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2018 in Review: The Best Performances – Television

While some performers could have held their titles from last year, I’m opting not to do any repeats. Better to spread the love. Actor in a Drama Series Jason Bateman, Ozark The king of snark isn’t really showing a new … Continue reading

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2018 in Review: The Best Shows and Specials

TOP 10 SHOWS 10. Sharp Objects (HBO) Unlike Big Little Lies, Jean-Marc Vallée’s latest HBO miniseries took some time to get into. But once it established its Southern Gothic horrors, it became a haunting portrait of family abuse, and how … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 26 Aug 2018

NEW SHOWS Sharp Objects – “Milk” (A) / series finale A devastating finale that ratchets up the tension, allows it to quiet down, then pulls the rug out from under you. Patricia Clarkson is almost guaranteed an Emmy for this … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 19 Aug 2018

NEW SHOWS Sharp Objects – “Falling” (A) A devastating penultimate episode, as Camille’s history of bad decisions leads her to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Richard comes away with more questions than answers digging into Camille’s … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 12 Aug 2018

NEW SHOWS Sharp Objects – “Cherry” (B+) It’s the little details that make this episode: the looks, the hidden words, the people just out of frame. Any potential breakthrough that Camille might have is always going to be undercut by … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 5 Aug 2018

NEW SHOWS Sharp Objects – “Closer” (A-) Calhoun Day was wholly invented for the show, but it’s a grand showcase for everything we’ve learned about Wind Gap so far, but also as tipping point for the characters, especially the trio … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 29 Jul 2018

NEW SHOWS Sharp Objects – “Ripe” (A) The best episode yet, furthering the plot while also perfecting the quick edits and ominous flashes. Even Adora is revealed to be more than a one-dimensional busybody and guilt-tripper. Who Is America? – … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 22 Jul 2018

NEW SHOWS Sharp Objects – “Fix” (A-) Finally nails its tone and style, giving us more insight into more characters, especially Amma, who’s certainly the most fascinating of them all. [That character’s] death is the most devastating since Phoebe on … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 15 Jul 2018

NEW SHOWS Sharp Objects – “Dirt” (B) A solid episode that furthers the plot, but the show still needs to figure out what it exactly it wants to be. Who Is America? – “101” (B-) / series premiere Surprisingly unfunny for … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 8 Jul 2018

NEW SHOWS Sharp Objects – “Vanish” (B+) / series premiere We’ve seen a lot of this before, but it’s still done very well. Has a lot of issues typical of pilots (even though this was ordered straight-to-series), but still holds … Continue reading

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