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Laura Bradley

Laura Bradley
Laura Bradley's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slate, Vanity Fair

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% The Bold Type: Season 2 (TV, 2018) Anyone can create a series set in an idealized world, but what makes The Bold Type work is the way it balances reality and fantasy.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
100% Silicon Valley: Season 3 (TV, 2016) For Silicon Valley, the circuitous, repetitive path to success is the one thing that makes us keep rooting for these guys.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
85% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Thirty-Five: Brave New World (TV Episode) Cheryl was already easily this season's M.V.P.-and now, as she's officially unleashed, the future is looking even brighter.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
80% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Thirty-Four: Judgment Night (TV Episode) It's obvious that actress Madelaine Petsch knows exactly what she's doing in this role, and has taken the show's campy spirit to heart.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
91% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Thirty-Three: Shadow of a Doubt (TV Episode) Whoever the Black Hood might be, though, Riverdale deserves credit for keeping its secret for so long.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
100% The Handmaid's Tale: Season 2 - Baggage (TV Episode) This week, The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 has made its best case so far for its own existence-by defining the stakes of June's fight more clearly, and by introducing an element of doubt.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
80% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 4 - Good out Here (TV Episode) The attention to detail in this week's [Fear the Walking Dead] was also harrowingly poetic.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
100% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Thirty-Two: Prisoners (TV Episode) This episode was perfectly engineered to wake up everyone who found themselves yawning at the show over the past few months.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
89% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 4 - Another Day in the Diamond (TV Episode) Either way, it seems worth pointing out that even as The Walking Dead flails, Fear has begun to really thrive.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
98% American Vandal: Season 1 (TV, 2017) The series could easily have been a joke taken way too far-but instead, American Vandal emerged as one of the most realistic portrayals of high school on TV, and an undeniably binge-worthy sensation.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
100% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Thirty-One: A Night to Remember (TV Episode) With its musical episode on Wednesday night... Riverdale High left all of that nonsense behind-zeroing in on all the elements that have made the series great as Kevin's production of Carrie: The Musical made its stage debut.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
100% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 4 - What's Your Story? (TV Episode) Rather than making the spin-off feel unnecessarily redundant, Morgan's introduction to Fear the Walking Dead has ushered in a new era for the spin-off-and possibly its best season yet.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2018
75% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Wrath (TV Episode) If Cohan does return... it seems likely she'll do so with a massive pay bump -- because as things seem now, the future of this entire drama rests in her hands.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2018
81% My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Season 1 (TV, 2018) It will be worth sticking around to find out how Letterman relates to his upcoming subjects...‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
94% This Is Us: Season 2 - The Wedding (TV Episode) It's those kinds of moments that make This Is Us worth watching-and it's those story beats I wish this series trusted to carry the show.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
84% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Honor (TV Episode) ... the loss of Carl appears to be the start of something meaningful-both for the people he loves, and the series itself.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
92% I Love You, America: Season 1 (TV, 2017) Some viewers will find these conversations galling and ill-considered; for those willing to stick around, however, I Love You, America is a fascinating, if occasionally challenging exploration of what, precisely, a streaming talk show can do.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
67% American Horror Story: Cult - Great Again (TV Episode) On Tuesday night, the scattered, tonally confused American Horror Story: Cult ended with a whimper-and a few callbacks.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
80% American Horror Story: Cult - Charles (Manson) in Charge (TV Episode) As usual, Tuesday's installment of American Horror Story came filled with twists and turns and, owing to this date's specific special occasion-the almost-anniversary of the 2016 presidential election.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
100% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 4 (TV, 2017) This drama has certainly grown a lot-but now, with the pieces all in place, it seems fair to say that it was also brilliant from the start.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
63% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - How It's Gotta Be (TV Episode) It turns out, as usual, that a big heart is a relatively fast track to death in this post-apocalyptic, rotting world. ‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2017
35% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - The King, the Widow, and Rick (TV Episode) This week in Rick Does a Dumb Thing, our fearless leader attempted to win over the mercenary Scavenger group by promising them a role in building a new, post-Negan world.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
81% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - The Big Scary U (TV Episode) No matter how hard this drama tries to mine depth from Negan, its efforts will always fail -- because charismatic as Jeffrey Dean Morgan might be, he's playing a character who is still, at heart, a 2-D comic book villain.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2017
89% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Some Guy (TV Episode) ... the best episode this season has seen yet.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
58% South Park: Season 21 (TV, 2017) ... if it's going to purposefully invoke a divisive and violent moment in recent American history-it had better come prepared to actually engage with the thing it's riffing on.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
72% American Horror Story: Cult (TV, 2017) It's hard to enjoy this season's better aspects when they're all inextricably linked to such a lazy, cynical political allegory.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
