The Odd Couple: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Game of Thrones: Season 4 - First of His Name (TV Episode)
"Kate Dickie has fun with the campy aspects of her character. With her obsessive focus on sex and uncleanliness, Lysa's like something out of the V.C. Andrews-George R.R. Martin mash-up of my dreams. "
Game of Thrones: Season 4 - Oathkeeper (TV Episode)
Game of Thrones: Season 4 - Breaker of Chains (TV Episode)
The Theory of Everything (2014)
Game of Thrones: Season 4 - The Lion and the Rose (TV Episode)
"Game of Thrones stresses again and again how pageantry and performance are crucial tools for establishing power, and Joffrey's particular genius for crude, bro-ish showmanship has never been more repulsively compelling. "
Game of Thrones: Season 4 - Two Swords (TV Episode)
Homeland: Season 4 - Long Time Coming (TV Episode)
Homeland: Season 4 - Krieg Nicht Lieb (TV Episode)
Homeland: Season 4 - 13 Hours in Islamabad (TV Episode)
Homeland: Season 4 - There's Something Else Going On (TV Episode)
"Well, that was terrifying. Leave it to Showtime's best terrorism-themed thrill ride (outside of Californication) to wring as much suspense from whether Saul will take a phone call from his wife as it does from a missile attack. "
Homeland: Season 4 - Halfway to a Donut (TV Episode)
Homeland: Season 4 - Redux (TV Episode)
Homeland: Season 4 - From A to B and Back Again (TV Episode)
"Ultimately, the strength of "From A to B and Back Again" stemmed not so much from that shocking head shot -- a moment of violence made even more devastating by its emotional stakes -- but in the questions it raised about Carrie's priorities. "
Homeland: Season 4 - About a Boy (TV Episode)
Homeland: Season 4 - Iron in the Fire (TV Episode)
Homeland: Season 4 - Shalwar Kameez (TV Episode)
Marco Polo: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
"[It] wants so badly to be like Game of Thrones that it copies a lot of that show's battle aesthetics and visual panache without seeming to notice the most important part: [GoT] is trying to say something. And Marco Polo is literally just saying "urgh." "
Wentworth: Season 1 (TV, 2013)
Black Mirror: Season 1 (TV, 2011)
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce: Season One (TV, 2014-2015)
"Weirdly, the show is at its best when it's at its nastiest, in its most cruel and cutting fight scenes. If I'm gonna watch a show about people getting divorced, I want to really get how divorce-y everything is. "
The Missing: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015)
"For all of its almost scientific attention to the granular details of shifting emotion and point of view, The Missing also has an eye for beauty. This is one of the year's very best TV programs, hard as it sometimes is to endure. "
The Comeback: Season 2 (TV, 2014)
Olive Kitteridge: Season One (TV, 2014)
"It might seem inconceivable that one could describe a four-hour miniseries about emotionally constipated small-town Maine citizens as "thrilling," but that's what [it] is. Its excitement is due to Frances McDormand's performance as the title character. "
The McCarthys: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015)
"The McCarthys drives home how unimaginative many traditional sitcoms are about people, especially when they're trying to sum up what men and women and straights and gays are "like." The result often feels hack-y. "
Constantine: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
"Ryan is a particular problem, I'm sorry to say. I don't know if he was miscast or poorly directed, but something about his grooming, makeup, and line delivery make him sound like (and sometimes resemble) Jim Carrey in comic high-dudgeon mode. "
Marry Me: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015)
"I'm looking for something different in a sitcom. What do I mean by that? Not as predictable. Not as forced. Not acting like you're the epitome of feather-light charm when everything you do makes me want to trigger a silent alarm. "
Cristela: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015)
Jane the Virgin: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015)
The Affair: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
American Horror Story: Freak Show (TV, 2014)
The Flash: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015)
Homeland: Season 4 (TV, 2014)
"It's good again. Not great, but good: smarter than you expect, more patient with its storytelling, less interested in the characters' plotting and counter-plotting than in their often miserable inner lives. "
Mulaney: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015)
Stalker: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015)
A to Z: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015)
"I think I might already have a crush on Feldman and Milioti as a dramatic unit; when they share the same screen space, my heart flutters just a bit, and when they're off on their own, I want them to get back together again as soon as possible. "
Bad Judge: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
Gracepoint: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
"If you never saw Broadchurch, and if you don't mind the kind of slow-burn procedural storytelling practiced on the likes of Prime Suspect (the English version) and The Killing (both versions), you'll probably like it. "
Manhattan Love Story: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
"In addition to being nowhere near as adorable as it thinks it is, Manhattan Love Story is also structurally off. The show relies very heavily on Peter and Dana's voice-overs, which is a real mistake. "
Selfie: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
Transparent: Season One (TV, 2014)
How to Get Away With Murder: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015)
The Big Bang Theory: Season 8 (TV, 2014-2015)
black-ish: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015)
Scorpion: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
Forever: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
The Cosmopolitans: Season One (TV, 2014)
Madam Secretary: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015)