Amanda Bell

Amanda Bell
Amanda Bell's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Entertainment Weekly TV Guide

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T-Meter Title | Year
5/5 100% The Baby-Sitters Club: Season 1 (TV, 2020) The five young actresses leading the show are also in tune with their characters and do an incredible job with their scene work in even the most emotionally mature moments. The result is a grounded and blissful little binge that'll brighten your own world - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020
4/5 81% Devs: Season 1 (TV, 2020) Fans of Ex Machina and Annihilation will easily recognize the landscapes and tenor of FX's Devs as Alex Garland's creation without his name even scrolling across the screen. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
75/100 73% 9-1-1: Lone Star: Season 1 (TV, 2019) No one can be painted with broad strokes, and to anyone accusing the show of trying to be woke, 9-1-1: Lone Star is enthusiastically nodding and smiling that yes, that is exactly what's happening. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
80/100 88% You: Season 2 (TV, 2018) YOU Season 2 is a meaty sophomore outing which gives its new cast plenty of new room to play while remaining familiar with its maniacal mainstay. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
4.5/5 99% Mindhunter: Season 2 (TV, 2017-2019) As the BSU takes its business further into the wild and attempts to apply its logic to other cases, Season 2 still delivered plenty of killer soundbites and teased more cat-and-mouse games to come. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
91% The End of the F***ing World: Season 2 (TV, 2018-2019) While the second season doesn't exactly feel necessary, it's still fun to take another aimless ride with the show's resident weirdos and see where we end up. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
No Score Yet The Voice: Season 17 (TV, 2011) The Voice is now down to its last OG coach in Blake Shelton, but in Season 17's premiere, the new red chair quartet (Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson, and John Legend) didn't miss a beat. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
85/100 58% Prodigal Son: Season 1 (TV, 2019) Michael Sheen is dancing with light feet in this role, clearly having a blast playing a serial killer who is at once a duplicitous menace and a charming conversationalist. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
80/100 88% The Affair: Season 5 (TV, 2014-2019) The central character list might be a bit slimmer, but the suffering is still the same in The Affair's fifth and final season. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
75/100 67% Why Women Kill: Season 1 (TV, 2019) Why Women Kill is able to find balance by imbuing its darkest moments with absurdity. What results is a tasty little slice of entertainment. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2019
85% Big Little Lies: Season 2 (TV, 2017-2019) In its second season, Big Little Lies remains the same moody suspense-drama that fans fell in love with during its initial run. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
No Score Yet The Rain: Season 2 (TV, 2018) Perhaps it was better left to the imagination, because this is a disappointingly dull slog that injects almost three hours of filler into about an hour and a half's worth of plot. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
60% No Good Nick: Part 1 (TV, 2019) Unfortunately, the new series can't stop getting in its own way and, instead of developing into something relevant, enriching, or even just entertaining, arrives as a middling binge that won't make you laugh often enough, and will make you feel even less. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
92% The OA: Season 2 (TV, 2016-2019) This series has never been meant for everyone, but for those who are true believers in the OA, Part II will be a welcome follow-up to the first. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
100% Royal Pains: Season 8 (TV, 2009-2016) This week we get to learn the status of everyone else's ever afters, and boy, are they all happy. Almost too happy, really, but that's what makes it all so satisfying. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
100% Grey's Anatomy: Season 15 (TV, 2005) Grey's Anatomy is back for its fifteenth season, and, as always, there's a lot of love and loss to go around for the Grey-Sloan gang already. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
B+ 95% Scandal: Season 6 (TV, 2012-2018) If so, one thing's for sure: Olivia's gonna be maaaaaaad. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
No Score Yet Chicago P.D.: Season 3 (TV, 2014) You can't hate a show for getting its best player back in the starting line-up. (And because this show knows what makes good drama, it didn't just get Erin back in the game. It got her back in the game in the bloodiest way yet.) - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
85% Arrow: Season 4 - Monument Point (TV Episode) Cue the feels! - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
B 78% Gotham: Season 3 - Heroes Rise: Pretty Hate Machine (TV Episode) It might be a touch too obvious to call this week's episode of Gotham explosive, but that's exactly what it is. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
