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2010s in Review: The Best Television Moments

There were many great moments this decade, but the ones highlighted here tend to oscillate between wildly funny and greatly disturbing, sometimes at the same time. These scenes and descriptions may contain major spoilers. You’ve been warned. Onion SportsDome – … Continue reading

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2010s in Review: The Best Comedy Specials

Stand-up grew into a major cultural force this decade, thanks to Netflix and its willingness to spend money on many comedians, including some that hadn’t gotten a shot at the big leagues yet. It was boon for the comedians as … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: December 2019

FILMS Top Picks Malcolm X – Netflix 12/1 The Last Black Man in San Francisco – Prime 12/5 Marriage Story – Netflix 12/6 Wild Rose – Hulu 12/16 Malcolm X is an increasingly rare great movie added to Netflix. Spike … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 24 Nov 2019

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Thanksgiving of Horror” (B+) More bonkers and scary than the last several years of Halloween specials, this holiday special was a pleasant surprise. Watchmen – “This Extraordinary Being” (A) Radically reinvents the superhero origin in just … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks: 13 Nov 2019

The accelerated schedule for the next Academy Awards seems to have caught some studios off-guard. A late start can have more dire consequences than usual, and some awards hopefuls will miss a lot of precursors as they’re tinkering with the … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: November 2019, Part 1

With two new streaming services launching this month, I figured I’d break this preview out into two parts. The first will cover the usual services (Netflix, Hulu, Prime) and the second will cover Disney+ and AppleTV+. December will be back … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 20 Oct 2019

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Treehouse of Horror XXX” (B) I actually enjoyed each of the segments, even as I acknowledge this will never be as good as the old days. Put another way: I only rolled my eyes once … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 13 Oct 2019

NEW SHOWS The Righteous Gemstones – “Better Is the End of a Thing than Its Beginning” (A) / season finale A genuinely moving finale that also provided the biggest laughs of the season. The story Edi Patterson tells about Judy’s … Continue reading

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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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