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Andy Greenwald

Andy Greenwald

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
81% Downton Abbey: Season 3 (TV, 2013) "In the gentle, genteel hands of creator Julian Fellowes, the British smash remains delicious status-porn for restive commoners eager to lose themselves in the warm embrace of empire. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Jun 29, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 3 Episode 10 "Happily, the broad and bracing "Mhysa" helped provide an answer. The motivation for Westerosi, high and lowborn alike, is the same thing that fuels big dreams and bigger alcohol consumption in our own realm: family. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Mar 29, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 3 Episode 9 "What's most interesting to me as this third season of Game of Thrones bleeds out all around us is the way its creators are playing with more than just television storytelling conventions. They're playing with storytelling itself. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Mar 29, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 3 Episode 8 "The sight of Davos being freed from the Dragonstone dungeon warmed my heart and seasoned this entire excellent episode because it was a reminder of just how wonderful Game of Thrones can be when it digs in instead of spreading out. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Mar 29, 2016
81% Game of Thrones: Season 3 Episode 7 ""The Bear and the Maiden Fair" wasn't a particularly good episode of Game of Thrones. I found it draggy and digressive, which was a surprise considering it was written by author George R.R. Martin. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Mar 28, 2016
90% Game of Thrones: Season 3 Episode 6 "While the little pawns suffered and schemed, it was left to the grown-ups to provide "The Climb" with its best scene. Tywin Lannister vs. Olenna Tyrell was a heavyweight title bout without a single punch, a savage sword fight devoid of any blood. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Mar 27, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 3 Episode 5 ""Kissed by Fire" lacked a climax as world-rattling and satisfying as Daenerys's emancipation conflagration (though Jon Snow and Ygritte might beg to differ), but it more than made up for it with an hour of deeply unsettling foreplay. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Mar 25, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 3 Episode 4 ""And Now His Watch Has Ended" was a total blast, easily one of the best episodes of Game of Thrones to date. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Mar 25, 2016
92% Game of Thrones: Season 2 Episode 10 ""Valar Morghulis" felt as much like a premiere as a finale... Rich, sweeping, and surprisingly emotional, it managed to be the best episode of the show to date. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Mar 24, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 2 Episode 9 "Of all the impressive feats accomplished by this remarkable episode, this may have been the greatest of them all, revealing the palpable sadness at the root of the Hound's sadism. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Mar 24, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 2 Episode 8 "I found "The Prince of Winterfell" to be quite a relief... It was a relatively quiet hour, at least by Game of Thrones standards... But unlike last week's equally placid installment, this one was gilded with numerous character moments. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Mar 24, 2016
92% Game of Thrones: Season 2 Episode 7 "Even with this focus on the family, "A Man Without Honor" was a strange and digressive episode of Game of Thrones. It featured as many wonderful character... But the pacing felt stiff and uncomfortable. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Mar 24, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 2 Episode 6 "The chaos and animal savagery that has always lurked just below Westeros's scrim of courtliness and gentility has finally broken through the surface and is bleeding out everywhere. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Mar 24, 2016
92% Game of Thrones: Season 2 Episode 5 "In its second season, Game of Thrones has become so skilled at creating memorable characters that it finds itself in the curious position of not having enough time to service them. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Mar 24, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 2 Episode 4 ""Garden of Bones" was the gnarliest episode of Game of Thrones to date, a bleak hour that started with savage sexual violence and an unanesthetized field amputation, then only got darker from there. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Mar 24, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 2 Episode 3 ""What Is Dead May Never Die," the third episode of this highly enjoyable second season of Game of Thrones. Spanning the length of an already quite lengthy continent, it was a compelling and rich hour. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Mar 24, 2016
83% Game of Thrones: Season 2 Episode 2 "So maybe it's not a surprise that the smartest guy in the room is the one who no one wanted at all. Peter Dinklage is really taking Tyrion to an entirely different level this season. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Mar 24, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 2 Episode 1 "Everything feels thrillingly unsettled, as if the rules are constantly changing and the biggest prize may actually be a booby trap. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Mar 24, 2016
95% Game of Thrones: Season 3 Episode 3 "This was Game of Thrones as I like it best: plot-heavy but light on its feet, dancing confidently across the map to a beat only its makers are able to hear. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Mar 24, 2016
