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What I Watched This Week: 28 Feb 2016

NEW SHOWS Togetherness – “Everybody is Grownups” (A-) Like last year’s “Houston, We Have a Problem,” this is a brutal, almost laugh-free episode of television. Few shows on TV feel as emotionally naked as Togetherness, even if you can’t describe … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 7 Feb 2016

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “The 9-8” (A) Another incredible episode in a season full of them. The invasion of the bizarro 9-8 precinct leads to gag after hilarious gag as they get on the nerves of every single cop … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 24 Jan 2016

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “The Cruise” (B+) Not as strong as previous installments with the Pontiac Bandit, but nearly any time with Doug Judy and Jake Peralta is a magical time. CURRENT SHOWS It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia “Chardee … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 17 Jan 2016

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “9 Days” (B+) Its subplots were a bit disappointing – I don’t understand why more ensemble comedies don’t take risks in pairing off some characters and calling it a day – but Holt and Peralta … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 20 Dec 2015

OLD SHOWS A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! (A) Still timeless and hilarious. This A.V. Club essay does a good job illuminating why it’s so good and why it was roundly rejected when it aired. But it’s still … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 13 Dec 2015

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “Yippie Kayak” (A) A warm, winning Die Hard parody that takes everything great about the show’s characters and puts it in one delightful package. The year’s best Christmas episode. Fargo – “Palindrome” (B+) / season … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 6 Dec 2015

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “The Swedes” (B+) This episode gets plenty of mileage out of the contrasting styles of the hyper-competent but nosy Swedish cops and Peralta & Diaz, the smart but not-so-emotional duo. But it’s Holt and Boyle … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 22 Nov 2015

NEW SHOWS Thanksgiving break means an interruption in our regularly scheduled programming. Coverage of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Fargo and The Mindy Project will resume next week. CURRENT SHOWS The Muppets – “Too Hot to Handler” (B+) Scooter finally gets a moment … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 15 Nov 2015

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “The Mattress” (B+) Also known as “Jake Grows Up.” It’s a genuine bit of maturity for Jake to put away his childish view of his role as a boyfriend and a man, but of course … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 1 Nov 2015

NEW SHOWS Fargo – “Fear and Trembling” (A) “We’re out of balance.” “You and me?” “No. The world.” Those are the powerful lines from Lou near the end of this intense episode. Betrayal is the major theme of this episode, … Continue reading

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