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Alan Sepinwall

Alan Sepinwall

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Alan Sepinwall's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): HitFix, Newark Star-Ledger

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
88% Mr. Robot: Season 2 Episode 4 "When a show is taking place as much inside the main character's head as Mr. Robot is at the moment, this length is incredibly hard to sustain without feeling the weight of every minute ticking by. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jul 27, 2016
100% BoJack Horseman: Season 3 (TV, 2016) "BoJack Horseman is the best of all of Netflix's original series, and one of the best shows on television. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jul 26, 2016
86% Preacher: Season 1 Episode 9 "On a show that's struggled at times with its pacing and focus, it runs exactly the right length, makes clear why this is all relevant, and moves the story forward. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jul 25, 2016
100% Survivor's Remorse: Season 3 (TV, 2016) "It felt real, and honest, and helped strengthen the bonds not only among the family, but the people around them. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jul 25, 2016
100% Mr. Robot: Season 2 Episode 3 "The highs this week were so incredibly high that I'm prepared to shrug off the lows and some of the sketchier bits of plotting, but the worry is that the bad kind of crazy comes to dominate the show. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jul 21, 2016
87% Preacher: Season 1 Episode 8 ""El Valero" did a strong job not only showing Jesse reach that breaking point but showing the angels and even Odin doing the same. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jul 18, 2016
100% Mr. Robot: Season 2 Episode 1 "Robot's got nothing to lose now that Elliot knows what's up and is trying to stop it, and their relationship has become much nastier and more interesting as a result. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jul 14, 2016
B+ 94% Stranger Things: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The series ultimately succeeds as something more than just a tribute act, even if it'll surely help if you're the type who gets excited when Dustin asks Eleven if she can use her powers to make Mike's toy Millennium Falcon fly like the genuine article. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jul 13, 2016
A- 96% Mr. Robot: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "A very promising start, and a continuation of all that made the series so fascinating a year ago. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jul 12, 2016
95% The Night Of: Miniseries (TV, 2016) "It's vital and gripping. It's not an imitator dressing itself up in the trappings of a classic HBO drama, but the real deal. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jul 5, 2016
89% Preacher: Season 1 Episode 6 "Preacher has some more room to breathe and to hopefully get people talking. It would help if the pace picked up a bit, at least when it comes to getting Jesse to accept what everyone else keeps trying to tell him about how ill-suited he is for this job. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jul 5, 2016
100% Downton Abbey: Season 2 (TV, 2012) "Downton Abbey is still a fine, handsome entertainment, and if you inherently like this sort of thing more than I ever will, I imagine you'll be very happy to return there for the new season. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jun 29, 2016
95% Downton Abbey: Season 1 (TV, 2011) "Very early on, it seemed the show was going to be an unapologetic ode to this type of living and the notion of noble masters and humble servants, but things proved to be more complicated than that. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jun 29, 2016
B 81% Downton Abbey: Season 3 (TV, 2013) "There's a story midway through the season that's as powerful as anything the show has done to date. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jun 29, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 10 "Even by the standards of previous years, this one was special. And grand. And as ruthless as the woman who, for the moment, sits on the Iron Throne. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jun 26, 2016
B- 33% Roadies: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Like Dorothy Boyd, I just want to be inspired, and I'm willing to give Crowe and Holzman another seven hours to see if they can do it. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jun 22, 2016
83% Preacher: Season 1 Episode 4 "Overall, it's a more successful than last week's episode was at trying to pivot from the entertaining incoherence of the first two installments into something more sustainable as a narrative. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jun 20, 2016
98% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 9 ""Battle of the Bastards" ultimately didn't manage to surround all those stunning battle images with enough emotional meat to make it all worth it. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jun 19, 2016
94% Preacher: Season 1 Episode 3 "It moves the story forward and explains things, both of which are very welcome, but was definitely lower energy than the first two installments. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jun 18, 2016
95% Preacher: Season 1 Episode 2 "I had little idea what the hell was happening for a lot of that church sequence, but as the chainsaw began pulling the severed arm along the floor towards Jesse's prone, vulnerable body, I nearly burst into applause at the craziness of it all. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jun 17, 2016
95% Preacher: Season 1 Episode 1 "I can't wait to see how everyone reacts to this, whether they know the comics well or not. But for me, this was one hell of a start. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jun 16, 2016
87% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 8 "This was among the more forgettable episodes the show's done so far, which you would hope wouldn't happen this late in either a season or the overall run. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jun 12, 2016
A 100% O.J.: Made in America (2016) "Though Simpson himself only speaks through archival news footage and occasional audio recordings, Edelman paints a rich, three-dimensional, tragic portrait of the man. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jun 9, 2016
100% The Americans: Season 4 Episode 13 "This was a hard season, a heavy one, and easily The Americans' best so far. And when your default position is as one of the very best shows on television, that's very impressive, indeed. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jun 9, 2016
87% Casual: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "The writing and performances are so specific and so smart that it doesn't feel like a spin-off of six other shows. It deserves, and rewards, careful attention as each character strives to be better and stop making the same stupid mistakes. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jun 7, 2016
