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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Mosaic: Miniseries (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
55% 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
77% 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
68% 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) "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
68% 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, 2016-2017) "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 87% 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
No Score Yet 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
2.5/4 No Score Yet Thieves: Season 1 (TV, 2001) "John Stamos and Melissa George pull off a kind of Moonlighting repartee that is amusing enough in the short term. Don't we watch cat burglar and spy shows for escapism anyway? " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 16, 2017
2/4 No Score Yet Pasadena: Season 1 (TV, 2001-2002) "Despite a wonderful cast (Dana Delany, Martin Donovan, Balthazar Getty, Natasha Gregson Wagner), Pasadena just sits there, as boring and smoggy as the city it's named after. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 16, 2017
1/4 No Score Yet Citizen Baines: Season 1 (TV, 2001) "Despite Cromwell's fine acting, there's only one thing to say about Citizen Baines: Babe, this show is a dog. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 16, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet Danny: Season 1 (TV, 2001) "Daniel Stern gets his own dramedy, Danny, which a good many people may find humorless and schmaltzy but is actually a show that could grow into a gem. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 16, 2017
100% Back: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "It's Blackwell's intelligent and searing writing -- which also has quite a bit of emotional nuance -- that makes Back much more than mere joke creation for its own sake. And it's Mitchell and Webb who make it all come to life.. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 16, 2017
2/4 No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Season 1 (TV, 2001-2002) "Frankly, it's criminal that we have to put up with yet another tired, formulaic series. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 14, 2017
4/4 77% Alias: Season 1 (TV, 2001-2002) "The joy of this series really comes down to two things: lots of action and some babelicious butt-kicking. Not something to be proud of for enjoying it, but true. Pass the chips and ale -- and down in front! " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 14, 2017
63% Ill Behaviour: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "The comedy doesn't really take off because whatever seemed funny in the creation of the original idea is far more difficult to pull off once Charlie has been kidnapped. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 13, 2017
No Score Yet The Office (UK): Season 1 (TV, 2001) San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Nov 8, 2017
100% The A Word: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "As we get more of Joe's world, we get more of the people in it. The A Word benefits greatly from the expansion, cementing itself as an emotionally astute, smart and funny series just waiting to be discovered. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 8, 2017
74% SMILF: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "[Frankie] Shaw is such a dynamic presence, oddly beautiful without being blow-dried and lacquered with make-up, believable in sweats and slides but also transcending them. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Nov 4, 2017
45% S.W.A.T.: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "If you want predictable, mindless action, try CBS' new regurgitated action procedural offering. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 19, 2017
91% Loudermilk: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Credit Mort and Farrelly with slowly building out an eclectic little comedy that really grows on you. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 17, 2017
92% Mr. Robot: Season 3 (TV, 2017) "Mr. Robot is must-watch again. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Oct 10, 2017
40% Prison Break: Season 1 (TV, 2005-2006) "Even though buying into Prison Break is less daunting than, say, Geena Davis running the country, it still suffers from being wholly unbelievable. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Oct 4, 2017
100% Six Feet Under: Season 5 (TV, 2005) "... the pleasant surprise now is that "Six Feet Under" seems to have righted itself... " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 25, 2017
63% Six Feet Under: Season 4 (TV, 2004) "At some point, however -- and that point is the first episode in this fourth season -- it all becomes too much, too arch, too ridiculous and trying and forced. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 25, 2017
90% Six Feet Under: Season 3 (TV, 2003) "This acclaimed series, which has divided people more than any other recent "water cooler" drama, appeals to our fascination with death but is more deeply rooted in a time-honored television winner -- great characters. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 22, 2017
93% Arrested Development: Season 2 (TV, 2004-2005) "Arrested Development [is] proof that people in the television business are still trying, that genius still sprouts in fields of stupidity. " ‐ San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Sep 22, 2017
96% Better Things: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "None of what Adlon is tackling in Better Things is easy. To her credit, she chips away, episode by episode, in search of something true about what it means to be a mother, a daughter and most importantly, female. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 12, 2017
93% The Tick: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The Tick might be the best superhero ever. You can't defeat him as a franchise, can't dampen his expressive enthusiasm and, in our currently dark political days, he stands out as welcome respite from relentless stupidity and growing anxiety. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 24, 2017
74% Marvel's The Defenders: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Despite glaring flaws, the new Marvel show on Netflix becomes an enjoyable mashup of disparate heroes trying to save New York. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 20, 2017
77% The Defenders: Season 1 (TV, 2010-2011) "As these things go, The Defenders really could have imploded conceptually, but it is really thriving by its midpoint and gives off the impression that moving forward things will drastically improve. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 18, 2017
No Score Yet People of Earth: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "Delightful, under-the-radar and a real treasure, People of Earth is a series you should seek out. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 9, 2017
50% The Last Tycoon: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The Last Tycoon feels more like an exercise in getting a style from the past down pat and less like a modern TV series that you'd want to watch. That's not just a stumbling block -- it's a wall. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 9, 2017
76% Atypical: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Repeatedly wrongheaded decisions, mostly from Elsa, turn Atypical into a contrived mess shockingly fast; you watch it go from potential Netflix gem to no-thanks network hash in roughly four episodes. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 9, 2017
75% Get Shorty: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Not only is the third time the charm for Epix and its ventures into scripted series, but the third time -- in the guise of the improbable Get Shorty -- is charming, addictive and an eye-opener of impeccable quality. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 9, 2017
100% Insecure: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "In season two, Insecure picks up its ongoing story of life and seems almost immediately stronger in its ability to tell those stories -- no doubt because the ensemble has more resonance. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 9, 2017
70% I'm Sorry: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Early on the show feels like it's already in rhythm, which is a nice surprise. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 13, 2017
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