Eric Thurm TV Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Eric Thurm

Eric Thurm
Eric Thurm's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian, AV Club, Grantland

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Veep: Season 4 (TV, 2015) ... Veep's funniest season yet.‐ Newsweek
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2018
No Score Yet Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman: Season 1 (TV, 2017) Few of these shows have effectively captured the spark that the subject deserves, the joyous sensation of biting into a souffle or licking the cream off an eclair. None, that is, until Netflix's new original series, Kantaro: The Sweet Toothed Salaryman.‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
80% Devilman Crybaby: Season 1 (TV, 2018) Above all, Devilman: Crybaby is visually enthralling, even when you put aside what's being depicted. ‐ Decider
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
79% Future Man: Season 1 (TV, 2017) The fact that I've grown to like these characters enough that I wouldn't mind spending a few more hours with them.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
64% Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 4 (TV, 1999-2000) Season four is a bit uneven at times, but Hush is a Buffy fairytale - and that's a genre that looks especially good on this genre-mashing series.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
92% Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 1 (TV, 1997) Look - early Buffy is important.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
A- 100% Samurai Jack: Season 5 (TV, 2017) I love Samurai Jack's action sequences, but something tells me this season will spend a bit more time exploring interiors.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
58% The Mick: Season 1 (TV, 2016) If The Mick proves anything, it's that Olson is an extraordinarily talented comedian.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2017
A 78% The Young Pope: Miniseries (TV, 2017) I am deeply, feverishly obsessed with this show, and am very excited to journey through it with you.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2017
100% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 4 (TV, 2017) With so many self-consciously explosive series vying for your attention, Halt and Catch Fire played a different game. It kept itself contained, forcing the audience to match its subdued, mesmerizing rhythm.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
100% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 4 (TV, 2017) The show has always focused more on the process. Its visual style manages to charge meetings, coding sessions, or a group of people standing in front of a whiteboard with creative potential.‐ The Verge
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
89% Preacher: Season 1 - Call and Response (TV Episode) The season finale, more than anything, feels like a sequel to the Preacher pilot, with Sam Catlin back behind the camera. This is a good thing, but also makes things feel a little abrupt.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2016
86% Preacher: Season 1 - Finish the Song (TV Episode) This is probably the most overtly Tarantino the show will get, and it's good.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2016
65% Vice Principals: Season 1 (TV, 2016) Vice Principals tentatively, comically posits a survival strategy reliant on more earnest forms of male intimacy, but still couched in the same old destruction and patriarchy.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2016
87% Preacher: Season 1 - El Valero (TV Episode) We don't get the big confrontation we were promised at the end of last week's episode, but that's OK, because Eugene is back! (Sort of.)‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2016
73% Preacher: Season 1 - He Gone (TV Episode) It's a bit of a slow burner, but hopefully it serves as a brief respite before the storm of action in the last few episodes.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
64% American Horror Story: Hotel (TV, 2015) The beginning of Hotel is full of images and lines that, described plainly, sound like they should be interesting, or at least crazy enough to watch, but instead they simply frustrate the viewer.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2015
100% Review: Season 2 (TV, 2015) Review checks off nearly every box that makes a TV comedy take off in 2015 - or, at least, that makes one a full-fledged cult hit on the Internet. ‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2015
83% The Last Man on Earth: Season 2 (TV, 2015-2016) Surprisingly, there's a lot of creative mileage to be had from poking at the genre without totally upending it.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2015
99% The Americans: Season 4 (TV, 2016) They've made emotional commitments, for better or worse, and are bound, tragically, by the consequences of those choices. This simultaneously makes it difficult for The Americans to be surprising, and is the source of the season's greatest potential.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2016
99% The Americans: Season 4 (TV, 2016) The greatness of The Americans comes in large part from its constant state of crisis.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2016
A 97% Transparent: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "Kina Hora" is not only a masterful episode of television, it's easily Transparent's best so far, even surpassing the highs of "Best New Girl." Shalom, everyone.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2015
84% Preacher: Season 1 - Sundowner (TV Episode) This fight has made a strong case for itself as the best of the show so far.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2016
80% Preacher: Season 1 - South Will Rise Again (TV Episode) "We grow or we die," Quincannon tells the mayor. Finally, Preacher is doing one of those things.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2016
83% Preacher: Season 1 - Monster Swamp (TV Episode) Quincannon finally comes into his own a bit as a character in this episode.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2016
94% Preacher: Season 1 - The Possibilities (TV Episode) Finally, we get a glimpse of what Tulip and Jesse did in their past life - and it's not pretty.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2016
95% Preacher: Season 1 - See (TV Episode) As much as Tulip and Cassidy have been trying to jolt Jesse out of complacency, it looks like he has the power now.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2016
95% Preacher: Season 1 - Pilot (TV Episode) It helps that the script was written by the series' secret weapon, Sam Catlin. Catlin, for non-TV nerds, is a veteran of another AMC show that combined western instincts with dark comedy: Breaking Bad.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
85% Difficult People: Season 1 (TV, 2015) Klausner makes for an effective foil, grounding the series with a furtive belief in her character's comedy that's both totally oblivious and oddly innocent, as well as giving unthinking support for Billy.‐ Grantland
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2015
C+ No Score Yet Niko and the Sword of Light: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2017) For the visuals alone, animation aficionados may want to check out the show.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2015
B 82% Mike Tyson Mysteries: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) I probably laughed out loud more times at this show than I have at anything in a while, barring Transparent.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2014
C+ 68% Childhood's End: Season 1 (TV, 2015) There's a certain loss of dramatic tension that comes with any direct translation of twists from an original work, but it's heightened here -- especially because the adaptation is a victim of the source material's success. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2015
A 98% Transparent: Season 1 (TV, 2014) Pilots are foundations-they're supposed to establish worlds and characters, and create spaces and stories we want to come back to as viewers, something Transparent does as well or better than any pilot I've seen in the last few years. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2014
B- No Score Yet South Park: Season 18 (TV, 2014) If this is what we can look forward to for the next few weeks, well, that'll be pretty fun, too-there's really not that much to complain about.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2014
C No Score Yet Family Guy: Season 12 (TV, 2013-2014) The effective cutaways don't make up for the lackluster main plot, which is so formulaic it distracts from the rest of the show's ample distraction.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2013
C No Score Yet Squidbillies: Season 8 (TV, 2013) Jokes about Sean Hannity, and Early and Granny?s complete faith in TV don't have much to them beyond making fun of the characters in an unfortunate bit of excess cynicism.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2013
C- No Score Yet Perception: Season 2 (TV, 2013-2014) Perception is basically a mashup of every other "quirky investigator" procedural ever made, a show that continually appears to be made by committee.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2013
B No Score Yet Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell: Season 1 (TV, 2013) Hopefully the show won't need eternity to figure itself out.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2013