Alex Mullane

Alex Mullane
Alex Mullane's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Digital Spy
Publications: Digital Spy

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
71% Troy: Fall of a City: Season 1 (TV, 2018) Troy: Fall of a City is in the enviable position of feeling both cultured and entertaining at the same time. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2019
96% Game of Thrones: Season 4 - Breaker of Chains (TV Episode) This week's episode features perhaps the most controversial scene that Game of Thrones has ever filmed. And that's saying something. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
95% Game of Thrones: Season 4 - Two Swords (TV Episode) Four seasons in, it's still brilliant. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
87% Game of Thrones: Season 7 - The Dragon and the Wolf (TV Episode) It's in the ensemble's many deep and fraught relationships that this extended episode was at its best. And like much of this season, it's an episode that comes with its fair share of frustrations, too. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
84% Game of Thrones: Season 7 - Beyond the Wall (TV Episode) 'Beyond the Wall' followed through on that promise and then some, dedicating almost the entire hour to this suicide mission, and although it gave us a succession of ultra-cool moments, it wasn't without its flaws. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
95% Game of Thrones: Season 7 - Eastwatch (TV Episode) It's dizzying stuff. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
97% Game of Thrones: Season 7 - The Spoils of War (TV Episode) Good lord, it did not disappoint. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
90% Game of Thrones: Season 7 - The Queen's Justice (TV Episode) While the plot has broadly contracted and the show's structure has subtly shifted to reflect that, by the episode's end, Game of Thrones proves that it's still more than capable of painting on a wide canvas. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
96% Game of Thrones: Season 7 - Stormborn (TV Episode) In the final battle between the Greyjoys, the series gets to show off that other famous string to its bow, and it does so in spectacular style. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
93% Game of Thrones: Season 7 - Dragonstone (TV Episode) This may be a sedate hour on the whole - nobody even draws a sword in earnest - but there are only 12 episodes of this brilliant series left to go. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
86% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - The Red Woman (TV Episode) If 'The Red Woman' as an episode isn't overly memorable, that final moment nevertheless stands as one of the more enduring images in the series' history. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
98% Game of Thrones: Season 4 - The Children (TV Episode) It manages to rattle through so many stories, bringing satisfactory ends to most of the year's strands whilst setting up plenty for next year is a minor miracle. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
92% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Mother's Mercy (TV Episode) While it doesn't feature any epic battles, it's nevertheless an episode brimming with bloodshed, and one that sees off a number of characters - whether permanently or just temporarily. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
83% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - The Dance of Dragons (TV Episode) And while it's certainly not as good as 'Hardhome', it's a worthy continuation of the upswing in quality the end of season five is experiencing, and it provides several memorable moments in its own right - one devastating and one exhilarating. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Hardhome (TV Episode) Wow. After a bumpy season, this is what it's all about. This is why we keep watching. This is Game of Thrones operating at the peak of its powers. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
83% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - The Gift (TV Episode) Much like most of season five to date, 'The Gift' presents a mixed bag. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
54% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken (TV Episode) It's a backwards step in storytelling for one of the characters with the most clearly defined forward growth - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
96% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Kill the Boy (TV Episode) But just when you think the episode has been a bit bland, we have that wonderful sequence with Tyrion and Jorah at the end, which reminds you what Game of Thrones is capable of at its best. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
94% Game of Thrones: Season 4 - The Watchers on the Wall (TV Episode) Neil Marshall is drafted in to helm one of the show's huge and technically tricky to pull off battle sequences. And once again, he excels. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
96% Game of Thrones: Season 4 - The Mountain and the Viper (TV Episode) Episodes like this one pass in the blink of an eye, because it's so damn good. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
96% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Sons of the Harpy (TV Episode) After our very brief visit there a few weeks ago, this episode sees us spending a far more significant amount of time in the new location of Dorne - so much so that it's been added to the opening credits map! - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - High Sparrow (TV Episode) Ah, now this feels a bit more like it - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
100% Game of Thrones: Season 4 - Mockingbird (TV Episode) With an amusing, dramatic rule of threes, the episode is punctuated with people visiting The Imp in his dungeon. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
96% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - The House of Black and White (TV Episode) Unfortunately, the problem with Game of Thrones being so bursting with characters is that this second instalment once again has to act as set-up and reintroduction for many. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
96% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - The Wars to Come (TV Episode) Directed by the great Michael Slovis - the man responsible for making several of this generation's best shows look as good as they do - this is emphatically a set-up episode. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
96% Game of Thrones: Season 4 - The Laws of Gods and Men (TV Episode) It's not a coincidence that so many of the show's best moments occur when the story focuses in on one particular location for an extended period. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
