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What I Watched This Week: 15 Apr 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “John Mulaney/Jack White” (A-) Former writer John Mulaney (creator of some of my favorite characters and sketches) returns to the show as host, and lets his freak flag fly, with hilarious sketches about revenge … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 8 Apr 2018

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “The Puzzle Master” (B+) A solid “normal” episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, with Jake and Amy collaborating on their last case before she gets promoted to sergeant. We also get a rare Holt-Gina pairing, which leads … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 25 Mar 2018

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Three Scenes (Plus a Tag) from a Marriage” (B+) Another relationship ret-con episode, but one that isn’t trying to go for dramatics or pathos. It’s just a well-executed, very funny exercise in keeping things semi-fresh. Bonus … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 4 Mar 2018

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “Roast Battle” (A-) / season finale I knew exactly where it was going from the jump, yet it was still devastating when it got there. I hope Jamie Lee returns in Season 3, because she was … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 25 Feb 2018

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “NACA” (A) In just 30 minutes, it pulls off the extreme difficulty of making really bad jokes be really funny, as well as staging just an incredible fight between Pete and Ali about not just their … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 18 Feb 2018

NEW SHOWS The Joel McHale Show – “Pickler, Pebbles, Pillows and Priestley” / series premiere (B+) Literally everything you loved/hated about The Soup, just with fewer S&P restrictions. There’s even a mini-Community reunion, though Gillian Jacobs was curiously absent. Crashing – … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 11 Feb 2018

NEW SHOWS & SPECIALS Crashing – “Too Good” (A) The best episode of the season thus far, though I may have said that before. This one takes place over the course of one eventful night (and I am such an easy … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 4 Feb 2018

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “Porter Got HBO” (A-) The funniest and most important episode of the season, with Pete finally realizing he’s stuck in an insanity spiral: doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results. He’s leaving … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 28 Jan 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Will Ferrell/Chris Stapleton” (B) I’m grading this on a curve, since that’s a requirement for a show that can vary wildly from week to week and sketch to sketch. Ferrell is arguably the greatest performer … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 21 Jan 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Jessica Chastain/Troye Sivan” (B+) Another consistently solid episode. That makes two in a row, which is something of a miracle. Chastain is both game and breathtaking in every sketch, even if they’re better in concept … Continue reading

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