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The Best TV Performances of 2021

Best Actor in a Comedy SeriesGlenn Howerton, A.P. BioJack is basically Howerton’s Dennis from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, but without the sexual deviance. He’s still an awful person, but a year-plus in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio, has made … Continue reading

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The Best TV Shows of 2021 – Honorable Mentions

AnimaniacsWhen I saw the season premiere was rated TV-14, I figured it had to be a mistake. But then they got away with a “grab ’em by the pussy” joke, and I realized it was intentional. This second season pretty … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 26 Dec 2021

NEW SHOWSCurb Your Enthusiasm – “The Mormon Advantage” (A) / season finaleEverything comes together in a marvelous finale that weaves together all this season’s plot threads, while somehow introducing Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman to the proceedings in a hilarious way. … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 19 Dec 2021

NEW SHOWSCurb Your Enthusiasm – “Igor, Gregor & Timor” (B+)Bill Hader shows up for some Russian-flavored shenanigans as we churn towards the finale. In a word, “shplendid.” It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia“Dee Sings in a Bog” (B+)“The Gang Carries a … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 12 Dec 2021

NEW SHOWSSuccession – “All the Bells Say” (A) / season finaleWhat else is there to say? A masterful finale after a truly exceptional season. Curb Your Enthusiasm – “What Have I Done?” (A)Forget plot. There’s simply nothing better than Larry … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 5 Dec 2021

NEW SHOWSSuccession – “Chiantishire” (A-)The only reason this isn’t getting an A, because it depends on how next week resolves the massive cliffhanger. If it’s just a cheap ploy to attract more attention to the show, it’ll feel hollow. If … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 28 Nov 2021

NEW SHOWSSuccession – “Too Much Birthday” (A)Another improbably top-notch episode. It’s Kendall’s 40th: an extravagant, obnoxious affair, and no one’s happy except Greg, who scored a date with Ken’s put-upon assistant Comfry (Dasha Nekrasova). But not even avoiding prison can … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 21 Nov 2021

NEW SHOWSSuccession – “What It Takes” (A)The end of democracy has never been so thrilling. The Roys anoint the new Republican presidential candidate, and settle on the Josh Hawley-esque neo-fascist Jaryd Mencken (guest star Justin Kirk). Meanwhile, Kendall fucks up … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 14 Nov 2021

NEW SHOWSSuccession – “Retired Janitors of Idaho” (A)Packed to the gills with twists, cringy moments, hilarious lines and powerhouse performances. The show continues to deliver at the top of its game. Curb Your Enthusiasm – “The Watermelon” (B-)A swing and … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 7 Nov 2021

NEW SHOWSSuccession – “Lion in the Meadow” (B+)Adrien Brody comes in with his fastball (and multiple layers of outerwear) as a deceptive investor screwing with Kendall and Logan at every possible turn. Their relationship reaches a stalemate, but Shiv and … Continue reading

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