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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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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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