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November Short Fuses — Materia Critica

November 1, 2023
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Each month, our arts critics — music, book, theater, dance, television, film, and visual arts — fire off a few brief reviews.

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October Short Fuses — Materia Critica

October 1, 2023
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Each month, our arts critics — music, book, theater, dance, television, film, and visual arts — fire off a few brief reviews.

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Television Review: Season Two “Schmigadoon!” — Even More Boffo

March 30, 2023
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Rejoice, my fellow musical theater geeks, Apple TV’s Schimgadoon! is once again taking center stage.

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Television Review: “Hello Tomorrow!” — Moon Over Miasma

February 21, 2023
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You don’t see this often on commercial TV: a nihilistic expose of consumerism.

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Television Review: “Shrinking” — When a Therapist Goes Off the Rails

January 26, 2023
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The bottom line: if you don’t find Jason Segel charming, Shrinking is skippable.

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Television Review: “WeCrashed” — A Not-So-Funny Dark Comedy About Capitalism Run Aground

May 5, 2022
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The show never grapples with the casualties of corporate crashes because it would mean critiquing a system that is making a lot of people at the top rich (looking at you, Apple).

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Television Review: “1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything” — Episodes 1-4

November 30, 2021
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There are three key words in the title: “music,” “change,” and “everything.” At its best, the series convincingly shows how they are linked. Other times, it embraces too much of one at the expense of the other two.

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Television Review: “Ted Lasso” — Its Second Season Scores Big

August 4, 2021
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The sophomore season of the Apple TV + hit comedy is even more winning than its first.

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Television Review: “Schmigadoon!” — Sending Up the Great White Way

July 8, 2021
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Schmigadoon! is both an enjoyable love letter to classic Broadway musicals and a good-natured spoof of their now antique conventions.

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