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Vicki Hyman

Vicki Hyman

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A 92% Marvel's Jessica Jones: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Jessica Jones is more psychologically complex, acknowledging how painful it can be to flee, to be free - even when you have an iron fist. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Nov 20, 2015
A 85% House of Cards: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "The production values are lush, the pacing tight, the dialogue razor-sharp ("I love that woman," Underwood says of his wife at one point. "I love her more than sharks love blood"), the tone dark and delightfully nasty. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Nov 17, 2015
D+ 60% Flesh and Bone: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Portentous and pretentious, Starz's new prestige drama Flesh and Bone, about the cutthroat world of ballet, could have been watchable had it fully embraced the camp into which it occasionally pirouettes. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Nov 9, 2015
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Enthusiastic, encompassing, high-energy and with healthy dose of quirk. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Nov 3, 2015
A 93% Togetherness: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The dark humor found in people behaving badly and in painfully recognizable ways - humor that hits a little too close to home. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 30, 2015
C- 16% Wicked City: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Westwick, who had his fans as the slimy but strangely sexy Chuck Bass on Gossip Girl, tries but fails to project the dangerous charisma that would keep viewers tuned in. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 28, 2015
98% Game of Thrones: Season 5 (TV, 2015) "Now that Sansa is learning to play the Game of Thrones, she's become so much more of an interesting character. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 21, 2015
13% Truth Be Told: Season 1 (TV, 2015) ""Truth Be Told" is being marketed as an edgy comedy about race, sex and other hot-button matters. In fact, it is a traditional laugh-track sitcom that lazily circles the taboos and only rarely scores a hit. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 16, 2015
A 89% The Leftovers: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "This season, it's less about loss itself than how to fill the chasm. It's breathtaking. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Oct 5, 2015
B 54% Code Black: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "If you missed ER or would prefer your Grey's Anatomy without so much bed-hopping, this could be the show for you. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 30, 2015
B 93% The Grinder: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Dean's goofy legal maneuverings... may strain the premise eventually, but after last season's wretched record for comedies, a sitcom that consistently amuses is worthy of acquittal. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 29, 2015
C+ 62% Blood & Oil: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Blood & Oil doesn't dig deep enough. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 28, 2015
C- 7% Rosewood: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Chestnut, a reliably charming presence on screens small and large, is by far the best the thing about this painfully conventional procedural that borrows aesthetically from Miami Vice... " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 23, 2015
C+ 59% Limitless: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's relatively engaging and slickly produced, with effective visuals showcasing Eddie's new talents, but the side effect of this show may be fatal blandness. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 23, 2015
B+ 64% The Muppets: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's The Muppets. Do you really need any other reason to tune in? " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 23, 2015
C 59% Scream Queens: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Of course, coherence might not be what one looks for in a Ryan Murphy joint. But "Scream Queens' is just exhausting " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 23, 2015
7% Dr. Ken: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "ABC's Dr. Ken, starring The Hangover breakout Ken Jeong, is so painful to watch it should come with a prescription for Vicodin. Or a lobotomy " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 21, 2015
97% Supergirl: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Supergirl, CBS's buoyant if belated entry into the superhero sweepstakes, makes a strong case for a comic book character long considered second-string. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 21, 2015
38% The Player: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "[The Player] which features Wesley Snipes as the head of Los Vegas syndicate that bets on crime... is packed with action (and Winchester's abs) as well as a cheeky, almost campy sense of humor, as if it's fully aware of how silly this all is. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 21, 2015
68% Grandfathered: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The emotional beats are a bit predictable, but the comedic sensibility is refreshingly off the wall. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 21, 2015
96% The Man in the High Castle: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "If you were looking for a reason to sign up for Amazon Prime, this is it. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 21, 2015
96% Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It cements The CW's newfound rep as a home for quirky heroines beyond the supernatural kind " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 21, 2015
A 83% Quantico: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Quantico is so taut and terrifically calibrated that it may out-Shonda ABC treasure Shonda Rhimes, the acknowledged master of sexy, twisty, expertly-paced dramas. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 21, 2015
C+ 66% Blindspot: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "You can't help but feel that despite the intriguing premise and hints of a complex mythology, viewers will be left holding the bag. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 21, 2015
C- 29% Minority Report: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The CGI is still pretty cool, and some chuckles are wrought from the futuristic premise (Iggy Azalea is considered a classic in 2065), but at its heart Minority Report is a by-the-book cop procedural with turgid writing and complete absence of subtlety. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 21, 2015
B 63% Life in Pieces: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Life in Pieces, a wacky single-camera intergenerational family comedy, is the staid network's attempt to mimic critical darling and ratings bonanza Modern Family, with edgy (for CBS, mind you) laughs and a squishy heartwarming beat at the end. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 21, 2015
