Kyle Fowle TV Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Kyle Fowle

Kyle Fowle
Kyle Fowle's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Entertainment Weekly, AV Club, Paste Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
90% Gotham: Season 3 - Heroes Rise: Heavydirtysoul (TV Episode) Using the Tetch virus as a storytelling tool is a smart choice, as it gives the finale a sense of urgency.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
86% Gotham: Season 3 - Heroes Rise: Destiny Calling (TV Episode) The first part of the season finale boasts a pretty great cold open... It's wonderfully ridiculous.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
80% Gotham: Season 3 - Heroes Rise: All Will Be Judged (TV Episode) Bringing Penguin and Nygma back together, no matter what their dynamic looks like, is a choice that brings a necessary levity to the show.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
78% Gotham: Season 3 - Heroes Rise: Light the Wick (TV Episode) It's really a shame to see the Lee Thompkins character reduced to nothing more than a madwoman in the back half of this season. There used to be layers there, but now there's just exaggerated emotional freakouts.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
90% Gotham: Season 3 - Heroes Rise: The Primal Riddle (TV Episode) The search for The Riddler here provides a clear structure that keeps the episode from feeling sluggish or listless.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
70% Gotham: Season 3 - Heroes Rise: These Delicate and Dark Obsessions (TV Episode) Gotham has always struggled to make Gordon's storylines compelling, and this nonsense with Uncle Frank is just the latest example. It's a mess of convoluted storytelling...‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
92% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: The Gentle Art of Making Enemies (TV Episode) I'm happy to report that the chaos promised in last week's stirring final shot is in full form in Gotham's winter finale.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
100% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Smile Like You Mean It (TV Episode) This is the best episode of Gotham this season by far, and I think a large part of that is due to the fact that the Jim/Lee drama is relegated to the backseat.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
75% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Ghosts (TV Episode) Victor Zsasz is such a welcome presence on this show. Anthony Carrigan's performance is a near-perfect balance of menacing and charming.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
75% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Beware the Green-Eyed Monster (TV Episode) The way most of Jim's chase and investigation of Mario played out was predictable and dull, but the climax was a lot of fun. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
91% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Time Bomb (TV Episode) Never change, Barbara. You're perfect.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
85% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: The Executioner (TV Episode) Isabella's demise feels rushed, a predictable and dull way to complicate what was otherwise a loving, productive relationship between Cobblepot and Nygma, while failing to provide any new insight into the characters.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
58% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Blood Rush (TV Episode) Goes from somewhat inspired to insipid real fast. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
69% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Red Queen (TV Episode) I've said this before, but I'll say it again: it's really hard to buy into the supposed consequences of these stories each season when Gotham has a tendency to go through villains like napkins at a BBQ joint.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
92% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Follow the White Rabbit (TV Episode) There are two intertwined things that "Follow The White Rabbit" gets right: pacing and structure. More than any other episode this season, the cat-and-mouse game between Jervis Tetch and Jim Gordon moves along at a solid clip‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
86% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Anything for You (TV Episode) Barbara is a great character now. Laughing at villains getting punched in the face and swirling martinis while forming a badass team with Tabitha on the side? I'm all in.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
92% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: New Day Rising (TV Episode) Somehow Gotham has managed to construct a legitimately charming relationship between two outsized villains. I care about them more than any other characters on the show. That's insane.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
93% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Look Into My Eyes (TV Episode) I'm always down for a good "criminal uses the system to his benefit" storyline, so consider me intrigued, at least for now.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
B+ No Score Yet Blindspot: Season 3 (TV, 2017-2018) The Blindspot season premiere may have started out by providing necessary answers, but it ends with a flurry of questions. Welcome back you ludicrous, ridiculously fun show.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
A 100% Billions: Season 3 - Elmsley Count (TV Episode) The entirety of "Elmsley Count" is astonishingly propulsive. From the get-go, the episode puts the pedal to the floor and doesn't let up.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
B 86% Billions: Season 3 - Kompenso (TV Episode) Do you know why Billions is such a great show? There's a ton of reasons, but one of them is the show's ability to swing between ridiculous and tense in a matter of moments.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
A- 100% Billions: Season 3 - Redemption (TV Episode) The stakes are piling up, new villains have emerged, and the show is once again finding another gear. The endgame is in sight, and it's a hell of a lot of fun to watch.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
A- 86% Billions: Season 3 - Icebreaker (TV Episode) "Icebreaker" is packed to the brim with important, weighty decisions that all boil down to that question of killing or being killed.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
A- 83% Billions: Season 3 - All the Wilburys (TV Episode) ...a stunning, powerful close to an episode that goes hard out of the gate and never lets up.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
B 90% Patrick Melrose: Miniseries (TV, 2018) Cumberbatch is great as Patrick Melrose, a role he specifically sought out. His tall, lanky frame is perfect for "Bad News," an episode that relies on the occupying of or shrinking from physical space to convey its message.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
