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Brandon Nowalk

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C- 81% London Spy: Series 1 (TV, 2015) "The reasons the romance lacks life and the mystery lacks intrigue are one and the same: Plot leads character. London Spy is a game someone else is playing. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 21, 2016
A 90% The Knick: Season 2 Episode 10 ""This is all we are" is almost a mission statement for The Knick, or so it has seemed. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 19, 2015
A- 100% The Knick: Season 2 Episode 9 "The three themes of sex, parenting, and power combine in the chilling title scene. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 12, 2015
A- 100% The Knick: Season 2 Episode 8 "It's an intersection of the season's horror and its feminism. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 6, 2015
A- 100% The Knick: Season 2 Episode 7 "The "Get The Rope" of season two, "Williams And Walker" weaves every story and thematic throughline of the season together when a mob descends upon the ball. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 28, 2015
B+ 100% The Knick: Season 2 Episode 6 "The episode ends on the strongest note of tenuous reconciliation. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 21, 2015
C 80% The Knick: Season 2 Episode 5 "Halfway through The Knick's handsome second season, I'm wondering if this is going anywhere. Where's the drama? " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 14, 2015
B+ 100% The Knick: Season 2 Episode 4 "As always, Cleary has quite a way with words. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 9, 2015
A- 100% Getting On: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "Three seasons in, the body comedy can be a little predictable... But then the nurses react to the incident with funny, moving humanity, and Getting On demonstrates what makes it so special. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 6, 2015
100% The Knick: Season 2 Episode 3 "Not that it's a surprise, but the episode is thorough: These paragons of virtue are facades. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 2, 2015
100% The Knick: Season 2 Episode 2 "The two highlights of the episode are two kinds of horror scenes. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 24, 2015
A- 100% Rectify: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "That's one of Rectify's gifts, reframing the ordinary as exotic. The first sign that season three is getting off on the right foot is that it starts with Ted Jr. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 19, 2015
A No Score Yet Please Like Me: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "It's sweet, self-deprecating, wise -- exactly the right tonal mix for Please Like Me in general. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 19, 2015
A- 100% The Knick: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "The once and future staff of the Knick want to help those in need, but they're just bodies themselves. They can be chemically manipulated, physically disintegrated, socially isolated. They can be beaten. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 19, 2015
A- 92% The Knick: Season 2 Episode 1 "A detached retina, a bowl of teeth, a nose peeled back-the human body has been beaten down by 1901 on The Knick. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 19, 2015
B+ 92% Manhattan: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "Frank's the one with the vision and grit Charlie Isaacs is looking for, and he's the one whose absence pulls all the main characters together. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 14, 2015
A- No Score Yet Please Like Me: Season 2 (TV, 2014) "Please Like Me has filled out beautifully. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 8, 2015
A 82% The Knick: Season 1 Episode 10 "Even before this final act, "Crutchfield" was the most exquisite episode of The Knick, but after it, "Crutchfield" is evangelism material. Every new shot is diamond. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 7, 2015
A 80% The Knick: Season 1 Episode 9 ""The Golden Lotus" is no lugubrious slog through perfectly ironic misery like other cable dramas. For one thing it's funny, and in ways that I can't quite capture with transcription because the jokes are so character-based. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 7, 2015
B 91% The Knick: Season 1 Episode 8 ""Working Late A Lot" is shot through with a sacred-profane contrast that itself has both snarky and sincere uses. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 7, 2015
A 91% The Knick: Season 1 Episode 7 "It's easy to get swept up in "Get The Rope" is what I'm saying, and as an emergency episode it succeeds wildly. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 7, 2015
A- 80% The Knick: Season 1 Episode 6 "It's such a funny, exciting, sad hour-the most I've felt watching The Knick since the premiere-but then the final scene leaves us with a sense of intense revulsion and the title takes that feeling and applies it to the whole episode. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 7, 2015
B+ 80% The Knick: Season 1 Episode 5 "I don't know what's going on in his head, but I know there's an actual brain at work. And I can't look away. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 7, 2015
A- 90% The Knick: Season 1 Episode 4 "So episodes like "Where's The Dignity" largely ride on what's happening and how, not that there's anything wrong with that. In fact, What's Happening is wild. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 7, 2015
B- 90% The Knick: Season 1 Episode 3 "Focus, sweat, speed, pain, control. At the end he checks his pulse, looking dazed but cool. It's amazing what The Knick can do without dialogue. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 7, 2015
B 90% The Knick: Season 1 Episode 2 "The list of ways "Mr. Paris Shoes" diverges from the average antihero drama begins in that opening scene, which cross-cuts between Cornelia and Dr. Edwards preparing for the day. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 7, 2015
