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What I Watched This Week: 29 Oct 2017

NEW SHOWS Curb Your Enthusiasm – “Thank You for Your Service” (B+) Other than the Salman Rushdie episode (which has only gotten better in the weeks since it aired), nothing from this season of Curb has stood with the best. … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 22 Oct 2017

NEW SHOWS & SPECIALS Too Funny to Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Dana Carvey Show (B+) Funny and insightful, though probably would have been a smidgen better had Louis C.K. participated in this. The Simpsons – “Treehouse of Horror XXVIII” (B+) … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 15 Oct 2017

NEW SHOWS Curb Your Enthusiasm – “A Disturbance in the Kitchen” (B+) More classic Curb. We haven’t had anything legendary this season, but this is the perfect Curb archetype, with an annoying situation coming full circle. There’s also a beautifully … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 1 Oct 2017

NEW SHOWS Curb Your Enthusiasm – “Foisted!” (B+) / season premiere Could have been a little tighter, but don’t listen to the haters, because it doesn’t feel like Curb has lost a step. The Mindy Project – “Leo’s Girlfriend” (B+) … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 17 Sept 2017

NEW SHOWS & SPECIALS Jerry Before Seinfeld (A-) It’s all material we’ve heard before, but Seinfeld’s delivery is so effortless that it doesn’t feel old hat. I could have easily watched another hour. The Mindy Project – “A Romantical Decouplement” … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 27 Aug 2017

NEW SHOWS Twin Peaks – “The Return, Part 16” (A) “I am the FBI.” Coop is back, and thus I was cheering. The terrible Audrey scenes make a bit more sense now, given that she’s been somewhere else this whole time. … Continue reading

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Netflix Picks: August 2017

I inadvertently skipped July because your brain forgets things when you move across the country. So here are the picks for August, which is surprisingly lean. BEST BET – FILM Cloud Atlas – 8/1 Though its cult is very enthusiastic, … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 15 Jan 2017

NEW SHOWS It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – “Old Lady House: A Situation Comedy” (A) A brilliant deconstruction of multi-cam sitcoms and the type of network interference Sunny has been lucky to avoid by virtue of being on a a cable … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 8 Jan 2017

NEW SHOWS The Good Place – “What’s My Motivation?” (B+) Has a lot of plot to churn through since there are only two more episodes, but it deepens Jason’s character in a way I didn’t think was possible. It also really … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 1 Jan 2017

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “The Fugitive” (B+) Sometimes I miss NBC’s “super-sized” episodes that weren’t quite double-length. That would have been perfect for this episode. Its subplots are superfluous, but its main story of hunting down escaped convicts with … Continue reading

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