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TV Recap: July 10-16, 2022

NEW SHOWSBetter Call Saul – “Point and Shoot” (A) / mid-season premiereI wasn’t among the group that considered themselves slightly bewildered by the previous episode, which ended with a shocking death. The writing staff has perfect crafted every moment, so … Continue reading

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2022 Emmy Picks: Drama

DRAMA SERIESBetter Call Saul (AMC)Euphoria (HBO)Ozark (Netflix)Severance (AppleTV+)Squid Game (Netflix)Stranger Things (Netflix)Succession (HBO)Yellowjackets (Showtime) Potential surprises:Bridgerton (Netflix) – 1 nominationThe Gilded Age (HBO) – new showPachinko (AppleTV+) – new showThis Is Us (NBC) – 4 nominationsYellowstone (Paramount Network) – never … Continue reading

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TV Recap: May 22-28, 2022

NEW SHOWSBetter Call Saul – “Plan and Execution” (A) / mid-season finaleA breathtaking episode that pays off every little moment of this half-season so far. Patrick Fabian gives the best performance of his career here, which makes the final seconds … Continue reading

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TV Recap: Apr. 17-23, 2022

NEW SHOWSBetter Call Saul“Wine and Roses” (A-) / season premiere“Carrot Stick” (A)The season begins with perhaps the most masterful montage the show has ever done (which is quite an accomplishment) and finds our nominal heroes making all the wrong decisions. … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: April 2022

FILMSTop PicksSaved! – Prime 4/1Spartan – HBO Max 4/1While there are some bonafide classics streaming this month, I wanted to highlight some underrated films from 2004. Saved! is a personal favorite, a gentle satire of Christian education that is absolutely … Continue reading

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2020 in Review: The Best Performances – Television

BEST ENSEMBLE IN A COMEDY SERIESSchitt’s CreekThe four principle cast members finally got their due, each picking up an acting Emmy. But the show had a full bench of brilliant performers, including the always hilarious Chris Elliott as Mayor Roland … Continue reading

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2020 in Review: The Best Shows

Even with the hypothetical “more time” we had to watch TV this year – given that we were confined to our homes and many new shows halted production – it still never felt like “catching up” was possible. So here … Continue reading

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Emmy Guide 2020: Drama

DRAMA SERIES Better Call Saul (AMC)The Crown (Netflix) The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)Killing Eve (BBC America)The Mandalorian (Disney+)Ozark (Netflix)Stranger Things (Netflix) Succession (HBO) Should win: Better Call SaulCould win: OzarkWill win: Succession Should have been nominated: Mindhunter (Netflix) The skinny: Even … Continue reading

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2020 Emmy Picks: Drama

With virtually all FYC events canceled and almost all productions halted, voters theoretically have had a lot more time to see more shows. And with new rules regarding the number of nominees in each category (which I still don’t fully … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 19 Apr 2020

NEW SHOWS Killing Eve – “Management Sucks” (B) Some strong individual scenes, including Villanelle’s latest kill and Fiona Shaw’s incredible scene eating lunch in her car, but it doesn’t quite come together as a whole. Better Call Saul – “Something … Continue reading

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