Category Archives: Television

What I Watched This Week: 25 Aug 2019

NEW SHOWS The Righteous Gemstones – “Is This the Man Who Made the World Tremble” (A-) A nastier, funnier episode than the premiere. But then it pulls off one of the most jaw-dropping twists I’ve seen on TV in some … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: September 2019

FILMS Top Picks Kicking and Screaming – Hulu and Prime 9/4 Ravenous – Hulu 9/1 Mouse Hunt – Prime 9/30 Superbad – Netflix 9/1 The world is literally on fire, so I’m recommending comedies to take your mind off that … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 11 Aug 2019

NEW SHOWS Legion – “Chapter 27” (A-) / series finale About as satisfying a wrap-up as a show this messy and ambitious could have. Whereas last year’s musical showdown (set to the Who’s “Behind Blue Eyes”) was a letdown, this … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 4 Aug 2019

NEW SHOWS Legion – “Chapter 26” (A-) Takes the “Baby Hitler” problem to its logical conclusion, as Sid has to argue with Kerry that killing infant David would be just as reprehensible as what David does as an adult. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: August 2019

FILMS Top Picks The Fifth Element – Prime 8/31 Idiocracy – Hulu 8/1 Jupiter Ascending – Netflix 8/1 The Amazing Johnathan Documentary – Hulu 8/16 It’s an all sci-fi month here, each offering something different. The Fifth Element is a … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 21 Jul 2019

NEW SHOWS Big Little Lies – “I Want to Know” (A-) / season finale About as satisfying is possible, though of course the final shot is a tantalizing tease for an as-yet-unannounced Season 3. This season definitely had some issues, … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 15 Jul 2019

NEW SHOWS Big Little Lies – “The Bad Mother” (B+) I’m firmly on Team Celeste after that part of the trial. Denis O’Hare gives an all-time evil lawyer performance as Mary Louise’s counsel. But all the ladies are on the … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 7 Jul 2019

NEW SHOWS Big Little Lies – “Kill Me” (A) “You’re drowning,” Bonnie’s mom tells her as she emerges from her coma. She’s not the only one. As Celeste and Jane try to find some normalcy with their recently suspended boys, … Continue reading

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2019 Emmy Picks: Limited Series and TV Movies

I have some time this summer, so I’m resurrecting this series where I try to predict who will be the nominees at this year’s Emmy Awards. With a lot of last year’s nominees ineligible, in theory it will be easy … Continue reading

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2019 Emmy Picks: Drama

I have some time this summer, so I’m resurrecting this series where I try to predict who will be the nominees at this year’s Emmy Awards. With a lot of last year’s nominees ineligible, in theory it will be easy … Continue reading

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