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James Poniewozik

James Poniewozik

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James Poniewozik's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Times, TIME Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
84% Westworld: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "What keeps Westworld interesting in its early going, despite its flat patches and flights of pretentiousness, is its willingness to think big. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 30, 2016
98% Speechless: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "That [JJ is] a flawed kid with a flawed family in a reasonably funny sitcom is what makes "Speechless" good, rather than simply worthy. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 20, 2016
91% This Is Us: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "It has enough engaging moments for me to want to see if the series can master the difference between a good cry and an easy one. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 19, 2016
93% High Maintenance: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "This is the same wry, peripatetic series at heart, a vision of urban life as a web of stories connected by wisps of smoke. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 16, 2016
93% One Mississippi: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "A tender, occasionally funny, often moving entertainment about the grieving process. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 9, 2016
100% Atlanta: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The show is richly funny without jokes or setups. The comedy sidles up on you in deadpan exchanges. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Sep 2, 2016
95% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 3 (TV, 2016) "The real product in its tech business isn't hardware or software - it's tomorrow, and Halt and Catch Fire makes its past future feel dewy and new. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Aug 23, 2016
100% BoJack Horseman: Season 3 (TV, 2016) "The episode unfolds almost entirely free of dialogue, with a trippy electronic score. I could watch it again and again. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 20, 2016
95% The Night Of: Miniseries (TV, 2016) "The series excels at laying out the snowballing costs of a case, financial and psychological. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 7, 2016
100% Downton Abbey: Season 2 (TV, 2012) "It is both an absorbing costume drama and an intriguing story of reality intruding on a fantastic way of life. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jun 29, 2016
81% Downton Abbey: Season 3 (TV, 2013) "While Downton deserves credit for including her [Lady Grantham] point of view, it doesn't leave much room to fully embrace that point of view while really caring about many of the series' central conflicts. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jun 29, 2016
36% Roadies: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "[Crowe] loves his passionate underdogs too much to challenge them in the sustained way that serial TV requires. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 24, 2016
97% Orange is the New Black: Season 4 (TV, 2016) "By the first yardstick, Season 4 is ambitious but uneven; by the latter, it's the series' best. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 24, 2016
63% BrainDead: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "It's a small but clever reminder of the vast systems our science-fact world already has to put a partisan bug in your ear. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 12, 2016
100% The Americans: Season 4 Episode 13 "Season 4 finds the Cold War at a point when, as on a serial cable drama, the end is in sight but it still promises plenty of heartbreak before we get there. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 9, 2016
87% UnReal: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "UnREAL remains one of TV's most sharp-minded and -tongued escapes, a heart-shaped box full of chocolate and razor blades. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 5, 2016
97% Roots: Miniseries (TV, 2016) "Ably polishes the story for a new audience that might find the old production dated and slow. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 29, 2016
89% Preacher: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "It's a blasphemous blood bath, a metaphysical action caper, stylized and splattery, that doesn't have great depth but makes up for it with volume. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 20, 2016
94% Lady Dynamite: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Lady Dynamite has its own bizarre-sincere voice and its own dream logic. It's something else, in a good way: a journey to the center of Ms. Bamford's mind that dives through fantasy after loopy fantasy and emerges with something real. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 19, 2016
27% Chelsea: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "By the end of the episode, Ms. Handler was standing on the set's revolving table, rapping in front of Pitbull. It was excruciating. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 11, 2016
40% Marseille: Season 1 (TV, 2016) ""Marseille" gets loopier and more ridiculous as it goes - with telenovela incidental music to match " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 10, 2016
100% Catastrophe: Series 2 (TV, 2016) "Catastrophe has the raw honesty of a mom on her second martini at a play date. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 7, 2016
97% Better Call Saul: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "Entering its second... Better Call Saul is not the best drama on TV. But it's one of the most unusual and daring. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 6, 2016
100% 24: Day 1 (TV, 2001-2002) "Forget sleeping through this one--you won't even want to blink. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Apr 6, 2016
56% The Ranch: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The Ranch sounds formulaic at first - and mostly, it is. But then it hits you with the hook: a note of raw, acoustic emotion that cuts through the slick studio production. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 1, 2016
81% The Path: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The execution, while offering glimpses into a fascinating subculture, is sluggish and unfocused. The Path is literally cult TV, but no cult classic. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 29, 2016
