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What I Watched This Week: 3 Dec 2017

NEW SHOWS Curb Your Enthusiasm – “Fatwa!” (A) / season finale Finally, one of this season’s episodes earns its length. The show features three of my favorite people (Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chris Sullivan and Nick Offerman) AND F. Murray Abraham playing … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 26 Nov 2017

NEW SHOWS Curb Your Enthusiasm – “The Shucker” (B+) Forty-five minutes is way too long for any sitcom, especially one that meanders as much as this one. While the quarrel with the former owner of his house is amusing, it could … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 19 Nov 2017

NEW SHOWS Curb Your Enthusiasm – “Never Wait for Seconds!” (B+) The “flip the tip” subplot is another case of having too much going on in a single episode, but the fatwa resolution and the disintegration of another one of … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 12 Nov 2017

NEW SHOWS Curb Your Enthusiasm – “Namaste” (B) Properly calls Larry out on his B.S., though like many episodes this season would have been even better had it been, say, 27 minutes instead of 35. This episode also ends up … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 5 Nov 2017

NEW SHOWS Curb Your Enthusiasm – “The Accidental Text on Purpose” (A-) The best episode of the season thus far, with everything finally coming together in glorious, terrible fashion. Larry ruins not one but two relationships of friends whose girlfriends gave … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 29 Oct 2017

NEW SHOWS Curb Your Enthusiasm – “Thank You for Your Service” (B+) Other than the Salman Rushdie episode (which has only gotten better in the weeks since it aired), nothing from this season of Curb has stood with the best. … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 22 Oct 2017

NEW SHOWS & SPECIALS Too Funny to Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Dana Carvey Show (B+) Funny and insightful, though probably would have been a smidgen better had Louis C.K. participated in this. The Simpsons – “Treehouse of Horror XXVIII” (B+) … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 15 Oct 2017

NEW SHOWS Curb Your Enthusiasm – “A Disturbance in the Kitchen” (B+) More classic Curb. We haven’t had anything legendary this season, but this is the perfect Curb archetype, with an annoying situation coming full circle. There’s also a beautifully … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 8 Oct 2017

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Springfield Splendor” (B+) A truly delightful episode, as Lisa’s art therapy becomes a best-selling graphic novel and then a truly disastrous musical. There’s plenty of great gags about amateur psychiatry, comic book fandom and overblown … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 1 Oct 2017

NEW SHOWS Curb Your Enthusiasm – “Foisted!” (B+) / season premiere Could have been a little tighter, but don’t listen to the haters, because it doesn’t feel like Curb has lost a step. The Mindy Project – “Leo’s Girlfriend” (B+) … Continue reading

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