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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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2017 Emmy Predictions: Limited Series and Made-for-TV Movies

LIMITED SERIES Big Little Lies (HBO) Fargo (FX) Feud: Bette and Joan (FX) Genius (Nat Geo) The Night Of (HBO) Could win: Fargo Should win: The Night Of Will win: Big Little Lies Should have been nominated: N/A MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE … Continue reading

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2017 Emmy Predictions: Drama

DRAMA SERIES Better Call Saul (AMC) The Crown (Netflix) The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) House of Cards (Netflix) Stranger Things (Netflix) This Is Us (NBC) Westworld (HBO) Could win: The Crown Should win: Stranger Things Will win: This Is Us Should … Continue reading

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2017 Emmy Predictions: Comedy and Variety

COMEDY SERIES Atlanta (FX) Black-ish (ABC) Master of None (Netflix) Modern Family (ABC) Silicon Valley (HBO) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) Veep (HBO) Could win: Atlanta Should win: Master of None Will win: Veep Should have been nominated: The Good Place … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 13 Aug 2017

NEW SHOWS Twin Peaks – “The Return, Part 14” (A) The best episode yet. It’s all mystery and forward movement, with a supernatural twist at the end. Don’t fuck with Sarah Palmer, redneck truckers. Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Summer Edition – … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 23 July 2017

NEW SHOWS Twin Peaks – “The Return, Part 11” (A) Arguably the best episode so far, if you’re like me and have been looking for a balance between Dougie and catching up with everyone else in Twin Peaks. I didn’t know … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 2 July 2017

CURRENT SHOWS Twin Peaks – “The Return, Part 8” (A-) I won’t even begin to say that I understood any of it, but I was mesmerized, which might just be the point. BINGEING Big Little Lies (A- average) The most scathing indictment … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 25 June 2017

NEW SHOWS Veep – “Groundbreaking” (B+) / season finale The first time the show has incorporated flashbacks, and they’re pretty effective, including a non-awful Jonah Ryan. It draws a clear line to show that Selina was always craven, which makes her … Continue reading

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