90% Game of Thrones: Season 3 Episode 2 "Last night, the relentless, unforgiving slog of story reminded me of the Night's Watch's torturous death march toward The Wall. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Mar 23, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 3 Episode 1 "The episode took on the air of the very best caper flicks: the clearing of throats, the setting of stages, and, most important, the reintroducing of the gang. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Mar 21, 2016
24% Marco Polo: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "The series is a sloppy, clattering mess, intended to draw international attention, not plaudits. The yawning intricacies of international taxation and trade are the perfect subject matter for a spectacle this cynical. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Nov 12, 2015
16% Wicked City: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "In Wicked City, all the essential stuff is missing. To quote a certain bleach-blonde troubadour, it's eyes without a face. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Oct 27, 2015
97% The Knick: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "The initial hours of The Knick Season 2 are uncommonly strong. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Oct 16, 2015
78% The Walking Dead: Season 6 (TV, 2015-2016) "Good or bad, digestible or not, The Walking Dead simply exists in its own atmosphere. Maybe that's reason enough to hold it to a higher standard. If nothing can stop you, then shouldn't everything be on the table? " ‐ Grantland
Posted Oct 12, 2015
100% Fargo: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "FX's Emmy-winning anthology series, returns for a second season. And it's good. It's so, so good. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Oct 8, 2015
93% The Leftovers: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "For as much as I'm willing to admit that the show is made with real skill and great care, I'm still often struck with the thought that I hate it and, like Kevin Garvey, I kind of want to punch it in its smug, credulous face. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Oct 5, 2015
84% Quantico: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "God, I hated every second of this phony, self-important pilot, and, worse, I hated every obvious reason it was made. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Sep 18, 2015
29% Minority Report: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "This Minority has nothing particularly insightful to report, not about the way we live now nor one hundred years hence. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Sep 18, 2015
63% The Muppets: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "The two episodes of The Muppets I saw were rife with limp double entendres and the sort of winky-winky celebrity stroking that gives hard-working celebrity strokers a bad name. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Sep 18, 2015
68% Scream Queens: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Are you laughing? Then by all means, feel free to tune in. Are you not? Meet me at the bar. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Sep 18, 2015
68% Blindspot: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "Honestly, I found it all exhausting. Alexander is great. A show that treated her as a human and not another lithe special effect would have a lot better shot at surviving the fall. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Sep 18, 2015
38% The Player: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "[Winchester's] a charmingly roguish performer, and in The Player he's well-matched to his character. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Sep 18, 2015
93% The Grinder: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "There's a strong supporting cast, including Mary Elizabeth Ellis and Natalie Morales. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Sep 18, 2015
69% Grandfathered: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Stamos himself is charming as ever, and he's well-matched by two thrillingly strong women: Kelly Jenrette as his long-suffering assistant and the great Paget Brewster as a never-forgotten ex. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Sep 18, 2015
96% Supergirl: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "There's enough to like (or at least tolerate) to recommend it. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Sep 18, 2015
53% Code Black: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "Nothing about Code Black is original. But in a dreadful year like this one, nothing needs to be. It's not a cure, but it's a decent enough fix. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Sep 18, 2015
49% The Bastard Executioner: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Like its nefarious Englishmen, The Bastard Executioner holds a sharp blade to our necks to demand respect. So far, though, it does little else to earn it. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Sep 14, 2015
96% You're the Worst: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "You're the Worst isn't just drunker, sassier, and funnier than most sitcoms on the air. It takes decades of small-screen orthodoxy and slaps it, gleefully, upside its snooty, puritanical head. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Sep 10, 2015
100% Mr. Robot: Season 1 Episode 10 ""eps1.9_zer0-day.avi" - gotta love the commitment to detail! - was a strong and thrilling conclusion to an outrageously successful season of television. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Sep 3, 2015
78% Narcos: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Like any decent dealer, Narcos keeps offering a hint of the quality stuff to keep me sweet. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Aug 31, 2015
77% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Fear the Walking Dead is surprisingly satisfying. " ‐ Grantland
Posted Aug 19, 2015
97% 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
84% 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
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