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What I Watched This Week: 10 Nov 2019

NEW SHOWS Watchmen – “If You Don’t Like My Story, Write Your Own” (B+) As the season shifts into full procedural mode, it goes from astonishing to merely exceptional. Still, the show has plenty of awe-inspiring WTF moments, including whatever … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 3 Nov 2019

NEW SHOWS Watchmen – “She Was Killed by Space Junk” (A) Jean fucking Smart. That’s it. That’s the entire review. Silicon Valley – “Blood Money” (A-) Gilfoyle finally meets his match in the form of the HR rep who cracks … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 27 Oct 2019

NEW SHOWS Watchmen – “Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship” (A-) The show answers a lot of the questions raised in the first episode, but then raises a whole lot more. “What the fuck,” indeed, Angela. Silicon Valley – “Artificial Lack … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 20 Oct 2019

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Treehouse of Horror XXX” (B) I actually enjoyed each of the segments, even as I acknowledge this will never be as good as the old days. Put another way: I only rolled my eyes once … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 13 Oct 2019

NEW SHOWS The Righteous Gemstones – “Better Is the End of a Thing than Its Beginning” (A) / season finale A genuinely moving finale that also provided the biggest laughs of the season. The story Edi Patterson tells about Judy’s … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 6 Oct 2019

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Phoebe Waller-Bridge/Taylor Swift” (B+) A mostly successful episode thanks to Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s deft maneuvering in playing all different types of characters. “Mid-Day News” was probably the best non-political/non-game show sketch they’ve done in a very … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 29 Sep 2019

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Woody Harrelson/Billie Eilish” (C+) / season premiere All my hopes of new cast members and Alec Baldwin’s public threats to quit the show were dashed in the cold open, which was just a bunch … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 22 Sep 2019

NEW SHOWS 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (B-) Not sure if this was as successful a hostless endeavor as the Oscars, but it didn’t drag and they ended on time, so that has to count for something. The Righteous Gemstones … 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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