The Good Place (season 2)

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{5/5} “Tahani — it’s such a pretty name. My name is super boring. Gen. Which is short for hydrogen. Which was the only thing in existence at the time when I was born.” The Good Place season 2, aired in 2017-18 When Eleanor deduced that they were in the Bad Place, Michael erased their memories […]

Modern Family (season 9)

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{5/5} “Now that Manny’s away at college and Joe goes to kindergarten I have time for one of my old hobbies — confronting the Devil in all his forms.” — Gloria Modern Family season 9, aired in 2017-18 Jay rents a boat for the whole family to spend time on for the eclipse, and then […]

Odd Squad: The Movie

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{3.5/5} “I love the smell of cheese in the morning.” Odd Squad: The Movie, released in 2016 No one is calling the Odd Squad any more because the Weird Team has a device that solves problems instantly. Then the Weird Team buys the Odd Squad building and they’re out of business. What are they going […]

The Good Place (season 1)

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{5/5} “There’s something so human about taking something great, and ruining it a little, so you can have more of it.” — Michael, about frozen yogurt The Good Place season 1, aired in 2016-17 Eleanor Shellstrop arrives in the afterlife — she’s relieved to find that she’s in the Good Place. But then she finds […]

The Big Bang Theory (season 11)

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{5/5} “I don’t have a super secret enemies list — I’m not a Bond villain. I’m just a regular guy, with a regular enemies list.” The Big Bang Theory season 11, aired in 2017-18 Amy says yes to Sheldon’s marriage proposal. Bernadette finds out that she’s pregnant again — she and Howard didn’t intend to […]

Garfunkel and Oates: Trying to Be Special

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{5/5} “The only thing that would make our lives better is if we had our own comedy special.” Garfunkel and Oates: Trying to Be Special, aired in 2016 Garfunkel and Oates would like to have a TV special. They decide to put on a show that will function as a fundraiser — if they make […]

Garfunkel and Oates (season 1)

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{5/5} “You know, I’m not really good at saying no when I don’t want to do something. That’s usually Riki’s job so, um, yeah, totally!” Garfunkel and Oates season 1, aired in 2014 Kate and Riki do a corporate gig, but it turns out the person who hired them is quitting. Riki tries dating a […]

Pitch Perfect 3

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{4.5/5} “‘Well, I just got kicked out of flight school for killing 300 fake people.’ ‘I hate fake people.’” Pitch Perfect 3, released in 2017 The Bellas who have graduated all have disappointing jobs. They get back together to sing at a USO tour in Europe. It turns out to be a competition — the […]

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 […]

Home Alone

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{4.5/5} “Ma’am, I’m eight years old. You think I would be here alone? I don’t think so.” Home Alone, released in 1990 Kevin McCallister is 8 years old. His parents accidentally leave him home alone when they fly to Paris for the holidays. There are 11 kids between 2 families, and when they were counting […]