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What I Watched This Week: 25 Nov 2018

NEW SHOWS This Is Us – “The Beginning Is the End Is the Beginning” (B+) Takes a lot of big swings with a few misses. The reveal that Nicky is still alive seems more obvious in retrospect, but holds a … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 18 Nov 2018

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Steve Carell/Ella Mai” (B+) None of the sketches were truly great, but all none of them made me wish for a quick death, which counts as an improvement. Carell is a pro, but I’m … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 28 Oct 2018

NEW SHOWS This Is Us – “Kamsahamnida” (A-) The sneaky great thing about this show is when it feels the most like traditional TV, where plot points occur just to fill time in an episode, is that there’s always a … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 21 Oct 2018

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Treehouse of Horror XXIX” (B+) Follows the typical set up – two mildly amusing stories and one dud – yet I found myself a lot more weak to its charms. It’s not great, but very funny. All … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 14 Oct 2018

NEW SHOWS Harvey Birdman, Attorney General (B+) Its parody is a little too on-the-nose, yet it’s also more equipped to mock our current absurd situation than more political shows. If they want to do one of these every year or … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 7 Oct 2018

NEW SHOWS This Is Us – “Katie Girls” (A-) I didn’t quite love Kate’s anesthesia hallucinations, but any time the show focused on the fundamental decency of Jack, it becomes one of my favorite things on TV. And look at … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 30 Sep 2018

NEW SHOWS This Is Us – “A Philadelphia Story” (B) Tries to do way too much, including some necessary flashbacks to ’98 and some unnecessary ones to Randall’s dad pre-reunion. But that last moment, as Randall here’s a devastating off-hand … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 23 Sep 2018

NEW SHOWS This Is Us – “Ave Maria” (B+) / season premiere It’s not a good sign that I’m already a little frustrated with Kate, but this excellent season premiere reminds me why I love this show so much. And … 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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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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