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What I Watched This Week: 22 Nov 2020

NEW SHOWSThe Mandalorian – “The Jedi” (A-)Other than some cut-scene quality dialogue, this was a thrilling episode that will still mean ore to people steeped in Star Wars lore. That cold open was phenomenal. BINGEINGSuccession – Season 2 (A average)An … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 15 Nov 2020

NEW SHOWSThe Mandalorian – “The Siege” (A-)Couldn’t ask for much more. Yes, there was another mission and another gun battle, but it was exceptionally thrilling, and featured Baby Yoda eating blue macarons. I’m not immune to that. BINGEINGSuccession – Season … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 8 Nov 2020

NEW SHOWSSaturday Night Live – “Dave Chappelle/Foo Fighters” (B+)The cold open wasn’t a complete atrocity, like Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton singing “Hallelujah,” but it wasn’t anything special either. Chappelle’s blistering monologue was excellent, as was the Aunt Jemima/Uncle Ben sketch. But … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 1 Nov 2020

NEW SHOWSSaturday Night Live – “John Mulaney/The Strokes” (B)The weakest of Mulaney’s turns hosting, but still plenty of inspired silliness. He also had a great monologue, taking what was surely a note about enthusiastically going to the polls Tuesday and … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 25 Oct 2020

NEW SHOWSThe Mandalorian – “The Marshal” (B+) / season premiere I’m not sure exactly why I’m complaining. That cold open is one of the best things the show has done, and the ultra-widescreen climax is tremendous action TV. But a … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 27 Sep 2020

NEW SHOWSThe Boys – “Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker” (B+)Felt a bit too on-the-nose, but it’s not the show’s fault the real world is run by white supremacists trying to start a race war. CURRENT SHOWSThe Boys – “The Bloody Doors … 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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What I Watched This Week: 30 Aug 2020

REWATCHThe Simpsons – Season 5 (A- average)Fewer absolute classics this season, but still in the middle of the show’s prime. “Cape Feare” remains the show’s best Sideshow Bob episode.

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What I Watched This Week: 16 Aug 2020

BINGEING Jonny Quest – Season 1 (B)Only occasionally as fun as I remembered it, and a lot more racist than I remembered it. But when it’s at it’s best, it’s exhilarating, and I was a kid again. The Singing Detective … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 26 Jul 2020

NEW SHOWS Perry Mason – “Chapter Six” (A-) The show’s best episode yet, with dramatic reveals and a new ally. Matthew Rhys and Juliet Rylance continue to be terrific. Muppets Now – “Due Date” (B-) / series premiere Certainly cute, … Continue reading

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