Category Archives: Television

What I Watched This Week: 2 Aug 2020

NEW SHOWSPerry Mason – “Chapter Seven” (A) The best episode yet with a thrilling climax. Mason’s quick transformation from hacking neophyte to experienced attorney is a little shocking, but his scene with Pete proves it’s not just a put-on. BINGEINGI’ll … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 26 Jul 2020

NEW SHOWS Perry Mason – “Chapter Six” (A-) The show’s best episode yet, with dramatic reveals and a new ally. Matthew Rhys and Juliet Rylance continue to be terrific. Muppets Now – “Due Date” (B-) / series premiere Certainly cute, … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: August 2020

FILMS Top Picks ’71 – Hulu 8/1 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – Netflix 8/1 Inception – Prime 8/1 One of my favorite quarantine watches thus far was ’71, a harrowing thriller about a British officer left behind after … Continue reading

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2020 Emmy Picks: Limited Series and TV Movies

With virtually all FYC events canceled and almost all productions halted, voters theoretically have had a lot more time to see more shows. And with new rules regarding the number of nominees in each category (which I still don’t fully … Continue reading

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2020 Emmy Picks: Drama

With virtually all FYC events canceled and almost all productions halted, voters theoretically have had a lot more time to see more shows. And with new rules regarding the number of nominees in each category (which I still don’t fully … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 19 Jul 2020

NEW SHOWS Perry Mason – “Chapter Five” (A-) The show finally kicks into high gear as Mason steps into the shoes of E.B., passing the bar through some less than ethical means to take over as attorney for Emily Dodson. … Continue reading

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2020 Emmy Picks: Comedy and Variety

With virtually all FYC events canceled and almost all productions halted, voters theoretically have had a lot more time to see more shows. And with new rules regarding the number of nominees in each category (which I still don’t fully … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 12 Jul 2020

NEW SHOWS Perry Mason – “Chapter Four” (B) At this point, the show is what it is. I don’t see it suddenly going from good to great. But there’s so little on right now, I’m fine with a handsome, well-acted … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 5 Jul 2020

NEW SHOWS Perry Mason – “Chapter Three” (B+) The plot thickens, with Paul Drake (Chris Chalk) running into the buzzsaw of racism and police corruption. I’ll be interested in how he’ll factor into the larger mystery. BINGEING Search Party – Season … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: July 2020, Part 2

Universal is the latest media conglomerate to get into the streaming game. While the service will eventually include the complete run of the American Office and a third season of my beloved A.P. Bio, at launch it’s somewhat slim pickin’s. … Continue reading

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