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2016 in Review: The Best Performances – Television

I realized that in my awards giving, I’ve neglected to highlight the best performances in years past. That changes with these highlights, in drama, comedy and limited series/made-for-TV movies. Best Actor and Actress in a Drama Series Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell … Continue reading

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2016 in Review: The Best Shows

Everything I wrote last year about not having enough time to watch everything – the rapid expansion of “Peak TV” – got even worse in 2017. I have a tie on this list AND I’m capping my honorable mentions at … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 28 Aug 2016

NEW SHOWS The Night Of – “The Call of the Wild” (A-) / series finale A lot more satisfying than I thought it would be. Yes, they could have treated Chandra better. (Though like almost every character here, her hubris brings … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 21 Aug 2016

NEW SHOWS The Night Of – “Ordinary Death” (A-) The kiss between Nas and Chandra is the only misstep the show has made thus far. But who has time to worry about such things, when the testimonies of Detective Box … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 14 Aug 2016

NEW SHOWS The Night Of – “Samson and Delilah” (B+) The show slides into its comfort zone as a more artful courtroom drama/prison horror show as the trial begins. And after last week letting the audience question if maybe Nas … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 7 Aug 2016

NEW SHOWS The Night Of – “Season of the Witch” (A) Just an incredible episode of television. Intense, funny and impressively stylish, this seals its place as the best show on TV right now. Casual – “Death and Taxes” (A-) … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 31 July 2016

NEW SHOWS The Night Of – “The Art of War” (A-) For the first time, Naz gets to speak for himself. And the consequences could be dire. Cut, burned and possibly tying his own noose, he finally gets the chance … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 24 July 2016

NEW SHOWS The Night Of – “A Dark Crate” (B+) The specter of Michael K. Williams’ King looms large over Rikers Island, just as a prestige-chasing lawyer (Glenne Headley) swoops in to take over for Stone. All that, plus gross … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 17 July 2016

NEW SHOWS Casual – “The Magpie” (B-) Despite some stylish presentation (thanks to director Lynn Shelton), the aftermath of Sarah and Jordan’s break-up isn’t making as much of an impact as it thinks it is. “I’m going to destroy you” … Continue reading

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