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What I Watched This Week: 5 May 2019

NEW SHOWS Game of Thrones – “The Last of the Starks” (B) A lengthy breather, with a lot of clandestine meetings and secrets revealed, and then a rush through a shit-ton of plot in a short amount of time, dispatching … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 28 Apr 2019

NEW SHOWS Game of Thrones – “The Long Night” (B+) One of the most epic, awe-inspiring things ever made for television is a bit undercut by its horrendous editing during the first siege. I’m sure the creative team think they’re … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 21 Apr 2019

NEW SHOWS Game of Thrones – “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” (A-) A lot more talking and catching up, but this time there’s real emotion there. There are far too many overconfident characters making plans for “afterwards,” when there’s … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 14 Apr 2019

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Emma Stone/BTS” (C-) Though mostly apolitical, the show felt even more slapdash than usual, with lots of so-so celebrity impressions trotted out, especially in the weak cold open. Only occasionally was Emma allowed to show … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 7 Apr 2019

NEW SHOWS Barry – “The Power of No” (B+) Barry is trapped in a prison of his own making. After making the right choice not to kill the head of the Burmese crime family, he’s made his own situation that … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 31 Mar 2019

NEW SHOWS Barry – “The Show Must Go On, Probably?” (A-) / season premiere There was the fear that this season wouldn’t know where to go next, since it ended on such a perfectly dark note. But it’s clear Bill … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 10 Mar 2019

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “Mulaney” (A) / series finale As a season finale, it’s perfect. As a somewhat abrupt series finale, it’s still pretty satisfying. While I’m sad the show is ending on what is clearly not its own turns, … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 3 Mar 2019

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “The Christian Tour” (B) The stuff on the tour is great, but the break-up and subsequent roasting by a quartet of female comedians feels a little tacked on. This Is Us – “The Graduates” (B-) A … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 24 Feb 2019

NEW SHOWS The Oscars (B+) After all the debacles, this hostless show made for pretty good television, moving along briskly with no segments that leave you thinking, “When is this going to be over?” (Well, except for that excruciating speech … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 17 Feb 2019

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “The Clown Stays in the Picture” (B+) A funny diversion episode, where we learn of Krusty’s ignominious time as a director of a sci-fi epic, during which Homer and Marge served as grunts. It’s a … Continue reading

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