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What I Watched This Week: 26 Jan 2020

NEW SHOWS The Outsider – “Que Viene el Coco” (A-) Even without gruesome violence, this episode is the most unsettling yet, because all the stories about boogeymen are real. The plot similarities to It Follows are fine considering that’s one of … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 19 Jan 2020

NEW SHOWS The Outsider – “Dark Uncle” (B+) As Chris and Andy mentioned on The Watch, this is an exposition-heavy episode. But because it’s shot and delivered with such panache, it’s completely captivating. The arrival of Cynthia Erivo portends good … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 5 Jan 2020

NEW SHOWS Jeopardy!: The Greatest of All Time – Week 1 (A) The one and only time I’ll feel superior to these guys is that I got Final Jeopardy! (about 21st Century Oscar Winners) and none of them did. Schitt’s Creek … Continue reading

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2019 in Review: The Best Shows

Trying to stem the tide of new and returning shows is impossible. There will always be so many shows that I wanted to watch but didn’t have the time for. So here are my top 10, with an expanded Honorable … Continue reading

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2010s in Review: The Best Television Shows

There was more TV to consume than ever before, with networks taking creative risks just to get into the original content game (and famously one tech company blowing a lot of money to save one beloved cult show). The ride for … Continue reading

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2010s in Review: The Best Television Performances, Part 2

This is Part 2 of a two-part series. Read Part 1 here. DUOS The Americans – Matthew Rhys & Keri Russell Two people devoted to each other but with loyalties to different countries, it ripped them apart but kept them … Continue reading

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2010s in Review: The Best Television Episodes of the Decade

This list may contain spoilers. You’ve been warned. Breaking Bad – “Ozymandias” (Season 5, Episode 14) Director: Rian Johnson One of the most brutal, devastating hours of television ever, with one gut-punch after another. Every actor on the show is … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 17 Nov 2019

NEW SHOWS Watchmen – “Little Fear of Lightning” (A) Tim Blake Nelson gets his chance to shine as this episode’s centerpiece, using exploration of his fears (some founded, some not) to explore the country’s fears after 11/2, showing no one’s … Continue reading

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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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