Contra Costa Times
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
"These rock cliches still pack a comedic punch because, well, they're just so outlandish and evocative. The key is to bring some fresh twists to them, and for the most part, Leary's bunch succeeds in doing so. "
HUMANS: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
True Detective : Season 2 (TV, 2015)
"The story is dark and atmospheric -- just the way fans like it. Meanwhile, the first three episodes hint at enough buried secrets and fresh angles to indicate that the story still has a lot to give. "
Bloodline: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Battle Creek: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Secrets and Lies: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
House of Cards: Season 3 (TV, 2015)
The Walking Dead: Season 5 - Them (TV Episode)
The Slap: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
"The Slap, a provocative new NBC drama, is a saga that gets under your skin. That doesn't mean it's a great show, but I imagine the issues it raises will spark plenty of spirited dinner-table chatter among those who see it. "
Allegiance: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Better Call Saul: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
The Americans: Season 3 (TV, 2015)
The Walking Dead: Season 5 (TV, 2014-2015)
American Horror Story: Freak Show (TV, 2014)
"The first hour of AHS: Freak Show, with its amazing new title sequence, odd characters, gorgeous production values and depiction of a dying show-biz era, totally pulled me in. But I'm a sucker for the nostalgia and the creepiness of the sideshow world. "
Gotham: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
The Knick: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
Boardwalk Empire: Season 1 (TV, 2010)
The Leftovers: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
"What we're left with in The Leftovers is a show that, at least early on, is nothing but chaos and dread and bleakness and chill, as it relentlessly delves into the most troubling aspects of human nature. "
24: Live Another Day (TV, 2014)
Black Box: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
"[Kelly Reilly's] a fiery beauty who can convey empathy and a certain level of vulnerability. But that's not quite enough, and you come away doubting that Reilly has the charismatic firepower, or range, to carry the show. "
Devious Maids: Season 2 (TV, 2014)
Fargo: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
Game of Thrones: Season 4 (TV, 2014)
Resurrection: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
Game of Thrones: Season 2 (TV, 2012)
Community: Season 5 (TV, 2013-2014)
"The Community opener feels a little flat and disjointed, and you might find yourself asking: Is there really a good reason for us to be following these characters through another year at Greendale Community College? "
Downton Abbey: Season 4 (TV, 2013)
Mob City: Season 1 (TV, 2013)
Betas: Season 1 (TV, 2013)
Alpha House: Season 1 (TV, 2013)
American Horror Story: Coven (TV, 2013-2014)
"By now, fans of the American Horror Story franchise know to brace themselves for something weird and outrageous right out the gate. And the latest incarnation of the crazed scarefest doesn't disappoint. "
The Walking Dead: Season 4 (TV, 2013-2014)
The Originals: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014)
The Crazy Ones: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014)
The Michael J. Fox Show: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014)
Vegas: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)
The Newsroom: Season 2 (TV, 2013)
The Bridge (FX): Season 1 (TV, 2013)
Ray Donovan: Season 1 (TV, 2013)
Under the Dome: Season 1 (TV, 2013)
Devious Maids: Season 1 (TV, 2013)
Arrested Development: Season 4 (TV, 2013)
Phil Spector (2013)
Behind the Candelabra (2013)
"Odds are you won't be able to take your eyes off director Steven Soderbergh's luridly entertaining peek into the relationship between legendary pianist Liberace and his much younger lover, Scott Thorson. "
Da Vinci's Demons: Season 1 (TV, 2013)
Mad Men: Season 6 (TV, 2013)
Hannibal: Season 1 (TV, 2013)
Orphan Black: Season 1 (TV, 2013)