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Alison Herman

Alison Herman

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Counterpart: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "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
86% American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace (TV, 2018) "This season begins with the splashiest, most tabloid-friendly part of its narrative and pulls the audience backward into a deeper, sadder story, the majority of whose casualties are much less famous but no less deserving of our grief. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Jan 17, 2018
70% 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 named...it employs an impressive roster of writers, directors, and actors to put their own spin on Dick's oeuvre. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Jan 16, 2018
No Score Yet 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
77% 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
97% 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
84% 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
91% 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
87% 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
82% 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
92% 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) "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) "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) "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) "The Mayor has enough that I'll be watching it carefully. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Oct 5, 2017
77% 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
96% 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
100% 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
90% 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
17% Crisis in Six Scenes: Miniseries (TV, 2016) "Crisis in Six Scenes falls short of the most basic benchmarks that separate a serialized story from a monolith. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Aug 15, 2017
100% Younger: Season 3 (TV, 2016) "For now, Younger remains TV Land's best and biggest hit, a fact that's both improbable and oddly poetic. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Aug 15, 2017
84% Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (TV, 2017) "Gilmore Girls has always been a superlative character show, and that's what ultimately makes its many flaws not just forgivable, but endearing. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Aug 15, 2017
88% Westworld: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "The finale of Westworld was the best the show has been since the pilot. That doesn't speak well of the season as a whole. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Aug 15, 2017
61% Sherlock: Season 4 (TV, 2017) "If Sherlock were to continue, its problems would only grow, while its virtues would stay the same. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Aug 15, 2017
100% Please Like Me: Season 4 (TV, 2017) "Please Like Me, whose fourth season quietly made its American debut on Hulu last week, realizes the potential of the post-Friends hangout even better than its abundant stateside peers. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Aug 15, 2017
88% Riverdale: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Archie's omnipresence makes it simultaneously ripe for revision and easily palatable. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Aug 15, 2017
62% Powerless: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Powerless uses one of the highest-concept hooks on the market to smuggle in one of the lowest-concept and dependable dynamics television has to offer. The resulting hybrid has some of the best of both worlds. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Aug 15, 2017
75% Santa Clarita Diet: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "We may finally get to see what a cult show looks like without a "tragically canceled" qualifier tacked in front. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Aug 15, 2017
78% The Young Pope: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "The Young Pope stirred as much as it entertained - quite an accomplishment for the show that gave us priests in tracksuits. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Aug 15, 2017
96% Love: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "Love's greatest triumphs are its characters and their chemistry. Both are dividends of the investment of time that Rust, Arfin, and Apatow are so willing to make. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Aug 15, 2017
92% Billions: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "The Showtime drama hasn't reinvented the wheel in its second chapter, but there's something different about the tale this year. It's more fun. It's more focused. It's just ... better. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Aug 15, 2017
92% Big Little Lies: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "This is a show that indulged (and challenged) our voyeurism rather than pretending we had no reason to pry. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Aug 15, 2017
100% Louis C.K.: 2017 (2017) "Few comedians have managed to dodge the dog-caught-the-car problem of successful stand-ups as smoothly as C.K. has. Look no further than his latest special, Netflix's 2017, for proof. " ‐ The Ringer
Posted Aug 15, 2017
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