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What I Watched This Week: 18 Mar 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Bill Hader/Arcade Fire” (B+) A couple sketches whiffed on the promise of their premise, but Hader is so good in all of them. Like much of the cast, I was in stitches pretty much … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 11 Mar 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Sterling K. Brown/James Bay” (B+) Just two years ago, he was killing it among other well-established actors in The People v. O.J. Simpson. Now, the man has two Emmys and is giving it his all … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 28 Jan 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Will Ferrell/Chris Stapleton” (B) I’m grading this on a curve, since that’s a requirement for a show that can vary wildly from week to week and sketch to sketch. Ferrell is arguably the greatest performer … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 21 Jan 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Jessica Chastain/Troye Sivan” (B+) Another consistently solid episode. That makes two in a row, which is something of a miracle. Chastain is both game and breathtaking in every sketch, even if they’re better in concept … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 14 Jan 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Sam Rockwell/Halsey” (B+) One of the show’s most consistent episodes in a while, with Rockwell gamely playing whatever was required of him. Unsurprisingly, its reliance on pre-filmed bits was a major factor. Crashing – “The Atheist” … Continue reading

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2017 Emmy Predictions: Comedy and Variety

COMEDY SERIES Atlanta (FX) Black-ish (ABC) Master of None (Netflix) Modern Family (ABC) Silicon Valley (HBO) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) Veep (HBO) Could win: Atlanta Should win: Master of None Will win: Veep Should have been nominated: The Good Place … 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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What I Watched This Week: 13 Aug 2017

NEW SHOWS Twin Peaks – “The Return, Part 14” (A) The best episode yet. It’s all mystery and forward movement, with a supernatural twist at the end. Don’t fuck with Sarah Palmer, redneck truckers. Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Summer Edition – … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 6 Aug 2017

NEW SHOWS Twin Peaks – “The Return, Part 13” (A-) Only one bad Audrey scene, and the rest is great. Who knew Tom Sizemore had it in him? Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Summer Edition – “August 10, 2017” (B+) Can this … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 23 Apr 2017

NEW SHOWS Veep – “Library” (A-) Selina at her best/worst, constantly flip-flopping on issues to get what she wants, even resorting to using her sexuality to keep her name on people’s lips. But even funnier are Gary and Richard reacting to … Continue reading

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