Andy Greenwald

Andy Greenwald

Agrees with the Tomatometer 0% of the time.

Publications:
Grantland
Total Reviews:
106

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
97% Orphan Black: Season 2 (TV, 2014) " Thanks to its creators' verve and its star's zest, Orphan Black feels electric, sky-high on its own supply. " — Grantland
Posted Apr 18, 2014
98% Fargo: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " There's a considered cleverness and kindness to his [Hawley] scripts that would never fit into the tight margins of a motion picture; it lights this Fargo from within. " — Grantland
Posted Apr 15, 2014
96% Silicon Valley: Season 1 " Silicon Valley is uproariously funny at times but it's also consistently fascinating in a way many bro-y, aspirational cable half-hours are not. " — Grantland
Posted Apr 4, 2014
98% Game of Thrones: Season 4 (TV, 2014) " The show proceeds at its own stately pace, telling its own knotty story. Rather than be concerned that future seasons might mar the world that Martin, Benioff, and Weiss have painstakingly created. " — Grantland
Posted Apr 2, 2014
36% Mixology: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Mixology is the show that happens when you empower people who think Axe Body Spray commercials are documentaries. " — Grantland
Posted Mar 20, 2014
68% Surviving Jack: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Originality wouldn't matter much if the jokes were good. But they're not. Instead, Jack is another in a long line of placeholder sitcoms, where context is used as a crude stand-in for comedy. " — Grantland
Posted Mar 20, 2014
66% Doll & Em: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Doll & Em has a unique point of view. It doesn't need to fall back on the same old special effects. " — Grantland
Posted Mar 20, 2014
61% Crisis: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Crisis spends so much time constructing a complicated world that it forgets to populate it with anyone worth watching. " — Grantland
Posted Mar 20, 2014
85% Enlisted: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " There ought to be a place even in a pacifist's heart for a show as warm and playful as this one. " — Grantland
Posted Mar 20, 2014
38% Believe: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Believe pitches us into the middle of Winter and Skouras's battle over Bo without ever pausing to make us care about the soldiers or the outcome. It's a leap of faith that falls flat. " — Grantland
Posted Mar 20, 2014
52% Resurrection: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Resurrection has proved able to return both people and network to life. " — Grantland
Posted Mar 14, 2014
100% Hannibal: Season 2 (TV, 2014) " Hannibal is the rare network show with an utterly unique visual palette - even if it's one many might find distinctly unpalatable. " — Grantland
Posted Mar 12, 2014
65% The Red Road: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " From beginning to end, The Red Road lets Jason Momoa walk all over it, trampling any potential for conflict or spark. The best shows can dazzle us with strong characters. But strong characters can crush weak shows. " — Grantland
Posted Feb 27, 2014
88% House of Cards: Season 2 (TV, 2014) " House of Cards isn't meant to be dissected. It's meant to be binged on. And it's a temptation to which I'm not immune. " — Grantland
Posted Feb 27, 2014
36% Growing Up Fisher: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " For the most part, Growing Up Fisher is so soggy and lumpen, so intentionally inoffensive that it barely registers at all. " — Grantland
Posted Feb 27, 2014
77% About a Boy: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " It's interesting to watch Katims bend the half-hour format to his needs rather than the other way around: No other showrunner alive would dare use an extended potty-training scene for anything other than a punch line. " — Grantland
Posted Feb 27, 2014
97% The Americans: Season 2 (TV, 2014) " Nothing else on TV can match The Americans for the dizzying highs of its suspense or the unsettling depths of its emotion. " — Grantland
Posted Feb 26, 2014
25% Mind Games: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Mind Games' unbalanced pilot makes it pretty clear which part of the show Killen actually cares about. I admire him for wanting to give us our vegetables. But I also don't blame viewers for wanting more meat. " — Grantland
Posted Feb 26, 2014
100% Friday Night Lights: Season 4 (TV, 2009-2010) " Bravo to a small masterpiece of an episode and a performance that was something altogether greater. " — Vulture
Posted Feb 3, 2014
36% Intelligence: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Call yourself whatever you want, Intelligence. Just don't insult ours. " — Grantland
Posted Feb 3, 2014
66% Rake: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The problem with Rake is that, like its unflappable protagonist, it's desperate to have it both ways, to be loved for its flaws, not in spite of them. " — Grantland
Posted Jan 23, 2014
89% Girls: Season 3 (TV, 2014) " There's... a chance that Girls, like Hannah, has found its voice and that it doesn't speak for "a generation" or anything quite so presumptuous, that it merely speaks for itself. Still, I hope it's still occasionally plucky enough to try. " — Grantland
Posted Jan 22, 2014
29% Chozen: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " For a show with such an in-your-face conceit... Chozen is surprisingly, endearingly tender. " — Grantland
Posted Jan 22, 2014
100% Archer: Season 5 (TV, 2014) " It's still reliably dirty... but in the service of something much grimier and at once totally fresh. It's also very, very funny. " — Grantland
Posted Jan 22, 2014
97% Sherlock: Season 3 (TV, 2014) " As is often the case with Sherlock, the best bits are less about plot and more about people. " — Grantland
Posted Jan 22, 2014
