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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet The Expanse: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "To be more certain of survival in this unforgiving atmosphere, this middling space saga will have to reach a higher orbit, and quickly. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 23, 2015
80% Saints & Strangers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The fine cast does what it can with the material, and it's admirable that the drama does not downplay the ways in which the belligerence, cooperation and betrayal of the 1620s went on to embed itself in the tangled DNA of American life. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 20, 2015
96% The Man in the High Castle: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "There is not much hope in this serious, ambitious drama, but there are moments of real connection that make one believe that individuals - and even images - can make a difference. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 19, 2015
92% Marvel's Jessica Jones: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Not just a contender for the title Best Marvel-related TV Property; in a supremely crowded TV scene, it is one of the year's most distinctive new dramas. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 17, 2015
51% Into the Badlands: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Into the Badlands is a welcome addition to the television scene. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 12, 2015
86% Peaky Blinders: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "However familiar its building blocks, the U.K. gangster drama is positively bursting with irrepressible energy, and it's proof that, whatever a show's premise, capable execution is everything. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Nov 9, 2015
60% Flesh and Bone: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Flesh and Bone doesn't do much with the majority of Claire's fellow dancers, focusing instead on a leaden and increasingly dominant story about how Claire's past is sabotaging her present. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 4, 2015
100% Master of None: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "A bracing blend of nimble comedy and knowing cultural commentary. It's as if an earnest op-ed piece came to vivid life in an effort to make the viewer laugh out loud - and succeeded in the attempt. " ‐ Variety
Posted Nov 2, 2015
89% Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Season 1 (TV, 2008-2009) "Complexity is fine, but when the plot is Byzantine and the characters lack all depth, the result is either irritation or boredom. " ‐ Chicago Tribune
Posted Oct 30, 2015
100% The Returned: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "The word "atmospheric" gets used a lot in television and film reviews, but few dramas deserve the adjective more than The Returned. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 30, 2015
16% Wicked City: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "A trifling and thoroughly inert drama about a murderer who is called "a tragic soul" in the program's press notes. There is something tragic about "Wicked City," but it's not the lead character. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 23, 2015
98% Mr. Robot: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Mr. Robot is poised on a knife's edge. Its debut season has been so impressive and so adventurous yet assured that I almost fear what comes next. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Oct 20, 2015
100% The Knick: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "This show is always paying attention, always figuring out what characters are trying (and often failing) to suppress. Its characters may be buttoned up in corsets and waistcoats, but the world of The Knick is recognizably unruly and reliably complex. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 16, 2015
100% Jane the Virgin: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "The season 2 premiere is an even more accomplished distillation of the show's consistently invigorating mixture. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 12, 2015
92% Manhattan: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "Television has no shortage of male characters with large egos and conflicted hearts, but Hickey makes Winter's flaws and his stoic endurance equally intriguing. " ‐ Variety
Posted Oct 9, 2015
100% Empire: Season 2 Episode 1 "In its second season, Empire's stilettos are sharper, its gloss is glossier and its enjoyably soapy turns are even larger than life, if that's possible. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Sep 23, 2015
95% Empire: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "In its second season, Empire's stilettos are sharper, its gloss is glossier and its enjoyably soapy turns are even larger than life, if that's possible. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Sep 23, 2015
64% The Muppets: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Even if the mockumentary format was working -- and who knows, it might seem like a better fit later in the season -- the conception of the core characters leaves a lot to be desired. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Sep 21, 2015
97% Supergirl: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Supergirl is the new broadcast network program with the most potential, in my book. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Sep 18, 2015
7% Rosewood: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Rosewood is a prime example of the broadcast networks' retreat into predictability and characters and relationships that fail to supply reasons to return. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Sep 18, 2015
83% Quantico: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "This drama, known by critics as either Grey's Academy or How to Get Away With Terror, is sleek trash, but it's sleek trash I quite enjoyed, even though I could see a few seams and shortcuts. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Sep 18, 2015
38% The Player: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The Player also leans heavily on the idea that there is a great deal of delightful entertainment to be derived from watching 99 percent of the world serve as playthings for the 1 percent. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Sep 18, 2015
29% Minority Report: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "If Minority Report had a little more depth, that might have distracted from the pilot's vaguely argued thesis, which amounts to a defense of living in a police state in which everyone is constantly monitored all the time. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Sep 18, 2015
59% Limitless: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Limitless comes off as rote, slick and bloodless.The show is based on the film of the same name and expect occasional Bradley Cooper drop-ins, but unless Limitless lives up to its name and starts achieving far more of its potential, I'll pass. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Sep 18, 2015
