Category Archives: Television

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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Streaming Picks: May 2021

FILMSTop PicksRobot & Frank – Prime and Hulu 5/9 Those Who Wish Me Dead – HBO Max 5/14 The Woman in the Window – Netflix 5/14 Cruella – Disney+ 5/24 This month we’ve got a hidden gem and three originals … 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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Streaming Picks: April 2021

FILMSTop PicksBringing Up Baby – HBO Max 4/1 My Cousin Vinny – Prime 4/1 Rush – Netflix 4/16 Baby’s Day Out – Disney+ 4/23 It seems like we could all use some laughs and some excitement. The first two films … 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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Streaming Picks: March 2021

FILMSTop PicksEnemy of the State – Hulu 3/1 Coming 2 America – Prime 3/15 Zack Snyder’s Justice League – HBO MAX 3/18 Enemy of the State might be Tony Scott’s best movie. A quasi-sequel to The Conversation, it’s at once … Continue reading

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