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Alison Herman

Alison Herman

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
38% I Feel Pretty (2018) "I Feel Pretty isn't just a regression from Inside Amy Schumer; it's a less shrewd treatment of almost identical themes. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Apr 19, 2018
91% The Terror: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "The Terror has a judicious hand with its monster story, using it mostly to add an extra top note of dread to the interpersonal conflict and imposing might of near-eternal winter. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Apr 9, 2018
100% Killing Eve: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Killing Eve makes a specific insight that's less about female depravity than why other women are drawn to it. It's my favorite series of the year so far, not least because it makes me feel more than a little called out. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Apr 5, 2018
No Score Yet The Standups: Season 2 (TV, 2018) "Kinane and Nancherla each seize the opportunity to hone their particular skill sets, one as a kind of benevolent bro at the top of his game, the other as a slyly commanding voice on the rise. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Apr 3, 2018
76% Trust: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "The same rock-solidity that made him a good action hero in the '90s also qualifies a middle-aged Fraser to serve as the steady eye in a raging storm of wealth, ego, and resentment. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Apr 2, 2018
100% Wild Wild Country: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Wild Wild Country understands that behind every tabloid-friendly utopia-gone-awry headline is a group of people, however misguided, who earnestly thought they'd found utopia. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Mar 27, 2018
98% Barry: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "It's a subtly subversive show, reversing audiences' expectations for Hader's post-SNL career and his chosen genre alike. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Mar 26, 2018
94% UnReal: Season 3 (TV, 2018) "Everlasting's new setup still allows Unreal to explore one of its fundamental themes in surprising new ways. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Mar 20, 2018
100% Atlanta: Robbin' Season Episode 3 "Atlanta's rap game is never just about rap. It's about family...It's about upward mobility that never happens as fast as you need it to. And it's about the things that never change, even when everything's supposed to. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Mar 16, 2018
74% Collateral: Miniseries (TV, 2018) "Collateral filters issues through a uniquely British lens, creating the uncanny sensation of observing a political system and its failures that's like the American system, but not of's less a whodunnit than a whydunnit. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Mar 12, 2018
96% Queer Eye: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "The 2018 Queer Eye adds a new mission, one that escalates the series' aims above and beyond even the total-package Cinderella story the show was to begin with. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Mar 2, 2018
69% McMafia: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "McMafia charts a middle course of briskly paced fun that feels good to watch without being too feel-good. Along the way, it offers some replicable pointers for how to update a retro genre forever bound to the Cold War for 2018. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Feb 27, 2018
64% Waco: Miniseries (TV, 2018) "Waco has done far more ironing out than enriching in the episodes leading up to next week's grand finale. The Dowdles have hamstrung their own ambitions, reducing Waco from a reckoning with the muddled past to an oversimplification of it. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Feb 21, 2018
100% Chris Rock: Tamborine (2018) "Rock has thus made his most personal special without ever getting that personal - a testament to his talents, not a criticism of them. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Feb 14, 2018
92% 2 Dope Queens: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "2 Dope Queens goes to show that taking podcasts to the next level might not be so hard after all. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Feb 7, 2018
100% Counterpart: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) "Counterpart is the kind of slickly entertaining fare that's often lost in the chasm between popcorn and prestige aspiration. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Jan 23, 2018
67% Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Electric Dreams has something that predates Charlie Brooker's semi-dystopian tech drama: the work of the iconic genre writer for which it's employs an impressive roster of writers, directors, and actors to put their own spin on Dick's oeuvre. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Jan 16, 2018
100% Lovesick: Season 3 (TV, 2018) "We need Lovesick. It's easy to watch, the stakes are low by prestige TV standards, and, even if the characters seem aggravatingly millennial, it's almost timeless. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Jan 16, 2018
81% My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "There's a moment at the end of David Letterman's interview with Barack Obama that brings the entire preceding hour - a rambling, enjoyable, strange piece of television - into focus. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Jan 12, 2018
98% The End of the F***ing World: Series 1 (TV, 2018) "What this one season accomplishes is something truly impressive: an ironic romance that blossoms into a real one without ever feeling like a betrayal of its authentic, misanthropic self. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Jan 9, 2018
85% The Chi: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "The Chi's pilot is a strong opening salvo, and it accounts for most of my optimism that the show will eventually sort out what works from what doesn't. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Jan 5, 2018
92% grown-ish: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Grown-ish is a promising attempt to adapt the Black-ish sensibility while preserving what made it work so well in the first place. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Jan 3, 2018
96% The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is about the self-actualization that comes with finding your voice and a means to share it at the same time. I get the sense Sherman-Palladino can relate. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Dec 8, 2017
88% She's Gotta Have It: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "She's Gotta Have It is two fascinating ideas spliced into a hopelessly muddled one, doubling its scope and also its frustration. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Nov 29, 2017
