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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Detectorists: Season 3 (TV, 2017) "Detectorists has a lovely distinct flavour to it, soaked in the worries of England today, but ranging back over many centuries. Its love of the land is in every shot. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Jan 16, 2018
83% Victoria: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "If Albert had Instagram, he would be the vilest type of influencer. Yet the series, like HM, sorely needs him " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Jan 8, 2018
58% Hard Sun: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Hard Sun seems both entirely capable and yawningly silly. The first episode was stuffed with action, twists and reveals, but its stylings and decisions are all cosily familiar. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Jan 8, 2018
82% Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time (2017 Christmas Special) (TV, 2017) "Why is this now the most self-referential television series ever, part extended Comic Relief sketch, part seven board games stitched together? " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Jan 3, 2018
82% The Trip to Spain (2017) "The formula of the show is well set: uncanny impressions, relentless passive aggression and a surprising amount of pathos, this time all soused in vino tinto. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
76% Taboo: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The formula of the show is well set: uncanny impressions, relentless passive aggression and a surprising amount of pathos, this time all soused in vino tinto. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
78% Strike - The Cuckoo's Calling: Series 1 (TV, 2017) "Strike remains tame and civilised: the direction shockingly slow, the sex scenes perfunctory, the violence at a remove. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
100% Decline and Fall: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "As a Waugh fan, I was sceptical, but I have to say the cast are doing well so far, and many of the author's lines remain as funny on screen as on the page. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
100% The Good Fight: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The spotlight shines entirely on Christine Baranski as the rather fabulous Diane Lockhart, whose retirement is scuppered by a Madoff-style scandal. As Diane sobs and then steels herself, it all looks wonderfully promising. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
100% Grace and Frankie: Season 3 (TV, 2017) "It is safe, cheery and charming: you see the jokes doddering towards you from a mile off, but still you laugh kindly and offer them a foot massage when they've finally got there. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 27, 2017
92% American Gods: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "American Gods is terribly slow and portentous, quite aware of its own heft. With eerie music, slow-motion sequences and a fondness for deep chiaroscuro, it comes on like a particularly long and mystical car ad. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 26, 2017
100% Line of Duty: Season 4 (TV, 2017) "Line of Duty is animated by a sharp intelligence in both the plotting and the writing. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 26, 2017
100% The Replacement: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The Replacement, however, was not interested in Ellen and Paula playing a subtle game of chess. Instead, they got to play a hysterical game of Jenga, each scene constantly built up in order to collapse spectacularly. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 26, 2017
47% Prime Suspect: Tennison: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Lord, it felt thin. In fact, the whole script felt thin, a weak and grainy Bisto poured over a dispiritingly small portion of egg and chips. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 26, 2017
95% The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "First and foremost, this looks to be an intelligent, stylishly shot thriller. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 26, 2017
0% The Kennedys - After Camelot: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "One of those wonderfully awful pieces of television that need a drinking game to go with it. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 26, 2017
72% The Wizard of Lies (2017) "Classy and solidly watchable in an HBO kind of way, it nevertheless offered a few bizarre turns. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 26, 2017
82% Broken: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Two of our sexiest, brassiest northerners are stuck in a miasma of Zola-esque squalor. Poor sods. I know it's all very gritty and awards-worthy, but you do wonder at the levels of dishevelment actors sink to in order to show their range. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 26, 2017
No Score Yet In the Dark: Series One (TV, 2017) "The writing and direction somehow made this all jog along briskly, and there was none of the wafty reliance on "atmosphere" so many thrillers turn to when they've run out of ideas. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 26, 2017
86% Tour De Pharmacy "Pharmacy Road is a tasteless send-up, and that's fine -- but it shows a really astounding lack of taste to make a spoof about a rather lovely historic event killed by doping, then to invite the main murderer to dance on the grave. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 26, 2017
No Score Yet W1A: Season 3 (TV, 2017) "Some set pieces fall flat, but it is still good at skewering inane jargon and corporate blah -- incarnated, at its very worst-best, by the sublime Siobhan (Jessica Hynes). " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 26, 2017
62% George Michael: Freedom "It was a full portrait of the artist, if not of the man. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 26, 2017
50% The Last Tycoon: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The Last Tycoon is a 1930s Hollywood drama based on the last, unfinished novel by F Scott Fitzgerald. This script should have stayed in the drawer, too. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 26, 2017
64% Ozark: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Ozark is monotonous, ridiculous and unbelievable; it presents itself as a high-end drama with a top-rank cast, but it is incorrigibly middlebrow, chiefly awards-bait for its stars and crew. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 26, 2017
