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Dan Fienberg

Dan Fienberg

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Roots: Miniseries (TV, 2016) "This Roots feels rejuvenated and vital, capable of stirring up valuable discussion and launching or accelerating the careers for a dozen members of its main cast. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 26, 2016
38% Wayward Pines: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "There are definitely more abbies in the second season, but if what you liked about the first was the insidious unknown, that's gone with little to replace it. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 24, 2016
92% Preacher: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Count me mostly in the positive column for Preacher, which is uneven, pulpy, profane and occasionally nonsensical, but also reeks of high ambition, a challenging moral worldview, richly visual storytelling and frequent audacity. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 19, 2016
93% Lady Dynamite: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Committing thoroughly is what Lady Dynamite does best, because there are moments here that stray as close to a Charlie Kaufman-style fragmented depiction of a troubled psyche as anything I've seen on TV. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 16, 2016
27% Chelsea: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Inquisitive Chelsea is a talk show host I might periodically want to check in on. Pompously Dim-Witted Chelsea is a show I can pass on. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 16, 2016
88% All the Way "Transferred from the stage, Cranston's performance remains outsized, but probably proportionate to Johnson himself. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 4, 2016
100% Flowers: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "It's a twisted, miserable, gloomy, eccentric family comedy that looks and feels like nothing on TV at the moment. There still won't be anything on TV like it even after it launches, because... [Flowers] is the first original series for... Seeso. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 4, 2016
92% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 1 "The sixth Game of Thrones premiere did what it needed to for me, putting this mammoth locomotive back on the track and showing again that even with less and less of Martin's published material to rely on, Weiss and Benioff know how to move it forward. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 24, 2016
53% Containment: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "It's no surprise that in our golden entertainment age of Angry Birds: The Movie and Ouija Board: The Movie somebody finally decided to just make Cough, Cough - You're Dead: The Limited Event Series. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 19, 2016
100% Jackie Robinson: Season One (TV, 2016) "Jackie Robinson is another nourishing and satisfying addition to the constantly growing Burns-PBS library, and the more fool anybody who had doubts. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 11, 2016
82% The Detour: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Some viewers may take a little time to shake off the show's occasional misses, but when the show hits, it hits with sharp and intelligent writing, versatile direction and performances that honor the insanity of it all. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 8, 2016
33% Dice: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Being the Dice Man was all about never having to say you're sorry, and Dice is too much a spineless apology. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 5, 2016
79% Confirmation "Confirmation goes for something more dispassionate and even with the fine acting and a great built-in story, delivers something less enlightening and less enjoyable. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 1, 2016
86% Wynonna Earp: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Wynonna Earp isn't as sharp, funny, thematically rich and consistently well-cast as Buffy was even in its bumpy opening season, there are enough elements in common to justify a tenuous comparison and enough small pleasures to encourage continued viewing. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 31, 2016
24% Rush Hour: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The failure to adequately replace Chan's genius is where Rush Hour ultimately disappoints most. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 30, 2016
53% The Ranch: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The Ranch... turns out to be unexpectedly sensitive, well-acted and formally adventurous, in addition to often being broadly funny. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 30, 2016
17% Heartbeat: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Heartbeat is so invested in using its title and medical milieu for symbolic or transferrable meaning that I suspect the creative team almost would appreciate my condemnation that Heartbeat is, sadly, a show without much of a pulse. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 18, 2016
20% Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "A shameless combination of international b-roll and Trump Era paranoia, CBS' new spinoff Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders is a pure distillation of xenophobia " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 16, 2016
75% Marvel's Daredevil: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "You can't replace a Wilson Fisk, but Daredevil still has its brooding, punchy pieces in place for a promising second season. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 16, 2016
40% Flaked: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "In short, there are very good reasons why Will Arnett would have wanted to make Flaked and why Netflix would have made it possible. The reasons for viewers to watch are less compelling. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 10, 2016
93% Underground: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Underground is a thriller, an adventure yarn, before it's a Brussels sprouts message drama. Perhaps that's why Underground may not find itself an Emmy contender, but why it ought to be able to attract an enthusiastic audience. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 8, 2016
11% Damien: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "A&E's Damien joins the (Omen) franchise, offering spooky and violent moments through its first five episodes, but struggling to find the narrative momentum necessary to work as an ongoing series. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 7, 2016
86% House of Cards: Season 4 (TV, 2016) "Significantly more happens this season, much of it absurd and contrived, but at least it's better than a total absence of on-screen incident. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 2, 2016
67% The Real O'Neals: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The Real O'Neals is yet another fit for the (ABC) network. It doesn't start smoothly, but as we always say, comedies often require extra time to find their footing and with Plimpton, Ferguson and Galvin, the right pieces are in place. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 29, 2016
87% Hap and Leonard: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "With Mickle and Damici in their comfort zone and Williams and Purefoy as key anchors, Hap and Leonard should be a winner for SundanceTV. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 24, 2016
