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What I Watched This Week: 20 May 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Tina Fey/Nicki Minaj” (B-) / season finale Maybe it’s just me, but I expect something more from my alumni returning to host, and from my finales. This felt like a very half-assed episode to me. … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 13 May 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Amy Schumer/Kacey Musgraves” (B+) A solid episode with no dud sketches is rare enough, but this was just consistently funny, with “The Day You Were Born” and “Graduation 2018” proving to be some of … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 6 May 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Donald Glover/Childish Gambino” (B) I was greatly anticipating this episode, not only because Glover is such a creative force on Atlanta, but also because he has improv experience with Derrick Comedy (featuring SNL alumnus … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 15 Apr 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “John Mulaney/Jack White” (A-) Former writer John Mulaney (creator of some of my favorite characters and sketches) returns to the show as host, and lets his freak flag fly, with hilarious sketches about revenge … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 18 Mar 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Bill Hader/Arcade Fire” (B+) A couple sketches whiffed on the promise of their premise, but Hader is so good in all of them. Like much of the cast, I was in stitches pretty much … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 11 Mar 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Sterling K. Brown/James Bay” (B+) Just two years ago, he was killing it among other well-established actors in The People v. O.J. Simpson. Now, the man has two Emmys and is giving it his all … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 28 Jan 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Will Ferrell/Chris Stapleton” (B) I’m grading this on a curve, since that’s a requirement for a show that can vary wildly from week to week and sketch to sketch. Ferrell is arguably the greatest performer … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 21 Jan 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Jessica Chastain/Troye Sivan” (B+) Another consistently solid episode. That makes two in a row, which is something of a miracle. Chastain is both game and breathtaking in every sketch, even if they’re better in concept … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 14 Jan 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Sam Rockwell/Halsey” (B+) One of the show’s most consistent episodes in a while, with Rockwell gamely playing whatever was required of him. Unsurprisingly, its reliance on pre-filmed bits was a major factor. Crashing – “The Atheist” … Continue reading

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2017 Emmy Predictions: Comedy and Variety

COMEDY SERIES Atlanta (FX) Black-ish (ABC) Master of None (Netflix) Modern Family (ABC) Silicon Valley (HBO) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) Veep (HBO) Could win: Atlanta Should win: Master of None Will win: Veep Should have been nominated: The Good Place … Continue reading

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