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Matt Roush

Matt Roush

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
58% Rise: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Rise deserves praise for reminding us how difficult it is to put on a show, unlike Glee's tuneful fantasias. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Mar 12, 2018
46% Hard Sun: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Just when you think you've seen it all, a diabolical imagination like that of Neil Cross finds a new spin to make a thriller thrilling. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Mar 6, 2018
37% Life Sentence: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "This all might make a passable movie, perhaps on Lifetime. But as a series, its cloying tone had me thinking I'd rather die than subject myself to these flimsy complications on a weekly basis. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Mar 6, 2018
45% 90th Academy Awards "Little about Sunday's show is likely to make the cut of future greatest-hit Oscar tributes. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Mar 5, 2018
100% Atlanta: Robbin' Season (TV, 2018) "Though it's hard to predict where any of this is headed, Atlanta is still destination TV. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Feb 28, 2018
75% Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. (TV, 2018) "While in a more traditional narrative, the lack of official resolution would seem frustrating, in this first-rate procedural, it somehow only makes the story more gripping. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Feb 27, 2018
95% The Looming Tower: Miniseries (TV, 2018) "A bitter recriminatory cloud hovers over this taut 10-part docudrama, less a 9/11 story than a cautionary prequel depicting conflicts between a territorial CIA and a combative FBI. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Feb 27, 2018
61% Good Girls: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Even at its most ridiculous, Girls is good company, but I was kind of hoping for great. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Feb 26, 2018
100% Girlfriends: Series 1 (TV, 2018) "Think Golden Girls by way of Desperate Housewives and you have Kay Mellor's deliciously dishy Girlfriends, one of the juicier British imports since the original Mistresses. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Feb 22, 2018
76% Seven Seconds: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Even at its messiest, Seven Seconds is undeniably gripping, and the cast is terrific. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Feb 21, 2018
95% Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 3 (TV, 2017-2018) "The crazier the better. That's been the case for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend in its brilliant third season, which has fearlessly whipsawed from manic wackiness to emotional devastation back to sublime romantic-comedy farce without missing a musical beat " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Feb 15, 2018
100% Mozart in the Jungle: Season 4 (TV, 2018) "The rapturous melody underscoring the fourth season of this entrancing series is a symphony of love, as Mozart in the Jungle blossoms into a full-fledged bittersweet romcom likely to sweep you off your feet with its exotic passions. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Feb 14, 2018
100% One Day at a Time: Season 2 (TV, 2018) "A season that will have you rooting for this family, one episode at a time. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Feb 8, 2018
100% Counterpart: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "In the most enjoyable who-are-they-now tour de force since Tatiana Maslany's multiple star turns on Orphan Black, Simmons is sensational as Howard Silk. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Feb 4, 2018
65% Altered Carbon: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Every twist of the convoluted and ultimately unsatisfying plot puts Kovacs, and his combative police officer partner Kristin Ortega, into gruesome situations that edge into torture porn. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Jan 31, 2018
84% Mosaic: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Suffering from Netflix-style bloat, Mosaic is less binge than indulgent slog. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Jan 22, 2018
63% The Alienist: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Unfortunately, what was fascinating on the page falls flat on screen, with nostril-flaring acting more suitable to the silent movies of a century ago. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Jan 22, 2018
59% The Resident: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Matt Czuchry's considerable charisma, which served him well on Gilmore Girls and The Good Wife, isn't entirely extinguished by the arrogant and self-righteous vibes generated by his new persona. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Jan 19, 2018
86% American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace (TV, 2018) "The nine-part series goes backward in time, episode by episode, to reveal in meticulous and lurid detail what led the handsomely lethal Cunanan (Glee's Darren Criss in an electrifying and layered breakthrough performance) to this terrible act. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Jan 17, 2018
98% Black Lightning: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Black Lightning quickly separates itself from other comic book fantasies by grounding itself not just in the harsh realities of urban life but in the ambiguities of taking action at the risk of self and family. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Jan 16, 2018
66% Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Unblemished happily-ever-afters are rare in this genre, of course, but even so, too many of these bleak Dreams are a few watts short of electrifying. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Jan 12, 2018
98% The End of the F***ing World: Series 1 (TV, 2018) "These eight riveting short episodes are out of this world, a binge made in adolescent hell. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Jan 5, 2018
85% The Chi: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Even when the plot goes down familiar dark roads, these characters are determined not to end up as clich├ęs-or statistics. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Jan 5, 2018
91% grown-ish: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "By keeping it real, grown-ish deserves to land on the dean's list. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Jan 3, 2018
81% The X-Files: Season 11 (TV, 2018) "When The X-Files isn't diving into bottomless rabbit holes of overlapping and pretentiously mystifying conspiracy theories, it can still be great, spooky fun nearly a quarter-century since its debut. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Jan 3, 2018
