Episodes: Season 5 — a review

It was the Showtime/BBC series Episodes that finally made me a Matt LeBlanc fan. Not Friends. I mean, Joey Tribbiani was okay, in a vacuous meathead himbo sort of way. And his most famous catchphrase—”How you doin’?”—remains a part of my personal repertoire. But, Joey was strictly B-team on Friends, the sidekick, the friend-of-a-friend, never […]

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Episodes: Season 3 — a review

  Now that we’re two seasons into this series, we know what to expect going forward, don’t we? The stars of Episodes are Sean and Beverly Lincoln (Stephen Mangan, Tamsin Greig), successful British comedy writers transplanted to the USA to make a Hollywood version of their successful British show, and, of course, Matt LeBlanc (a […]

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Episodes: Season 2 — a review

  After watching the seven episodes in the first season of Episodes, the viewer has some idea of what to expect from this Showtime/BBC series going forward. I liked Season One (see why it earned a respectable A- here), and I liked the show’s sophomore season even more. As the season opens, Sean and Beverly […]

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Episodes: Season 1 — a review

I’m returning to my old form here, watching a television series after it’s been off the air for a couple of years. I wish I had “discovered” this one sooner. I was aware that the Showtime series Episodes existed. And, I knew that it starred Matt LeBlanc playing some version of himself. Subconsciously, I think, […]

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Sherlock: Series 4: a review

Have I ever mentioned that I am a fan of the BBC show Sherlock? Yes, I have. Because I am. And that fandom carries over into Series 4 of the program, which I just finished watching. This is great television. If you haven’t watched it yet, then why the hell not? Go ahead and watch […]

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Sherlock: Series 3: a review

Netflix would have me believe that there were four episodes in Series 3 of the wonderful BBC program Sherlock. IMDb lists “The Abominable Bride” as episode zero of the fourth series, while Netflix says it’s the fourth episode of the third. The truth is that “Bride” was broadcast two years after the episodes of Series […]

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Sherlock: Series 1: a review

I am a latecomer to the game afoot that’s Sherlock, the BBC television show starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson. I’m not sure why. I consider myself a Sherlockian (or Holmesian, whichever you prefer). Fans of the consulting detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle represent the oldest […]

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