Jesse Carp

Jesse Carp
Jesse Carp's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): CinemaBlend
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T-Meter Title | Year
96% Game of Thrones: Season 2 - A Man Without Honor (TV Episode) A Man Without Honor felt much more organic with all its seeds long planted and set a new standard for excellence in the second season and entire series. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
96% Game of Thrones: Season 2 - The Ghost of Harrenhal (TV Episode) A satisfactory episode if not entirely satisfying after the jaw dropper that preceded it, "The Ghost of Harrenhal" perhaps moved too fast and too much for its own good. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
64% Banshee: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2016) Ball is famous for exploring the darker side of the American psyche with a large helping of humor, sex and violence and Banshee's pilot follows suit, delivering a thoroughly enjoyable entrance into the series. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
67% Wilfred: Season 2 (TV, 2011-2014) I can't think of another comedy that uses form and style as heavily or effectively as Wilfred so saying the show is cinematic is an understatement. It's Lynchian. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
94% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Season 1 (TV, 2014) Last Week Tonight should be mandatory viewing. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
89% Boardwalk Empire: Season 5 (TV, 2010-2014) The current season had some missteps, but the bootlegging drama's finale packed a satisfying emotional punch, not to mention a few surprises. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
98% Boardwalk Empire: Season 4 (TV, 2010-2014) Now that a depressing mood has been set with the authentic period piece, it's time to discuss the sensational season of Boardwalk Empire and its firmly stuck landing... - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
89% Boardwalk Empire: Season 3 (TV, 2010-2014) The stacks of bodies that continued to pile up surely kept those hoping for a blood soaked finish to Season 3 of Boardwalk Empire more than satisfied. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
100% Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 2 (TV, 2000-2017) Those so-called growing pains were nonexistent for Curb Your Enthusiasm, partly because we were already well versed in its style, tone and characterization thanks to Larry David's influence on Seinfeld. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
88% Arrested Development: Season 4 - Off the Hook (TV Episode) I may have done a spit-take. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
57% Arrested Development: Season 4 - Queen B (TV Episode) That's right, the Bluths are finally growing as people. Even at Gangy's age. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
88% Arrested Development: Season 4 - A New Start (TV Episode) And, after two hours of set-ups, we finally get to the aptly titled "A New Start," the first truly brilliant chapter of the new batch. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
3.5/5 100% Portlandia: Season 2 (TV, 2011-2018) Before expanding on the surprisingly awesome, albeit few, special features, it's worth noting some of the excellent individual sketches and awesome guest spots littered throughout Portlandia Season 2. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
92% The Office (UK): Christmas Special (TV, 2001-2003) The Christmas Special was one of the most depressing comedies I have ever watched. David Brent (Gervais) gets his happy ending but only after being put through the wringer for over an hour. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
98% Hannibal: Season 3 (TV, 2013-2015) The best TV show of last year is finally back for Season 3 and, judging by the first three installments, it hasn't lost a step. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2015
4.5/5 83% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - The Dance of Dragons (TV Episode) The fifth season's second to last installment may not have packed quite the emotional gut-punch of "The Rains of Castamere," or the immense spectacle of "The Watchers on the Wall," but its potent mix of the two yielded sensational results. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2015
5/5 100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Hardhome (TV Episode) Everything about the final sequence was stunning. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2015
4/5 83% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - The Gift (TV Episode) "The Gift" was significantly better thanks to two really terrific threads and only a brief stop in Dorne. - Filmcritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2015
83% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - The Gift (TV Episode) What a great way to end the episode, and one oddly reminiscent of The Godfather. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2015
3.5/5 54% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken (TV Episode) Before "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken," viewers were already treated to one wedding (as well as last week's proposal) but it didn't live up to Game of Thrones' usual nuptial nastiness. The same can't be said about Sansa and Ramsay's. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2015
5/5 96% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Kill the Boy (TV Episode) That was a terrific episode of Game of Thrones. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2015
96% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Sons of the Harpy (TV Episode) "The Sons of the Harpy" is one of the most streamlined installments of the HBO fantasy series ever and the results prove that perhaps less is more. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2015
4/5 100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - High Sparrow (TV Episode) Jon is having a great season so far as he becomes more and more his father's son. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2015
4.5/5 96% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - The House of Black and White (TV Episode) Man, I love Jon. I guess I'm a sucker for honor. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2015
4/5 96% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - The Wars to Come (TV Episode) [Dinklage]'s always a standout amongst standouts. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2015
4/5 81% Man Seeking Woman: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2017) Man Seeking Woman is not just inventive and surreal but absolutely hilarious. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2015
