An incisive, engaging follow-up to a very strong first season.
Good: Mrs. Fletcher
A smart and sensitive mediation on love, sex and aging, featuring another fantastic performance from Kathryn Hahn.
Good: RuPaul’s Drag Race U.K
Good: The Crown
Good show, I say.
Great: The End of the F***ing World
Witty and sensitive and engrossing.
An out of nowhere smash of a season.
One of the very best things I’ve seen on TV in a while. Timely, impeccable writing and TERRIFIC performances from a tremendous cast.
Great: The Great British Bake Off
Same as it ever was, same as it ever was.
Wild, wicked and delicious. Hailee is so, so good.
Bad: Catherine The Great
Mirren is very good, as is the production value, but I wanted to like the rest of this much more than I actually did.
It’s not my cup of tea.
Survivor has been a life-long obsession of mine–I’ve been watching since Season 1, when I was 9 years old. I’ll never not watch but…the thrill is gone. It’s not what it was.
Very Bad: Modern Love
There is an undeniable appeal here, a New York, literary, aesthetic, sweet but searching and deep thematic appeal, and there are a few good moments and some wonderful casting choices (Julia Garner, Olivia Cooke, Andrew Scott), but overall it just doesn’t work. Too earnest and cutesy, amateurishly written and annoyingly acted, to be taken seriously or enjoyed.
Very Bad: The Politician
Jessica and Gwyneth can stay but WOW this is bad. Ben Platt is…not a talent. Nor is Ryan Murphy (?) Sorry but it’s not enough just to have good ideas and lots of money and great actresses. I need more.
Very Bad: Transparent Musical Finale
One of the absolute wildest, most absurd things I’ve ever seen, and an infuriatingly disappointing conclusion to what was such a thoughtful, searching and important show.
TBD: The Deuce, The Morning Show, On Becoming A God