Matt Richenthal

Matt Richenthal

Agrees with the Tomatometer 0% of the time.

Publications:
TV Fanatic
Total Reviews:
37

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Showing 1 - 37 of 37
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4.8/5 97% Game of Thrones: Season 2 (TV, 2012) " I marveled at how this sweeping epic has incorporated new characters, while still upping the ante for our returning favorites. " — TV Fanatic
Posted Feb 7, 2014
4.7/5 100% Friday Night Lights: Season 4 (TV, 2009-2010) " What's been so enthralling about this drama is not that it puts a fresh or unique spin on such issues; just that it takes us so fully into the minds of the characters involved in them. " — TV Fanatic
Posted Feb 3, 2014
5/5 100% Breaking Bad: Season 4 (TV, 2011) " Just truly amazing stuff all around. " — TV Fanatic
Posted Jan 15, 2014
4.5/5 100% The Vampire Diaries: Season 5 (TV, 2013-2014) " The Vampire Diaries Season 5 has a fresh feel to it, with plenty of new territory to mine at Whitmore, Delena as a certified couple and Silas as a fun, threatening villain. " — TV Fanatic
Posted Oct 4, 2013
4.5/5 86% Modern Family: Season 2 (TV, 2010-2011) " As usual, what makes this show work better than any sitcom on TV is the manner in which it doesn't beg for laughs. " — TV Fanatic
Posted Sep 20, 2013
4/5 88% Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " Brooklyn Nine-Nine is the best new comedy on television for two simple reasons: 1. Andy Samberg. 2. Andre Braugher. " — TV Fanatic
Posted Sep 18, 2013
4/5 100% The Vampire Diaries: Season 3 (TV, 2011-2012) " [There were a lot of] shocking moments leaving me wanting a lot more Mystic Falls. Is it September yet? " — TV Fanatic
Posted Sep 16, 2013
4.5/5 80% Pretty Little Liars: Season 2 (TV, 2011-2012) " It delivered the sort of intrigue that will force us to tune in on Tuesday nights all summer and ask: What's next?!? " — TV Fanatic
Posted Sep 9, 2013
4.7/5 60% Glee: Season 3 (TV, 2011-2012) " There was no agenda, be it related to sex or drugs or homosexuality. Instead, there was simply time spent with New Directions and the realistic problems many of them would face in real life. " — TV Fanatic
Posted Sep 6, 2013
57% Melrose Place: Season 1 (TV, 2009-2010) " The show has an intriguing mystery story to build off right away. Unlike 90210, which cast[ed] former stars such as Tori Spelling for no plot-based reason other than nostalgia, Melrose Place gives both Sydney and Michael a vital reason to be around. " — TV Fanatic
Posted Aug 12, 2013
4.6/5 60% Dexter: Season 8 (TV, 2013) " I'm fully on board. I was blown away by the recovery of Dexter Season 7 and I'm impressed with one hour so far of Dexter Season 8. " — TV Fanatic
Posted Jun 30, 2013
4/5 40% True Blood: Season 6 (TV, 2013) " This premiere pretty much ran in place with the major cliffhanging issue of True Blood Season 5, keeping Bill's new powers and identity a mystery to both the viewers and himself. That was a letdown. " — TV Fanatic
Posted Jun 16, 2013
4.2/5 100% Game of Thrones: Season 3 (TV, 2013) " Easily the most enjoyable of all Game of Thrones characters, Tyrion is now faced with a journey back to importance, which ought to make for a fascinating watch, largely because he's so intertwined with King's Landing itself. " — TV Fanatic
Posted Mar 31, 2013
4/5 76% Community: Season 4 (TV, 2013) " It's beyond a thrill to just have these amazing characters back in our lives. " — TV Fanatic
Posted Feb 7, 2013
4.8/5 65% The Following: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " It was an intense hour of television, one that moved at a brisk pace and featured more violence and gore than we've ever witnessed on network television. I loved every second of it. " — TV Fanatic
Posted Jan 21, 2013
4.8/5 77% American Horror Story: Asylum (TV, 2012-2013) " There's substance to the insanity; there's already a direction and a cohesion I simply didn't find in the first version of AHS. " — TV Fanatic
Posted Oct 17, 2012
4.1/5 83% The Vampire Diaries: Season 4 (TV, 2012-2013) " Realistically, there's only so long so many supernaturals could reside in one place in secret. " — TV Fanatic
Posted Oct 11, 2012
