Chancellor Agard

Chancellor Agard
Chancellor Agard's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Entertainment Weekly
Publications: Entertainment Weekly

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
86% Arrow: Season 7 - Living Proof (TV Episode) While I'm not sure if I connected emotionally to the lesson Oliver learned in tonight's episode, I was definitely moved by Colin Donnell's presence. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
B+ 78% Arrow: Season 7 - You Have Saved This City, yo! (TV Episode) Sure, most of it felt rushed and over-stuffed, and I couldn't keep the particulars of the plot straight. But in the grand scheme of things, that's not terribly important because "You Have Saved this City" landed almost every emotional beat it had to. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
50% The Flash: Season 5 - The Girl With The Red Lightning (TV Episode) While the table-setting was rather obvious, the hour contained some entertaining and compelling moments, especially when it came to Joe and Ralph. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
78% The Flash: Season 5 - Gone Rogue (TV Episode) This week's episode is a pretty solid example of how the show has successfully remixed season 1 ideas to create something new and interesting. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
50% Arrow: Season 7 - Confessions (TV Episode) It was pretty obvious where this was going from the start. That being said, I appreciate that Arrow tried to break away the formula, the fight scenes were great as always, and the ending makes me very excited for next week's episode. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
60% The Flash: Season 5 - Snow Pack (TV Episode) Although these stories are mostly isolated from each other throughout the entire hour, they're connected by the episode's interest in exploring what it means to be part of a family...Honestly, this may be one of my favorite episodes of the season. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
100% Arrow: Season 7 - Spartan (TV Episode) The Diggle-centric episode, which was written by Benjamin Raab and Deric A. Hughes, delivers on the emotional material, thanks to David Ramsey and guest-star Ernie Hudson's great performances. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
91% The Flash: Season 5 - Godspeed (TV Episode) Confidently directed by Danielle Panabaker, the episode achieved a nice mix of humor and emotion and ended with a heartbreaking West-Allen family development. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
100% DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 4 - Séance and Sensibility (TV Episode) Yes, the dance sequence is great and is better than any action set-piece, but it wouldn't have worked nearly as well without the episode's focus on Zari's emotional development. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2019
75% Arrow: Season 7 - Lost Canary (TV Episode) This episode has been touted as Arrow's major female-centric hour, and the episode definitely didn't disappoint on that front. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2019
100% DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 4 - The Getaway (TV Episode) It was also surprising because a death was the last thing I expected to come out of an episode that was basically National Lampoon meets Smokey and the Bandit and featured some very clever dick jokes about Richard Nixon's name. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
65% Under the Dome: Season 2 (TV, 2013-2015) Where is Melanie taking them? Who knows. Although this has been a particularly rough season, I would be lying if I said I didn't want to know where Melanie was taking them. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
88% Arrow: Season 7 - Inheritance (TV Episode) Writers Sarah Tarkoff and Elizabeth Kim's script actually does a great job of digging into both Oliver and Emiko's perspectives on this twist. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
A- 95% The Good Fight: Season 3 (TV, 2017) I'm excited to dive right back into another sobering yet also somehow comforting season about what it's like to live in these uncertain, collapsing, and absurd times, especially after watching this episode. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
83% The Flash: Season 5 - Time Bomb (TV Episode) In terms of the emotional impact of the reveal, the episode definitely hit it out of the park. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
100% Arrow: Season 7 - Star City 2040 (TV Episode) Overall, this was a perfectly fine episode of the show. I'm still not sure what the point of the flash-forwards is, but throwing Felicity into the mix definitely helped elevate them. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
67% The Flash: Season 5 - Failure is an Orphan (TV Episode) I thoroughly enjoyed this episode. It felt like it was actually moving toward something the entire time, and director Viet Nguyen created a very suspenseful atmosphere, too. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
63% Arrow: Season 7 - Training Day (TV Episode) Oliver is determined to make this new arrangement work because both he and Felicity want to create a safe world for their child. Stephen Amell easily mined the humor out of Oliver forcing himself to be agreeable. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
100% The Flash: Season 5 - King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd (TV Episode) Part of me is surprised that the "King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd" actually worked. This definitely feels like an episode that was born out of "wouldn't it be cool if King Shark fought Gorilla Grodd" before the actual story was formed. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
78% Arrow: Season 7 - Brothers & Sisters (TV Episode) The development of Felicity and Laurel's friendship has been one of the best parts of the season, if only because I don't think we've ever had anything like this on the show. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
A- 93% The Magicians: Season 4 (TV, 2016) The Magicians has been on a hot streak since it returned for its fourth season; however, tonight's episode completely bowled me over. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
No Score Yet House: Season 4 (TV, 2004-2012) Three years ago, I used this very franchise to drag House. But now I've returned to sing the praises of one of my favorite episodes. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
70% Arrow: Season 7 - Star City Slayer (TV Episode) I like the fact that the show didn't try to be too clever. And it shouldn't come as a surprise that the twist that ends last night's episode "Star City Slayer" definitely falls into that "wow, should've seen that coming." - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
83% The Flash: Season 5 - Cause and XS (TV Episode) I suspect this episode was light on our star to accommodate his honeymoon. Luckily, the rest of the cast is more than up to the task of carrying the show without him. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
