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Kathryn VanArendonk

Kathryn VanArendonk
Kathryn VanArendonk's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Magazine/Vulture

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
38% Murphy Brown: Season 11 (TV, 2018) I will take my public disavowals of attacks on journalism where I can get them, even when they're flawed, and even when they feel like a cathartic excuse to rail against what's essentially a cardboard cut-out of a real person. ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
No Score Yet Keeping Up With the Kardashians: Season 12 (TV, 2016) That scene with Kourtney, for instance, has the unmistakable ringing truth of a person who is actually being made fun of by her mother for eating a Pop-Tart.‐ Slate
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
40% Norm Macdonald Has a Show: Season 1 (TV, 2018) For fans of Macdonald's comedy, this will feel right in his wheelhouse. But it's hard to get away from the sense that Macdonald doesn't particularly care, and that he is its only intended audience.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
35% New Amsterdam: Season 1 (TV, 2018) New Amsterdam makes it clear this isn't just going to be a regular medical drama. This is going to be a very, very dumb medical drama.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
55% Last Man Standing: Season 7 (TV, 2018) Last Man Standing has chosen to make a swerve toward vulnerability and self-knowledge... It makes me hope the series has the potential to be more dynamic and thoughtful than I'd given it credit for.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
90% You: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) You may not be great. It may at times even be bad... But it is undeniably magnetic.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
86% The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Season 1 (TV, 1990-1991) Young Will Smith is funny and adorable.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
74% Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan: Season 1 (TV, 2018) If Jack Ryan is the white male superhero we must rely on to save the world, it'd be nice to know him a little better. It'd be nice to spend less time stuck inside his inescapable dread.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
88% Will & Grace: Season 9 (TV, 2017) The simple reality of the premise - a Will & Grace episode that takes the Oval Office for its backdrop - is the most radical joke of the entire half-hour.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
84% The Innocents: Season 1 (TV, 2018) The show is at its best when it does very sincere, persuasively performed versions of familiar genre themes. ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
91% Ordeal by Innocence: Miniseries (TV, 2018) It's all there, even if it feels sleek enough to slide away. Until, at least, it wallops you with a vicious, surprising ending.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
91% Trial & Error: Lady, Killer (TV, 2018) Trial & Error just keeps spinning itself faster and faster into dizzy, delightful mayhem, with no collapse on the horizon.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
82% Orange Is the New Black: Season 6 (TV, 2018) Orange Is the New Black remains a worthwhile series... But the show's commitment to telling all of its stories has become wildly overgrown, like a tree desperately in need of pruning.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
78% The Fourth Estate: Season 1 (TV, 2018) Through a toolbox of familiar but remarkably effective documentary devices, The Fourth Estate is fantastic at giving its audience the same sense of adrenaline that pumps through the Times newsrooms, the sense of anxiety and breathlessness...‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2018
27% Arrested Development: Season 4 Remix: Fateful Consequences (TV, 2018) It's really hard to go back to something that's been gone a long time and make it feel fresh and original. Arrested Development season four doesn't pull it off, in any iteration.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
100% Babylon Berlin: Season 1 (TV, 2017) Part noir, part spy thriller, part historical portrait, Babylon Berlin's characters are striking enough that you're happy to follow along, even when you're not super clear on what exactly is happening.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
97% Queer Eye: Season 1 (TV, 2018) What makes Queer Eye so appealing and so frustrating are its attempts to stuff the wide world of masculinity into an hour-long makeover show. I‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
3/5 59% Rise: Season 1 (TV, 2017) Welcome to NBC's Rise, a new series that suffers from some very significant pilot-itis.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
100% One Day at a Time: Season 2 (TV, 2018) [Rita] Moreno's Lydia is a marvel of comedic timing and dramatic flair, and she walks away with every scene she's in. It's almost unfair to Justina Machado, whose performance as Lydia's daughter is also astoundingly great.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
4/5 95% UnReal: Season 3 (TV, 2018) One last point on this new season: I do enjoy how much its commentary on reviving Everlasting works as meta-commentary on UnREAL itself.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2018
99% Alias Grace: Miniseries (TV, 2017) Alias Grace is a remarkable story. ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
4/5 91% The Crown: Season 2 (TV, 2017) All in all, I am so glad to be back in the world of The Crown, even though I'm afraid the episodes will still be too long and I'm gathering my strength to spend the next nine hours yelling at Philip.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
98% American Vandal: Season 1 (TV, 2017) American Vandal has a wildly variable tone that feels truer to the drastic, giddy emotional swings of teenhood, and especially by the end of the series, it rubs dizzy absurdity right up against intense, long-simmering pain.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
97% Mindhunter: Season 1 (TV, 2017) It is a disturbing premise about a disturbing topic. Mindhunter capitalizes on all the skin-crawling discomfort of it. ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
4/5 100% Jane the Virgin: Season 4 (TV, 2017-2018) When Jane the Virgin focuses on issues of money and class and privilege, it is unbeatable. ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2017
100% Planet Earth II: Miniseries (TV, 2017) It's gorgeous to look at, and you sit there in awe, marveling at how, exactly, those images can even exist. But it's more than just eye candy: The show's relationship with time gives viewers emotional stakes.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
5/5 100% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 4 (TV, 2017) Halt and Catch Fire's vision of life is not about some false construction of an end point, though. For this series, recursion is what a real hero's journey looks like: It's the process of coming to an end and then figuring out what comes next.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2017
4/5 89% Transparent: Season 4 (TV, 2017) This is the Transparent I love, even when it's dysfunctional chaos.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
67% The Fall: Season 3 (TV, 2016) When it's firing on all cylinders, though, the third season of The Fall is an unusually meditative, self-possessed piece of television, one that actually earns the "psychological thriller" title.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
5/5 100% Jane the Virgin: Season 2 (TV, 2015-2016) Happily, this first episode of season two makes several wise choices.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2015