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What I Watched This Week: 28 Feb 2016

NEW SHOWS Togetherness – “Everybody is Grownups” (A-) Like last year’s “Houston, We Have a Problem,” this is a brutal, almost laugh-free episode of television. Few shows on TV feel as emotionally naked as Togetherness, even if you can’t describe … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 21 Feb 2016

NEW SHOWS Togetherness – “Hotels” (B+) / season premiere Earns a lot of points for jumping ahead and letting the aftermath of Michelle’s infidelity play out over the course of the season. But by cutting to another part of a … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 14 Feb 2016

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “House Mouses” (A-) Hitchcock and Scully get their time to shine, or rather, fail spectacularly as expected. My common refrain continues, as there’s at least one superfluous story (here, the ladies overcoming their fears, though … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 7 Feb 2016

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “The 9-8” (A) Another incredible episode in a season full of them. The invasion of the bizarro 9-8 precinct leads to gag after hilarious gag as they get on the nerves of every single cop … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 31 Jan 2016

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “Karen Peralta” (B+) Katey Segal is a national treasure, and she’s great as Jake’s mom. But the episode’s emotional resonance is stunted by its adjacent subplots. Again, when a show has an ensemble as terrific … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 6 Dec 2015

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “The Swedes” (B+) This episode gets plenty of mileage out of the contrasting styles of the hyper-competent but nosy Swedish cops and Peralta & Diaz, the smart but not-so-emotional duo. But it’s Holt and Boyle … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 29 Nov 2015

NEW SHOWS The Mindy Project – “The Parent Trap” (A) In some ways, this is the best episode the show has ever done. Hysterical and unabashedly raunchy in its first two-thirds, devastating and honest in its final act, this is … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 22 Nov 2015

NEW SHOWS Thanksgiving break means an interruption in our regularly scheduled programming. Coverage of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Fargo and The Mindy Project will resume next week. CURRENT SHOWS The Muppets – “Too Hot to Handler” (B+) Scooter finally gets a moment … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 8 Nov 2015

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “Into the Woods” (B+) A more modestly entertaining episode after weeks of straight killing it. Boyle, Peralta and “Fun Terry” head out to the world’s saddest cabin, owned by Matt Walsh (the comedian, not the … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 1 Nov 2015

NEW SHOWS Fargo – “Fear and Trembling” (A) “We’re out of balance.” “You and me?” “No. The world.” Those are the powerful lines from Lou near the end of this intense episode. Betrayal is the major theme of this episode, … Continue reading

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