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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A- No Score Yet Archer: Danger Island (TV, 2018) "Archer remains the same terrific spoof it's always been, even as it shifts from a spy satire to a jokey, adventure homage. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Apr 20, 2018
A- 100% The Americans: Season 6 Episode 4 "Fields and Weisberg... [have] always found a way to make this outrageous spy story resonate on a deeply personal level. It's something everyone can appreciate, even if they're not Americans. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Apr 19, 2018
C+ 69% Lost in Space: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Lost in Space loves its science, but it hasn't advanced enough to prove all that memorable in the here and now. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Apr 16, 2018
B 95% Westworld: Season 2 (TV, 2018) "There are moments of beauty in this absorbing world, and striving for depth is admirable even when it's only partially mined. What it all adds up to could easily be worth the journey. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Apr 13, 2018
A- 100% The Americans: Season 6 Episode 3 "This is a finely crafted piece of drama, and the devil's in the details. What's coming may hurt, but this bunch has more than earned the pain. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Apr 12, 2018
B 100% New Girl: Season 7 (TV, 2017) "The time jump itself felt like a decision rife with possibility. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Apr 11, 2018
B+ 100% Killing Eve: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Killing Eve is a helluva good time, it's already more interesting than many of its genre peers, and the first season illustrates a self-awareness essential for its survival. The show may follow a formula, but there's nothing routine about it. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Apr 9, 2018
A- 74% Paterno "It speaks to viewers with disparate reactions, but it also speaks to anyone who didn't dig into the scandal at the time by outlining what happens when we are too quick to defend the famous faces instead of those claiming to be victimized by them. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Apr 9, 2018
A- 87% Howards End: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "Lonergan's script deftly illustrates the opportunities Meg and Helen could have had if not for the time they lived in. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Apr 5, 2018
B+ 91% The Americans: Season 6 Episode 2 ""Tchaikovsky" is a move-the-needle episode with a number of strong moments that pop among the many minor moments. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Apr 5, 2018
A- 100% Legion: Season 2 Episode 1 "Hawley expertly controls the chaos to a point where finding our way out is a fun challenge, not an exhausting burden. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Apr 4, 2018
100% Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert "Well, it's safe to say that was the best live musical since Grease. From a production standpoint, I'm glad to see they tried to raise the bar creatively instead of just copying what was done before. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Apr 1, 2018
A 100% The Americans: Season 6 Episode 1 "The stakes are high, and the rewards are plenty. It's why "The Americans" has been and remains one of the best programs on television: It challenges viewers for all the right reasons. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Mar 29, 2018
C 78% Roseanne: Season 10 (TV, 2018) "It feels like another couch potato that's ready to birth more couch potatoes, and that's not a revival worth watching. Heck, that's not revival at all. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Mar 28, 2018
A- 91% The Terror: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "We're all still caught up in a mad, self-perpetuating cycle of fear. If that's your entry point to The Terror, so be it, but it doesn't have to be. The terror is many things, and one of them is bound to get you. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Mar 27, 2018
D 32% Taken: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Nothing about the show matches expectations, making it a confounding (and largely boring) viewing experience. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Mar 26, 2018
C 82% Santa Clarita Diet: Season 2 (TV, 2018) "If Santa Clarita Diet is going to succeed with self-awareness, it needs to give Joel and Sheila as many honest, joke-breaking scenes as their daughter (Abby still feels like the only real character on the show), and it needs to amp up the insanity. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Mar 26, 2018
B 94% Billions: Season 3 (TV, 2018) "Overall, the series may just be trying to recreate that magnificent Giamatti moment, but now that Billions has shown it can get there, it's worth keeping an eye on this hitter. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Mar 26, 2018
A 100% Wild Wild Country: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "It takes the time to dwell in every conceivable emotion, and your opinions of certain individuals may shift repeatedly throughout the six episodes. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Mar 26, 2018
B- 100% Silicon Valley: Season 5 (TV, 2018) "Mike Judge's HBO comedy can create chaos with the best of them. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Mar 23, 2018
B- 76% Trust: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "It feels like Fraser has been ready and waiting to play this part. The actor hits each telling shift in Fletcher's casual nature just right. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Mar 22, 2018
A- 98% Barry: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "The show never strays from its down-to-earth storytelling. If it's funny because it's true (or feels true, in this case), then that same principle works for the darker, laugh-less moments. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Mar 22, 2018
B+ 78% The Last Man on Earth: Season 3 (TV, 2016-2017) "The hour-long finale didn't quite match the height of its ending, but it did set up a future worth rooting for. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Mar 21, 2018
A- 100% Archer: Season 7 (TV, 2016) "Archer appears set for another stellar year. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Mar 21, 2018