96% Search Party: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "Search Party has already presented a more evolved, more vicious, and even more suspenseful version of itself, one where Dory's missteps have real consequences as well as whip-smart joke potential. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Nov 27, 2017
88% Godless: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "Godless foregrounds by-the-book gunslingers and manhunts that take a promising concept and translate it into familiar, if handsomely presented, cliché. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Nov 22, 2017
100% At Home With Amy Sedaris: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "At Home With Amy Sedaris...represents a best-case scenario for Peak TV's wide-open field. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Nov 15, 2017
100% Lady Dynamite: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "Lady Dynamite is a deeply personal work, in plot as well as sensibility. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Nov 15, 2017
82% Star Trek: Discovery: Chapters 1 & 2 (TV, 2017-2018) "Going into the second half of its season, Discovery has kinks to work out, but it's laid the all-important groundwork for a rich and tight-knit ensemble. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Nov 14, 2017
78% The Girlfriend Experience: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "The Girlfriend Experience may tackle risqué subjects head-on, but it's the way Kerrigan and Seimetz choose to do so that's truly transgressive. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Nov 6, 2017
99% Alias Grace: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "Alias Grace largely proves that Atwood's ideas don't need extension or even fantasy to break through to viewers. They're powerful enough to stand on their own. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Nov 1, 2017
93% The Deuce: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "In its first season, The Deuce executed the trickiest version of that alchemy yet. This show isn't sentimental about '70s New York; in fact, it's careful to show how the New York of the '70s contained within it the seeds of the New York of the 2010s. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Oct 30, 2017
94% Stranger Things: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "What the show encourages in lieu of analysis, however, is pure, accessible enjoyment that easily explains its popularity with those who lived through the '80s and have no memory of it alike. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Oct 30, 2017
100% Big Mouth: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Big Mouth is able to explore its relatively mundane material in entertainingly creative ways. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Oct 26, 2017
96% Mindhunter: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "It's undeniable that Mindhunter succeeds in announcing itself as a new and different kind of serial-killer show. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Oct 23, 2017
100% Patton Oswalt: Annihilation (2017) ""It's chaos, be kind" is how Oswalt closes the special, a perfect motto for both this highly specific story and whoever might be listening. It's not exactly revolutionary, but that's what makes it so profound. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Oct 23, 2017
87% Riverdale: Season 2 (TV, 2017-2018) "Riverdale tweaks its DNA in obviously modern ways, even as Gothic mansions and Eagle Scouts continue to populate its periphery. Kevin Keller, Archie's first openly gay character, isn't just present; he's a major part of the ensemble. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Oct 18, 2017
92% Mr. Robot: Season 3 (TV, 2017) "After a rocky sophomore season, the thriller has restocked the ingredients it needs to fulfill its potential again. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Oct 12, 2017
53% Dynasty: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) "This new Dynasty can never go as far as a full reimagining of the wealth soap like Empire, but the gestures it does make toward adjusting often feel awkward and out of place. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Oct 11, 2017
100% The Good Place: Season 2 (TV, 2017-2018) "The show's second season is a 180 from its first-and still totally delightful. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Oct 9, 2017
83% The Mayor: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) "The Mayor has enough that I'll be watching it carefully. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Oct 5, 2017
75% Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 9 (TV, 2017) "So, why bring the show back if it's just going to be the same thing it always was? When what you're reviving is something this beloved and this irreplicable, you don't need a reason at all. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Oct 3, 2017
77% Gossip Girl: Season 1 (TV, 2007-2008) "Gossip Girl established the CW's ethos in a way no superficial rebranding could. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Sep 20, 2017
97% BoJack Horseman: Season 4 (TV, 2017) "BoJack Horseman has an emotional spectrum wide enough to accommodate sweetness and vulnerability alongside skepticism and despair. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Sep 14, 2017
100% Broad City: Season 4 (TV, 2017) "The world has changed dramatically since the millennial sitcom's last season. Good news: Abbi and Ilana are changing with it. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Sep 12, 2017
95% The Bold Type: Season 1 (TV, 2016-2017) "Once you push past its ulterior motives, The Bold Type is exactly the kind of teen fluff that Freeform, the network formerly known as ABC Family, does best. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Sep 6, 2017
91% Preacher: Season 2 (TV, 2017) ""Beautiful people kicking ass and drawling zingers" is about as low-risk and high-reward a proposition you can make for a Monday night in August, particularly when one of the beautiful people in question is (the now Oscar-nominated!) Ruth Negga. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Sep 6, 2017
92% Manhunt: UNABOMBER (TV, 2017) "The writing may be somewhat cringeworthy, but Manhunt always has Kaczynski's actual manifesto to fall back on (which it does often, via voice-over). You'll settle into a marathon, and a Wikipedia dive, in no time. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Sep 6, 2017
98% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 9 ""Battle of the Bastards" is peak Game of Thrones. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Aug 15, 2017
100% RuPaul's Drag Race: Season 9 (TV, 2017) "Personally, I'm a RuPaul Pollyanna. Why shouldn't drag get to cash out, now that the culture is finally ready to celebrate the artists as well as the art? " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Aug 15, 2017
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