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Curt Wagner

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 53% Containment: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Despite its flaws-and the buckets of fluids used-I found 'Containment' to be the TV equivalent of a car wreck. It's frightening, but you can't look away. " ‐ TV Show Patrol
Posted Apr 25, 2016
2/4 0% Hunters: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Hunters borrows many familiar beats from other TV shows and films. Too bad it doesn't weave those samples into a wholly original or inspiring new tune. " ‐ TV Show Patrol
Posted Apr 11, 2016
3.5/4 97% Outlander: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "If the first five of the 13 new episodes are any indication, the "Outlander" company will outdo themselves with this sumptuous and provocative sophomore effort. " ‐ TV Show Patrol
Posted Apr 6, 2016
0/4 20% Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Facts and theories are spouted via an awkward expository style that had me yelling at the TV, "Stop talking and do something!" " ‐ TV Show Patrol
Posted Mar 16, 2016
29% Gigi Does It: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "After thinking the series would be just another show about a crude senior, I was surprised by how much I love it. David Krumholtz brings a new spark to that played-out trope. " ‐ TV Show Patrol
Posted Nov 2, 2015
55% Kevin From Work: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The characters are a little too one-note and a majority of the jokes are not sophisticated enough to make me buy it. I laughed, but not enough to watch more 'Kevin From Work.' " ‐ TV Show Patrol
Posted Aug 15, 2015
100% Strike Back: Season 4 (TV, 2013) "I say it every season of Strike Back, and every season it's true: They've topped themselves again ... The final season is well worth the wait. " ‐ TV Show Patrol
Posted Jul 30, 2015
No Score Yet Justified: Season 6 Episode 13 "I'm going to miss 'Justified,' and especially these two characters [Raylan Givens and Boyd Crowder]. " ‐ TV Show Patrol
Posted Jul 4, 2015
No Score Yet Ripper Street: Season 3 (TV, 2014) "The 'Ripper Street' gang is back together, and viewers are all the better for it. " ‐ TV Show Patrol
Posted Jul 4, 2015
98% UnReal: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The moral and ethical decisions with which Rachel struggles and that Quinn ignores make the show much more than a parody of the reality genre or a quality pleasure soap. " ‐ TV Show Patrol
Posted Jul 4, 2015
67% Sense8: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "'Sense8' delivers action, mystery, humor and big philosophical ideas-even if its a little clumsy at times. " ‐ TV Show Patrol
Posted Jul 4, 2015
90% Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is an intoxicating potion of period drama, gothic horror, fantasy and mystery. " ‐ TV Show Patrol
Posted Jul 4, 2015
3.5/4 No Score Yet Strike Back: Season 3 (TV, 2013) "The show is way more than a thriller?although it could stand tall if it were just that. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jun 2, 2015
58% Drunk History: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "It's epic, hilarious and totally tasteless. But "Drunk History" is not for the reverent-or teetotalers for that matter. (If you don't find overserved individuals slightly amusing, look away!) " ‐ RedEye
Posted Mar 13, 2015
3.5/4 100% Please Like Me: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "It's a wry, down-to-Earth and often-moving account of how relationships with friends and family evolve as we grow into adulthood. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Feb 19, 2015
4/4 89% Fortitude: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Fortitude [is] an enigmatic and engrossing whodunit that should move to the top of everyone's DVR queue. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 29, 2015
100% Game of Thrones: Season 4 Episode 10 "Tywin Lannister didn't have a good Father's Day, but viewers did. Tyrion got his revenge on his dad. Stannis saved Jon and The Wall, Bran made it to the mystical tree, and Arya set sail for Braavos. It was an epic finale that sets up more epic adventures. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 7, 2015
97% Game of Thrones: Season 4 Episode 8 "As victory seems sure, [Tyrion's] hopes explode into a nasty soup of brains and blood on the battle floor -- by far GOT's most gruesome visual ever. Oberyn didn't learn what Sansa Stark has mastered: Never show all your cards. Incredible storytelling. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 7, 2015
100% Game of Thrones: Season 4 Episode 7 ""Mockingbird" sets up later episodes, but still manages to be fascinating in its own right by revealing tons of sibling pain: The Hound, crazy Lysa (bu-bye!), the Lannisters. The illuminating scene between Oberyn and Tyrion was stunning. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 6, 2015
95% Game of Thrones: Season 4 Episode 6 "Well played, Tyrion and Davos -- and Game of Thrones. The Imp grabbed control of his fate by demanding a trial by combat. "I should have let Stannis kill you all," he said. Davos convinced the Iron Bank to back Stannis. Davos should defend Tyrion. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 6, 2015
100% Game of Thrones: Season 4 Episode 5 ""First of His Name" had a big battle, satisfying sword justice, road trip laughs, sympathetic Cersei and a first-rate shocker: Littlefinger set this whole bloody game of thrones in motion by talking nutty Lysa Arryn into offing her hubby. Just... wow. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 5, 2015
97% Game of Thrones: Season 4 Episode 4 "Showing Karl Rast and the mutineers raping Craster's daughters might not have been the wisest move after last week's controversial Jaime-on-Cersei rape. But "The Oathkeeper" made up for it with some great reveals, more plotting and the White Walkers. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 5, 2015
95% Game of Thrones: Season 4 Episode 3 "The list of suspects is long, but Tyrion is being set up. Across the Narrow Sea, Dany is unstoppable. In the north, the Wildlings might be, too. The game is far from over. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 5, 2015
100% Game of Thrones: Season 4 Episode 2 "Finally, a bad guy got his and good on Game of Thrones. Is it wrong that I'm so gleeful watching King Joffrey die such a horrible death? Not after the bad behavior he displayed at his wedding. Now the whodunit begins. I don't think it was Tyrion. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 5, 2015
2.5/4 24% Marco Polo: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "If you accept it on its own rather confused terms, you might just enjoy it. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Dec 15, 2014
