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Ethan Renner

Ethan Renner
Ethan Renner's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Baltimore Sun

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
67% Homeland: Season 6 - America First (TV Episode) This was a strong finale, capping the second-best season of Homeland. After the final twist with the power-hungry Keane, it will take some creative writing to bring Carrie and Saul back to a position of professional prominence - a necessary step.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
83% Homeland: Season 6 - R Is for Romeo (TV Episode) This was another satisfying episode. I'm incredibly impressed with still more twists and turns, and yet another layer to the conspiracy story that has powered this season.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
100% Homeland: Season 6 - The Flag House (TV Episode) This was the latest in a series of excellent Homeland episodes, and one of the show's better outings since the incredible first season.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2017
83% Homeland: Season 6 - Sock Puppets (TV Episode) This was another great outing, and I find myself looking forward to the next twists and turns in a way I haven't with Homeland for several years.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
73% Homeland: Season 6 - alt.truth (TV Episode) It's patently ridiculous to believe that Quinn could have survived all of that, but that was another in a series of great, intense action sequences this season. I'm sorry to see Astrid go.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
82% Homeland: Season 6 - Imminent Risk (TV Episode) All of this is nitpicking what was an above-average episode, and another solid effort after last week's action-packed outing.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
100% Homeland: Season 6 - The Return (TV Episode) Action, intrigue, and the ideological differences between hawks and doves? Those are all in play, and those were the tent poles that made the first season of Homeland one of the best in the history of TV. Bravo!‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
100% Homeland: Season 6 - Casus Belli (TV Episode) The tense hostage situation made this an exciting hour, but there was surprisingly little in the way of plot advancement in this episode. I am in favor of smaller, slower storytelling in theory, but... Let's pick up the pace, Homeland.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
100% Homeland: Season 6 - A Flash of Light (TV Episode) We got some welcome story advancement this week, as the show did a nice job of tying all of these loose plot threads together. I hope our patience is rewarded, as four episodes of laying groundwork was trying.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
70% Homeland: Season 6 - The Covenant (TV Episode) Saul's operation is the most interesting thing going on here, and probably the only storyline I don't hate so far this season.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
100% Homeland: Season 6 - The Man in the Basement (TV Episode) I've thought for a long time that Claire Danes is the best actress on television, and she showed why again here, turning average material into a great performance.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
100% Homeland: Season 6 - Fair Game (TV Episode) If you accept the glaring plot departure from the end of last season... then this was a fine table-setter for the new season.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2017
85% American Horror Story: Coven - Protect the Coven (TV Episode) If you love Myrtle Snow, bad people looking out for their own interests, good people sacrificing for a greater good, and if you hate consistent story arcs, this is the episode of American Horror Story: Coven for you.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016
87% American Horror Story: Coven - The Sacred Taking (TV Episode) I think Misty is my favorite character.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016
100% American Horror Story: Coven - Burn, Witch. Burn! (TV Episode) Are emotional ties or biological ones stronger? Can two mothers make up for lost time with their daughters, who just happen to be a witches and zombies? Those philosophical questions were asked on this episode of American Horror Story.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016
100% American Horror Story: Coven - Boy Parts (TV Episode) "Boy Parts" deals with themes of life, death and the longing deep within all of us to feel as though we're not alone; it did so, of course, in the campy, schlocky way that "American Horror Story" deals with everything.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016
89% The Affair: Season 2 - 12 (TV Episode) As finales go, this one was great. It provided resolution to the great mystery of the series, but still managed to manufacture a cliffhanger.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015
89% The Affair: Season 2 - 11 (TV Episode) The fine performances here made up for what otherwise would have been too big of a narrative leap for me to buy.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2015
100% The Affair: Season 2 - 10 (TV Episode) If he is fundamentally a good man struggling with unsavory impulses, I find [Noah] to be redeemable on some level and worth investing in. In raising that question, The Affair took a big step towards retaining my emotional investment.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015
88% The Affair: Season 2 - 9 (TV Episode) I applaud the show for playing with the format and changing up the story structure. It made for a more manic episode than usual, but I like that the writers and producers aren't afraid to try things.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2015
100% The Affair: Season 2 - 8 (TV Episode) It's not fair to call the comedy in the show underrated anymore, since I praise it every week. So I'll just say that I hope everyone appreciates the lighter moments in the series as much as I do.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2015
89% The Affair: Season 2 - 7 (TV Episode) WHAT? This show is bonkers.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2015
89% The Affair: Season 2 - 6 (TV Episode) Maura Tierney forever. Another week, another fine performance from her.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2015
89% The Affair: Season 2 - 5 (TV Episode) The rich dialogue is still the best reason to check the show out every week, and this episode was no exception to that rule.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2015
78% The Affair: Season 2 - 4 (TV Episode) I give Tierney kudos for allowing herself to be portrayed in a vulnerable, embarrassing and messy way. It was a great performance, and one that I haven't come to expect form an actor of her stature.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2015
89% The Affair: Season 2 - 3 (TV Episode) That dialogue was so rich and meaty and it's a big part of why I look forward to this show every week.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2015
71% Homeland: Season 5 - A False Glimmer (TV Episode) For the second consecutive year, the last episode of the season felt anti-climactic.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015
75% Homeland: Season 5 - Our Man in Damascus (TV Episode) This was an awesome episode, packing the best of Homeland into one of the most intense, dramatic hours of television all year.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2015
64% Homeland: Season 5 - New Normal (TV Episode) After weeks of cliffhangers and continually upping the ante, "New Normal" was something of a letdown.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015
82% Homeland: Season 5 - All About Allison (TV Episode) Flashback sequences can be clunky, but I think that they worked well here, both in explaining how Allison came to be the person that she is, and in showing us some pre-Brody Carrie.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2015
92% Homeland: Season 5 - Oriole (TV Episode) After a slow start, the action turned hot and heavy over the last 40 minutes of this episode. ‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2015
75% Homeland: Season 5 - Parabiosis (TV Episode) After weeks of heavy focus on the action/thriller component of the series, it was refreshing to have an episode where the season's clear theme was at the forefront.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2015
83% Homeland: Season 5 - Better Call Saul (TV Episode) After several weeks of breathtaking cliffhangers, there was a bit of a lull in that department here. Still, with Quinn's state and the intrigue of Saul and Carrie working together again, there was more than enough here to leave us wanting more.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2015
92% Homeland: Season 5 - Why Is This Night Different? (TV Episode) Each twist and cliffhanger leaves me wondering how in the world the next one will top it. So far, so good.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2015
75% Homeland: Season 5 - Super Powers (TV Episode) As an action-thriller, this season is working for me.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2015
88% House of Cards: Season 2 (TV, 2014) Frank turns to walk away. When Zoe follows, Frank turns back and pushes her directly into the path of an oncoming train. This guy sure doesn't mess around, does he?‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2015