Gareth McLean

Gareth McLean
Gareth McLean's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian
Publications: Guardian

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
77% Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (Original): Season 1 (TV, 2003-2007) Queer Eye for the Straight Guy was as polished as Carson [Kressley's] fingernails and as groomed as Kyan [Douglas'] expertly coiffed 'do. Watercooler TV-in-waiting, it's this season's must-have accessory. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
86% The Forsyte Saga: Season 1 (TV, 2002-2003) It would be easy to dismiss The Forsyte Saga as "just" a soap opera with the emphasis on plot, but you could argue the same of The Way We Live Now. An epic story, it managed to look epic too. The Forsyte Saga, alas, did not. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
No Score Yet Gimme, Gimme, Gimme: Season 3 (TV, 1999-2001) Gimme Gimme Gimme isn't even so-bad-it's-good. It's so-bad-it's-atrocious. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
No Score Yet Pulling: Season 2 (TV, 2008-2009) For all its filthiness, Pulling has enormous warmth to it. In its depiction of relationships, situations and characters, Pulling is refreshingly honest. And, of course, bloody funny. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
100% State of Play: Season 1 (TV, 2004) You may as well try and make heroes of a bunch of City lawyers than make a journalist the moral centre of a drama... It shouldn't be good, really. Except, it is. In fact, it's bloody magic. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
90% Damages: Season 2 (TV, 2007-2012) Everything is explained, everything is straightforward, everything is entirely predictable... Unless Damages starts to throw some serious curveballs, I am going to need a large amount of probable cause to keep watching and not close the case. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
75% Summer Heights High: Season 1 (TV, 2008) More than merely a comedy of embarrassment because it focused explicitly on issues of race and class. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
94% Six Feet Under: Season 1 (TV, 2001-2005) This dark, funny, poignant and thoroughly inspired drama about the dysfunctional, repressed Fisher family and their funeral parlour is more than good, it's brilliant. - Guardian EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017