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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Farscape: Season 4 (TV, 2002-2003) ""Farscape" is a superb little series. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 18, 2018
82% Sex and the City: Season 6 (TV, 2003-2004) "Few television series have willingly put a clock, biological or otherwise, on their characters like Sex and the City. Then again, few series care so much about being real, being authentically evolved as this one. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 16, 2018
70% Sex and the City: Season 5 (TV, 2002) "Carrie and company may not be letting go at all. And that would be a bad thing. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 16, 2018
70% Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Season 1 (TV, 2008) "Fox has taken the wholly predictable course of putting a lot of money into explosions and regenerating cyborgs (and the makeup that helps them) but hasn't paid much attention to plot, casting or writing. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Apr 16, 2018
94% Westworld: Season 2 (TV, 2018) "With a thrilling sense of possibility and a fleetness in telling multiple stories, the new season's first five episodes grow exponentially in appeal. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 13, 2018
87% Howards End: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "Expertly paced - no corners cut, but not flagging, either - and buoyed by subtle shifts in tone mostly rendered through fine performances, this new Howards End is both deftly separate from the classic and successful on its own merits. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 3, 2018
92% Legion: Season 2 (TV, 2018) "Despite Legion's broad visual strokes, that narrative was clear. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 3, 2018
71% The Dangerous Book for Boys: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Instead of taking the opportunity for true tenderness, real emotions and actual humor, Amazon has created a show in The Dangerous Book for Boys that is just another show, period. Opportunity missed. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 30, 2018
98% The Americans: Season 6 (TV, 2018) "There's a certain amount of pride watching the unfolding of this last season of The Americans. There are a lot of plates spinning -- it's time to see which are saved and which are shattered. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 27, 2018
88% The Mechanism: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "It will be interesting to see how The Mechanism grows in future episodes, especially knowing that there's so much corruption and intrigue to get to before the eight episodes are told. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 22, 2018
76% Trust: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "The question remains, however: How many episodes -- or seasons -- are you willing to spend watching them be awful to each other? " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 21, 2018
57% Instinct: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "He wears a lot of hats and his outfits are impeccable. It's kind of a perfect Cumming vehicle. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 19, 2018
60% Krypton: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Any series that looks and feels, at least 50 percent of the time, like a spoof is already in a pretty bad spot. But if that series gives off the vibe that the characters inside it look completely uninspired, then you have a whopper of a problem. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 16, 2018
90% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Those are all good traits (and, historically, pretty funny traits of his), but the entire concept might work better at an hour so he could at least breathe. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 15, 2018
98% Barry: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "It's hard to tell if... Bill Hader and Alex Berg intended Barry to be so ridiculously different at its ending compared to its beginning - or whether they just wanted something ridiculous. In either case, the end result is fascinating, weird and gripping. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 12, 2018
89% Sneaky Pete: Season 2 (TV, 2018) "Sneaky Pete is of a certain style. And one that it does quite well. But without Cranston as the magnetic heavy at the center of the action, the effort it takes to keep up your investment might be more challenging than last season. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 12, 2018
4/4 100% Lost: Season 4 (TV, 2008) "There's plenty to shock, that's for sure. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 6, 2018
2/4 61% Carniv├ále: Season 1 (TV, 2003) "Carnivale is a little too full of itself. Believing that it has a fascinating story to tell with all the complex themes you could imagine, the series nevertheless fails the first test of television: Move forward. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 5, 2018
50% Hard Sun: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Hard pass. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 4, 2018
99% Atlanta: Robbin' Season (TV, 2018) "Not all of the scenes are primarily story-driven or even essential to forward momentum as much as they are snapshots, artistic sketches that, combined over the course of multiple episodes, create a narrative. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 28, 2018
69% McMafia: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "McMafia is a somewhat sprawling, interconnected mystery in which it becomes clear after the fourth episode that it's aiming to keep its biggest reveals for the end, but there's sufficient worry that some people may never get there. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 21, 2018
70% Final Space: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "It's hard to ask people in the Peak TV era to stick with an animated comedy that's not exactly working on any level. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 15, 2018
69% Everything Sucks!: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "The influences are too obvious, hurting the originality. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 14, 2018
50% Absentia: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Absentia is just a messy TV series that at its best serves as a reminder that good writing is essential to the medium and that pouting and looking dour and confused it not really premium-cable-style acting. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 2, 2018
65% Altered Carbon: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Altered Carbon is flawed, but it's also fantastic. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 2, 2018
24% Here and Now: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Whether viewers will take to the rest of the characters will have a lot to do with how much annoyance they can take from the earnest, soapy and sappy parts that don't fully work as prestige-level drama, at least in the early going. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 1, 2018
