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What I Watched This Week: 14 Apr 2019

NEW SHOWS Saturday Night Live – “Emma Stone/BTS” (C-) Though mostly apolitical, the show felt even more slapdash than usual, with lots of so-so celebrity impressions trotted out, especially in the weak cold open. Only occasionally was Emma allowed to show … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 7 Apr 2019

NEW SHOWS Barry – “The Power of No” (B+) Barry is trapped in a prison of his own making. After making the right choice not to kill the head of the Burmese crime family, he’s made his own situation that … 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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2017 in Review: The Best Performances – Television

In an effort to highlight even more of the best TV of the year, I’ve added a Best Ensemble category. I spread the love a little bit this year, partly because there was a lot of turnover in my favorite … 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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2017 Emmy Predictions: Comedy and Variety

COMEDY SERIES Atlanta (FX) Black-ish (ABC) Master of None (Netflix) Modern Family (ABC) Silicon Valley (HBO) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) Veep (HBO) Could win: Atlanta Should win: Master of None Will win: Veep Should have been nominated: The Good Place … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 25 June 2017

NEW SHOWS Veep – “Groundbreaking” (B+) / season finale The first time the show has incorporated flashbacks, and they’re pretty effective, including a non-awful Jonah Ryan. It draws a clear line to show that Selina was always craven, which makes her … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 18 June 2017

NEW SHOWS Twin Peaks – “The Return, Part 7” (B+) The most straightforward the show has been thus far, but no less intriguing. Laura Dern as Diane more than earns her fabulous entrance last week, and MacLachlan continues to give the … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 11 June 2017

NEW SHOWS Twin Peaks – “The Return, Part 6” (B+) Poor innocent Dougie may end up being the year’s best character. We spend almost the entire episode here, and Naomi Watts gets an acting showcase, while Laura Dern gets an entrance … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 28 May 2017

NEW SHOWS Veep – “Blurb” (A) Also known as Timothy Simons’ Emmy submission episode. Jonah shuts down the government over not getting invited to Selina’s portrait unveiling, which in turn she shuts down since it’s no longer a glitzy affair, and … Continue reading

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