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Jen Chaney

Jen Chaney

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Transparent: Season 3 (TV, 2016) "Season three, so far, feels like it's returning closer to that core mission after a second season that felt slightly less focused. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 23, 2016
27% Notorious: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Notorious is a mediocre-at-best prime-time soap dressed in Shondaland clothing. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 22, 2016
84% Designated Survivor: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Even though this first episode feels more like a sanitized TV version of that scenario, it draws you in enough to make you continue wanting to see what happens next. If nothing else, there is something satisfying about seeing Sutherland as our president. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 22, 2016
98% Speechless: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Speechless shifts immediately into gear with zippy authority and a knowing sense of humor. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 22, 2016
91% This Is Us: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "For viewers looking to TV for comforting fare that doesn't sacrifice intelligence - in other words, for a show whose cast and creators don't appear to be settling - This is Us might be just what the kindhearted baby doctor ordered. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 20, 2016
89% The Good Place: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Imagine a show with the smart, character-driven comedic sensibility of Parks and Recreation, the storytelling style of Lost, and a touch of the whimsy that defined Pushing Daisies. Now you have some sense of what The Good Place is like. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 19, 2016
30% Kevin Can Wait: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "A terrible and unimaginative show that has no business being on the air at a time when the standard for TV comedy has risen (at least on other networks and platforms) to such a high level. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 19, 2016
100% Fleabag: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "In a medium that's increasingly driven by (mostly male) auteurs, this is a refreshingly singular approach and a gamble that pays off because Waller-Bridge, who some may recognize from her work on Broadchurch, is such a charismatic, complicated presence. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 16, 2016
75% American Horror Story: Roanoke (TV, 2016) "After watching last night's episode, I'm still not sure whether this season can accomplish what earlier seasons of American Horror Story and this summer's Stranger Things did: spin all those embedded references into something engrossingly new. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 15, 2016
93% High Maintenance: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "High Maintenance stands out, not just because it's on the front end of what is apparently a reefer TV trend, but because it's so precisely made and has such an ambling, open heart. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 15, 2016
No Score Yet Start Up: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "While watching the first handful of its ten episodes, it doesn't take long to realize that, despite strong work by its actors, StartUp is just another exploration of underground crime and shady dealings that we've seen a thousand times before. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Sep 6, 2016
100% You're the Worst: Season 3 (TV, 2016) "The dialogue is still sharp as a serrated knife, the situations in which the characters find themselves still amuse and surprise... and the cast remains uniformly terrific. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 30, 2016
95% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 3 (TV, 2016) "The more Halt and Catch Fire continues to lean into the emergence of Cam and Donna as two of the major forces behind the show's alternate-reality internet revolution, the more interested I am in seeing where it goes. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Aug 22, 2016
100% Survivor's Remorse: Season 3 (TV, 2016) "Whatever the reason for the lack of awareness of Survivor's Remorse, know this: Now's a good time to start paying attention... immersion into the perks and problems of baller life is more sharply written, richly acted, and compelling than it's ever been. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 22, 2016
60% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) "Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, while amusing in spots, too often plays like a moderately decent TV-reunion show that's diminished by its attempt to be a theatrical feature. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 22, 2016
95% Stranger Things: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "This new Netflix series extends beyond the bounds of mere tribute. It's more like a portal into the kid-focused, fantasy-fueled, occasionally frightening films of that decade - pictures like E.T., Poltergeist, The Goonies, and Gremlins. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 18, 2016
63% Vice Principals: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "In comedy, timing is everything. Vice Principals, the new HBO comedy that has a mean streak so pronounced it could easily wipe out an army of rage-spewing internet trolls, may be arriving at a less than ideal time for its particular brand of humor. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 15, 2016
5/5 100% Downton Abbey: Season 6 Episode 8 "This week's episode of Downton Abbey... is unquestionably an instant classic. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 1, 2016
5/5 91% Downton Abbey: Season 6 Episode 9 "The last Downton Abbey of season six - and, also, my dear friends, the last Downton Abbey ever - provides more than the English version of a happy ending. It's an ending that's happy by any standard. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jul 1, 2016
4/5 91% Downton Abbey: Season 6 Episode 5 "Beauty is pain, after all. Sometimes, it's even bloody. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 30, 2016
100% Downton Abbey: Season 6 Episode 4 "Thomas Barrow is the most complicated and tragic character on Downton Abbey, and this week's episode proves it. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 29, 2016
4/5 100% Downton Abbey: Season 6 Episode 3 "When it comes to firing off witty barbs that inevitably transform into pseudo-memes, the Dowager Countess is still winning big. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 29, 2016
5/5 100% Downton Abbey: Season 6 Episode 7 "Now that we're truly in the final stretch, maybe I'm feeling more generous toward Downton Abbey than usual. But I thought this week's episode is as solid as anything since season one, when the series was at its sharply crafted best. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 29, 2016
