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2020 Emmy Picks: Comedy and Variety

With virtually all FYC events canceled and almost all productions halted, voters theoretically have had a lot more time to see more shows. And with new rules regarding the number of nominees in each category (which I still don’t fully … Continue reading

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2019 in Review: The Best Albums

This is probably the last year I’m going to publish a list like this. A lot of new music hasn’t held much interest for me, as I’ve been far more into exploring all the great music of the past. So enjoy this … Continue reading

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2019 in Review: The Best Comedy Shows and Specials

While there was no shortage of stand-up specials in 2019 (and not just on Netflix!), there weren’t enough I loved to list five. So I expanded the criteria a bit to include some extremely clever sketch comedy and parody for … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 22 Dec 2019

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Eddie Murphy/Lizzo” (A-) The best episode in a long time, with Murphy bringing back a bunch of classic characters, but really blowing the doors off in sketches where he’s not reliving the past. Plus, … Continue reading

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2010s in Review: The Best Comedy Specials

Stand-up grew into a major cultural force this decade, thanks to Netflix and its willingness to spend money on many comedians, including some that hadn’t gotten a shot at the big leagues yet. It was boon for the comedians as … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: December 2019

FILMS Top Picks Malcolm X – Netflix 12/1 The Last Black Man in San Francisco – Prime 12/5 Marriage Story – Netflix 12/6 Wild Rose – Hulu 12/16 Malcolm X is an increasingly rare great movie added to Netflix. Spike … 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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2018 Emmy Predictions: Comedy and Variety

COMEDY SERIES Atlanta (FX) Barry (HBO) Black-ish (ABC) Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) GLOW (Netflix) The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon) Silicon Valley (HBO) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) Could win: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Should win: Barry Will win: Atlanta Should have … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: May 2018

FILMS Top Picks Thief – Hulu and Amazon 5/1 Coco – Netflix 5/29 (Academy Award winner) I, Tonya – Hulu 5/31 (Academy Award winner) Thief is Michael Mann’s searing debut, featuring one of the all-time great villain performances, and impressive … Continue reading

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Emmy Voters, Don’t Forget About These Great Potential Nominees

With more shows and eligible nominees than ever before, a comprehensive Emmy guide like I’ve done in the past would take weeks to assemble. Ain’t nobody got time for that. Instead, I’ve opted to highlight the folks who may get … Continue reading

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