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What I Watched This Week: 4 Feb 2018

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “Porter Got HBO” (A-) The funniest and most important episode of the season, with Pete finally realizing he’s stuck in an insanity spiral: doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results. He’s leaving … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 28 Jan 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Will Ferrell/Chris Stapleton” (B) I’m grading this on a curve, since that’s a requirement for a show that can vary wildly from week to week and sketch to sketch. Ferrell is arguably the greatest performer … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 14 Jan 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Sam Rockwell/Halsey” (B+) One of the show’s most consistent episodes in a while, with Rockwell gamely playing whatever was required of him. Unsurprisingly, its reliance on pre-filmed bits was a major factor. Crashing – “The Atheist” … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 6 Nov 2016

NEW SHOWS The Mindy Project – “Concord” (B) An opportunity to get away from Danny’s wedding (which I am only disappointed we’re missing because it means no Chris Messina or Greta Gerwig) leads to a very Three’s Company plot. There’s … Continue reading

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2015 in Review: The Best Shows

This year brought over 400 scripted shows across traditional networks, cable networks and streaming. That’s way too much. So here are the 10 best series I watched from there. If you’re wondering about your favorite show, there will probably be … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 20 Dec 2015

OLD SHOWS A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! (A) Still timeless and hilarious. This A.V. Club essay does a good job illuminating why it’s so good and why it was roundly rejected when it aired. But it’s still … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 24 May 2015

NEW SHOWS Community – “Wedding Videography” (A-) Yet another episode in which the group questions the benefit of staying together. But like so much of this season, it’s pulled off the same storyline in beautiful fashion. Keith David is the … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 17 May 2015

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “Johnny and Dora” (A) / season finale They really pulled out all the stops for this one. Kisses! Surprise parties! Transfers! Everyone was firing on all cylinders, especially Andre Braugher. (“She’s not some invincible succubus. … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 10 May 2015

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “The Chopper” (A-) Like Sideshow Bob on The Simpsons, any time Wunch appears, you know you’re in for a good time. The B story about the field trip didn’t do much for me, but teaming … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 3 May 2015

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “Det. Dave Majors” (B+) A solid episode all around, bolstered by a great amount of heart. I wish they had given the great Garret Dillahunt more to do than play the “best detective in NYC,” … Continue reading

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