Category Archives: Reviews

What I Watched This Week: 25 Jul 2021

NEW SHOWSKevin Can F**k Himself – “Broken” (B+)I’m definitely tired of in medias res openings, but the show pulls off a Breaking Bad-style “paint yourself into a corner and then find your way out” plotting, which should make for an … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 18 Jul 2021

NEW SHOWSKevin Can F**k Himself – “The Grand Victorian” (A)It takes a confident show to spin this many plates in a single episode, but director Anna Dokoza pulls off the controlled chaos effortlessly. The dramatic tension was next-level, but a … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 11 Jul 2021

NEW SHOWSKevin Can F**k Himself – “New Patty” (A-)Mary Hollis Inboden continues to shine, as Allison’s actions leave her in emotional turmoil and physical danger. Allison’s recklessness and impulsiveness lead the audience to believe she’s going to destroy all the … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 4 Jul 2021

NEW SHOWSKevin Can F**k Himself – “Live Free or Die” (B+)Patty and Alison bond, despite the former’s objections. Funny how doing something illegal can do that. Kevin’s escape room shenanigans would have worked better if they had tied it more … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 27 Jun 2021

NEW SHOWSKevin Can F**k Himself – “We’re Selling Washing Machines” (A-)Mary Hollis Inboden starts stealing the show early as Patty, a woman whose “just one of the boys” vibes is a front for a mountain of regret. In just three … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 20 Jun 2021

NEW SHOWSConan (A) / series finale I rarely watched this latest iteration of Conan O’Brien doing weird bits and talking to celebrities, and definitely not since he trimmed the show to a half-hour. But the best thing I can say … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 13 Jun 2021

NEW SHOWSThe Handmaid’s Tale – “The Wilderness” (A) / season finale This season was all over the place, narratively and emotionally. But they pulled off a satisfying, if gruesome, finale. This has easily been the worst season, but of course … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 6 Jun 2021

NEW SHOWSThe Handmaid’s Tale – “Progress” (B-)The show doesn’t address any of the things it’s brought up. Instead, characters act completely unlike themselves. You keep waiting for another shoe to drop, but it never does. It’s still made at a … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 30 May 2021

NEW SHOWSMare of Easttown – “Sacrament” (A-) / limited series finale A satisfying, devastating finale, with acting showcases from Kate Winslet and Julianne Nicholson. This is going to be hard for any show to top. The Handmaid’s Tale – “Testimony” … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 23 May 2021

NEW SHOWSMare of Easttown – “Sore Must Be the Storm” (A-)Felt a little overstuffed, but once again the emotions and the incredible acting took this to another level. And we had another lump-in-the-throat cliffhanger, plus more Jean Smart greatness. The … Continue reading

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