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Maureen Ryan

Maureen Ryan

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
52% The Alienist: Miniseries (TV, 2018) "It's hard not to be distracted by the settings of the Budapest-shot series, in part because they're so much more elaborate and interesting than the people on the screen. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 22, 2018
85% Mosaic: Miniseries (TV, 2018) "The narrative can be a bit jagged and the Soderbergh-ian tone is typically dry, but the cast does a fine job of injecting passion and nuance into their characters' plights. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 17, 2018
69% Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "All in all, Electric Dreams contains more hits than misses and a couple of real gems. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 11, 2018
91% grown-ish: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Grown-ish entertainingly examines socially conscious, striving young people with both wisdom and wit. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 27, 2017
68% Gunpowder: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "In an age in which thin stories are often stretched on the rack to produce 10 or 13 hours, Gunpowder lives fast, dies young, and doesn't overstay its welcome. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 13, 2017
60% Knightfall: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "This is a lumpy, awkwardly paced, derivative show that doesn't boast much in the way of impressive visuals or engaging characters. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 7, 2017
100% Psych: The Movie "Psych: The Movie is exactly what I thought it would be. That is a good thing. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 6, 2017
85% Rome : Season 2 (TV, 2007) "Though every detail of this lush Roman epic feels palpably authentic, history lessons don't loom overly large; what's most enjoyable about it is how deftly it mixes soap opera with senatorial debates. " ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Nov 28, 2017
96% The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Mrs. Maisel bristles with an energetic sense of discovery, and Rachel Brosnahan is flat-out fantastic in the title role. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 27, 2017
4/4 89% The Pacific: Miniseries (TV, 2010) "t's a cliche to say of a big-budget production that every dollar is up on the screen, but "The Pacific" truly is a stunningly made work. " ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Nov 22, 2017
79% Future Man: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Despite the game energy of its cast, Future Man is mostly routine homage, with very little substance shoring up its derivative foundations. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 14, 2017
77% The Long Road Home: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "The Long Road Home could have trimmed its overlong running time by cutting out all the home-front storylines. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 6, 2017
74% SMILF: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "SMILF rarely slows down often enough to focus on just one idea or promising story thread. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 2, 2017
94% Stranger Things: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "The show's core cast remains an extremely versatile and effective ensemble, and once the story kicks into a higher gear about halfway through the nine-episode season, a lot of the old magic returns. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 23, 2017
100% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 4 (TV, 2017) "Halt was a funny, bracing, well-paced joy to watch, even when it was ripping my heart out. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 14, 2017
100% Chuck: Season 5 (TV, 2011-2012) "Hot damn, I'm going to miss what this show did when it was really cooking with gas, which it was on its final Friday night. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Oct 13, 2017
100% Mr. Robot: Season 3 Episode 1 "What a relief. That was my thought as the first episode of the new season of Mr. Robot entered its final minutes. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 12, 2017
24% Valor: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) "One of the most notable trends for fall TV can be found in a wave of dramas about military life, and the CW enters the fray with Valor. But this kind of show on this network ends up being an awkward fit all around. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 10, 2017
53% Dynasty: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The CW's non-lavish budgets mean that the interiors on this edition of Dynasty often look downright dowdy. That's no small thing: If a nighttime soap can't provide at least a little aspirational eye candy, what's the point? " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 9, 2017
13% 9JKL: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Just about every plot turn on 9JKL can be seen coming, and the parents are so gratingly oblivious and interfering that it's hard to get invested in the plight of Josh, or any other character. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 2, 2017
58% Ten Days in the Valley: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The harder it tries to come off as serious and deep, the more this derivative drama is infused with an air of faintly ridiculous overreach. It's a mess. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 2, 2017
88% Will & Grace: Season 9 (TV, 2017) "All in all, there's nothing about the early stages of the revival that is likely to put off its most ardent fans or even mildly enthusiastic viewers. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 27, 2017
10% Marvel's Inhumans: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Do not spend any of your limited time on this planet watching this show. If you have a superpower, use it to race away from Inhumans faster than the speed of light. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 27, 2017
38% The Brave: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "There's no sophistication in the treatment of geopolitics or the wars in the Middle East, its characters are bland, and even the action sequences have nothing special to set them apart. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 25, 2017
58% The Good Doctor: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The problem with The Good Doctor is that it doesn't trust Highmore's versatile and substantial acting skills. Every other aspect of the show is either overwrought or frustratingly simplistic. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 25, 2017
75% Young Sheldon: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) "Young Sheldon is a work in progress, but if it finds a way to meld the pathos of Sheldon's existence with gentle but reliably effective humor, CBS might be on to something with this prequel. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 25, 2017