4/5 92% Fresh Off the Boat: Season 1 (TV, 2015) As with most sitcoms, a lot of the success is in the casting and Fresh Off The Boat does a phenomenal job with the Huang family, as well as the supporting characters. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2015
1/5 23% The Mysteries of Laura: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2016) Oy. The awful jokes and atrocious "wannabe screwball comedy" dialogue made me wish The Mysteries of Laura was a sitcom instead of a totally tone-deaf hour-long procedural. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2014
5/5 84% The Last Man on Earth: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2018) The comedy is truly singular; it's an incredibly funny and, to be frank, kind-of tragic series. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2015
3/5 57% Selfie: Season 1 (TV, 2014) Suddenly, I was engaged with the sitcom and wondering if I somehow misjudged the first ten minutes.Then one of the characters said something incredibly cringe-worthy and it was back to square one. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2014
1.5/5 34% CSI: Cyber: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) The worst part of CSI: Cyber might be the disconnect between its absolutely stale presentation and the supposed cutting edge subject matter. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2015
2.5/5 17% Mulaney: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) The main problem for any throwback is to avoid feeling dated, and Mulaney suffers by not adding a new spin on the old formula. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2014
3.5/5 100% Arrow: Season 3 - This Is Your Sword (TV Episode) The rest of the action in the flashbacks was considerably better than it has been with Oliver and Maseo going on a rampage to find a cure. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2015
4/5 93% The Flash: Season 1 (TV, 2014) [Grant] Gustin is charming as Barry, showing that he can play the sheepish nerd and avenging hero. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2014
3.5/5 76% Gotham: Season 1 (TV, 2014) The one thing that I am absolutely not torn on is how great Gotham looks. It pops and glows and smokes. It's like a comic-book come to life. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2014
2.5/5 79% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) Even the 'lost in translation' laughs are not original, with the culture clash jokes retreading well-worn territory. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2014
4/5 100% Wilfred: Season 4 (TV, 2011-2014) Wood and Gann remain an absolute joy to watch as well with their chemistry providing the backbone for the FX series. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2014
3.5/5 72% Constantine: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) Most importantly, they got the tone right. Marshall managed to create a creepy yet cheeky atmosphere, walking the fine line that is 'fun horror' as well as leaving a terrific template for the other directors to follow. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2014
3/5 61% Crisis: Season 1 (TV, 2014) NBC's midseason release seems like the perfect mainstream alternative to the night's otherwise prestige programming. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2014
5/5 98% Hannibal: Season 2 (TV, 2013-2015) Everything ultimately boils down to Bryan Fuller's brilliant vision filled with luscious production design and beautifully macabre dreamscapes. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2014
3/5 90% Looking: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) [It] doesn't have a unique voice like Dunham's divisive multiple award winner. For lack of a better word, it's kind of milquetoast. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2014
4/5 87% True Detective : Season 1 (TV, 2014) I can't say how that rare feat will turn out in the end but "The Long Bright Dark" was compelling piece of hard boiled fiction. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2014
4/5 84% House of Cards: Season 2 (TV, 2013-2018) If you loved the first season of House of Cards, you'll likely love the second. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2014
94% Game of Thrones: Season 4 - The Watchers on the Wall (TV Episode) It is a risk to devote an entire episode to one location, especially on a series known for its sprawling, continent crossing narrative and equally large ensemble. For the most part, the risk paid off, as many of Dan Weiss and David Benioff's tend to do. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2015
96% Game of Thrones: Season 4 - The Mountain and the Viper (TV Episode) Let's talk about [how] wonderful the scene between Tyrion and Jaime with Peter Dinklage once again nailing the monologue before the brother's brisk but emotional goodbye. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2015
100% Game of Thrones: Season 4 - Mockingbird (TV Episode) [This] was one of the more emotional installments... in recent memory. Despite an unnecessary location (or two), "Mockingbird" proved to be yet another stellar week, largely thanks to Peter Dinklage's amazing work with his three potential champions. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2015
96% Game of Thrones: Season 4 - The Laws of Gods and Men (TV Episode) [There's] less cutting back and forth between locations in favor of letting the action occur unbroken, but they were even more apparent last night as events in (only) four different places played out in succession... - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2015
98% Game of Thrones: Season 4 - First of His Name (TV Episode) The "First of His Name," another sensational installment of HBO's Game of Thrones. Season 4 has been excellent so far with changes to the show's weekly structure really paying off. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
96% Game of Thrones: Season 4 - Oathkeeper (TV Episode) Each of the four episodes so far contained scenes that left audiences buzzing and you can add the end of "Oathkeeper" to that list. Quite the finish to a slow but solid installment. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
96% Game of Thrones: Season 4 - Breaker of Chains (TV Episode) The third episode was another well-crafted, and very difficult, installment that not only picked up all the pieces of the 'Purple Wedding' but seamlessly wove the other locations into the fold. - CinemaBlend EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015