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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% The Americans: Season 6 Episode 4 "Despite its unusual premise and the way its action can stretch credibility, "The Americans" actually has been remarkable for how straightforward its plotting is, and for how it doesn't withhold information from the audience simply to ratchet up the drama. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 19, 2018
67% Lost in Space: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "The real pleasure of "Lost in Space," beyond some competently handled action, are the appealing performances of Ms. Russell, Ms. Sundvall and Mr. Jenkins as the Robinson children. If you decide to take the trip, they're excellent company. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 16, 2018
No Score Yet Bosch: Season 4 (TV, 2018) "When it errs, it errs on the side of literalness rather than falseness, of plainness rather than pretension. The show doesn't require patience so much as relaxation. Surrender to its hard-boiled charms, and it will treat you right. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 13, 2018
100% The Americans: Season 6 Episode 3 "Stan was involved in the best moment of the episode, his long-awaited reunion with Oleg at the Potomac Inn, a delicate scene finely played by Noah Emmerich and Costa Ronin. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 12, 2018
76% Paterno "Mr. Levinson lays this out with considerable skill and energy. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 9, 2018
91% The Americans: Season 6 Episode 2 "It was fun to see the unstoppable Elizabeth shutting up, sitting down and picking up a pencil for the immovable Erica. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 5, 2018
100% Grimm: Season 3 (TV, 2013-2014) "Grimm is not a profound show (what is?), but few are more purely entertaining -- engaging, clever, tense, funny, well paced and featuring a remarkably appealing cast as the friends and colleagues who help Nick. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 4, 2018
91% The Good Fight: Season 2 (TV, 2018) "There's a serious imbalance between the plots. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 3, 2018
92% Legion: Season 2 (TV, 2018) "What can be distracting in "Legion," though, is Mr. Hawley's seeming determination to continually top himself - to give each new setting, each new idea, its own distinct visual and conceptual identity. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 2, 2018
93% On My Block: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "The shifts from football game high jinks or a character's apple-bong-toking abuelita to the question of whether to shoot another teenager in the head are disconcerting, to say the least. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 29, 2018
100% Alexa & Katie: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "As a comedy, Alexa & Katie is about average, or a little below, if graded against the cable shows it resembles. But it's a little more tough-minded than you might expect. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 29, 2018
100% The Americans: Season 6 Episode 1 "A brisk episode called that deftly caught us up and set the show's end game in motion. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 29, 2018
91% The Terror: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "(The) history-horror hybrid may be the reason the show doesn't quite come to life despite the luxuries of the production and the generally high quality of the performances (particularly by Mr. Harris). " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 25, 2018
76% Trust: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "The show's appealing performers and catchy look don't yet outweigh its lack of cohesion and its readiness to fall back on platitudes about the corrosive effects of wealth. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 22, 2018
100% Wild Wild Country: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "What's most striking about "Wild Wild Country" is how present, and unyielding, the passions of the combatants remain. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 16, 2018
No Score Yet False Flag: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2018) "False Flag is less fancy and more naturalistic than its American counterparts, with a dry humor and a low-key efficiency in generating suspense. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 14, 2018
87% Marvel's Jessica Jones: Season 2 (TV, 2018) "How would the Kilgrave story line, with its emphasis on rape, predation and Jones's nearly season-long helplessness, play in 2018? Not well, perhaps, but the series misses the character's captivating presence. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 7, 2018
85% The Chi: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Ms. Waithe has succeeded in putting a wide web of interesting and sympathetic characters on screen and telling their stories with a minimum of sentimentality and a consistent, welcome dose of low-key humor. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 4, 2018
96% The Looming Tower: Miniseries (TV, 2018) "The result is a crisp, quickly paced and essentially ordinary crime procedural, with a surprising amount of fictionalization for dramatic effect and narrative convenience. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 27, 2018
100% Ugly Delicious: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "In the Chang vernacular, it looks bonkers, and you'll want to crush it. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 23, 2018
98% The End of the F***ing World: Series 1 (TV, 2018) "End has the edge in writing, acting -- especially by Ms. Barden -- and ambition. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 15, 2018
69% Everything Sucks!: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "The show's primary characteristic, which might reflect American provenance, Netflix roots, or both, is its manufactured quality. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 15, 2018
100% This Close: Miniseries (TV, 2018) "It's funny and poignant in ways we haven't seen before, and more deftly directed and impressively cast than you'd expect for an original series on a small streaming service. It's also, at six episodes totaling about 150 minutes, an easy binge. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 13, 2018
70% Homeland: Season 7 (TV, 2018) "It's a pleasure in the season premiere to watch her pulling her gear out of hiding, or duck into a hotel room and put on a disguise - it's like she's getting back into her own skin " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 9, 2018
24% Here and Now: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Mr. Ball touches on important themes here, but he's not offering much more than one-sided lecturing. Issues like racism and sexual exploitation are reduced to the dramatic equivalent of soundbites. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 8, 2018
65% Altered Carbon: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Altered Carbon tries to meld a dystopian class-warfare story and a hard-boiled detective story by simply piling on both the pseudo-philosophical blather and the film-noir clich├ęs. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 1, 2018
