Andrea Reiher

Andrea Reiher
Tomatometer-approved critic

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
100% Outlander: Season 5 - Journeycake (TV Episode) The next episode is the season finale, which means the action is headed toward the showdown between the Frasers and the Browns that has been building all season long. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
82% Outlander: Season 5 - Monsters and Heroes (TV Episode) On the latest episode of "Outlander," the running theme for the main characters was that some of them were looking for a purpose, while others realized their lives could have multiple purposes. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
100% Outlander: Season 5 - Famous Last Words (TV Episode) For non-book readers, this was a change to the timeline in the fifth book... But this was a clever change on the part of the show's writers because Ian was just the jolt Roger needed. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
83% Outlander: Season 5 - Better To Marry Than Burn (TV Episode) It's no secret that Maria Doyle Kennedy is a talented actress - but if anyone didn't know before, they do now after watching "Outlander's" latest episode, "Better to Marry Than Burn." - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2020
91% Outlander: Season 5 - Perpetual Adoration (TV Episode) [A] good example of this slower brand of storytelling: The episode focused on character growth more so than action, feeling like it brought the first act of the season to a close. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
83% Outlander: Season 5 - The Company We Keep (TV Episode) After the horror show at the Beardsleys' cabin in last week's "Outlander" episode, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) found themselves heading out to rejoin the militia with an infant in tow. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
100% Outlander: Season 5 - Free Will (TV Episode) It may have taken the show out of the action a bit, but it certainly helped paint a picture of how awful frontier life can be. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
91% Outlander: Season 5 - Between Two Fires (TV Episode) The latest episode of "Outlander" definitely lived up to its episode title, as several characters found themselves caught "Between Two Fires." - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
93% Outlander: Season 5 - The Fiery Cross (TV Episode) But the wedding of Brianna (Sophie Skelton) and Roger (Richard Rankin) provided an enjoyable way to get all of the characters together for a celebration before the impending Revolutionary War tears them apart. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
62% American Horror Story: 1984 - Rest in Pieces (TV Episode) With the finale episode actually entitled "Final Girl," though, it remains to be seen who will be left standing at the end of the Nov. 13 episode. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
94% True Detective : Season 3 - The Final Country (TV Episode) We've got a semi-clear picture of what happened to Julie Purcell -- and it is not pretty, though it might not be quite as dark as viewers were expecting. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
100% True Detective : Season 3 - Hunters in the Dark (TV Episode) The scene where old man Hays is perfectly lucid, then goes to the bathroom and comes back and doesn't know why West is in his house? SO. GOOD. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
95% True Detective : Season 3 - The Great War and Modern Memory (TV Episode) Fortunately, the season 3 premiere has recaptured some of the season 1 magic. Mahershala Ali as Wayne Hays makes a compelling main character, and the central mystery is along the same lines as the "Yellow King" murders. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
100% Grey's Anatomy: Season 16 (TV, 2005) It is very well done and incredibly touching. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
82% American Horror Story: 1984 - The Lady in White (TV Episode) In order to understand where pivotal players are going this season, one must understand from where they came. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
93% American Horror Story: 1984 - Episode 100 (TV Episode) Kudos for pulling out all the stops for this big episode - it definitely turned the construct of the season on its head. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
89% American Horror Story: 1984 - Red Dawn (TV Episode) American Horror Story is nothing if not full of twists, and with five episodes left, there are surely a lot more details to come that will turn this story on its head. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
83% American Horror Story: 1984 - True Killers (TV Episode) Something mystical is certainly going on in a bigger way. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
58% The Politician: Season 1 (TV, 2019) It really feels like after Grey's Anatomy got the business of the premiere out of the way...quite the fresh start. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
94% American Horror Story: 1984 - Slashdance (TV Episode) Can't wait to see what "American Horror Story" throws at us next week! - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
86% American Horror Story: 1984 - Mr. Jingles (TV Episode) It was a high-octane episode for sure; the plot moved along at a breakneck pace. And since this pace probably isn't sustainable over 13 episodes, this must be how "Horror Story" gets to the twists. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
94% American Horror Story: 1984 - Camp Redwood (TV Episode) So far, this season of "Horror Story" feels like it is set up to have a great "And Then There Were None" or "Harper's Island" vibe to it - the elements of "who is going to die and when" is a really fun part of the mysteriousness of the story. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
100% Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists: Season 1 (TV, 2019) Enter the Professor, just made a turn that portends great things in the show's future... if it gets to keep telling its story. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
B+ 100% Santa Clarita Diet: Season 3 (TV, 2017-2019) 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, 2017-2019) 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 88% Happy!: Season 2 (TV, 2017-2019) 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, 2013-2017) 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, 2013-2017) 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, 2013-2017) 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, 2013-2017) 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, 2013-2017) 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, 2013-2017) 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
No Score Yet (TV, ) 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, 2013-2017) 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, 2013-2017) 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
86% Survivor: Cook Islands (TV, 2013-2017) 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, 2013-2017) 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, 2013-2017) 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, 2013-2017) 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, 2013-2017) 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, 2013-2017) 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 94% 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
No Score Yet (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
89% 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
82% 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
94% 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