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John Crace

John Crace
John Crace'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
87% Peaky Blinders: Season 1 (TV, 2013) Undeniably entertaining, though more as a soap romp than a drama; I didn't feel quite as involved with the gun heist from the Birmingham Small Arms factory and the warring gangs as I think I was meant to be. ‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
100% The Great British Baking Show: Season 2 (TV, 2015) GBBO is basically much the same format as X Factor. A bit fluffier, but no more real. Which is perfectly OK, so long as no one is trying to claim otherwise.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
50% Episodes (US): Season 3 (TV, 2014) The key faultline is that Episodes has written itself into a cul-de-sac. There's nothing left to it apart from a series of relationships and most of the interesting things that can happen have already happened.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 29, 2014
89% Masters of Sex: Season 1 (TV, 2013) Certainly there was much to love about a drama that chronicles one of the turning points of the sexual revolution; not least the dialogue.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2013
67% The Big C: Hereafter (TV, 2013) It's just that - and I feel bad about saying this - there's no place left for the show to go, now it's in its fourth series. The characters are all played out.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2013
60% Whitechapel: Season 2 (TV, 2010) There's a fine line between a script that makes you work hard to follow what's going on and one where you very quickly stop bothering as you've long since ceased to care. Whitechapel more often than not steps on the wrong side.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2013
95% Boardwalk Empire: Season 1 (TV, 2010) There was something rather lifeless about it, as if the show was trying just that bit too hard to tick all the boxes.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2014
53% Life's Too Short: Season 1 (TV, 2011) The problem with this new series is not that it's offensive; it's that it's just not very funny.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2012
80% 30 Rock: Season 5 (TV, 2010-2011) 30 Rock 30 Rock has a cult following and is back for its fifth season, so it's presumably doing quite a lot right. But it leaves me cold.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2010
74% Alphas: Season 1 (TV, 2011) Alphas is a cut above the usual sci-fi tosh.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2011
88% Luther: Season 3 (TV, 2013) There's precious little good TV through the summer months and this is worth staying in for.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2013
91% Luther: Season 1 (TV, 2010) Once you've got past its annoying "take me seriously" tics, Luther is pure, escapist TV drama.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2010
85% House of Cards: Season 1 (TV, 2013) House of Cards is as entertaining a vision as any of how most politicians would like to play politics if they thought they could get away with it.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2013