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TV Recap: Jan. 9-15, 2022

NEW SHOWSThe Righteous Gemstones“I Speak in the Tongues of Men and Angels” (A-) / season premiere“After I Leave, Savage Wolves Will Come” (A) Adding actors as wild as Eric Andre and Eric Roberts only adds to a wildly successful ensemble. … Continue reading

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The Best TV Performances of 2021

Best Actor in a Comedy SeriesGlenn Howerton, A.P. BioJack is basically Howerton’s Dennis from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, but without the sexual deviance. He’s still an awful person, but a year-plus in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio, has made … Continue reading

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The Best Comedy Shows and Specials of 2021

Unsurprisingly, with the world upside down for another year, there weren’t a lot of stand-up comedy specials released in 2021 (though it did pick up in December). As such, I’m expanding this category a little bit to include some of … Continue reading

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The Best TV Shows of 2021 – Honorable Mentions

AnimaniacsWhen I saw the season premiere was rated TV-14, I figured it had to be a mistake. But then they got away with a “grab ’em by the pussy” joke, and I realized it was intentional. This second season pretty … Continue reading

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The Best TV Shows of 2021

I think I can be forgiven for avoiding tough dramas this year, which already had enough misery. Even the hour-long series I did watch had plenty of humor. What can I say? The year started with an attempted insurrection, but … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 26 Dec 2021

NEW SHOWSCurb Your Enthusiasm – “The Mormon Advantage” (A) / season finaleEverything comes together in a marvelous finale that weaves together all this season’s plot threads, while somehow introducing Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman to the proceedings in a hilarious way. … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 19 Dec 2021

NEW SHOWSCurb Your Enthusiasm – “Igor, Gregor & Timor” (B+)Bill Hader shows up for some Russian-flavored shenanigans as we churn towards the finale. In a word, “shplendid.” It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia“Dee Sings in a Bog” (B+)“The Gang Carries a … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 12 Dec 2021

NEW SHOWSSuccession – “All the Bells Say” (A) / season finaleWhat else is there to say? A masterful finale after a truly exceptional season. Curb Your Enthusiasm – “What Have I Done?” (A)Forget plot. There’s simply nothing better than Larry … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 5 Dec 2021

NEW SHOWSSuccession – “Chiantishire” (A-)The only reason this isn’t getting an A, because it depends on how next week resolves the massive cliffhanger. If it’s just a cheap ploy to attract more attention to the show, it’ll feel hollow. If … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 28 Nov 2021

NEW SHOWSSuccession – “Too Much Birthday” (A)Another improbably top-notch episode. It’s Kendall’s 40th: an extravagant, obnoxious affair, and no one’s happy except Greg, who scored a date with Ken’s put-upon assistant Comfry (Dasha Nekrasova). But not even avoiding prison can … Continue reading

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