43% Heroes Reborn: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Unless the show improves from this more or less adequate premiere and shows consistent flair and originality, I can't in good conscience recommend Heroes Reborn over the sterling comic books, new and old, the property continues to imitate. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Sep 18, 2015
54% Code Black: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "As rendered here, none of its medical crises or characters are terribly compelling, and as much as I want to like a drama that gives big roles to the wonderful Marcia Gay Harden and Luis Guzm├ín, this just didn't quicken my pulse. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Sep 18, 2015
62% Blood & Oil: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The characters here, however, never rise beyond the level of cardboard cutouts, aside from Don Johnson's canny oil baron, and as we found with the "Dallas" revival, one savvy old dude can't always carry an entire show on his back... " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Sep 18, 2015
66% Blindspot: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The Blindspot pilot is more or less efficient enough, even though few aspects of the premise make any real sense, but it might work for fans of The Blacklist, another purplish, semi-threadbare conspiracy thriller. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Sep 18, 2015
49% The Bastard Executioner: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "You wouldn't think a show that regularly slices people up would lack focus, energy and momentum, but this one does. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Sep 11, 2015
100% Mr. Robot: Season 1 Episode 10 "The twisty finale left me nerve-jangled and amped up, in a good way. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Sep 3, 2015
100% Strike Back: Season 4 (TV, 2015) "I have very much enjoyed this show, which has always exuded an intelligence that made it both enjoyably substantial and emotionally engaging. But all good things must come to an end. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Aug 3, 2015
79% 7 Days in Hell "You'd have to search far and wide to find a program that hits its chosen target with such concentrated glee. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Aug 3, 2015
91% The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 13 "The first two acts of The Walking Dead Season 2 finale were full of excitement, honest to God suspense and characters who came up with pretty decent plans on the fly. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Jul 28, 2015
80% True Detective : Season 1 Episode 8 "Both men stopped performing. They just connected, or tried to. That's why Marty didn't have "a care in the world," and that's why I generally liked how Season 1 ended, despite some clanging moments here and there. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Jun 3, 2015
92% Mad Men: Season 7 Episode 14 "I didn't expect Mad Men to tie everything up neatly -- far from it, given what the show has been about for the past seven seasons. But let's just say that some past season finales were more satisfying and resonant than the series finale was. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted May 18, 2015
74% The Whispers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Many interior scenes are over-lit and thus not spooky, and there's just a blandness in the casting and the production design that does nothing to help The Whispers build up the kind of mysterious atmosphere it needs to work. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted May 14, 2015
56% Aquarius: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The show's middling execution hobbles this plodding drama, especially when Mulder is not around. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted May 14, 2015
22% Between: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Between boasts a reasonably strong foundation, and its storylines receive promising execution. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted May 14, 2015
86% Wayward Pines: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The characters are thinner than cardboard cutouts, and I could see every "twist" coming from a mile away. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted May 14, 2015
96% Mad Men: Season 7 Episode 13 "I want my favorite shows to break my heart, and Mad Men did that in this episode. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted May 11, 2015
97% Mad Men: Season 7 Episode 12 "Well, that was entirely too much fun. I don't want to give all my money to lawyers in order to find out for sure, but tonight's Mad Men episode might have supplied an illegal quantity of enjoyment. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted May 4, 2015
100% Penny Dreadful: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "It somehow manages to be an escapist pleasure full of Dickensian interiors and lush paeans to pleasure and gore, and also a deliberately calibrated character drama, as well. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Apr 29, 2015
97% Mad Men: Season 7 Episode 11 "What power this episode had, what skill. Nothing is more fun than Mad Men when it's firing on all cylinders, and as we've seen in the past, the best episodes are often the ones that involve maximum office intrigue and secret work shenanigans. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Apr 28, 2015
89% Mad Men: Season 7 Episode 10 "What was amusing in this hour -- in the right ways -- was the fact that nobody has time for Don's bullsh-t anymore. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Apr 20, 2015
85% Orphan Black: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "The good news is, Sarah, Cosima and the other clones retain most of the real estate in this gorgeously grimy biothriller, and watching the established characters relate to each other is still a lot of fun. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Apr 17, 2015
64% Mad Men: Season 7 Episode 9 "This episode of Mad Men just left me with a very tired feeling -- that feeling you get when you've spent too much time traveling down the same roads over and over. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Apr 14, 2015
96% Mad Men: Season 7 Episode 8 "The good news is that the ending of "Severance" gave me reason for optimism. Much of the episode was a loving tour of Mad Men moments from the past. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Apr 6, 2015
97% Wolf Hall: Series 1 (TV, 2015) "It's to the show's credit that the six-part miniseries does a fine job of both telling a complex political tale and capturing the elliptical, observational spirit of Mantel's books. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Apr 2, 2015
92% iZombie: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The dialogue, the world and the cast are all enjoyable, and the show simply exudes potential. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Mar 17, 2015
50% Powers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The actors have no chemistry together and their characters lack the kind of depth and texture that a well-crafted TV project would have been able to give them. " ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Mar 10, 2015
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