Andrea Reiher

Andrea Reiher
Tomatometer-approved critic

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
B+ 100% Santa Clarita Diet: Season 3 (TV, 2017) Thanks to the writing and Barrymore and Olyphant's performances, Sheila and Joel's marriage has always been of the best on TV; the real-life problems they faced were given a fresh, comedic twist by this supernatural premise. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
A 89% Santa Clarita Diet: Season 2 (TV, 2017) I can't remember being this satisfied with a season finale in a really long time. Bravo, Santa Clarita Diet. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
B 100% Happy!: Season 2 (TV, 2017) At the very least, the new Smoothie-Hailey story arc is quite intriguing and has the potential to go to some interesting, entertaining and even dark places. So while it might take some time, fans could end up quite Happy! with season two. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
56% Survivor: Redemption Island (TV, 2013-2016) Putting Rob on a tribe full of gomers who were too star-struck to act against him became more and more boring, and there is such a thing as over-saturation. - Zap2it.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
No Score Yet Survivor: One World (TV, 2013-2016) Loved the twist of having the tribes live on the same beach where they could interact with one another -- that provided a whole new dynamic and strategy to the game. - Zap2it.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
100% Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains (TV, 2013-2016) Getting a cast of all veterans together is always fun, and the twist of good guys vs. bad guys was an excellent hook. It also was pretty delightful that the villains emerged victorious. - Zap2it.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
71% Survivor: Samoa (TV, 2013-2016) Hantz was rather amazing to watch, from the sock burning to the canteen dumping to the various lies and tall tales he spun. What made it all extra delicious was that he made it all the way to the end, only to lose spectacularly... - Zap2it.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
40% Survivor: Thailand (TV, 2013-2016) It might seem like watching a tribe of more elderly players beat up on the young 'uns would be fun, but maybe if the participants were just a little more interesting. - Zap2it.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
20% Survivor: Vanuatu -- Islands of Fire (TV, 2013-2016) Not memorable. No offense to Scout and Chris, but this was just kind of a dud season. We're sure it doesn't make Chris' million dollars any less awesome. - Zap2it.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
60% Survivor: Fiji (TV, 2013-2016) Earl Cole is one of the most likable winners of the game, and this season also featured one of our all-time favorites in Yau Man -- but it was so boring. - Zap2it.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
50% Survivor: All-Stars (TV, 2013-2016) They got a terrific group to return to the game and it was full of drama... What else do you want from a reality TV competition show? - Zap2it.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
86% Survivor: Palau (TV, 2013-2016) This season featured several of our favorite players... It also featured the most epic immunity challenge ever, where they stood on buoys in the ocean for 13 hours. - Zap2it.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
100% Survivor: Cook Islands (TV, 2013-2016) The twist was abandoned early on and instead, what emerged was a fairly interesting game. Jonathan and Candice took advantage of the "mutiny" twist to switch tribes... They were one of the most likable alliances ever to play the game. - Zap2it.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
83% Survivor: Pearl Islands (TV, 2013-2016) This was the season that Jonny "Fairplay" Dalton pulled his dead grandmother trick when the loved ones arrived, which was some next-level shenanigans never before seen on reality TV. - Zap2it.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
100% Survivor: Marquesas (TV, 2013-2016) Watching the underdogs flip the game is "Survivor's" bread and butter, and it had never really happened before. - Zap2it.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
60% Survivor: Africa (TV, 2013-2016) This season was so boring. The castaways had to be trapped inside little areas more or less all the time because an actual fear of being eaten by wild animals. That's not only a little too real, but it doesn't provide much time for scheming. - Zap2it.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
83% Survivor: The Australian Outback (TV, 2013-2016) How could the show follow up the pop culture juggernaut that was Season 1? Oh, how about with some pig-killing, fire-falling, granola bar-eating, finger-wagging, cliff-diving fun in the Australian outback? - Zap2it.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
83% Survivor: Borneo (TV, 2013-2016) It still holds up. It's not just a good season because it was so inventive at the time. The final four alone is worth it, but we also loved Colleen, Jenna, Gervase, etc. etc. An all-around winner of a season. - Zap2it.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
54% Mr. Selfridge: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2016) Sometimes it's as though Ari Gold has found himself in early 20th century London -- we're hoping to see more nuance to Selfridge as the show goes on. Overall, though, it's entertaining, which sometimes is enough. - Zap2it.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
3/5 100% A Discovery of Witches: Season 1 (TV, 2019) It gets off to a solid start, and the promise of time-travel in the subsequent books is intriguing for the upcoming Seasons 2 and 3. Given its many charms, it just may be the next show to cast its spell over viewers. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
87% True Detective : Season 3 - Now Am Found (TV Episode) It's a lovely way to end the season, even if the finale could have been a little stronger overall. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
92% True Detective : Season 3 - If You Have Ghosts (TV Episode) Ali and Dorff absolutely kill it; the affection and the pain and the loneliness just roll off of them both. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
69% True Detective : Season 3 - The Hour and the Day (TV Episode) The puzzle pieces are starting to fall into place. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
73% Outlander: Season 4 - Man of Worth (TV Episode) Outlander writers had a lot of material to get through in Season 4 - and a lot to get through in the finale alone. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
93% True Detective : Season 3 - The Big Never (TV Episode) We've established the case and the characters, and now it's time to really dig into whatever is going on here. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