A- 89% UnReal: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "With the number of hot-button issues, big personalities, and brutally clever lines of dialogue introduced in these first two episodes alone, UnREAL season 2 seems in a position to genuinely outdo its predecessor. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jun 6, 2016
98% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 7 "The quick transitions and constant back-and-forth movement among subplots generated more energy that, when combined with several characters we either didn't know before or hadn't seen in a long time, made "The Broken Man" feel livelier. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jun 5, 2016
C- 23% Feed the Beast: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The allegedly more commercial parts of Feed the Beast are also by far the worst parts, ultimately so annoying that even the caliber of Schwimmer's work couldn't keep me around. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jun 3, 2016
100% The Americans: Season 4 Episode 12 "It looks like a lot of characters are hitting their breaking point at the same time - while Philip is preparing to meet with William just as the FBI is on his tail - which should lead to a nerve-wracking finale. Not fun, but riveting as hell. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jun 2, 2016
91% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 6 ""Blood of My Blood" takes its foot off the gas a bit to reassess several major power dynamics and check in on some characters and locales that haven't gotten much attention of late. " ‐ HitFix
Posted May 29, 2016
97% Roots: Miniseries (TV, 2016) "The miniseries is filled with superb, lived-in performances, but especially by Kirby, Page, Rose, Whitaker, and Meyers... It's more than past time to retell the story of Kunta Kinte, especially as well as all involved in the new version have. " ‐ HitFix
Posted May 26, 2016
94% The Americans: Season 4 Episode 11 "The substance of Elizabeth and Paige's discussion is so rich and complicated - particularly Elizabeth's very conflicted reaction to Paige telling her what Stan told Matthew about Martha - that the attempted mugging (or worse) still snuck up on me. " ‐ HitFix
Posted May 26, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 5 "It's one of the most memorable, beautiful, gut-wrenching death scenes in the show's history, and certainly for so relatively minor a character, as if the storytellers were trying to make up in death for the grandeur Wyllis was denied in life. " ‐ HitFix
Posted May 22, 2016
97% Lady Dynamite: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "When Lady Dynamite hits on the right absurd note, it is spectacularly funny and feels original and vibrant. " ‐ HitFix
Posted May 19, 2016
100% The Americans: Season 4 Episode 10 "The Americans can deftly reverse our sympathies with a snap of its fingers. " ‐ HitFix
Posted May 19, 2016
89% Preacher: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "As someone who owns every issue (along with the various spin-off titles), often in multiple formats, I enjoyed the hell out of the first four episodes. " ‐ HitFix
Posted May 17, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 4 "This is around the point in any given season when GoT is done establishing the major players and stories for that year and can finally get down to business, as we saw throughout "Book of the Stranger," but particularly in the stunning final scene. " ‐ HitFix
Posted May 15, 2016
96% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 3 ""Oathbreaker" winds up the most satisfying installment of season 6 so far not because of any big shocks, but because it told its respective stories well. " ‐ HitFix
Posted May 8, 2016
100% The Americans: Season 4 Episode 8 "Even by this series' remarkable standards, "The Magic of David Copperfield" is a wonder, and the actors better than they've ever been before... I've long held up "Martial Eagle" as Peak Americans. I think this one just topped it. " ‐ HitFix
Posted May 5, 2016
92% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 2 "Jon Snow's death and resurrection won't be remembered as creative high points for the series. Hopefully, though, what comes as a result of it all will add some retroactive value to all the word games of the last year. " ‐ HitFix
Posted May 1, 2016
100% The Americans: Season 4 Episode 7 "Because the situation is so precarious, and because the adult characters are focusing on this and only this, there's an enormous level of tension throughout "Travel Agents." " ‐ HitFix
Posted Apr 28, 2016
92% Veep: Season 5 (TV, 2016) "Had Veep dissolved without Iannucci, it wouldn't have been a shock. Fortunately, though, it still felt very much like Veep, and I look forward to seeing what dumb things these characters do in the future. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Apr 25, 2016
100% Silicon Valley: Season 3 (TV, 2016) "Silicon's anti-Entourage qualities are great fuel for both comedy and angst, as my laughter at some point gets consumed by an empathetic panic attack for the latest mess Richard has found himself in. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Apr 25, 2016
94% Game of Thrones: Season 6 (TV, 2016) "For a show that's always been about the balance of power, and the means people will go to in order to mass more power for themselves, we're at a very interesting moment, where no one's control is anywhere close to absolute. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Apr 24, 2016
100% The Americans: Season 4 Episode 6 "It was awfully satisfying to spend so much of "The Rat" watching Stan and Aderholt finally put together the pieces about Martha. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Apr 21, 2016
92% The Night Manager: Miniseries (TV, 2016) "It's so much fun watching the supporting cast that coherence almost seems besides the point. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Apr 19, 2016
100% Better Call Saul: Season 2 Episode 10 "What a great season of TV this was. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Apr 19, 2016
A- 100% Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "Fey and Carlock have delivered basically the same show they did a year ago. Given how great that original NBC version was, I can't really complain. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Apr 14, 2016
100% The Americans: Season 4 Episode 5 "It's remarkable - and a testament to both the writing and the performance by Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles - how quickly I've grown attached to Young-Hee, and how excited I get each time she pops up to hang out with "Patti." " ‐ HitFix
Posted Apr 14, 2016
100% Better Call Saul: Season 2 Episode 9 "It shouldn't be surprising at this point that this show, from these creators, can build so slowly and carefully towards the kinds of devastating payoffs that we got here in "Nailed." " ‐ HitFix
Posted Apr 12, 2016
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