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Mike Hale

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
17% Special Correspondents (2016) "There's nothing wrong with the type of movie "Special Correspondents" wants to be. The problem is that Mr. Gervais doesn't appear capable of making a good version of it. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 28, 2016
100% The Americans: Season 4 Episode 7 ""Travel Agents," was a splendid demonstration of the show's ability - more rare than you'd think in the peak-TV era - to do more than one thing well. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 28, 2016
40% Rebellion: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "In the three-night mini-series Rebellion, serious historical drama goes up against tedious soap opera, and the battle ends in more or less of a stalemate. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 22, 2016
100% The Americans: Season 4 Episode 6 "The Americans gave us what we wanted on Wednesday night - well, what a lot of us wanted, I suspect. The episode, "The Rat," was the apotheosis of Martha Hanson. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 21, 2016
91% Time Traveling Bong: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "A painless, quickly forgotten experience during which you may laugh for reasons that won't be entirely clear. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 20, 2016
93% The Night Manager: Miniseries (TV, 2016) "The Night Manager was Mr. le Carré's first post-Cold War novel... Two decades later, the replacements he found already feel quaint, and the same can be said of this glossy, generic adaptation. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 19, 2016
83% 12 Monkeys: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "B-level science-fiction comfort food. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 18, 2016
96% Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "What sets the show apart is its tireless, formless, free-flowing pursuit of laughs - and a cast that can ride that wave while also giving some human dimension to what are essentially vaudevillian characters. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 15, 2016
100% The Americans: Season 4 Episode 5 "Best. "Under Pressure" Scene. Ever. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 14, 2016
100% The Americans: Season 4 Episode 4 "The episode was engineered to give [Nina's] fate maximum poignancy - or maybe just shock value. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 7, 2016
100% The Americans: Season 4 Episode 3 "The new plot thread also allowed for the amusement of seeing Elizabeth as a Mary Kay recruit, a job her spy training suits her for. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 31, 2016
75% Marvel's Daredevil: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "Daredevil is still a solid crime-fighter action drama, with handsome, dimly lighted camerawork reflecting the point of view of its blind hero and fight choreography that's economical but effective. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 18, 2016
100% Happy Valley: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "Happy Valley is Ms. Lancashire's show, top to bottom, and with her weary eyes and commanding physicality, she conveys every ounce of Catherine's strength and her catastrophic grief. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 16, 2016
20% Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Beyond Borders, like its predecessors, is by no description a good show, but you can see the warm-bath appeal of its consistency and the insidious way in which it combines splatter-film scare tactics with pop-psychology platitudes and affirmations. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 16, 2016
90% And Then There Were None: Miniseries (TV, 2015) "Once the gathering of the victims has been completed and the murderer goes to work, the series settles into a satisfyingly eerie groove. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 14, 2016
38% Me Him Her (2016) "Mr. Landis's sensibility, which combines sitcom jokiness with mumblecore sentimentality, tends to be more grating than amusing in "Me Him Her," though scattered moments will make you laugh. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 10, 2016
100% Bosch: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "The pleasures of Bosch are narrow but intense. Along with the fealty to California noir come a convincing realism and an avoidance of contrived, sensational story lines. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 10, 2016
11% Damien: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Mr. James, who resembles a less intense Frederick Weller, makes a lightweight Antichrist. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 7, 2016
86% Hap and Leonard: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The sleepy, swampy ambience is tangible. The characters are appealing, if a little thin around the edges. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 2, 2016
100% Prey: Series 1 (TV, 2016) "A fairly entertaining British crime series " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 25, 2016
82% Girls: Season 5 (TV, 2016) "The friends' travails are presented in a kinder and gentler manner than we're used to, and the balance has shifted away from cringey awkwardness and toward something resembling warmth. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 22, 2016
77% Vinyl: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "You might want to keep Vinyl spinning, though, if only for Bobby Cannavale's smart, sardonic portrayal of Richie Finestra. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 12, 2016
No Score Yet No Más Bebés "Outrage may be America's leading source of energy right now, and it seems endlessly renewable. No Más Bebés adds to the supply but in an understated, melancholy way that leaves you more sad than angry. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 5, 2016
92% Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown to Off the Wall "He's made a fan's film, and he's happy to let us know it, shouting out questions from behind the camera and cackling loudly when he particularly likes an answer. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 4, 2016
68% Madoff: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Madoff is Mr. Dreyfuss's show, though, and while the charismatic character he puts on screen, generous and loyal to a fault, may not jibe with our impression of the real Mr. Madoff, he's fun to watch. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 2, 2016