100% American Horror Story: Cult - Drink the Kool-Aid (TV Episode) Now, nine episodes in with only two to go, it feels as though the most interesting, kinetic part of the season is just getting started. Who knows what Ally's plan is-but we can't help but wish it had been given a little more time to unfold.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
77% American Horror Story: Cult - Winter of Our Discontent (TV Episode) With three hours left before the Episode 11 finale, it's hard to imagine what kind of ending we're hurtling toward. Some superfans may be happy about that-but it also feels like a reflection of the season's general lack of focus.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
86% American Horror Story: Cult - Valerie Solanas Died for Your Sins: Scumbag (TV Episode) This is where the story gets interesting-and potentially problematic for the A.H.S. universe.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
100% American Horror Story: Cult - 11/9 (TV Episode) For those who have been suspicious of both Winter and Ivy from the beginning, this week's installment certainly provided plenty of fuel for that fire.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2017
84% American Horror Story: Cult - Election Night (TV Episode) It's always ill advised to try and predict Ryan Murphy's next move, so perhaps for now we'll just focus on getting the clowns out of our brains before it's time to sleep.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
60% The Good Doctor: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) The Good Doctor feels like a more tender, earnest version of House.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
88% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Fourteen: A Kiss Before Dying (TV Episode) Rather than kicking things off forcefully with a lot of big twists and turns, the episode has a slower, more deliberate pace. ‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
96% The Bold Type: Season 1 (TV, 2016-2017) You might think you're too jaded to fall for a series like this. But in reality, it's tough to make it through an episode -- or, as I did, the first four -- without finding yourself strangely and startlingly invested in the series and its charming cast.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
86% Will & Grace: Season 9 (TV, 2017) It's one thing to resurrect a show, but it's another thing to resurrect a show well. Thankfully, the new Will & Grace is an exception-it's just as delightful and welcome as the old one.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
90% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Mercy (TV Episode) It seems Scott Gimple and company have heard fans' complaints... and are bringing things back to basics. Rick's a badass again; the action is moving quickly; and the latest episode even featured a few blink-and-you'll-miss-them moments of humor.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2017
100% Jane the Virgin: Season 3 (TV, 2016-2017) Jane the Virgin mixes genres as creatively and seamlessly as it mixes languages to make a captivating show that defies easy categorization.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
82% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 3 (TV, 2017) Fear has finally mastered the one thing that has plagued both this drama and its predecessor: narrative pacing.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
82% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - The First Day of the Rest of Your Life (TV Episode) And now, Maggie's words say aloud what fans have known all along: if it weren't for Glenn, and everything he taught the group, our heroes never would have gotten this far-and they almost certainly wouldn't be prepared to handle what's to come.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2017
68% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - The Other Side (TV Episode) Fans have been waiting for Maggie and Daryl to finally talk about what happened, and when the moment came, it was every bit as emotional as one might expect-and even more heartbreaking given the history these two share.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
87% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Rock in the Road (TV Episode) The big shock of the midseason premiere is how it forged a bright new direction for the show's seventh chapter-injecting a little optimism into a story that's long been unrelentingly dour.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
74% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Sing Me a Song (TV Episode) With its midseason finale just one week away, The Walking Dead continues moving all of its chess pieces one step closer to battle. The most important development? Carl's relationship with Negan.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
59% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Swear (TV Episode) In light of the criticism during Season 6, The Walking Dead had a chance to make amends in Season 7 by at least treating Denise's death-and Tara's devastation-with equal weight. Instead, her grief gets less than five minutes at the end of the episode.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2016
76% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Go Getters (TV Episode) This week brought some lighter moments, as we finally got to hear from characters who haven't had lines in awhile-namely, Maggie, Sasha, Jesus, and Enid.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
61% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Service (TV Episode) So far, The Walking Dead's seventh season has been all about taking our favorite heroes and knocking them down a peg or five-and its fourth installment, "Service," spends 85 minutes knocking them down even further.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
72% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - The Cell (TV Episode) Ever since waaaay back in Season 3, when Daryl was forced to kill off the zombified version of Merle, his character development has more or less flatlined. Sunday's installment, "The Cell," offers the tantalizing possibility to break that pattern.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
95% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - The Well (TV Episode) Ezekiel is exactly what the show needed to keep it from turning into a totally unpleasant bummer... It's been a while since Walking Dead fans have had a potential champion this fascinating.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2016
88% Twin Peaks: The Return - Part 18 (TV Episode) This surreal, bizarre, narratively inconclusive finale naturally invites theorizing.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2017
95% Twin Peaks: The Return - Part 17 (TV Episode) We had hopes that the Twin Peaks finale would answer at least a few of the big questions... And during the broadcast's first hour on Sunday night, it actually seemed like David Lynch and Mark Frost had heard our prayers.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2017
100% Twin Peaks: The Return - Part 16 (TV Episode) With each passing week, the whole thing becomes more difficult to explain-but with just Sunday's upcoming two-part finale remaining, it seems Lynch is ready to answer a couple questions.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2017