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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
28% The Art of More: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's... a melodrama in which nothing really matters but "Is he going to shoot?" and "Are they going to kiss?" And it doesn't matter that much. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 19, 2015
51% Into the Badlands: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The show is not much for humor... This will suit viewers who like their maiming and killing straight, who prefer their post-apocalypse untainted by irony. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 17, 2015
88% W/ Bob and David: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "There is a sweetness about it, a ripeness, a sense of fate, an air not quite autumnal but late-summery, let's say, that adds piquancy to the japery. Time is woven into its fabric. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 13, 2015
75% Highston: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "An imaginary friends comedy in which the imagined friends are real celebrities, it has something of the whimsical pictorial formality of a Wes Anderson picture, and a shared love for the weirdo and the whimsical. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 6, 2015
89% One Mississippi: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The show, which allows itself small, sweet excursions into magic realism, is best when Notaro, one of our great comics, talks longest. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 6, 2015
56% Z: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Notwithstanding the odd exhalation out of Gone With the Wind by way of Tennessee Williams... this feels unusually on-point and un-mannered for an American period piece. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 6, 2015
71% Good Girls Revolt: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The production is comically hyperbolic, the dialogue power-point pointed, and for a show at least partly about journalism, it's oddly careless with details. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 6, 2015
57% Patriot: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "There are funny little grace notes in the dialogue that make this more compelling to me than its premise or action ordinarily would. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 6, 2015
13% Edge: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The bodies pile up, and blow up, and it is just a big bloody mess, with a lot -- a lot, really a lot -- of collateral damage about which no one involved, on-screen or behind it, seems much bothered. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 6, 2015
100% Master of None: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "There are sitcom and rom-com tropes, to be sure, but more often than not the series plays with your expectations in order to subvert them. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 5, 2015
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Stephen Colbert, late of The Colbert Report, became (only) the second host of CBS' Late Show, created for David Letterman in 1993. And it was good, it was very, very good. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 3, 2015
100% The Returned: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "It's beautiful and mysterious and sad and plays its game close to its chest - a series to get lost in, if you can stand the chills, and the heat, and don't mind reading subtitles (if you don't speak French). " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 2, 2015
98% Ash vs. Evil Dead: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Let us now praise Bruce Campbell, the strong-chinned star of The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness and now Ash vs Evil Dead, which splendidly, even triumphantly converts the comedy-horror movie franchise into a TV series. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Nov 2, 2015
16% Wicked City: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Apart from some subtle work by Christensen, the series doesn't have much of interest to offer or fresh to say. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 27, 2015
No Score Yet Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration "Even including commentary from many old castmates - this is a thinner, flimsier piece than her work and her place in history demand, content to skim the surface with only an occasional glance into deeper water. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 13, 2015
100% Fargo: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "What distinguishes Fargo from most other contemporary cable crime series - and much of the modern literature of heroes and villains - is that its good guys are so fundamentally good. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 12, 2015
81% Red Oaks: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "The older characters hear a ticking clock... as the younger ones wake to new experiences. It gives the series a half-melancholy air of precious, fleeting life that makes the series something greater than its parts, and very much worth the binge. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Oct 8, 2015
68% Grandfathered: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Though the pilot hits some of the expected beats - don't muss my pants, baby with dirty hands - it doesn't revel in the comedy of discomfiture common to such stories. It doesn't artificially harden Jimmy's heart just to melt it. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 29, 2015
93% The Grinder: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It has emotional truth, let's call it, and it plays well. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 29, 2015
78% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "[Noah] is charming and composed - almost inevitably low-key compared with the habitually antic and astonished Stewart. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 29, 2015
62% Blood & Oil: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It has the aggressively prettified look, rather, of an ad for beer or a new Ford truck, and you sense that you are being sold something, rather than told a story, let alone the truth. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 28, 2015
83% Quantico: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "If hardly a moment feels plausible, the show has energy to spare and so many balls in the air by the end of the pilot that it's hard not to want to see where they will come down. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 28, 2015
95% Empire: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "For all the switchback plotting, the sudden revelations that bring some earlier plot or plotline to naught, the show never feels too obviously manipulative or out of control. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 23, 2015
7% Rosewood: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Rosewood just wants you to watch pretty people solve murders in a subtropical setting, with just enough business attached to hang a long arc on or whip up a season-finale cliffhanger, if it gets to that. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 23, 2015
