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What I Watched This Week: 5 Aug 2018

NEW SHOWS Sharp Objects – “Closer” (A-) Calhoun Day was wholly invented for the show, but it’s a grand showcase for everything we’ve learned about Wind Gap so far, but also as tipping point for the characters, especially the trio … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 22 Jul 2018

NEW SHOWS Sharp Objects – “Fix” (A-) Finally nails its tone and style, giving us more insight into more characters, especially Amma, who’s certainly the most fascinating of them all. [That character’s] death is the most devastating since Phoebe on … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 24 Jun 2018

NEW SHOWS Westworld – “The Passenger” (B+) / season finale I’m past the point of caring about these characters, and with all the deaths it seems the show might be as well. Of course, Season 3 could just bring everyone … 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: 25 Mar 2018

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Three Scenes (Plus a Tag) from a Marriage” (B+) Another relationship ret-con episode, but one that isn’t trying to go for dramatics or pathos. It’s just a well-executed, very funny exercise in keeping things semi-fresh. Bonus … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 18 Feb 2018

NEW SHOWS The Joel McHale Show – “Pickler, Pebbles, Pillows and Priestley” / series premiere (B+) Literally everything you loved/hated about The Soup, just with fewer S&P restrictions. There’s even a mini-Community reunion, though Gillian Jacobs was curiously absent. Crashing – … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 11 Feb 2018

NEW SHOWS & SPECIALS Crashing – “Too Good” (A) The best episode of the season thus far, though I may have said that before. This one takes place over the course of one eventful night (and I am such an easy … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 7 Jan 2018

NEW SHOWS This Is Us – “The Fifth Wheel” (A-) Its resolution is much too tidy and it features an absolutely dreadful monologue from Randall, but the rest of the episode – most of it set in just two locations, … Continue reading

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2017 in Review: The Best Performances – Television

In an effort to highlight even more of the best TV of the year, I’ve added a Best Ensemble category. I spread the love a little bit this year, partly because there was a lot of turnover in my favorite … Continue reading

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2017 in Review: The Best Shows – Honorable Mentions

The (ultimately meaningless) struggle of Peak TV got even worse this year. Even with this now annual inclusion of 10 stand-out achievements that didn’t make my top 10, I still didn’t have a place for shows I enjoyed watching, including … Continue reading

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