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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
75% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Beware the Green-Eyed Monster (TV Episode) In spite of its predictability, "Beware the Green-Eyed Monster" was a thrill, leaving the audience eagerly waiting for the new episodes in January to debut.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
85% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: The Executioner (TV Episode) The "Gotham" writers satisfyingly put an end to Captain Barnes' increasing insanity, and delved more into Ivy's drastic growth spurt. ‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
58% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Blood Rush (TV Episode) Groan. This is why people don't like puns. Leave that garbage in the past with Schwarzenegger flicks and "CSI: Miami" episodes.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
86% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Anything for You (TV Episode) Since "Gotham" is never a show to leave you feeling warm and fuzzy, "Anything for You" dished out cold-blooded acts of betrayal. Problem is, these double-, triple- and quadruple-crosses were predictable and messy. ‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
90% Gotham: Season 2 - Wrath of the Villains: Azrael (TV Episode) "Azrael" sets up the remaining episodes of Season 2 of Gotham nicely by reviving old grudges and giving them a new identity. ‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
91% Gotham: Season 2 - Wrath of the Villains: Pinewood (TV Episode) I'm glad that the writers built Dr. Strange and his horrifying scientific experiments in the background narrative so this revelation wasn't out of left field.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
82% Gotham: Season 2 - Wrath of the Villains: Into the Woods (TV Episode) All the tension between Jim and Ed, methodically built up by the writers over the past season and a half, paid off into one satisfying ending.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
65% Gotham: Season 1 - Under the Knife (TV Episode) I liked how "Under the Knife" discussed how people create alter egos to protect themselves. It plays into the Batman mythos masterfully.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
55% Gotham: Season 1 - Beasts of Prey (TV Episode) Fish has lived up to her promise in "Beasts of Prey." She's not just a firecracker; she's the Fourth of July. And what a show!‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
79% Gotham: Season 1 - The Fearsome Dr. Crane (TV Episode) What an agonizingly good episode. ‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
67% Gotham: Season 1 - Welcome Back, Jim Gordon (TV Episode) It all comes together like a neatly wrapped "Law & Order" package - until the final scene, in a dark, damp alley... That scene was a brilliant ending to a great episode.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
73% Gotham: Season 1 - Lovecraft (TV Episode) It's everything you could want from a midseason finale.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
54% Gotham: Season 1 - Harvey Dent (TV Episode) "Harvey Dent" does a better job setting up the titular villain for the monster he'll become than the good guy he is now.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
68% Gotham: Season 1 - The Mask (TV Episode) Jim is too repressed and clean cut. Relating to a character like that takes patience. Patience I'm slowly starting to lose.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
88% Gotham: Season 1 - Penguin's Umbrella (TV Episode) More Penguin, please! The last time I was in awe of a Batman super villain like this was Heath Ledger's Joker in "The Dark Knight."‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
92% The Deuce: Season 1 - My Name Is Ruby (TV Episode) Never watch a David Simon show expecting a happy ending. But if you want compelling characters with an engrossing storyline, "The Deuce" is the show to watch.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
100% The Deuce: Season 1 - Au Reservoir (TV Episode) "Au Reservoir" is a powerful and enthralling episode... ‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
100% The Deuce: Season 1 - Why Me? (TV Episode) This week on "The Deuce," it's a triumphant day... ‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
93% The Deuce: Season 1 - What Kind of Bad? (TV Episode) ... a shocking and well-crafted episode that reveals the very real risks and downsides of the life of a sex worker.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
92% The Deuce: Season 1 - I See Money (TV Episode) "I See Money" is the most honest and poignant episode of "The Deuce" yet.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
93% The Deuce: Season 1 - The Principle Is All (TV Episode) Simon's criticism of capitalism - and hypocrisy of social mores in general - is his trademark, and he does it phenomenally.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2017
93% The Deuce: Season 1 - Show and Prove (TV Episode) "The Deuce" successfully captures the capitalistic foundation of prostitution and how critical it is that these women bring home money in order to stay successful.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
94% Stranger Things: Season 2 (TV, 2017) At times, and in this scene in particular, it's an homage to another '80s-themed show and cult classic, Freaks and Geeks, where they assure their viewers that it's OK not to fit in, and flat out say that the cool kids are missing out. ‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2017
92% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: The Gentle Art of Making Enemies (TV Episode) Having a winter fragment of episodes was a terrible idea. Yes, it was explosive, and yes, it got viewers excited to see Jerome rejoin Gotham's rogue gallery, but ending it after three episodes is a surefire way to lose momentum.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
100% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Smile Like You Mean It (TV Episode) "Mad City: Smile Like You Mean It" was one of the best Gotham episodes aired recently.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
75% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Ghosts (TV Episode) Minor plot holes and repetitive themes aside, "Mad City: Ghosts" was an entertaining start to the second half of Gotham Season 3.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2017
69% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Red Queen (TV Episode) This season has done a gripping job comparing Gotham to the depraved and topsy-turvy Wonderland. Both are filled with outlandish and evil characters, but Gotham has a darker side.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
92% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Follow the White Rabbit (TV Episode) Gotham works best when it simplifies episodes and doesn't have a dozen, frenzied storylines. It's even better when those fewer, strong stories are unified in a common theme.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2016
92% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: New Day Rising (TV Episode) Even the jokes at the expense of the presidential candidates couldn't lighten heavy subject matters such as suicide and incest in "Mad City: New Day Rising." (Yeah, it's one of those episodes. Oof.)‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2016
93% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Look Into My Eyes (TV Episode) Political ambitions aside, "Mad City: Look Into My Eyes" dredges into the misery that is Jim Gordon's love life - and life in general - while introducing a new villain into the mix.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2016
69% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Burn the Witch (TV Episode) In [Burn the Witch] Gotham writers skillfully show Dr. Strange and Fish's feeling of parental pride in their aforementioned creations, while contrasting this against the chaos and destruction from Penguin's riots against the Indian Hill inmates.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2016
92% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Better to Reign in Hell... (TV Episode) Gotham's still a mess, just as we left it at the end of Season 2.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2016
64% Gotham: Season 2 - Wrath of the Villains: Transference (TV Episode) "Transference" was a far superior ending to the season than last year's finale.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted May 24, 2016
73% Gotham: Season 2 - Wrath of the Villains: A Legion of Horribles (TV Episode) "Legion of Horribles" is a big episode. Bruce finally faces Dr. Strange, the supposed man behind his parents' murder. Or is there someone even more maniacal above him?‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted May 17, 2016
91% Gotham: Season 2 - Wrath of the Villains: Prisoners (TV Episode) In spite of all the schmaltziness, the episode wraps up nicely with the sun rising over Gotham's skyline. It echoed Elijah's optimistic advice to Penguin: 'The sun will come up tomorrow.'‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2016
92% Gotham: Season 2 - Wrath of the Villains: Mad Grey Dawn (TV Episode) The writers have done an excellent job again drawing parallels between Jim and Bruce. Just as Bruce has immersed himself in Gotham's criminal underworld, Jim has completely surrounded himself with convictions.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2016
91% Gotham: Season 2 - Wrath of the Villains: This Ball of Mud and Meanness (TV Episode) Bruce has lost his mind, and Gotham has never been better.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2016
100% Gotham: Season 2 - Wrath of the Villains: Mr. Freeze (TV Episode) Then we're treated to one of the best scenes this season: the reanimation of the smug pharmacist. The startled reactions from everyone from Ed Nygma to Mr. Freeze were priceless.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
71% Gotham: Season 2 - Rise of the Villains: Worse Than a Crime (TV Episode) The midseason finale of Gotham wrapped up neatly, and tied up any loose ends with a nice bow.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2015
80% Gotham: Season 2 - Rise of the Villains: The Son of Gotham (TV Episode) "The Son of Gotham" had everything that makes a great Gotham"episode: Creepy villains wreaking havoc, Bruce and Selina working together and Jim kicking serious ass. Best of all, it sets up next week's fall finale with so much suspense.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2015
63% Gotham: Season 2 - Rise of the Villains: A Bitter Pill to Swallow (TV Episode) It's the first time Gotham has explored this facet of Jim, and I'm glad the series dedicated a full episode to it.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2015
63% Gotham: Season 2 - Rise of the Villains: Tonight's the Night (TV Episode) The narrative is as bumpy as Jim and Harvey's car ride with Barbara, with head-scratching moments and all-too-predictable plot turns.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2015
63% Gotham: Season 2 - Rise of the Villains: Mommy's Little Monster (TV Episode) Well, that's one character I'm not sad got killed off.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2015
78% Gotham: Season 2 - Rise of the Villains: By Fire (TV Episode) As unsatisfying as the second season has been, Monday's episode, "By Fire" was a captivating build-up for the Penguin and Gallavan showdown and the rise of the Riddler. More episodes like this, and it will soon be fun to watch again.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2015
59% Gotham: Season 2 - Rise of the Villains: Scarification (TV Episode) The Galavan versus Wayne grudge is petty and boring.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2015
61% Gotham: Season 2 - Rise of the Villains: Strike Force (TV Episode) Another twist, another turn, but there are no dead ends in this episode, "Strike Force."‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2015
72% Gotham: Season 2 - Rise of the Villains: The Last Laugh (TV Episode) I love how protective Harvey is of Jim when he visits Penguin.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2015
89% Gotham: Season 2 - Rise of the Villains: Knock, Knock (TV Episode) As much as I love The Dark Knight tribute, I was glad to see Jerome find his own voice as the Joker, or at least the abstract Joker.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2015
82% Gotham: Season 2 - Rise of the Villains: Damned If You Do... (TV Episode) Dear Lord, that's a lot to process in one episode, and in the season premiere, no less!... Gotham's biggest flaw is rushing the storyline.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2015
57% Gotham: Season 1 - All Happy Families Are Alike (TV Episode) "All Happy Families Are Alike" had some hits, some misses, but overall, it had a lot of flash that made for an enthralling end to the season.‐ Baltimore Sun
Read More | Posted May 5, 2015