95% The Good Wife: Season 3 (TV, 2011-2012) "Just about everything clicked. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 30, 2018
64% Waco: Miniseries (TV, 2018) "The key choice here was the casting of Mr. Kitsch... who radiates sincerity and has an overflowing charisma that the real-life Koresh is said to have lacked. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 23, 2018
83% Bellevue: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The reasons for Annie's volatility, gradually revealed, become increasingly far-fetched, and it's easy to ignore them and just ride along with Ms. Paquin's likability and intelligence. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 22, 2018
100% Counterpart: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) "In "Counterpart," Mr. Simmons works so subtly, and seemingly effortlessly, that you always know which Howard you're watching, but you're never aware of how you know. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 19, 2018
100% Detectorists: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "It's a distinctive creation -- not for everyone, but bound to be fiercely loved by those who fall into its rhythms. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 16, 2018
85% Victoria: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "But the engine of the show is Jenna Coleman's inexhaustible, tremendously engaging portrayal of Victoria, a performance whose easy charm can obscure the fact that it's as subtle and witty as anything Claire Foy does as Elizabeth II in The Crown. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 12, 2018
79% The X-Files: Season 11 (TV, 2018) "The X-Files still produces excellent stand-alone TV episodes -- tremendously entertaining hours with the show's familiar blend of spookiness, self-deprecating humor and cleverly conceptual in-jokes that only the initiated can really appreciate. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 2, 2018
100% Sneaky Pete: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "It all works in the pilot because the characters are convincingly human. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 28, 2017
62% The Last Post: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The fall of the British Empire and the rise of Arab nationalism have rarely looked as ravishing as they do in The Last Post, a highly scenic evocation of the days of gin and tonics at the club and discreet bed-hopping in the officers' quarters. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 26, 2017
71% Gunpowder: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "Mr. Bennett's script, while it delineates the issues, doesn't make us care about the people involved. Even capable actors like Mr. Gatiss, Peter Mullan and Shaun Dooley can't make their characters much more than Classics Illustrated cutouts. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 17, 2017
100% Psych: Season 5 (TV, 2010) "A clutch of Twin Peaks actors, including regulars like Ray Wise, Sheryl Lee, Sherilyn Fenn and Dana Ashbrook, has been reunited for "Dual Spires," and the episode's best moments involve their spoofing the parts that made them famous " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 15, 2017
90% Bates Motel: Season 2 (TV, 2014) "The keys to the show's success are the performances of Vera Farmiga and the gifted young actor Freddie Highmore as Norma and Norman Bates. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 15, 2017
64% Jean-Claude Van Johnson: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Jean-Claude Van Johnson is fine, if ultimately unfulfilling, as a three-hour binge, and Mr. Van Damme, who turned 57 in October, is still in fighting shape. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 14, 2017
91% The Crown: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "It's soap opera presented with intelligence, taste and high production values, and it's a pleasure to watch, though the pleasure is perhaps more lulling than it is exciting or truly moving. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 7, 2017
77% Happy!: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) "It could run out of ideas fast, but watching Mr. Meloni argue with a cartoon unicorn probably won't get old. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 6, 2017
86% Dark: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "In place of the American show's ceaseless adrenaline rush, "Dark" offers a hushed, brittle artiness that will be familiar to fans of the French ghost story "The Returned" or the British-French thriller "The Missing." " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 5, 2017
88% Godless: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "If he (Scott Frank) doesn't achieve the visual or narrative poetry of the filmmakers he's riffing on -- the John Fords, Howard Hawkses and Robert Altmans -- he still gives you plenty to look at, and it's never boring. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 21, 2017
82% Marvel's Runaways: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) "The show's superheroic and science-fiction elements are restrained, sharing time with the mystery and the family dramas, but when they show up they border on camp in a way that can't be intentional. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 20, 2017
94% Top of the Lake: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "Most of the elaborately introduced plotlines fizzle out (or simply vanish), and the final surprise is the worst kind of twist ending, arrived at arbitrarily and seemingly presented for its shock value. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 16, 2017
62% Marvel's The Punisher: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "It's handsomely shot and smoothly assembled, and its naturalistic, psychological, more moody than pulpy approach may work for non-comics fans who don't mind some gore with their procedural thrillers. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 16, 2017
79% Future Man: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The central joke -- that the initially hapless Josh is not at all what the future was hoping to find -- is a good one, and it keeps paying off. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 14, 2017
100% Love You More: Pilot (TV, 2017) "It's the biggest showcase so far for Ms. Everett's knowing, tough but vulnerable persona, and it gives her occasions to sing, including a production number about buying a bra (which is, once again, focused on her body). " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 10, 2017
89% Sea Oak: Pilot (TV, 2017) "Mr. Saunders's Rust Belt magic realism doesn't carry the same force onscreen, at least in this initial half-hour. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 10, 2017
89% The Climb: Pilot (TV, 2017) ""The Climb" is like a more profane but also more buttoned-up, and no less cerebral, companion to Issa Rae's HBO comedy "Insecure." " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 10, 2017
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