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2019 in Review: The Best Performances – Television

It was another strong year for TV, but as usual I gravitated toward comedy, which made some of these picks difficult, while trying to fill out the other categories was a challenge to find enough worthy candidates. Once again, I … Continue reading

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2019 in Review: The Best Shows

Trying to stem the tide of new and returning shows is impossible. There will always be so many shows that I wanted to watch but didn’t have the time for. So here are my top 10, with an expanded Honorable … Continue reading

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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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2010s in Review: The Best Television Performances, Part 1

Trying to pick the best performances across all of television – comedy, drama, limited series – was a challenge. There was no way to list them all, but here are the standouts. WOMEN Sharp Objects – Amy Adams The deeply wounded center … Continue reading

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2010s in Review: The Best Television Moments

There were many great moments this decade, but the ones highlighted here tend to oscillate between wildly funny and greatly disturbing, sometimes at the same time. These scenes and descriptions may contain major spoilers. You’ve been warned. Onion SportsDome – … Continue reading

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Emmy Guide 2019: Comedy and Variety

COMEDY SERIES Barry (HBO) Fleabag (Prime) The Good Place (NBC) The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime) Russian Doll (Netflix) Schitt’s Creek (Pop) Veep (HBO) Could win: Barry Should win: Fleabag Will win: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel  Should have been nominated: American … Continue reading

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2019 Emmy Picks: Comedy and Variety

I have some time this summer, so I’m resurrecting this series where I try to predict who will be the nominees at this year’s Emmy Awards. With a lot of last year’s nominees ineligible, in theory it will be easy … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 19 May 2019

NEW SHOWS Game of Thrones – “The Iron Throne” (B) / series finale For a casual fan, it was mostly satisfying. Though it’s clear this season was too rushed for all the emotional beats to have their maximum impact. Sansa … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 12 May 2019

NEW SHOWS Game of Thrones – “The Bells” (A) The show hit its season high, as Dany did exactly what most feared she would do, logic be damned. It’s amazing how much clearer and devastating the impact is when you … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 5 May 2019

NEW SHOWS Game of Thrones – “The Last of the Starks” (B) A lengthy breather, with a lot of clandestine meetings and secrets revealed, and then a rush through a shit-ton of plot in a short amount of time, dispatching … Continue reading

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