Tag Archives: hbo

2010s in Review: The Best Television Moments

There were many great moments this decade, but the ones highlighted here tend to oscillate between wildly funny and greatly disturbing, sometimes at the same time. These scenes and descriptions may contain major spoilers. You’ve been warned. Onion SportsDome – … Continue reading

Posted in Best Of, Television | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What I Watched This Week: 1 Dec 2019

NEW SHOWS Watchmen – “An Almost Religious Awe” (A-) Flashbacks. Exposition dumps. A huge twist. Plenty of shows have done this to varying levels of success, but few have done it as gracefully as Watchmen. On any other show, the … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Television | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

2010s in Review: The Best Comedy Specials

Stand-up grew into a major cultural force this decade, thanks to Netflix and its willingness to spend money on many comedians, including some that hadn’t gotten a shot at the big leagues yet. It was boon for the comedians as … Continue reading

Posted in Best Of, Television | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What I Watched This Week: 24 Nov 2019

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Thanksgiving of Horror” (B+) More bonkers and scary than the last several years of Halloween specials, this holiday special was a pleasant surprise. Watchmen – “This Extraordinary Being” (A) Radically reinvents the superhero origin in just … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Television | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What I Watched This Week: 17 Nov 2019

NEW SHOWS Watchmen – “Little Fear of Lightning” (A) Tim Blake Nelson gets his chance to shine as this episode’s centerpiece, using exploration of his fears (some founded, some not) to explore the country’s fears after 11/2, showing no one’s … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Television | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

What I Watched This Week: 10 Nov 2019

NEW SHOWS Watchmen – “If You Don’t Like My Story, Write Your Own” (B+) As the season shifts into full procedural mode, it goes from astonishing to merely exceptional. Still, the show has plenty of awe-inspiring WTF moments, including whatever … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Television | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

What I Watched This Week: 3 Nov 2019

NEW SHOWS Watchmen – “She Was Killed by Space Junk” (A) Jean fucking Smart. That’s it. That’s the entire review. Silicon Valley – “Blood Money” (A-) Gilfoyle finally meets his match in the form of the HR rep who cracks … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Television | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

What I Watched This Week: 27 Oct 2019

NEW SHOWS Watchmen – “Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship” (A-) The show answers a lot of the questions raised in the first episode, but then raises a whole lot more. “What the fuck,” indeed, Angela. Silicon Valley – “Artificial Lack … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Television | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

What I Watched This Week: 20 Oct 2019

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Treehouse of Horror XXX” (B) I actually enjoyed each of the segments, even as I acknowledge this will never be as good as the old days. Put another way: I only rolled my eyes once … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Television | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What I Watched This Week: 13 Oct 2019

NEW SHOWS The Righteous Gemstones – “Better Is the End of a Thing than Its Beginning” (A) / season finale A genuinely moving finale that also provided the biggest laughs of the season. The story Edi Patterson tells about Judy’s … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Television | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment