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What I Watched This Week: 11 Aug 2019

NEW SHOWS Legion – “Chapter 27” (A-) / series finale About as satisfying a wrap-up as a show this messy and ambitious could have. Whereas last year’s musical showdown (set to the Who’s “Behind Blue Eyes”) was a letdown, this … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 4 Aug 2019

NEW SHOWS Legion – “Chapter 26” (A-) Takes the “Baby Hitler” problem to its logical conclusion, as Sid has to argue with Kerry that killing infant David would be just as reprehensible as what David does as an adult. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 21 Jul 2019

NEW SHOWS Big Little Lies – “I Want to Know” (A-) / season finale About as satisfying is possible, though of course the final shot is a tantalizing tease for an as-yet-unannounced Season 3. This season definitely had some issues, … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: February 2019

FILMS Top Picks Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot – Prime 2/8 The Sisters Brothers – Hulu 2/18 Velvet Buzzsaw – Netflix 2/1 High Flying Bird – Netflix 2/8 If you need more proof that Joaquin Phoenix is one of … 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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What I Watched This Week: 17 Jun 2018

NEW SHOWS Westworld – “Vanishing Point” (B+) A tragic turn of events for some of the series’ darkest characters, but they brought it on themselves. The Handmaid’s Tale – “The Last Ceremony” (A) Perhaps the series’ most devastating episode yet, with … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 3 Jun 2018

NEW SHOWS Legion – “Chapter 18” (B+) Still feels like marking time, but if you think I’m not going to be glued to the screen after Syd falls down a giant hole in the desert or during a flashback set … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 27 May 2018

NEW SHOWS Westworld – “Phase Space” (B) Several “oh shit” moments, but doesn’t add up to much. I think the show is better when it doesn’t try to cut between all five-ish storylines. Legion – “Chapter 17” (B) Jean Smart … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 20 May 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Tina Fey/Nicki Minaj” (B-) / season finale Maybe it’s just me, but I expect something more from my alumni returning to host, and from my finales. This felt like a very half-assed episode to me. … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 13 May 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Amy Schumer/Kacey Musgraves” (B+) A solid episode with no dud sketches is rare enough, but this was just consistently funny, with “The Day You Were Born” and “Graduation 2018” proving to be some of … Continue reading

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