4/5 85% Downton Abbey: Season 6 Episode 6 "There's something especially delicious and amusing about watching the family's complete ineptitude when forced to act as docents. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 29, 2016
3/5 75% Downton Abbey: Season 6 Episode 2 "In an episode that focuses on day-to-day minutiae - with light hints at the aforementioned social upheaval - the Drewe drama is the only truly exciting bit of business. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 29, 2016
3/5 82% Downton Abbey: Season 6 Episode 1 "After five seasons, this show is essentially family, which means we're well-aware of its flaws and manage to still love it - or at least appreciate it - in spite of them. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 29, 2016
5/5 100% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 10 "We have finally arrived at a climactic moment. Winter is no longer merely coming. Winter is here. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 27, 2016
95% The Jungle Book (2016) "Even though it contains a few scary moments, I think this is a movie that parents should take their elementary school-aged children to see. " ‐ Uproxx
Posted Jun 24, 2016
28% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) "Vardalos, who once again wrote the screenplay and also stars, has built this sequel on the premise that everything that happened in the previous film should be recreated in the second, but in a way that feels even less organic. " ‐ Uproxx
Posted Jun 24, 2016
13% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) "After Allegiant, some moviegoers may decide their work with this franchise is done here. " ‐ Uproxx
Posted Jun 24, 2016
36% Roadies: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "While the first three episodes of the series - the only ones made available to critics - overflow with Crowe's trademark optimism and contain glimmers of promise, the characters feel underdeveloped and the stakes a bit too low to keep viewers coming back. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 22, 2016
5/5 98% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 9 "Thrones has done huge, Lord of the Rings-esque war scenes in the past. It's done them well. But this episode sets the bar higher than ever. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 20, 2016
97% Orange is the New Black: Season 4 (TV, 2016) "While this fourth chapter in the saga of Litchfield Penitentiary gets off to a bumpier start than usual, it ends on such powerful notes that if you've ever been a fan, you simply have to view all 13 episodes. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 16, 2016
63% BrainDead: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Things are getting even more ideologically fractured in this country. BrainDead makes the absurd but entertaining case that this is happening because of freaky invasive bugs. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 14, 2016
100% O.J.: Made in America (2016) "Practically every moment of its seven-and-a-half-hour running time is thought-provoking, astonishing, sobering, hilarious, tragic, and sometimes all of those at once. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 9, 2016
4/5 98% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 7 "Although two bombs get dropped in this week's episode of Game of Thrones, it's an hour focused on putting the narrative chess pieces into place... "The Broken Man" doesn't finish off any of its major moves. Those bold turns are yet to come. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 6, 2016
87% UnReal: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "The second season of UnREAL... continues to work from that same multilayered template, but with even more confidence and a greater sense of ambition. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 2, 2016
42% Maya & Marty: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Unsure of how to distinguish itself as a something wholly original. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jun 2, 2016
5/5 91% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 6 "On the heels of last week's terrific episode, "Blood of My Blood" - which is also directed by Jack Bender - feels even more narratively sure-footed and beautifully realized. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 30, 2016
58% Money Monster (2016) "Even professionals sometimes take a loss, and that's what Money Monster ultimately feels like: an investment that doesn't quite pay off. " ‐ Uproxx
Posted May 27, 2016
5/5 100% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 5 ""You said you would protect me." That might be the most important sentence in "The Door," the third consecutive top-notch, propulsive episode in this very good season. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 22, 2016
0.5/4 42% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) "After paying good money to take your family to see this film, you may be dealing with some anger-management issues of your own. " ‐ Washington Post
Posted May 19, 2016
4/5 100% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 4 "During the awesome final moments of "Book of the Stranger,"... [Daenerys] announces to the Dothraki, and to those watching at home, that she is no damsel. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 16, 2016
5/5 96% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 3 "With the question of Jon Snow's revival (mostly) answered, Games of Thrones feels more liberated this week. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 9, 2016
3/5 92% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 2 ""Home" essentially suffers from the same epidemic that infected much of season five: It lays a lot of narrative groundwork without breaking much new ground. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted May 2, 2016
1/4 7% Mother's Day (2016) "When Aniston's character casually mentions Groundhog Day and Flag Day in conversation, I immediately thought to myself, "Be quiet, you, or Garry Marshall will get even more bad ideas." " ‐ Washington Post
Posted Apr 28, 2016
92% Veep: Season 5 (TV, 2016) "The election may be deadlocked, but already, Season 5 looks like a winner. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 25, 2016
4/5 94% Game of Thrones: Season 6 (TV, 2016) "This season already feels more compelling than season five. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 25, 2016
4/5 92% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 1 "In the most ovation-worthy moment of this premiere, Brienne of Tarth finally lives up to her promise to protect the Stark offspring by slicing down the soldiers poised to bring Sansa back to her dastardly husband, Ramsay Bolton. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 25, 2016
3% Nina (2016) "It's difficult to watch Nina and not compare it to What Happened, Miss Simone?... because the non-fiction version paints a more complete, nuanced portrait of a complicated woman. " ‐ Uproxx
Posted Apr 19, 2016
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