Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 100%

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The accounts of the origins, complications, and endings of the two World Wars are reasonably engrossing. "

Posted Sep 15, 2014

Matt Zoller Seitz

2 87%

Boardwalk Empire: Season 5 (TV, 2014)

" If four proves to be a qualitative anomaly, and if the fifth season of Boardwalk plays out more or less like the first three I'll be satisfied. I know what the show is at this point, and I've quit expecting it to be anything else. "

Posted Sep 8, 2014

Matt Zoller Seitz

3 56%

Legends: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" There are lots of "Remember this guy?" flashbacks to people you met five minutes ago. Cumulatively, they start to make Legends seem like the story of a guy who's secretly battling early-onset Alzheimer's. "

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Matt Zoller Seitz

4 90%

Outlander: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Outlander is never more engrossing than when a scene emphasizes Claire's reactions as she's forced to decide whether to say what she really thinks of a man's behavior or assertion or recitation of policy, or err on the side of silence. "

Posted Aug 8, 2014

Matt Zoller Seitz

5 87%

The Knick: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The Knick is the rare series that works through its themes in visual as well as literary terms. "

Posted Aug 5, 2014

Matt Zoller Seitz

6 44%

The Killing: Season 4 (TV, 2014)

" The Killing has for four seasons been so full of itself, that could never do [its] two great characters justice, much less give us stories and supporting characters on the same level as the show's cinematography, editing, and sound design. "

Posted Aug 1, 2014

Matt Zoller Seitz

7 89%

The Honorable Woman: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015)

" This is an impressive piece of work, absorbing provided that you're willing to meet it on its own storytelling terms. "

Posted Aug 1, 2014

Matt Zoller Seitz

8 89%

Manhattan: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The show feels a little bit too nice, a little too PG - even an against-the-wall make-out session and a moment of woman-on-woman flirtation feel oddly chaste, even anthropological - but the show still fascinates. "

Posted Jul 30, 2014

Matt Zoller Seitz

9 89%

Manhattan: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Manhattan succeeds as the emotional, personal side of things starts taking hold. "

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Margaret Lyons

10 82%

Satisfaction: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Emotionally, I'm not sure that a lot of Satisfaction makes sense at all, but a certain strain of dream logic holds it together. It has a vision, maybe. "

Posted Jul 17, 2014

Matt Zoller Seitz

11 56%

Married: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Married get[s] better as it goes along, eventually hitting a distinctive stride in its fourth episode, and there are some good bits along the way, and some excellent supporting performers. "

Posted Jul 17, 2014

Matt Zoller Seitz

12 67%

Matador: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The show is a compendium of high-octane clichés, just clever enough that you can't call it stupid and just stupid enough that you can't call it clever. That's a sweet spot, maybe. "

Posted Jul 16, 2014

Matt Zoller Seitz

13 87%

The Strain: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" I liked watching it on a muggy summer night with somebody who didn't take it especially seriously, but was willing to admit that at certain points it was, in fact, quite scary, so much so that you should probably not start watching an episode too late. "

Posted Jul 11, 2014

Matt Zoller Seitz

14 83%

Extant: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The lead performances are a tad opaque, and the script feels as though it's telling two separate stories that don't immediately seem as though they'll connect in a graceful way. "

Posted Jul 11, 2014

Matt Zoller Seitz

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