Category Archives: Television

TV Recap: Sept. 18-24, 2022

NEW SHOWSAbbott Elementary – “Development Day” (A) / season premiereBasically everything you could want in the season premiere to last year’s breakout comedy. Everything here plays to the show’s strengths: It’s realistic without being bleak, sweet without being saccharine and … Continue reading

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TV Recap: Sept. 11-17, 2022

NEW SHOWSThe Handmaid’s Tale“Morning” (B-) / season premiere“Ballet” (A)The show has no more tricks up its sleeve, and Elisabeth Moss’s performance is no longer among the best on TV. I’m a little tired of the literal hand-wringing from June about … Continue reading

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Emmy Predictions 2022: Drama

DRAMA SERIESBetter Call Saul (AMC)Euphoria (HBO)Ozark (Netflix)Severance (AppleTV+)Squid Game (Netflix)Stranger Things (Netflix)Succession (HBO)Yellowjackets (Showtime) Will win: SuccessionCould win: Squid GameShould win: Better Call SaulShould have been nominated: Evil (Paramount+) The skinny: The winner will come down to how long voters’ … Continue reading

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Emmy Predictions 2022: Comedy and Variety

COMEDY SERIESAbbott Elementary (ABC)Barry (HBO)Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)Hacks (HBO Max)The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime)Only Murders in the Building (Hulu)Ted Lasso (AppleTV+)What We Do in the Shadows (FX) Will win: Abbott ElementaryCould win: Ted LassoShould win: BarryShould have been nominated: Reservation … Continue reading

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TV Recap: Sept. 4-10, 2022

NEW SHOWSWhat We Do in the Shadows – “Sunrise, Sunset” (B) / season finaleAlways a shame when a successful season ends on more of a meh note. But there wasn’t much choice but to return to square one, with Colin … Continue reading

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Emmy Predictions 2022: Limited/Anthology Series and Movies

LIMITED/ANTHOLOGY SERIESDopesick (Hulu)The Dropout (Hulu)Inventing Anna (Netflix)Pam & Tommy (Hulu)The White Lotus (HBO) Will and should win: The White LotusCould win: The DropoutShould have been nominated: Under the Banner of Heaven (Hulu) The skinny: Spring 2022 brought us a glut … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: September 2022

FILMSTop PicksPetite Maman – Hulu 9/6The Last Duel – Hulu 9/14The Outfit – Prime 9/16Ambulance – Prime 9/30House of Gucci – Paramount+ 9/30This month I’m spotlighting some movies from the last year you might have missed. While your mileage may … Continue reading

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TV Recap: Aug. 21-27, 2022

NEW SHOWSKevin Can F**k Himself – “Mrs. McRoberts Is Dead” (B+) / season premiereFelt very reminiscent of Breaking Bad, in that the writers have painted themselves into a corner, then have to figure a way out of it. The first … Continue reading

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TV Recap: Aug. 14-20, 2022

NEW SHOWSEvil – “The Demon of the End” (A) / season finaleTwo words: Demon Nativity. After last week’s unexpected turn of events, I was expecting more tragedy. But things seemed to work out for our trio of assessors and their … Continue reading

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Every Episode of Seinfeld, Ranked in Tiers

I recently finished a rewatch of Seinfeld on Netflix, so I figured I’d do something I haven’t done in two years: I’ll rank every episode in tiers. Some rules: Nothing in Season 1 is up to the highs of the … Continue reading

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