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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
D 64% Vice Principals: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Perhaps the end could come sooner... Maybe before that second episode ever gets a chance to soil a network that by now should know much better than this. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jul 15, 2016
B+ 93% Stranger Things: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Stranger Things, buoyed by its considerable kid power and bolstered by Ryder's strong work, tells a complete and pretty satisfying story despite a few plot pot holes. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jul 14, 2016
A 96% The Night Of: Miniseries (TV, 2016) "This is HBO's best "limited series" since Angels in America, which in 2004 won all of the major Emmy awards in its category. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jul 8, 2016
B 67% Queen of the South: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The action scenes are gripping, the language can be rough within the expanding confines of ad-supported basic cable and the glimpses of the flesh are fairly bold at times. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jul 7, 2016
B 72% Downton Abbey: Season 4 (TV, 2014) "Maggie Smith's acerbic Violet remains a delight. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jul 1, 2016
A 100% Downton Abbey: Season 2 (TV, 2012) "Downton Abbey looks for all the world as though it's steaming steadily toward happy or at least contented endings for one and all. So be it -- and so it should be. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jun 29, 2016
A- 80% Downton Abbey: Season 5 (TV, 2015) "For now, Season 5 is proof that Downton Abbey remains in possession of a strong pulse and story lines. It minds its manners -- and its stately manors -- while keeping its characters vital and vulnerable. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jun 29, 2016
A- 81% Downton Abbey: Season 3 (TV, 2013) "Still superior entertainment on a grand scale. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jun 29, 2016
A 97% Orange is the New Black: Season 4 (TV, 2016) "The bite is back with a vengeance while the supply of story lines has multiplied rather than calcified. As with HBO's Game of Thrones, the best seems yet to come after rejuvenating seasons that will leave many a faithful fan stoked for more. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jun 29, 2016
B- 33% Roadies: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The worst of Roadies doesn't negate its sweet spots. It's almost as if the series is an ongoing collection of albums, some far better remembered than others. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jun 24, 2016
B- 61% American Gothic: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The two episodes made available for review are not without pulling power. But how much staying power will American Gothic have over a long haul of 13 episodes ordered for Season One? " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jun 21, 2016
100% O.J.: Made in America (2016) "ESPN's ongoing 5-part, 10-hour O. J.: Made In America documentary series at first brush had the air of redundancy. Instead it's anything but. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jun 17, 2016
C+ 32% Uncle Buck: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Epps has his moments, the kids are well-cast and there are a few good lines. But you won't be missing much if your Tuesday nights are already reserved. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jun 14, 2016
C+ 72% Animal Kingdom: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The overall pace starts to get stalled in neutral or first gear at best. And some of the storytelling can be disjointed. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jun 14, 2016
C+ 50% Still the King: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "TV critics above all should approach everything with an open mind. In that respect, this one lands somewhere between a pleasant surprise and better-than-expected. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jun 13, 2016
B 63% BrainDead: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "BrainDead begins finding its way in Episode 3, which is a good sign of progress instead of regress. If the series runs its entire 13-episode course, it will weave its satirical/serious storyline through the national party conventions and beyond. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jun 10, 2016
C 23% Feed the Beast: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Oh well. The food looks pretty good. But that's not enough to keep this drama from rising above basic cafeteria fare. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jun 3, 2016
B 89% Preacher: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Seeing how it all comes out in the bloody wash for now seems like a risk and an adventure worth taking. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted May 23, 2016
A 87% All the Way (2016) "This is a riveting film with a bravura performance by Cranston, who's been the signature television actor of the past decade. All the Way again shows there's nothing he can't do -- with the exception of giving a bad performance. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted May 20, 2016
A- 92% Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015) "Janis: Little Girl Blue vividly and often poignantly revisits her short life -- and hard and fast times. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted May 4, 2016
C+ 46% Houdini & Doyle: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Houdini & Doyle likely won't set anyone's heart aflutter or the ratings on fire. But it looks like a passable spring/summer diversion and also just a bit of a history lesson on what these two guys were all about. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted May 3, 2016
C+ 43% Houdini and Doyle: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Houdini & Doyle likely won't set anyone's heart aflutter or the ratings on fire. But it looks like a passable spring/summer diversion and also just a bit of a history lesson on what these two guys were all about. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Apr 27, 2016
A- 92% Veep: Season 5 (TV, 2016) "Led by Louis-Dreyfus at the height of her powers, this is a show that makes palate-cleansers of the bare-knuckled, real-life characters trying to gouge and kick their way into the Oval Office. But it's OK. Go ahead and laugh. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Apr 21, 2016
A 92% The Night Manager: Miniseries (TV, 2016) "The Night Manager stands tall as a stand-alone gem that elevates the cat-and-mouse game without ever entrapping itself. Bravo. Pip pip. All that stuff. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Apr 18, 2016
B 80% Confirmation "Confirmation connects most of the dots of those times while falling short of the dramatic impact left by FX's O.J. Simpson miniseries. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Apr 15, 2016
