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What I Watched This Week: 22 Jan 2017

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Aziz Ansari/Big Sean” (A-) While no sketches will be considered all-timers, this is one of the most remarkably consistent episodes of SNL that I can remember. Absolutely no dud sketches, a terrific monologue and at … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 13 Nov 2016

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Havana Wild Weekend” (B+) Another solid travel episode, though it gets way too real in its opening minutes. Grampa heads to the VA hospital since the nursing home can’t help him. Lisa asks, “Aren’t those … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 23 Oct 2016

NEW SHOWS The Mindy Project – “Mindy Lahiri Is a Misogynist” Is Mindy truly a misogynist? Maybe not, but there is something to be said for intra-office female rivalries. The bigger question is why the show decided to casually reveal … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 9 Oct 2016

NEW SHOWS The Mindy Project – “Nurses’ Strike” (B+) Even though it introduces a new love interest, which I’m kind of dreading, this is another consistently funny episode. Mindy is MVP of her own show again, with killer lines about … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 2 Oct 2016

NEW SHOWS Poldark – “Episode 1” (B) / season premiere Watched this with my wife and in-laws. While it’s not exactly my cup of tea, it’s extremely well-executed. The wife really liked this one, but I imagine it will get … Continue reading

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2016 Emmy Predictions: Comedy

COMEDY SERIES Black-ish (ABC) Master of None (Netflix) Modern Family (ABC) Silicon Valley (HBO) Transparent (Amazon) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) Veep (HBO) Should and will win: Veep Could win: Black-ish Should have been nominated: Brooklyn Nine-Nine COMEDY ACTOR Anthony Anderson, … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 17 Apr 2016

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “Greg and Larry” (A-) / season finale Not quite as high as last week’s episode, but that might be the best episode they’ve ever done. This is a solid finale where every joke lands, though it … Continue reading

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Fall TV Preview 2015

Well, another fall season is upon us. I’m not alone in thinking this is one of the weakest slates of new shows in a long, long time. With that, and the fact that my schedule is far busier this autumn … 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: 5 Apr 2015

NEW SHOWS Community – “Laws of Robotics and Party Rights” (B+) A solid, if overly long episode. The line about the 14th Amendment provided the biggest laugh of the night and represents the kind of bold but nerdy joke that … Continue reading

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