What I Watched This Week: 25 June 2017

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 real tears after her break-up with Jafar a little hard to buy. Still, this was another strong season, even if like the show below, it might be time to move on.

Silicon Valley – “Server Error” (B-) / season finale
This season wasn’t bad exactly, but it felt repetitive in a way the other seasons hadn’t. Erlich’s exit was in line with his character, but extremely unceremonious. Richard’s eroding sense of ethics felt tired and the final scene felt like another reset. I might not be back for next season.

Orange Is the New Black – Season 5 (A average)
I hope to go longer on this next week – and perhaps on a real site! – but this season was something truly special, exploring when and how to extend forgiveness.

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