Category Archives: Reviews

What I Watched This Week: 9 May 2021

NEW SHOWSMare of Easttown – “Poor Sisyphus” (B+)A bit overstuffed, but it’s still rich with deeply human emotion and moments of levity. Enid Graham makes a play for Supporting Actress in a Limited Series with a subplot that seemed a … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 2 May 2021

NEW SHOWSMare of Easttown – “Enter Number Two” (A-)Mare’s self-destructive tendencies catch up with her, with damaging results. But those results are less than she deserves. In this town, everyone covers for each other, which might be why there are … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 25 Apr 2021

NEW SHOWS93rd Annual Academy Awards (B-)There were some interesting new directions with pacing and structure. No songs and only one bit of banter that resulted in eight-time nominee Glenn Close putting that backfield in motion. But then they whiffed the … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 18 Apr 2021

NEW SHOWSThe Simpsons – “Panic on the Streets of Springfield” (B)Homer getting a big truck has already been done better in the show’s post-peak, but Lisa getting really into a Morrissey stand-in called Quilloughby was hilarious, and provoked the ire … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 11 Apr 2021

BINGEING Avatar: The Last Airbender – Season 1 (A- average)Astonishing. Manages to blend its kiddie elements and its adult themes without ever getting too dark or too light.

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What I Watched This Week: 28 Mar 2021

BINGEINGThe X-Files – Season 3 (A- average) The best season yet, with only two outright stinkers that unfortunately come back-to-back. But we get three Darin Morgan-scripted episodes, and they’re all fantastic. Feeling like this show is going to peak soon, … Continue reading

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Reactions to the 2021 Oscar Nominations

Biggest Snubs (in order from most to least egregious) 1. First Cow – Adapted Screenplay, Picture, Director, Supporting Actor, Cinematography, Production Design For the first time ever, the New York Film Critics’ Circle pick for Best Film wasn’t nominated for … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 7 Mar 2021

BINGEINGParty Down – Season 2 (A- average)Even with the loss of Jane Lynch (who pops in the season finale), the show was even tighter and funnier than in its terrific first season. “Steve Guttenberg’s Birthday” remains an all-time classic episode. … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 21 Feb 2021

BINGEINGParty Down – Season 1 (A- average)An exceptional ensemble comedy that manages to do just about everything right: romance, multilayered characters, cringe-inducing moments, verbal gags and a perfectly fine-tuned ensemble. The X-Files – Season 1 (B+ average)Like a lot of … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 24 Jan 2021

BINGEINGDanger 5 – Season 2 (A- average)The show turns everything to 11 for this outrageous follow-up that spoofs ’80s action and sci-fi. There’s so much gore and nudity, I’m surprised Vinegar Syndrome hasn’t tried to release this on Blu-ray yet.

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