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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
75% Victoria: Season 2 (TV, 2018) "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
73% 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
68% 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
93% 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
76% Happy!: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "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
83% 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
81% 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
100% Lady Dynamite: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "Lady Dynamite is still a well-made and distinctive comedy, but there are a lot of those these days. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 9, 2017
58% Damnation: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) "Any fidelity to the story's supposed place and time is clearly incidental to Mr. Tost. He's transposed the clich├ęs of 19th-century Wyoming or South Dakota to 1930s Iowa, and doesn't even get the look right. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 6, 2017
78% Fearless: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "If your appetite for dark tales of official malfeasance is strong, Fearless will go down easily enough, helped by the usual superior British cast. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 26, 2017
69% The Walking Dead: Season 8 (TV, 2017) "The urge to expand the story beyond the constant flight from mindless flesh-munchers is understandable. But much of the dread, as well as emotional urgency, has gone out of the show in the process. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 19, 2017
80% Budding Prospects: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "A slight but charming Bay Area miniature that should appeal to fans of Crumb. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 19, 2017
45% Z Nation: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "The mundanely self-aware screenplay includes references to the zompocalypse and lines like "God, I hate moral dilemmas." " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 18, 2017
75% Death Valley: Season 1 (TV, 2011) "There's a little something for everyone. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 18, 2017
70% The Gifted: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) "The cast benefits from getting to play characters with recognizably human reactions to superhuman events. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Oct 1, 2017
10% Marvel's Inhumans: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Inhumans flounders, trying to make the best of a dodgy premise, and looks like the worst Marvel show out there. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 28, 2017
67% Liar: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "There's one good reason to stick with it: Ms. Froggatt, who is resolutely believable and committed regardless of where the increasingly looney-tunes plot takes Laura. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 26, 2017
95% The Good Wife: Season 7 (TV, 2015-2016) "The loss over the years of Mr. Charles and especially of Archie Panjabi as the lethally sexy investigator Kalinda Sharma diminished the show. But even more harmful were some of the storytelling choices made by the show's creators. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 21, 2017
36% Neo Yokio: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Viewers may check out the show for the art, but if they stick around it will be because the satire resonates with their experience of life in New York. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 21, 2017
97% American Vandal: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "If you're a true fan of the genre being sent up, a lot of this will be pure delight; if you're not, it's likely to seem broad and more than a little pointless. But you can't fault the execution. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 14, 2017
No Score Yet Newton's Law: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "It's good escapist fun, with better-than-usual writing and performances. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 10, 2017
20% The Orville: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "In his first significant live-action TV role, Mr. MacFarlane's main attribute is a nervous proficiency. Ed may have to grow into his command, but that doesn't mean he should be the least memorable person on the bridge. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 10, 2017
96% BoJack Horseman: Season 4 (TV, 2017) "A weekend binge is still recommended, but it won't have the impact of the second or third seasons. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 6, 2017
93% The Tick: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The new Tick is bigger in just about every way than the old. It has more back story, more exposition, more special effects, more (and more graphic) violence. It's more knowing, more layered, more self-conscious. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 24, 2017
No Score Yet Asian Provocateur: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It mostly works. Mr. Ranganathan's blunt self-deprecation is disarming and the situations he and Mr. Green engineer are simple but amusing. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 24, 2017
80% The Good Karma Hospital: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "If Good Karma Hospital is your kind of drug, you'll want to mainline it. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 20, 2017
74% Marvel's The Defenders: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "There's nothing terribly wrong with Marvel's The Defenders, but there may not be enough right about it to make it worth the time of anyone but the completist. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 18, 2017
85% Mr. Mercedes: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Mr. Mercedes has the Kelley hallmarks -- snappy dialogue, credible characters, a story that adds up, an overall feeling of polished craftsmanship. It may lack King's intensity, but it holds on to a measure of the author's dark humor. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 9, 2017
90% What Would Diplo Do?: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The first two episodes of What Would Diplo Do? are reasonably ingratiating and amusing. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 4, 2017
94% The Sinner: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "[The early episodes are] sufficiently intriguing and stylish to make the wait worthwhile, as long as you accept the possibility of disappointment when all the secrets are revealed. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 2, 2017
No Score Yet Somewhere Between: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "In ABC's new dead-child time-travel mystery, Somewhere Between, the coincidences are somewhere between far-fetched and lunatic. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 27, 2017
64% Ozark: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "In Ozark, a lot happens, but not much is going on. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 21, 2017
90% Preacher: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "It posits a supernatural situation with moral and spiritual relevance and piles crazy, grotesque, frequently hilarious complications on top of it. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 17, 2017
100% The Strain: Season 4 (TV, 2017) "The Strain, created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan and run by the longtime producer Carlton Cuse, is a prime example of traditional, meticulous craftsmanship and slow-building suspense. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 17, 2017
71% Hooten and the Lady: Miniseries (TV, 2016) "Hooten & the Lady tries for madcap adventure but settles for mild charm. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 13, 2017
97% Broadchurch: Season 3 (TV, 2017) "Broadchurch ... is distinctive for various reasons. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 28, 2017
43% Prime Suspect: Tennison: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Its ordinariness is reinforced by a habit of using period pop songs in the most obvious ways. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 22, 2017
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