49% The Bastard Executioner: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Brattle and his band of rebels are frustratingly one-dimensional; the only character who comes to life is Stephen Moyer's Milus Corbett, the Baron's scheming chamberlain, who knows Brattle is a deserter but can use that knowledge to his advantage. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Sep 15, 2015
B 81% Public Morals: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Public Morals is engaging enough, with a jazzy pace, assured direction and a number of fine performances. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 26, 2015
C+ 76% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "I doubt that the rampaging hordes - and by this I mean the bloodthirsty and highly opinionated legions of "Walking Dead" fans - will eat that up. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 21, 2015
A 97% Show Me a Hero: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Show Me a Hero is Wasicsko's show. The appealingly earnest and soulful Isaac plays him as a pragmatic man who does not subscribe to some kumbaya vision of racial harmony. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 17, 2015
31% True Detective : Season 2 Episode 8 "I pronounce the detective story -- of a show, let me remind you, called True Detective -- a complete bust. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 10, 2015
98% UnReal: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "UnReal offers something much more radical - a female anti-hero from the school of Tony Soprano and Walter White, repellent yet magnetic, a person of immense but specific talents who is at her best when she is doing her worst. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Aug 5, 2015
84% I Am Cait: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "E!'s Caitlyn Jenner reality show I Am Cait is the opposite of trainwreck TV - orchestrated, yes, but still authentic, with moments that moved me to tears and a higher purpose beyond moving Kardashian-related merchandise. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jul 27, 2015
59% Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Beneath the leather and fringe and studs of Denis Leary's new FX comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, there's really just a pair of dorky dad jeans. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jul 17, 2015
79% 7 Days in Hell "7 Days in Hell is flush with over-the-top raunch and absurdist asides, but there's a shaggy charm about this production, a sort of "let's put on a show!" quality that is easy to warm to. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jul 13, 2015
C- 47% Scream: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "MTV's television series based on the popular franchise has the same exact archly self-aware tone, but the novelty is long gone, and what we're left with is pointless homage. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jul 6, 2015
88% HUMANS: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's an interesting concept -- as evidenced by the wealth of material already out there -- but for the most part the stories the writers choose to tell are expected. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jun 29, 2015
B- 70% Another Period: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Another Period also skewers gender politics (and classism and the cult of celebrity), but the jokes are not particularly charged, aiming for -- and granted, usually reaching -- bawdiness, not brilliance. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jun 24, 2015
C- 54% The Brink: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "[The Brink] tries to deliver a biting geopolitical satire about unconventional warfare with weapons that are depressingly conventional. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jun 22, 2015
B+ 80% Ballers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The show is also very funny, though Johnson is more of a straight man to Corddry's unabashedly impolitic and profane boss, the nerd thrilled to be at the cool kids' table but hilariously undermining himself at almost every turn. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jun 22, 2015
A- 65% True Detective : Season 2 (TV, 2015) "There's a lot of plot that makes the first couple of episodes a bit difficult to ease into, but at the end of the second episode, Pizzolato's penchant for abrupt violence with a side of freakiness will leave you with panting for more. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jun 19, 2015
C- 50% The Astronaut Wives Club: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The biggest culprit is the stilted writing. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jun 18, 2015
B 57% Proof: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Beals does hard-edged well, her bluntness an effective buffer against the potential treacle of the weekly cases. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jun 17, 2015
C- 40% The Making of the Mob: New York: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Many Mafia classics have been faulted for glamorizing the criminal lifestyle; in that respect, the plodding "Making of the Mob" is a good antidote. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jun 17, 2015
C 58% Dark Matter: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Dark Matter is lightweight. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jun 12, 2015
A- 90% Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell is not so much about good versus evil but the the clash of the men's two very different natures -- reason versus romanticism, intellect versus emotion. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jun 12, 2015
B+ 88% Game of Thrones: Season 5 Episode 9 "I've been defending Game of Thrones against those who dismiss it merely as "that show about dragons" for years now... But Sunday night, it was also about the dragons. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jun 8, 2015
67% Sense8: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Spanning almost as many genres as it does time zones, Netflix's Sense8... is a fascinating, globe-trotting epic that still manages to feel very intimate. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jun 5, 2015
B 74% The Whispers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The central mystery still reaches to the Highest Levels of American Government, but it's a more intimate story, with fine performances by the three young children who start hearing voices, and more worryingly, taking direction from an unseen force. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted Jun 2, 2015
A- 91% Game of Thrones: Season 5 Episode 7 "Stuff happened Sunday night. Lots of stuff. Stuff that hasn't even happened in the books yet. So much stuff that I'm not even going to complain that the showrunners actually crammed entirely too much stuff into one episode. " ‐ Newark Star-Ledger
Posted May 28, 2015
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