Category Archives: Television

What I Watched This Week: 18 Mar 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Bill Hader/Arcade Fire” (B+) A couple sketches whiffed on the promise of their premise, but Hader is so good in all of them. Like much of the cast, I was in stitches pretty much … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 11 Mar 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Sterling K. Brown/James Bay” (B+) Just two years ago, he was killing it among other well-established actors in The People v. O.J. Simpson. Now, the man has two Emmys and is giving it his all … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 4 Mar 2018

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “Roast Battle” (A-) / season finale I knew exactly where it was going from the jump, yet it was still devastating when it got there. I hope Jamie Lee returns in Season 3, because she was … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 25 Feb 2018

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “NACA” (A) In just 30 minutes, it pulls off the extreme difficulty of making really bad jokes be really funny, as well as staging just an incredible fight between Pete and Ali about not just their … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: March 2018

FILMS Top Pick Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Amazon and Hulu 3/1 One of the funniest comedies of the ’80s, with Steve Martin as a low-level American con artist learning the ropes from British sophisticate Michael Caine. But they meet their … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 18 Feb 2018

NEW SHOWS The Joel McHale Show – “Pickler, Pebbles, Pillows and Priestley” / series premiere (B+) Literally everything you loved/hated about The Soup, just with fewer S&P restrictions. There’s even a mini-Community reunion, though Gillian Jacobs was curiously absent. Crashing – … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 11 Feb 2018

NEW SHOWS & SPECIALS Crashing – “Too Good” (A) The best episode of the season thus far, though I may have said that before. This one takes place over the course of one eventful night (and I am such an easy … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 4 Feb 2018

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “Porter Got HBO” (A-) The funniest and most important episode of the season, with Pete finally realizing he’s stuck in an insanity spiral: doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results. He’s leaving … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 28 Jan 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Will Ferrell/Chris Stapleton” (B) I’m grading this on a curve, since that’s a requirement for a show that can vary wildly from week to week and sketch to sketch. Ferrell is arguably the greatest performer … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: February 2018

FILMS Top Picks Manhunter – Amazon and Hulu 2/1 Mute – Netflix 2/23 The former is Michael Mann’s excellent adaptation of Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon (aka the first time we saw Hannibal Lecter onscreen, played indelibly by Brian Cox). It’s easily … Continue reading

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