69% 9-1-1: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "It's when we go off-duty with these heroes, played by one of TV's most ridiculously overqualified casts, that the show flatlines with maudlin subplots that might have been rejected by General Hospital. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Jan 3, 2018
93% Black Mirror: Season 4 (TV, 2016-2017) "I'm happy to note that the spirit of Zone creator Rod Serling thrives in the dark allegories and freaky cautionary tales of Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror anthology, back for a fourth mind-blowing season of thrills and chills. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Dec 29, 2017
46% A Christmas Story Live! "The modest charms of this adaptation shone through only occasionally when bloated to three hours, making even this unapologetic show-tune enthusiast squirm at times, feeling like the kid brother who couldn't face yet another plate of meatloaf. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Dec 18, 2017
93% The Crown: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "A slow-starting but ultimately satisfying season that once again rules. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Dec 10, 2017
76% Happy!: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) "... Happy! is best recommended to those who can't get enough of Meloni chewing the scenery, however sordid. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Dec 6, 2017
96% The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel lives up to its billing with a wonderfully fresh attitude, lovingly capturing a conformist period vibe that Midge will go on to challenge in her art. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Nov 29, 2017
89% The Climb: Pilot (TV, 2017) "This Detroit-set vanity vehicle is too derivative of funnier single-urban-female comedies like Insecure to have the intended impact. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Nov 28, 2017
100% Love You More: Pilot (TV, 2017) "Bawdy cabaret headliner Bridget Everett is sensational, balancing uninhibited raunch with unexpected sweetness as Karen Best. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Nov 28, 2017
89% Sea Oak: Pilot (TV, 2017) "Highbrow author George Saunders wrote this weirdly compelling mashup of the bizarre and banal. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Nov 28, 2017
82% Marvel's Runaways: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) "There's a wry. sensibility to the generation-gap conflict " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Nov 22, 2017
88% Godless: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "Not since Lonesome Dove have I had such a good time cheering on -- and worrying over -- such an engaging gallery of heroes. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Nov 22, 2017
88% She's Gotta Have It: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Creator-director Lee lovingly wraps Nola in a visual and musical valentine to a gentrifying Fort Greene, with soundtrack albums helpfully flashing onscreen. Even when it gets preachy and repetitious, this is a gorgeous character study. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Nov 22, 2017
79% Future Man: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "This outrageous time-tripping, action-comedy subverts the tiresome angst of the current Marvel invasion with a truly marvelous and hilarious twist on reluctant heroism. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Nov 14, 2017
77% The Long Road Home: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "In a season overrun with well-meaning, but generic military TV dramas, The Long Road Home stands above the pack as a truly heart-wrenching and often breathtakingly harrowing display of bravery, valor and sacrifice under fire " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Nov 7, 2017
58% Damnation: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) "It can all be a bit heavy-handed, but damned if I'm not intrigued. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Nov 7, 2017
94% Stranger Things: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "It's nearly impossible not to gorge on all nine episodes of this scary-funny nostalgic romp, careening from one catastrophic cliffhanger to the next. But unlike most shows of this genre, Stranger Things remains as endearing as it is terrifying. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Oct 26, 2017
45% Z Nation: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "It was probably inevitable, given the monster success of AMC's The Walking Dead, that another zombie horror series would be forthcoming ... but I'd hoped for something a little less slapdash and cheeseball than Syfy's Z Nation " ‐ TV Guide
Posted Oct 18, 2017
95% The Returned: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "It takes a lot to creep out this longtime horror fan, but the haunting ambiguity of The Returned ... has a way of getting under one's skin in a way that more overt thrillers rarely accomplish. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Oct 18, 2017
58% White Famous: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The promising White Famous delivers a more agreeable if not yet quite realized take on industry satire. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Oct 15, 2017
53% Dynasty: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) "The self-satisfied sneering of these smarmy privileged putzes in their private jets, luxury cars and mansions is pretty much the opposite of a turn-on. We're not talking class envy here. More like crass exhaustion. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Oct 11, 2017
94% Spielberg "At nearly two-and-a-half hours, Spielberg is as epic in scope and lively in detail as the classic films he devoured and studied while dreaming of helming his own masterpieces. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Oct 8, 2017
63% Kevin (Probably) Saves the World: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) "What might have been a heartwarming story of reconciliation becomes a woozily constructed high-concept head-scratcher. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Oct 3, 2017
83% The Mayor: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) "A feel-good show about a political upstart... That's just one of several reasons to embrace The Mayor, among the new season's very few truly original comedies. Another reason to celebrate: the star-is-born arrival of Brandon Micheal Hall. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Oct 3, 2017
58% Ten Days in the Valley: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "A tense, taut and entertaining thriller in which bad things happen to flawed people. It will keep you guessing, and no doubt watching, as hidden agendas and red herrings add to the intrigue. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Oct 2, 2017
10% Marvel's Inhumans: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Maybe Marvel should just slow down and take a breath... in Marvel's Inhumans, it drops a stink bomb of a fantasy dud that would be laughably asinine if it weren't so dreadfully, cartoonishly dull. " ‐ TV Insider
Posted Oct 2, 2017
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