Billy Grifter

Billy Grifter
Billy Grifter's reviews do not count toward the Tomatometer. This is not a Tomatometer-approved critic, and this critic's reviews are not published on a Tomatometer-approved publication.

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
79% Revolution: Season 2 (TV, 2012-2014) Revolution ended up a curious idea that evaded all attempts to convert it into a watchable TV show, even after forty-two episodes. Quite why it took a second season to underline that in red marker, I'll never follow. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
55% Revolution: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2014) This isn't any form of science fiction, so what is it? It's a lightweight cheesy human story where 'Family' is all-important, and some people have the answers to the disaster that befell mankind but aren't disposed to explain it to anyone. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
88% Dexter: Season 5 (TV, 2006-2013) It didn't have the menace that Mr. Lithgow brought to it, but it did have some memorable moments... The Dexter world has been reset once more, much like a scary amusement ride, ready for another set of willing screamers. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
88% Dexter: Season 4 (TV, 2006-2013) A master class in dramatic TV, from beginning to end. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
71% Dexter: Season 3 (TV, 2006-2013) Michael C. Hall playing off Smits was quite electrifying... I think this could be the strongest Dexter season yet. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
89% Alphas: Season 2 (TV, 2011-2012) From early in this story it looked like all the pieces would be back in their respective boxes by the end, and that was exactly what happened. They also didn't develop much in the way of new story threads to run. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
73% Alphas: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2012) It needs to not spoon-feed the audience so mechanically, and find some things about its characters that aren't so clichéd. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
No Score Yet Dollhouse: Season 1 - A Spy in the House of Love (TV Episode) As Dollhouse goes, this was a strong episode even if they did wrap the whole thing in a very clichéd flashback mechanic. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
88% Chuck: Season 3 (TV, 2007-2012) I'd like to congratulate the Chuck team. This was the best season so far, and long may this show keep reinventing itself. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2018
6% Knight Rider: Season 1 (TV, 2008-2009) I'll go as far to say that this is actually worse than a really bad Hoff era episode, and that's saying something. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
35% Dexter: Season 8 (TV, 2006-2013) By the end of this story I gave up entirely the notion that the writers had something clever to offer us by way of the Dexter goodbye, or even wave a fond adieu! - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
82% Dexter: Season 7 (TV, 2006-2013) The twist [has] been so elegantly assembled here. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
38% Dexter: Season 6 (TV, 2006-2013) In the greater scheme of things, this was better than season two, but only marginally, and way behind the rest. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
100% Chuck: Season 2 (TV, 2007-2012) They've carved out a small but perfectly formed tableau in the tapestry of TV history, and whatever the ultimate destiny of the show, they can't take that sort of magic away. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
75% Chuck: Season 4 (TV, 2007-2012) This is probably one of the best season openers the show has produced so far. It sets a number of plot horses running and saddles up a few more besides. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
100% Chuck: Season 5 (TV, 2007-2012) In retrospect, Chuck went on a little too long with a premise that was probably worth two good seasons, but it still made me smile enough that I was never annoyed to see it return. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
81% Fringe: Season 2 (TV, 2008-2013) Fringe needs to step up a gear, and stop with the X-Files emulation, I'd suggest. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
100% Fringe: Season 3 (TV, 2008-2013) Despite a few wobbly stories early on in the season, I think season 3 was generally a triumph, easily making Fringe by far the most entertaining and skilfully produced sci-fi show on TV today. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
100% Fringe: Season 4 (TV, 2008-2013) Where Fringe seemed to get lost at a certain point of this season, it seems to have magically restored itself, lemon pie style, and I'm certainly hyped for the final episode. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
No Score Yet Dollhouse: Season 2 - Epitaph 2: Return (TV Episode) I want to say from the outset that I genuinely enjoyed the final Dollhouse, and not just because it frees me to write about other shows. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
No Score Yet Dollhouse: Season 2 - The Hollow Man (TV Episode) Dollhouse is like one of those really violent coaster rides where, for a time, it's thrilling and unexpected, but eventually you start feeling nauseous and just want it to stop. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
No Score Yet Dollhouse: Season 2 - Getting Closer (TV Episode) This was all good, and very exciting, but its appearance at this point in proceedings pretty much gives away that this is a single season show. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
No Score Yet Dollhouse: Season 2 - The Attic (TV Episode) I thought what Eliza Dushku did in portraying Margaret was interesting, and better than many of the imprint characters she's played. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
No Score Yet Dollhouse: Season 2 - Stop-Loss (TV Episode) As Dollhouse goes, this was a strong episode even if they did wrap the whole thing in a very clichéd flashback mechanic. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
No Score Yet Dollhouse: Season 2 - A Love Supreme (TV Episode) In some ways the spectacular return of Alpha in season one was the highlight of that year, so it was kind of natural that he'd be back again this year. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
No Score Yet Dollhouse: Season 2 - Meet Jane Doe (TV Episode) It's almost like the knowledge that it's cancelled has allowed a creative freedom the scrabble for ratings suppressed. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
No Score Yet Dollhouse: Season 2 - The Left Hand (TV Episode) I'm actually looking forward to the rest of the season, which is something I never expected to write here in respect of this show. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
No Score Yet Dollhouse: Season 2 - The Public Eye (TV Episode) Shame they held all this good stuff until Dollhouse was already a dead-show-walking, as its earlier arrival might have helped the show hold on to more viewers. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
No Score Yet Dollhouse: Season 2 - Belonging (TV Episode) Without doubt, Belonging is the strongest Dollhouse story so far, which has only fuelled my frustration with this show even more. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
No Score Yet Dollhouse: Season 2 - Belle Chose (TV Episode) This is the first real plot twist that Dollhouse has delivered so far this year, and I defy anyone to have predicted this. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
No Score Yet Dollhouse: Season 2 - Instinct (TV Episode) My instinct is that this show needs to get more interesting, or it won't make it all the way through the ordered episodes. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
No Score Yet Dollhouse: Season 2 - Vows (TV Episode) Vows confirmed some of my worst fears while offering the occasional crumb of hope. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
No Score Yet Dollhouse: Season 1 - Briar Rose (TV Episode) It is a slow burn story, but the events in it are actually quite gripping towards the end. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
No Score Yet Dollhouse: Season 1 - Needs (TV Episode) Dollhouse needs to develop some consistency, not only in the quality of the stories but also in tone. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
No Score Yet Dollhouse: Season 1 - Echoes (TV Episode) After last week's quite brilliant reversal this was an almost diametrically bad follow up, I'm left with concerns about the consistency of the production. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
No Score Yet Dollhouse: Season 1 - Man on the Street (TV Episode) After the reviews I've previously published on this show, I can't really believe I'm saying this, but I'm now really looking forward to the next episode. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
No Score Yet Dollhouse: Season 1 - Grey Hour (TV Episode) This show needs to cut out the terminally dumb stuff, and get so much more interesting at least two episodes ago. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
No Score Yet Dollhouse: Season 1 - Stage Fright (TV Episode) By the end of this story an entirely new layer was revealed to the greater story arc that made me wonder if this show might have legs, and not just the long ones of Eliza Dushku. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
No Score Yet Dollhouse: Season 1 - Ghost (TV Episode) This is the weakest launch show I've seen for some time. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018