Andy Greenwald

Andy Greenwald

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
79% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Fear the Walking Dead is surprisingly satisfying. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Aug 19, 2015
96% Show Me a Hero: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The artfulness and empathy of Show Me a Hero would be tremendously moving in any year. But it feels particularly relevant in 2015, when the Black Lives Matter movement and the violent incidents that inspired it are dominating the headlines. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Aug 13, 2015
83% True Detective : Season 2 Episode 7 "The Bezzerides and Velcoro plotline recalls the strengths of the first season, which was, ultimately, a sort of romantic buddy cop show. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Aug 3, 2015
67% The Walking Dead: Season 3 Episode 9 ""The Suicide King" took the improved momentum of the previous eight hours and promptly stalled it out on a country road. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jul 30, 2015
83% The Walking Dead: Season 3 Episode 8 "I have to tell you: This may have been my favorite scene since the pilot. For once, the world felt bigger! And, more important, it was filled with people who weren't the people we already knew! " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jul 30, 2015
92% Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "As a fan of the original film, I'm happy to say that First Day of Camp is plenty enjoyable and a worthy follow-up to a movie that has grown cultishly popular in the years since its release. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jul 30, 2015
100% The Walking Dead: Season 3 Episode 7 "For once, The Walking Dead managed to make me feel something outside its tried-and-true triangle of adrenaline, revulsion, and boredom. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jul 30, 2015
87% The Walking Dead: Season 3 Episode 6 "When The Walking Dead slows down, that's when the wheels tend to come off the Hyundai. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jul 29, 2015
100% The Walking Dead: Season 3 Episode 5 "I appreciated the disintegration of our once-stalwart leader. Rick is neither human nor walker now; he's a third rail. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jul 29, 2015
86% The Walking Dead: Season 3 Episode 4 "Four episodes into this bleak third season, showrunner Glen Mazzara's greatest accomplishment may have been bringing the series in line with its setting: It's an unapologetically grim and horrific show about a grim and horrible world. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jul 29, 2015
50% The Walking Dead: Season 3 Episode 16 "Even devotees have to acknowledge was a frustrating final hour. (Not even the overdue death of Andrea gave me any satisfaction. Her foot-fetish fumbling with the pliers was just one more mistake in an annoying lifetime full of them.) " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jul 29, 2015
100% The Walking Dead: Season 3 Episode 3 ""Walk With Me" worked, despite its sometimes clunky mechanics, because it expanded the universe considerably. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jul 29, 2015
93% The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 1 "At episode's end, we get a second strangely beautiful digression, the sort that will keep those who prefer their brains behind the scenes instead of on a plate tuning in for another week. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jul 28, 2015
69% The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 2 "It was particularly disheartening to see The Walking Dead get Lost so quickly in its sophomore season. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jul 28, 2015
83% The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 3 "It's possible, I suppose, to make an argument that the highway traffic jam we've been stuck in for the better part of two episodes... is a necessary intermezzo for a show with literally nowhere to go. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jul 28, 2015
58% The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 4 "Unless our heroes get moving again, they're stuck - not only physically, but in a show that, from a distance, appears to be the sort of thing worth getting invested in, but be warned: Too much exposure can be fatal. Fatally boring, that is. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jul 28, 2015
73% The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 6 "I have seen lateral passes with more forward progress than this show. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jul 28, 2015
92% The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 7 "And so ends the first half of The Walking Dead's deadly second season, thankfully not with a whimper but with a whole lot of bangs. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jul 28, 2015
73% The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 8 "The fact that episode author Evan Reilly has to rehash this weighty claptrap yet again... only serves to highlight the narrative cul-de-sac this show has written itself into, one not even a four-wheel drive, product-placed Hyundai could escape. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jul 28, 2015
73% The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 9 "Unless a star-crossed Korean couple and an Iraqi torturer parachute into Hershel's farm, we're stuck with these squabbling zeroes for the foreseeable future. And as long as that's the case it will lead to all sorts of character-based confusion. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jul 28, 2015
83% The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 10 "At this point, I'm more interested in seeing how The Walking Dead will change than the world it inhabits. And, to give credit where credit is due, it just might have started changing for the better. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jul 28, 2015
67% The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 11 "The screen went to black, but the bad taste lingered; once again our supposed heroes were portrayed as being both unprepared and unlikable. The producers and Rick are in for the same rough lesson, I fear: bad decision-making has real consequences. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jul 28, 2015
100% The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 12 "The final confrontation between the former bros was intense and eerily beautiful, framed by a low harvest moon... But more than anything it was a relief. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jul 28, 2015