91% The Knick: Season 1 Episode 1 "The Knick seduces in three parts: first that modern composition, then the music, and finally the first action sequence. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 2, 2015
B+ 53% Blunt Talk: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Blunt Talk sounds broad and goofy on paper, and it has its moments, such as the Benny Hill throwback where cops chase Walter around a car, but Ames keeps such a straight face that the show never feels like it's going out of bounds. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 24, 2015
B 88% HUMANS: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Pretty much any time an Other is treated as less than human in science-fiction, we're primed to root for the Other and to pat ourselves on the back for our empathy. What Humans does better than anything I can think of is present the other side. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 29, 2015
B 100% Deutschland 83: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It doesn't rush the set-up. Now we'll see if it's typically this simple or if it can get a little knottier with more time. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 18, 2015
C- 65% True Detective : Season 2 (TV, 2015) "Season two of True Detective is a different animal, a linear L.A. detective story about a dead city manager with mob ties, but the case that binds the four main characters doesn't generate many sparks. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 18, 2015
A- 88% Game of Thrones: Season 5 Episode 9 ""The Dance Of Dragons" really stacks the deck in case we weren't sure how to feel about characters like Stannis or Dany. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 8, 2015
A- 91% Cucumber: Series 1 (TV, 2015) "The premiere is a smart, deft character study, and it just sets things in motion. Cucumber takes after Henry that way. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 14, 2015
B+ 100% Banana: Series 1 (TV, 2015) "Where sex is angry and sad and pathetic on Cucumber, it's almost entirely comic relief on Banana. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 14, 2015
B- 91% Louie: Season 5 (TV, 2015) "Louie the man can be boring, but the world around him is as vibrant as can be. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 10, 2015
83% Dawson's Creek: Season 1 (TV, 1998) "Dawson's Creek has as promising an introduction as any teen soap. The opening scene is remarkably efficient, introducing Spielberg, sex, and the central romance of the series, all in Kevin Williamson's snappy, pop-literate dialogue. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 3, 2015
No Score Yet Dawson's Creek: Season 2 (TV, 1998-1999) "Despite the inauspicious opening image of Dawson Leery's puckered lips, season two of Dawson's Creek finds its own distinct flavor of glorious, sweaty, adolescent melodrama. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 3, 2015
D+ 0% Point of Honor: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's on the macro level that Point Of Honor really fails. It's clever enough to give the ex-slaves some attention, but its understanding of slavery is as shallow as the rest. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 15, 2015
B+ 89% Looking: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "Everyone is pretty much where we left them. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 12, 2015
B- 67% Glee: Season 6 (TV, 2015) "It wouldn't be Glee without dreaming big. Or it would, but it would be season five. So far, I prefer season six. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 12, 2015
91% Game of Thrones: Season 4 Episode 9 ""The Watchers On The Wall" is the kind of thing that needed to happen years ago. The episode has done more to make that place and those characters come alive than anything yet. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 7, 2015
B- No Score Yet Vicious: Season 1 Episode 7 "It takes a whole episode, but in the final lines, the Christmas special finally gets back to being truly Vicious. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 29, 2014
B+ 72% Constantine: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "In a good year for comic adaptations, Constantine balances the heavy mood of Gotham with the heavy plotting of The Flash. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 27, 2014
B- 67% A to Z: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "I'm looking forward to the second date. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 3, 2014
B 57% Selfie: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Eliza may seem vapid, and Selfie may seem broad, but there's more to this one than meets the eye. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 1, 2014
B+ 100% Key & Peele: Season 4 (TV, 2014) "Where there used to be a firm boundary between when we were watching Key and Peele and when we were watching them perform, now it's much softer. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 25, 2014
A- 88% The Knick: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "The Knick is such modern television it's like a shot of cocaine between the toes. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 24, 2014
D+ 40% Scorpion: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "Scorpion feels like a world cut down to types. Look no further than the premise: It's partly a dramatization of the generation gap, all of culture distilled to these free-spirited tech-savvy millennials and their straitlaced boomer handler. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 22, 2014
A- 80% Vicious: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "Vicious is an apotheosis of the form: Its theatricality is expert, its rote insult comedy is delicious but not unyielding, and its unhip datedness is mined for exactly that quality. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 27, 2014
C+ 94% The Normal Heart (2014) "Unfortunately, powerful as the play is, Ryan Murphy's adaptation of it makes for a cinematic tearjerker that's more relentless than it is masterful. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 22, 2014
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