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Dennis Perkins

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 77% My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Here, in this self-created semi-retirement, Letterman has carved out a space where he can still affect that same detachment. Only now he gets to dictate the terms of what he's detaching himself from. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 12, 2018
C- 60% Knightfall: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Knightfall is an attempt to replicate Michael Hirst's enduringly successful blend of historical drama and spectacle, but Don Handfield and Richard Rayner have produced something that feels in almost every way second-hand. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 5, 2017
B 100% Vikings: Season 5 (TV, 2017) "In a two-part premiere entertainingly packed with incident and undeniably affecting moments, the pieces all have enough luster to at least give hope that they will fit together in a new, compelling shape. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 30, 2017
B- No Score Yet The Simpsons: Season 29 (TV, 2017) "The show has done a gimmick episode as a season premiere more than once, and they're perhaps intended to snag viewers with a few unambitious pop culture references. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 15, 2017
C+ No Score Yet The Simpsons: Season 28 Episode 14 "The episode, credited to Michael Price, aims for the heart, but lacks the focus to hit it. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 1, 2017
C+ No Score Yet The Simpsons: Season 28 Episode 15 "As it is, the episode is dispiriting in how disposably it treats its world, while reaching for a pair of emotional epiphanies that fall flat in the execution. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 1, 2017
C- No Score Yet The Simpsons: Season 28 Episode 16 "... the plot here is so maddeningly flimsy and unimaginative. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 1, 2017
B+ No Score Yet The Simpsons: Season 28 Episode 18 "It's simple, and it lands with the satisfying predictableness of a good story, told well. That's worth a trophy if anything is. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 1, 2017
B No Score Yet The Simpsons: Season 28 Episode 20 "Pulling off a heartwarming Bart story is hard to do these days, and "Looking For Mr. Goodbart" almost manages it. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 1, 2017
B+ No Score Yet The Simpsons: Season 28 Episode 21 "... credited writer Jeff Martin knows this world like the back of his five-fingered hand, having penned some genuine classics in his day. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 1, 2017
C+ No Score Yet The Simpsons: Season 28 Episode 22 "... the jokes aren't good enough to sustain the premise, the character elements are perfunctory and sparse, and... the season finale has seemed less like an attempt to go out with a bang, and more like an afterthought. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 1, 2017
B- No Score Yet The Simpsons: Season 29 Episode 1 ""The Serfsons" is, for what it is, a serviceable goof of an episode whose biggest flaw is its utter disposability, especially as a way to kick off the new season. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 1, 2017
B+ No Score Yet The Simpsons: Season 29 Episode 2 ""Springfield Splendor"'s journey has a lot along the way to perk up the eyes and ears of the jaded Simpsons viewer. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 1, 2017
C No Score Yet The Simpsons: Season 29 Episode 3 "... genuinely average across the board... " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 1, 2017
B- 100% The Simpsons: Season 29 Episode 4 "Freed up from the need to calibrate the heart-yucks equation, a "Treehouse Of Horror" rises or falls on the strength of its jokes, although the annual Halloween anthology provides its own unique degree of difficulty. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 1, 2017
A 100% Patton Oswalt: Annihilation (2017) "Annihilation is courageous most as evidence of a master comedian choosing to continue to think, even when thought is the enemy. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 26, 2017
C+ 0% Saturday Night Live: Season 43 (TV, 2017) "This season premiere is awfully complacent about giving the people what SNL thinks they want. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 9, 2017
A- 100% The Good Place: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "In the hands of The Good Place's own creative masterminds, the journey is likely to be pretty great, indeed. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 22, 2017
B- 96% Narcos: Season 3 (TV, 2017) "Pacho -- with his blow-dried hair and patterned silk shirts -- was always positioned as a softer, more polished foil to Pablo's bull-snorting machismo. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 3, 2017
A- 100% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 4 (TV, 2017) "Halt And Catch Fire welds character and inspiration into something exhilarating. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 20, 2017
B- No Score Yet Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Weekend Update: Summer Edition should do well enough to justify its existence to NBC. Whether it can up its game to stand out among a crowd of seemingly more invested political comedy shows remains to be seen. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 14, 2017
A- 91% The Americans: Season 5 Episode 8 ""Immersion" reveals how the show's taut web of relationships doesn't need flashy action to thrum with tension. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 26, 2017
A- 100% The Americans: Season 5 Episode 7 "The lure and enduring power of the series is in watching people make impossible choices between the greater good as they understand it and the need to simply be a person. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 19, 2017
C 50% The Son: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "A disappointingly ordinary multigenerational saga that wears its prosaic philosophical conundrum like a dusty, but store-bought, set of cowboy duds. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 7, 2017
A 100% Dave Chappelle: The Age of Spin (2017) "Chappelle is as relaxed and confident as he's ever been. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 21, 2017
B+ 100% Dave Chappelle: Deep in the Heart of Texas (2017) "Dave Chappelle is back for real. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 21, 2017