64% The Muppets: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It is as clever and well constructed as many series whose casts are entirely human (and an improvement on the pilot, released to the press early in the summer). " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 22, 2015
63% Life in Pieces: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Even at its most outrageous, Life in Pieces feels padded with foam. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 21, 2015
31% Moonbeam City: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "I rather liked it, though for its form possibly more than for its content. (Note: Subsequent episodes improve on the pilot.) " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 17, 2015
100% American Experience: Season 27 Episode 8 "What director Sarah Colt and writer Mark Zwonitzer do especially well here is to make these things feel fresh and exhilarating. They take you back to a time when cartoons were still marvelous, wonderful, amazing, astonishing and even awesome. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Sep 17, 2015
53% Blunt Talk: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "If it is not up to its predecessor [Bored to Death]'s mark, it is nevertheless very much the work of the same singular mind, and therefore welcome to this world. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 26, 2015
67% The Carmichael Show: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The star is as good as he needs to be, given the excellent company. Smartly, the heavy lifting has been turned over to the seasoned professionals. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 26, 2015
88% Documentary Now!: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Much care and cleverness have been devoted to making these pieces look right, from film stock and lighting, to period graphics, to furniture and clothing; the art direction is exceptional, and as such, delightful throughout. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 21, 2015
97% Show Me a Hero: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "A sort of overture juxtaposing images of the poorer and richer Yonkers is the simplest kind of cinematic rhetoric, yet it creates a great sense of occasion and anticipation. You feel something big is coming. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 17, 2015
20% Mr. Robinson: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "If you blink and miss it, you will not have missed much. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 5, 2015
92% Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It might legitimately be called ahead of its time. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Aug 3, 2015
36% Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015) "There is a line of defense the movie throws up, a sort of camouflage, in which the purposely bad is blended with the actually bad, that makes the critic want to pack up his typewriter and repair despairing to the bar. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 23, 2015
59% Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "If it's a bit of a mess, it's not an uninteresting one. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 20, 2015
79% The Jim Gaffigan Show: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Gaffigan... though it traveled from NBC to CBS (where two pilots were shot) before coming to rest at TV Land, does its work with ease, and with all the conviction and charm that easiness bestows. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 16, 2015
76% The Spoils Before Dying: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "I liked it, as I would like any work that offered me a line like, "You still haven't answered either part of my two-part original question." " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jul 8, 2015
54% The Brink: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "[It] keeps generally on the right side of things by virtue of the excellence and exuberance of the performances, which add flesh where needed; by moving fast enough to keep ahead of your second thoughts; and by spreading the ridiculousness around. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 22, 2015
80% Ballers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Although it looks at first to be a sports-world Entourage, a horrifying thought, it proceeds to reach for something better. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 22, 2015
50% The Astronaut Wives Club: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Though there are no great claims to be made for it as drama or history, it is not the worst way to spend an idle hour on a summer night. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 22, 2015
81% Odd Mom Out: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Some of this is schematic, to be sure, but it grows more organic as it goes along, helped by a strong cast. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 9, 2015
97% 1971 (2015) "In her recounting, a strange and lively atmosphere of outrage, enthusiasm and paranoia, Hamilton has made of her tale a kind of real-life, old-fashioned analog caper film. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 4, 2015
98% UnReal: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "I know enough to get where UnREAL is coming from and where it's going. The splendidly realized drama premiering Monday on Lifetime is set backstage at just such a [reality] show. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Jun 1, 2015
56% Aquarius: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "T plot can seem quite mad at times, without necessarily catching the particular madness that informed the age... It all seems a little too tidy, a little too secondhand. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 29, 2015
87% Bessie (2015) "Best of all are Latifah's scenes with Mo'Nique because their energies fit and because they have the most to do with music and performance and the reasons these women are worth remembering, and re-creating. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 21, 2015
100% The Birthday Boys: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "It is quite disturbing, mostly in a good way. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 15, 2015
55% Grace and Frankie: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "More often than not, I found myself caring more about the actresses than the characters they played - finding their show a little wan but wanting it to work. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 11, 2015
No Score Yet Moone Boy: Series 3 (TV, 2015) "A lovely good time, not without mayhem. O'Dowd, who co-writes the series with Nick Vincent Murphy, directed the new season himself. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted May 11, 2015
95% Last Days in Vietnam (2014) "The film is rich in archival-memory and first-person recollections of many key figures, of higher and lower or no rank at all. " ‐ Los Angeles Times
Posted Apr 28, 2015
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