98% Game of Thrones: Season 4 - First of His Name (TV Episode) This is an interesting episode for Cersei, and a particularly strong one for Lena Headey. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
100% Game of Thrones: Season 4 - The Lion and the Rose (TV Episode) It takes a very good performance to make a character as hate-able as Joffrey. Of all the memorable characters on Game of Thrones, Joffrey is arguably the most recognizable. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
80% Black Mirror: Season 3 - Hated in the Nation (TV Episode) There's no need to worry about this episode's extended run-time dragging -- Hated in the Nation is a feature length story that's captivating throughout. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
59% Black Mirror: Season 3 - Men Against Fire (TV Episode) Men Against Fire isn't likely to be an episode that blows people away, but it's quietly effective. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
92% Black Mirror: Season 3 - San Junipero (TV Episode) It's sweet, and affecting, boasting fantastic performances from Mbatha-Raw and Davis, and a wonderfully tender score by Clint Mansell. Possibly the least flashy episode of the season, it's nonetheless a wholly effective hour of television. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
65% Black Mirror: Season 3 - Shut Up and Dance (TV Episode) As an already-murky story gets darker, and there's nobody left to root for, the closing sequence... is fantastic... It's just a shame that, by that point, it's so difficult to care. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
86% Black Mirror: Season 3 - Playtest (TV Episode) [It's] the most visceral and intense episode Black Mirror has ever done, Playtest is an exhilarating and exhausting experience. [It's an] hour a slickness that's impressive, and the CGI and effects are fantastic throughout. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
91% Legion: Season 2 (TV, 2017) Legion may not be the deepest show on television, but it is the most multi-layered, and far and away the most lavish. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
100% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 4 - What's Your Story? (TV Episode) Fear features more pathos, humour and character development in John's 3-minute intro than the original series has often managed across 8 whole seasons. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2018
92% American Gods: Season 1 (TV, 2017) Slick and striking, American Gods captures the brooding, arcane wonders of the book right off the bat, presenting a velvety vision, full of baroque beauty and flamboyant figures. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
83% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 - Ouroboros (TV Episode) Charlie is a character with huge potential. She's proven to be tough and capable, and caring and quick to react, and her introduction to the cast might have added some much-needed colour to the still rather tepid core group. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2016
86% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 - We All Fall Down (TV Episode) It's an episode defined by implication: where the most fascinating parts are those we don't see on screen. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2016
99% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - The Winds of Winter (TV Episode) The opening sequence to 'The Winds of Winter' might just be the best sequence in Game of Thrones history, in what might be the series' best ever episode. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2016
98% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - Battle of the Bastards (TV Episode) Twice before, Game of Thrones has devoted an entire hour to a major battle, with 'Blackwater' and 'The Watchers on the Wall', though arguably both pale in comparison to the epic 20 minutes or so that ended 'Hardhome'. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2016
85% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - No One (TV Episode) It's an hour where many of the big moments leave us feeling short-changed. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2016
98% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - The Broken Man (TV Episode) The Hound is a brute, a killer, a monster. We're not supposed to like him. And yet, his particular brand of bastardy is exactly what's required in this world. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
88% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - Blood of My Blood (TV Episode) Just because it doesn't have us sobbing into our pillows or roaring with glee doesn't mean it's not still fantastically entertaining television. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - Book of the Stranger (TV Episode) It's a rare episode that we can largely chalk up to the good guys. And Game of Thrones needs that every now and then. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2016
87% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - Oathbreaker (TV Episode) But kudos to the writers, as the youngest Stark's reintroduction here comes as a huge surprise - even if it may prove to be a bittersweet one. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2016
87% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - Home (TV Episode) Sometimes you just have to give the people what they want, and Podeswa and writer Dave Hill have given us a wonderful rendition of the moment we've all been waiting for. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2016
75% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 - The Good Man (TV Episode) On the whole, Fear the Walking Dead has been an exercise in frustration almost from the word 'go'. Despite a smattering of strong moments, the series never quite managed to make the characters at its core as compelling as they needed to be. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2015
76% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 - Cobalt (TV Episode) We know them a lot better than we knew the cast of the original at this point; they should be at least as fascinating. But they're not. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2015
86% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 - Not Fade Away (TV Episode) It's a shame that after building momentum well throughout the opening three installments, the story loses steam in the fourth. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2015
67% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 - The Dog (TV Episode) At the half way point of season one, it's more than justifying its existence. - Digital Spy EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2015