Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week


38. "Misbehavin'" (The Righteous Gemstones, S01E05)


Honourable Mention

  • "We Here For You" (Succession, S02E06)
  • Opening credits (American Horror Story, S09E01)

Stray Observations

  • "You don't really hear much about syphilis these days. Very much the, uh, the MySpace of STDs." (Succession, S02E06)
  • "Hey, uh, big fan, uh, of, of all your money." (Succession, S02E06)
  • "You doin' the ol' cocaine?" (Succession, S02E06)


(The Righteous Gemstones, S01E05)

  • "Well, like Patrick Swayze said, 'Opinions vary.'" (The Righteous Gemstones, S01E05)
  • "Look at that. That is a ninja star with a booger on it. That's beautiful, son." (The Righteous Gemstones, S01E05)
  • Christopher Durang (The Deuce, S03E02)
  • James Franco kissing himself (The Deuce, S03E02)


(MasterChef, S10E24/25)

  • "Fuck the IOC." (American Horror Story, S09E01)
  • "This Might Help" (South Side, S01E10)
  • "Why do we have to re-invent the wheel? This is Chicago. Can't we just do another shooting?" (South Side, S01E10)
  • South Side Season Grade: C


(Top Boy, S03E05)

  • Top Boy Season Grade: C

Still the AR™TV World Drama Champion: Succession
Still the AR™TV World Comedy Champion: The Other Two


Looking forward:

Dreams Money Can Buy

Back from the Toronto International Film Festival.

My Instagram Stories coverage of it is compiled here.

My TIFF 2019 top five:
1. Parasite
2. Jojo Rabbit
3. Uncut Gems
4. La Belle Époque
5. Bad Education

If I'm a pleb for liking Jojo Rabbit, so be it.

We are not talking enough about Netflix's formidable fall film slate. It's like Netflix engineered it to cover every Oscar base, like Ted Sarandos mandated a big five sweep in 2020 after Roma lost Best Picture to Green Book.

Netflix can push five performances for Best Actor and realistically score four nominations.

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

37. Tribute song to bring Stephanie home (South Side, S01E08)


Stray Observations

  • Kendall shit the bed (Succession, S02E05)
  • Satanist dance (The Righteous Gemstones, S01E04)
  • "I bet you money that that was his semen load." (The Righteous Gemstones, S01E04)
  • "'ATL was dirty, dirty, for sure-y.'"
    "'ATL' is a film starring T.I. Chad, the fellas, and I were watching the film, and Chad was commenting on how large the breasts of some of the African-American actresses were in the film."
    "Yeah, a lot, a lot, they were huge." (The Righteous Gemstones, S01E04)
  • CES (The Deuce, S03E01)
  • "That name, Maple, is that, uh, I'm assuming that's from the Bible?"
    "No, it's from syrup." (South Side, S01E08)
  • "Hey, guys, they're out of tabbouleh. Are you guys cool with baba ghanoush and, like, some grape leaves?"
    "Man, you know I don't like grapes and leaves together." (South Side, S01E08)
  • "He's also the reason I'm afraid of all white substances."
    "Oh, hold on, flag on the play. Do you want me to cancel the tzatziki then?"
    "No, that, that doesn't count. It has those little green things in it." (South Side, S01E08)
  • Jeff Tweedy (South Side, S01E08)
  • Snowfall Season Grade: B
  • Getting coffee (Top Boy, S03E02)

The New AR™TV World Drama Champion: Succession
Still the AR™TV World Comedy Champion: The Other Two

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

36. Unquotable Eulogy (Succession, S02E04)


Stray Observations

  • "A person can definitely fit through that window. A small person. An attack child." (Succession, S02E04)
  • "Very well. I accept your blackmail." (Succession, S02E04)
  • "We are so grateful for this opportunity to worship and praise His name here in this place that used to be a Sears." (The Righteous Gemstones, S01E03)
  • "We in that Sears and we ain't going nowhere." (The Righteous Gemstones, S01E03)
  • "There's a lot of shit out here that make me mad too. White subtitles. When the characters go outside, you can't even really see it. I mean, they should be yellow. You feel me?" (South Side, S01E07)
  • "It should be looking like ankle foreskin down there." (South Side, S01E07)
  • "It should say 'Ed Lover's Cold Spades Tournament Featuring Wings Prepared by Ed Lover.' That would end all the confusion." (South Side, S01E07)

Still the AR™TV World Drama Champion: Snowfall
Still the AR™TV World Comedy Champion: The Other Two