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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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Emmy Predictions 2022: Comedy and Variety

COMEDY SERIESAbbott Elementary (ABC)Barry (HBO)Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)Hacks (HBO Max)The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime)Only Murders in the Building (Hulu)Ted Lasso (AppleTV+)What We Do in the Shadows (FX) Will win: Abbott ElementaryCould win: Ted LassoShould win: BarryShould have been nominated: Reservation … Continue reading

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TV Recap: Sept. 4-10, 2022

NEW SHOWSWhat We Do in the Shadows – “Sunrise, Sunset” (B) / season finaleAlways a shame when a successful season ends on more of a meh note. But there wasn’t much choice but to return to square one, with Colin … Continue reading

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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: Comedy and Variety

COMEDY SERIESAbbott Elementary (ABC)Atlanta (FX)Barry (HBO)Hacks (HBO Max)The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime)Only Murders in the Building (Hulu)Ted Lasso (AppleTV+)What We Do in the Shadows (FX) Potential surprises:The Afterparty (AppleTV+) – new showblack-ish (ABC) – 4 nominationsCobra Kai (Netflix) – 1 … Continue reading

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The Best TV Shows of 2021

I think I can be forgiven for avoiding tough dramas this year, which already had enough misery. Even the hour-long series I did watch had plenty of humor. What can I say? The year started with an attempted insurrection, but … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 24 Oct 2021

NEW SHOWSSuccession – “Mass in Time of War” (A-) All the kids get together, diss each other, come close to revealing honest emotions, and then retreat to safety. Kendall’s speechifying about the moral imperative to join his side is a … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 17 Oct 2021

CURRENT SHOWS Succession – “Secession” (A) / season premiereAn absolutely breathless premiere, with everyone’s worst instincts on display. It was absolutely delicious. What We Do in the Shadows – “A Farewell” (A)This episode features another great gaggle of guest stars, … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 26 Sep 2021

NEW SHOWSWhat We Do in the Shadows – “The Escape” (A-)This episode has it all: cocky Guillermo, sassy gargoyles and impeccable stunt work. (And also, hopefully, a set-up for a spin-off.) Ted Lasso – “Midnight Train to Royston” (B)Scene to … Continue reading

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What I Watched This Week: 19 Sep 2021

NEW SHOWSReservation Dogs – “Satvrday” (A-) / season finale Slightly more traditional than their past three knockouts, but this was pretty much the perfect finale for this season, and I’m so grateful there will be more to that story. What … Continue reading

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