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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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Emmy Voters, Don’t Forget About These Great Potential Nominees

With more shows and eligible nominees than ever before, a comprehensive Emmy guide like I’ve done in the past would take weeks to assemble. Ain’t nobody got time for that. Instead, I’ve opted to highlight the folks who may get … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 10 Apr 2016

NEW SHOWS Togetherness – “For the Kids” (A-) / series finale Though I would appreciate it if the Duplass Brothers found a better way to visualize frustration than wrecking a car, this is all naked emotion, real stakes and satisfying payoff. … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 27 Mar 2016

NEW SHOWS Togetherness – “Geri-ina” (B) Feels less like an organic development and more like moving the plot along. Some good moments as always, but nothing feels like it’s happening for anything other than moving to the finale. Brooklyn Nine-Nine … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 20 Mar 2016

NEW SHOWS Togetherness – “Just the Range” (A-) “That’s great that you want that. I’m just not the person who can give that to you.” That’s what Larry tells Tina in their best scene together. It’s also what Brett might … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 13 Mar 2016

NEW SHOWS The Carmichael Show – “Fallen Heroes” (A-) The best episode the show has done yet (and yes, I have a small sample size) that exemplifies all its greatest attributes: it’s funny, the cast has great chemistry and it … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 31 Jan 2016

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “Karen Peralta” (B+) Katey Segal is a national treasure, and she’s great as Jake’s mom. But the episode’s emotional resonance is stunted by its adjacent subplots. Again, when a show has an ensemble as terrific … Continue reading

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