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Gail Pennington

Gail Pennington

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
92% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 1 "All in all, a satisfyingly eventful episode. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Apr 25, 2016
4/4 93% The Night Manager: Miniseries (TV, 2016) "Each weekly episode of The Night Manager will feel too short. But the pleasure is so great that we should probably thank AMC for letting it stretch out over six weeks. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Apr 19, 2016
3/4 79% Confirmation "Confirmation succeeds in making us re-examine attitudes from the vantage point of a quarter century, and also in reminding us that politics is an ugly business. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2.5/4 43% Game of Silence: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Game of Silence doesn't seem to be worth the effort required to sort out its twisted plotting. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Apr 13, 2016
2/4 0% Hunters: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Honestly, I seldom had any idea what was going on in the first hour of Hunters, which flashes back and forward and features hallucinations and nightmares, with action shot mostly in the dark. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Apr 11, 2016
53% The Ranch: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The Bennetts feel real, and so, surprisingly, does their ranch, even if it's just a stage set. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Mar 31, 2016
2.5/4 80% Lopez: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Lopez is unusually edgy for TV Land, taking on such topics as the perils of fame and making direct hits on Lopez himself. Timely (if not always fresh-feeling) topics range from race and class to social media and last summer's Los Angeles drought. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Mar 31, 2016
3/4 80% The Path: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Dark and fascinating. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Mar 28, 2016
3/4 80% Grantchester: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "Grantchester always goes down as easily as a cup of sweet and milky tea. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Mar 28, 2016
1.5/4 70% The Catch: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The Catch is a dead fish. Spare yourself; throw it back. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Mar 24, 2016
100% Happy Valley: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "TV drama doesn't get better than this. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Mar 22, 2016
1/4 17% Heartbeat: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The rest of us aren't likely to last much past the scene in which Alex pounds on the glass walls in her boss' office and shrieks, "I'm not leaving without my heart!" Whatever. Just go. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Mar 22, 2016
2/4 32% The Bronze (2016) "There are some laughs in "The Bronze," but more time in which we might wish it would end already. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Mar 17, 2016
4/4 100% The Americans: Season 4 (TV, 2016) "The Americans is one of TV's best drama series, if not the best, and it's also one of the most challenging. There are details to remember, nuances to catch and morality to ponder. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Mar 16, 2016
32% Crowded: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "If you think what TV comedies need to be funnier is louder laugh tracks, NBC's Crowded is for you. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Mar 15, 2016
3/4 90% And Then There Were None: Miniseries (TV, 2015) "Even though it was written in 1939, as a serialized newspaper story, it feels modern in its moral complexities. Fans of British mysteries, cozy or edgy, won't want to miss it. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Mar 14, 2016
3/4 93% Underground: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The characters of the slaves are sharply drawn, the action riveting and the mood not always grim. Hodge and Smollett-Bell are magical together. All that makes Underground an important series that doesn't feel like medicine going down. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Mar 10, 2016
90% Downton Abbey: Series 6 Episode 9 "When did you choke up? For me, it was when Lady Mary said to Carson, "You know how dear you are to me." But other scenes, including the very last one, were also sniffle-inducing. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Mar 7, 2016
1.5/4 11% Damien: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Despite coming from Glen Mazzara of The Walking Dead, Damien is just dreary. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Mar 7, 2016
B 86% The X-Files: Season 10 Episode 2 "Lots of classic X-Files plotting; plus, Mulder and Scully remember their lost son, William. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Feb 23, 2016
A 100% The X-Files: Season 10 Episode 3 "Grade A. Darin Morgan, one of the show's great original writers, crafted a funny and touching "monster of the week" episode with nods to the past. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Feb 23, 2016
A+ 85% The X-Files: Season 10 Episode 4 "Anderson gave a heartbreaking, award-worthy performance as Scully suffered a great loss, but the episode, written by executive producer Glen Morgan, also featured monster thrills. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Feb 23, 2016
D 69% The X-Files: Season 10 Episode 5 "Just when we thought we were getting somewhere came this episode, written by creator Chris Carter, that was both silly (Mulder on a drug trip!) and preachy . " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Feb 23, 2016
D 32% The X-Files: Season 10 Episode 6 "There was a little good stuff here and ridiculous (the alien DNA hooey, the disturbing anti-vaccine scare element), plus a cliffhanger ending. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Feb 23, 2016
3/4 87% Love: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The title is Love, but Netflix didn't debut its new comedy on Valentine's Day. Maybe that's because, to its credit, Love is not nearly sappy enough for a day devoted to romance with a capital "R." " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Feb 18, 2016
3/4 80% 11.22.63: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "JFK assassination conspiracy theorists won't be disappointed with King's whodunit premise in 11/22/63, although they might argue with it. Likewise, the miniseries has something for fans of science fiction, romance and thrillers in general. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Feb 15, 2016
