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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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Streaming Picks: October 2019

It’s an extremely jam-packed month, so let’s dive in. FILMS Top Picks High Life – Prime 10/3 El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie – Netflix 10/11 The Laundromat – Netflix 10/18 Dolemite Is My Name – Netflix 10/25 Amazing Grace … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 15 Sep 2019

NEW SHOWS The Righteous Gemstones – “Interlude” (A-) A crazy ’80s fever dream of an episode, one that doesn’t have many laughs. But it contextualizes every character and relationship effectively. I’m no Sugarland fan, but Jennifer Nettles is extraordinary as … Continue reading

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Emmy Guide 2019: Comedy and Variety

COMEDY SERIES Barry (HBO) Fleabag (Prime) The Good Place (NBC) The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime) Russian Doll (Netflix) Schitt’s Creek (Pop) Veep (HBO) Could win: Barry Should win: Fleabag Will win: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel  Should have been nominated: American … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 25 Aug 2019

NEW SHOWS The Righteous Gemstones – “Is This the Man Who Made the World Tremble” (A-) A nastier, funnier episode than the premiere. But then it pulls off one of the most jaw-dropping twists I’ve seen on TV in some … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: October 2018

FILMS Top Picks Mulholland Dr. – Prime and Hulu 10/1 22 July – Netflix 10/10 You Were Never Really Here – Prime 10/26 If it took you several tries to get through David Lynch’s failed pilot/fever dream, you’re not alone. … Continue reading

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Netflix Picks: October 2017

TOP PICK – FILM The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) – 10/13 I’ll trash Greenberg till the day I die, but Noah Baumbach has been on an upswing lately with Frances Ha, While We’re Young and Mistress America. And maybe, just … Continue reading

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