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2019 in Review: The Best Shows – Honorable Mentions

It was even harder to craft a top 10 than usual, and that left a lot of shows in that next tier. So once again, I’ve expanded my honorable mentions to 14 episodes of shows that didn’t make the cut, … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 8 Dec 2019

NEW SHOWS Watchmen – “A God Walks into Abar” (B+) Corny as hell, and I fell for it hook, line and sinker. Such an embrace of naked sentimentality will probably rub some viewers the wrong way, but it absolutely worked … Continue reading

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2010s in Review: The Best Television Moments

There were many great moments this decade, but the ones highlighted here tend to oscillate between wildly funny and greatly disturbing, sometimes at the same time. These scenes and descriptions may contain major spoilers. You’ve been warned. Onion SportsDome – … Continue reading

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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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