3/4 77% Vinyl: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "An exciting and completely unique dramedy, with music. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Feb 10, 2016
3/4 58% The X-Files: Season 10 Episode 1 "Fans of the original may be intrigued, but I can't imagine new viewers embracing this episode and saying, "Oh, now I get why 'The X-Files' was so popular." " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Feb 4, 2016
2.5/4 68% Madoff: Season 1 (TV, 2016) " It feels gimmicky, with Dreyfuss talking to the camera to boast about himself, and opts to tell the story in an artsy way that doesn't service the message. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Feb 3, 2016
91% Grease: Live (2016) "Fox raised the bar on TV musicals Sunday night with its ambitious, wildly energetic and mostly entertaining Grease: Live. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Feb 1, 2016
4/4 97% The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Insightful and even important as it is, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story succeeds best as riveting entertainment. Just as with the original trial, it's hard to stop watching. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Feb 1, 2016
3/4 83% You, Me and the Apocalypse: Series 1 (TV, 2015) "The world is ending. How funny is that? Pretty darn funny, at least as depicted in You, Me and the Apocalypse. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jan 28, 2016
2/4 69% The Magicians: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "With so many characters, and such an abundance of twists and turns and truths and lies, keeping up is exhausting even in the first two hours. And none of the characters, especially the mopey Quentin, is engaging enough to make it worth the effort. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jan 26, 2016
2.5/4 49% Lucifer: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Protests have been heard against turning Lucifer into a good guy, but in fact, he's mainly just a smug jerk with a creepy smile. And as his reluctant sidekick, German is as bland as her counterparts on a lot of better shows. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jan 26, 2016
1/4 78% Outsiders: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "An exhausting trek through mountain muck. An epic American tragedy may be concealed behind all those bad teeth and worse accents, but in the early going (I've seen only one episode) the slog toward uncovering it is unbearable. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jan 26, 2016
3/4 58% The X-Files: Season 10 (TV, 2016) "Fans of the original may be intrigued, but I can't imagine new viewers embracing this episode and saying, "Oh, now I get why 'The X-Files' was so popular." " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jan 25, 2016
3/4 59% DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1 (TV, 2016) " I found Legends, in which time traveler Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) unites various heroes to stop the future destruction of humanity, surprisingly engaging. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Jan 22, 2016
3.5/4 87% Downton Abbey: Series 6 (TV, 2015) "The final Downton season is satisfying, engaging and nostalgic. And if there is, at some point, a movie? You know we'll be watching. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Dec 30, 2015
2/4 76% The Expanse: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "There's a lot to get a grip on, and it might help to have read the books. If I tried to explain in full, we'd be here all day, and I couldn't do it anyway. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Dec 14, 2015
3/4 69% Childhood's End: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Childhood's End is great looking, with impressive special effects. It's also extremely slow, at least in the two hours previewed, and none of the characters is especially engaging. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Dec 14, 2015
78% Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors "The story is a sweet one, and Coat of Many Colors does what it does very well. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Dec 11, 2015
91% The Wiz Live! "An abundance of commercials and a striking lack of Toto didn't keep The Wiz Live! from being NBC's best holiday production yet. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Dec 4, 2015
1.5/4 54% Superstore: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "In the early going, though, it isn't quite as funny as something you'd see in a real big-box store in St. Louis any given weekend. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Dec 1, 2015
3/4 80% Saints & Strangers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Most impressively, Saints & Strangers allows the Native Americans to speak in their own languages, with subtitles. That alone makes the miniseries as realistic as any depiction of the Plymouth Colony seen on screen. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Nov 23, 2015
3/4 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "An exciting, involving finale, streamlining the complicated end game of Collins' story without shortchanging the climactic action. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Nov 19, 2015
1/4 33% By The Sea (2015) "It's very, very slow, with probably only 20 minutes in a two-plus-hour movie in which something could be said to be happening. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Nov 19, 2015
100% Spotless: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Thoughtful and more deliberately paced than a comparable U.S. show might be. There is dark humor along with the drama, and entertaining action as well. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Nov 18, 2015
53% Into the Badlands: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "I think we know where this is going, but the journey should be entertaining. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Nov 12, 2015
28% Agent X: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Bursts of violence aside, "Agent X" doesn't work well as an action thriller. And while watching it for comedy, intentional or not, is more enjoyable, that's probably no reason to tune in every week. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Nov 9, 2015
60% Flesh and Bone: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "There is rivalry, sexual harassment and pole dancing. A schizophrenic homeless man sometimes seems like the most well-balanced character. All this is frequently hard to watch, but also impossibly addictive... breaking away proved difficult. " ‐ St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted Nov 9, 2015
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