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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 100% Outlander: Season 2 - Dragonfly in Amber (TV Episode) Though "Dragonfly in Amber" overreaches, some elements still make for good, memorable television, and it serves as an appropriate end to a season that also suffered plenty of ups and downs.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
95% The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst: Season 1 (TV, 2015) Durst had been arrested in New Orleans on charges of first-degree murder in the death of his once best friend Susan Berman. By the end of this tense, revealing, and unbelievable hour, there was no question why.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2015
3/5 100% Outlander: Season 2 - The Hail Mary (TV Episode) Critics talk a lot about chemistry between lovers, but chemistry between rivals is just as important... And in the case of Claire and Captain Randall, we do. Outlander is a uniformly well-acted show, yet these two have a rapport that stands out.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2016
4/5 86% Outlander: Season 2 - Vengeance Is Mine (TV Episode) Yes, all of this requires enough suspension of disbelief to hold up the Brooklyn Bridge. That doesn't matter, though, because it's a welcome break from war. It also sets up some excellent and much-needed confrontations.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2016
3/5 100% Outlander: Season 2 - Prestonpans (TV Episode) Outlander's message, though muffled during the fighting, again makes itself clear: The battlefield may be exciting, but there's little glory there. Just a lot of gore.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2016
3/5 81% Outlander: Season 2 - Je Suis Prest (TV Episode) Even when an insurgency thinks it's ready, it probably isn't; it's merely raring to go. That is certainly the case in this pretty grim episode - titled, dryly, "Je Suis Prest."‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
4/5 85% Outlander: Season 2 - The Fox's Lair (TV Episode) As Outlander tells us again and again, so much depends on democracy. Any system of rule by which a king passes power to his firstborn son is inherently broken and ill-fated. People must earn the right to lead, not inherit it.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted May 30, 2016
4/5 100% Outlander: Season 2 - Best Laid Schemes... (TV Episode) Like Prince Charlie, we are being manipulated in a high-stakes situation. But luckily for us, what frustrates the Man Who Would Be King makes for very good television. ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
3/5 100% Outlander: Season 2 - Untimely Resurrection (TV Episode) Claire has saved Jamie's life and so, as much as she hates it, she must beg for Randall's life in return, at least until after Frank's ancestor is born. ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted May 23, 2016
3/5 94% Outlander: Season 2 - Useful Occupations and Deceptions (TV Episode) Looks like Claire is facing one of the cardinal risks of mixing sex with time travel: The possibility that her current lover will ensure that her future lover never exists. ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted May 24, 2016
4/5 78% Outlander: Season 2 - La Dame Blanche (TV Episode) Pop some popcorn, y'all. There's going to be drama.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted May 23, 2016
3/5 100% Outlander: Season 2 - Through a Glass, Darkly (TV Episode) At its best, the show... is a literate fantasy, in which a strong-willed, intelligent woman gets to have great sex and fantastic adventures... At its worst, however, it's clunky melodrama. "Through a Glass, Darkly" delivers dollops of both.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted May 25, 2016
4/5 100% Outlander: Season 2 - Not in Scotland Anymore (TV Episode) Now that's more like it. After a sputtering start to the season, "Not In Scotland Anymore" delivers a buffet of everything that makes Outlander delightful: Romance, violence, intrigue, eye-popping costumes, and smart, quippy dialogue.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted May 24, 2016
4/5 88% Outlander: Season 1 - To Ransom a Man's Soul (TV Episode) The finale takes us even further into the darkness and then, of course, the light. But the darkness ... it is impressive, even by the standards of cable television.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted May 24, 2016
4/5 93% Outlander: Season 1 - Wentworth Prison (TV Episode) I hope you enjoyed last week's episode... Because this episode, while gripping, is a lot less fun.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted May 24, 2016
4/5 93% Outlander: Season 1 - The Search (TV Episode) "The Search" is - full of singing, dancing, palm-reading, cross-dressing, and even some glints of sexual tension here and there - one can't complain. Plus, it's a well-directed episode, one that shows Scotland off to its best advantage.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted May 23, 2016
4/5 92% Outlander: Season 1 - The Watch (TV Episode) Once again, the hands of the Fraser family clock are pointing at "mortal peril."‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted May 23, 2016
3/5 100% Outlander: Season 1 - Lallybroch (TV Episode) The siblings face off. Jenny is half Jamie's size even with the wee bairn inside her, but every inch his equal.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted May 31, 2016
5/5 100% Outlander: Season 1 - The Devil's Mark (TV Episode) The two actors, it should be said, are marvelous here in a very challenging scene.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted May 31, 2016
3/5 93% Outlander: Season 1 - By the Pricking of My Thumbs (TV Episode) Claire definitely needs better BFFs.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted May 31, 2016
4/5 87% Outlander: Season 1 - The Reckoning (TV Episode) With eight minutes left on the clock, they get to the, um, reconciling. Bless those smut-loving producers at Starz! They show us nearly everything.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted May 26, 2016