Category Archives: Television

Streaming Picks: May 2020, Part 2

Unlike Disney+ (which had a massive library) and AppleTV+ (which didn’t), WarnerMedia is being awfully coy about what, exactly, will be on their new streaming service HBO MAX. So here’s what they’ve confirmed so far will be available at the … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 17 May 2020

NEW SHOWS Community – “Cooperative Polygraphy: Live Table Read” (A) Everything I wanted from the Parks and Rec special I got here. A joyful, hilarious reunion that uses one of the show’s all-time best scripts into a seamless recreation, with plenty … Continue reading

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Every Episode of Community, Ranked in Tiers

I recently finished a rewatch of Community on Netflix, and figured I’d try something new. I’ll rank every episode, but in tiers. (Ranking each one 1-110 would take too long, and I’ve already done a top 10 list.) Some rules: … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 10 May 2020

NEW SHOWS Mrs. America – “Bella” (A) By focusing on Bella Abzug (Margo Martindale), the show hones in on the dangers of compromise. Often times compromise can be beneficial. But make too many concessions and your movement gets watered down … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 3 May 2020

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Warrin’ Priests, Part 2” (B-) A lackluster ending to a promising episode. The Bible verse showdown and megachurch gags were pretty good, though. Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill (B) Exactly what I’ve come to expect … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 26 Apr 2020

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Warrin’ Priests, Part 1” (B+) Pete Holmes arrives as writer and guest star in this two-parter about a more tolerant minister who comes to Springfield and wins the souls of many of its inhabitants, forcing … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: May 2020, Part 1

I’ll be doing a big preview of HBO MAX when/if they reveal a full list of what will be available at launch. This post will cover the Big Three (Netflix, Hulu, Prime). FILMS Top Picks Inferno – Prime 5/1 Monster … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 19 Apr 2020

NEW SHOWS Killing Eve – “Management Sucks” (B) Some strong individual scenes, including Villanelle’s latest kill and Fiona Shaw’s incredible scene eating lunch in her car, but it doesn’t quite come together as a whole. Better Call Saul – “Something … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 12 Apr 2020

NEW SHOWS Killing Eve – “Slowly Slowly Catchy Monkey” (B+) / season premiere I’m not sure what this show’s harsher critics are looking for. While the show won’t be as good as it was in the first season, it’s still … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 5 Apr 2020

NEW SHOWS Better Call Saul – “Bagman” (A) An absolutely phenomenal episode from a terrific season, bringing in the big guns (Vince Gilligan) to direct a harrowing and thrilling survival episode, with Jimmy and Mike stranded in the desert after … Continue reading

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