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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7.6/10 77% The Walking Dead: Season 8 Episode 16 "There were a couple twists in the third act -- one from the comics, that the show's been not shy about telegraphing, and the other one taking three character and having them act extremely contrary to how we know them to be. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Apr 15, 2018
8.3/10 100% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 4 Episode 1 "[Garret Dillahunt] is able to grab your attention and make you care about him within seconds. Aside from the ending, Dillahunt's character was the most riveting part of this season premiere. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Apr 15, 2018
8.8/10 92% Andre the Giant "HBO's heartfelt look at the life and times of Andre the Giant, and how he presided as the industry's biggest draw during a very stark period of swell and transition, was captivating and cool. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Apr 11, 2018
7.3/10 88% The Walking Dead: Season 8 Episode 15 "First things freakin' first: How awful is Eugene now? " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Apr 9, 2018
7.2/10 73% The Walking Dead: Season 8 Episode 14 ""Still Gotta Mean Something" had some cool action, a particularly heartless Rick, and a very satisfying death... but it sort of squandered the rest of it. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Apr 2, 2018
5/10 18% The Titan (2018) "Taylor Schilling does her best here to keep things alive and afloat but The Titan insists on languishing in unremarkable material way too long. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 29, 2018
9/10 100% The Americans: Season 6 Episode 1 "Though it may have three fewer episodes to play with here in its final season, The Americans doesn't feel rushed - even with the giant three-year jump. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 29, 2018
7.6/10 91% The Terror: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "It's a thriller where everything contains cruel intention -- be it the wind, the ice, the water, what have you. The story leans into the superstitious nature of sea-fairing men and ramps up the fear factor with Inuit lore and shamanism. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 26, 2018
8/10 74% The Walking Dead: Season 8 Episode 13 "There were separate character moments and side stories, sure, and a stupendously dumb kid moment, but for the most part "Do Not Send Us Astray" told one violent and direct story as Simon sent the Saviors into the Hilltop to eliminate all enemies. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 25, 2018
7.3/10 36% The X-Files: Season 11 Episode 10 ""My Struggle IV" wasn't exactly the best close out for the show, but its focus on William (and not the global pandemic plot) allowed it to rise above the other mythology episodes from these revival seasons. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 22, 2018
8.5/10 86% The Walking Dead: Season 8 Episode 12 "The action in "The Key" was top notch. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 19, 2018
8.4/10 100% The X-Files: Season 11 Episode 9 "It was such a gloppy and gross good time that it all wound up working. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 15, 2018
6.9/10 61% The Walking Dead: Season 8 Episode 11 "For the most part, shoehorning in zombie kills feels like empty calories but here it gave us a nice break from the meandering story. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 11, 2018
7.7/10 50% Hard Sun: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Hard Sun's savage blend of crime thriller and apocalyptic paranoia piece works really well, though this might be one of the only times I ever argue for, perhaps, a longer season. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 7, 2018
7/10 100% Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe (2011) "Fall is capably directed by Burn star Jeffrey Donovan and, at times, provides enjoyable distraction, but it mostly fails to live up to Sam Axe standards. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 6, 2018
7.8/10 80% The Walking Dead: Season 8 Episode 10 "The attempt to make us care about Jadis and the Scavengers was an admirable one, though it was an uphill battle given how off-putting and treacherous they've been from the get-go. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 4, 2018
100% The X-Files: Season 11 Episode 7 "It almost wasn't an X-Files episode, but it's these kinds of off-book experiments that are giving the show its creative wins here in Season 11. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 1, 2018
8.5/10 84% The Walking Dead: Season 8 Episode 9 "With some tighter control of story and pacing this episode could have been a lot stronger, but as it stands "Honor" still contained a ton of heavy heartache as our young Carl revealed just how much he'd grown up, matured, and become enlightened. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Feb 25, 2018
7/10 75% The X-Files: Season 11 Episode 6 "Guest star Haley Joel Osment added a sprinkle of spice to an otherwise humdrum outing in "Kitten" -- a chapter centered on Skinner's experience with experimental fear gas in Vietnam. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Feb 7, 2018
6/10 50% Absentia: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Stana Katic's performance shines here, as a trauma victim whose life just keeps getting convolutedly worse, but otherwise Absentia is a misery parade with no hope of reprieve. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Feb 1, 2018
8.5/10 100% The X-Files: Season 11 Episode 5 "The episode adeptly changed its spots more than once and watching it unravel from standalone to meaningful mythology was a grand journey. Also, Gillian Anderson's performance was stunning. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 31, 2018
7.8/10 64% Waco: Miniseries (TV, 2018) "It featured strong, capable performances, and a decent stab at devout-but-devious Koresh by Taylor Kitsch, but at times it underwhelmed. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 25, 2018
9.3/10 100% The X-Files: Season 11 Episode 4 "The quirky and quick-witted "Lost Art of Forehead Sweat" may have contained a few news cycle-y elements... but overall it was a masterful, and loving, lampooning of the series featuring hilarious performances from both Anderson and Duchovny. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 25, 2018
8/10 100% Elementary: Season 2 (TV, 2013-2014) "Season 2 continued Elementary's knack for honing in on very poignant, emotional moments between its main characters. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 23, 2018
8.6/10 No Score Yet Longmire: Season 5 (TV, 2016) "The performances, and pacing, are -- as you'd expect -- superb. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 23, 2018
8.2/10 100% The X-Files: Season 11 Episode 3 "It was a nice mix of creepy old casework and newfound perspective. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 18, 2018
