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Oscar Picks: 15 Feb 2021

We finally got a load of precursors to help us see who were contenders and who were pretenders, but there’s still a lot we don’t know. I’ll have my final picks a day or two before the nominations are announced … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: February 2021

FILMSTop PicksComing to America – Prime 2/1Judas and the Black Messiah – HBO MAX 2/12 Nomadland – Hulu 2/19 First up are two major selections for Black History Month. The former is John Landis’ uproarious fish-out-of-water comedy, which hits Prime … Continue reading

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2020 in Review: The Best Performances – Television

BEST ENSEMBLE IN A COMEDY SERIESSchitt’s CreekThe four principle cast members finally got their due, each picking up an acting Emmy. But the show had a full bench of brilliant performers, including the always hilarious Chris Elliott as Mayor Roland … Continue reading

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2020 in Review: The Best Comedy Shows and Specials

Marc Maron: End Times Fun (Netflix) Though shot in 2019, this special felt perfect for the “Why is everything on fire all the time?” insanity of 2020. Maron lays out how we got here, without being condescending or wallowing. Middleditch … Continue reading

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2020 in Review: The Best Shows

Even with the hypothetical “more time” we had to watch TV this year – given that we were confined to our homes and many new shows halted production – it still never felt like “catching up” was possible. So here … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: January 2021

With so many new streaming services, I figured this year I’d expand the scope of this column again. I’m adding Disney+ and HBO MAX, so bear with me as a lot of new titles get added. I’ll still try to … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 20 Dec 2020

BINGEINGBlack Mirror – Season 2 (A- average)I’m including the stellar “White Christmas” here, which ups the season average. “Be Right Back” and “White Bear” represent the show at its pitch-black best, but “The Waldo Moment” was full of facile political … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 6 Dec 2020

NEW SHOWSThe Mandalorian – “The Believer” (A)I hope Bill Burr comes back for a death-defying mission every season. BINGEINGAnimaniacs – Season 1 (B+ average)All my fears about this reboot disappeared as soon as they made a joke about urban decay … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 22 Nov 2020

NEW SHOWSThe Mandalorian – “The Jedi” (A-)Other than some cut-scene quality dialogue, this was a thrilling episode that will still mean ore to people steeped in Star Wars lore. That cold open was phenomenal. BINGEINGSuccession – Season 2 (A average)An … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 15 Nov 2020

NEW SHOWSThe Mandalorian – “The Siege” (A-)Couldn’t ask for much more. Yes, there was another mission and another gun battle, but it was exceptionally thrilling, and featured Baby Yoda eating blue macarons. I’m not immune to that. BINGEINGSuccession – Season … Continue reading

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