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What I Watched This Week: 14 Oct 2018

NEW SHOWS Harvey Birdman, Attorney General (B+) Its parody is a little too on-the-nose, yet it’s also more equipped to mock our current absurd situation than more political shows. If they want to do one of these every year or … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 7 Oct 2018

NEW SHOWS This Is Us – “Katie Girls” (A-) I didn’t quite love Kate’s anesthesia hallucinations, but any time the show focused on the fundamental decency of Jack, it becomes one of my favorite things on TV. And look at … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 30 Sep 2018

NEW SHOWS This Is Us – “A Philadelphia Story” (B) Tries to do way too much, including some necessary flashbacks to ’98 and some unnecessary ones to Randall’s dad pre-reunion. But that last moment, as Randall here’s a devastating off-hand … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 23 Sep 2018

NEW SHOWS This Is Us – “Ave Maria” (B+) / season premiere It’s not a good sign that I’m already a little frustrated with Kate, but this excellent season premiere reminds me why I love this show so much. And … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 9 Sep 2018

NEW SHOWS It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia – “The Gang Escapes” (B-) Some funny moments, but Dee’s side-quest is almost too disturbing to glean any humor out of it. BINGEING The Good Place – Season 2 (A average) My rewatch confirms … Continue reading

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2018 Emmy Predictions: Comedy and Variety

COMEDY SERIES Atlanta (FX) Barry (HBO) Black-ish (ABC) Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) GLOW (Netflix) The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon) Silicon Valley (HBO) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) Could win: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Should win: Barry Will win: Atlanta Should have … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: August 2018

FILMS Top Picks The Informant! – Netflix 8/1 mother! – Amazon and Hulu 8/26 This exclamation point-heavy selection includes two of the most underrated movies of the last decade. The former includes Matt Damon’s best performance (you heard me) as … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 28 Jan 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Will Ferrell/Chris Stapleton” (B) I’m grading this on a curve, since that’s a requirement for a show that can vary wildly from week to week and sketch to sketch. Ferrell is arguably the greatest performer … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 21 Jan 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Jessica Chastain/Troye Sivan” (B+) Another consistently solid episode. That makes two in a row, which is something of a miracle. Chastain is both game and breathtaking in every sketch, even if they’re better in concept … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 14 Jan 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Sam Rockwell/Halsey” (B+) One of the show’s most consistent episodes in a while, with Rockwell gamely playing whatever was required of him. Unsurprisingly, its reliance on pre-filmed bits was a major factor. Crashing – “The Atheist” … Continue reading

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