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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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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: Drama

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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What I Watched This Week: 19 Apr 2020

NEW SHOWS Killing Eve – “Management Sucks” (B) Some strong individual scenes, including Villanelle’s latest kill and Fiona Shaw’s incredible scene eating lunch in her car, but it doesn’t quite come together as a whole. Better Call Saul – “Something … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 12 Apr 2020

NEW SHOWS Killing Eve – “Slowly Slowly Catchy Monkey” (B+) / season premiere I’m not sure what this show’s harsher critics are looking for. While the show won’t be as good as it was in the first season, it’s still … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 5 Apr 2020

NEW SHOWS Better Call Saul – “Bagman” (A) An absolutely phenomenal episode from a terrific season, bringing in the big guns (Vince Gilligan) to direct a harrowing and thrilling survival episode, with Jimmy and Mike stranded in the desert after … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: February 2020

FILMS Top Picks Good Time – Netflix 2/11 The Farewell – Prime 2/12 The Last Thing He Wanted – Netflix 2/21 Mister America – Hulu 2/13 For those whose first introduction to the Safdies was Uncut Gems, might I suggest … 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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