James Delingpole

James Delingpole
James Delingpole's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Spectator
Publications: The Spectator

tv Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
90% The Sinner: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) My beef is that no matter how watchable it is -- and it is: slickly shot, nicely edgy ambient score, all manner of unexpected twists and turns -- you do feel a bit sullied and exploited afterwards. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
70% Dark Tourist: Season 1 (TV, 2018) Farrier's travelogues are great -- especially when he relaxes, gives the story space and lets events take their own course rather than (as TV documentaries tend to do) follow a prearranged narrative. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
97% A Very English Scandal: Miniseries (TV, 2018) Mind you - and this is the beauty of the story - nothing is straightforward. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
100% Babylon Berlin: Season 1 (TV, 2017) Everyone, from the leads down, is in some way flawed, compromised, disappointing. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2018
100% Doctor Who: Season 3 (TV, 2006) Series three's final treat is that the Master is back, played this time not by the great Roger Delgado (obviously), but first by Derek Jacobi and then by John Simm. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
100% Doctor Who: Season 4 (TV, 2006) I still think Doctor Who's great, by the way -- unmissable and one of the best things on TV. It's witty, pacy, well acted, with gripping storylines and increasingly impressive special effects. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
91% Decline and Fall: Season 1 (TV, 2017) Quite superb. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
80% Victoria: Season 1 (TV, 2016) When you're dealing with the life of an historical character, especially one as relatively recent and well documented as Queen Victoria, I think you owe it to your audience to cleave as close as you reasonably can to the known biographical facts. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
100% Fleabag: Season 1 (TV, 2016) Fleabag [is] a quite impressively depraved and filthy (in a good way, obviously) comedy tour-de-force by very talented writer/actor Phoebe Waller-Bridge. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
96% Stranger Things: Season 1 (TV, 2016-2017) Stranger Things is the most delightful, gripping, charming, nostalgic, compulsive, edge-of-seat entertainment I've had in ages. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
87% Westworld: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2018) Scriptwriters are paid a lot of money to sort out this stuff. Can't wait to see how they do it. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
90% The Crown: Season 1 (TV, 2016-2017) If you want to know why the drama departments at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV are quaking in their boots just watch a couple of episodes of Netflix's sumptuous, leisurely and immaculate recreation of the Queen's early years on the throne. - The Spectator EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016