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2019 in Review: The Best Albums

This is probably the last year I’m going to publish a list like this. A lot of new music hasn’t held much interest for me, as I’ve been far more into exploring all the great music of the past. So enjoy this … Continue reading

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2019 in Review: The Best Comedy Shows and Specials

While there was no shortage of stand-up specials in 2019 (and not just on Netflix!), there weren’t enough I loved to list five. So I expanded the criteria a bit to include some extremely clever sketch comedy and parody for … Continue reading

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Emmy Guide 2019: Comedy and Variety

COMEDY SERIES Barry (HBO) Fleabag (Prime) The Good Place (NBC) The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime) Russian Doll (Netflix) Schitt’s Creek (Pop) Veep (HBO) Could win: Barry Should win: Fleabag Will win: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel  Should have been nominated: American … Continue reading

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2019 Emmy Picks: Comedy and Variety

I have some time this summer, so I’m resurrecting this series where I try to predict who will be the nominees at this year’s Emmy Awards. With a lot of last year’s nominees ineligible, in theory it will be easy … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: June 2019

FILMS Top Picks True Grit (2010) – Hulu and Prime 6/29 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Netflix 6/26 The Coen Brothers’ take on the John Wayne Western is one of the best remakes of all time, featuring phenomenal performances from Jeff … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 24 Mar 2019

NEW SHOWS Documentary Now! – “Any Given Saturday Afternoon” (A-) / season finale This is what was missing from “Long Gone.” This episode, about three former bowling champions competing for one last tournament has all the gags and all the … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 10 Mar 2019

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “Mulaney” (A) / series finale As a season finale, it’s perfect. As a somewhat abrupt series finale, it’s still pretty satisfying. While I’m sad the show is ending on what is clearly not its own turns, … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 3 Mar 2019

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “The Christian Tour” (B) The stuff on the tour is great, but the break-up and subsequent roasting by a quartet of female comedians feels a little tacked on. This Is Us – “The Graduates” (B-) A … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 24 Feb 2019

NEW SHOWS The Oscars (B+) After all the debacles, this hostless show made for pretty good television, moving along briskly with no segments that leave you thinking, “When is this going to be over?” (Well, except for that excruciating speech … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 17 Feb 2019

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “The Clown Stays in the Picture” (B+) A funny diversion episode, where we learn of Krusty’s ignominious time as a director of a sci-fi epic, during which Homer and Marge served as grunts. It’s a … Continue reading

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