David Sims TV Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

David Sims

David Sims
David Sims's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Atlantic, AV Club

TV Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 100% The Good Wife: Season 3 (TV, 2011-2012) The Good Wife is back, and it's sexier than ever!‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
92% Legion: Season 1 (TV, 2017) It tries so hard to dazzle that it forgets to tell a meaningful story.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
100% Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 2 (TV, 2016) At its best, the series evokes classic 30 Rock (it's hard to think of a higher compliment).‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
B+ 100% The Good Wife: Season 2 (TV, 2010-2011) There's minimal melodrama and lots of icy stares and backroom deals; in other words, it's the show I grew to love last year.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
88% Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (TV, 2006-2016) A Year in the Life won't necessarily convert new viewers-like any revival, it's making a play for a loyal fanbase... But as a salvage attempt after Gilmore Girls' original bittersweet ending, it feels wholly justified.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
46% The Great Indoors: Season 1 (TV, 2016) The show's ignorance feels totemic, though-there's nothing wrong with poking fun at younger folk, of course, but it's can't be the premise of an entire television series, certainly not one with any hope of a future.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
89% Westworld: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) Westworld is thrillingly threading a tight needle: It's resolutely aware of its formula while simultaneously trying to puzzle out the dark impulses behind it. If that's the future of the HBO drama, it's an exciting one.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2016
93% Pitch: Season 1 (TV, 2016) Pitch isn't afraid to lean into the tear-jerking tropes of its genre, or to embrace the Cinderella narrative that SportsCenter hosts love so much. But its main appeal lies in its heroine Ginny.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
85% Designated Survivor: Season 1 (TV, 2016) If Designated Survivor can get audiences to stomach the utter bleakness of its core premise, it could be the kind of gripping political make-believe viewers are looking for.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
90% The Good Place: Season 1 (TV, 2016) It's a laugh-out-loud sitcom that nonetheless strives to investigate its storylines on deeper metaphysical grounds.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2016
100% Documentary Now!: Season 2 (TV, 2016) The show's stars, Fred Armisen and Bill Hader, elevate every episode with their performances, but it's a comedy that wrings laughs mostly with its rigorous attention to detail.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
94% High Maintenance: Season 1 (TV, 2016) High Maintenance pulls audiences in by depicting the grinding routine of life, then delighting in the little moments that can still surprise. It's a comedy of human interaction, with a slightly voyeuristic thrill.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
57% Son of Zorn: Season 1 (TV, 2016) Son of Zorn does well to avoid the argument that something has been lost in this new, progressive world-Zorn is very much a buffoon from start to finish-but the gag has nonetheless started to wear thin by the end of the first episode's 22 minutes.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
93% One Mississippi: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) Like Notaro's stand-up, One Mississippi leads with the tragedy-but it's the way it guides viewers through that tragedy that makes it memorable.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
94% Better Things: Season 1 (TV, 2016) With Better Things, [Aldon's] crafted a show about trying to have it all in Hollywood-make money, book gigs, and raise children-that somehow feels utterly original.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
100% You're the Worst: Season 3 (TV, 2016) Season three managed to find a surprisingly cheerful starting point-even if all signs indicate that You're the Worst is once again bravely heading into some grim unexplored territory.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2016
95% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 3 (TV, 2016) This is a show that merges a gorgeous aesthetic with grounded storytelling, that talks about big-picture ideas while never betraying its core characters.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - The Winds of Winter (TV Episode) There was a tremendous sense of momentum to "The Winds of Winter," a feeling of ends being tied up and of story threads dovetailing in satisfying fashion, with plenty of murder and darkness mixed in, of course. I loved it.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2016
50% Any Given Wednesday With Bill Simmons: Season 1 (TV, 2016) Any Given Wednesday does have some direct-to-camera monologuing, but its host is aiming much gentler humor at an audience of deep sports nerds, and, at least in this opening episode, sticking to his strengths.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
91% Time Traveling Bong: Season 1 (TV, 2016) Time Traveling Bong is as silly as it sounds and makes little sense as a television event, much less one intended to celebrate the subversive joys of weed.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
72% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 (TV, 2016) Fear the Walking Dead is already doing a better job than the original of examining how civilization-rather than a small band of survivors-reacts to and evolves during the crisis.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2016
75% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 - Monster (TV Episode) Fear the Walking Dead is already doing a better job than the original of examining how civilization-rather than a small band of survivors-reacts to and evolves during the crisis.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2016
43% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Last Day on Earth (TV Episode) This finale is certainly the end of my relationship with this show.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2016
A- 100% Game of Thrones: Season 3 - Mhysa (TV Episode) Game Of Thrones is very much about the long game. We're ending in the middle of a book, for crying out loud, and it's not going to mess with that just to give us some fancy shocking ending.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2016
