J. Bryan Lowder

J. Bryan Lowder
J. Bryan Lowder's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slate
Publications: Slate

tv Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
91% Mozart in the Jungle: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2018) One of the funniest, most charming comedies going. You could do far worse than spend a portion of a winter weekend submitting to its serenade. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
76% American Horror Story: Roanoke (TV, 2012) This is all very fun, but I'm actually more excited -- at least for now -- by the show's format. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
88% American Horror Story: Asylum - Madness Ends (TV Episode) If you can get past the roiling surface, I really believe that AHS, in its exploration of some deep American mythology, is one of most thoughtful shows on television, even if it sometimes gets lost in the murk. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2016
88% American Horror Story: Asylum - Spilt Milk (TV Episode) The episode did entice me story-wise in a way I hadn't felt for some time. I'm especially curious about Sister Jude's endgame. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2016
69% American Horror Story: Asylum - Continuum (TV Episode) I didn't dislike the episode (or the aliens!) -- I just found it a surprising change of pace. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2016
100% American Horror Story: Asylum - The Name Game (TV Episode) This episode raised so many questions! - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2016
100% American Horror Story: Asylum - The Coat Hanger (TV Episode) I have to say, this was probably the most delightfully sacrilegious episode of AHS yet. We had a baptism after fairly graphic abortion and, just to wrap things up, a live crucifixion. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2016
88% American Horror Story: Asylum - Unholy Night (TV Episode) We sure saw a fair volume of [blood] spilled in this twisted Christmas spectacular! - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2016
91% Cucumber: Series 1 (TV, 2015) This rare combination of smarts and sparkle has long been a hallmark of creator Russell T. Davies' work. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2015
100% Banana: Series 1 (TV, 2015) It's worth noting that the first two episodes of Banana focus on queer people of color (Dean and a lesbian, Scotty, respectively) from different class backgrounds. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2015
64% Ja'mie: Private School Girl: Season 1 (TV, 2013) The deliciously baroque (and strangely feminist) climax of Private School Girl leaves little doubt that Ja'mie is still a very naughty girl with a slew of bad habits-and I hope she never breaks them. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2013
84% American Horror Story: Asylum (TV, 2012) Camp, not horror, is the soul and motivating force of AHS, and if you don't delight in the fate that befalls Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine in the season premiere, you are not resonating at AHS's frequency. - Slate EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2012