Kenny Herzog

Kenny Herzog
Kenny Herzog's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Magazine/Vulture, AV Club

TV Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 100%

Better Call Saul: Season 2 - Nailed (TV Episode)

"Best episode of the season so far."
Posted Apr 12, 2016
A 100%

White Collar: Season 3 (TV, 2011)

"What really makes this season three premiere such an engaging return to form is that it pares things down significantly from where we'd left off. "
Posted Apr 7, 2016
B 100%

White Collar: Season 5 (TV, 2013)

"It was all like something out of a silent movie, and one of those White Collar moments where you imagine the cast and crew are sharing equal childlike joy over their shenanigans. "
Posted Apr 7, 2016
3/5 100%

Better Call Saul: Season 2 - Fifi (TV Episode)

"Jimmy, not surprisingly, is bemused by [Kim's] naivet´┐Ż, but smitten enough to encourage her. It's amazing how genuine he is in his disingenuousness."
Posted Apr 5, 2016
4/5 100%

Better Call Saul: Season 2 - Inflatable (TV Episode)

"Mike made his decision years ago to be a predator rather than prey, and there's no reneging on that now. And as for Jimmy - whether Kim sees it or not - he's no less than a wolf in Saul's clothing."
Posted Mar 29, 2016
4/5 100%

Better Call Saul: Season 2 - Bali Ha'i (TV Episode)

"There are two other special guests, a pair of silent assassins whose appearance in Better Call Saul is likely to generate more enthusiasm than any villainous Breaking Bad cameo short of Gus Fring."
Posted Mar 22, 2016
4/5 92%

Better Call Saul: Season 2 - Rebecca (TV Episode)

"If "Rebecca" illuminates anything, it's that Chuck wasn't always this withdrawn."
Posted Mar 15, 2016
4/5 100%

Better Call Saul: Season 2 - Gloves Off (TV Episode)

"God, I love this show's love of numbers. This rifle reaches 1,200 meters, that ad cost $647 but generated 72 calls over the past several hours, the nearest I-40 ramp is only eight blocks away, etc. Details bring this story to life."
Posted Mar 8, 2016
3/5 100%

Better Call Saul: Season 2 - Amarillo (TV Episode)

"Season two has been a mostly slow burn so far, but it's building toward dirty deeds, severed ties, and binding new relationships that - in their own small way - all clear a path for Mike and Jimmy/Saul to one day make Walter White's acquaintance."
Posted Mar 1, 2016
4/5 100%

Better Call Saul: Season 2 - Cobbler (TV Episode)

"Kudos to Breaking Bad executive story editor Gennifer Hutchison for terrific writing."
Posted Feb 23, 2016
3/5 94%

Better Call Saul: Season 2 - Switch (TV Episode)

"Jimmy isn't quite Saul Goodman yet, and he's a long way from Gene (thank goodness), but by the end of 'Switch,' he's anyone but James A. McGill, Esq. Or at least he's trying to be."
Posted Feb 16, 2016
4/5 100%

Fargo: Season 2 - Before The Law (TV Episode)

"Two irresistible episodes in, this round of Fargo layers its established themes of fate and consequence with appealingly unanswerable questions about where our fundamental nature ends and circumstance steps in."
Posted Oct 20, 2015
4/5 100%

Fargo: Season 2 - Waiting for Dutch (TV Episode)

"It'd be hard not to wince at what's next if it weren't so much fun watching everyone fret in their knit sweaters, mulling the woes of wasted meat."
Posted Oct 13, 2015
4/5 100%

Fargo: Season 1 - Morton's Fork (TV Episode)

"Whereas Fargo the movie felt like more of a fable, its televised spawn is a sprawling, allegorical quilt. "Morton's Fork," per its titular namesake, delivers comeuppance without offering easy answers to the series' deeper concerns."
Posted Oct 9, 2015
4/5 100%

Fargo: Season 1 - A Fox, a Rabbit and a Cabbage (TV Episode)

