Category Archives: Television

Streaming Picks: July 2019

FILMS Top Picks Under the Silver Lake – Prime 7/1 Drop Dead Gorgeous – Hulu 7/5 Apollo 11 – Hulu 7/20 Inglourious Basterds – Netflix 7/22 It’s actually an incredible month for movies on streaming platforms this month, which is … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 23 Jun 2019

NEW SHOWS Big Little Lies – “The End of the World” (A-) The title is both literal and metaphorical, as the parents get in an uproar over the doom-and-gloom climate change curriculum at their kids’ school, and all the worlds … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 16 Jun 2019

BINGEING Deadwood – Season 2 (A- average) The show takes a leap as the consequences of everyone’s actions come to pass. Ian McShane cements his performance of Al Swearengen in the pantheon of great TV performances, even though (or especially … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 9 Jun 2019

NEW SHOWS Big Little Lies – “What Have They Done?” (B+) / season premiere It has been two years, so I suppose some re-introductions are necessary. But the show will only get better and deeper as the season goes along. … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 2 Jun 2019

NEW SHOWS The Handmaid’s Tale “Night” (B+) / season premiere “Mary and Martha” (B) “Useful” (B) If you were out after last season – which I thought improved upon Season 1 in many ways, frustrating finale notwithstanding – it’s doubtful … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 26 May 2019

NEW SHOWS Killing Eve – “You’re Mine” (A-) / season finale A controversial episode to be sure, but I think all the choices make sense for the characters. It had to end this way, making perfect symmetry with the first … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: June 2019

FILMS Top Picks True Grit (2010) – Hulu and Prime 6/29 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Netflix 6/26 The Coen Brothers’ take on the John Wayne Western is one of the best remakes of all time, featuring phenomenal performances from Jeff … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 19 May 2019

NEW SHOWS Game of Thrones – “The Iron Throne” (B) / series finale For a casual fan, it was mostly satisfying. Though it’s clear this season was too rushed for all the emotional beats to have their maximum impact. Sansa … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 12 May 2019

NEW SHOWS Game of Thrones – “The Bells” (A) The show hit its season high, as Dany did exactly what most feared she would do, logic be damned. It’s amazing how much clearer and devastating the impact is when you … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 5 May 2019

NEW SHOWS Game of Thrones – “The Last of the Starks” (B) A lengthy breather, with a lot of clandestine meetings and secrets revealed, and then a rush through a shit-ton of plot in a short amount of time, dispatching … Continue reading

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