Lacy Baugher

Lacy Baugher
Tomatometer-approved critic

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T-Meter Title | Year
4.5/5 90% The Flash: Season 5 - Godspeed (TV Episode) Danielle Panabaker becomes the first actress in the Arrowverse to sit in the director's chair and delivers the best episode of the season with..."Godspeed". - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
90% Killing Eve: Season 2 - Nice and Neat (TV Episode) An unexpected episode in which Eve and Villanelle's stories once again diverge almost entirely - until they don't - there are surprising twists, truly moving moments and laugh-out-loud funny lines. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
61% Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (2015 Christmas Special) (TV, 2010-2017) From the moody streets of Victorian London, to the stunning costumes, to the atmospheric mystery, it's gorgeous. Unfortunately, the content of the episode leaves a lot to be desired. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
86% Sherlock: Season 3 - His Last Vow (TV Episode) The first half of this His Last Vow is actually a great episode. The second half is...not. Or maybe it would be, if it were the conclusion to a different episode. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
96% Sherlock: Season 3 - The Sign of Three (TV Episode) The Sign of Three is a love letter to the friendship of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. And a pointed rebuttal to the idea that Holmes is any sort of "high-functioning sociopath" at all. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
76% Sherlock: Season 3 - The Empty Hearse (TV Episode) Sherlock's decision to play the great detective's return primarily for laughs is an odd one and after the emotional gut punch we all shared watching John's grief in "The Reichenbach Fall", it all feels a bit like a fever dream. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
100% Sherlock: Season 2 - The Reichenbach Fall (TV Episode) For once, the show's tendency toward overly intricate plotting pays off in spades, as Moriarty crafts an increasingly complicated and terrifying plot to destroy Sherlock, ruin his reputation, and threaten everyone he cares about. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
63% Sherlock: Season 2 - The Hounds of Baskerville (TV Episode) Unfortunately, the Sherlock adaptation of the famous mystery is solidly middle of the pack. As the show's first real foray into telling a horror story, it does some things very right, and some things... not. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
100% Sherlock: Season 2 - A Scandal in Belgravia (TV Episode) If you can ignore all that possibly sexist business, [A Scandal in Belgravia] Belgravia is an entertaining episode, with a complicated mystery and lots of action. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
91% Sherlock: Season 1 - The Great Game (TV Episode) The reimagining of Moriarty as Sherlock's dark twin is an effective narrative tool. Andrew Scott's manic, twitchy performance is effortlessly memorable. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
70% Sherlock: Season 1 - The Blind Banker (TV Episode) The Blind Banker isn't exactly a bad episode, but it's certainly not a great one, either. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
100% Sherlock: Season 1 - A Study in Pink (TV Episode) Sherlock's A Study in Pink isn't just an exceptional pilot, it's an exceptional episode of television. It is a 90-minute masterclass of storytelling and character development, complete with a chilling mystery on top. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
100% Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2015) Phryne is exactly the sort of female character we need more of in shows like this. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
82% The Flash: Season 5 - Time Bomb (TV Episode) ["Time Bomb"] really didn't tell us anything we didn't already know. It's a bit disappointing, to be honest, especially since this cliffhanger will now just sit out there unresolved for four weeks. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
64% The Flash: Season 5 - Failure is an Orphan (TV Episode) "Failure is an Orphan" finally tries to face the fact that Orlin Dwyer's Cicada is a complete disaster as a villain, but it's honestly a case of too little, too late. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
3.5/5 100% The Flash: Season 5 - King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd (TV Episode) It's really hard to knock an episode that gives us a giant shark and a giant gorilla facing off for the fate of Central City's human population. Stuff like this is basically what comic book shows were made to do. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
No Score Yet Reign: Season 4 (TV, 2013-2017) Even as Reign hurtles toward the inevitable end of Mary, Queen of Scots' story, the show makes a point to stress her determination to decide her own fate, no matter what it turns out to be. And that feels like something worth celebrating. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
4/5 82% The Flash: Season 5 - Cause and XS (TV Episode) That messing around with the timestream can often bring about dire consequences isn't exactly a new lesson for this show, but..."Cause and XS," still somehow manages to make a well-worn trope fun to watch. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
3.5/5 92% The Flash: Season 5 - Goldfaced (TV Episode) There's a distinct lack of superpowers on... "Goldfaced," but the almost complete absence of meta abilities this week actually makes for a better and more entertaining story. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
4/5 91% The Flash: Season 5 - The Flash & The Furious (TV Episode) "The Flash and the Furious" offers up an overstuffed but ambitious hour that sets a lot of pieces in motion for the future and gives some of the series' supporting cast a chance to shine. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
4/5 92% The Flash: Season 5 - Seeing Red (TV Episode) The villainous Cicada is back in..."Seeing Red," and though the character continues the show's dismal record with season-long Big Bads to date, his return hints that maybe it doesn't need one, as such. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
4/5 100% The Flash: Season 5 - Memorabilia (TV Episode) This is, largely, okay -- even great, actually -- as the show's Inception-esque dive into the memories of two damaged children in Grace and Nora wrestles with ideas of perception and understanding in surprising ways. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
89% Arrow: Season 7 (TV, 2012) In Season 7, Arrow finally acknowledges that its female characters are worthy of their own chance to shine. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
