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What I Watched This Week: 1 Jan 2017

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “The Fugitive” (B+) Sometimes I miss NBC’s “super-sized” episodes that weren’t quite double-length. That would have been perfect for this episode. Its subplots are superfluous, but its main story of hunting down escaped convicts with … Continue reading

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2016 in Review: The Best Shows

Everything I wrote last year about not having enough time to watch everything – the rapid expansion of “Peak TV” – got even worse in 2017. I have a tie on this list AND I’m capping my honorable mentions at … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 11 Dec 2016

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “The Nightmare After Krustmas” (B) As usual for latter-day Simpsons, it’s funny but never great. The multiple nightmare sequences are directed brilliantly, but it’s not going to endure like other Christmas episodes. Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “Captain Latvia” … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 4 Dec 2016

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “The Last Traction Hero” (B+) Another solid episode in what’s turning out to be a surprisingly consistent season (not that I’ve kept up with it consistently). Lots of clever visual gags and a nice, surprising friendship … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 27 Nov 2016

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “Skyfire Cycle” (B+) Another consistently funny episode, though nothing will be as funny as Holt shouting “BONE?!” at the top of his lungs during a 40-minute rant. This Is Us – “The Trip” (A) The … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 20 Nov 2016

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “Mr. Santiago” (B+) The “trying to impress the dad of the girlfriend and reinforce his delusion that his daughter is still a virgin” is one of the oldest sitcom plots. Brooklyn Nine-Nine doesn’t necessarily do anything … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 13 Nov 2016

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Havana Wild Weekend” (B+) Another solid travel episode, though it gets way too real in its opening minutes. Grampa heads to the VA hospital since the nursing home can’t help him. Lisa asks, “Aren’t those … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 16 Oct 2016

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Treehouse of Horror XXVII” (B+) Not a weak segment in the bunch, which is extremely rare for any of their Halloween specials, let alone one this late in the game. The Hunger Games/Mad Max: Fury … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 9 Oct 2016

NEW SHOWS The Mindy Project – “Nurses’ Strike” (B+) Even though it introduces a new love interest, which I’m kind of dreading, this is another consistently funny episode. Mindy is MVP of her own show again, with killer lines about … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 2 Oct 2016

NEW SHOWS Poldark – “Episode 1” (B) / season premiere Watched this with my wife and in-laws. While it’s not exactly my cup of tea, it’s extremely well-executed. The wife really liked this one, but I imagine it will get … Continue reading

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