74% Top of the Lake: China Girl (TV, 2017) "It is a sharp mix of the beautiful and the brutal. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 26, 2017
80% Doctor Foster: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "It's hard to count the number of people who have told me they'd had it with this series, just as they seemed to keep watching all the same. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 26, 2017
37% Gypsy: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "It thinks its paltry, hollow moves are full of subtlety and suggestion. They aren't. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 26, 2017
No Score Yet Versailles: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "Versailles is a fashion shoot with words added in, and there's nothing worse than that. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 26, 2017
92% Big Little Lies: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "It was essentially Desperate Housewives on Sea, but also a good vehicle for seeing A-list actresses do what they do best, be it Nicole Kidman giving you "cracked facade" or Reese Witherspoon "head girl gone gaga." " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 26, 2017
No Score Yet Grantchester: Season 3 (TV, 2017) "Grantchester is rather fun. Even the guilty are somewhat innocent here, leaving curtains undrawn and doors ajar so their crimes are in plain sight. It's not so much detective work as peering through a window and going: "Oh!" " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 26, 2017
100% The Durrells in Corfu: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "Every shot is a delight, a warm bath of olive oil you just want to sink into. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 26, 2017
No Score Yet The League of Gentlemen: Anniversary Specials (TV, 2017) "The writers are still determined, to their credit, to face down the censors and have the last laugh. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 26, 2017
64% Jean-Claude Van Johnson: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The show is actually very simple and silly, but reminds us that a surfeit of irony can obscure simpler pleasures. It's a kind of action-comedy-spy-spoof thing, another wild experimentation in genre that the likes of Netflix and Amazon can afford. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 17, 2017
91% Feud: Bette and Joan (TV, 2017) "Lange and Sarandon do well, giving each a humanity that you can't help doubting was there. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 17, 2017
93% The Crown: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "For a series that claims to show the people behind the personas, it is stiffened by its own wealth and rank. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Dec 3, 2017
93% Motherland: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Rest assured, there's something in it for everyone. Those with children can laugh with them; those without children can laugh at them. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Nov 20, 2017
95% Peaky Blinders: Season 4 (TV, 2017) "Peaky Blinders may have all sorts of serious themes, but it would never stint on some bravura gore. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Nov 20, 2017
100% Babylon Berlin: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The acting is good, the visuals are striking and the plot remains intriguing. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Nov 20, 2017
89% Howards End: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "It is less funny, less brittle and less arch, but more expansive and mature. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Nov 20, 2017
68% Gunpowder: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "The plot came to seem more and more naive; I'm not sure if it's the enterprise that was dim and doomed, or the fact that it was being vocalised by a bunch of mucked-up Burberry models. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Oct 29, 2017
96% Mindhunter: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "It details the gory crimes, but doesn't fall back on re-enacting them. In Kemper's blank reminiscences, the telling is more than enough. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Oct 29, 2017
94% Stranger Things: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "The show's determined naivety is maybe its greatest quality, in a field where such innocence is increasingly rare. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Oct 29, 2017
60% The Last Post: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "In his story of colonials living out the last years of British rule in Yemen -- back then, Aden -- Moffat has settled on a series that combines straightforward storytelling with surprising seriousness and a seductive style. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Oct 23, 2017
50% Louis Theroux: Dark States: Season 1 Episode 1 "The stories were heartbreaking and sensitively told, even if there is by now a wearying predictability about all this; about both Theroux's enterprise and the hopelessness of its subjects. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Oct 15, 2017
96% Narcos: Season 3 (TV, 2017) "It's ridiculous, barbaric and cruel; it's also great entertainment. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Oct 15, 2017
61% Snowfall: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Snowfall seems a rather generic product entering a market packed to saturation. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Oct 15, 2017
78% Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 9 (TV, 2017) "The charm of David, if you can call it that, is that he was ever thus, and ever will be, regardless of who sits in the White House. Always the man, always the hour. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Oct 9, 2017
89% Transparent: Season 4 (TV, 2017) "The results are uneven, incoherent and naive; also moving, entertaining, humane. Gaby Hoffmann as Ali is endlessly watchable. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Oct 1, 2017
92% The Deuce: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "It is certainly worth sticking with, if only for the subject matter. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Oct 1, 2017
57% The Child in Time "It's hopefully not too backhanded a compliment to say that it really made me want to read the book. " ‐ Sunday Times (UK)
Posted Oct 1, 2017
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