B 100% This Is Us: Season 1 - The Big Day (TV Episode) At some point, the Jack and Rebecca backstory fatigue will probably start to set in, but today is not that day. Not when we're getting such delicious new birthday sprinkles as these. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
A- 100% This Is Us: Season 1 - Three Sentences (TV Episode) It's no secret that Jack's death is going to happen sooner rather than later, but I still gasp out loud every time we start actually moving in that direction, because it's going to be beyond gut-wrenching. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
B 100% This Is Us: Season 1 - Jack Pearson's Son (TV Episode) There's a lot to unpack here on this special Valentine's Day edition of This Is Us. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
B+ 100% This Is Us: Season 1 - The Right Thing to Do (TV Episode) It's absolutely stunning even a fraction of this gets accomplished in a single hour, but here we are. This is us. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
63% Dead of Summer: Season 1 (TV, 2016) For a show that's both literally and figuratively campy, Dead of Summer just got really real, yo. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
93% Grey's Anatomy: Season 14 (TV, 2005) A lot of catastrophes have gone down over the course of Grey's Anatomy's thirteen seasons, but the two-hour opener for Season 14 proves that the most gnarly wreckage happens when base emotions collide. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
B 92% American Horror Story: Roanoke - Chapter 9 (TV Episode) We were promised one survivor would emerge from the trenches of the horror house at Roanoke, and lo, that person has been revealed in tonight's penultimate chapter of American Horror Story: Roanoke. It's...not who you thought it would be. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
B No Score Yet Empire: Season 3 - Play On (TV Episode) Juliana, completely unbothered by her newfound widowdom, tells Andre that she's still willing to work together if he is and she's definitely down for shaking on it. Now, she's gonna be an interesting one to watch. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
B 90% Gotham: Season 3 - Heroes Rise: Heavydirtysoul (TV Episode) It's been a bit dizzying to keep track of who wants to kill whom and why. But tonight's two-part finale sews up those dangling threads rather seamlessly and presents a new and, dare I say, optimistic vision for the future of this city. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2017
B 86% Gotham: Season 3 - Heroes Rise: Destiny Calling (TV Episode) It's fair to say that Gotham has moved at warp speed... Tonight, though, that breakneck pace feels almost like a bit of mercy because who wants to spend too much time with Gotham in shambles like this? - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2017
B+ 80% Gotham: Season 3 - Heroes Rise: All Will Be Judged (TV Episode) There's a lot to unpack on this week's episode of Gotham. From launching grand vengeance schemes to casting aside old rivalries and pain, each of our heroes and villains is making moves that will definitely have an impact on the city's history. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
B 78% Gotham: Season 3 - Heroes Rise: Light the Wick (TV Episode) Two pieces of the puzzle are quickly coming together for the Court of Owls' plan to devastate Gotham, but there's one wild card they seemingly were not expecting: the return of Oswald Cobblepot from his watery grave. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2017
B 90% Gotham: Season 3 - Heroes Rise: The Primal Riddle (TV Episode) This week, some of Gotham's strongest alliances are literally tossed out the window while others are being formed. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
B 70% Gotham: Season 3 - Heroes Rise: These Delicate and Dark Obsessions (TV Episode) Last week, we were officially introduced to the Riddler, a.k.a. the new Ed Nygma, endless font of wacky wordplay. But this week, Gotham's newest supervillain is completely MIA while the rest of the puzzle pieces come into play. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
B+ 82% Gotham: Season 3 - Heroes Rise: How the Riddler Got His Name (TV Episode) The irony of it all is that just as [Nygma] begins to ascertain that he doesn't need some grand archnemesis or best friend to become a true villain, he may have just gained an amalgamation of the two anyway. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2017
B+ No Score Yet How to Get Away With Murder: Season 3 - It's War (TV Episode) Yep, it looks like the Keating kids are about to factionalize even more than they already have because Connor has a dirty, dirty secret to hide. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
88% American Horror Story: Roanoke - Chapter 5 (TV Episode) Holy [bleep], this is getting bananas. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
100% How to Get Away With Murder: Season 2 - There's My Baby (TV Episode) It's hard to feel any semblance of sympathy for Annalise Keating... But it'd be a lie worthy of the Keating 5 books to say tonight's doozy of a penultimate episode for the season didn't threaten a tear or two. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2016