A- 100% Billions: Season 2 - Ball in Hand (TV Episode) Much like last season's finale, "Ball in Hand" pits Axe against Chuck, with an outcome that could change things for both men forever.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
A- 86% Billions: Season 2 - Golden Frog Time (TV Episode) Billions pulls a neat trick and shows us how, through all of this, Chuck is the true winner. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
A- 86% Billions: Season 2 - With or Without You (TV Episode) One of the best episodes of this season, pulsing with tension and the kind of urgency that pushes Damian Lewis to a stellar performance.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
B- 86% Billions: Season 2 - Sic Transit Imperium (TV Episode) After a few weeks of delivering tense, beautifully paced episodes, Billions finally stumbles a bit this week with "Sic Transit Imperium." ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
B- 100% Billions: Season 2 - Risk Management (TV Episode) It's not the most thrilling premiere, and the first half is especially bogged down by the necessities of checking in with all of the show's major players...the episode really picks up in its second half. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
B 100% Billions: Season 2 - Victory Lap (TV Episode) "Victory Lap" is a little different in that it does take some time to consider how "the game" affects those who aren't playing and who aren't even aware that their livelihoods are wrapped up in the selfish whims of powerful people.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
C+ 86% Billions: Season 2 - The Oath (TV Episode) "The Oath" is a bit of a strange episode when it comes to parsing out the details of the NFL deal and how it ties in with everything...Here's hoping that by next week, Billions is back to the chaotic pace that's defined some of the show's best episodes.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
B 86% Billions: Season 2 - Optimal Play (TV Episode) In fact, it's a nice change of pace to see Billions focused largely on a single set piece. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
B- 100% Billions: Season 2 - Dead Cat Bounce (TV Episode) While Billions does a good job of working Taylor into the story, immediately establishing the importance of another character, Wendy gets a bit of a bum deal in this episode.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
B+ 86% Billions: Season 2 - The Kingmaker (TV Episode) As Billions gets closer to the end of its second season, two narrative threads are slowly unraveling.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
A- 100% Billions: Season 2 - Indian Four (TV Episode) In one of the episode's more compelling sequences, Chuck tells Bryan to channel his fury toward the case, chastising him for being distracted by Chuck's own issues. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
A 86% Billions: Season 2 - Currency (TV Episode) Thankfully, "Currency" is a shift in the opposite direction, a stirring, exciting episode like no other this season so far.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
A 83% Billions: Season 3 - The Third Ortolan (TV Episode) The writing is incredibly tight, even when compared to the high standard Billions sets, to the point that there's little room to breathe in each scene.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
B- 75% Billions: Season 3 - Not You, Mr. Dake (TV Episode) The episode takes a storytelling approach familiar to Billions, jumping around in time, using the disjointed narrative as a way to create tension and unpredictability. It works really well most of the time, and yet feels unnecessarily convoluted here.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
B+ 100% Billions: Season 3 - Hell of a Ride (TV Episode) Billions knows how to use time jumps and flashbacks better than most shows.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
B 100% Billions: Season 3 - A Generation Too Late (TV Episode) The scenes where Taylor and Wags interview their candidates are some of the best of the episode.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
B 100% Billions: Season 3 - Tie Goes to the Runner (TV Episode) The season 3 premiere, Tie Goes to the Runner, is a welcome affirmation that Billions isn't slowing down any time soon.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
B 100% Billions: Season 3 - Flaw in the Death Star (TV Episode) There's a lot of other storylines swirling around, too. It's difficult to tell what will become of them, and because of that there's a good chunk of "Fault in the Death Star" that feels like setup for events later on.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
A- 86% Billions: Season 3 - The Wrong Maria Gonzalez (TV Episode) After a fun but rather familiar premiere, "The Wrong Maria Gonzalez" sees season 3 shifting into another gear. Welcome back, Billions.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
A- 100% The 100: Season 5 (TV, 2018) It's a bold choice, but one that's bolstered by the cleansing nature of last season's finale.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
A 90% Black Lightning: Season 1 - Shadow of Death: The Book of War (TV Episode) It's Black Lightning underlining what's been there all along, which is that Jefferson's powers aren't just life-changing, they're life-saving, not just for him but for his community, and for black bodies.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
B- 89% Black Lightning: Season 1 - The Resurrection and the Light: The Book of Pain (TV Episode) The most frustrating part of this episode is Jenn's arc, a storyline that's indicative of the larger problems with "The Resurrection And The Light" ... Unfortunately, it's one of only two true missteps this season.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
A- 100% Black Lightning: Season 1 - Black Jesus: The Book of Crucifixion (TV Episode) "Black Jesus: The Book Of Crucifixion" pivots its focus, showing that no matter how big the superhero may be, he's still beholden to the bias and limitations placed upon the man underneath the mask.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
B+ 100% Black Lightning: Season 1 - Sins of the Father: The Book of Redemption (TV Episode) "Sins Of The Father: The Book Of Redemption" in particular, and Black Lightning more generally, is all about how history not only informs the present in a concrete way, but also our perspective on what that present means.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
A- 89% Black Lightning: Season 1 - The Book of Little Black Lies (TV Episode) It's a testament to Black Lightning's storytelling that such a familiar superhero story-the feeling of betrayal after the realization that your family has been lying about their superhero identities- feels complex and compelling.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018