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Donna Bowman

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A 100% Better Call Saul: Season 2 Episode 10 "Who would have expected this season finale to center on Chuck's story? And yet, now that we've seen it, what other character's story could possibly have given us more anguish on which to chew during the long hiatus? " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 19, 2016
A 100% Better Call Saul: Season 2 Episode 9 "Realizations, decisions, results, realizations, decisions, results -- the pace of the plot is unwavering, and it never dithers or doubles back. Once a character has decided on a course of action, the show commits to it mercilessly. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 12, 2016
A 100% Better Call Saul: Season 2 Episode 8 "Chuck, man. Wow. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 5, 2016
A- 100% Better Call Saul: Season 2 Episode 7 "This week's episode is mostly about moving pieces into place. But as is always the case with Better Call Saul, the pleasures of the story arise less from what happens than from how it happens. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 29, 2016
A 100% Better Call Saul: Season 2 Episode 6 "Watching their faces, we see everything. All show. No tell. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 22, 2016
A 93% Better Call Saul: Season 2 Episode 5 "Everybody's talking past each other in "Rebecca." If they pause to listen-like Kim, like Mike-they'll know exactly where they stand. And it has very little to do with how hard they worked to get there. " ‐ Nashville Scene
Posted Mar 15, 2016
B+ 100% Better Call Saul: Season 2 Episode 4 "This week Jimmy's story pauses for an update on his relationship with his brother, while Mike's story takes center stage. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 8, 2016
A- 100% Better Call Saul: Season 2 Episode 3 "As season 2 hits its stride, Gilligan and Gould are doubling down on their radical narrative strategy of simplicity. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 1, 2016
A- 100% Better Call Saul: Season 2 Episode 2 "Some friendly advice for BCS (and BB) viewers: Every time the creative team gives you a set piece that delivers exactly what you want, hold onto your wallets. You're the mark. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 23, 2016
B+ 94% Better Call Saul: Season 2 Episode 1 "James M. McGill, Esq., has moved on, in more ways than one. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 18, 2016
A- No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 1 Episode 18 " And I'm happy for [Dan] not because the show has endorsed his methods, but because he's a character I care deeply about, and his joy is infectious. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 5, 2015
No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 2 Episode 22 "When Casey tells Dan he can't move to California because of Charlie... [It's] A beautiful, understated moment, and probably the most important of all the resolutions in "Quo Vadimus" outside of the titular rescue. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 2 Episode 21 "Sorkin is on fire with several long, comic conversations in this pair of episodes, many of which serve to disabuse Dan of long-held yet mistaken notions. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 2 Episode 20 "But so much of what I've come to appreciate about this second season is in full force in "Bells" that I'm overwhelmed, almost, anticipating how much I'm going to miss it. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 2 Episode 19 "What I love about the last moments of "April" is how Isaac celebrates a miraculous turnaround when nothing in the external circumstance oppressing our heroes has changed. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 2 Episode 18 "It may not be what you'd give your friends to sell them on Sports Night, but if you've been with this show for the long haul, it's riveting, tragic, and wholly earned. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 2 Episode 17 "This pair of episodes is Sports Night at its serialized finest, with multiple strands of change, conflict, and insecurity all coming to a head during one long day in the studio. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 2 Episode 16 "Yet the theme of someone triumphing over the world to date yet being eclipsed in the same moment, doomed to the obscurity of second place, is one of the series' most powerful. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 2 Episode 15 "What saves the porn star plot, at least the idea of it, is the heartbreaking close to "Celebrities" where Jeremy sits in Dan and Casey's office listening to the others playing the epic party game Natalie organized. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 2 Episode 14 "It's not like I shouldn't have expected it-all of what has led here happened right before my eyes, while I was watching-but a lifetime of television comedy led me to expect that the books were cooked. Not this time. You have to admire that. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 2 Episode 13 "In fact, it's haunting, devastating, and brilliant in execution, although correspondingly difficult to convey through description. That's because the brilliance emerges from the breakup's positioning in the show's structure. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 2 Episode 12 "Vintage Sports Night, ageless and evergreen. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 2 Episode 11 ""The Cut Man Cometh" is sheer delight, a confection of an episode with just the right amount of drama for flavoring. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 2 Episode 10 "Powerful stuff, and beautifully connected to the business of making a television show about sports, as well as to the personal histories of the people who ended up here making this particular show about sports. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 2 Episode 9 "It's unrealistic, even for the relatively early days of cable sports channels. And it's out of place on the kind of show Sorkin makes, where the one thing nobody is ever at a loss for is ideas on how to fill up airtime. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 2 Episode 8 "Caring enough to pretend like they are-well, as frustrating and unproductive as that is for all involved, is wonderfully sweet, as Isaac acknowledges in that lovely moment where he replaces an award plaque on his shelf with Casey's cheese grater. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 2 Episode 7 "This may be the apotheosis of the Sorkin comedy formula. I could watch Josh Charles digging himself deeper into that hole all day long. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 2 Episode 6 "However, in the spirit of being grateful that horrible plotlines exist because they produce wonderful moments, I give you Jeremy reassuring nearby tables about Natalie's bank-robbery outburst. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 2 Episode 5 "Dan's careful attempt to preview his new introspective demeanor so Casey won't reject him ("There may be periods of time in the conversation when I don't say anything funny") is touching on multiple levels. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 2 Episode 4 "It's a bit of a letdown to move from the classic Sorkinalia of "Cliff Gardner" to the muddle of "Louise Revisited." " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 2 Episode 3 "In this absolutely marvelous speech, in this absolutely marvelous episode, we discover that Donovan sees himself as there to be part of the team making great television. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 2 Episode 2 "One of Aaron Sorkin's most cherished human values is loyalty, and he's going to rally the troops around a beleaguered Dana and Isaac during the Donovan arc. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 2 Episode 1 "In "Special Powers," after Casey kisses Dana and then returns to the anchor desk, the smile on his face has such blinding wattage that it's impossible not to feel as giddy. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 2 (TV, 1999-2000) "The battle between Sports Night at its best and worst will be something to watch over the next couple of weeks. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
B 100% Sports Night: Season 1 (TV, 1998-1999) "The real stars of Sports Night, though, are Sorkin's words, and the tightrope act that the show pioneered on television was combining those words and that inimitable style with human actors. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
A- No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 1 Episode 23 "As long as Dan and Casey keep showing up for work, I'm going to keep listening for that crack of the bat and rooting for a rally. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
B- No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 1 Episode 22 "Even better than this low-key scene of tension at the restaurant is the rather high-key scene that follows, where Dana asks Sally flat-out, "Did you sleep with my fiancĂ© and then with my anchor?" " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
B+ No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 1 Episode 21 "Dan Rydell, ladies and gentlemen. The classiest of class acts, even as his heart is breaking. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
B No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 1 Episode 20 "With Isaac (and Guillaume) still on the sidelines indefinitely, I'm grateful to the show for making a strong statement about the potential downsides they simply won't acknowledge. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
A- No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 1 Episode 19 "The brilliant move here is to move the revelation of Isaac's stroke to the end of the episode, rather than having the characters respond to it throughout. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
B+ No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 1 Episode 17 "And through the looking glass is Dan's budding romance with Rebecca, who, invited to visit the set and observe the show, bubbles over with winning enthusiasm. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
A No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 1 Episode 16 "Dana can't stop herself, and even though her journey to picking up the phone and making that inadvisable call is more talked-through than most, it's crushingly realistic. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
B+ No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 1 Episode 15 "His casual Dan-boosting gambits in Rebecca's office are wonderfully awkward. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
A- No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 1 Episode 14 "Dan's comedic courtship of Rebecca in this episode is one of the best storylines Sports Night ever put together. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
B- No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 1 Episode 13 "In fact, anyone in a Sorkin show who tries to shove women into those boxes gets pushed back, in short order. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
A- No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 1 Episode 12 "At last, and again in the great sitcom tradition, Isaac demands to know how the rumor of his imminent departure and Dana's grooming got spread. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
B+ No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 1 Episode 11 "So unexpected, given what the episode seemed to be building toward. So beautiful. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
A No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 1 Episode 10 " "Shoe Money Tonight" is the flip side of [Sorkin's] talent... the audience's involvement is in the pure delight of spending time around these characters, watching them interact, listening to them talk. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
B+ No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 1 Episode 9 "Sorkin is a humanist. When Jeremy says "The gods can stick it... We're citizens of this planet; I don't think anyone should tell us how high we can climb," that's Sorkin asking us to let this story give us the gift of possibilities, too. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
A No Score Yet Sports Night: Season 1 Episode 8 "I remember this episode from the initial run with great fondness, because it was the first time I'd seen this show pull off something that could be described as a playlet. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 4, 2015
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