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Merrill Barr

Merrill Barr

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Waco: Miniseries (TV, 2018) "The Paramount Network needs something flashy and bold to ring in its launch, and Waco isn't it. The show should have been used as an addition to something bold, not as a starting move. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jan 17, 2018
No Score Yet The Resident: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "There's a lot to love about the medical drama. It puts a new spin on the genre by painting veteran doctors as sleazy, power hungry people - a role usually reserved for hospital administration in this kind of show. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jan 16, 2018
77% The X-Files: Season 11 (TV, 2018) "Things do indeed get to a place of wonder by the mid-point of the season. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Dec 18, 2017
100% Psych: The Movie "The movie gets a pass in the end. It delivers on the character beats fans want. It's a fun watch that's going to leave many pleased and excited for the potential of more. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Dec 6, 2017
No Score Yet Travelers: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "In 2017, we're re-joining the show fully formed and confident enough to really take things to the next level - a fact that, again, will be made evident as early as the first act of the premiere. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Dec 4, 2017
100% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 5 (TV, 2017) "Overall, there's a lot to love about what S.H.I.E.L.D. is doing in the new season. It's a crazy ride fans are going to be glad they've stayed aboard for. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Nov 29, 2017
76% Happy!: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "It's rude. It's cruel. It's violent. It's messy. It's funny. It's all of those things. But, it's also far smarter than anyone is going to give it credit for. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Nov 13, 2017
62% Marvel's The Punisher: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The Punisher is the best Marvel series to date set within the fictional MCU. Why? Because it does its own thing. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Nov 13, 2017
79% Future Man: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "This is not a show that's going to stun the pop-culture consciousness. It's a show that's going to find a niche and hold on to it for the however long it lasts. It's a show that's going to have fun and make sure you do too. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Nov 8, 2017
58% Damnation: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) "There is a period piece glut on television, and a lot of it's not good. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Nov 2, 2017
81% Marvel's Runaways: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) "Fantastical is to be expected, but the weirdness of this show is next level for Marvel. And it's pretty fun. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Nov 1, 2017
45% S.W.A.T.: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "S.W.A.T. is a show that comes to the airwaves fully formed. It's a procedural, but more in the way of Hawaii Five-0 than N.C.I.S. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Oct 26, 2017
100% Mr. Robot: Season 3 Episode 1 "USA can't cancel the show because, for now, NBCU can't afford to lose it. Despite the mixed reception of season 2, Mr. Robot remains the conglomerate's noisiest drama. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Oct 12, 2017
100% Suits: Season 6 (TV, 2016-2017) "We did get a very clean conclusion to the arc of Louis' love life. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Oct 4, 2017
100% The Shannara Chronicles: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "Beyond that, what becomes more and more fascinating about the show episode to episode is how it passes itself off as high fantasy, middle earth drama when, in reality, the show's a post-apocalyptic urban fantasy series with a hint of sci-fi. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Oct 2, 2017
90% Star Trek: Discovery: Chapters 1 & 2 Episode 3 "Some will say this is sour grapes, but the pilot of Discovery simply didn't sell us the show we got tonight. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Oct 1, 2017
64% Teen Wolf: Season 4 (TV, 2014) "As far as series finales go, the final hour of Teen Wolf delivered on everything fans could have wanted. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Sep 25, 2017
70% The Gifted: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) "There's every reason to believe The Gifted can become something big. A show that can spawn a dozen shows. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Sep 25, 2017
82% Star Trek: Discovery: Chapters 1 & 2 (TV, 2017-2018) "Star Trek: Discovery has every chance from here to become something great, possibly even awards worthy. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Sep 24, 2017
75% Young Sheldon: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) "Yes, Young Sheldon does have its off moments, but it's not going to incite the same kind of hate watch rage its mother show gets. There is some charm happening here. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Sep 22, 2017
90% Teen Wolf: Season 6 (TV, 2016) "Almost everyone fans were hoping to see by series finale time have come home. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Sep 13, 2017
No Score Yet Lethal Weapon: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "Rest assured there are enough dangling subplots to last us at least another season or two. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Sep 13, 2017
100% The Good Place: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "Season two is forking fantastic. It never wavers. Never slows. Never dumbs down. What it does is find a new way to surprise. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Sep 11, 2017
No Score Yet The Last Ship: Season 4 (TV, 2017) "Now later in its life, The Last Ship is actually far closer to reality than it used to be. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Aug 14, 2017
76% Atypical: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Atypical is the best original Netflix has ever produced, and it's one of the best shows of the year. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Aug 8, 2017
No Score Yet Shooter: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "This season, Shooter is a much faster, more visceral show. It still looks and sounds the same, but it's moving much quicker. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jul 25, 2017