B+ 62% Powerless: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Living in a world teeming with superheroes is something of a bummer in Powerless, the briskly fun new DC Comics TV series. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 3, 2017
B- No Score Yet Workaholics: Season 7 (TV, 2017) "There's funny stuff to be found here, largely in the guys' always-entertainingly loose banter. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 12, 2017
A 100% It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 12 (TV, 2017) "The Gang, as ever... have a Globetrotters level of mastery of shenanigans, crudity, comic violence, and all-around awfulness. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 5, 2017
B- 67% Stan Against Evil: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Despite a sparse but promising cast of supporting players, this is McGinley's showcase, a not-unpromising prospect for anyone still missing his turn as secretly-soulful, motor-mouthed alpha male Perry Cox on Scrubs. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 1, 2016
B- No Score Yet Saturday Night Live: Season 42 (TV, 2016-2017) "In a season that's going to have a lot of Clinton-Trump sketches, there's a lot that's encouraging here. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 3, 2016
C No Score Yet The Simpsons: Season 28 (TV, 2016-2017) "At its best, The Simpsons is a much better cartoon than this. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 26, 2016
A- 91% The Good Place: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The Good Place wouldn't work without Bell, who finds, in the brashly awful Eleanor, her best role since Veronica Mars. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 20, 2016
B+ 91% Narcos: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "In a season where Pablo Escobar is, indeed, going to be penned in further and further, watching how Narcos delves deeper into its antihero protagonist will be key. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 3, 2016
A- 96% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 3 (TV, 2016) "The four main characters are all visionaries of their own type, but the show continues, compellingly, to chart just how much hard work -- and failure -- goes into transforming vision into reality. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 24, 2016
B+ 91% Last Chance U: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Their pasts and their possible futures balanced so precariously as to make their daily struggles more than usually fraught and compelling. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 16, 2016
B+ 85% American Horror Story: Coven Episode 11 "A series with more strong female leads than any other show on TV right now is certainly welcome, even though the characters gain their agency only by either 1.) being born with special powers or 2.) selling their souls to the devil. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 6, 2016
B 66% BrainDead: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Throughout, there are plenty of promising touches to warrant optimism. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 14, 2016
B+ 38% Wayward Pines: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "Continuing the first season's willingness to sacrifice big names for the sake of keeping viewers off balance, season two introduces and dismisses characters with ruthless glee. Surprising exits and reappearances abound. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 23, 2016
B 91% Time Traveling Bong: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "While the miniseries' ramshackle nature is one of its charms, it's hardly tossed off, instead functioning as an amiably silly, slyly pointed showcase for the ever-game and funny Glazer and Downs. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 20, 2016
D No Score Yet House of Darkness (2016) "House Of Darkness plays like a horror movie told secondhand by people who don't like or understand horror movies. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 15, 2016
D 0% Hunters: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Hunters is a dour sci-fi procedural whose every story beat is joylessly copied from more interesting shows, and whose pretensions toward political allegory are too simplistic to be truly offensive. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 11, 2016
B+ 74% Marvel's Daredevil: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "The series maintains its appropriately low-rent look, making Matt Murdock's internal struggles in the first half of this second season that much more human. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 16, 2016
C+ 42% Flaked: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Flaked fails to make the case that Chip's self-pitying assholery is unique enough to carry an entire series. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 9, 2016
B+ 92% Vikings: Season 4 (TV, 2016) "Travis Fimmel's performance as Ragnar Lothbrok is Vikings. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 22, 2016
B 76% Outsiders: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "In what's proving to be a trend for 2016 TV premieres, Outsiders is better than its marketing. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 26, 2016
C- 66% Mad Dogs: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "Muddles together elements of thriller, black comedy, midlife crisis drama, and a pinch of horror and waters the resulting concoction down with enough incessant bickering and aimless, contrived wandering to render the concoction monotonously unpalatable. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 22, 2016
C+ No Score Yet Workaholics: Season 6 (TV, 2016) "We have to watch a sweating, shouting, sleazy Dane Cook for much of the episode, a prospect Workaholics seems to think is hilarious on its surface. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 15, 2016
B+ 89% Idiotsitter: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Idiotsitter is raucous and loose, but also a very promising vehicle for Bell and Newhouse. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 13, 2016
A- No Score Yet It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 11 (TV, 2016) "This 11th season is like watching the Harlem Globetrotters. They're doing difficult, outrageous things that -- thanks to talent, practice, and the sense that this is where they truly belong -- look absurdly easy. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 7, 2016
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