100% Atlanta: Robbin' Season Episode 3 "Often the clarity invoked through situational comedy and drama is the entire point of the episode, and the rest of "Money Bag Shawty" illustrates as much. But the final scene feels different. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Mar 16, 2018
B+ 83% The Last O.G.: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "If the comedy wants to be a clever, foul-mouthed sitcom with broad appeal rooted in its affable performers, that's more than fine. But it's not very gangster. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Mar 15, 2018
C- 58% Rise: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "It's time for a break from the tears. You have to earn those. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Mar 14, 2018
B- 94% This Is Us: Season 2 Episode 18 "It's hard to trust - after all, we've been duped before - but it seems like Dan Fogelman's NBC drama is ready to move forward. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Mar 14, 2018
B- No Score Yet Condor: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Smilovic and Katzberg surround Irons with proven talent who more than do their part. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Mar 12, 2018
B+ No Score Yet Vida: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Vida should never be lacking in things to say; it fires off socio-political commentary as fast as the quick-tempered Emma will come down on anyone who questions her heritage. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Mar 12, 2018
B 89% Sneaky Pete: Season 2 (TV, 2018) "All three of these arcs - as well as a loosely tied conflict between Otto (Peter Gerety) and a young hitman - run throughout Season 2 and effectively create tension through alternatively cute and unnerving short cons within the longer cons. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Mar 9, 2018
A- 100% Atlanta: Season 1 Episode 1 "Glover's series feels like it's on the cusp of something great. We'll be watching. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Mar 9, 2018
A 100% Atlanta: Robbin' Season Episode 1 "Season 2 may be just as funny as the first, but "Robbin' Season" is changing the game. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Mar 9, 2018
B- 78% This Is Us: Season 1 Episode 18 "This is the classic non-twist twist. And rarely does it work. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Mar 9, 2018
C 89% This Is Us: Season 1 Episode 1 "This Is Us remains a particularly infuriating title for what seems like a secretively simple series. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Mar 9, 2018
B+ 100% This Is Us: Season 2 Episode 1 "This Is Us remains an occasionally cloying melodrama, but the Season 2 premiere exhibited honest emotional reactions much more than manipulated ones. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Mar 9, 2018
C- 50% Hard Sun: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "To make up for the lack of substance, the cast is asked to overact. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Mar 7, 2018
C- 20% Sundays With Alec Baldwin: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Sundays With Alec Baldwin doesn't work without Alec Baldwin, but it doesn't work with him, either. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Mar 7, 2018
100% Frontline: Season 36 Episode 9 "Now we get to watch from their perspective, and those (brief) clips prove scathing. It's in reliving moments like these - as well as listening to the victims tell their stories out loud - that lends "Weinstein" its power. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Mar 5, 2018
45% 90th Academy Awards "A new host behind the mic... would have delivered a more powerful show. One that wouldn't have felt nearly four hours long (even though it was); one thoroughly unforgettable instead of sporadically memorable. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Mar 4, 2018
B 100% This Close: Miniseries (TV, 2018) "But Stern and Feldman are more than enough reason to watch; they deserve to be in many more series and movies to come, but not before this series makes them heard. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Mar 1, 2018
C+ 75% Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. (TV, 2018) "Unsolved isn't all that it could be or enough of what it should be. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Feb 27, 2018
B- 77% Seven Seconds: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "In the end, Seven Seconds is a diverting watch made better by Regina Freaking King and a few powerful scenes scattered amidst an overwritten season. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Feb 26, 2018
C 62% Good Girls: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Good Girls could develop into the show its premise and cast deserve, but it needs to pick a lane and come to terms with its title. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Feb 26, 2018
A- 96% The Looming Tower: Miniseries (TV, 2018) "The Looming Tower offers plenty of noteworthy hooks. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Feb 26, 2018
C+ 69% McMafia: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "No matter how you feel about "McMafia" as a title, it does illustrate what's wrong with the show itself: If it were a McDonalds product, it would be an Egg McMuffin. Bland but filling, it's a breakfast sandwich sans any discernible flavor " ‐ indieWire
Posted Feb 23, 2018
B 78% The Frankenstein Chronicles: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "While it's unlikely to be remembered for as long as it took to make, Frankenstein certainly earned its shot at a long life on Netflix. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Feb 22, 2018
B- 94% UnReal: Season 3 (TV, 2018) "Season 3, to its credit, is more focused on the long game. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Feb 21, 2018
89% Homeland: Season 7 Episode 1 "What's really exciting for veteran fans - those still nostalgic for the days of "Crazy Carrie" - is the complicated path to impeachment our hero now faces. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Feb 12, 2018
C 24% Here and Now: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "There's just nothing here right now to indicate a meaningful payoff is coming. " ‐ indieWire
Posted Feb 8, 2018
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