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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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What I Watched This Week: 25 Mar 2018

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Three Scenes (Plus a Tag) from a Marriage” (B+) Another relationship ret-con episode, but one that isn’t trying to go for dramatics or pathos. It’s just a well-executed, very funny exercise in keeping things semi-fresh. Bonus … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 18 Mar 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Bill Hader/Arcade Fire” (B+) A couple sketches whiffed on the promise of their premise, but Hader is so good in all of them. Like much of the cast, I was in stitches pretty much … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 10 Dec 2017

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine “Game Night” (A) “The Favor” (B+) The first is a heartwarming continuation of Rosa’s revelation in the season-best “99,” with her struggle to come out as bisexual to her parents. It’s Jake at his most decent, … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 3 Dec 2017

NEW SHOWS Curb Your Enthusiasm – “Fatwa!” (A) / season finale Finally, one of this season’s episodes earns its length. The show features three of my favorite people (Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chris Sullivan and Nick Offerman) AND F. Murray Abraham playing … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 26 Nov 2017

NEW SHOWS Curb Your Enthusiasm – “The Shucker” (B+) Forty-five minutes is way too long for any sitcom, especially one that meanders as much as this one. While the quarrel with the former owner of his house is amusing, it could … Continue reading

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