92% The Flash: Season 5 - Goldfaced (TV Episode) If you've been reading these recaps, then you probably guessed that I loved this entire storyline because it was great to see Iris have some agency and use her reporting skills to help the team. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
91% Arrow: Season 7 - Emerald Archer (TV Episode) Might be my favorite episode of the season for one reason, and it's not because it was partially shot like a documentary about the Green Arrow: it featured all of the members of Team Arrow interacting with each other. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019
100% The Flash: Season 5 - Memorabilia (TV Episode) I thought the Cisco-Ralph stuff was a nice counterbalance to the heavier memory stuff and was pretty fun, too. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
100% Arrow: Season 7 - Past Sins (TV Episode) We're on episode 11 and I have no idea what this season is building to in the present or future storylines, which is an unusual place to be. At this point, I'm not sure how I feel about this no man's land, but I'm not mad at it. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
85% The Flash: Season 5 - Seeing Red (TV Episode) Given the show's past experiences with dark storylines, no one would fault you for being worried about the episode, but I was surprised by the fact that it mostly worked. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
56% Arrow: Season 7 - My Name is Emiko Queen (TV Episode) The episode sets up a very interesting distinction between Oliver and Emiko... We're dealing with a redemption vs. revenge dichotomy here. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
92% The Flash: Season 5 - The Flash & The Furious (TV Episode) The episode's title is actually kind of misleading because the Flash/Barry Allen is barely involved in the story of tonight's episode. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2019
100% The Flash: Season 5 - News Flash (TV Episode) Honestly, this may be the show's best revelation in quite some time. It's powerful because it's so personal to all of the characters involved. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
B+ 100% Arrow: Season 7 - Elseworlds, Part 2 (TV Episode) Amidst all of the comic book shenanigans, "Elseworlds, Part 2" never loses sight of what's important -- the character relationships -- and that's more than a good thing. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
A- 100% The Flash: Season 5 - Elseworlds, Part 1 (TV Episode) From the obvious humor of the body swap, to all of the Easter eggs and callbacks that the writers threw in, there was so much to love about this episode. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
B+ 93% The Flash: Season 5 - What's Past is Prologue (TV Episode) "What's Past is Prologue" was fun, poignant, and surprising in equal measure, which is what you want from an episode of The Flash. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
100% Arrow: Season 7 - Unmasked (TV Episode) "Unmasked," season 7's midseason finale and the strongest episode of the season, revealed that the new Green Arrow is none other than Emiko Queen... Arrow is already putting its own spin on the character. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
100% Arrow: Season 7 - The Slabside Redemption (TV Episode) A pretty raucous episode that showcased how well Bamford can shoot an action scene. If anything, he was the star of the episode more so than Amell, who delivers a strong performance here. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
89% Supergirl: Season 4 - Bunker Hill (TV Episode) Clearly, Earth-90's superheroes have failed not only this city, but their universe. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
93% The Flash: Season 5 - O Come, All Ye Thankful (TV Episode) Nevertheless, the entire arc we saw in the flashback still fell kind of flat because, as I mentioned before, we've seen this type of story many times before and the episode's specifics weren't enough to make it feel it fresh. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
80% Arrow: Season 7 - Due Process (TV Episode) This idea about not putting people in boxes and realizing they're capable of anything is driven home even further by the flash-forwards. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
75% The Flash: Season 5 - The Icicle Cometh (TV Episode) The one thing I love about The CW shows is that, for the most part, you really can't trust parents. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
94% The Flash: Season 5 - All Doll'd Up (TV Episode) The one thing I don't think [The Flash] has ever truly done is creepy. Yet, somehow it pulled off in last night's "All Doll'd Up," which featured a truly creeptastic villain in Rag Doll. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
100% Arrow: Season 7 - The Demon (TV Episode) At first, I found the reveal annoying... but as the episode continues, it soon becomes rather fitting that Oliver would run into his former mentor right as his identity is in under attack. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2018
100% Suits: Season 5 (TV, 2011) What's enjoyable about "Uninvited Guests" is that it builds on what's come before instead of having the characters go through redundant character beats. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
100% DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 4 - Dancing Queen (TV Episode) One of the things I loved about the episode is how it had a sense of history. There were so many callbacks to past episodes and events that made the entire episode incredibly richer. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
92% Arrow: Season 7 - Level Two (TV Episode) I really enjoyed Earth-2 Laurel and Felicity's dynamic. Their odd coupling brought some humor to their very heavy storyline. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
100% Arrow: Season 7 - Crossing Lines (TV Episode) Oliver is still in prison; however, it feels as though the show is starting to stack the deck in favor of him and the rest of the team returning to his vigilante ways once he makes it out. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
88% The Flash: Season 5 - The Death of Vibe (TV Episode) In the wake of their fight with Cicada, Team Flash decides to announce Vibe is dead, which means Cisco will have to find another way to be a hero. I'm interested in seeing where this goes. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
100% Arrow: Season 7 - The Longbow Hunters (TV Episode) I'll admit, though, I find Kodiak kind of silly but in an endearing way. It's like Arrow looked at itself and was like, "Okay, we have a guy with a bow and arrow, a sword guy, what's the next outdated weapon we can give someone? Oh yes, a deadly shield. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
100% The Flash: Season 5 - Blocked (TV Episode) Overall, this was a strong follow-up to the excellent season premiere. Jessica Parker Kennedy continues to charm as Nora, and Iris and Cecile's storylines helped ground the episode. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018