3/4 91% Doctor Who: Season 8 (TV, 2014) "The Doctor may be different, but he's as entertaining as ever-and fans are going to love him. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Aug 22, 2014
2.5/4 56% Legends: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "[Bean] nearly the only reason to watch this retread mashup of team-based crime/spy shows and the Bourne films. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Aug 13, 2014
3.5/4 91% Outlander: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "I urge viewers to stick around, because Episode 6 is brilliantly tense from start to finish. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Aug 8, 2014
87% The Knick: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "It's not easy to watch, but the Steven Soderbergh-directed period hospital drama sure is worth a look. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Aug 6, 2014
3.5/4 90% Manhattan: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Secrecy, lies and the grueling pressure to build the first atomic bomb take their toll in the fascinating new period drama Manhattan. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jul 25, 2014
2.5/4 83% Extant: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "The short, 41-minute opener (I'd DVR it and fast-forward through the commercials) is slickly filmed, generally well acted and ends with an intriguing revelation. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jul 9, 2014
3/4 84% 24: Live Another Day (TV, 2014) "Detractors will say Day 9 repeats the same old formula from eight seasons of 24 as if that's a bad thing. Sure, it's familiar-but like a roller coaster you refuse to quit, it's a wildly entertaining, addictive thrill ride. " ‐ RedEye
Posted May 6, 2014
2.5/4 54% Salem: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Its wildly uneven premiere has enough going for it to make me watch at least another episode. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Apr 18, 2014
3.5 97% Orphan Black: Season 2 (TV, 2014) "Maslany gives these clones-those who survived-more colors in Season 2 as Orphan Black explodes out of the gate, picking up right where Season 1 left off. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Apr 17, 2014
3/4 89% Mad Men: Season 7 (TV, 2014-2015) "I was tickled by a surprise twist near the end of the episode that sets up some delicious skulduggery to come. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Apr 14, 2014
3.5/4 97% Fargo: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Creating a show inspired by such an iconic movie was a dangerous idea. Skeptical fans might complain it's a cash grab with recycled material. But Fargo the TV series... stands firmly on its own. You betcha it does. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Apr 11, 2014
71% The Bletchley Circle: Season 2 (TV, 2014) "I'd like to spend a whole lot more time with the heroines of The Bletchley Circle. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Apr 11, 2014
3.5/4 94% Silicon Valley: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Silicon Valley is a funny, insightful, blistering satire. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Apr 4, 2014
3/4 52% Turn: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "[Turn] reveals a more intimate, personal side of the brutal Revolutionary War than we learned in History class. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Apr 4, 2014
4/4 97% Game of Thrones: Season 4 (TV, 2014) "Game of Thrones is densely packed with action, deceit, backstabbing and beheadings, yet somehow [showrunners] Benioff and Weiss keep all these balls-and the dragon that is Thrones-flying high. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Apr 4, 2014
4/4 97% The Americans: Season 2 (TV, 2014) "Five episodes into the new season, the creative team led by producers Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg are charging forward with even more intrigue, deception, disguises and duplicity. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Mar 3, 2014
3/4 81% Vikings: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "The good news is Vikings improves with each episode, slowly building its fascinating characters and discovering its ultimately absorbing tale. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Feb 24, 2014
3/4 86% The Walking Dead: Season 4 (TV, 2013-2014) "It continues the show's tradition of visually stunning storytelling. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Feb 7, 2014
3/4 No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland: Season 3 (TV, 2011-2012) "The gang delivers a ton of mostly low-brow laughs, but they're laughs nonetheless. You could do worse. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 29, 2014
2.5/4 57% Fleming: The Man Who Would be Bond: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "[Fleming's] own disclaimer, "Everything I write has a precedent in truth," suggests that his history also could be a yarn. At least it's an entertaining one. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 28, 2014
2.5/4 64% Black Sails: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Black Sails offers many little treasures... it just makes viewers endure choppy waters to find them among all the unneeded sex, complicated plots and endless conversation. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 24, 2014
3/4 80% Klondike: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "It takes some time to get used to writer Paul Scheuring's period-specific dialogue, but once you stop chuckling and just go with it, you'll be fine. It only adds to the authenticity of the production. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 22, 2014
2.5/4 96% Broad City: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Broad Cit" shares some obvious DNA with HBO's Girls, but its appealing duo of Jacobson and Glazer make the big hot mess of surviving in New York City seem more rowdy and fun. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 22, 2014
4/4 89% Looking: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "With its strong performances, subtle details and believable situations, "Looking" presents a convincing portrayal of everyday life-either gay or straight. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 15, 2014
1.5/4 29% Chozen: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Chozen will get more compelling once it focuses on that feud over loutish buffoonery and references to prison sex-which aren't that funny even the first five times they're made. " ‐ RedEye
Posted Jan 14, 2014
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