99% The Americans: Season 4 (TV, 2016) "The Americans is all about the connection between physical and metaphorical feeling. Even its violence is intimate " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 15, 2016
100% The Carmichael Show: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "This sitcom is trying to say a lot right off the bat, and it sometimes knocks up against the cardboard edges of its characters. But it's on its way to becoming one of TV's finer discomfort zones. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 9, 2016
70% The Circus: Inside The Greatest Political Show on Earth: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The Circus is a kind of reassuring sanity break for politics nerds. There may be treacherous currents roiling this election, unknowable changes to come. But for one sharp half-hour every week, it's all just a show. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 3, 2016
32% Fuller House: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Netflix's Fuller House is not good, but that's arguably the best thing the show has going for it. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 26, 2016
88% Togetherness: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "Love, Togetherness suggests, is not about being constantly together. It's about having bonds that stretch as you inevitably drift apart, and faith that they might eventually snap back. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 19, 2016
87% Love: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Love is a funny, winning version of the format, and the casting is spot on. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 19, 2016
100% Full Frontal With Samantha Bee: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "If the first episode of Full Frontal is any indication, Samantha Bee won't be feeling the pain, she'll be bringing it. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 9, 2016
97% The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The line is on the nose enough to leave a mark, but it feels like more than mere name-dropping. The trial is long over, The People v. O. J. Simpson tells us, but the world is still dining out on this sad story. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 5, 2016
60% Animals.: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Unfortunately, the writing isn't consistently funny enough to make up for the, well, shaggy dog storytelling. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 4, 2016
92% Angie Tribeca: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "This show is so disposable, joke-focused and light on plot, you could tune in at any time of day - midseason, midepisode, even - and be just as goofily entertained. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 4, 2016
96% Horace and Pete: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Like much of Louis C.K.'s TV work, Horace and Pete is a messy experiment that stays just on the good side of pretentiousness. But it's also probing, engaged and moving. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 1, 2016
65% The X-Files: Season 10 (TV, 2016) "One thing I like about the new stand-alone episodes is that they're not entirely static; they carry the weight of history between these characters. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 22, 2016
64% Mad Dogs: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "It's a familiar theme, but thrillingly executed in the early going. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 21, 2016
70% Baskets: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "After the promising first episode, Baskets wanders, becoming a sour, rambling sendup of strip-mall American life. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 19, 2016
No Score Yet Sesame Street: Season 46 (TV, 2016) "At heart, this latest version isn't vastly different from the Elmo-dominated, younger-child-focused "Sesame Street" of the past several years. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 13, 2016
97% American Crime: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "This American Crime season has a strong driving plot. But as in the first season, the whodunit is less compelling than how the investigation is carried out, or suppressed. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 5, 2016
82% F Is for Family: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "F for Family treats these issues as if they're real and lasting. It's still a comedy, rude, raunchy and not entirely original, but it has heft and heart. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 16, 2015
100% South Park: Season 19 (TV, 2015) "Where past South Park satires once looked at single issues, this season is sketching something like a grand - if messy - unified theory of anger, inequality and disillusionment in 2015 America. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 9, 2015
97% Transparent: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "Season 2, whose 10 half-hour episodes begin on Friday on Amazon, broadens its focus to the vast extended Pfefferman mishpocheh: children, in-laws, exes and long-gone ancestors. And it's all the richer for it. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Dec 8, 2015
95% The Man in the High Castle: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The Man in the High Castle could be a productive enigma, but only if it can make the characters we do meet as compelling as the one we haven't. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 19, 2015
68% The Killing: Season 2 (TV, 2012) "That final, bathetic capture of Terry was at least a hint of the show's promise. The case, it turned out, did not end flashily in a stroke of lightning. Just rain, rain, rain. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Nov 19, 2015
88% W/ Bob and David: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "[W/ Bob & David] brings back the series' hand-tooled comedy (and its title), abbreviated but still bizarrely funny. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 11, 2015
No Score Yet Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Season 3 (TV, 2010-2011) "As I wrote last year, as bad as the animated Clone Wars movie was, I've really come to like the series-on its own action-adventure terms-as it has developed and found its voice. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Nov 9, 2015
100% Master of None: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's an adorable but mature rom-com. It's an idea-packed bulletin on technology and social mores. It's a showbiz satire. It's a casually multicultural, multiracial comedy that's also acutely conscious of how identity still matters. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Nov 5, 2015
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