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What I Watched This Week: 19 Jan 2020

NEW SHOWS The Outsider – “Dark Uncle” (B+) As Chris and Andy mentioned on The Watch, this is an exposition-heavy episode. But because it’s shot and delivered with such panache, it’s completely captivating. The arrival of Cynthia Erivo portends good … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 12 Jan 2020

NEW SHOWS The Outsider “The Incident” (B+) / series premiere “Roanoke” (A) A solid procedural with just enough eerie stuff on the periphery to keep it interesting. But then it delivers a jaw-dropping twist in its second episode, taking this … Continue reading

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2019 in Review: The Best Albums

This is probably the last year I’m going to publish a list like this. A lot of new music hasn’t held much interest for me, as I’ve been far more into exploring all the great music of the past. So enjoy this … Continue reading

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2019 in Review: The Best Songs

Sometimes, making my best albums list can feel like a chore. There’s so much music out there, and narrowing it down to my 10 favorites sometimes feels pointless. But I often feel like my best songs list is better representative … Continue reading

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2019 in Review: The Best Performances – Television

It was another strong year for TV, but as usual I gravitated toward comedy, which made some of these picks difficult, while trying to fill out the other categories was a challenge to find enough worthy candidates. Once again, I … Continue reading

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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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2019 in Review: The Best Shows

Trying to stem the tide of new and returning shows is impossible. There will always be so many shows that I wanted to watch but didn’t have the time for. So here are my top 10, with an expanded Honorable … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 29 Dec 2019

BINGEING The Man in the High Castle – Season 4 (A- average) After three mostly successful but inessential seasons, the show saved its best for last. Showing the true cost of both fascism and trying to resist it, this was … Continue reading

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2010s in Review: The Best Movies, Part 1

It’s no exaggeration to say I watched more movies this decade than in the previous two combined, so settling on this list was pretty grueling. But I narrowed it down to 50 movies that meant a lot to me. That … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 15 Dec 2019

NEW SHOWS Watchmen – “See How They Fly” (A-) / season finale An incredibly satisfying finale that of course can’t answer every possible question we have. Damon Lindelof stuck the landing on one of the best seasons of television ever. … Continue reading

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