Brian Orndorf TV Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
D 74% Mike & Molly: Season 1 (TV, 2010-2011) Without the talents of Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell, "Mike & Molly" would be completely unwatchable. ‐
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2017
D No Score Yet Mr. Selfridge: Season 3 (TV, 2015) Indulges a soap opera atmosphere with renewed determination, keeping "Mr. Selfridge" simple, overcooked, and, at times, dismally performed. ‐
Read More | Posted May 7, 2015
C- 86% Fortitude: Season 1 (TV, 2015) It's the writing that ultimately does the show in, only delivering a halfhearted pass at a snowbound disaster, often caught trying to manipulate and inflate instead of smartly portioning and executing its lukewarm concept of environmental malevolence.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2015
D+ 86% Breathless: Season One (TV, 2013) Takes one hour of story and breaks it up into six episodes, dragging out secrets and indiscretions to a point where they cease to retain their intended meaning.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2014
A 100% The Roosevelts: An Intimate History: Season 1 (TV, 2014) In typical Burns fashion, historical fixation results in television gold, devoting 14 hours to the understanding of motivation, hubris, and compassion.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2014
B 86% The Escape Artist: Season 1 (TV, 2014) Retains flavor and tension, and while it's unclear where the whole endeavor supposed to travel after the end credits, it's strong enough to support a single interaction with Will Burton and his newly reformatted mind for justice. ‐
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2014
B- No Score Yet Endeavour: Series 2 (TV, 2014) Fascinating are Argento-esque touches that emphasize menacing black-gloved killers and macabre weaponry, but Series 2 doesn't have the energy to follow through on this promising development, content to tease and back away. ‐
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2014
C+ 71% The Bletchley Circle: Season 2 (TV, 2014) Instead of stroking suspense, the show starts and stops in fits, never finding a thrilling stride that unites the mysteries and deepens characterizations. Let's hope that Anna isn't on a permanent vacation. ‐
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2014
D+ 67% Mr. Selfridge: Season 2 (TV, 2014) The second go-around for Harry Selfridge and the commerce gang reeks of desperation, eschewing thoughtful, significant conflicts to become a turn-of-the-century Days of Our Lives. ‐
Read More | Posted May 10, 2014
B- No Score Yet Inspector Lewis: Series 7 (TV, 2013) Odd at times, but rarely does Inspector Lewis fail when it comes to tinkering with the puzzle of murder, delivering a satisfactory season of slippery suspects and personal inventory. ‐
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2014