David Renshaw

David Renshaw
David Renshaw's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Magazine/Vulture

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
78% Veep: Season 1 (TV, 2012) What's most striking about Veep is how little influence the second-in-command has. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2013
88% The IT Crowd: Season 4 (TV, 2006-2013) Recorded in front of a studio audience, The IT Crowd is, in many ways, an unashamedly traditional sitcom, but it still manages to feels fresh and different through its use of tech language and embrace of geek culture. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
No Score Yet Fresh Meat: Series 2 (TV, 2012-2016) With sharp writing and a strong sense of what it is to be young, drunk and at uni, Fresh Meat doesn't just nail the student experience - it also breathes life into the stale house-share sitcom. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
100% My Mad Fat Diary: Season 3 (TV, 2013-2015) Mad Fat Diary captures the turbulent life of a teenager better than most shows. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
100% Inside Amy Schumer: Season 2 (TV, 2013-2016) The word "raunchy" is often used to describe Schumer's comedy, but that would suggest a lack of the intelligence and heart that fills these sketches and makes them shine. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
86% The IT Crowd [DELETED]: Season 4 (TV, 0) Recorded in front of a studio audience, The IT Crowd is, in many ways, an unashamedly traditional sitcom, but it still manages to feels fresh and different through its use of tech language and embrace of geek culture. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
95% The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst: Season 1 (TV, 2015) The Jinx's magic lies in having made such unbelievable circumstance chillingly real. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
45% Lucky Louie: Season 1 (TV, 2006) Because of the format, there's more breadth, more scope for other points of view - and no shortage of laughs. The result is a rich package, whether the subject is being married, raising kids, or the difficulties of being fat, middle-aged and poor. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
95% Olive Kitteridge: Miniseries (TV, 2014) Cold-hearted and blunt, Olive is hard to love, but it is to McDormand's huge credit that she comes off as depressed and not depressing, unsparingly telling her husband he would "have lasted six months" with Denise. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
86% Party Down: Season 1 (TV, 2009-2010) There is plenty of sparkle to be had in the core cast bouncing off an ever-changing group of boozed-up clients, but it's when the regular characters spend time with each other... that Party Down really comes into its own. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
92% Nailed It!: Season 1 (TV, 2018) Recipes for each round do flash up but the speed at which the disappear suggest that Nailed It! is not for the seasoned baker. This is simply a giddy and infectious fever dream in which a lack of talent is a prerequisite for entering. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
100% Happy Valley: Season 2 (TV, 2014-2016) Above all else, it's Lancashire's performance that makes Happy Valley tick. At various stages of the series she is left bruised and hysterical, and you feel every single emotion along with her. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2016