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Alasdair Wilkins

Alasdair Wilkins

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Alasdair Wilkins's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): AV Club

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 95% The Night Of: Miniseries (TV, 2016) "The Night Of's premiere suggests a mystery story unafraid of contrivance and coincidence. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 11, 2016
A- 100% Continuum: Season 3 (TV, 2014) "It only took three seasons, but Continuum is finally living up to the incredible potential of its premise. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 6, 2016
C+ 49% Lucifer: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Where Lucifer the comic series offered a deep meditation on the nature of free will, Lucifer the TV show inserts its title character into what is basically the premise of Castle. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 25, 2016
B 93% Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song (2015 Christmas Special) ""The Husbands Of River Song" ends up being fun, even when it's flawed, because even its clunkiest music cues can't overwhelm Peter Capaldi's performance. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 28, 2015
A- 83% Doctor Who: Season 9 Episode 12 "This definitely isn't the first narrative swerve in new Doctor Who, and in the Moffat era in particular, and this is actually one of the better-executed examples, if only because what we get in the second half of the episode is so compelling. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 6, 2015
A 88% Doctor Who: Season 9 Episode 11 "As is often the case with the best Steven Moffat scripts, it takes at least a second watch for the full brilliance of "Heaven Sent" to become apparent. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 29, 2015
A 81% Doctor Who: Season 9 Episode 10 ""Face The Raven" isn't quite perfect, but it's damn close, and it's hard to imagine a finer exit episode for a companion (notwithstanding the fact that I'm still a little dubious that this is Clara's actual exit, but what the hey). " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 22, 2015
B 67% Doctor Who: Season 9 Episode 9 "Those who like "Sleep No More" more than I did will probably have responded to the episode's horror elements, which are a definite strength. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 15, 2015
A 94% Doctor Who: Season 9 Episode 8 "The climax of "The Zygon Inversion" makes explicit something that the best anti-war Doctor Who stories have always understood. Depicting the madness of war doesn't require an epic scale. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 9, 2015
B+ 94% Doctor Who: Season 9 Episode 7 ""The Zygon Invasion" is methodical in how it paces the setup for next week's story... But no matter, because there are still plenty of some standout scenes here, in particular Hitchley's standoff with his mother in front of the church. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 2, 2015
A 83% Doctor Who: Season 9 Episode 6 "The episode's meditation on the sorrow of immortality is more than enough to vault this into the show's uppermost echelon. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 26, 2015
A 94% Doctor Who: Season 9 Episode 5 "Yep, I might as well say it: "The Girl Who Died" is a damn triumph. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 19, 2015
B+ 95% Doctor Who: Season 9 Episode 4 "On a purely conceptual level, what "Before The Flood" does is pretty damn fascinating. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 12, 2015
B+ 100% Arrow: Season 4 (TV, 2015) "The show is at last ready to embrace all aspects of its source material, and the reason it took so long is that it wasn't ready before. Now, we can only hope, it's ready to live up to the entire Green Arrow legacy, and that's something I'm excited to see. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 8, 2015
B+ 81% Doctor Who: Season 9 Episode 3 ""Under The Lake" has a tightness of narrative focus that often eludes the first episodes of Doctor Who two-parters. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 5, 2015
A 100% Bob's Burgers: Season 6 (TV, 2015) "No matter what paths their lives take and no matter how ridiculous their situations might be, the Belchers are always going to be the Belchers, and that fact is really all the show needs to lean on to churn out great episodes. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 28, 2015
B 92% Doctor Who: Season 9 Episode 1 "This is now a Doctor every bit as capable of emotional engagement as his predecessors, and he is broken in a way we almost never see him. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 28, 2015
A- 94% Doctor Who: Season 9 Episode 2 ""The Witch's Familiar" is a fine showcase for the Doctor, Missy, and Davros-Clara is admittedly a rather less crucial part of the proceedings, though Jenna Coleman does do nice work as Missy's comedy partner and as a human trapped inside a Dalek. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 28, 2015
B- 95% Battle Creek: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "For a procedural show, it's those weird moments on the margins that really count, as they are where Battle Creek is likeliest to find the storytelling rhythms that can keep the show just off-kilter enough to remain compelling in the long run. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 2, 2015
B 100% Parks and Recreation: Season 7 (TV, 2015) "Seven seasons in, Parks And Recreation remains a reliable comedy machine. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 24, 2015
A- 100% Justified: Season 6 (TV, 2015) "There's a definite sense that the show is consciously returning to its core strengths. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 22, 2015
