Category Archives: Television

What I Watched This Week: 3 Oct 2021

NEW SHOWSTed Lasso – “Inventing the Pyramid of Success” (A-) / season finaleAfter a season that occasionally meandered, it ends on a mostly hopeful note. There were some things that still didn’t work about this season as a whole, but … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 26 Sep 2021

NEW SHOWSWhat We Do in the Shadows – “The Escape” (A-)This episode has it all: cocky Guillermo, sassy gargoyles and impeccable stunt work. (And also, hopefully, a set-up for a spin-off.) Ted Lasso – “Midnight Train to Royston” (B)Scene to … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: October 2021

FILMSTop PicksClifford – Hulu 10/1 Raising Arizona – Prime 10/1 Black Widow – Disney+ 10/6 In the Heights – HBO Max 10/28 No, that first pick isn’t Clifford the Big Red Dog. That’s( slated to hit theaters and Paramount+ in … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 19 Sep 2021

NEW SHOWSReservation Dogs – “Satvrday” (A-) / season finale Slightly more traditional than their past three knockouts, but this was pretty much the perfect finale for this season, and I’m so grateful there will be more to that story. What … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 12 Sep 2021

NEW SHOWSReservation Dogs – “California Dreamin’” (A-)If Bill Burr shows up as a guest star, you know you’re in for a good episode. Mostly taking place about a year before the events of the season premiere, we finally learn what … Continue reading

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Emmy Predictions 2021: Comedy and Variety

COMEDY SERIESblack-ish (ABC)Cobra Kai (Netflix)Emily in Paris (Netflix) The Flight Attendant (HBO Max)Hacks (HBO Max)The Kominsky Method (Netflix)PEN15 (Hulu)Ted Lasso (AppleTV+) Will and should win: Ted LassoCould win: HacksShould have been here: Search Party (HBO Max) The skinny: Last summer, … Continue reading

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Emmy Predictions 2021: Drama

DRAMA SERIESThe Boys (Prime)Bridgerton (Netflix)The Crown (Netflix)The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)Lovecraft Country (HBO)The Mandalorian (Disney+)Pose (FX)This Is Us (NBC) Will win: The CrownCould win: The Handmaid’s TaleShould win: The Boys Should have been here: Perry Mason (HBO) The skinny: This is … Continue reading

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Emmy Predictions 2021: Limited/Anthology Series and Movies

LIMITED/ANTHOLOGY SERIESI May Destroy You (HBO)Mare of Easttown (HBO)The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)The Underground Railroad (Prime)WandaVision (Disney+) Will and should win: Mare of EasttownCould win: The Queen’s Gambit Should have been here: Fargo (FX) The skinny: It’s a coin-flip for which … Continue reading

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The List: Top 10 ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ Episodes

Everybody Loves Raymond premiered 25 years ago this week. While it didn’t have the most auspicious start, it only grew sharper in later seasons, becoming a top-rated Emmy powerhouse. Each person in the main cast won at least won award … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 5 Sep 2021

NEW SHOWSReservation Dogs – “Hunting” (A)Another standout episode that focuses on one character, deepening our understanding appreciation of that one, while expanding the world and its complex emotions. What We Do in the Shadows – “Gail” (A-)The first half feels … Continue reading

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