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2019 in Review: The Best Performances – Television

It was another strong year for TV, but as usual I gravitated toward comedy, which made some of these picks difficult, while trying to fill out the other categories was a challenge to find enough worthy candidates. Once again, I … Continue reading

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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: 30 Jun 2019

NEW SHOWS Big Little Lies – “She Knows” (A-) As the women try to find some sense of normalcy while everything is falling apart, things go from bad to worse for all of them. But the biggest twist is that … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: July 2019

FILMS Top Picks Under the Silver Lake – Prime 7/1 Drop Dead Gorgeous – Hulu 7/5 Apollo 11 – Hulu 7/20 Inglourious Basterds – Netflix 7/22 It’s actually an incredible month for movies on streaming platforms this month, which is … Continue reading

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2018 Emmy Predictions: Drama

DRAMA SERIES The Americans (FX) The Crown (Netflix) Game of Thrones (HBO) The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) Stranger Things (Netflix) This Is Us (NBC) Westworld (HBO) Could win: Game of Thrones Should win: The Americans Will win: The Handmaid’s Tale Should … Continue reading

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2017 in Review: The Best Shows – Honorable Mentions

The (ultimately meaningless) struggle of Peak TV got even worse this year. Even with this now annual inclusion of 10 stand-out achievements that didn’t make my top 10, I still didn’t have a place for shows I enjoyed watching, including … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 5 Nov 2017

NEW SHOWS Curb Your Enthusiasm – “The Accidental Text on Purpose” (A-) The best episode of the season thus far, with everything finally coming together in glorious, terrible fashion. Larry ruins not one but two relationships of friends whose girlfriends gave … Continue reading

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Netflix Picks: October 2017

TOP PICK – FILM The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) – 10/13 I’ll trash Greenberg till the day I die, but Noah Baumbach has been on an upswing lately with Frances Ha, While We’re Young and Mistress America. And maybe, just … Continue reading

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2017 Emmy Predictions: Drama

DRAMA SERIES Better Call Saul (AMC) The Crown (Netflix) The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) House of Cards (Netflix) Stranger Things (Netflix) This Is Us (NBC) Westworld (HBO) Could win: The Crown Should win: Stranger Things Will win: This Is Us Should … Continue reading

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2016 in Review: The Best Songs

As I mentioned in the intro to my list of the best albums of the year, I listened to an obscene amount of music this year, which made deciding on my 10 favorite LPs was a herculean task. One upside … Continue reading

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