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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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What I Watched This Week: 26 Nov 2017

NEW SHOWS Curb Your Enthusiasm – “The Shucker” (B+) Forty-five minutes is way too long for any sitcom, especially one that meanders as much as this one. While the quarrel with the former owner of his house is amusing, it could … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 5 Nov 2017

NEW SHOWS Curb Your Enthusiasm – “The Accidental Text on Purpose” (A-) The best episode of the season thus far, with everything finally coming together in glorious, terrible fashion. Larry ruins not one but two relationships of friends whose girlfriends gave … Continue reading

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Netflix Picks: November 2017

TOP PICK – FILM Mudbound – 11/17 Dee Rees goes for Oscar glory in this heavy historical drama about two soldiers – one white, one black – struggling to re-adjust to their lives in rural Mississippi after World War II. … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 22 Oct 2017

NEW SHOWS & SPECIALS Too Funny to Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Dana Carvey Show (B+) Funny and insightful, though probably would have been a smidgen better had Louis C.K. participated in this. The Simpsons – “Treehouse of Horror XXVIII” (B+) … Continue reading

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Netflix Picks: October 2017

TOP PICK – FILM The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) – 10/13 I’ll trash Greenberg till the day I die, but Noah Baumbach has been on an upswing lately with Frances Ha, While We’re Young and Mistress America. And maybe, just … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 17 Sept 2017

NEW SHOWS & SPECIALS Jerry Before Seinfeld (A-) It’s all material we’ve heard before, but Seinfeld’s delivery is so effortless that it doesn’t feel old hat. I could have easily watched another hour. The Mindy Project – “A Romantical Decouplement” … Continue reading

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2017 Emmy Predictions: Limited Series and Made-for-TV Movies

LIMITED SERIES Big Little Lies (HBO) Fargo (FX) Feud: Bette and Joan (FX) Genius (Nat Geo) The Night Of (HBO) Could win: Fargo Should win: The Night Of Will win: Big Little Lies Should have been nominated: N/A MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 10 Sept 2017

NEW SHOWS The Mindy Project – “Is That All There Is?” (C+) / season premiere An apt title, as the show jumps forward a few months, then tries to backtrack everything that happened during the jump. I understand that the … Continue reading

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2017 Emmy Predictions: Drama

DRAMA SERIES Better Call Saul (AMC) The Crown (Netflix) The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) House of Cards (Netflix) Stranger Things (Netflix) This Is Us (NBC) Westworld (HBO) Could win: The Crown Should win: Stranger Things Will win: This Is Us Should … Continue reading

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