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What I Watched This Week: 29 Jan 2017

NEW SHOWS It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – “Making Dennis Reynolds a Murderer” (B+) Another deft media parody, this time chronicling the vague murder mysteries that captured the nation’s attention by revealing precisely nothing. BINGEING Angels in America (A-) One … Continue reading

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2016 in Review: The Best Shows

Everything I wrote last year about not having enough time to watch everything – the rapid expansion of “Peak TV” – got even worse in 2017. I have a tie on this list AND I’m capping my honorable mentions at … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 2 Oct 2016

NEW SHOWS Poldark – “Episode 1” (B) / season premiere Watched this with my wife and in-laws. While it’s not exactly my cup of tea, it’s extremely well-executed. The wife really liked this one, but I imagine it will get … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 25 Sept 2016

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “Coral Palms, Part 2” (A) The show at its absolute best. The entire cast is phenomenal, including guest stars Ken Marino as the new laissez-faire captain, Maya Rudolph as a horny U.S. marshal and Jim … Continue reading

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2016 Emmy Predictions: Comedy

COMEDY SERIES Black-ish (ABC) Master of None (Netflix) Modern Family (ABC) Silicon Valley (HBO) Transparent (Amazon) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) Veep (HBO) Should and will win: Veep Could win: Black-ish Should have been nominated: Brooklyn Nine-Nine COMEDY ACTOR Anthony Anderson, … Continue reading

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Fall TV Preview 2015

Well, another fall season is upon us. I’m not alone in thinking this is one of the weakest slates of new shows in a long, long time. With that, and the fact that my schedule is far busier this autumn … Continue reading

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2015 Emmy Predictions: Comedy

COMEDY SERIES Louie (FX) Modern Family (ABC) Parks and Recreation (NBC) Silicon Valley (HBO) Transparent (Amazon) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) Veep (HBO) Should win: Parks and Recreation Could win: Veep Will win: Transparent Should have been nominated: Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox) … Continue reading

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Summer TV Hangout: Week 10

The Simpsons – Season 6 “Homer Badman” (A-) Even more great satire from the true masters. When Homer rips a rare gummi snack off the rear end of the babysitter, he ignites a firestorm in Springfield. “2! 4! 6! 8! … Continue reading

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Summer TV Hangout: Week 9

The Simpsons – Season 6 “Lisa on Ice” (A-) For my money, The Simpsons remains the only show that had the exact ratio down for satirical and sweet. I love Lisa & Bart Competition episodes, even if, like all overused … Continue reading

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Summer TV Hangout: Week 8

The Simpsons – Season 6 “Bart’s Girlfriend” (B+) I think what I love most about Season Six, despite being more joke-focused, is that so far every canonical episode has only told one story, and done it very well. Jessica may just … Continue reading

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