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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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2017 in Review: The Best Shows and Specials

TOP 10 SHOWS 10. Godless (Netflix) Scott Frank’s Western takes full advantage (maybe too much advantage) of Netflix’s flexibility, with some episodes going on for more than 90 minutes, and others just barely 30. But even as he steps right … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: January 2018

While I’d focused on Netflix for the last two years, I figured it was high time I expanded my gaze, especially since they’re hardly the only game in town. I’m still being judicious with my selections. Gone are the endless … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 10 Dec 2017

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine “Game Night” (A) “The Favor” (B+) The first is a heartwarming continuation of Rosa’s revelation in the season-best “99,” with her struggle to come out as bisexual to her parents. It’s Jake at his most decent, … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 3 Dec 2017

NEW SHOWS Curb Your Enthusiasm – “Fatwa!” (A) / season finale Finally, one of this season’s episodes earns its length. The show features three of my favorite people (Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chris Sullivan and Nick Offerman) AND F. Murray Abraham playing … Continue reading

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