8/10 100% The X-Files: Season 11 Episode 2 ""This" managed to get Season 11 on track with an episode that was both a one-off adventure and a mythology episode designed to connect the past to the present. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 11, 2018
8.8/10 85% The Chi: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Its characters are rich, the on-location production delivers authenticity and electricity, and the each element of the ensemble provides a gripping gateway into the world of the show. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 7, 2018
5.5/10 40% The X-Files: Season 11 Episode 1 "Yes, the strangest truth of all is that the show that basically invented the modern procedural (case/monster-of-the-week mixed with serialized background noise/mythology) has now lost its serialized mojo. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 5, 2018
9/10 83% Elementary: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013) "Jonny Lee Miller and Natalie Dormer did some excellent work here and managed to encapsulate, and subvert, an entire history in one evening of television " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 4, 2018
9/10 91% Mr. Robot: Season 3 Episode 10 ""shutdown -r" certainly followed many of the rules of an endgame given all the "back to the start" twists it brought into play, but it also worked as the jumping off point for a fourth season adventure. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Dec 14, 2017
8.4/10 63% The Walking Dead: Season 8 Episode 8 "The midseason premiere held a bunch of intense, cool moments. It's just too bad that nothing actually came to a close and we're still left hanging with regards to so many stories. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Dec 11, 2017
7/10 79% The Walking Dead: Season 8 Episode 7 "While "Time for After" contained a few crucial moments, as one would hope for/expect from a penultimate midseason episode, it also focused waaay to much on Eugene and his "will he?/won't he?" crisis of conscience. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Dec 3, 2017
8/10 100% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 5 (TV, 2017) "Agents of SHIELD went big for its Season 5 story, and while there was plenty of engaging action and team-building turmoil there was also a sense of tragic transience. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Dec 3, 2017
8/10 100% Vikings: Season 5 (TV, 2017-2018) "Vikings gave us a lot to chew on during its Season 5 opener as the aftermath of Sigurd's death has led to tension between the remaining brothers, a boat trip to beyond for Floki, and Lagertha confronting the man who tried to secretly overthrow her. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 30, 2017
7.8/10 85% The Get Down: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "For all the show's bluster, you care about the characters and their individual journeys... " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 28, 2017
6.8/10 33% The Walking Dead: Season 8 Episode 6 "The Walking Dead spread itself pretty thin this week by giving us a break in the action (Rosita and her trusty rocket launcher notwithstanding) so that we could catch up with everyone outside of the Sanctuary. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 26, 2017
8.7/10 88% Godless: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "It gets way more right than wrong as an outstanding cast, memorable characters, engaging arcs, beautiful shots of the majestic frontier, and one hell of a finale (oh yes, it's pretty savage) bring us a uniquely bewitching and exciting story. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 21, 2017
7.4/10 100% Marco Polo: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "Still not a great series, Marco Polo continued to impress with its grandeur and scope and the production levels are still a big notch in the plus column. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 21, 2017
8.4/10 82% Marvel's Runaways: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) "With its second and third chapters, Marvel's Runaways establishes itself as a fun, thrilling mystery that awesomely balances teen angst, family drama, and a gripping conspiracy involving scary supernatural scheming. Oh, and a dinosaur! " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 21, 2017
80% The X-Files: Season 6 (TV, 1998-1999) ""Drive" in turn becomes a memorably scary X-Files episode - not for any particular monster or alien presence, but because of the perhaps most frightening element of the show's world ever: mankind itself. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 21, 2017
7.7/10 83% The Walking Dead: Season 8 Episode 5 "It was really cool to see a slightly different side of Negan this week in "The Big Scary U." We've basically been watching one side of this character over and over for an entire season, the same mannerisms and messaging, and it's been a disservice. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 19, 2017
5.8/10 71% American Horror Story: Cult Episode 11 "Cult continued with Kai's boring endgame misogyny, and turned everything into a screaming showdown between him and Ally as they verbally volleyed tired memes and platitudes, undercutting some of the more interesting ideas that the season began with. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 15, 2017
7.8/10 88% The Walking Dead: Season 8 Episode 4 "Parts of "Some Guy" (including the title itself) were a drag, but the overall story, and consequences, for Ezekiel resonated well. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 12, 2017
6/10 80% American Horror Story: Cult Episode 10 "Cult sputtered and stalled here right at the end of the season, with one more episode to go, as Kai's story became overly murky and his motivations difficult to track. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 8, 2017
7/10 52% The Walking Dead: Season 8 Episode 3 "Rick and Daryl's action moments were fun, but this chapter still stands as the season's most exasperating outing so far. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 5, 2017
8.5/5 100% Bates Motel: Season 5 (TV, 2017) "This final season was thoughtful and provocative end to a complex multi-year tragedy. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 4, 2017
8.8/10 99% Alias Grace: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "Alias Grace is a gripping, haunting series that, while not dealing with ghosts or the paranormal, definitely contains a looming specter. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 2, 2017
7.2/10 100% American Horror Story: Cult Episode 9 "Watching Evan Peters playing more flashback roles... was fun, though again it's all still very muddled as to whether or not Kai believes the crazy stuff he preaches or if he's just playing the role of a cult leader - complete with random acts of lunacy. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 1, 2017
7.6/10 50% The Walking Dead: Season 8 Episode 2 "With some cool John Carpenter-style music, some chaotic action, and a nice deep cut twist at the end, "The Damned" was a better overall episode than the season premiere. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 29, 2017
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