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What I Watched This Week: 30 Oct 2016

NEW SHOWS The Mindy Project – “Leland Breakfast Is the Miracle Worker” (A-) The best episode of Season Five yet, even though it’s utterly ridiculous. Jack Davenport (the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise) is stupendous as the egotistical British thespian who … 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: 22 May 2016

NEW SHOWS Silicon Valley – “The Empty Chair” (B) Confident Richard is a good Richard, but his ego gets in the way as he blows a major interview. Still, for the second time in as many episodes, he finds an … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 13 Mar 2016

NEW SHOWS The Carmichael Show – “Fallen Heroes” (A-) The best episode the show has done yet (and yes, I have a small sample size) that exemplifies all its greatest attributes: it’s funny, the cast has great chemistry and it … Continue reading

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2015 in Review: The Best Shows – Honorable Mentions

As I mentioned in my top 10, there were simply too many shows to keep up with. So here are the honorable mentions for the year, which includes the finest hours of many merely very good shows, as well as … Continue reading

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Fall TV Preview 2015

Well, another fall season is upon us. I’m not alone in thinking this is one of the weakest slates of new shows in a long, long time. With that, and the fact that my schedule is far busier this autumn … Continue reading

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2015 Emmy Predictions: Comedy

COMEDY SERIES Louie (FX) Modern Family (ABC) Parks and Recreation (NBC) Silicon Valley (HBO) Transparent (Amazon) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) Veep (HBO) Should win: Parks and Recreation Could win: Veep Will win: Transparent Should have been nominated: Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox) … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 1 Mar 2015

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “Boyle-Linetti Wedding” (A) Event episodes can either be gimmicky or take the best parts of the show and up the stakes. This is clearly the latter, and you could make a strong case that this … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 2 Feb 2015

NEW SHOWS Parks and Recreation – “Donna and Joe” (A-) For an episode all about Donna and Joe’s wedding, it sure relegated them to the sidelines, especially Keegan Michael-Key, who really could have been played by anyone since he’s given … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 11 Jan 2015

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “Payback” (B+) Hey, writers: Anytime you need a good subplot, please pair literally anyone in the office with Holt. You get gems like this: “I was a poet and I didn’t even realize I was … Continue reading

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