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2016 in Review: The Best Shows

Everything I wrote last year about not having enough time to watch everything – the rapid expansion of “Peak TV” – got even worse in 2017. I have a tie on this list AND I’m capping my honorable mentions at … Continue reading

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2016 Emmy Predictions: Comedy

COMEDY SERIES Black-ish (ABC) Master of None (Netflix) Modern Family (ABC) Silicon Valley (HBO) Transparent (Amazon) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) Veep (HBO) Should and will win: Veep Could win: Black-ish Should have been nominated: Brooklyn Nine-Nine COMEDY ACTOR Anthony Anderson, … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 26 June 2016

NEW SHOWS Silicon Valley – “The Uptick” (A) / season finale They saved the best for last in this season that I liked but didn’t love. Richard tests the limits of any goodwill he’s built up, but it’s impossible not … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 19 June 2016

NEW SHOWS Silicon Valley – “Daily Active Users” (B) A very nuts-and-bolts episode, but Zach Woods more than earned a Best Supporting Actor  in a Comedy Series Emmy for his performance in this episode as the world’s worst liar committing … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 12 June 2016

NEW SHOWS Silicon Valley – “Bachman’s Earnings Override” (B+) I knew T.J. Miller was a gifted comic actor. I just didn’t know he could give me the feels. Losing his stock options and getting absolutely nothing in return is something … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 5 June 2016

NEW SHOWS Silicon Valley – “To Build a Better Beta” (B+) Is it possible to feel bad for Erlich Bachmann? Maybe not, but it will be interesting to see how the show keeps him involved going forward, considering he had … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 29 May 2016

NEW SHOWS Silicon Valley – “Bachmanity Insanity” (B) I love Ehrlich as a character, but I’m just not invested in his business partnership with Bighead. And while I was totally buy that Richard would sabotage his own relationship over something … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 22 May 2016

NEW SHOWS Silicon Valley – “The Empty Chair” (B) Confident Richard is a good Richard, but his ego gets in the way as he blows a major interview. Still, for the second time in as many episodes, he finds an … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 15 May 2016

NEW SHOWS The Simpsons – “Simprovised” (B+) Its live gimmick in the last three minutes of the episode is actually the weakest part of the whole thing. Homer gets off some easy jokes about Bernie Sanders and overeating, but it … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 8 May 2016

NEW SHOWS Silicon Valley – “Meinertzhagen’s Haversack” (A-) A show that has the balls to set in motion a plan to upend the season, and then the comedic chops to undo it in five seconds set to the strains of … Continue reading

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