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What I Watched This Week: 7 Jul 2019

NEW SHOWS Big Little Lies – “Kill Me” (A) “You’re drowning,” Bonnie’s mom tells her as she emerges from her coma. She’s not the only one. As Celeste and Jane try to find some normalcy with their recently suspended boys, … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 30 Jun 2019

NEW SHOWS Big Little Lies – “She Knows” (A-) As the women try to find some sense of normalcy while everything is falling apart, things go from bad to worse for all of them. But the biggest twist is that … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 23 Jun 2019

NEW SHOWS Big Little Lies – “The End of the World” (A-) The title is both literal and metaphorical, as the parents get in an uproar over the doom-and-gloom climate change curriculum at their kids’ school, and all the worlds … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 9 Jun 2019

NEW SHOWS Big Little Lies – “What Have They Done?” (B+) / season premiere It has been two years, so I suppose some re-introductions are necessary. But the show will only get better and deeper as the season goes along. … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 2 Jun 2019

NEW SHOWS The Handmaid’s Tale “Night” (B+) / season premiere “Mary and Martha” (B) “Useful” (B) If you were out after last season – which I thought improved upon Season 1 in many ways, frustrating finale notwithstanding – it’s doubtful … 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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2018 in Review: The Best Performances – Television

While some performers could have held their titles from last year, I’m opting not to do any repeats. Better to spread the love. Actor in a Drama Series Jason Bateman, Ozark The king of snark isn’t really showing a new … Continue reading

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2018 in Review: The Best Shows and Specials

TOP 10 SHOWS 10. Sharp Objects (HBO) Unlike Big Little Lies, Jean-Marc Vallée’s latest HBO miniseries took some time to get into. But once it established its Southern Gothic horrors, it became a haunting portrait of family abuse, and how … Continue reading

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2018 Emmy Predictions: Drama

DRAMA SERIES The Americans (FX) The Crown (Netflix) Game of Thrones (HBO) The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) Stranger Things (Netflix) This Is Us (NBC) Westworld (HBO) Could win: Game of Thrones Should win: The Americans Will win: The Handmaid’s Tale Should … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 8 Jul 2018

NEW SHOWS Sharp Objects – “Vanish” (B+) / series premiere We’ve seen a lot of this before, but it’s still done very well. Has a lot of issues typical of pilots (even though this was ordered straight-to-series), but still holds … Continue reading

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