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2019 in Review: The Best Shows – Honorable Mentions

It was even harder to craft a top 10 than usual, and that left a lot of shows in that next tier. So once again, I’ve expanded my honorable mentions to 14 episodes of shows that didn’t make the cut, … Continue reading

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Emmy Guide 2019: Drama

DRAMA SERIES Better Call Saul (AMC) Bodyguard (Netflix) Game of Thrones (HBO) Killing Eve (BBC America) Ozark (Netflix) Pose (FX) Succession (HBO) This Is Us (NBC) Could win: Succession Should win: Bodyguard Will win: Game of Thrones  Should have been … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 11 Aug 2019

NEW SHOWS Legion – “Chapter 27” (A-) / series finale About as satisfying a wrap-up as a show this messy and ambitious could have. Whereas last year’s musical showdown (set to the Who’s “Behind Blue Eyes”) was a letdown, this … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 4 Aug 2019

NEW SHOWS Legion – “Chapter 26” (A-) Takes the “Baby Hitler” problem to its logical conclusion, as Sid has to argue with Kerry that killing infant David would be just as reprehensible as what David does as an adult. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 21 Jul 2019

NEW SHOWS Big Little Lies – “I Want to Know” (A-) / season finale About as satisfying is possible, though of course the final shot is a tantalizing tease for an as-yet-unannounced Season 3. This season definitely had some issues, … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 15 Jul 2019

NEW SHOWS Big Little Lies – “The Bad Mother” (B+) I’m firmly on Team Celeste after that part of the trial. Denis O’Hare gives an all-time evil lawyer performance as Mary Louise’s counsel. But all the ladies are on the … Continue reading

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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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