Alex Avard

Alex Avard
Alex Avard's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): SFX Magazine
Publications: SFX Magazine

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
90% The Walking Dead: Season 9 - The Storm (TV Episode) You can't help but feel that the finale is somewhat lacklustre, more concerned with setting up The Walking Dead's next season than offering anything of immediate value beyond some key moments of character development. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
91% The Walking Dead: Season 9 - The Calm Before (TV Episode) The Calm Before turns an iconic Walking Dead moment into something unexpectedly powerful, cementing season 9 as a new high bar for the show. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
85% The Walking Dead: Season 9 - Scars (TV Episode) A harrowing, tragic, and near nauseating chapter of The Walking Dead. It's also one of the most poignant episodes the show has produced to date. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
90% The Walking Dead: Season 9 - Chokepoint (TV Episode) Chokepoint holds its own as a surprising, exciting pocket of action and drama in The Walking Dead season 9. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
82% The Walking Dead: Season 9 - Guardians (TV Episode) Examines the lengths we'll go to protect the people, things, and ideas we care about. That thematic underlay gave this chapter of The Walking Dead a much better sense of cohesion, pace, and purpose than the previous episode, "Bounty." - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
79% The Walking Dead: Season 9 - Bounty (TV Episode) Bounty won't be going down in Walking Dead history as an all time great, but it's a far cry from the lows the show has sunk to in seasons past. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
79% The Walking Dead: Season 9 - Omega (TV Episode) "Omega" is easily the weakest episode of season 9 so far, feeling about as trite, frustrating, and manufactured as The Walking Dead can get, not to mention completely undermining any sense of danger or intrigue we had about The Whisperers. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
92% The Walking Dead: Season 9 - Adaptation (TV Episode) A surprisingly subdued episode of The Walking Dead that featured not a single major or minor character death, instead taking the time to colour in its heroes and villains with richer shades of humanity. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2019
60% Marvel's The Punisher: Season 2 (TV, 2017) Bernthal's awards-worthy performance, alongside the well written dialogue and ambitious action choreography, make The Punisher season 2 a worthwhile watch that just about satisfies expectations. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
81% The Walking Dead: Season 9 - Evolution (TV Episode) The Walking Dead has always been its own worst enemy when it comes to the immediate horror of its setting, desensitising its audience to the fear factor of the zombies with inevitable oversaturation. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
79% The Walking Dead: Season 9 - Stradivarius (TV Episode) As another fleeting mid-season affair with lightheartedness for The Walking Dead, it holds some agreeable pockets of black comedy. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
83% The Walking Dead: Season 9 - Who Are You Now (TV Episode) This kind of ambitious, purposeful storytelling where things actually happen is exactly what we've been asking from The Walking Dead for years. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
76% The Walking Dead: Season 9 - What Comes After (TV Episode) A thoughtful, commemorative tribute to both Rick Grimes and the show he's been frontrunning since 2010, "What Comes After" is worth watching even if you gave up on The Walking Dead years ago. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
90% The Walking Dead: Season 9 - The Obliged (TV Episode) Lincoln and Norman Reedus are both on fine form down in that hole, convincing us to empathise with both characters' deeply polarised positions. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
100% The Walking Dead: Season 9 - Warning Signs (TV Episode) A sub-par murder mystery kept afloat by some of the best scenes of season 9 so far, Warning Signals leaves The Walking Dead in a strong place for next week. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
100% The Walking Dead: Season 9 - The Bridge (TV Episode) To end on a sour note in this way is disappointing, but The Bridge is by no means a total blemish on this season's track record so far. There's some great dramatic meat for Walking Dead fans to chew on until next week's episode airs. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
96% The Walking Dead: Season 9 - A New Beginning (TV Episode) A New Beginning at least suggests that AMC is finally starting to understand what a good zombie show can look like. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
2.5/5 57% Marvel's Iron Fist: Season 2 (TV, 2017-2018) Marvel's efforts to improve upon a poor start are appreciated, but Iron Fist season 2 doesn't do enough to bring Danny Rand out of his hotbed with mediocrity. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
95% Black Mirror: Season 4 - USS Callister (TV Episode) It might just be the most technophilic Black Mirror story yet. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018
65% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Dead or Alive Or (TV Episode) Dead or Alive or was is a half-step backwards after two confident strides forward for The Walking Dead season 8, with a couple of interesting footnotes to a generally innocuous chapter of filler, no killer. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
82% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Honor (TV Episode) This week's mid-season premiere is definitely a pronounced improvement against previous episodes, and leaves me more hopeful about AMC's capacity to finally deliver on a war story worth telling. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
86% Black Mirror: Season 4 (TV, 2011) [USS Callister] cements Black Mirror as a show which understands video games in a way that few others do. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
2.5/5 50% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - The Damned (TV Episode) Structurally, however, episode 2 is all over the place. As with last week's premiere, The Damned experiments with chronology and character placement to try and keep viewers on their toes, but the results end up creating more confusion than anything else. - SFX Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017