What I Watched This Week: 13 Aug 2017

Twin Peaks – “The Return, Part 14” (A)
The best episode yet. It’s all mystery and forward movement, with a supernatural twist at the end. Don’t fuck with Sarah Palmer, redneck truckers.

Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Summer Edition – “August 17, 2017” (B-)
Not nearly as sharp as last week’s installment, with cameos from past alumni defining “missing the point.” Still, I had a lot of chuckles, especially Michael Che’s stealthy Cosby Show joke.

The Sinner – “Part III” (B+)
The most intriguing episode yet, though some of its “dark material” still feels tacked on. It may have also painted itself into a corner with Cora’s official guilty plea. But I’m hooked enough to stick out until the end. Also, I must apologize. Mare Winningham doesn’t play Bill Pullman’s wife. That’s Kathryn Erbe of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Curb Your Enthusiasm – Season 8 (B+)
Not quite as great as the Seinfeld reunion, but it does have “Palestinian Chicken,” which is one of the greatest half-hours of TV ever produced. And it also has Larry’s hilarious feuds with Rosie O’Donnell and Michael J. Fox.

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