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Maureen Ryan

Maureen Ryan

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
80% Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Season 2 (TV, 2008-2009) "This season's opener is much clearer and more sheer fun than anything that aired last spring. And Summer Glau is still quite a treat as the robot sent to protect Connor from murderous cyborgs. " ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Apr 16, 2018
70% Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Season 1 (TV, 2008) "Headey is less of an earthy, physical presence than Linda Hamilton was in the films, but her wry and contemplative take on Sarah grew on me. " ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Apr 16, 2018
100% The Handmaid's Tale: Season 2 (TV, 2018) "By anchoring each location with a series of beautifully calibrated performances, "The Handmaid's Tale" has become more expansive without sacrificing its hypnotic atmosphere. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 16, 2018
94% Westworld: Season 2 (TV, 2018) "If some of the characters and story elements serve perfunctory purposes, "Westworld's" attempts to build and explore a lushly dystopian mythology improve on the convoluted efforts of the first season. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 13, 2018
No Score Yet Safe: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Generally delivers the kinds of well-paced twists that mystery fans are likely to enjoy. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 12, 2018
67% Lost in Space: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "A better title for Lost in Space would be Mired in Mediocrity. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 10, 2018
No Score Yet Psych: Season 3 (TV, 2008-2009) "Psych is the most amiable and goofy of detective shows, thankfully. " ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Apr 9, 2018
100% Killing Eve: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Killing Eve is attempting something rare, wild and risky. It may not always hit its chosen targets, but it's usually entertaining to watch it try. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 6, 2018
No Score Yet National Treasure: Kiri (TV, 2018) "It's strange to call an essentially tragic limited series magical, but the word applies to National Treasure: Kiri. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 3, 2018
No Score Yet Kitchen Confidential: Season 1 (TV, 2005) "Confidential... does have good moments, most of them centered around the rivalries and rituals that turn the restaurant workers -- from the lowliest diners to the fanciest foodie meccas -- into twisted families. With knives. " ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Apr 2, 2018
No Score Yet Out of Practice: Season 1 (TV, 2005-2006) "More traditional but still enjoyable is Out of Practice the second addition to CBS' strong Monday-night comedy lineup. " ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Apr 2, 2018
100% Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert "After being diverted by a whirling mass of glitter, leather, tattoos, disco moments, rock-star preening and heart-rending betrayal, yes, for a moment, I was there. And that was something. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 1, 2018
62% How I Met Your Mother: Season 1 (TV, 2005-2006) "The jokes on Mother don't feel forced, and the romance that Ted pursues with a woman he meets at a bar has a goofy sweetness to it. " ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Mar 27, 2018
98% The Americans: Season 6 (TV, 2018) "The fact that the Jennings' story is ending gives this season much of its dramatic heft and importance, as characters who haven't seen each other in ages come together again, and as each choice in each personal and political maze carries more finality. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 27, 2018
91% The Terror: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "The Terror, a handsome and well-acted period drama about polar explorers, is fine as far as it goes. But be forewarned: It does not go very far. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 22, 2018
68% Prison Break: Season 1 (TV, 2005-2006) "24 won't be back until January, but viewers who enjoy Fox's deadline-intensive thriller should find plenty to like in Prison Break. " ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Mar 21, 2018
No Score Yet Mary Kills People: Season 2 (TV, 2018) "One of the most successful elements of this canny series lies in the fact that the writing and Caroline Dhavernas' performance never explicitly spell out why there is darkness in this complicated woman. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 13, 2018
58% Rise: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "In a sense, the show itself is a rumination on whether a song would be enough to bridge any number of American divides. Part of the appeal of Rise is that it sure would be nice to think so. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 12, 2018
98% Barry: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "As the stakes get higher, Hader's performance acquires additional gravity and emotional weight. And it's worth noting that the show's depiction of depression is both evocative and respectful. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 12, 2018
50% Hard Sun: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Hard Sun contains so many contrivances and overwrought moments that the commitment of its cast and the potential of its premise are largely squandered. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 7, 2018
45% 90th Academy Awards "The ceremony felt like a re-enactment of Hollywood's progress on any number of fronts: Two steps forward, three steps back. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 5, 2018
100% Frontline: Season 36 Episode 9 "This documentary offers not just snippets of testimony but also a sense of powerful specificity. "Weinstein" is both a helpful primer and a necessary addition to the #MeToo movement; it's one more brick in an large and unavoidable wall. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 1, 2018
76% Boston Legal: Season 1 (TV, 2004-2005) "The legal issues at hand in the premiere are a step above the ripped-from-the-headlines tone of many law or cop dramas. " ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Feb 28, 2018
96% The Looming Tower: Miniseries (TV, 2018) "An accessible, illuminating series that does not downplay the petty and tragic elements of the tale. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 28, 2018
75% Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. (TV, 2018) "Unsolved is regularly tripped up by the sheer complexity of the tale it's trying to tell, but there's a winning energy about it that kept me watching. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 28, 2018
94% UnReal: Season 3 (TV, 2018) "UnReal purports to be about ambitious women, and when it approaches that theme with thoughtfulness, it can be witty, acute and entertaining all at once. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 26, 2018
77% Seven Seconds: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Netflix's habit of indulging overlong episodic running times plagues Seven Seconds, which turns into a chore despite a promising start. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 22, 2018
69% Everything Sucks!: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Once in a while, a show finds its bearings in real time, which makes sticking with it worth the ride. That's the case with Everything Sucks! " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 14, 2018
24% Here and Now: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "A HBO series featuring Holly Hunter and Tim Robbins should be cause for celebration. Unfortunately, the new Alan Ball family drama Here and Now strands its cast in episodes that are as undercooked as they are interminable. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 6, 2018
86% Citizen Rose: 2 Hour Documentary (TV, 2018) "The touchstone of Citizen Rose is McGowan's own prickly, vulnerable yet charismatic presence, and that is enough to unify it and transmit the message that all survivors are unique and do not experience trauma and recovery in the same ways. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 30, 2018
65% Altered Carbon: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Though Altered Carbon is dependent on a number of the genre's oldest conventions, the casual inclusivity of its cast, and its ability to shift between worlds and memories becomes impressive over time. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 30, 2018
100% Counterpart: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) "Counterpart is quite likely to appeal to fans of a few different genres. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 24, 2018
64% Waco: Miniseries (TV, 2018) "Despite a partially successful attempt to set the record straight, Waco too rarely offers the kind of depth that would make the examination of these powerful motivations compelling. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 23, 2018
66% The Alienist: Season 1 (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
84% Mosaic: Season 1 (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
67% 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
92% 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
71% 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
63% 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
77% 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
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