82% Star Trek: Discovery: Chapters 1 & 2 (TV, 2017-2018) "Though Discovery has a number of patches of leaden exposition, the mentoring relationship between the two women is nicely sketched out by Yeoh and Martin-Green. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 24, 2017
96% Better Things: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "It's hard to break down why this season of Better Things is so fantastic... It's about those quicksilver moments, and the show's ability to create an emotional impact without ever being even slightly manipulative. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 14, 2017
74% Top of the Lake: China Girl (TV, 2017) "Pregnancies, parenthood and the costs of family ties: These are the matters that Top of the Lake injects with both urgency and hope. It's a potent, and at times deeply poetic, concoction. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 6, 2017
100% One Mississippi: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "It takes on quite a bit this time around, and it's to be commended for not just deepening its characters but also for also resolutely taking on the state of the nation -- at least as it exists in one small Southern town. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 6, 2017
20% The Orville: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The way to pay homage to all things Trek (and Twilight Zone) is not with derivative storylines that awkwardly mix the frat-bro humor found on MacFarlane's animated programs with unexceptional space adventures. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 6, 2017
89% Game of Thrones: Season 7 Episode 7 "The finale offered plenty of treats: A zombie dragon destroying an ice wall will always be badass. But it's worth noting how desaturated and colorless the show becomes when it heads to the Wall. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 28, 2017
62% Riviera: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "There's nothing radical or challenging about Riviera: It efficiently combines elements of soap operas, murder mysteries and thrillers, and, as the frosting on top, it gives viewers a peek at the luxurious lives of the oligarch-adjacent global elite. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 23, 2017
33% Made in Jersey: Season 1 (TV, 2012) "For all its predictable moments ... Made in Jersey ... is still more or less watchable, thanks to Montgomery, who is an effortlessly appealing actress. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Aug 22, 2017
66% Vegas: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013) "The big draw of this satisfying period piece - set in the title location in the early '60s - is the exceptionally strong cast. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Aug 22, 2017
83% Elementary: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013) "Miller's Elementary character is just an abrasive, impulsive and pretty smart Brit, and these qualities do not a Holmes make; There's much more to the character, but Elementary seems quite willing to ignore all that. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Aug 22, 2017
93% The Tick: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "There are moments, lines and characters that work. But in the big picture, this Tick's core problem is that cape-oriented meta-commentary and deconstructions of superhero tropes are now pretty common, and these six installments take too long. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 18, 2017
74% Marvel's The Defenders: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "While The Defenders is occasionally a bit blander than an endeavor featuring deadly ninjas and elaborate costumes should be, the eight-part drama has notable selling points, chief among them an elegant and fierce performance from Sigourney Weaver. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 15, 2017
85% Mr. Mercedes: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Mr. Mercedes comes off as a plodding compendium of serial-killer and cop cliches, all conveyed via an unrelentingly dour tone and almost suffocating aesthetic of drab greens, blacks and browns. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 9, 2017
92% Manhunt: UNABOMBER (TV, 2017) "Unfortunately, the plodding Manhunt: Unabomber miniseries often fails to bring its principals to any kind of recognizable or specific life. " ‐ Variety
Posted Aug 3, 2017
64% The Guest Book: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "For a show about the hospitality industry, The Guest Book is remarkably ungenerous, and wastes a cast that includes fine actors like Danny Pudi, Stockard Channing, Aloma Wright, and Garret Dillahunt. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 27, 2017
86% Room 104: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "With each episode, one or more elements was off... the set-up, the payoff, or the overall premise was lacking. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 27, 2017
50% The Last Tycoon: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The Last Tycoon is not routinely indirect or oblique, but the slightly square sincerity and earnestness of this lovingly crafted series are often winning. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 27, 2017
No Score Yet People of Earth: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "It's not a show that traffics in big moves or over-the-top jokes, but it's all the more enjoyable for its devotion to dry, character-driven comedy. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 24, 2017
58% Midnight, Texas: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The best thing that can be said about Midnight, Texas is that its badness is at least amiable. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 24, 2017
100% Insecure: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "Rae's face is a wonder of subtle expressiveness and game adventurousness. She can take her character from embarrassment to anger to self-criticism to sarcasm in a matter of moments, and that malleability works perfectly for the show. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 18, 2017
22% Friends From College: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The show does boast one major accomplishment: It somehow wastes a very talented and appealing array of actors. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jul 10, 2017
33% Gypsy: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "It strands a capable cast in a diffuse, predictable drama that seems less necessary with every minute that ticks by. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 22, 2017
43% Prime Suspect: Tennison: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Almost everyone in Tennison behaves in a predictable way, and the main murder investigation is notably short on exciting twists and turns. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 21, 2017
30% Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "In interviews, Kelly sounds as if she's been eager to prove herself outside the narrow confines of her former perch. That process still appears to be a work in progress, at best. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jun 9, 2017
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