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What I Watched This Week: 8 Nov 2020

NEW SHOWSSaturday Night Live – “Dave Chappelle/Foo Fighters” (B+)The cold open wasn’t a complete atrocity, like Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton singing “Hallelujah,” but it wasn’t anything special either. Chappelle’s blistering monologue was excellent, as was the Aunt Jemima/Uncle Ben sketch. But … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 1 Nov 2020

NEW SHOWSSaturday Night Live – “John Mulaney/The Strokes” (B)The weakest of Mulaney’s turns hosting, but still plenty of inspired silliness. He also had a great monologue, taking what was surely a note about enthusiastically going to the polls Tuesday and … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 18 Oct 2020

NEW SHOWSSaturday Night Live – “Issa Rae/Justin Bieber” (B-)A bit of a mixed bag. Nothing was outright terrible, and it did feature the best cold open of the season so far. Weekend Update has been on fire, too. Kyle Mooney’s … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 11 Oct 2020

NEW SHOWS & SPECIALSSaturday Night Live – “Bill Burr/Jack White” (B+)The best episode the show’s had in 2020, if not a little before. Its cold open went on far too long with a parody of The Fly that doesn’t work. … Continue reading

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Emmy Guide 2020: Comedy and Variety

COMEDY SERIESCurb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) Dead to Me (Netflix)The Good Place (NBC)Insecure (HBO)The Kominsky Method (Netflix)The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime)Schitt’s Creek (Pop) What We Do in the Shadows (FX) Should and will win: Schitt’s Creek Could win: The Marvelous Mrs. … Continue reading

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2020 Emmy Picks: Comedy and Variety

With virtually all FYC events canceled and almost all productions halted, voters theoretically have had a lot more time to see more shows. And with new rules regarding the number of nominees in each category (which I still don’t fully … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: July 2020, Part 2

Universal is the latest media conglomerate to get into the streaming game. While the service will eventually include the complete run of the American Office and a third season of my beloved A.P. Bio, at launch it’s somewhat slim pickin’s. … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 22 Dec 2019

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Eddie Murphy/Lizzo” (A-) The best episode in a long time, with Murphy bringing back a bunch of classic characters, but really blowing the doors off in sketches where he’s not reliving the past. Plus, … 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: 6 Oct 2019

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Phoebe Waller-Bridge/Taylor Swift” (B+) A mostly successful episode thanks to Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s deft maneuvering in playing all different types of characters. “Mid-Day News” was probably the best non-political/non-game show sketch they’ve done in a very … Continue reading

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