62% Outlander: Season 4 - Providence (TV Episode) Putting them all in a scene together provided a lot of dramatic fodder. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
100% True Detective : Season 3 - Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (TV Episode) Obviously, the show has to trickle out answers over eight episodes, so this one focuses more on Detective Hays' (Mahershala Ali) personal life than the mystery, which is fine. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
80% Outlander: Season 4 - If Not For Hope (TV Episode) Lord John and Brianna were very sweet together; it was touching how he told her that Roger will love her baby even if it's not biologically his, the same way that John loves his son. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
91% This Is Us: Season 3 - The Beginning is the End is the Beginning (TV Episode) Never let it be said that This Is Us doesn't know how to do the big episodes, though there is a caveat to that. But The Beginning Is the End Is the Beginning" started off firing on all cylinders. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
100% This Is Us: Season 3 - Six Thanksgivings (TV Episode) The show managed to sneak in some excellent moments while also sticking the landing with its touching final montage - so we'll indulge a six-storyline episode just this once. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
75% Outlander: Season 4 - The False Bride (TV Episode) Readers may remember that this fight happens almost verbatim in the book, so the show's writers didn't just make Roger a horrible guy for no reason. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
79% American Horror Story: Apocalypse - Apocalypse Then (TV Episode) It seemed nearly impossible "American Horror Story" could wrap things up in one final episode. But it managed to pull it off, though the finale moved at a breakneck speed in order to do so. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
100% This Is Us: Season 3 - Kamsahamnida (TV Episode) After two really strong episodes, it's only natural that This Is Us would have one that doesn't quite pack the same emotional punch - and that's okay!... "Kamsahamnida" is part of the slow down before the next gut-punch episode. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
100% This Is Us: Season 3 - Sometimes (TV Episode) There is plenty of material here for one episode, and the storylines all interconnect nicely, so it's good that they didn't try to shoe-horn Randall into the episode somehow. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
53% American Horror Story: Apocalypse - Fire and Reign (TV Episode) Yet again, the episode felt like it ended rather abruptly. It seems insane that there is only one episode left because there is a lot of ground to cover. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
95% Outlander: Season 4 - America the Beautiful (TV Episode) The episode isn't titled "America the Beautiful" for nothing - it's a commentary about how they're in this vast, beautiful country and yet there is ugliness at every turn. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
50% American Horror Story: Apocalypse - Sojourn (TV Episode) There is usually a point in every American Horror Story season where everything gets really weird. "Sojourn" was that point for Apocalypse. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
87% American Horror Story: Apocalypse - Traitor (TV Episode) It wasn't the most exciting hour of "American Horror Story: Apocalypse" this season, but it did lay some good groundwork... - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
100% American Horror Story: Apocalypse - Return to Murder House (TV Episode) Sarah Paulson has done an excellent job taking over as Ryan Murphy's leading lady, but Lange is the grand dame of "AHS" and expectations could not be higher. Luckily, Lange's reprisal of Constance Langdon did not disappoint. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
64% This Is Us: Season 3 - Toby (TV Episode) This Is Us returned to its usual storytelling technique, to solid results. I was nervous the show couldn't follow up such a terrific and subtle episode, but it pulled it off nicely. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
100% This Is Us: Season 3 - Katie Girls (TV Episode) The terrific juxtaposition between the past and the present this week is all about mothers... It's a lovely bit of storytelling - so much so that I actually wish the Kevin and Randall storylines had been cut down a little to make more room. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
78% This Is Us: Season 3 - Vietnam (TV Episode) "Vietnam" was actually a much quieter episode than I was expecting it to be and was all the more effective for it, so it would be nice to see them take the same approach for the natural follow-up episode. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
89% This Is Us: Season 3 - A Philadelphia Story (TV Episode) This Is Us continues to start the season off on a quieter note, which is oftentimes when the show finds its most beautiful character moments. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
3/5 95% Riverdale: Season 3 - Chapter Thirty-Six: Labor Day (TV Episode) At least the show has Betty and Jughead around to be awesome together. They are definitely worth tuning in for, and there is potential for a few other storylines to blossom into some strong material as well. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
100% House of Lies: Season 5 (TV, 2012-2016) The writing is rude, crude and hilarious, making it one of Showtime's best comedies. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
100% American Horror Story: Apocalypse - Forbidden Fruit (TV Episode) Things are about to get awesome. But first, let's talk about the "Forbidden Fruit" bloodbath because a lot happened before the supernatural trio glided in the door like they were about to own the place. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
88% American Horror Story: Apocalypse - The Morning After (TV Episode) These violent delights definitely have violent ends on "American Horror Story." - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
81% This Is Us: Season 3 - Nine Bucks (TV Episode) In the loveliest storyline of the night, viewers get to know more about the night Jack and Rebecca met - and it's just as adorable as we all thought it would be. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
95% Scandal: Season 6 (TV, 2012-2018) Scandal has returned for its sixth season and with it come several massive bombshells. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
93% Grey's Anatomy: Season 14 (TV, 2005) It's bound to be a roller coaster ride of a season. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017