Alex Cranz

Alex Cranz
Alex Cranz's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): io9.com
Publications: io9.com

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
87% Supergirl: Season 4 (TV, 2015) A sincerely good conclusion to a season that ended up being one of the most entertaining seasons of supershows the CW has done. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
100% Supergirl: Season 4 - O Brother, Where Art Thou? (TV Episode) It's perfection, and the only thing that made it better was the trailer for next week. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
100% Arrow: Season 7 - Elseworlds, Part 2 (TV Episode) The first episode focused on Barry and his issues. The second focused on Ollie and his issues. So it stands to reason tomorrow night's conclusion will focus on Kara and her issues. Also? This episode was so much fun. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
89% Supergirl: Season 4 - Bunker Hill (TV Episode) Things are different now and perhaps that demands a different kind of hero existing in a different kind of story. So I, for one, am actually excited about the new turn Supergirl is taking. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
90% Supergirl: Season 4 - Man of Steel (TV Episode) I found myself equally appalled and amused for the entire hour, as the story so closely hewed to the narrative we see of real-world domestic terrorists here in the United States. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
100% Supergirl: Season 4 - Fallout (TV Episode) But Supergirl season four is unabashedly political, in a way that would do its sister show Black Lightning proud. Supergirl had feelings and needed us to know them. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
100% The 100: Season 5 (TV, 2014) The sheer audacity of The 100 might be its most entertaining aspect. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
80% Supergirl: Season 3 - Battles Lost and Won (TV Episode) Way too busy, frustratingly devoid of the central character ([Supergirl] disappeared from the plot for almost twenty minutes!), and kind of a mess overall. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
70% Supergirl: Season 3 - Make It Reign (TV Episode) This week's episode was infinitely better. And yet, it was also a thousand plots a minute. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
73% Supergirl: Season 3 - Dark Side of the Moon (TV Episode) A lot of these plots could have been fun given enough room, but all slammed together into a hot mess they left me wanting to punch the brakes. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
90% Supergirl: Season 3 - In Search of Lost Time (TV Episode) Seeing the characters, and the show, finally acknowledging how profound a fuckboy Mon-El has been was immensely satisfying, and it was genuinely powerful. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
77% Supergirl: Season 3 - Fort Rozz (TV Episode) Too often...you either have to be deadly serious... or you have to be goofy as hell... But last night Supergirl blended the two tones, and while it wasn't always good, it worked much, much better than it had any right to. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
85% Supergirl: Season 3 - Reign (TV Episode) Last night's epic super-brawl... was completely awesome all on its own. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
67% Supergirl: Season 3 - Midvale (TV Episode) It was remarkably entertaining despite the absence of nearly all the show's regulars and with a superpowered teenage lead in a rural Vancouver-like locale that you wouldn't be remiss if you mistook it for an exceptional Smallville sequel. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
83% Supergirl: Season 3 - Girl of Steel (TV Episode) Supergirl is best when it takes a moment from plot! and fan service! and lets the story breathe, allowing its strong cast to anchor some admittedly outrageous storylines. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
100% Supergirl: Season 2 - The Adventures of Supergirl (TV Episode) Supergirl on CW is why superhero shows should exist. It's the culmination of every dorky episode of Lois and Clark, every lame episode of Smallville, and every angsty episode of Arrow and The Flash. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
100% Wynonna Earp: Season 2 (TV, 2016-2018) Wynnona Earp is loaded with wise-cracking assholes who fight demon monsters. If Buffy were set in the frigid tundra of Canada and not on a constant quest to explore the crisis of teenage femininity it might be Wynonna Earp. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
85% Wynonna Earp: Season 1 (TV, 2016-2018) The first season was wildly uneven, skipping from good Lost Girl-like fun to gruesome Hostel-like torture porn-but all of it shot beautifully because apparently Canada is adept at making two things: maple syrup and cinematographers. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
100% HUMANS: Season 3 (TV, 2015-2018) Humans is a quieter and more linear affair. With a much bigger body count. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
93% Sense8: Season 2 (TV, 2015-2018) Sense8 wants us all to just, like, talk to one another. While that might be hard to do in real life, it was nice to take an 11-episode vacation to a world where it isn't. - io9.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017