3.4/5 58% 666 Park Avenue: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013) " It's simply trying to be a campy hour of fun every Sunday night. But if that's the case, it needs to go all in. " — TV Fanatic
Posted Sep 30, 2012
5/5 80% Dexter: Season 7 (TV, 2012) " From the opening confrontation to the shocking final few seconds, I may have taken two breaths. " — TV Fanatic
Posted Sep 30, 2012
4.6/5 95% Parks and Recreation: Season 5 (TV, 2012-2013) " Few other (if any) sitcoms can pull off such a realistic, heartfelt portrayal without losing the laughs. " — TV Fanatic
Posted Sep 20, 2012
3.3/5 60% Weeds: Season 8 (TV, 2012) " I'm all in for the final season, I'll do my best to keep an open mind, but perhaps Weeds and Nancy would have been best served if they were not revived. " — TV Fanatic
Posted Jul 1, 2012
4.6/5 100% Louie: Season 3 (TV, 2012) " It's a masterful balancing act pulled off by C.K. He makes you squirm, he makes you think, he makes you laugh. " — TV Fanatic
Posted Jun 28, 2012
5/5 80% Smash: Season 1 (TV, 2012) " There's no letdown in any of the pacing, dialogue or overall mature, intelligent way Smash approaches a universe that no other series has ever dared touch. " — TV Fanatic
Posted Feb 6, 2012
3/5 64% American Horror Story: AHS (TV, 2011) " I just need more for my viewing pleasure than a furrowed brow. The aim of a series can't be solely to leave viewers asking WTF at the end of every episode, or, heck, every scene. " — TV Fanatic
Posted Oct 5, 2011
4/5 100% The Good Wife: Season 3 (TV, 2011-2012) " Is there any other series on television that could handle the topic of Israel/Palestinian relations in such an even-handed manner? Most shows wouldn't even go near the topic. But The Good Wife dove right in. " — TV Fanatic
Posted Sep 26, 2011
4/5 84% New Girl: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2012) " I am proudly on Team Zooey is Awesome, making New Girl my favorite new comedy of the fall. " — TV Fanatic
Posted Sep 20, 2011
4.7/5 46% The Secret Circle: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2012) " I can safely say: so far, so mysteriously, enjoyably, attractively good. " — TV Fanatic
Posted Sep 15, 2011
3.8/5 74% Wilfred: Season 1 (TV, 2011) " There's potential there, and I trust FX more than any other network. " — TV Fanatic
Posted Jun 23, 2011
4/5 100% The Good Wife: Season 2 (TV, 2010-2011) " Overall, a solid start to season two, but I do worry that the show is tossing too many balls in the air. " — TV Fanatic
Posted Sep 29, 2010
3.7/5 —— 90210: Season 3 (TV, 2010-2011) " I have no problem with a somewhat predictable storyline, as long as those involved make me care enough about their struggle. " — TV Fanatic
Posted Sep 13, 2010
4.2/5 100% The Vampire Diaries: Season 2 (TV, 2010-2011) " [It has] The same fast-paced, action-packed, oh-no-that-didn't-just-happen-did-it?!? twists and turns that made this the best new show on television last year. " — TV Fanatic
Posted Sep 9, 2010
4.2/5 80% The Big C: Season 1 (TV, 2010) " It ought to be titled The Big P, as in: The Big Platform...for Laura Linney. " — TV Fanatic
Posted Aug 16, 2010
3.5/5 91% Huge: Season 1 (TV, 2010) " What the show does portray quite accurately is the various ways in which a young woman's self-image issues can be manifested. " — TV Fanatic
Posted Jun 29, 2010
4.7/5 44% Happy Town: Season 1 (TV, 2010) " It wants to scare us, sure, but it's also aware that it's a campy television show version of most horror movies. " — TV Fanatic
Posted Apr 29, 2010
74% 24: Day 8 (TV, 2010) " Any long-time fan of the drama has to smile and subtly pump his/her fist at the countdown, the multiple on-screen boxes and all the familiar reminders that one of the best produced shows is back on TV. " — TV Fanatic
Posted Jan 17, 2010
4/5 85% The Good Wife: Season 1 (TV, 2009-2010) " The CBS drama remained true to the formula that's gotten it this far: strong storytelling and powerful performances. " — TV Fanatic
Posted Aug 28, 2009
4.5/5 85% Sons of Anarchy: Season 1 (TV, 2008) " Holy emotional ball - errr, body? - of fire, that was intense. " — TV Fanatic
Posted Sep 3, 2008
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