Last Week Tonight (season 4)

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{5/5} “For now let’s move on to President Trump, the silver lining for anyone who died in 2015.” Last Week Tonight season 4, aired in 2017 John Oliver continues to bring us stories we need to hear, in a funny-yet-serious way: Tibetan sovereignty and human rights gerrymandering net neutrality vaccines local news nuclear waste presidential […]

Other TV shows I’ve watched lately

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Here is the previous iteration of this list. These are shows I’ve watched some of but not every episode. {4.5/5} The Daily Show (season 22) Trevor Noah and his team continue to amuse and inform. Noah talks a lot about Donald Trump, of course. Desi Lydic has a segment called “What the actual fact?” Guests […]

Other TV shows I’ve watched lately

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These are shows I’ve seen lately but haven’t watched every single episode of. The previous iteration of this post is here. {4.5/5} Celebrity Name Game (season 2) This is a game show — you won’t learn anything important but it’s fast paced fun. Craig Ferguson is the host — he’s a big part of why […]

Last Week Tonight (season 3)

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{5/5} “And this is true…” Last Week Tonight season 3, aired in 2016 John Oliver continues his amazing weekly review of the news and astonishing in-depth discussion of important topics. Topics such as: Donald Trump (multiple times) voter ID laws abortion debt buying industry decline of newspapers school segregation multi-level marketing police accountability and reform […]

Last Week Tonight (season 2)

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{5/5} “FIFA… An international crime syndicate that occasionally organizes soccer matches.” Last Week Tonight season 2, aired in 2015 John Oliver, formerly of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, tackles all the issues of the day. He discusses important issues in a way that probably no other show does. He shows his outrage at things […]

The Daily Show (seasons 19 & 20)

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{5/5} “I am more machine than man, twisted and evil. I am responsible for the deaths of billions of sentient beings. But it has come to my attention that you’ve been comparing me to Dick Cheney. That seems a bit harsh.” — Darth Vader The Daily Show seasons 19 & 20, aired in 2013-15 Jon […]

Other TV shows I’ve watched lately

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These are shows I’ve seen a fair number of episodes of but not all. {4.5/5} Blue Bloods “They are the finest police department on the planet but they carry guns and shields not magic wands.” Season 4 has finished — I don’t think I saw any of the first 2 seasons but have occasionally watched […]

The Daily Show (seasons ? – 18)

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{5/5} “There is near-universal consensus that the melting is due to global warming, though the Bush administration counters that the ice caps are not melting. Rather, the water has been liberated.” The Daily Show season 18 just ended. I’m not sure why their season ends in September — new episodes are coming next week. I’m […]