A 100% Game of Thrones: Season 3 - The Rains of Castamere (TV Episode) As a work of gripping serial television, how was this episode? It's almost impossible to grade, much like all of Game Of Thrones' big event episodes. But I think it worked pretty darn well.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2016
B 100% Game of Thrones: Season 3 - Second Sons (TV Episode) The most crucial, fascinating, electric moment of the night came from Sam and Gilly's final scene, something I hardly expected to be typing, but there you go.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2016
B+ 81% Game of Thrones: Season 3 - The Bear and the Maiden Fair (TV Episode) I wouldn't call it action-packed, but it's a very satisfying hour, again thanks to Martin's script, which really has a feel for what's going on in these characters' heads.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2016
B 90% Game of Thrones: Season 3 - The Climb (TV Episode) There's more pot-stirring that needs to happen... You're going to have to be satisfied by the awesome wall-climbing sequences this week (which were pretty darn satisfying).‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2016
A- 100% Game of Thrones: Season 3 - Kissed by Fire (TV Episode) Dare I say, Game Of Thrones is getting very soapy indeed, and I like it.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2016
A 100% Game of Thrones: Season 3 - And Now His Watch Has Ended (TV Episode) An insanely satisfying, shocking episode.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2016
A- 95% Game of Thrones: Season 3 - Walk of Punishment (TV Episode) It all shakes down rather surprisingly, with two final-act twists... one that was truly shocking in that Game Of Thrones way where it smash-cuts to black and credits and you vainly scream for more, more, more.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
B+ 90% Game of Thrones: Season 3 - Dark Wings, Dark Words (TV Episode) It's a very tense hour that on the surface lacks forward momentum, although I'm sure it's tipping many a larger plot into motion.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2016
A- 100% Game of Thrones: Season 2 - What is Dead May Never Die (TV Episode) There's a lot of that going on this week in "What Is Dead May Never Die"-a lot of uneasy alliances, a lot of long-term promises being made to secure help in the present.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2016
A- 100% Game of Thrones: Season 1 - Fire and Blood (TV Episode) "Fire and Blood" was a mostly satisfying romp, but if you're looking for loose ends to be tied up, this wasn't the show for you -- it's almost cavalier how much they know they're getting a second-season pickup. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2016
A 100% Game of Thrones: Season 1 - Baelor (TV Episode) It's impossible to criticize this show for lack of narrative thrust considering those last few minutes.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2016
A 100% Game of Thrones: Season 1 - The Pointy End (TV Episode) Game of Thrones' eighth episode (penned by George R.R. Martin) feels like the most zoomed-out the sprawling show's been so far, in a good way.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2016
A- 100% Game of Thrones: Season 1 - You Win or You Die (TV Episode) I'm amazed at the situation Westeros is in with three episodes to go.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2016
A- 100% Game of Thrones: Season 1 - A Golden Crown (TV Episode) I can hardly complain that this wasn't an action-packed episode.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2016
A 92% Game of Thrones: Season 1 - The Wolf and the Lion (TV Episode) I've been watching this thing for a month and enjoying it just fine, but it's this episode that jolted me into realizing just how invested I am.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2016
A 92% Game of Thrones: Season 2 - Valar Morghulis (TV Episode) God, I'm going to miss this show until next year. It's the biggest clich� in the world, but there honestly isn't anything like Game Of Thrones on television.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2016
B 100% Game of Thrones: Season 2 - Blackwater (TV Episode) If the geography and the tenseness of the battle itself were at times vague, "Blackwater" never had trouble in following the emotional paths of its main constituents throughout.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2016
B 100% Game of Thrones: Season 2 - The Prince of Winterfell (TV Episode) Since we're in the closing act of the season and shit is likely about to get real, an episode that's about getting characters in position is forgivable.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2016
A- 92% Game of Thrones: Season 2 - A Man Without Honor (TV Episode) Tywin and Arya, matching wits together in Harrenhal, and dammit if they aren't some of the best scenes of the episode. It's all down to Charles Dance and Maisie Williams, who have been knocking it out of the park every week.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2016
A- 100% Game of Thrones: Season 2 - The Old Gods and the New (TV Episode) This show has been as compelling as ever right out of the gate and has never flagged. With this many plot elements spinning around, there's just always much more to look forward to every week.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2016
A- 92% Game of Thrones: Season 2 - The Ghost of Harrenhal (TV Episode) Harrenhal, luckily, isn't quite the horror show that it was in the previous episode.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2016
B+ 100% Game of Thrones: Season 2 - Garden of Bones (TV Episode) Game Of Thrones is doing something right if the audience watches the horrifying, bizarre scene that ends this episode and nods, saying, 'that makes sense.'‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2016
B+ 100% Game of Thrones: Season 3 - Valar Dohaeris (TV Episode) There's a lot to digest here, but it's all fun... The important thing is that Game Of Thrones is back, and it's hit the ground without missing a beat.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2016
59% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Twice as Far (TV Episode) It grasped for emotional weight, but came off as confusing. It was, in short, a bad episode.‐ The Atlantic
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2016
B+ 83% Game of Thrones: Season 2 - The Night Lands (TV Episode) 'The Night Lands' is a nastier, broodier episode than the table-setting of "The North Remembers," and it doesn't have quite the same epic feel, but things are moving along slowly but surely.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2016
A- 100% Game of Thrones: Season 2 - The North Remembers (TV Episode) It's remarkable how much gets packed in, and how much the show can get across in the brief time it spends with its many, many characters.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2016