33% Fuller House: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Probably moreso than with any of the other recent television reboots, every reaction to Fuller House from both the studio audience and probably the home audience will be nigh on Pavlovian, and it's a study in how little needs to be done to produce drool. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 23, 2016
83% Girls: Season 5 (TV, 2016) "What makes Girls so appealing in its fifth season -- assuming you ever thought it was appealing before -- is seeing the clash between characters who don't change and circumstances that do. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 22, 2016
87% Love: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Most of Love doesn't feel new, but it's committed and if you can shake the fact that there are a dozen shows with similar moves and if you can warm up to the prickly, but probably realistic, characters, there's a lot to like, if not love. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 15, 2016
100% Full Frontal With Samantha Bee: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The terrain is still forming, but there's a clear place for Full Frontal after this assured, effective debut. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 9, 2016
91% Grease: Live (2016) "It took less than five minutes into Fox's Grease: Live for director Thomas Kail to throw down the gauntlet, kick it out the door and slam the door shut on just about any future live musicals when it comes to sheer technical dexterity. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Feb 1, 2016
78% Outsiders: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Outsiders has the backdrop and characters of a much better series, but insufficient sense of the paces to put them through, which becomes more and more of a problem as it progresses and fails to deepen. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 26, 2016
68% Madoff: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Working from ABC News correspondent Brian Ross' research and book The Madoff Chronicles, the movie has enough juicy details to remain very watchable, and Dreyfuss is having a great time playing this awful man. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 26, 2016
49% Lucifer: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Somewhere along the way, you're very likely to find yourself wondering if this is the least interesting thing Beelzebub has ever done while killing time on the mortal plane. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 25, 2016
59% DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Despite springing from those two platforms, Legends of Tomorrow can't make its characters jell, can't clarify its narrative mission and can't get out of its own way and stop talking. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 20, 2016
97% The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "In The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Murphy, Alexander, Karaszewski and much of the cast give entertaining voice to the outrage and the obsession and some of the real people involved. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 19, 2016
72% Mercy Street: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Mercy Street milks ample drama from the terrifying prospect of facing even the most minor of procedures in an era in which anesthesia was considered unnecessary and the most scientific testing involved sniffing. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 19, 2016
83% War & Peace: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The cast and pervasive prettiness of the surroundings may be enough to encourage some viewers to seek out Tolstoy to fill in and make sense of the myriad limitations and gaps. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 19, 2016
97% American Crime: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "This American Crime installment relies heavily on largely unproven young actors, and in the early going there are no weak links, though Ridley's "gotcha" character twists often require actors to take an episode or two to settle in. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 5, 2016
56% Shades of Blue: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "As a vehicle to stretch her acting muscles, Lopez has no need to justify this foray onto the small screen, though all but her biggest fans may struggle to make it to the end to see how things got so disheveled. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 3, 2016
73% Billions: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "It's handsome and well-produced, but its treatment of excess is almost matter-of-fact, lacking the zest one might want from a show about people spending tens of millions on houses in the Hamptons or jetting off to Quebec to hang with Metallica. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 3, 2016
35% Bordertown: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Azaria, usually remarkably versatile, has done the character no favors by choosing a voice I'd describe as Simpsons Fanboy Imitates Comic Book Guy. Worst. Vocal Decision. Ever. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 3, 2016
50% Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "In addition to boasting a needlessly wordy title, Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life is a generally frantic effort, failing to settle on a structure or rhythm... and, despite some wholly appealing performances at its center, never finding its voice. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jan 3, 2016
B+ 98% Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015) "Montage of Heck is about the representation and self-representation of Kurt Cobain, a fascinating process for any figure whose entire fame was based on modes of self-representation. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jan 3, 2016
71% Homeland: Season 5 Episode 12 "If you thought that this season was interesting because of the ISIS/Syrian orphans/Islamic militance of it all, the finale just shrugged and quickly moved on. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 21, 2015
A- 98% Finders Keepers (2015) "Finders Keepers has the sort of plot that no screenwriter in his or her right mind would ever dream up. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Dec 21, 2015
97% Making a Murderer: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "After one episode, I was curious. After two episodes, I was concerned. After three episodes, I was angry. And now, having seen four episodes, there's a fair amount of champing at the bit. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 17, 2015
82% F Is for Family: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "F Is for Family is entertainingly honest. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 9, 2015
78% A Very Murray Christmas (2015) "A Very Murray Christmas is a boozy, snarky, melancholic gathering spiked with welcome whimsy, quirky celebrity cameos and effective doses of Yuletide earnestness. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 7, 2015
91% The Wiz Live! "The most important elements in the success of The Wiz Live! come from Leon and Robinson and their accumulation of a rather remarkable assortment of talent to populate the stages at Grumman Studios. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 4, 2015
76% The Expanse: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Inhabiting the world of The Expanse is much easier, though, than caring about any part of it in the early-going. " ‐ Hollywood Reporter
Posted Dec 1, 2015
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