Category Archives: Television

What I Watched This Week: 13 Jan 2019

NEW SHOWS True Detective “The Great War and Modern Memory” (B+) / season premiere “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” (B+) The show will never be as transporting as that first season was, when there wasn’t much on TV like it. Still, Mahershala … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 6 Jan 2019

NEW SHOWS 76th Golden Globe Awards (C) The very definition of a mixed bag. The show itself went on too long, but did have time for some great speeches (Christian Bale, Glenn Close) and some bad ones (Peter Farrelly). But … Continue reading

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2018 in Review: The Best Performances – Television

While some performers could have held their titles from last year, I’m opting not to do any repeats. Better to spread the love. Actor in a Drama Series Jason Bateman, Ozark The king of snark isn’t really showing a new … Continue reading

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2018 in Review: The Best Shows – Honorable Mentions

With so much TV now, I had trouble cutting off my top 10. That left me with a surplus of great shows I needed to honor in some way. So here are my 15 honorable mentions, standout episodes that were … Continue reading

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2018 in Review: The Best Shows and Specials

TOP 10 SHOWS 10. Sharp Objects (HBO) Unlike Big Little Lies, Jean-Marc Vallée’s latest HBO miniseries took some time to get into. But once it established its Southern Gothic horrors, it became a haunting portrait of family abuse, and how … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: January 2019

FILMS Top Picks Across the Universe – Netflix 1/1 Annihilation – Hulu 1/5 Eighth Grade – Prime 1/13 Across the Universe is the unjustly maligned Beatles musical from 2007. Plot-wise, well, it’s best not to think about it. But Julie … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 16 Dec 2018

NEW SHOWS & SPECIALS Pete Holmes: Dirty Clean (B+) What I love about Pete Holmes, in addition to his energy and affable personality, is that he’s the rare comedian whose routines seem built not out of a desire to “kill” … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 2 Dec 2018

NEW SHOWS The Good Place – “Janet(s)” (A) Season 3 saved it best and biggest twist for its fall finale, taking huge storytelling risks along the way. It’s built to this all season long, and it absolutely stuck the landing. … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 25 Nov 2018

NEW SHOWS This Is Us – “The Beginning Is the End Is the Beginning” (B+) Takes a lot of big swings with a few misses. The reveal that Nicky is still alive seems more obvious in retrospect, but holds a … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: December 2018

FILMS Top Picks Blue Velvet – Hulu 12/1 Roma – Netflix 12/14 Hereditary – Prime 12/27 Netflix and Prime are getting two of the best movies of the year, while Hulu has what’s probably my favorite David Lynch movie. Roma is Alfonso … Continue reading

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