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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: 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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2017 in Review: The Best Performances – Television

In an effort to highlight even more of the best TV of the year, I’ve added a Best Ensemble category. I spread the love a little bit this year, partly because there was a lot of turnover in my favorite … Continue reading

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2017 in Review: The Best Shows and Specials

TOP 10 SHOWS 10. Godless (Netflix) Scott Frank’s Western takes full advantage (maybe too much advantage) of Netflix’s flexibility, with some episodes going on for more than 90 minutes, and others just barely 30. But even as he steps right … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 3 Sept 2017

NEW SHOWS Twin Peaks “The Return, Part 17” (A) “The Return, Part 18” (A-) / limited series finale “Part 17” is everything you could possibly want from a finale. Then “Part 18” reminds you that this is David Lynch we’re … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 27 Aug 2017

NEW SHOWS Twin Peaks – “The Return, Part 16” (A) “I am the FBI.” Coop is back, and thus I was cheering. The terrible Audrey scenes make a bit more sense now, given that she’s been somewhere else this whole time. … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 20 Aug 2017

NEW SHOWS Twin Peaks – “The Return, Part 15” (A-) The first 10 minutes were the happiest I’ve been watching TV this entire year. The rest of the episode can’t quite live up to that. Part of that isn’t David Lynch’s … Continue reading

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