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What I Watched This Week: 10 Feb 2019

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “MC, Middle, Headliner” (A-) Dov Davidoff has long been this show’s secret weapon. In this episode – where his dated, misogynistic routine gets him demoted to middle act – all the resentment and bitterness from never making … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 3 Feb 2019

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “The Secret” (A-) Another winner, even if I don’t buy into the hippie bullshit premise. Kat is such a positive force in Pete’s life that it’s been magical to watch. True Detective – “If You Have … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 27 Jan 2019

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “The Temple Gig” (A) Another lovely start to the season. Pete finds new love at a clothing store, and they get to know each other (and each other’s bodies) over the course of one magical day. … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 20 Jan 2019

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “Jaboukie” (A) / season premiere Pete returns from the high of his campus tour, jazzed about a great young comedian (Jaboukie Young-White, playing a version of himself). But the title of the show becomes literal again, … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 13 Jan 2019

NEW SHOWS True Detective “The Great War and Modern Memory” (B+) / season premiere “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” (B+) The show will never be as transporting as that first season was, when there wasn’t much on TV like it. Still, Mahershala … Continue reading

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2018 in Review: The Best Performances – Television

While some performers could have held their titles from last year, I’m opting not to do any repeats. Better to spread the love. Actor in a Drama Series Jason Bateman, Ozark The king of snark isn’t really showing a new … Continue reading

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2018 in Review: The Best Shows – Honorable Mentions

With so much TV now, I had trouble cutting off my top 10. That left me with a surplus of great shows I needed to honor in some way. So here are my 15 honorable mentions, standout episodes that were … Continue reading

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2018 in Review: The Best Shows and Specials

TOP 10 SHOWS 10. Sharp Objects (HBO) Unlike Big Little Lies, Jean-Marc Vallée’s latest HBO miniseries took some time to get into. But once it established its Southern Gothic horrors, it became a haunting portrait of family abuse, and how … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 16 Dec 2018

NEW SHOWS & SPECIALS Pete Holmes: Dirty Clean (B+) What I love about Pete Holmes, in addition to his energy and affable personality, is that he’s the rare comedian whose routines seem built not out of a desire to “kill” … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 14 Oct 2018

NEW SHOWS Harvey Birdman, Attorney General (B+) Its parody is a little too on-the-nose, yet it’s also more equipped to mock our current absurd situation than more political shows. If they want to do one of these every year or … Continue reading

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