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TV Recap: July 24-30, 2022

BINGEINGThe Staircase (A- average)During this mostly excellent limited series, I was reminded of Barbet Schroeder’s Reversal of Fortune, another true crime story in which the defendant is such a duplicitous snake that it’s mostly clear that he isn’t responsible for … Continue reading

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TV Recap: June 26-July 2, 2022

NEW SHOWSOnly Murders in the Building“Persons of Interest” (B+) / season premiere“Framed” (A)The season premiere makes its mark as the most meta episode of television since It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s “The Gang Recycles Their Trash.” The addition of Michael … Continue reading

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TV Recap: May 22-28, 2022

NEW SHOWSBetter Call Saul – “Plan and Execution” (A) / mid-season finaleA breathtaking episode that pays off every little moment of this half-season so far. Patrick Fabian gives the best performance of his career here, which makes the final seconds … Continue reading

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TV Recap: Apr. 24-30, 2022

NEW SHOWSBarry – “Forgiving Jeff” (A) / season premiereIt’s six months later, and everyone seems to be on an upward trajectory, except for Barry and Gene. So it’s no surprise that their reunion is among the most thrilling and intense … Continue reading

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TV Recap: Feb. 28-Mar. 5, 2022

NEW SHOWSKilling Eve – “Just Dunk Me” (B-) / season premiereIt’s more of the same, and clear the show should have ended already. But the banter is still snappy and the production design immaculate. And no other show would have … Continue reading

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TV Recap: Jan. 23-29, 2022

BINGEINGLuther – Season 4 (B+)With only two episodes, it really puts the mini in miniseries. While DCI Luther’s story really wrapped up in the third run, there was still enough here to bring together the horrifying case he’s called back … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 19 Dec 2021

NEW SHOWSCurb Your Enthusiasm – “Igor, Gregor & Timor” (B+)Bill Hader shows up for some Russian-flavored shenanigans as we churn towards the finale. In a word, “shplendid.” It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia“Dee Sings in a Bog” (B+)“The Gang Carries a … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 31 Oct 2021

NEW SHOWSSuccession – “The Disruption” (A)Shiv, understandably, goes scorched earth on Kendall. But as always, all their outsized reactions are based on internal emotional wounds. That the show can execute this perfectly, and also have a big FBI raid and … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 3 Oct 2021

NEW SHOWSTed Lasso – “Inventing the Pyramid of Success” (A-) / season finaleAfter a season that occasionally meandered, it ends on a mostly hopeful note. There were some things that still didn’t work about this season as a whole, but … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 12 Nov 2017

NEW SHOWS Curb Your Enthusiasm – “Namaste” (B) Properly calls Larry out on his B.S., though like many episodes this season would have been even better had it been, say, 27 minutes instead of 35. This episode also ends up … Continue reading

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