the weeks since it aired), nothing from this season of Curb has stood with the best. … Continue reading

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Netflix Picks: November 2017

TOP PICK – FILM Mudbound – 11/17 Dee Rees goes for Oscar glory in this heavy historical drama about two soldiers – one white, one black – struggling to re-adjust to their lives in rural Mississippi after World War II. … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 22 Oct 2017

NEW SHOWS & SPECIALS Too Funny to Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Dana Carvey Show (B+) Funny and insightful, though probably would have been a smidgen better had Louis C.K. participated in this. The Simpsons – “Treehouse of Horror XXVIII” (B+) … Continue reading

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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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