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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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2016 Emmy Predictions: Drama

DRAMA SERIES The Americans (FX) Better Call Saul (AMC) Downton Abbey (PBS) Game of Thrones (HBO) Homeland (Showtime) House of Cards (Netflix) Mr. Robot (USA) Should win: The Americans Could win: Mr. Robot Will win: Game of Thrones Should have … 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: 5 June 2016

NEW SHOWS Silicon Valley – “To Build a Better Beta” (B+) Is it possible to feel bad for Erlich Bachmann? Maybe not, but it will be interesting to see how the show keeps him involved going forward, considering he had … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 29 May 2016

NEW SHOWS Silicon Valley – “Bachmanity Insanity” (B) I love Ehrlich as a character, but I’m just not invested in his business partnership with Bighead. And while I was totally buy that Richard would sabotage his own relationship over something … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 15 May 2016

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Simprovised” (B+) Its live gimmick in the last three minutes of the episode is actually the weakest part of the whole thing. Homer gets off some easy jokes about Bernie Sanders and overeating, but it … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 8 May 2016

NEW SHOWS Silicon Valley – “Meinertzhagen’s Haversack” (A-) A show that has the balls to set in motion a plan to upend the season, and then the comedic chops to undo it in five seconds set to the strains of … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 1 May 2016

NEW SHOWS Silicon Valley – “Two in the Box” (B+) Gets a little in the weeds of its business venture, but then closes with one of the funniest, filthiest scenes to ever air on television. I was in tears. Veep … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 24 Apr 2016

NEW SHOWS Veep – “Morning After” (B+) / season premiere As razor-sharp as ever, but maybe tries to cram too much plot into what’s supposed to only be a few hours after Election Night, in which Selina tied with her … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 17 Apr 2016

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “Greg and Larry” (A-) / season finale Not quite as high as last week’s episode, but that might be the best episode they’ve ever done. This is a solid finale where every joke lands, though it … Continue reading

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