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Death in Venice

Posted in Review, TV (Prime-time) with tags , , on March 26, 2016 by Timothy Parfitt

Flaked, the new Netflix series starring and created by Will Arnett, is a show about identity issues with a host of its own issues. It tells the story of Chip (Arnett) a recovery alcoholic who cruises around Venice, California on a bike because he lost his license after he killed someone drunk driving. Chip presents himself as ten years sober, but seems to use AA mostly as a way to find and hit on young women and sneaks sips of wine out of a Nalgene labeled “Kombucha” at any chance. Continue reading

Killing Season 4: Reanimated

Posted in Review with tags , , on August 3, 2014 by Timothy Parfitt

 

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The Killing, the show that will not die, is done for. Cancelled three times over the span of four seasons, the mostly excellent, frequently infuriating show capped off its run with a six episode fourth season on Netflix. Typical of the original content on the video streaming site, the whole season premiered simultaneously, in this case last Friday, August 1st. I gorged obligingly, and here are my thoughts (MAJOR SPOILERS FOLLOW).

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