3/4 95% Veronica Mars: Season 1 (TV, 2004-2005) "Veronica Mars turns out to be a wonderfully adept little surprise. " ‐ San Francisco Examiner
Posted Jan 26, 2018
4/4 95% Lost: Season 1 (TV, 2004-2005) "Lost takes a tired, B-grade premise -- a plane crashes on a remote island and there are lots of survivors, yawn -- then runs with it like only Abrams can. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jan 26, 2018
95% Planet Earth: Blue Planet II: Miniseries (TV, 2017-2018) "The truly spectacular elements in Blue Planet II can't be described in print with any justice. You just have to watch it unfold and be a little grateful that the BBC spent four years in production on this. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 21, 2018
84% Mosaic: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "One of the issues that arises if you didn't play the app at all is that Mosaic is an interesting mystery that, as a series, unfolds a little more awkwardly than expected, giving viewers the feeling that it was something else previously and was repurposed. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 17, 2018
53% Prison Break: Season 5 (TV, 2017) "The reality is that Prison Break in 2017 is basically a collection of ideas that Homeland passed on, if you can imagine that. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 16, 2018
100% Detectorists: Season 3 (TV, 2017) "Detectorists has refined the art of making a slice-of-life comedy with enough drama and storytelling to make you passionately invested in the characters. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 16, 2018
81% My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Nothing revolutionary here. But reinventing the wheel isn't necessary if watching Letterman be allowed to be serious, to talk at length to people he's interested in, leads in turn to a little more insight into Letterman himself. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 12, 2018
67% Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "With diverse storytelling and visuals, there's a lot to glom onto and enjoy in Electric Dreams. Like people who obsessively rank or debate episodes of Black Mirror, you can just assume that your particular highs and lows will be different. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 12, 2018
100% Counterpart: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) "Dense but absorbing, Counterpart is filled with both twists and slow reveals, urging you into commitment. Any time there's a hesitation, there's Simmons, whose outstanding work won't let you pull away. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 11, 2018
No Score Yet The Office (UK): Christmas Special (TV, 2003) San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jan 10, 2018
85% The Chi: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "If a drama series isn't showing much forward momentum by the third episode these days, it's tough to ask the audience to stick around. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 4, 2018
56% LA to Vegas: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "LA to Vegas is shockingly bad. Not the kind of show you should watch just to see how awful it is, but definitely a show so bad that someone at Fox should be fired over it. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 2, 2018
71% Gunpowder: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "The results are entertaining enough (the writing from Ronan Bennett and directing from J Blakeson has a fluidity to it that never makes you check the time) and the cast certainly delivers. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 17, 2017
100% The Defiant Ones: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "The Defiant Ones succeeds because it realizes that while Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre might be a billionaire boy's club now, the divergent histories of these men track the relatively early days of rock and roll and rap " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 13, 2017
93% Black Mirror: Season 4 (TV, 2017) "Brooker continues to solidify himself as one of the most creative writers in the medium. Even when the unfair creep of expectations rears up, Black Mirror and Brooker deliver. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 12, 2017
83% ER: Season 15 (TV, 2008-2009) "Long-running television series, no matter how brilliant they once were, invariably suffer creative declines. Some are capable of rebounding for at least one good season, but most are not. Worse, they lose their relevance. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 28, 2017
4/4 88% Rome : Season 1 (TV, 2005) "... "Rome" unfolds like a marvelously shot big-screen movie, each scene (filmed on location in Italy) dripping with money well spent and a meticulous grandeur that rewards you for paying extra for HBO. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 28, 2017
96% The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The upbeat optimism of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is a baked-in Sherman-Palladino formula that worked with Gilmore Girls and makes this new series addictive. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 26, 2017
4/4 89% The Pacific: Miniseries (TV, 2010) "A string of writers and directors (and mostly unrecognizable young actors) have managed to create a war film that takes its toll on the viewer in a way few films have. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 22, 2017
88% Godless: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "Godless delivers. And it's both smart and entertaining in the process. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 22, 2017
59% Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 6 (TV, 2001-2002) "But there's no escaping the fact that this two-hour episode isn't special at all. Coming after two really great seasons, it seems like not only a missed opportunity but also a misstep. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 17, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet The West Wing: Season 5 (TV, 2003-2004) "The West Wing is stocked with great characters and truly wonderful actors. That, more than anything Wells did in this first episode, is the reason it's still important and rewarding to watch The West Wing. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 17, 2017
80% There's... Johnny!: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Beyond the terrible title that hinders the series, it's impossible to look at this effort and not wish it was a much rougher, unvarnished look at Carson and what it must have been like working on The Tonight Show in the early 1970s " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 16, 2017
1/4 No Score Yet UC: Undercover: Season 1 (TV, 2001-2002) "When this show fails, maybe it'll be the end of Hollywood's new fascination with the colon in its titles.Besides, wouldn't "UC" hint that "Undercover" is actually two words instead of one? " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 16, 2017
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