Category Archives: Television

2018 Emmy Predictions: Limited

LIMITED SERIES The Alienist (TNT) The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX) Genius: Picasso (National Geographic) Godless (Netflix) Patrick Melrose (Showtime) Could win: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story Should and will win: Godless Should have … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 9 Sep 2018

NEW SHOWS It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – “The Gang Escapes” (B-) Some funny moments, but Dee’s side-quest is almost too disturbing to glean any humor out of it. BINGEING The Good Place – Season 2 (A average) My rewatch confirms … Continue reading

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2018 Emmy Predictions: Drama

DRAMA SERIES The Americans (FX) The Crown (Netflix) Game of Thrones (HBO) The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) Stranger Things (Netflix) This Is Us (NBC) Westworld (HBO) Could win: Game of Thrones Should win: The Americans Will win: The Handmaid’s Tale Should … Continue reading

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2018 Emmy Predictions: Comedy and Variety

COMEDY SERIES Atlanta (FX) Barry (HBO) Black-ish (ABC) Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) GLOW (Netflix) The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon) Silicon Valley (HBO) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) Could win: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Should win: Barry Will win: Atlanta Should have … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 2 Sep 2018

NEW SHOWS It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – “The Gang Makes Paddy’s Great Again” (B+) / season premiere A rare occasion when I wish the episode had more plot than it actually does, this is another self-referential reboot, like Season … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: September 2018

FILMS Top Picks Adaptation – Hulu 9/1 Chinatown – Prime 9/1 Hold the Dark – Netflix 9/28 The first two are great films that got nominated for quite a few Oscars in their day. The former contains the best performance Nicolas … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 26 Aug 2018

NEW SHOWS Sharp Objects – “Milk” (A) / series finale A devastating finale that ratchets up the tension, allows it to quiet down, then pulls the rug out from under you. Patricia Clarkson is almost guaranteed an Emmy for this … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 19 Aug 2018

NEW SHOWS Sharp Objects – “Falling” (A) A devastating penultimate episode, as Camille’s history of bad decisions leads her to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Richard comes away with more questions than answers digging into Camille’s … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 12 Aug 2018

NEW SHOWS Sharp Objects – “Cherry” (B+) It’s the little details that make this episode: the looks, the hidden words, the people just out of frame. Any potential breakthrough that Camille might have is always going to be undercut by … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 5 Aug 2018

NEW SHOWS Sharp Objects – “Closer” (A-) Calhoun Day was wholly invented for the show, but it’s a grand showcase for everything we’ve learned about Wind Gap so far, but also as tipping point for the characters, especially the trio … Continue reading

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