Tag Archives: parks and rec

Netflix Picks: January 2016

Since I haven’t written a Weekender column since May 2015, and with Oscar season winding down, I figured I’d start something new. So here is my guide to what will drop on Netflix each month. It won’t be comprehensive: I’ll … Continue reading

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2015 in Review: The Best Shows

This year brought over 400 scripted shows across traditional networks, cable networks and streaming. That’s way too much. So here are the 10 best series I watched from there. If you’re wondering about your favorite show, there will probably be … Continue reading

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2015 Emmy Predictions: Comedy

COMEDY SERIES Louie (FX) Modern Family (ABC) Parks and Recreation (NBC) Silicon Valley (HBO) Transparent (Amazon) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) Veep (HBO) Should win: Parks and Recreation Could win: Veep Will win: Transparent Should have been nominated: Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox) … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 1 Mar 2015

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “Boyle-Linetti Wedding” (A) Event episodes can either be gimmicky or take the best parts of the show and up the stakes. This is clearly the latter, and you could make a strong case that this … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 15 Feb 2015

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – 40th Anniversary Special (B+) Sure, some of the segments were easy to skip (and I did), but that’s exactly what SNL is: some moments of occasional brilliance in a sea of mediocre-to-awful sketches. Luckily, … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 8 Feb 2015

OLD SHOWS The Simpsons (Season 8) – “Homer’s Phobia” (A) Busy nights and travel kept me from watching any new shows, but at least I got to enjoy what I consider to be The Simpsons‘ greatest episode. And when gay … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 2 Feb 2015

NEW SHOWS Parks and Recreation – “Donna and Joe” (A-) For an episode all about Donna and Joe’s wedding, it sure relegated them to the sidelines, especially Keegan Michael-Key, who really could have been played by anyone since he’s given … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 25 Jan 2015

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “Defense Rests” (A-) Chris Parnell was always the most vanilla utility player on SNL. Lately, he’s proven himself a valuable addition to any sitcom, including the dearly departed Suburgatory. Here, as Eva Longoria’s coked-up boss, … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 18 Jan 2015

NEW SHOWS Togetherness – “Handcuffs” (B+) I love how this show is simultaneously light and fraught with meaning. Amanda Peet and Steve Zissis make a winning duo and how can you not love Melanie Lynskey? Mark Duplass gets to be … Continue reading

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2014 in Review: The Best Shows – Honorable Mentions

As I mentioned previously, there was even more great TV than usual. So, as in years past, I’ve taken time to mention some shows that weren’t quite good enough on the whole to make my Top 10, but still turned … Continue reading

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