91% The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 13 "The problem, as ever, for The Walking Dead is that when these well-choreographed ballets of blood and adrenaline finally arrive, they feel less earned and more like an attempt to distract from the RV-sized plot holes that preceded them. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jul 28, 2015
93% The Walking Dead: Season 3 Episode 2 "At this point, with the terror cranked up to 11, the familial discord rings true but feels hollow. Blood runs thicker than water, yes. But on The Walking Dead the blood doesn't stop running long enough for me to care. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jul 28, 2015
74% True Detective : Season 2 Episode 6 "I don't need to understand the motivations of the various holding companies responsible for the high-speed railway - hell, at this moment I can't even remember their names. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jul 27, 2015
100% The Walking Dead: Season 3 Episode 1 "A certain amount of blood-pumping savagery is just what The Walking Dead needed to bring itself back to life. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jul 15, 2015
59% Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The most rock-and-roll thing about Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll is how little it cares about other people's opinions. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jul 15, 2015
74% Masters of Sex: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "Unlike Mad Men, a '60s-set drama that was free to bend its make-believe action figures every which way in pursuit of story, Masters sees every flight of fancy yanked rudely back in line with the public record. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jul 13, 2015
78% The Strain: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "The Strain is still camped out in the worst kind of uncanny valley, the one between the twin peaks of pulp and gore. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jul 9, 2015
97% Mr. Robot: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Mr. Robot is genuinely exhilarating. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jul 6, 2015
100% Catastrophe: Series 1 (TV, 2015) "It is side-splittingly honest: About love, anger, attraction, aging, pregnancy, and "sex musk." It is also, not coincidentally, the finest and funniest new comedy of the year. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jun 29, 2015
86% HUMANS: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The show would earn my recommendation simply by embedding with the Hawkinses, but they are only part of Humans's broader canvas. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jun 25, 2015
80% Ballers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "I had hoped the casting call for naked women willing to grind on a man while he talks on the phone doing man things had been retired permanently. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jun 23, 2015
54% The Brink: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's a jumbled, cocky misfire of a series. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jun 23, 2015
76% True Detective : Season 2 Episode 1 "I can pay no higher compliment to Farrell than to say his performance is so captivating that it pushes aside all conversation of likability. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jun 22, 2015
65% True Detective : Season 2 (TV, 2015) "True Detective is a very different beast in its second season: less Cthulhu and more garden-variety lizard. It doesn't haunt so much as slither. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jun 18, 2015
100% Deutschland 83: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The threat of mutually assured destruction has never been so much fun. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jun 17, 2015
97% Game of Thrones: Season 5 Episode 10 "The apparent extinguishing of Stannis's flame aside, I mostly loved "Mother's Mercy." " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jun 15, 2015
88% Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Dear reader, allow me to put your mind at ease. The television version of Jonathan Strange is a remarkable enchantment in its own right. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jun 11, 2015
88% Game of Thrones: Season 5 Episode 9 "I fail to see what the horrific immolation of a teenage girl added to the narrative in any way, shape, or form. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jun 8, 2015
70% Sense8: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The problem is that Sense8 fails to buttress [its] insanity with anything remotely resembling coherence or, in fact, entertainment. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jun 5, 2015
80% True Detective : Season 1 Episode 8 "True Detective talked a good game - well, it certainly talked - about the nature of the universe and the systemic rot of evil and horror. But the finale reduced all of those high-minded observations to production design. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jun 4, 2015
100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 Episode 8 "Let's talk about something pure and good. Namely, Tyrion Lannister's gold-plated advice. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jun 1, 2015
94% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "Thankfully, this new Halt is better, exponentially so. Its inversion of decades of prestige-drama gender convention seems painfully obvious, and yet I'm not sure if any other show has actually attempted it. " ‐ Grantland
Posted May 28, 2015
91% Game of Thrones: Season 5 Episode 7 "I don't expect things to end well for Cersei over the next three episodes; her list of heretical sins is longer than Lancel's hair used to be. " ‐ Grantland
Posted May 25, 2015
58% Game of Thrones: Season 5 Episode 6 "It was easily the weakest episode of what had been a rather magnificent season, and an unfortunate reminder that sometimes the only way to see the indescribable view from the top of the Wall is to take a rickety elevator. " ‐ Grantland
Posted May 18, 2015
100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 Episode 5 "Jorah and Tyrion's slow boat to Valyria, the penultimate sequence in the gripping "Kill the Boy," was a glorious piece of imaginative storytelling. " ‐ Grantland
Posted May 11, 2015
100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 Episode 4 "Here's to "Sons of the Harpy," a truly outstanding episode of Game of Thrones that excelled mainly by celebrating the ordinary. " ‐ Grantland
Posted May 4, 2015
100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 Episode 3 "Its ending was plenty dramatic, but it matters much more that "High Sparrow" had what may well be the most haunting and beautiful opening of any episode in Thrones's history. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Apr 27, 2015
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