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Brian Lowry

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Homegrown: The Counter-Terror Dilemma "Feels like part of a necessary conversation, but hardly the final word on it. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 9, 2016
75% Vinyl: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "This is a huge project that perhaps only HBO could deliver. But so far, the album isn't quite as good as the liner notes. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 9, 2016
100% Full Frontal With Samantha Bee: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Bee delivered a promising and pointed debut, demonstrating that when it comes to political satire, she can sting with the best of them. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 9, 2016
No Score Yet Love: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Frequently irritating protagonists that will present a challenge to viewers' rooting interest, but there are enough moments of sheer awkwardness and bawdy humor to make this a series a core audience should be able to like, if not, you know, love. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 8, 2016
No Score Yet American Experience: Season 28 Episode 4 "This 92-year-old case still resonates - an American Experience that, given TV's fascination with true crime, is one of those areas where history appears destined to keep repeating itself. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 8, 2016
No Score Yet Frontline: The Fantasy Sports Gamble "It's important stuff, not just because of the potential damage these sites can cause, but also because they have gained credibility through sponsorship deals with sports-related media. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 8, 2016
61% The X-Files: Season 10 Episode 1 "The harsh truth in here is that it's as if creator Chris Carter and his collaborators have forgotten what people liked about the show. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 4, 2016
68% Madoff: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Those who invest their time in Madoff shouldn't come away feeling fleeced, exactly, but given the inherent dramatic possibilities in the story, the return for viewers seems at best marginal. " ‐ Variety
Posted Feb 1, 2016
83% 11.22.63: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The resulting eight-part miniseries is an uneven affair, at times feeling as if it's meandering through history en route to its frantic closing kick. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 28, 2016
No Score Yet Better Call Saul: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "For all the accolades the show has garnered, it likely will never match the highs its sire delivered; still, as season two begins, Saul has more than demonstrated that it can stand on its own " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 28, 2016
97% The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Although People v. O.J. commits a few minor fumbles, almost everyone here has acquitted themselves honorably, in roles that, for the most part, fit them like a glove. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 27, 2016
No Score Yet American Masters: Season 30 Episode 1 " While an hour is hardly sufficient to fully do justice to Nichols' rich stage, film and performing resume, it's enough to provide ample insight into why so many speak of the artist - who died in 2014, at the age of 83 - so reverently and affectionately. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 27, 2016
82% You, Me and the Apocalypse: Series 1 (TV, 2015) "With its unwieldy moniker, off-putting subject matter, hard-to-classify tone, and the sheer leap of faith required to reach the stage where the show finally begins to take shape, [it] looks like a long shot to attract much of an audience. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 26, 2016
No Score Yet Murder in Mexico "This straightforward account manages to dramatize these events without unfairly putting its thumb on the scales of justice. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 25, 2016
77% Outsiders: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The casting trumps much of the material, but the series quickly establishes a strong sense of place in the wilds of a still-untamed pocket of America. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 22, 2016
49% Lucifer: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "If something smells a little rancid, unfortunately, it's less likely brimstone than the stale whiff of a warmed-over concept. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 21, 2016
56% DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The resulting hour is certainly impressive from a visual standpoint, with bountiful dollops of action. Yet based on the mix of personalities, this colorful series will have to improve significantly to achieve even near-legendary status. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 19, 2016
67% Dark Net: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "While some of it is interesting in a circus-sideshow manner, it feels like a late arrival to the Catfish party. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 19, 2016
80% Marvel's Agent Carter: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "Get past the surface, though, and it once again looks as if the show has been relegated to the role of little more than handsome placeholder to break up SHIELD's season - all dressed up, perhaps, but as outfitted, with no real place to go. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 15, 2016
57% The X-Files: Season 10 (TV, 2016) "The harsh truth in here is that it's as if creator Chris Carter and his collaborators have forgotten what people liked about the show. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 13, 2016
92% Angie Tribeca: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Filled with as many cameos as puns and deadpan one-liners, the series starts out with a goofy energy. But in terms of those expecting much staying power, given how slim the conceit is, surely, you can't be serious. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 13, 2016
67% Teachers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The writing is fast, dry and filled with solid gags. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 11, 2016
100% Younger: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "Younger remains slick and modestly sexy, but Liza's predicament - basically a Working Girl ruse, with an age-discrimination riff built into it - always seemed to come with an expiration date " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 11, 2016
56% Shades of Blue: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The opening sequence in Shades of Blue feels unexpectedly timely, as police shoot an African-American suspect, then cover up the details. After that, though, this NBC drama becomes extremely familiar. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 5, 2016
97% American Crime: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "For those with the patience to invest in it, missing out on American Crime would indeed be criminal. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 4, 2016
