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2020 in Review: The Best Performances – Television

BEST ENSEMBLE IN A COMEDY SERIESSchitt’s CreekThe four principle cast members finally got their due, each picking up an acting Emmy. But the show had a full bench of brilliant performers, including the always hilarious Chris Elliott as Mayor Roland … Continue reading

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2020 in Review: The Best Shows

Even with the hypothetical “more time” we had to watch TV this year – given that we were confined to our homes and many new shows halted production – it still never felt like “catching up” was possible. So here … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 25 Oct 2020

NEW SHOWSThe Mandalorian – “The Marshal” (B+) / season premiere I’m not sure exactly why I’m complaining. That cold open is one of the best things the show has done, and the ultra-widescreen climax is tremendous action TV. But a … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 11 Oct 2020

NEW SHOWS & SPECIALSSaturday Night Live – “Bill Burr/Jack White” (B+)The best episode the show’s had in 2020, if not a little before. Its cold open went on far too long with a parody of The Fly that doesn’t work. … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 4 Oct 2020

NEW SHOWSThe Boys – “What I Know” (A) / season finale A jam-packed finale that could serve as a fitting series closer. Its emotional beats are earned and its “girl power” moment is a million times more effective (and violent) … Continue reading

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Emmy Guide 2020: Drama

DRAMA SERIES Better Call Saul (AMC)The Crown (Netflix) The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)Killing Eve (BBC America)The Mandalorian (Disney+)Ozark (Netflix)Stranger Things (Netflix) Succession (HBO) Should win: Better Call SaulCould win: OzarkWill win: Succession Should have been nominated: Mindhunter (Netflix) The skinny: Even … Continue reading

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2020 Emmy Picks: Limited Series and TV Movies

With virtually all FYC events canceled and almost all productions halted, voters theoretically have had a lot more time to see more shows. And with new rules regarding the number of nominees in each category (which I still don’t fully … Continue reading

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The Weekender: ‘Spectacular’ Spectacular

IN THEATERS: Kick-Ass 2* (R) Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jim Carrey Screenplay by Jeff Wadlow Directed by Jeff Wadlow It’s just a hair off the nut-punch of the first one, but for my money this is the summer’s … Continue reading

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