89% Looking: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " It's a startlingly provocative opening for what soon reveals itself to be an endearingly low-key show. " — Grantland
Posted Jan 22, 2014
95% Broad City: Season 1 " All told, the series represents the sort of sharp sensibility and fully realized comic point of view that the network has long been chasing, albeit with decidedly mixed results. " — Grantland
Posted Jan 22, 2014
58% Black Sails: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " If this sounds (a) like the least merry pirate yarn ever constructed, and (b) a little bit like Game of Thrones, feel free to shiver your own timbers. " — Grantland
Posted Jan 22, 2014
81% The Spoils of Babylon: Season 1 " The quiet rumble of the project's essential joke -- this is all overheated nonsense! -- is larded with noisier gags that land with varying degrees of thud. " — Grantland
Posted Jan 10, 2014
87% True Detective : Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Just because True Detective is exceptional doesn't make it great. There's plenty of depth here to sink into. I just wish it didn't feel so much like drowning. " — Grantland
Posted Jan 8, 2014
—— Black Mirror: Season 2 (TV, 2013) " Black Mirror gets you like that: First you're giggling, then you're sobbing. It's the rare show that unsettles just as much as it entertains. " — Grantland
Posted Dec 12, 2013
65% Mob City: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " No flesh is devoured in Mob City, but there's a touch of zombie to the show nonetheless - its appearance is instantly recognizable, but no evident humanity lurks underneath. " — Grantland
Posted Dec 9, 2013
100% Eastbound & Down: Season 4 (TV, 2013) " Eastbound, rightly, treats the very idea of dude-ish self-pity with the outright mockery it deserves. " — Grantland
Posted Oct 24, 2013
84% Homeland: Season 3 (TV, 2013) " The very best TV is almost never about the destination. It's about appreciating the perilous journey taken to get there. And that's something worth remembering as Homeland's writers once again attempt to tiptoe across a crater they themselves created. " — Grantland
Posted Oct 14, 2013
90% Masters of Sex: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " Communicating all of this without stooping to smut or straining for an imagined moral high ground demands a certain delicacy of tone, and it's one creator Michelle Ashford nails. " — Grantland
Posted Oct 14, 2013
83% Modern Family: Season 5 (TV, 2013-2014) " Modern Family... stays fat and happy in its impeccably appointed lane. " — Grantland
Posted Oct 14, 2013
69% Almost Human: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " Even with the marvelous, surprising work being done by Ealy, I'm not convinced a future this grim is worth visiting, let alone saving. " — Grantland
Posted Sep 23, 2013
73% Trophy Wife: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " Warm, sly, and very, very funny. " — Grantland
Posted Sep 23, 2013
67% Mom: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " Mom is the first multi-cam comedy to crack me up in a decade. " — Grantland
Posted Sep 23, 2013
88% Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " Samberg is goofy and winning as Jake Peralta, a thick slice of cheese taken from the Bill Murray-in-Stripes deli case. " — Grantland
Posted Sep 23, 2013
55% The Goldbergs: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " The Goldbergs' humor feels contemporary even if its fashions decidedly do not. " — Grantland
Posted Sep 23, 2013
55% The Crazy Ones: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " It still feels like a not-great version of a good idea winging its way onto our screens through a combination of momentum, optimism, and Williams's trademark flop sweat. " — Grantland
Posted Sep 23, 2013
70% The Michael J. Fox Show: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " This isn't a lemon. It's not all bad; in fact, it's so relentlessly sweet that the better metaphor would be lemonade. " — Grantland
Posted Sep 23, 2013
22% Sean Saves the World: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " When Burrows focuses his camera on the family, particularly the rich relationship between Hayes and Lavin, it actually soars. But the show's strange insistence on spending half of its time at the office rankles. " — Grantland
Posted Sep 23, 2013
52% Back in the Game: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " It could retreat into family fuzziness or it could dive deeper into the suburban weirdness suggested by its supporting characters.... I've got my foam finger out rooting for the latter. " — Grantland
Posted Sep 23, 2013
46% The Millers: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " I won't go out of my way to watch The Millers. But I also won't be surprised when there are suddenly a hundred episodes lingering out there for me to catch up on. " — Grantland
Posted Sep 23, 2013
0% Dads: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " Why does Dads feel like it was dreamed up during one long, hateful weekend at someone's Orange County beach house, scribbled down on the back of a Hooters receipt, and then messengered over to the network on the back of a Red Bull truck? " — Grantland
Posted Sep 23, 2013
42% Welcome to the Family: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " It's the sort of soft-centered mush -- at once back-pattingly liberal and inoffensively conservative -- that seems like a Hollywood focus group's idea of what a potato-fed yokel in, I don't know, Chicago might want to watch. " — Grantland
Posted Sep 23, 2013
4% We Are Men: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " I suppose a more honest title like We Are Sad Little Boys wouldn't be so easily green-lit. " — Grantland
Posted Sep 23, 2013
33% Super Fun Night: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " What a strange mess. " — Grantland
Posted Sep 23, 2013
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