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The Best TV Performances of 2022

Ensemble in a Comedy Series Abbott ElementaryMany comedies take a while to find their footing and figure out the balance of their ensembles. Not Abbott. It joins a rare club – whose members include Arrested Development and Brooklyn Nine-Nine – … Continue reading

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The Best TV Shows of 2022, Part 2

COMEDY SHOWS & SPECIALS Documentary Now! (IFC)One of the only shows on the air that feels like it’s tailor-made to my overlapping nerdy interests. Documentary Now! continues to deliver spot-on absurdist parodies of obscure documentaries, solely because IFC’s parent company … Continue reading

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The Best TV Shows of 2022, Part 1

If you thought we had hit “Peak TV” (a term coined by executive John Landgraf nearly a decade ago), you were wrong. With 600-plus scripted shows airing in 2022, there was absolutely no way to keep up. But I still … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: January 2023

I wanted to take a new approach for this column in 2023. There’s just way too much out there, and even last year I was still dropping way too many suggestions. This year, it’s all about curation. I’m still focusing … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: December 2022

This will be the last post in this format. Look for a more carefully curated version of this column coming next month! FILMSTop PicksThe Banshees of Inisherin – HBO Max 12/13Glass Onion – Netflix 12/23Top Gun: Maverick – Paramount+ 12/22Three … Continue reading

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TV Recap: Nov. 6-12, 2022

NEW SHOWSThe Handmaid’s Tale – “Safe” (B-) / season finaleThis season was even more frustrating than last season. You could almost feel the writers stretching this out for 10 more episodes, only to rush this finale that made the baffling … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: November 2022

FILMSTop PicksDevil in a Blue Dress – Hulu 11/1Little Woods – HBO Max 11/1Top Five – Paramount+ 11/1Nope – Peacock 11/18 Other Recommendations2 Days in the Valley – Prime and Paramount+ 11/110 Things I Hate About You – Prime 1/128 … Continue reading

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TV Recap: Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2022

NEW SHOWSReservation Dogs – “I Still Believe” (A) / season finaleWhile some of the twists and turns of our quartet’s journey to California were predictable (car trouble, losing that big wad of cash), a lot of it was not (Incubus … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: October 2022

FILMSTop PicksJacob’s Ladder – Paramount+ 10/1Jennifer’s Body – Prime and Paramount+ 10/1The Skin I Live In – Hulu 10/1Tremors – Peacock 10/1The Witch – HBO Max 10/1It’s spooky season, so I’ve highlighted some excellent horror movies. Jennifer’s Body and Tremors … Continue reading

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TV Recap: Sept. 11-17, 2022

NEW SHOWSThe Handmaid’s Tale“Morning” (B-) / season premiere“Ballet” (A)The show has no more tricks up its sleeve, and Elisabeth Moss’s performance is no longer among the best on TV. I’m a little tired of the literal hand-wringing from June about … Continue reading

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