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What I Watched This Week: 20 Nov 2016

NEW SHOWS Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “Mr. Santiago” (B+) The “trying to impress the dad of the girlfriend and reinforce his delusion that his daughter is still a virgin” is one of the oldest sitcom plots. Brooklyn Nine-Nine doesn’t necessarily do anything … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 13 Nov 2016

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Havana Wild Weekend” (B+) Another solid travel episode, though it gets way too real in its opening minutes. Grampa heads to the VA hospital since the nursing home can’t help him. Lisa asks, “Aren’t those … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 30 Oct 2016

NEW SHOWS The Mindy Project – “Leland Breakfast Is the Miracle Worker” (A-) The best episode of Season Five yet, even though it’s utterly ridiculous. Jack Davenport (the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise) is stupendous as the egotistical British thespian who … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 23 Oct 2016

NEW SHOWS The Mindy Project – “Mindy Lahiri Is a Misogynist” Is Mindy truly a misogynist? Maybe not, but there is something to be said for intra-office female rivalries. The bigger question is why the show decided to casually reveal … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 16 Oct 2016

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Treehouse of Horror XXVII” (B+) Not a weak segment in the bunch, which is extremely rare for any of their Halloween specials, let alone one this late in the game. The Hunger Games/Mad Max: Fury … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 9 Oct 2016

NEW SHOWS The Mindy Project – “Nurses’ Strike” (B+) Even though it introduces a new love interest, which I’m kind of dreading, this is another consistently funny episode. Mindy is MVP of her own show again, with killer lines about … Continue reading

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