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Emily Nussbaum

Emily Nussbaum

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Emily Nussbaum's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New Yorker, Slate

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Broad City: Season 3 (TV, 2016) "Broad City offers something zany, warmhearted, and sweetly liberatory, like a piñata spilling out Red Hots, Plan B, and pot snickerdoodles. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Feb 29, 2016
72% Billions: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "If becoming Axe requires a little insider trading, maybe you're a prig to object. Billions doesn't care about your politics, or abstractions about justice. It knows what you want. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Feb 15, 2016
77% Vinyl: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Vinyl, in other words, is the Hard Rock Café: chaos for tourists. Still, if you squint, you can see what the creative team was going for-a deep dive into the muck of a long-lost Manhattan, all bets off, no safe places, no trigger warnings. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Feb 15, 2016
97% The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "An addictive, miraculously well-cast dramatization of the 1995 murder case. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Feb 1, 2016
100% Younger: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "Younger has a disarming blend of brass and humility. The second season, judging from the first three episodes, is a real step up. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jan 19, 2016
96% Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "This is a ridiculously high level of difficulty for any new show, which makes it all the more miraculous that Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, like its heroine, has such eccentric, slow-build charisma. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jan 19, 2016
97% Transparent: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "Jill Soloway's stealth masterpiece Transparent, which is now in its second season, on Amazon, is a different kind of seducer, a TV series that makes revolutionary art seem both irresistible and inevitable. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Dec 29, 2015
93% Marvel's Jessica Jones: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "In a genre format that is often reflexively juvenile about sexuality, Jessica Jones is distinctly adult, an allegory that is unafraid of ugliness. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Dec 14, 2015
93% The Mindy Project: Season 4 (TV, 2015-2016) "There's plenty to admire in the show's willingness to cross the wires, to resist giving the audience what it craves. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Dec 9, 2015
98% Orange is the New Black: Season 2 (TV, 2014) "I scarfed the rest of the season down as if it were a sleeve of Thin Mints. No regrets. By the finale, Season 2 is stronger than Season 1, largely because it's more uncompromising about its characters, at once more nuanced and more damning. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Nov 17, 2015
100% Getting On: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "Getting On, which is based on the acclaimed British original, and which is now in its final season on HBO, lingers in my mind as much as, if not more than, almost any other dark comedy, even in this era of exceptionally good options. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Nov 16, 2015
100% Deutschland 83: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's a slinky thriller, well scored, well paced, cast with beautiful faces. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Oct 16, 2015
100% Catastrophe: Series 1 (TV, 2015) "The show's crass, often filthy jokes are delivered so adroitly they feel elegant instead of juvenile. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Oct 14, 2015
96% You're the Worst: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "The first two episodes of the new season struggle slightly, now that Gretchen and Jimmy are living together... And yet your fingers are crossed for the show to make the leap. In TV, as in love, some things are worth the commitment. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Sep 14, 2015
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "These integrated ads (call 'em what they are) are surely a job requirement... But that doesn't mean they're not gross " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Sep 10, 2015
96% Orange is the New Black: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "Orange is always, damningly, about how institutions crush the illusion of the individual. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Aug 31, 2015
97% Show Me a Hero: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The show's wonkiest policy debates are also its liveliest scene. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Aug 28, 2015
94% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "It's not that the show is revelatory art-a plot about Gordon receiving a diagnosis of brain damage verges on bathos. But it doesn't need to be. It's effective doing what it does best, which is to be a platform for a fascinating, buried period of history. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Aug 3, 2015
98% UnReal: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "UnREAL takes a fresh route into the subject matter by dramatizing the lives of the producers, especially Rachel, who, despite appearances, considers herself a feminist-she's the type who might watch Everlasting, but from an ironic distance. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jun 29, 2015
97% Hannibal: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "It's possible, of course, that I love the show because it confirms my worst suspicions about food culture. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jun 22, 2015
91% Cucumber: Series 1 (TV, 2015) "The single best episode, the sixth, is like nothing else I've seen this year; I won't spoil it, but will say that it made me sob. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jun 2, 2015
92% Mad Men: Season 7 Episode 14 "I don't think the show was saying that real change is impossible. In fact, nearly everyone around Don changed quite a lot, and in ways that ring true for people living through decades-a real rarity in a TV show. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted May 18, 2015
100% Inside Amy Schumer: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "This self-mockery could turn into masochism, but somehow it never does, in part because the sharpness of the jokes is itself a form of self-assertion. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted May 4, 2015
54% The Casual Vacancy: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Perhaps the greatest contribution comes from the performance of someone who barely appears: Rory Kinnear... whose Barry is a poignant, meaningful figure, a do-gooder whose loss is real for the town's most vulnerable residents. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Apr 27, 2015
97% Wolf Hall: Series 1 (TV, 2015) "The show's deliberately paced six hours turn out to be riveting, precisely because they are committed, without apology or, often, much explanation, to the esotericism of their subject matter. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Apr 27, 2015