78% Outsiders: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Like a lot of other serial dramas with double-digit episodes, Outsiders sets up a confrontation and then has to find ways to keep it from happening too soon. Someone needs to "mynin" (pray) that they become more interesting. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 25, 2016
69% The Magicians: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The show is different enough in its details that from moment to moment you can forget how derivative it is. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 25, 2016
82% London Spy: Series 1 (TV, 2015) "London Spy is a mood piece, set in a blue-and-gray London and taking long, dawdling detours between plot twists. This might have worked if the mystery elements had been more coherent and interesting. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 21, 2016
72% Mercy Street: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "At heart, Mercy Street... is a medical soap opera - Grey's Anatomy with crinolines - and that's the show's most entertaining aspect. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 19, 2016
78% Colony: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Eventually... what seemed intriguing starts to feel slack and inconsequential, as the focus remains on police-procedural investigations and the duplicities in the Bowmans' marriage. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 13, 2016
88% Idiotsitter: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Idiotsitter comes equipped with a more developed situation and thematic framework than usual for this genre. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 13, 2016
80% Killing Fields: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "That Killing Fields, at least by its second episode, begins to generate some whodunit interest may trace back to two of its executive producers, Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson, who worked together on Homicide: Life on the Street and Oz. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 7, 2016
1/4 41% Angel From Hell: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "[Lynch is] often hilarious and always engaging - but the show around her occasionally bogs down in its own mushiness. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 6, 2016
87% Downton Abbey: Series 6 (TV, 2015) "The [first] episode ends with a coming-together that will delight the show's die-hard fans - and help carry the rest of us through the overly sentimental reunions, unlikely outbursts, kidnappings and, yes, sudden deaths. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 4, 2016
89% The Affair: Season 2 Episode 12 "Oh come on, this is The Affair. We laugh at motive. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 21, 2015
90% The Knick: Season 2 Episode 10 ""I have bad dreams," the man said. "Really," Edwards answered, taking a long, thoughtful pause. "Tell me about them." If those were the final words of The Knick, it was a nice way to go. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 19, 2015
97% Making a Murderer: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Even in the age of the high-quality limited series, it's rare to come this close to the feeling of reading a book - immersive, compulsive and unpredictable, but also exhausting and sometimes mundane and repetitive. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 17, 2015
79% Luther: Season 4 (TV, 2015) "There's a sense of going through the motions. It's hard to be a badass forever. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 16, 2015
76% The Expanse: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's all a little too smooth and unexceptional. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 14, 2015
89% The Affair: Season 2 Episode 11 "The episode's best scene: Cole, Luisa and Cole's mom visiting Luisa's mom at the Montauk mansion where she's the housekeeper. We knew whose house it was... but it was still a surprise when Margaret Butler walked out, unaware of Cole's link to her family. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 14, 2015
100% The Knick: Season 2 Episode 9 "Amid all the rattle and hum, the best and most moving scene of the episode was its quietest. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 12, 2015
100% The Affair: Season 2 Episode 10 "Like the best episodes of In Treatment, [The Affair] was intelligent, fairly engrossing - within the limits of Noah's worldview - and a showcase for two fine actors, Dominic West and a guest star, Cynthia Nixon. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 7, 2015
100% The Knick: Season 2 Episode 8 "There was an enormous amount of incident in the episode, and Steven Soderbergh kept things moving at breakneck pace, squeezing (by my count) 32 separate scenes into about 50 minutes. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 6, 2015
0% Real Rob: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "What's Real Rob doing on Netflix, besides bringing down the curve? " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 30, 2015
88% The Affair: Season 2 Episode 9 "The Affair has never been known to shy away from a big, obvious metaphor, and this week it totally embraced one, with the fervor of Noah Solloway after his fifth or sixth drink. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 30, 2015
100% The Knick: Season 2 Episode 7 "The real stars were Steven Soderbergh and his camera. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 28, 2015
100% The Affair: Season 2 Episode 8 "Noah, Noah, Noah. Even in his moment of triumph, Noah Solloway will find a way to turn us against him. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 23, 2015
100% The Knick: Season 2 Episode 6 "The consequences of inquisitiveness and desperation were on display throughout the episode. In its poignant centerpiece, Chickering and Edwards tried to save Chickering's cancer-ridden mother. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 21, 2015
93% Marvel's Jessica Jones: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Jessica Jones isn't a procedural mystery, but it has the heart - the storytelling beats and essential optimism - of a very good broadcast-network show. It might not be the best idea to binge-watch it - it feels as if it should be watched weekly. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 18, 2015
89% The Affair: Season 2 Episode 7 "To complete the portrait of Alison as sap vs. Noah as pathological liar, we learned that the new digs were being financed, in part, by the proceeds from the sale of Alison's Montauk house. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 16, 2015
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