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Margaret Lyons

Margaret Lyons

Agrees with the Tomatometer 79% of the time.

Margaret Lyons's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Magazine/Vulture, Time Out

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Game of Thrones: Season 1 Episode 6 "Tyrion's "confession." So fantastic. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 22, 2016
80% Game of Thrones: Season 1 Episode 3 "(1) I still find parts of the show deeply, deeply boring. Please, don't show me sword fighting - give me more of that national debt conversation! How riveting. (2) I need a little more development from the characters who are changing. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 22, 2016
92% Game of Thrones: Season 1 Episode 5 "Large chunks of the episodes still drag (how much genealogy can I listen to before experiencing telehibernation?), characters blur together, and despite small spots of explosive conflict, it's been a lot of hurry up and wait ... for winter or whatever. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 22, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 1 Episode 10 "We moved the plot forward - though I'm sort of loathe to describe the action in a linear way. Other shows move "forward." This show just moves ... outward. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 22, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 1 Episode 9 "There was a ton to love about "Baelor," particularly from Tyrion and Bronn, whom the show (books?) has come to rely on for any sense of levity. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 22, 2016
33% Fuller House: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Fuller House's great achievement is that it is not the absolute worst show in history. That cannot possibly be reason enough to make something. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 25, 2016
87% Love: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Love doesn't feel like it has much to say. I like you, Love. But i don't like you like you. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 18, 2016
83% You, Me and the Apocalypse: Series 1 (TV, 2015) "YM&TA is actually a charmer - smart, original, oddball, and probably the best show on NBC's current roster. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 2, 2016
79% Chelsea Does: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "It has a very effective blend of breeziness and seriousness: Handler's total abandon in asking frank, maybe rude questions of some of her subjects is part of the show's charm, and her incredulity and persistence often serve her and the series well. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 22, 2016
92% Angie Tribeca: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "So much of watching Angie felt like watching the most popular show from another country, one where the only jokes come from puns and sight gags, and spilling something is considered high humor. And I just don't have the same customs and contexts. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 15, 2016
No Score Yet Sesame Street: Season 46 (TV, 2016) "The audience is younger, and might watch on their own screens, and maybe just one video at a time. But it's still Sesame Street. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 12, 2016
80% Killing Fields: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Killing Fields is doing what so many other shows in the last ten years seem to be doing, and to its severe detriment: taking a compelling idea and turning it into another damn cop show. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 7, 2016
97% Making a Murderer: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's a harrowing but worthy trip. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 17, 2015
97% Transparent: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "Everything that was a big part of the first season is back, but more: The show's loose fantasy boundaries are even more permeable, the Judaism is more present, everyone's worst trait is more squarely front-and-center. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 14, 2015
91% The Wiz Live! "It was fantastic. Where the others felt unintentionally campy and ridiculous, or downright strained and awkward, The Wiz had it figured out. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 4, 2015
89% One Mississippi: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Rare is the show, heck, rare is the anything that knows how to be moving but not mawkish, honest but kind, credibly sad but not dreary or depressing. Pilots almost never feel this whole, this actualized. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Nov 6, 2015
100% Master of None: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "But if Master of None isn't perfect, it's awfully damn close. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Nov 4, 2015
90% Casual: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "There's just not quite enough happening, either in depth or in breadth or in originality or in hilarity or tragedy or musicality or in the dazzle department. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 30, 2015
88% HUMANS: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "An impressively fleshed-out show, joining the ranks of other robo-oriented substantive dramas. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 28, 2015
90% Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The show is based on the series of popular books, and it's cheeky and fun in all the ways you'd want. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 28, 2015
16% Wicked City: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "You've got to hand it to Wicked City. The show certainly paid for the rights to use lot of '80s songs. Just a bunch of 'em, really crammed in there. That's about all you have to give it credit for. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 27, 2015
13% Truth Be Told: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "This show is not provocative. It is not a conversation-starter, it is not thoughtful, it is not sharp, it is not enlightening. Truth was initially titled People Are Talking, which seems like a more accurate description of what's happening on the show. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 16, 2015
100% Deutschland 83: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Action sequences blend with tightly specific period details, family drama, and political grandstanding, all coming together to ensure that any one moment is never about only one thing. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 16, 2015
96% Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "I'm sold. The craziest thing about Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is how boldly itself it is when so many other shows are attempting to be each other. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 9, 2015
87% The Leftovers: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "The early arc of season two is as interesting as anything on TV in ages - absorbing, complicated, textured. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 1, 2015
7% Dr. Ken: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "That is not a flattering lens for Dr. Ken. Better to look away completely. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Oct 1, 2015
83% Quantico: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Quantico is a hell of a promising pilot. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 25, 2015
38% The Player: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The Player might not be the dumbest show of all time ... but it's up there. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 24, 2015
7% Rosewood: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Rosewood is a snooze and a half. The dialogue is awful, the series largely humorless, and every move that happens in the pilot is something you've seen done better elsewhere. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 23, 2015
59% Scream Queens: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Scream Queens' visual details alone elevate it beyond just about every other series premiere this week. Even if the party ends badly, at least there's the certainty it'll be fun for a while. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 22, 2015
58% Limitless: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Limitless at least seems to have a sliver of a sense of humor, and its voice-over works better than other shows'. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 22, 2015
43% Heroes Reborn: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "Even though Heroes Reborn is an actual retread, it still feels more original than CBS's Code Black or Fox's Rosewood. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 22, 2015
66% Blindspot: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The show moves briskly enough, and the performances are all fine, but the show's, well, blind spot is its off-putting use of women as props. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 21, 2015
63% Life in Pieces: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "The show feels brittle and impersonal. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 19, 2015
78% Narcos: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "In addition to being a terrifically solid ten episodes, Narcos feels like the most of-its-moment show that any show has ever been -- a distillation of the best, or at least the trendiest, aspects of contemporary television and film. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 28, 2015
77% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Unfortunately, despite strong performances, particularly from Dickens and Curtis, it's hard to care what happens to anyone, or to listen to the dialogue and not pray for some kind of bear attack. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 21, 2015
88% Documentary Now!: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's enough footage for a charming clip, but not for a whole episode. Or season. Or series. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 20, 2015
53% Blunt Talk: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Stewart's unbelievable warmth helps, but it's not quite enough to anchor the show. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 20, 2015
100% Mr. Robot: Season 1 Episode 8 "But among all the surprises in the episode, one stood out as the most surprising, and that was the sense that the show might actually be able to pull this off. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 14, 2015
31% True Detective : Season 2 Episode 8 "Sunday night's True Detective finale tied up the seasons' convoluted plotlines but ultimately struggled to find emotional resonance from its various characters. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 10, 2015
92% Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "If you like WHAS, you will find FDOC funny and spirited and weird and delightful. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 30, 2015
84% I Am Cait: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Each scene felt as choreographed as a ballet, as deftly applied as the hair extensions we see Kylie and Cait giggle over: Fake, but fake for our behalf. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 28, 2015
94% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "Texas, the '80s, and early computers: Sounds good! Actually, the first season was not so good, but the second season has really picked up. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 2, 2015
70% Another Period: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's very funny and very odd, with production values reminiscent of Drunk History, and the same feeling of "Oh boy, they seem like they're having a really good time" that that series engenders. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 2, 2015
80% Ballers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Look, we all love the Rock. That's basically the point of America. So the fact that even he cannot liven things up should indicate just how rote Ballers feels. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 19, 2015
100% Catastrophe: Series 1 (TV, 2015) "[Catastrophe is] an example of how little premise good comedy actually needs: Specificity, yes; joy, yes; charisma and wit and smarts, yes. He's Rob, she's Sharon. And that's kind of it. Go. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 18, 2015
67% Sense8: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "A truly good show has to be more than just eyeball-tickling. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 5, 2015
74% The Whispers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "As the show digs harder into its sci-fi elements (it's loosely based on a Ray Bradbury short story called "Zero Hour," in which children facilitate an alien invasion), and pushes into the whole global-mayhem option, it picks up a little juice. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 2, 2015
98% UnReal: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "If UnREAL's not careful, we might fall in love. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 2, 2015
22% Between: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The dialogue on Between is horrendous, and the performances are not much better. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 22, 2015
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