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The Americans 6×10, “START”

At the start of this final season of The Americans, I questioned the possible setup of a spy vs. spy scenario involving Elizabeth and Philip. While that could have played out in a reasonably entertain...

Review: Atlanta – Robbin’ Season 2×11, “Crabs In A Barrel”

While not entirely unexpected, a sense of hope was able to come through in the season finale of Atlanta – Robbin’ Season. “Crabs in a Barrel” is the proper follow-up to “North of the Border,” after th...

Review: Atlanta – Robbin’ Season 2×10, “FUBU”

Following a possible shakeup in the relationship between Earn and Alfred during last week’s Atlanta, we take a look back in time for “FUBU,” which delivers an origin story fit for Robbin’ Season. I ha...

The Americans 6×06, “Rififi”

As if this final season of The Americans needed to do more to have me onboard for the elaborate high wire act being pulled off to wrap this series up, here’s an episode named after one of my favorite ...

Review: Atlanta – Robbin’ Season 2×09, “North of the Border”

For all the time’s I’ve pointed out how Atlanta is a series that can play by its own rules as far as narrative arcs are concerned, I will not that I’m not only unsurprised by the rift that occurs betw...

The Americans 6×05, “The Great Patriotic War”

With a shortened, ten-episode final season, The Americans finds itself in a position to move towards its end game. “The Great Patriotic War” feels like the start of that descent. I say descent not wit...

Review: Atlanta – Robbin’ Season 2×08, “Woods”

Recall how Atlanta – Robbin’ Season was a reference to the have-nots going after the haves, particularly in the months leading up to Christmas, as people start getting desperate. While last week had t...

The Americans 6×04, “Mr. and Mrs. Teacup”

Whatever ends up happing on The Americans, the USSR will fall. While this series is not focused on future history, that is a fact that seems to be informing this final season. Elizabeth and Philip Jen...

Review: Atlanta – Robbin’ Season 2×07, “Champagne Papi”

It is a testament to the very fluid nature of Atlanta that an episode like this week’s “Champagne Papi” can come after the nightmarish “Teddy Perkins” from last week. The series has a way of taking on...

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