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What I Watched This Week: 22 Jan 2017

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Aziz Ansari/Big Sean” (A-) While no sketches will be considered all-timers, this is one of the most remarkably consistent episodes of SNL that I can remember. Absolutely no dud sketches, a terrific monologue and at … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 30 Oct 2016

NEW SHOWS The Mindy Project – “Leland Breakfast Is the Miracle Worker” (A-) The best episode of Season Five yet, even though it’s utterly ridiculous. Jack Davenport (the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise) is stupendous as the egotistical British thespian who … Continue reading

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Best of the Decade… So Far – TV

It’s hard to believe the decade is half gone already. In these five years, I’ve graduated from college, moved back in with my parents, struck out on my own, and gotten married. And I’ve consumed a ridiculous amount of pop … Continue reading

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2013 in Review: The Best Shows

What a year for TV. I watched more of it than ever but, as you’ll see at the bottom, there was so much I couldn’t even get to. Such is the embarrassment of riches we have on our TVs, tablets … Continue reading

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Reactionary Tale: Emmy Nominations 2013

I watched more TV than ever, which left me more vulnerable to the Emmys’ penchant for snubbing great shows and performances in favor of the same ol’, same ol’. Even so, there were still plenty of surprises. Here are my … Continue reading

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Emmy Guessing 2013

The Emmy nomination period ended Saturday, so let’s take a quick look at the shows and actors most likely to make it. DRAMA SERIES Guarantees: Game of Thrones (HBO) Homeland (Showtime) Mad Men (AMC) Good bets: Breaking Bad (AMC) Downton Abbey (PBS) The … Continue reading

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TV Week: 5-11 May 2013

NEW SHOWS: The Simpsons – “Whiskey Business” (C) This season’s completely limping to the finish line. Like last week, a decent A-story falls prey to having too many subplots to contend with. Modern Family – “My Hero” (A-) A rather … Continue reading

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TV Week: 28 Apr-4 May 2013

NEW SHOWS: The Simpsons – “Pulpit Friction” (C) The first 10 minutes had this headed straight for “A” territory. The bed-bug opener was scarier than any Treehouse of Horror and the religious satire delivered by guest star Ed Norton was … Continue reading

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TV Week: 14-20 Apr 2013

NEW SHOWS: The Simpsons – “What Animated Women Want” (C+) Some funny dirty sex gags—Rev. Lovejoy in bondage gear and Moe writing erotic Andy Griffith Show fan-fiction—but did this episode even have a point? The Americans – “Covert War” (A-) … Continue reading

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TV Week: 24-30 Mar 2013

NEW SHOWS: The Following – “Guilt” (B-) The first 2/3rds of this episode were about as good as this show gets, but then they just had to blow it. The writers have basically painted themselves into a corner, and it’s definitely … Continue reading

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