Lily Sparks

Lily Sparks
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T-Meter Title | Year
100% The Bachelor: Season 19 (TV, 2002) Oh man, it's like the Miss America pageant if the contestants were allowed to get drunk, throw shade, and fall down the stairs. As usual, I could not be more psyched for the season, and I'm ready to place some bets: - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
100% The Bachelor: Season 20 (TV, 2002) The Bachelor is good harmful fun, and the pilot is by far the best episode of every season because how often do you get to meet 26 strangers in a state of raw nerves and glittering formalwear... - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
63% Once Upon a Time in Wonderland: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) Whether read as pure whimsical fantasy or a collection of deep ideas that'd been over-simplified into incoherent psychological symbols, Wonderland was a hot mess. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
40% Revenge: Season 2 (TV, 2011-2015) Emily continues to be strong, heroic, beautiful... but at this point we can all agree, she is just not effective at actually getting revenge. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
73% Twisted: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) It has a phenomenal -- honestly, phenomenal cast. Great production values...Unfortunately the writers' room is determined to kill all suspense, which is strange considering suspense is possibly the most crucial element in a weekly mystery-thriller. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
85% Elementary: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2019) I predict fans who are trying to get their friends into this show will recommend that if nothing else they watch the finale. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
43% Wayward Pines: Season 2 (TV, 2015-2016) The world left behind is still uniquely appealing and ambitiously high concept: a small town held captive by sinister, self-righteous, fascist teens called the First Generation and encircled by a goblin-infested hellscape? Yes, sign me up please. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2016
100% Galavant: Season 2 (TV, 2015-2016) We watch Galavant not because it promises to be enjoyable, but because it is enjoyable, moment to moment, in and of itself. As all good entertainment should be. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2016
100% Once Upon a Time: Season 5 (TV, 2011-2018) The cast is still superlative and the emotional dynamics between the core characters are still compelling. Everything else (like the plot and the wigs and the Charmings' track record as parents) is at least bad enough to be funny. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2015
No Score Yet (TV Episode) I had a couple moments of disenchantment with it, but since its cast has been pared down via murder and its central crime streamlined into a series of comedy set pieces, I have been genuinely looking forward to it. "Ghost Stories" was great. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2015
67% Scream Queens: Season 1 - Seven Minutes in Hell (TV Episode) [Scream Queens is] a comedy wearing a Halloween mask, and it has the snappiest one-liners I ever did hear. However there is a bit of a problem right now whenever Niecy Nash or Dean Munsch isn't onscreen, and that is that all the characters are loathsome. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2015
56% Scream Queens: Season 1 - Beware of Young Girls (TV Episode) "Beware of Young Girls" was my favorite episode of Scream Queens so far. The only thing that held it back from utter perfection was the conspicuous absence of Niecy Nash. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2015
No Score Yet (TV Episode) Since abandoning the chill and thrills for straight up LOLz, Scream Queens has his its stride and won my heart as a dark comedy that's one part Heathers and two parts American Horror Story: Coven, with a dash of ... campiness. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2015
No Score Yet (TV Episode) Dying laughing. Thank you, Scream Queens. This is going to be a rad October. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2015
80% Scream Queens: Season 1 - Pumpkin Patch (TV Episode) After a heart-stopping moment in which I really got nervous that Red Devil would kill off my baby girl Gigi, we got a big reveal: GIGI is in cahoots with Red Devil!... The plot thickens. Good for you, Gigi! - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2015
No Score Yet (TV Episode) Scream Queens is aggressively hitting the beats of the classic sorority slasher set-up... and I cannot wait to see how they tear these tropes UP! - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2015
89% Scream Queens: Season 1 - Chainsaw (TV Episode) "Chainsaw" seemed faster and fresher and left me wanting more, whereas the double-episode premiere I remember as being somehow eight or 12 hours long. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2015
68% Scream Queens: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) For this two-hour block of set up, Grace's first days at college were as hilariously on-formula as a game of Pocket Gem's Episodes... - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2015
97% American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson (TV, 2016-2018) Guys, The People Vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story is genuinely great. As true crime, as cultural dissection of a complex intersection of American values, and as high drama. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2016
92% Outlander: Season 2 (TV, 2014-2019) Given how the series is unfolding differently than the books, there's the hope that some other cool changes will be made. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2016
100% Salem: Season 2 (TV, 2014-2017) The series is ... a dark fantasy ruled by nightmare logic that sets its characters in a graphically grim and grimy 17th century and overwhelms its contemporary audience with some fairly incredible special effects and truly bewitching actresses. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2015
78% Galavant: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) Get multiple generations of your family together, warn your grandma it's gonna get a little spicy, and enjoy. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
100% Reign: Season 2 (TV, 2013-2017) After a rollercoaster freshman season, the series reshuffled the deck with "The Plague," a densely plotted episode that worked almost as a standalone outing but also went far in establishing new threads for Reign's sophomore year. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2014
60% Wayward Pines: Season 1 - Cycle (TV Episode) What a world! What a ride! What a delightfully unsettling ending to Wayward Pines, the downright coziest vision of a dystopian post-apocalypse we've ever seen. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2015
No Score Yet (TV Episode) "The Truth," with its conceit of Wayward Pines' radical time leap/people in suspended animation was completely brilliant and I give it two thumbs way, way up. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2015
78% Wayward Pines: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) [It] deserves to be taken on its own terms for what it is: a super engaging, extremely fun puzzle. - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2015
62% Once Upon a Time: Season 4 (TV, 2011-2018) Now it's an hour-long commercial for Disneyland with the vanilla-est plot of them all, one that seems built on marketing algorithms. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2014
No Score Yet (TV, ) Not only does the series look great, but it feels surprisingly real and gritty, like the very best speculative fiction. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2014