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What I Watched This Week: 22 Oct 2017

NEW SHOWS & SPECIALS Too Funny to Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Dana Carvey Show (B+) Funny and insightful, though probably would have been a smidgen better had Louis C.K. participated in this. The Simpsons – “Treehouse of Horror XXVIII” (B+) … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 8 Oct 2017

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Springfield Splendor” (B+) A truly delightful episode, as Lisa’s art therapy becomes a best-selling graphic novel and then a truly disastrous musical. There’s plenty of great gags about amateur psychiatry, comic book fandom and overblown … 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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The List: 10 More Great ‘Simpsons’ Episodes

With today marking the 30th anniversary of the Simpsons’ first appearance on The Tracey Ullman Show, a lot of sites are revising (or releasing for the first time) their lists of the best episodes of all time. The Ringer’s list was … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 11 Dec 2016

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “The Nightmare After Krustmas” (B) As usual for latter-day Simpsons, it’s funny but never great. The multiple nightmare sequences are directed brilliantly, but it’s not going to endure like other Christmas episodes. Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “Captain Latvia” … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 4 Dec 2016

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “The Last Traction Hero” (B+) Another solid episode in what’s turning out to be a surprisingly consistent season (not that I’ve kept up with it consistently). Lots of clever visual gags and a nice, surprising friendship … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 13 Nov 2016

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Havana Wild Weekend” (B+) Another solid travel episode, though it gets way too real in its opening minutes. Grampa heads to the VA hospital since the nursing home can’t help him. Lisa asks, “Aren’t those … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 16 Oct 2016

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Treehouse of Horror XXVII” (B+) Not a weak segment in the bunch, which is extremely rare for any of their Halloween specials, let alone one this late in the game. The Hunger Games/Mad Max: Fury … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 2 Oct 2016

NEW SHOWS Poldark – “Episode 1” (B) / season premiere Watched this with my wife and in-laws. While it’s not exactly my cup of tea, it’s extremely well-executed. The wife really liked this one, but I imagine it will get … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 15 May 2016

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Simprovised” (B+) Its live gimmick in the last three minutes of the episode is actually the weakest part of the whole thing. Homer gets off some easy jokes about Bernie Sanders and overeating, but it … Continue reading

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