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Emmy Guide 2019: Drama

DRAMA SERIES Better Call Saul (AMC) Bodyguard (Netflix) Game of Thrones (HBO) Killing Eve (BBC America) Ozark (Netflix) Pose (FX) Succession (HBO) This Is Us (NBC) Could win: Succession Should win: Bodyguard Will win: Game of Thrones  Should have been … Continue reading

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2019 Emmy Picks: Drama

I have some time this summer, so I’m resurrecting this series where I try to predict who will be the nominees at this year’s Emmy Awards. With a lot of last year’s nominees ineligible, in theory it will be easy … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 31 Mar 2019

NEW SHOWS Barry – “The Show Must Go On, Probably?” (A-) / season premiere There was the fear that this season wouldn’t know where to go next, since it ended on such a perfectly dark note. But it’s clear Bill … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 24 Mar 2019

NEW SHOWS Documentary Now! – “Any Given Saturday Afternoon” (A-) / season finale This is what was missing from “Long Gone.” This episode, about three former bowling champions competing for one last tournament has all the gags and all the … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 10 Mar 2019

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “Mulaney” (A) / series finale As a season finale, it’s perfect. As a somewhat abrupt series finale, it’s still pretty satisfying. While I’m sad the show is ending on what is clearly not its own turns, … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 3 Mar 2019

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “The Christian Tour” (B) The stuff on the tour is great, but the break-up and subsequent roasting by a quartet of female comedians feels a little tacked on. This Is Us – “The Graduates” (B-) A … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 17 Feb 2019

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “The Clown Stays in the Picture” (B+) A funny diversion episode, where we learn of Krusty’s ignominious time as a director of a sci-fi epic, during which Homer and Marge served as grunts. It’s a … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 10 Feb 2019

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “MC, Middle, Headliner” (A-) Dov Davidoff has long been this show’s secret weapon. In this episode – where his dated, misogynistic routine gets him demoted to middle act – all the resentment and bitterness from never making … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 3 Feb 2019

NEW SHOWS Crashing – “The Secret” (A-) Another winner, even if I don’t buy into the hippie bullshit premise. Kat is such a positive force in Pete’s life that it’s been magical to watch. True Detective – “If You Have … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 13 Jan 2019

NEW SHOWS True Detective “The Great War and Modern Memory” (B+) / season premiere “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” (B+) The show will never be as transporting as that first season was, when there wasn’t much on TV like it. Still, Mahershala … Continue reading

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