100% Man Seeking Woman: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "In terms of seeking a connection with a sitcom, there's plenty here to like. " ‐ Variety
Posted Jan 4, 2016
50% Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "A fitfully funny comedy built around a group of twentysomething guys who keep finding themselves in epic and strange situations. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 31, 2015
100% Galavant: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "So savor this brief run, that's really quite good fun, because blink and you might miss out on Galavant. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 30, 2015
35% Bordertown: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Bordertown, at least initially, lands on the right side of the fence. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 30, 2015
87% Downton Abbey: Series 6 (TV, 2015) "What seems clear, as Downton strolls toward the finish line, is that the show's influence will reverberate well beyond its five-year run. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 29, 2015
82% Mozart in the Jungle: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "Offering a view from the balcony, Mozart in the Jungle is a pleasant enough addition to Amazon's playlist. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 29, 2015
79% Luther: Season 4 (TV, 2015) "There's still fun to be had in watching Elba occupy this role, playing a troubled detective who has the misfortune to run across a lot of bad guys prone to committing truly sadistic, gruesome crimes. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 15, 2015
97% Making a Murderer: Season 1 (TV, 2015) ""Riveting" is an overused, even lazy, term in criticism, but it's hard to think of one that better applies to Making a Murderer, Netflix's stunning 10-part documentary. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 14, 2015
69% Childhood's End: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The miniseries is certainly watchable, and the experiment represents a valiant effort. But in TV terms, Childhood's End ultimately feels trapped between worlds - a program that's alternately oversimplified and perhaps a bit too evolved for its own good. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 9, 2015
82% F Is for Family: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "So while the show is likely to evoke twinges of recognition - especially among those who saw Star Wars in a theater - to borrow the parlance of the times, it isn't as fully actualized as it could have been. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 8, 2015
78% Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors "Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors is a TV movie like mama used to make - a relentlessly faith-based holiday confection geared toward an audience that had reason to feel underserved by network television. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 8, 2015
91% The Wiz Live! "Grading on a curve, The Wiz ranks as the most satisfying of NBC's three efforts. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 4, 2015
88% Bessie (2015) "Bessie isn't a perfect movie. But for HBO's purposes, it's a big-time noisemaker - one with the kind of show-stopping work that, when they start handing out trophies, isn't likely to leave its star singin' the blues. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 3, 2015
63% Telenovela: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The episodes previewed have a breezy, unpretentious quality, and Longoria offers a reminder that she's a pretty gifted comedienne, as evidenced by some of the show's physical bits. " ‐ Variety
Posted Dec 3, 2015
54% Superstore: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "While much of this is familiar - and even echoes that "People of Walmart" Web meme - the show comes closer to approximating the desired mix of sweetness and silliness than most of the network's workplace series have since The Office." " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 30, 2015
60% Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow "High art it's not, but unlike most overstuffed Lifetime movies, the whole family can watch together, and nobody winds up a chalk outline. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 19, 2015
77% House of Cards: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "After all the pawns Frank felled in playing his elaborate chess game, in resetting the board House of Cards had the good sense to shrewdly focus on its king, queen and one particularly conflicted knight. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 17, 2015
85% House of Cards: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "For now, to quote another politician, mission accomplished. And as in D.C., if "House of Cards" is deemed enough of a success by whatever criteria Netflix employs to keep the money flowing, you can bet everybody will get in line. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 17, 2015
46% Chicago Med: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's possible to admire the competence of Chicago Med's execution - and little moments, with Oliver Platt as the gentle chief of psychiatry - while at the same time feeling as numb as if a strong sedative were being administered. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 16, 2015
28% The Art of More: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Despite the star power, the cast is all over the place. And while the scheming and deal-making with nefarious characters raises the stakes to life-or-death proportions, the serialized plot never manages to make these raiders of lost art fully compelling. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 16, 2015
80% Bloodline: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Those who give Bloodline a chance will, pretty quickly, find themselves hooked. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 12, 2015
No Score Yet The Royals: Season 2 (TV, 2015-2016) "The Royals doesn't ascend very high on the rung of cable dramas. But to its credit, the show isn't entirely predictable, and even at its most ridiculous, it's almost never boring. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 11, 2015
88% W/ Bob and David: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The intervening years have brought an explosion of similar series, and nothing about the targets or topics feels distinctive enough here to merit much enthusiasm for this limited run of four episodes, plus a "Making of" special. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 10, 2015
23% Donny!: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "A watered-down version of Starz's Blunt Talk, already a watered-down version of The Larry Sanders Show. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 9, 2015
89% Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Season 1 (TV, 2008-2009) "Perhaps more significantly, Clone Wars - drawing from all the quadrants of the Star Wars universe - brought the fun back to Lucas' creation, which, in the movies, at times came to feel like an obligation. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 6, 2015
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