64% Ozark: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "There's nothing special to report about Ozark. It's not the risk taking drama Netflix might believe it to be. If crime drama is your thing, the show is worth a look. But, it's not going to appeal to anyone outside the genre's demographic. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jul 20, 2017
83% Suits: Season 7 (TV, 2017) "The ensemble is still on point. The soap-opera stylings are still at the forefront. The emotions are still heightened. The music is still killer. Everything you love about Suits remains as it was, what's changed is the reasons. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jul 10, 2017
53% Salvation: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Yes, it will still have the same trappings as most CBS dramas. It has love interest side plots and conspiracy theories, but there is something here. Something much more than most are expecting. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jul 10, 2017
95% GLOW: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Based on the first five episodes of the series, it's just not a fun story to binge. Is it important? Maybe. Is it anything more than Orange is the New Black with wrestlers? Not really. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jun 19, 2017
No Score Yet 12 Monkeys: Season 3 (TV, 2017) "In season three, 12 Monkeys is a show out to stun, hurt and elate. It's a show ready to win, and win it does. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Apr 24, 2017
92% American Gods: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "It is a wholly unique drama with a clear sense of identity. It's a fantastic entry in the list of shows that give no care to the whims of pretentious awards culture. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Apr 17, 2017
71% Dimension 404: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Based on the first three episodes, Dimension 404 is more than willing to commit to its insanity. Even better, though, is the level of talent that's been somehow roped into the madness. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Apr 3, 2017
55% Prison Break: Season 5 (TV, 2017) "Everyone from the writers to the actors committed to the outlandish nature of the show's later years, and this is where the newest run of episodes squarely lives... and unlike The X-Files, this conspiracy is fun to watch. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Mar 22, 2017
25% Imaginary Mary: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "It's a show worth picking up that goes right along with the incoming wave of creative-premise based comedies like Speechless. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Mar 15, 2017
62% The Arrangement: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The Arrangement is a worthwhile show that is exactly what E! needs one way or another. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Mar 2, 2017
95% The Americans: Season 5 (TV, 2017) "One of television's most underusing gems is setting the stage for a series ender that could put it up with the likes of Breaking Bad or FX's own The Shield. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Mar 1, 2017
89% The Walking Dead: Season 7 Episode 9 "The focus on character has shifted to a focus on factions, clumsy politics, and increasingly bad dialogue. I've always had complaints with The Walking Dead, but at this point complaint would be an understatement. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Feb 12, 2017
22% Training Day: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "There's a big what-if game that can be played with the show. But what-ifs don't make hits, quality does. This isn't it. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jan 30, 2017
90% Legion: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "FX's latest comes out of the gate swinging. It's fully formed and fully confident. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jan 18, 2017
89% The Magicians: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "What we get from The Magicians in 2017 is more of the same. The show has a rabid fanbase that will be pleased with what's to come. For everyone else... there's nothing to be gained from jumping in now. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jan 10, 2017
88% Riverdale: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Riverdale is going to be a great success to those already fans of material like this. It's nothing new, it's just the latest addition to the pile. Insane for sure, but what's a prime-time soap if not maddening? " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jan 9, 2017
83% Shots Fired: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The first six episodes have a lot to say, and much like the movements it's inspired by, it has no qualms about saying those things loud and proud. Going forward, that brashness will become its biggest asset. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jan 6, 2017
97% One Day at a Time: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Netflix has finally found a winner thanks to Normal Lear, Mike Royce and Gloria Calderon Kellett. The show is exactly the kind of multi-cam the service has been trying to make for years. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jan 5, 2017
100% Colony: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "Colony is a vastly improved show in season two. It's going to give fans exactly what they want while also building on the mythology it's already presented. If one wasn't a fan of season one, there's reason to tune in for season two. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Jan 5, 2017
35% APB: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "What the "new toys" allow for is a high-octane cop show filled with action that makes narrative sense. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Dec 21, 2016
60% 24: Legacy: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "24 is back, and it's exactly as we left it. It follows the journey of one bad S.O.B. that knows how to get the job done. Is that S.O.B. Jack Bauer? No, but this new guy certainly feels like he's a worthy successor. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Dec 19, 2016
28% Falling Water: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Based on the first four episodes, what can be said is the series starts strong - though not as strong as Robot - and has the potential to build into another cult hit for NBCUniversal. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Oct 11, 2016
90% Gotham: Season 3 Episode 3 "Gotham is a strange but tantalizing mess of a show right now. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Oct 4, 2016
100% Ash vs. Evil Dead: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "Takes everything that worked in the first season and ramps it up to eleven. " ‐ Forbes
Posted Oct 3, 2016
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