A 100% Doctor Who: Last Christmas (2014 Special) (TV, 2014) "One of Doctor Who's very best Christmas specials. While it can't quite match "A Christmas Carol" for sheer effervescence, "Last Christmas" might just surpass it in pure, mad ambition. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 29, 2014
B- 65% Ascension: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Ascension is just bonkers enough to follow further down its rabbit hole, if only because there's every possibility said rabbit hole will be revealed to be at least five other, completely different things before all is said and done. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 18, 2014
B+ No Score Yet American Dad!: Bad S10 (TV, 2014) "American Dad remains television's finest purveyor of shock comedy. This is a show willing to do just about anything for a laugh, no matter how dark or disturbing the implications might be for its characters. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 20, 2014
B 100% Arrow: Season 3 (TV, 2014-2015) "There are promising elements here. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 9, 2014
B- 97% The Flash: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "The Flash is going to be fun, and that's just the kind of promise to make to audiences while the show still works out the nuts and bolts of its narrative formula. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 6, 2014
B 100% Bob's Burgers: Season 5 (TV, 2014-2015) "I can't imagine a better way to announce that, oh yes, Bob's Burgers is back! " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 6, 2014
B+ 91% Doctor Who: Season 8 (TV, 2014) "Both the Doctor and Doctor Who needed clarity, and that's what this new incarnation represents. Peter Capaldi's Doctor is the minimalist, back-to-basics take on the character. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 28, 2014
B 85% The Escape Artist: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "The Escape Artist indisputably belongs to Tennant. As Will Burton, he finds the living, breathing human buried underneath the rote storytelling. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 13, 2014
B 83% Cougar Town: Season 4 (TV, 2013) "Cougar Town has succeeded because it's the show its fans want it to be. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 6, 2014
B 60% Doctor Who: Season 1 (TV, 2006) "If the program was inquisitive science fiction in 1963 and an alien invasion thriller in 1970, then in 2005 it must be considered a character drama. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 27, 2013
A- 95% An Adventure in Space and Time (2013) "While the docudrama is designed to be accessible to those who aren't hardcore fans, Gatiss still finds room in both the dialogue and the casting for homages and subtle references to all eras of Doctor Who. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 22, 2013
A- 100% Arrow: Season 2 (TV, 2013-2014) "The episode finally examines some of the major structural weaknesses of the previous season, simultaneously explaining and moving past the first year's more curious decisions. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 14, 2013
B+ 100% Parks and Recreation: Season 6 (TV, 2013-2014) "The characters remain a great deal of fun to spend time with every Thursday, even if it's not always been clear where they are headed in a larger sense. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 27, 2013
A 100% The Middle: Season 4 (TV, 2012-2013) "There's an admirable simplicity to how this plot works itself out. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 17, 2013
B 100% Foyle's War: Season 7 (TV, 2013) "The charms of Foyle's War are more subtle than some of its fellow genre representatives. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 16, 2013
B- No Score Yet Hell on Wheels: Season 3 (TV, 2013) "There's certainly some promise in this apparent new direction; if nothing else, the show seems to be more directly about railroads than it ever was in the first two seasons. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 12, 2013
A- 90% Broadchurch: Series One (TV, 2013) "This is grim subject matter, and the show doesn't often pull back from its essential sadness, but this is also a show about people who are determined to fight back. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 8, 2013
B+ 40% Endeavour: Series 1 (TV, 2013) "For Endeavour to work, Morse has to take his place among those titans of the detective genre who transcend the actors who play them. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 7, 2013
C 55% Siberia: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "The show isn't always certain of its own premise, which could become more problematic as it tries to juggle more complex elements down the road. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 1, 2013
C No Score Yet Continuum: Season 2 (TV, 2013) " The show rushes back to normal far too quickly, and it reduces the show's characters to little more than pieces on a chessboard, and rather dull ones at that. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 7, 2013
B 86% Arrow: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013) "An unexpected strength of Arrow is how well it understands its limitations. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 10, 2012
B+ 58% 666 Park Avenue: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013) "There's a winning goofiness underpinning 666 Park Avenue. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 30, 2012
B+ 95% Call the Midwife: Season 1 (TV, 2012) "There's a gentle optimism that pervades the proceedings, and it's a considerable part of the show's charm. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 30, 2012
B- 75% Hell on Wheels: Season 2 (TV, 2012) "It's still welcome to tell its pulpy Southern revenge story, which can certainly offer a certain amount of goofy fun, but for any of the other characters to have much point, the show needs to do more. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 12, 2012
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