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James Donaghy

James Donaghy
James Donaghy's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
63% Homeland: Season 7 - Standoff (TV Episode) Trying to figure out what David Wellington is up to is a tough one...Factor in whatever he's got going on with Simone Martin and you've got a deeply shady character at the heart of the Keane administration.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
88% Entourage: Season 4 (TV, 2007) At its heart, Entourage is a fairy-tale - it will always have a happy ending.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
100% Homeland: Season 7 - Paean to the People (TV Episode) I am certain we will see Yevgeny again. Like Carrie, he's a master of his craft with few peers and a problem with authority. ‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
86% Homeland: Season 7 - Clarity (TV Episode) If Yevgeny banging on about Sergiyev Posad in his unpublished novel from university really has revealed his present-day location it is a chilling thought. May our own terrible undergrad literary efforts never come back to haunt us thus.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
71% Homeland: Season 7 - Useful Idiot (TV Episode) It will be good for the show when Carrie admits that this whole parenting thing just hasn't worked out.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2018
86% Homeland: Season 7 - Lies, Amplifiers, F**king Twitter (TV Episode) If you have a heart, spare a thought for Franny "Franny Banany" Mathison.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
83% Homeland: Season 7 - Andante (TV Episode) There's a welcome return for Hop the stuffed rabbit who survived the siege last year. Indefatigable.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
100% Homeland: Season 7 - Species Jump (TV Episode) It feels like a bit of a misstep to portray Krupin as the Bible-quoting Christian when Putin's Russia is so closely enmeshed with the Orthodox Church.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
83% Homeland: Season 7 - Active Measures (TV Episode) It was a relief this week to have a break from Brett O'Keeffe and his self-serving garbage.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
86% Homeland: Season 7 - Like Bad at Things (TV Episode) This is what Homeland can do when it's on its game. The expertly built tension culminates in a gut punch of a payoff - and everything changes for the worse.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
78% Homeland: Season 7 - Rebel Rebel (TV Episode) Thrilling as it is to see a turbocharged Carrie in the field, it shouldn't distract us from the spectacular misjudgments that put her in this position.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
79% Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 7 (TV, 2002-2003) Subversive, funny and emotionally engaging: there is still nothing like this cultural icon. ‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
91% Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2 (TV, 1997-1998) It's where the show fully hits its stride and shows its storytelling chops for the first time.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
95% The Good Wife: Season 3 (TV, 2011-2012) The Good Wife does a fantastic job in producing an engaging grown-up legal drama.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
No Score Yet El Chapo: Season 1 (TV, 2017) It would be wrong to characterise El Chapo as simply another gory story about opium-fuelled ultraviolence... Over time, it becomes a comment on the idea of Mexico as a failed state and the larger scandal of the failed war on drugs.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
71% Top of the Lake: China Girl (TV, 2017) A parade of one-dimensional grotesques doesn't help us understand how misogyny is ingrained in everyday life, and it makes for some turgid drama.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
67% Homeland: Season 6 - America First (TV Episode) The show puts a huge amount of effort into being relevant to current world events and in that, it excelled. As long as it keeps doing that, Homeland has a reason to exist. It may even be necessary.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
83% Homeland: Season 6 - R Is for Romeo (TV Episode) With booby-traps, right-wing shock jocks and danger on the rise, Homeland has something for everyone right now -- and it has never been more relevant.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
100% Homeland: Season 6 - The Flag House (TV Episode) It's family first this week, as Dar Adal targets both Elizabeth and Carrie in their most vulnerable spot. In a season when he has made an art of going too far, he still manages to go that little bit further.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
83% Homeland: Season 6 - Sock Puppets (TV Episode) Manipulation of social media is a serious business and a hot topic, so kudos again to Homeland for keeping its finger on the pulse.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
73% Homeland: Season 6 - alt.truth (TV Episode) The truth is the first casualty when things cut up rough and it takes a battering this week.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
82% Homeland: Season 6 - Imminent Risk (TV Episode) This show really hasn't lost its ability to shock us, as Dar Adal's unforgivable past comes to light and Carrie goes into a tailspin after a devastating day.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
100% Homeland: Season 6 - The Return (TV Episode) The halfway point of the series finds Homeland on confident form after a sluggish start.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
100% Homeland: Season 6 - Casus Belli (TV Episode) With her legal advocacy likely shut down for the time being, we can look forward to Carrie back where she does her best work -- out on a limb, flouting authority and seeing who the real enemy is.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
96% Horace and Pete: Season 1 (TV, 2016) Louis CK can seemingly do whatever he likes, and his only concern is whether or not fans will buy it... It's a good time to be an artist and a better time to be a fan. Horace and Pete is his best work yet.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2016
99% The Americans: Season 4 (TV, 2016) Starting as Ronald Reagan takes power in the US, it touches on powerful themes of family, fidelity, betrayal and deception, making it a critical darling and one of those shows you feel a fool for missing.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 19, 2016
100% Justified: Season 2 (TV, 2011) If you believe in great American character acting then this is a show you shouldn't miss as no one is currently doing it better.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2014
73% American Horror Story: Murder House (TV, 2011) American Horror Story is just ridiculous. It fails miserably to differentiate between paying homage to horror and throwing every single horror trope into a blender and pouring the results over our heads.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2012