Category Archives: Television

Streaming Picks: February 2024

All titles premiere on the first of the month, unless otherwise noted. FILMTop PickPast Lives – Paramount+ with Showtime 2/2The Best Picture nominee has gotten rave reviews for more than a year now, but still has been seen by far … Continue reading

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Emmy Predictions 2023: Drama

Every award will come down to Succession vs. The Last of Us or Succession vs. The White Lotus. I think the saga of the Roys will wipe the floor with the video game adaptation. But its battle against the unhappy … Continue reading

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Emmy Predictions 2023: Comedy, Variety and Talk

COMEDY SERIESAbbott Elementary (ABC)Barry (HBO)The Bear (Hulu)Jury Duty (freevee)The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime Video)Only Murders in the Building (Hulu)Ted Lasso (AppleTV+)Wednesday (Netflix) Will and should win: The BearCould win: Ted LassoShould have been nominated: Reservation Dogs (Hulu) The skinny: It’s … Continue reading

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Emmy Predictions 2023: Limited/Anthology Series and Movies

The delay to January was necessary because of the strikes, but now this awards show feels even more like an afterthought. As such, I’m not going in-depth with these categories. It’s looking mostly like a Beef sweep, except in the … Continue reading

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The Best TV Performances of 2023

As I mentioned earlier, the strikes this summer and fall didn’t actually give me time to catch up on new shows I’d heard good things about. Instead, I watched a lot of movies and plenty of older TV. So this … Continue reading

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The Best TV Shows of 2023, Part 2

COMEDY SHOWS & SPECIALS I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson (Netflix)The sketches had a meaner edge this season, but they were no less hilarious or memorable. That Robinson has cemented himself as a meme king hopefully means we’ll … Continue reading

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The Best TV Shows of 2023, Part 1

The strikes of the Writers and Actors Guilds cut off the supply of new shows (and that’s good… withholding labor to get a fair contract is the right thing to do), but it didn’t matter. It still felt overwhelming to … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: January 2024

All titles premiere on the first of the month, unless otherwise noted. FILMTop PickCinema Paradiso – Paramount+If you care about movies, love or history, this Italian Oscar-winner is an absolute must-see. New ReleasesPlan 75 – Criterion ChannelSociety of the Snow … Continue reading

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The List: Top 10 ‘Mr. Show’ Sketches

Mr. Show with Bob and David ended 25 years ago this week. The cult favorite only lasted for 30 episodes and rarely got the attention it deserved. But thanks to DVDs, reruns and (eventually) streaming, the innovative series got its … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: December 2023

And so another year comes to a close, and with it, this current format. Starting in 2024, I’m hoping to get even more curatorial, focusing on just the best stuff, as well as titles that aren’t among the same two … Continue reading

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