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What I Watched This Week: 8 Apr 2018

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “The Puzzle Master” (B+) A solid “normal” episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, with Jake and Amy collaborating on their last case before she gets promoted to sergeant. We also get a rare Holt-Gina pairing, which leads … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 1 Apr 2018

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “The Box” (A+) The best episode the show has ever done. Masterfully stages an interrogation of a murder suspect (Sterling K. Brown, who has locked up this year’s Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Emmy) … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 25 Mar 2018

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Three Scenes (Plus a Tag) from a Marriage” (B+) Another relationship ret-con episode, but one that isn’t trying to go for dramatics or pathos. It’s just a well-executed, very funny exercise in keeping things semi-fresh. Bonus … Continue reading

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2017 in Review: The Best Shows and Specials

TOP 10 SHOWS 10. Godless (Netflix) Scott Frank’s Western takes full advantage (maybe too much advantage) of Netflix’s flexibility, with some episodes going on for more than 90 minutes, and others just barely 30. But even as he steps right … Continue reading

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2017 Emmy Predictions: Drama

DRAMA SERIES Better Call Saul (AMC) The Crown (Netflix) The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) House of Cards (Netflix) Stranger Things (Netflix) This Is Us (NBC) Westworld (HBO) Could win: The Crown Should win: Stranger Things Will win: This Is Us Should … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 28 May 2017

NEW SHOWS Veep – “Blurb” (A) Also known as Timothy Simons’ Emmy submission episode. Jonah shuts down the government over not getting invited to Selina’s portrait unveiling, which in turn she shuts down since it’s no longer a glitzy affair, and … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 21 May 2017

NEW SHOWS Veep – “Qatar” (B+) A darker, more cynical, geopolitical episode, with Selina trying to score points by going to war-torn Sudan, then going straight to a conference on human rights where she all but endorses female genital mutilation, just … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 14 May 2017

NEW SHOWS Veep – “Chicklet” (A) A rare emotional episode as Selina learns her dad died boning his secretary, not of a heart attack on a business trip to Cuba. A relentlessly funny episode from start to finish, with high points … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 7 May 2017

NEW SHOWS Veep – “Justice” (B+) A classic show misunderstand, with Mike panicking to the press and saying Selina’s being considered to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat, which would be an interesting direction but I’m glad the show squashed that … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 30 Apr 2017

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “Moo Moo” (A) The first time I can remember this show tackling the “very special episode,” and it pulled it off in the best possible way, as Terry suffers racial discrimination at the hands of a … Continue reading

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