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2010s in Review: The Best Television Shows

There was more TV to consume than ever before, with networks taking creative risks just to get into the original content game (and famously one tech company blowing a lot of money to save one beloved cult show). The ride for … Continue reading

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2018 in Review: The Best Shows and Specials

TOP 10 SHOWS 10. Sharp Objects (HBO) Unlike Big Little Lies, Jean-Marc Vallée’s latest HBO miniseries took some time to get into. But once it established its Southern Gothic horrors, it became a haunting portrait of family abuse, and how … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: January 2019

FILMS Top Picks Across the Universe – Netflix 1/1 Annihilation – Hulu 1/5 Eighth Grade – Prime 1/13 Across the Universe is the unjustly maligned Beatles musical from 2007. Plot-wise, well, it’s best not to think about it. But Julie … Continue reading

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2018 Emmy Predictions: Comedy and Variety

COMEDY SERIES Atlanta (FX) Barry (HBO) Black-ish (ABC) Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) GLOW (Netflix) The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon) Silicon Valley (HBO) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) Could win: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Should win: Barry Will win: Atlanta Should have … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 6 May 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Donald Glover/Childish Gambino” (B) I was greatly anticipating this episode, not only because Glover is such a creative force on Atlanta, but also because he has improv experience with Derrick Comedy (featuring SNL alumnus … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 29 Apr 2018

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “Bachelor/ette Party” (A) One of the most joyous episodes of the season, with a Die Hard-themed scavenger hunt for Jake and a drunken encounter with an old one-night stand for Amy. Plus, Drunk Holt in … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 22 Apr 2018

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “Gray Star Mutual” (B+) Even if I wouldn’t mark this episode as one of the best of the season, the fact that all three subplots hum along AND advance the plot is an example of … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 15 Apr 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “John Mulaney/Jack White” (A-) Former writer John Mulaney (creator of some of my favorite characters and sketches) returns to the show as host, and lets his freak flag fly, with hilarious sketches about revenge … Continue reading

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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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