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2016 in Review: The Best Shows

Everything I wrote last year about not having enough time to watch everything – the rapid expansion of “Peak TV” – got even worse in 2017. I have a tie on this list AND I’m capping my honorable mentions at … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 4 Dec 2016

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “The Last Traction Hero” (B+) Another solid episode in what’s turning out to be a surprisingly consistent season (not that I’ve kept up with it consistently). Lots of clever visual gags and a nice, surprising friendship … Continue reading

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2016 Emmy Predictions: Drama

DRAMA SERIES The Americans (FX) Better Call Saul (AMC) Downton Abbey (PBS) Game of Thrones (HBO) Homeland (Showtime) House of Cards (Netflix) Mr. Robot (USA) Should win: The Americans Could win: Mr. Robot Will win: Game of Thrones Should have … Continue reading

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2016 Emmy Predictions: Comedy

COMEDY SERIES Black-ish (ABC) Master of None (Netflix) Modern Family (ABC) Silicon Valley (HBO) Transparent (Amazon) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) Veep (HBO) Should and will win: Veep Could win: Black-ish Should have been nominated: Brooklyn Nine-Nine COMEDY ACTOR Anthony Anderson, … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 11 Sept 2016

NEW SHOWS Atlanta – “Go for Broke” (A-) I don’t want to overrate this episode, especially for a show so new. But this feels like an episode I’ll come back to quite a bit. Nothing much happens per se, but … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 4 Sept 2016

NEW SHOWS Atlanta “The Big Bang” (A-) / series premiere “Streets on Lock” (B+) An extremely confident pilot, followed by an extremely baffling follow-up (which I also loved). It’s early, but I doubt any new show this fall will live … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 28 Aug 2016

NEW SHOWS The Night Of – “The Call of the Wild” (A-) / series finale A lot more satisfying than I thought it would be. Yes, they could have treated Chandra better. (Though like almost every character here, her hubris brings … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 21 Aug 2016

NEW SHOWS The Night Of – “Ordinary Death” (A-) The kiss between Nas and Chandra is the only misstep the show has made thus far. But who has time to worry about such things, when the testimonies of Detective Box … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 14 Aug 2016

NEW SHOWS The Night Of – “Samson and Delilah” (B+) The show slides into its comfort zone as a more artful courtroom drama/prison horror show as the trial begins. And after last week letting the audience question if maybe Nas … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 7 Aug 2016

NEW SHOWS The Night Of – “Season of the Witch” (A) Just an incredible episode of television. Intense, funny and impressively stylish, this seals its place as the best show on TV right now. Casual – “Death and Taxes” (A-) … Continue reading

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