What I Watched This Week: 6 Jan 2019

76th Golden Globe Awards (C)
The very definition of a mixed bag. The show itself went on too long, but did have time for some great speeches (Christian Bale, Glenn Close) and some bad ones (Peter Farrelly). But mostly it’s marked by the baffling decision to name Green Book the best comedy of the year and Bohemian Rhapsody the best drama of the year. Seriously, what the hell?

Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “Honeymoon” (A) / season premiere
It’s been a very long seven months without our colleagues at the Nine-Nine. While the antics at the precinct were pretty pat, every scene at the tropical resort had me in stitches. It’s so good to have this crew back. Still, I’m not sure if we need to have a big season-long conflict either.

The Good Place – “The Book of Dougs” (A-)
Blowing everything up once more, our Soul Squad learns that part of the problem with the Good Place is they’re too nice, leading to a never-ending bureaucracy that doesn’t allow for swift action. But its big reveal of the reason behind the challenge of anyone getting into the Good Place is just brilliant, relevant writing. Luckily, we already know there will be more time to figure out our complicated world with a previously announced fourth season.

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