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The Best TV Shows of 2021 – Honorable Mentions

AnimaniacsWhen I saw the season premiere was rated TV-14, I figured it had to be a mistake. But then they got away with a “grab ’em by the pussy” joke, and I realized it was intentional. This second season pretty … 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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2021 Emmy Picks: Drama

With so many series facing extended production delays due to the pandemic, the window is open for a lot of series that probably wouldn’t have ever gotten their shot in a “normal” TV year. So let’s celebrate these underdogs. DRAMA … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 13 Jun 2021

NEW SHOWSThe Handmaid’s Tale – “The Wilderness” (A) / season finale This season was all over the place, narratively and emotionally. But they pulled off a satisfying, if gruesome, finale. This has easily been the worst season, but of course … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 6 Jun 2021

NEW SHOWSThe Handmaid’s Tale – “Progress” (B-)The show doesn’t address any of the things it’s brought up. Instead, characters act completely unlike themselves. You keep waiting for another shoe to drop, but it never does. It’s still made at a … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 30 May 2021

NEW SHOWSMare of Easttown – “Sacrament” (A-) / limited series finale A satisfying, devastating finale, with acting showcases from Kate Winslet and Julianne Nicholson. This is going to be hard for any show to top. The Handmaid’s Tale – “Testimony” … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 23 May 2021

NEW SHOWSMare of Easttown – “Sore Must Be the Storm” (A-)Felt a little overstuffed, but once again the emotions and the incredible acting took this to another level. And we had another lump-in-the-throat cliffhanger, plus more Jean Smart greatness. The … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 16 May 2021

NEW SHOWSMare of Easttown – “Illusions” (A)I wanted a breakthrough in the case, but not like this. The last 15 minutes or so were a masterclass in tension. Unless they blow it in these last two episodes, I don’t think … Continue reading

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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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