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What I Watched This Week: 26 Jan 2020

NEW SHOWS The Outsider – “Que Viene el Coco” (A-) Even without gruesome violence, this episode is the most unsettling yet, because all the stories about boogeymen are real. The plot similarities to It Follows are fine considering that’s one of … Continue reading

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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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