"Billy Bob Thornton was great tonight, and almost human, especially in his scenes with Martin Freeman."
Posted Oct 9, 2015
4/5 100%

Fargo: Season 1 - The Heap (TV Episode)

""The Heap" wrapped up, tantalizingly, with an eminent reunion between Lorne and Lester, potentially setting up a coup for Bemidji's most relentless cop."
Posted Oct 9, 2015
3/5 86%

Fargo: Season 1 - Who Shaves the Barber? (TV Episode)

""Who Shaves the Barber?" exemplifies Fargo's frequent misfires with black comedy."
Posted Oct 9, 2015
3/5 86%

Fargo: Season 1 - Buridan's Ass (TV Episode)

"There's a lot of Biblical and philosophical meat to chew on by now, but I have to admit that it makes my head hurt."
Posted Oct 9, 2015
4/5 100%

Fargo: Season 1 - The Six Ungraspables (TV Episode)

"Fargo's characters are its best asset, lead by the iconic Lorne."
Posted Oct 9, 2015
4/5 100%

Fargo: Season 1 - Eating the Blame (TV Episode)

"Milos has emerged as the past pair of episodes' most compelling role player, thanks overwhelmingly to Platt's sure hand at guiding this kind of blustery-but-panic-stricken rube."
Posted Oct 9, 2015
3/5 100%

Fargo: Season 1 - A Muddy Road (TV Episode)

"Billy Bob Thornton fans who wanted more of Lorne Malvo's fiendish antics last week should have had fun watching "A Muddy Road.""
Posted Oct 9, 2015
4/5 100%

Fargo: Season 1 - The Rooster Prince (TV Episode)

"There aren't many White Russian Easter eggs to hunt for, but the episode pops with character and conversational detail, especially in the exchanges between Molly and Lester."
Posted Oct 9, 2015
3/5 100%

Fargo: Season 1 - The Crocodile's Dilemma (TV Episode)

"One hour in, Fargo the "limited drama series" gingerly distinguishes itself from Fargo the motion picture, before clearly marking its territory with a dizzying series of dubious choices and callous acts."
Posted Oct 9, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet

The Strain: Season 2 - The Assassin (TV Episode)

"Of course, it is our choice and ours alone to keep tuning in, and with a few episodes left this season, Rudyard and Quinlan (and, heck, even Coco) provide just enough incentive to continue donating one percent of the space in our DVRs."
Posted Sep 16, 2015
3/5 31%

True Detective : Season 2 - Omega Station (TV Episode)

"It wasn't always coherent, and it could be unintentionally comical, but it's hard not to walk away having received the message... that if we don't want more Vincis to take root and prosper, it is indeed time to wake up. "
Posted Aug 10, 2015
4/5 84%

True Detective : Season 2 - Black Maps and Motel Rooms (TV Episode)

"Sadly, there will absolutely be no more tomorrows for Paul Woodrugh, a character who felt sad and lonely even within the True Detective realm, but still deserved a more noble death."
Posted Aug 3, 2015

True Detective : Season 2 - Church in Ruins (TV Episode)

"We're getting closer to some version of the truth as it pertains to Caspere's killer, but the tone of this noir fantasy is increasingly, resolutely bitter."
Posted Jul 27, 2015
4/5 52%

True Detective : Season 2 - Other Lives (TV Episode)

"Everyone, in some form or other, is reckoning with the rotten stench of how institutionalized crime trickles down. "
Posted Jul 20, 2015
3/5 54%

True Detective : Season 2 - Down Will Come (TV Episode)

"Amid the carnage and the admittedly insufferable exchanges about family and masculinity between Frank and Jordan, there was some emphatic commentary in "Down Will Come.""
Posted Jul 13, 2015
4/5 71%

True Detective : Season 2 - Maybe Tomorrow (TV Episode)

"It's Purple Rose of Cairo in reverse, set in some purgatory between Chinatown and Showgirls."
Posted Jul 6, 2015

