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What I Watched This Week: 6 Oct 2019

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Phoebe Waller-Bridge/Taylor Swift” (B+) A mostly successful episode thanks to Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s deft maneuvering in playing all different types of characters. “Mid-Day News” was probably the best non-political/non-game show sketch they’ve done in a very … Continue reading

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Too Early for This: Oscar Picks – 13 Oct 2019

BEST PICTURE 1917 The Farewell Ford v. Ferrari The Irishman Jojo Rabbit Just Mercy Marriage Story Once upon a Time in Hollywood Queen and Slim Falling off: The Goldfinch, The Laundromat, Little Women Rising star: The Two Popes The skinny: … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 29 Sep 2019

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Woody Harrelson/Billie Eilish” (C+) / season premiere All my hopes of new cast members and Alec Baldwin’s public threats to quit the show were dashed in the cold open, which was just a bunch … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: October 2019

It’s an extremely jam-packed month, so let’s dive in. FILMS Top Picks High Life – Prime 10/3 El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie – Netflix 10/11 The Laundromat – Netflix 10/18 Dolemite Is My Name – Netflix 10/25 Amazing Grace … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 22 Sep 2019

NEW SHOWS 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (B-) Not sure if this was as successful a hostless endeavor as the Oscars, but it didn’t drag and they ended on time, so that has to count for something. The Righteous Gemstones … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 15 Sep 2019

NEW SHOWS The Righteous Gemstones – “Interlude” (A-) A crazy ’80s fever dream of an episode, one that doesn’t have many laughs. But it contextualizes every character and relationship effectively. I’m no Sugarland fan, but Jennifer Nettles is extraordinary as … Continue reading

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Emmy Guide 2019: Drama

DRAMA SERIES Better Call Saul (AMC) Bodyguard (Netflix) Game of Thrones (HBO) Killing Eve (BBC America) Ozark (Netflix) Pose (FX) Succession (HBO) This Is Us (NBC) Could win: Succession Should win: Bodyguard Will win: Game of Thrones  Should have been … Continue reading

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Emmy Guide 2019: Comedy and Variety

COMEDY SERIES Barry (HBO) Fleabag (Prime) The Good Place (NBC) The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime) Russian Doll (Netflix) Schitt’s Creek (Pop) Veep (HBO) Could win: Barry Should win: Fleabag Will win: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel  Should have been nominated: American … Continue reading

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Emmy Guide 2019: Limited Series and TV Movies

LIMITED SERIES Chernobyl (HBO) Escape at Dannemora (Showtime) Fosse/Verdon (FX) Sharp Objects (HBO) When They See Us (Netflix) Could win and should win: Chernobyl Will win: When They See Us Should have been nominated: True Detective (HBO) The skinny: Almost … Continue reading

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Things I Wrote: Winter 2019

I have somehow gone this far into 2019 without doing a round-up post on things I’ve written for respectable publications thus far. This is Part One. REVIEWS (for College Movie Review, unless otherwise noted) Glass The Standoff at Sparrow Creek … Continue reading

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