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What I Watched This Week: 1 Dec 2019

NEW SHOWS Watchmen – “An Almost Religious Awe” (A-) Flashbacks. Exposition dumps. A huge twist. Plenty of shows have done this to varying levels of success, but few have done it as gracefully as Watchmen. On any other show, the … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 24 Nov 2019

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Thanksgiving of Horror” (B+) More bonkers and scary than the last several years of Halloween specials, this holiday special was a pleasant surprise. Watchmen – “This Extraordinary Being” (A) Radically reinvents the superhero origin in just … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 17 Nov 2019

NEW SHOWS Watchmen – “Little Fear of Lightning” (A) Tim Blake Nelson gets his chance to shine as this episode’s centerpiece, using exploration of his fears (some founded, some not) to explore the country’s fears after 11/2, showing no one’s … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 10 Nov 2019

NEW SHOWS Watchmen – “If You Don’t Like My Story, Write Your Own” (B+) As the season shifts into full procedural mode, it goes from astonishing to merely exceptional. Still, the show has plenty of awe-inspiring WTF moments, including whatever … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 3 Nov 2019

NEW SHOWS Watchmen – “She Was Killed by Space Junk” (A) Jean fucking Smart. That’s it. That’s the entire review. Silicon Valley – “Blood Money” (A-) Gilfoyle finally meets his match in the form of the HR rep who cracks … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 27 Oct 2019

NEW SHOWS Watchmen – “Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship” (A-) The show answers a lot of the questions raised in the first episode, but then raises a whole lot more. “What the fuck,” indeed, Angela. Silicon Valley – “Artificial Lack … Continue reading

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2018 in Review: The Best Shows – Honorable Mentions

With so much TV now, I had trouble cutting off my top 10. That left me with a surplus of great shows I needed to honor in some way. So here are my 15 honorable mentions, standout episodes that were … Continue reading

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2018 Emmy Predictions: Comedy and Variety

COMEDY SERIES Atlanta (FX) Barry (HBO) Black-ish (ABC) Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) GLOW (Netflix) The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon) Silicon Valley (HBO) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) Could win: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Should win: Barry Will win: Atlanta Should have … 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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