100% Better Call Saul: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Like its predecessor, Better Call Saul has a mordant wit: it's full of quotable put-downs and promising themes about the fuzzy line between legal and illegal skills. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Apr 7, 2015
95% Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's not the type of experience that you'd think would inspire comedy, but that's the key to Kimmy Schmidt's ambition: by making horrible things funny, it suggests that surviving could be more than just living on. It could be a kind of freedom, too. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Mar 25, 2015
75% Being Mary Jane: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "As provocative as the show's themes are, Being Mary Jane keeps wavering in its perspective on the title character, a problem that deepens as the first season goes on. Do we root for Mary Jane? Or roll our eyes? " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Mar 20, 2015
100% The Americans: Season 3 (TV, 2015) ""The Americans" is a bleak show that ends each episode with heartbreak. It's also a thrilling, moving, clever show about human intimacy-possibly the best current drama out there. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Mar 18, 2015
94% The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst: Season 1 (TV, 2015) ""The Jinx" is wickedly entertaining: funny, morbid, and sad, at once exploitative and high-minded, a moral lasagna of questionable aesthetic choices (including reconstructions of ghastly events) and riveting interviews. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Mar 11, 2015
91% Fresh Off the Boat: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Fresh Off the Boat is unlikely to dismantle the master's house. But it opens a door. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Mar 4, 2015
86% black-ish: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "The series has transformed from hokey formula into one of the goofiest, most reliably enjoyable comedies around. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Mar 4, 2015
80% Empire: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The show is a pleasure in another way, too: since it's set in a largely African-American industry, it has an easy, organic platform on which to play out stories about race and class, ones that rarely show up on network TV. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jan 21, 2015
95% Mozart in the Jungle: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "There's a silly montage of various musicians and their sexual styles; hot maestros are besieged by crowds of autograph hounds. Yet the silliness can be infectious. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jan 21, 2015
100% Black Mirror: Season 1 (TV, 2011) "For all the show's inventive storytelling, its true provocation is its righteous outrage, which shares something with Mike White's whistle-blower series Enlightened, although it's overlaid with a dark filter. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Jan 7, 2015
82% Homeland: Season 4 (TV, 2014) "The show has returned to its roots as an espionage thriller, in part by taking an unsentimental view of its heroine's worst behavior. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Dec 8, 2014
95% The Affair: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "My own fantasies, like those of a bored therapist, have begun to drift toward alternative pairings, such as a revenge fling between the two neglected spouses. Anything but Alison and Noah, with their upside-down mouths and sad talk about fate. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Dec 8, 2014
87% American Horror Story: Freak Show (TV, 2014) "Refreshingly, the season is also genuinely frightening, with at least one truly nightmarish vision per week. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Dec 1, 2014
85% The Comeback: Season 2 (TV, 2014) "With her Katharine Hepburn warble and her synthetic grin, Kudrow's Valerie is a marvel: the performance veers toward cruel camp, then shivers with vulnerability. Like Holly Golightly, Valerie is no phony, because she's a real phony. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Nov 11, 2014
100% Jane the Virgin: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "Jane the Virgin takes a forthright approach, allowing its characters to respond with logic and empathy, even when confronted with the most absurd events. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Oct 27, 2014
96% Olive Kitteridge: Season One (TV, 2014) "Olive Kitteridge is evidence that even the most daunting adaptation can work, without displacing its source material. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Oct 27, 2014
98% Transparent: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Transparent is reflexively compassionate when it comes to human mess. In search of love and intimacy, Soloway's characters do some idiotic things but, with each mistake, Transparent just looks closer. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Sep 22, 2014
100% Happy Valley: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "There's something refreshing about how Happy Valley treats violence not as power but as chaos, an inevitable psychological decay that causes even the worst criminals to turn on one another as the cops close in. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Sep 22, 2014
81% You're the Worst: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Over nine episodes, the characters take leaps in complexity, as the origins of their personalities emerge, from Gretchen's hoarder-level slovenliness to Jimmy's toxic feud with a bookstore owner. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Sep 11, 2014
91% Outlander: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "The female perspective is a welcome change. It's sheer pleasure, no guilt allowed. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Sep 8, 2014
58% Red Band Society: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "The show mines a primal adolescent fantasy: that sickness might be a form of glamour... Whether you find this conceit offensive or escapist will depend on your mood. For me, the crassness outweighed any charm. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Sep 8, 2014
100% Justified: Season 4 (TV, 2013) "The truth is, Justified works best when it embraces its procedural roots. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Aug 26, 2014
89% The Knick: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "I misjudged the show's politics: the series is much grimmer than I'd [previously] understood, less preachy and more legitimately nihilistic about the circumstances surrounding scientific and social progress. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Aug 18, 2014
87% Mad Men: Season 7 (TV, 2014-2015) "In any case, I ate this episode up, from the realistically tender state of Don's marriage onward. This show may be a timepiece. But it's also, for better or worse, a conversation piece. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Apr 15, 2014
97% The Americans: Season 2 (TV, 2014) "I'd recommend skipping work, ignoring your family, going directly to iTunes or Amazon, and watching the first season, binge-style, while drinking vodka. " ‐ New Yorker
Posted Feb 27, 2014
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