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2021 Emmy Picks: Limited/Anthology Series and Movies

LIMITED/ANTHOLOGY SERIESFargo (FX) Mare of Easttown (HBO)The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)Small Axe (Prime) The Underground Railroad (Prime) Potential surprises:The Comey Rule (Showtime) The Good Lord Bird (Showtime) I May Destroy You (HBO)It’s a Sin (HBO Max) The Undoing (HBO) WandaVision (Disney+) … 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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2021 Emmy Picks: Comedy and Variety

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. COMEDY … 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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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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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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