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What I Watched This Week: 22 Jan 2017

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Aziz Ansari/Big Sean” (A-) While no sketches will be considered all-timers, this is one of the most remarkably consistent episodes of SNL that I can remember. Absolutely no dud sketches, a terrific monologue and at … Continue reading

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2016 in Review: The Best Songs

As I mentioned in the intro to my list of the best albums of the year, I listened to an obscene amount of music this year, which made deciding on my 10 favorite LPs was a herculean task. One upside … Continue reading

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2016 in Review: The Best Performances – Television

I realized that in my awards giving, I’ve neglected to highlight the best performances in years past. That changes with these highlights, in drama, comedy and limited series/made-for-TV movies. Best Actor and Actress in a Drama Series Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell … Continue reading

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2016 in Review: The Best Shows – Honorable Mentions

Even by including this list, I only scratched the surface of what I watched, which barely scratched the surface of the veritable buffet of options I could have partaken of this year. 70th Tony Awards So maybe “Love is love … Continue reading

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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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