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Big Mouth

I'm on the fence about this one. It took me some time (and patience) to fall in with its particular brand of humor. The cast has a lot going for it and the show finds a rhythm around the third episode. I stuck it out and, all in all, didn't find it to be a waste of time. That being said, it tends to go places many will find immature as opposed to taboo. If you find songs about menstruation in the style of "Everybody Hurts" to be over the top, you should skip this show altogether. Caveat emptor, let's say.

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Batman: The Animated Series

I feel it's still one of the best animated series to this day.

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Batman: The Animated Series

I still think it's the best incarnation of an animated Batman to this day. Others are great and come close, but 'The Animated Series' always seems to edge them out. Of course, I'm a child of the 80's. I may be biased.

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Superjail!: Season 2

Things really took off in the 2nd season of Superjail!. The psychedelic sequences lengthened and they fleshed out the main characters without losing any of the show's spirit. I still reach for this season when I feel like watching it.

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Frisky Dingo

It's one of those shows that had me in the first 30 seconds. I still put it on when I want to watch something that's guaranteed to make me laugh. It makes up the bones of all the irreverent Adult Swim shows that would come after it. "Don't you push that bowl off the...!"

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Bates Motel: 5x02 The Convergence of the Twain

I enjoyed this episode a lot, chiefly because Freddie Highmore is starting to channel Anthony Perkins' mannerisms more and more as everything derails. It's a lot of fun to watch him jam his hands in his pockets and lift up on the balls of his feet like the classic character we all know.

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The OA: 1x08 Invisible Self

I think this is a good case study in a show being more than the sum of its parts. Sure - it's chaotic and vague at times. It doesn't always follow the guidelines of its own narrative. The ending is a stretch. But it tries valiantly to make a point about the power of coming together despite differences, and, for me, that was worth 8 or so hours of my free time.

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Ugly Americans

The show ran as long as it had to to build its world and make its point - short and sweet. I still think it's great.

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Undeniable Animated Series'

These are in a really loose ranking. I have trouble with things like "Top 10s", so I'll just clump them together and hope nobody takes it too seriously.

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The Night Of: 1x06 Samson and Delilah

It's such a shame that Gandolfini isn't around to see the work he backed hit the air. I'm loving every minute of this show.

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The Night Of: 1x02 Subtle Beast

I felt like cheering when Naz decided to tell Box to f$%k off, in so many words. Watching cops (fictional - I know) playing games with suspects gets me riled up.

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The Night Of: 1x01 The Beach

I think the strength in this series will lie with the way the story stacks the odds from the first minute on. They seem insurmountable... I can't wait to watch more.

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Vice Principals

It looks SO promising! Danny McBride definitely needs a solid backdrop and good people to bounce off of to excel. I really hope Walton Goggins is the guy that sparks that in him. I've been needing something a little like Eastbound & Down... anything up until it went off the rails.

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Sealab 2021: 1x09 All That Jazz

To this day, my best friend and I refer to "BeBop Cola" in our conversations. We still laugh out loud about it too!

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Sealab 2021: 1x01 Radio Free Sealab

This was, and still is, one of the most hilarious first episodes I've ever seen from an "Adult Swim" show. Fig nuts...

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Samurai Jack: 3x07 XXXIII: Jack and the Creature

If they were aiming at making the creature in this episode almost unbearable, they succeeded admirably. Well done!

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Vinyl: Season 1

Is it just me, or do others find it hard to get into these characters? I'm sticking with it, but this first season has been a letdown for me. They lined up all of their actors and production people perfectly. Everything about it screamed greatness. And then... something I can't put my finger on fell flat. Maybe the second season will up the ante. They can't all be winners.

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Southland

I missed "Southland" until I found it on Hulu long after it aired. I was sucked in immediately. I love the pace of the show. It reminds me a bit of ER with its random mix of encounters/calls. It's a treat to find gems like this brought back to life via streaming TV. I highly recommend the show to anyone who likes cop drama.

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Silicon Valley

"Silicon Valley" is one of those shows you might never laugh out loud to, but it provides a lot of clever humor at a certain pitch you'll learn to appreciate a lot by the third season. I especially enjoy (and get frustrated by!) the constant roadblocks that come out of nowhere as the characters fight to get their product to the market. It's a great addition to HBO's lineup - a succinct and carefully crafted comedy I look forward to every week.

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Wayward Pines: 1x06 Choices

I've never read the books and this episode blew everything wide open for me. It was a lot to take in. I wonder whether Ethan receives the same amount of information so quickly in the book. I thought about the show a bit after watching and decided to suspend my disbelief. Why not? I like all of the actors, characters, and the setting. I might as well take the ride.

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Bates Motel: 4x10 Norman

Wow. Just... wow. Freddie Highmore has come such a long way from freakin' "August Rush." Vera Farmiga was great. The whole cast was top notch. I noticed that Farmiga isn't in the news as leaving the cast either. I know we'll be seeing her ghost around a lot. Good news.

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11.22.63: 1x08 The Day in Question

All in all, I thought they adapted the source material suitably for a television show. That being said, I'm going to be one of those that say the series pales in comparison to the book. You should read it even if the show has been your first exposure to the story.

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Game of Thrones: 6x02 Home

My wife called the twist in this one from a mile away. I never would have thought to pay attention to an actor's hairstyle off set. ;-)

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