B+ 100% Jackie Robinson: Season One (TV, 2016) "Jackie Robinson connects all of these dots and gives a far fuller picture of the man than the pedestrian 2013 feature film 42 or 1950's The Jackie Robinson Story, in which Jackie played himself opposite Ruby Dee as Rachel. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Apr 11, 2016
B 43% Game of Silence: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "This is by and large a compelling drama. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Apr 11, 2016
B+ 100% Jackie Robinson "Jackie Robinson connects all of these dots and gives a far fuller picture of the man than the pedestrian 2013 feature film 42 or 1950's The Jackie Robinson Story, in which Jackie played himself opposite Ruby Dee as Rachel. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Apr 11, 2016
B+ 81% The Detour: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "This crazily quilted and frequently laugh-out-loud comedy has already done pretty well for itself. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Apr 8, 2016
B 56% The Ranch: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The Ranch establishes itself as an easily imbibed, down-home diversion replete with rough edges and mini-lessons to live by... Still, this is by and large a pleasant surprise that advances the ball just a bit further for Kutcher. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Apr 4, 2016
B- 72% The Catch: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "Enos and the never out-of-work Krause make for two very attractive protagonists. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Mar 22, 2016
C+ 17% Heartbeat: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "With its rush-about protagonist flirting, sobbing, threatening, cajoling and commiserating, all the while trying to find the true meaning of something or other. Sedative, please. STAT. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Mar 18, 2016
B- 32% Crowded: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "There's also some bite and solid comedic performances amid those old-school trappings. Both viewers and NBC could do much worse. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Mar 16, 2016
A 99% The Americans: Season 4 (TV, 2016) "The Americans in my view is the best TV drama of this season. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Mar 16, 2016
B 93% Underground: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Underground occasionally clunks through these proceedings but usually not for too long. Vivid, strong performances by Hodge and Meloni help to keep the story on its toes... The attention to detail can be gruesome at times -- as it must be. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Mar 9, 2016
C+ 35% Of Kings and Prophets: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Kings and Prophets for the most part is deadly serious in both its approach and intent. It sounds strange to say its time has passed. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Mar 8, 2016
C+ 61% The Family: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The Family's chances of anything close to long-term survival seem iffy at best. Unlike Secrets and Lies, its cast of characters and premise are set in concrete. Or perhaps quicksand if recent history proves prophetic. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Mar 4, 2016
B+ 87% Hap and Leonard: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Purefoy and Williams are standouts throughout while Hendricks pretty much settles in. The bloody goings-on apart from their fractious triangle can be jolts from out of the blue. But there's always some cauterizing banter just around the corner. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Mar 3, 2016
B- 67% The Real O'Neals: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "It's above-average without being top tier. But ABC has proven its mettle in the kid-centric comedy arena, so it's best not to under-estimate this one's staying power or potential for growth. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Mar 2, 2016
C+ 33% Fuller House: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "This is still a show where 'Bring it in' singles a trademark group hug. So maybe we can all just get along with that and let Fuller House serve the audience that's happy to see it back. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Feb 25, 2016
B 100% Prey: Series 1 (TV, 2016) "These episodes hold interest without being riveting. But Cavaliero is compelling as a dogged, under pressure gumshoe. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Feb 24, 2016
B+ No Score Yet American Masters: Season 30 Episode 3 "The songs have never stopped resonating while King, 74, basks in the afterglow of major awards and tributes. The American Masters film is more icing on her cake. And as it turns out, it's still not too late, baby. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Feb 19, 2016
B+ 87% Love: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Wherever Mickey and Gus are going seems worth the extended trip. Love is a many-spindled thing. But its smooth/sharp edges keep it in a groove. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Feb 19, 2016
B- 80% 11.22.63: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Despite its flaws, 11.22.63 ends up closing the deal in a way that for the most part makes it a long, strange time travel worth taking. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Feb 15, 2016
A- 97% Better Call Saul: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "Better Call Saul is still avoiding the pitfalls of simply running in place. Instead, great expectations remain intact for a Season 2 that so far continues to make its mark by delivering just a little at a time. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Feb 12, 2016
B+ 77% Vinyl: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Vinyl is thoroughly rousing at its core, a crazed, dope-filled, sometimes dopey trip that begins in 1973 and has nothing in common with the earlier, comparatively sedate decade brought to you by AMC's Mad Men. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Feb 11, 2016
B 68% Madoff: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "A watchable yet curious undertaking for a network that would rather be the broadcast home of Marvel action heroes but still can't seem to make those particular investments pay off. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Feb 3, 2016
A 97% The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Thoroughly absorbing through the first six episodes made available for review, it fully lives up to the FX come-on: "You Don't Know the Half of It." This is true even for those who think they do. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jan 29, 2016
B 83% You, Me and the Apocalypse: Series 1 (TV, 2015) "As end-of-the-world tales go, it's watchable, fairly unpredictable and garnished with a palpable subplot that in some ways is more intriguing than whatever the end game might be. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jan 27, 2016
B+ 78% Outsiders: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "This is a firmly grounded and compelling drama that's both ripe for lampooning on Saturday Night Life and rich in story possibilities. " ‐ Uncle Barky
Posted Jan 25, 2016
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