4/5 100% The Flash: Season 5 - Elseworlds, Part 1 (TV Episode) The crossover kickoff episode is bright, colorful and most of all, utterly joyful, reminding us all that at the end of the day, these shows are meant to be fun, not dark slogfests of unhappiness and strife. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
4/5 93% The Flash: Season 5 - What's Past is Prologue (TV Episode) "What's Past is Prologue" celebrates the superhero series' landmark 100th episode with an installment that does its best to honor its past, while still moving this season's story forward. For the most part, it succeeds. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
4/5 92% The Flash: Season 5 - O Come, All Ye Thankful (TV Episode) The gang prepares to celebrate Thanksgiving together, and it's a nice reminder that The Flash should do smaller, quieter moments between the main cast more often. They're the heart of the show. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
4/5 80% The Flash: Season 5 - The Icicle Cometh (TV Episode) "The Icicle Cometh," attempts to give Caitlin some answers about herself and her past. For the most part it succeeds...But there's also a lot of table setting for the remainder of the season, which feels more than a bit formulaic in places. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
4/5 93% The Flash: Season 5 - All Doll'd Up (TV Episode) If Rag Doll was the sacrifice we had to make to get such an in-depth emotional hour of The Flash, I'm willing to live with it. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
93% Doctor Who: Season 11 - Demons of the Punjab (TV Episode) It's all wibbly wobbly good times until someone creates a paradox and destroys the world or irrevocably alters their own future. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
83% Doctor Who: Season 11 - The Tsuranga Conundrum (TV Episode) Doctor Who has always worked best when it not only tells us the story of an incredible alien who challenges us to be the best versions of ourselves, but also that of the people the Doctor meets and how that interaction changes their lives. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
100% The Flash: Season 5 - News Flash (TV Episode) News Flash, continues the show's fifth season trend of solid storytelling anchored by strong character moments. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
71% House of Cards: Season 6 (TV, 2013-2018) In many ways, House of Cards has accidentally stumbled onto its perfect ending... Claire is the show's dark heart. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
86% Doctor Who: Season 11 - Arachnids in the UK (TV Episode) A generally creepy but largely disappointing episode about giant spiders on the loose in Sheffield. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
3.5/5 87% The Flash: Season 5 - The Death of Vibe (TV Episode) The Death of Vibe sports a dramatically over the top title, but features a story that's surprisingly grounded. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
97% Doctor Who: Season 11 - Rosa (TV Episode) Doctor Who takes Thirteen and her companions on their first proper trip to the past in "Rosa," an episode that occasionally toes the line between stirring and saccharine, but nevertheless feels like a triumph in the end. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
4.5/5 100% The Flash: Season 5 - Blocked (TV Episode) Villains of all stripes take a backseat to our main characters this week, and The Flash is all the better for it. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
92% Doctor Who: Season 11 - The Ghost Monument (TV Episode) But what is interesting is that "The Ghost Monument" manages to take a concept that's already been done dozens of times with other people and jazz it up into something that feels like we haven't seen it before. Or at least, not entirely. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
4/5 100% The Flash: Season 5 - Nora (TV Episode) Nora proves that when The Flash focuses on the characters and relationships at its core, there's not a better superhero show on television right now. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
92% Doctor Who: Season 11 - The Woman Who Fell to Earth (TV Episode) The fact that The Woman Who Fell to Earth manages to work with grace and consideration is a testament to the hard work of all those involved in this transition, who tackled what is perhaps the series' most historic moment to date with indescribable care. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3/5 50% Versailles: Season 3 (TV, 2015-2018) There's gossip and scheming, political machinations and grandiose speeches. Romantic intrigue abounds. Everyone wears amazing outfits. What's not to love? - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
92% Mr. Robot: Season 3 (TV, 2015-2017) This has perhaps turned out to be the most oddly hopeful season of the show to date. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
No Score Yet Harlots: Season 2 - Episode 8 (TV Episode) The season finale takes this a step further, simultaneously showing the power of women when they band together, while underlining that many are still conditioned to turn on each other rather than to actively resist the patriarchal structure they live in. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
No Score Yet Harlots: Season 2 - Episode 7 (TV Episode) The thing is, however, Harlots season 2 has gotten so dark over the course of the season that it's also hard to know how the series comes back from this. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
No Score Yet Harlots: Season 2 - Episode 6 (TV Episode) Speaking of misery, almost everyone on Harlots has a terrible time of it this week. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
No Score Yet Harlots: Season 2 - Episode 5 (TV Episode) As we head into the back third of the season, almost every character on Harlots is in a difficult spot, with no easy solutions to their problems. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
No Score Yet Harlots: Season 2 - Episode 3 (TV Episode) At its heart, Harlots' second season is about the fraught, formative relationships between women. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
2.5/5 50% The Flash: Season 4 - We Are the Flash (TV Episode) As with many things this season, there's a lot that doesn't make sense. Like, a whole lot. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
3/5 43% The Flash: Season 4 - Harry and the Harrisons (TV Episode) It feels as though the story's going nowhere fast....resulting in a largely forgettable hour. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
3/5 71% The Flash: Season 4 - Think Fast (TV Episode) Think Fast [is] fun, but [it] also feel as though they're moving to a predetermined endpoint. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
3/5 33% The Flash: Season 4 - Null and Annoyed (TV Episode) Null and Annoyed seems almost like two different episodes occurring simultaneously that have little to do with one another. One of those episodes is good. One of them... not so much. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018