Brian Richards

Brian Richards
Brian Richards's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Pajiba
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T-Meter Title | Year
83% The Walking Dead: Season 10 - The Tower (TV Episode) For an episode that had to act as the season finale due to circumstances far beyond the control of showrunner Angela Kang and the rest of her crew, this was a mostly satisfying episode. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2020
88% The Walking Dead: Season 10 - Look at the Flowers (TV Episode) A somewhat decent episode that could've been a little better, but was still more enjoyable to watch than Michonne's farewell episode last week. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2020
83% The Walking Dead: Season 10 - What We Become (TV Episode) This episode could've been a lot better considering that it was the farewell episode for one of the very best characters in the history of The Walking Dead, but it did a decent job in planting seeds for the next chapter in Michonne's journey. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2020
94% The Walking Dead: Season 10 - Walk With Us (TV Episode) A very impressive episode that helped bring an end to Samantha Morton's time as Alpha, who was one of the very best things about the show these last couple of seasons. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
94% The Walking Dead: Season 10 - Morning Star (TV Episode) Not a bad episode, even though it took it sweet-ass time to get the ball rolling and have the war against the Whisperers finally start. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
100% The Walking Dead: Season 10 - Stalker (TV Episode) Despite the nonsensical plot decisions that make an appearance in this episode, it was still better than last week's episode and contained much of the forward momentum that was previously missing. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
95% The Walking Dead: Season 10 - Squeeze (TV Episode) A somewhat decent episode, but in all honesty, very little happened here that was worth waiting the usual couple of months for the show to return. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
90% The Walking Dead: Season 10 - The World Before (TV Episode) Not a bad episode, but as a midseason finale, it could've been better and given us more reason to care about everything that's happening and to look forward to the eventual war against the Whisperers. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
95% The Walking Dead: Season 10 - Open Your Eyes (TV Episode) As interesting as it was to see Siddiq dealing with the trauma of losing his friends, it was starting to get repetitive and the fact that he was finally able to realize who was partly responsible for said trauma was a short-lived breath of fresh air. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
95% The Walking Dead: Season 10 - Bonds (TV Episode) As much as there are people who have no desire whatsoever to see Negan get a redemption arc, to see him butting heads with Beta and mixing it up with him, Alpha, and the rest of the Whisperers is a pleasure to watch. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
94% The Walking Dead: Season 10 - Silence the Whisperers (TV Episode) A decent episode that wasn't as impressive as the last three, so hopefully, seeing where Negan ends up and how he got there in the first place will be much better in comparison. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
89% The Walking Dead: Season 10 - What It Always Is (TV Episode) This episode was a strong showcase for Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who gets to play Negan as getting some of his swagger back while also being reminded in bloody and painful ways that he still has a hell of a lot to answer for. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
84% The Walking Dead: Season 10 - Ghosts (TV Episode) Another well-made episode that is building up to the eventual war with Daryl, Michonne, and company vs. Alpha, Beta, and The Whisperers. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
89% The Walking Dead: Season 10 - We Are the End of the World (TV Episode) Another solid and well-made episode, in which we not only learn more about the Whisperers, but we learn more about Alpha and Beta. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
90% The Walking Dead: Season 9 - The Storm (TV Episode) I haven't been this entertained by The Walking Dead for quite some time and if Season 10 is every bit as good and consistent as this season was, then I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what her and the writers have in store. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
85% The Walking Dead: Season 9 - Scars (TV Episode) Danai Gurira's performance in this episode was a reminder of something that many viewers of The Walking Dead have known for years: that she truly is one of the best things to ever happen to this show. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
91% The Walking Dead: Season 9 - The Calm Before (TV Episode) It says a lot about how strong and incredibly well-done this episode was that, even after nine seasons and dozens of brutal and shocking deaths, this episode and how it ended still made me go "Holy sh*t!" - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
90% The Walking Dead: Season 9 - Chokepoint (TV Episode) Another superb episode which gives us so many things to enjoy and appreciate. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
82% The Walking Dead: Season 9 - Guardians (TV Episode) Samantha Morton continues to remind us of how amazing and compelling she is as Alpha, and kudos to the show's writers for giving her so much good material to work with. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
79% The Walking Dead: Season 9 - Bounty (TV Episode) Deserves all the chef's kisses, and after all of the chilling and disturbing things this show has done, that one scene ranks very highly on the list, and does so without shedding a single drop of blood. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
79% The Walking Dead: Season 9 - Omega (TV Episode) Samantha Morton is every bit as scary, powerful, and intimidating before her transformation into Alpha as she is afterward, and I look forward to seeing what happens next in this upcoming war. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
82% The Walking Dead: Season 9 - Evolution (TV Episode) Definitely one of the best mid-season finales in the show's history, and the fact that it leaned so strongly into its horror elements more than it usually does only added to that, even if it did involve losing another one of the show's best actors. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
92% The Walking Dead: Season 9 - Adaptation (TV Episode) The episode was a solid return for The Walking Dead, and does a very convincing job of showing us just how much of a threat that The Whisperers are going to be for everyone. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
64% Deadly Class: Season 1 (TV, 2019) A brutal and fairly well-made finish to a strong and mostly impressive first season. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
79% The Walking Dead: Season 9 - Stradivarius (TV Episode) Another decent episode that was charitable enough to give us some hint as to what happened to Maggie and Hershel and where they might be, while also preparing us for the eventual reveal of The Whisperers. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
83% The Walking Dead: Season 9 - Who Are You Now (TV Episode) Despite the fact that many of us are still getting used to the idea of Andrew Lincoln-as-Rick and Lauren Cohan-as-Maggie being gone, this episode does an impressive job of keeping both the story and the momentum going forward. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
76% The Walking Dead: Season 9 - What Comes After (TV Episode) Despite Rick's horse making me shake my damn head at times, despite Maggie and Negan's scene together succumbing to the trope/cliche... this episode was one more reason why this season has been an entertaining ride. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
90% The Walking Dead: Season 9 - The Obliged (TV Episode) I'd like to think that Rick's swan song will be a little less sudden and polarizing when it airs next Sunday, but knowing this show and how it goes, all I can really do is just give the Powers That Be the benefit of the doubt. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
100% The Walking Dead: Season 9 - The Bridge (TV Episode) This episode continued to do an impressive job of showing how building a better future in the Zombie Apocalypse or any apocalypse, as essential as it may be, isn't nearly as easy or stress-free as one would think, while also ratcheting up the tension. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018