The Righteous Gemstones – “They Are Weak, But He Is Strong” (B+)
Walton Goggins arrives as Baby Billy Freeman and tears the roof off the place. The show grows darker in its final moments, and it’s becoming clear this is more of a crime drama than a wacky comedy, but it’s still not a bad thing.
The Office – Season 1 (A- average)
A so-so pilot gives way to a strong debut season, one that’s a lot meaner than the show would become. But in some ways, I think I actually prefer the pudgy, thin-haired, obliviously cruel Michael Scott than the big softie who just wants to be loved that he became.