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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: 29 Nov 2020

NEW SHOWSThe Mandalorian – “The Tragedy” (A)All of the nonsense action figure battles I made up as a kid came to life in this episode, which gave fans steeped in lore and those who enjoy solid action TV everything they … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 1 Nov 2020

NEW SHOWSSaturday Night Live – “John Mulaney/The Strokes” (B)The weakest of Mulaney’s turns hosting, but still plenty of inspired silliness. He also had a great monologue, taking what was surely a note about enthusiastically going to the polls Tuesday and … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 25 Oct 2020

NEW SHOWSThe Mandalorian – “The Marshal” (B+) / season premiere I’m not sure exactly why I’m complaining. That cold open is one of the best things the show has done, and the ultra-widescreen climax is tremendous action TV. But a … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 27 Sep 2020

NEW SHOWSThe Boys – “Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker” (B+)Felt a bit too on-the-nose, but it’s not the show’s fault the real world is run by white supremacists trying to start a race war. CURRENT SHOWSThe Boys – “The Bloody Doors … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 30 Aug 2020

REWATCHThe Simpsons – Season 5 (A- average)Fewer absolute classics this season, but still in the middle of the show’s prime. “Cape Feare” remains the show’s best Sideshow Bob episode.

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What I Watched This Week: 16 Aug 2020

BINGEING Jonny Quest – Season 1 (B)Only occasionally as fun as I remembered it, and a lot more racist than I remembered it. But when it’s at it’s best, it’s exhilarating, and I was a kid again. The Singing Detective … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 26 Jul 2020

NEW SHOWS Perry Mason – “Chapter Six” (A-) The show’s best episode yet, with dramatic reveals and a new ally. Matthew Rhys and Juliet Rylance continue to be terrific. Muppets Now – “Due Date” (B-) / series premiere Certainly cute, … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 29 Jun 2020

NEW SHOWS Perry Mason – “Chapter Two” (B+) The show snaps into focus in its second episode, which brings in Tatiana Maslany’s mysterious preacher, Chris Chalk’s dutiful beat cop, as well as some gruesome World War I flashbacks. The show … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 7 Jun 2020

NEW SHOWS Barkskins “Buttermilk” (A-) “The Wobble” (B+) Our bounty hunters find their man, revealing fresh new horrors. A rescue attempt for Rene and Father Gabriel goes horribly awry, setting the stage for showdown between the Irouqois and the French … Continue reading

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