True Detective : Season 2 - Night Finds You (TV Episode)

"The most scintillating character in "Night Finds You" is SoCal itself."
Posted Jun 29, 2015

True Detective : Season 2 - The Western Book of the Dead (TV Episode)

"In True Detective executive producer Nic Pizzolatto's world of urbane crime and corruption, everyone's playing a part, making greater Los Angeles the perfect symbol and setting for their stories."
Posted Jun 22, 2015
4/5 93%

True Detective : Season 1 - Who Goes There (TV Episode)

"Executive producer and writer Nic Pizzolatto is using genre mechanics to engineer the tale of a time, place, and its inhabitants, not the other way around."
Posted Jun 18, 2015
5/5 100%

True Detective : Season 1 - The Locked Room (TV Episode)

""The Locked Room," and this also applies to True Detective through three chapters, excelled because it seemed like you're figuring out the whodunit right along with Hart and Cohle in 1995, down to every detail."
Posted Jun 16, 2015
5/5 100%

True Detective : Season 1 - The Secret Fate of All Life (TV Episode)

"In "Secret Fate of Life," the build-up results in both closure and cause for anticipation, making the episode's narrative just the right amount to absorb."
Posted Jun 10, 2015
5/5 64%

True Detective : Season 1 - Haunted Houses (TV Episode)

"As much as "Haunted Houses" can be watched through Rust's perspective, it's Maggie who wrests this story away from angry or inquisitive men."
Posted Jun 10, 2015
4/5 90%

True Detective : Season 1 - After You've Gone (TV Episode)

"For all the electricity of Rust and Marty's determination, plus the anxiety of seeing things you can't un-see, "After You've Gone" felt like a slow march to the end. "
Posted Jun 10, 2015
5/5 80%

True Detective : Season 1 - Form and Void (TV Episode)

"Watching them track down the Childresses through genuine detective work was invigorating."
Posted Jun 10, 2015
5/5 100%

True Detective : Season 1 - Seeing Things (TV Episode)

"In "Seeing Things," we get glimpses of this investigative odd couple behaving in strangely similar ways, on occasion even bonding over relative outsider status to their professional superiors or significant others."
Posted Jun 9, 2015
4/5 100%

True Detective : Season 1 - The Long Bright Dark (TV Episode)

"You get the sense that this first installment in writer-showrunner Nic Pizzolatto's eight-part anthology series has no intentions of un-muddying his two leads' dynamic."
Posted Jun 4, 2015
B No Score Yet

The Neighbors: Season 2 (TV, 2013)

"Hopefully, they don't lose confidence in what made The Neighbors so winning even before answering its detractors: a commitment to crafting a classically wholesome, slightly off sitcom that's charmingly dated yet slyly progressive. "
Posted Sep 23, 2013
B- No Score Yet

Californication: Season 6 (TV, 2013)

"At times, "The Unforgiven" feels desperate to reintroduce its cast by amplifying their cartoonish qualities, perhaps to offset Hank's fairly one-dimensional malaise throughout."
Posted Jan 13, 2013
A- 100%

White Collar: Season 4 (TV, 2012)

"The show's tipping point into regular excellence hinges on the calculated lustiness of its leading man, and the organically nurtured chemistry between Bomer and DeKay."
Posted Jul 10, 2012
B- No Score Yet

Californication: Season 5 (TV, 2012)

"That's the great pleasure of Californication. It's never stayed grounded for very long, even within single exchanges or encounters, let alone entire episodes. "
Posted Jan 8, 2012
B+ 84%

Beavis and Butt-Head: Season 8

"The show is still finding profundity through stupidity, and that's something primetime television sorely needs."
Posted Oct 27, 2011
B- 78%

Californication: Season 4 (TV, 2011)

"While this series' destination and journey might not aspire to high levels of sophistication, this season does feel as if it's hurtling toward something of consequence, which is more than a certain serial-killing Showtime hit can say for itself of late."
Posted Jan 9, 2011