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TV Recap: Jan. 9-15, 2022

NEW SHOWSThe Righteous Gemstones“I Speak in the Tongues of Men and Angels” (A-) / season premiere“After I Leave, Savage Wolves Will Come” (A) Adding actors as wild as Eric Andre and Eric Roberts only adds to a wildly successful ensemble. … Continue reading

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The Best Songs of 2021

I intentionally avoided a lot of new music this year. I checked out and enjoyed some albums by the likes of Silk Sonic and Lil Ugly Mane, but my focus was mostly on great music from the past. So for … Continue reading

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The Best TV Performances of 2021

Best Actor in a Comedy SeriesGlenn Howerton, A.P. BioJack is basically Howerton’s Dennis from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, but without the sexual deviance. He’s still an awful person, but a year-plus in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio, has made … Continue reading

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The Best Comedy Shows and Specials of 2021

Unsurprisingly, with the world upside down for another year, there weren’t a lot of stand-up comedy specials released in 2021 (though it did pick up in December). As such, I’m expanding this category a little bit to include some of … Continue reading

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The List: Top 10 ‘King of the Hill’ Episodes

The best show about life in Texas premiered 25 years ago this week. In fact, Mike Judge’s King of the Hill has aged so well that I’d basically put this as my 1b show, next to The Simpsons as 1a. … Continue reading

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The Best TV Shows of 2021 – Honorable Mentions

AnimaniacsWhen I saw the season premiere was rated TV-14, I figured it had to be a mistake. But then they got away with a “grab ’em by the pussy” joke, and I realized it was intentional. This second season pretty … Continue reading

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The Best TV Shows of 2021

I think I can be forgiven for avoiding tough dramas this year, which already had enough misery. Even the hour-long series I did watch had plenty of humor. What can I say? The year started with an attempted insurrection, but … Continue reading

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TV Recap: Jan. 2-8, 2022

Decided to change up my brief TV reviews for this year. Instead of grading every single episode of TV week-to-week, I’m hoping to go a bit longer on shows at their premieres and finales, digging in a little deeper than … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks: January 2022

BEST PICTUREBeing the RicardosBelfastCODADon’t Look UpDrive My CarDuneLicorice PizzaThe Lost DaughterThe Power of the DogWest Side Story Falling off: House of Gucci, Nightmare Alley, The Tragedy of MacbethRising star: Spider-Man: No Way Home The skinny: Three stylish films from master … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 26 Dec 2021

NEW SHOWSCurb Your Enthusiasm – “The Mormon Advantage” (A) / season finaleEverything comes together in a marvelous finale that weaves together all this season’s plot threads, while somehow introducing Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman to the proceedings in a hilarious way. … Continue reading

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