Liz Baessler

Liz Baessler
Liz Baessler's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Film School Rejects
Publications: Film School Rejects

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
95% Search Party: Season 4 (TV, 2016) Search Party Season 4 isn't utterly smooth, and it isn't utterly perfect. But gosh is it fun. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2021
94% Central Park: Season 1 (TV, 2020) At such a breakneck rate, some of those songs are going to be forgettable. It's inevitable. But by god, I've caught myself walking around singing the first episode bop "Own It" under my breath. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2020
84% His Dark Materials: Season 2 (TV, 2019-2020) The action is picking up, the scope of the universes is expanding, and the stakes are becoming clearer ... With luck, this show just might find its soul yet. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2020
76% Truth Seekers: Season 1 (TV, 2020) I have a terrible feeling this will wind up as a single season with few questions asked and even fewer answered, a blip of Halloween-themed programming that had big dreams but just couldn't back them up. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2020
61% Ratched: Season 1 (TV, 2019-2020) The show is so riddled with contradictions as to almost feel deliberate, and yet it doesn't seem capable of that kind of depth. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
59% Away: Season 1 (TV, 2020) The action aboard their ship is riveting...Unfortunately, Earth is where we spend a good half of our viewing time. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
97% Dark: Season 3 (TV, 2017-2020) This monster of a show did not end how I expected it to, but I can't imagine wanting it to end any other way. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
92% Search Party: Season 3 (TV, 2016) Alia Shawkat, in her portrayal of Dory's continuously morphing understanding of herself and manipulation of the world around her, is transcendent. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2020
91% The Midnight Gospel: Season 1 (TV, 2020) The interviews are interspersed with just enough dialogue to intertwine them with the action, and the result is bizarrely immersive, with the animation serving to prop up the conversation just as often as it provides a non-sequitur palate cleanser. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2020
97% Russian Doll: Season 1 (TV, 2019) Lyonne leads an absolutely captivating charge into the frustrations of the unknown... - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
94% Rick and Morty: Season 4 (TV, 2013-2020) The show is well aware of the complaints it's gotten from all sides, but it isn't going to be swayed from its mission, and it's going to do what it wants. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2019
80% His Dark Materials: Season 1 (TV, 2019-2020) For a show in which people have visible, tangible souls, 'His Dark Materials' own soul is awfully hard to find. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
83% It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 14 (TV, 2005-2019) I've seen the first four episodes that have been released to critics so far, and I can report that they're very classic Always Sunny fare. And that's a good thing. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
100% Gravity Falls: Season 2 (TV, 2012-2019) Gravity Falls treats its young viewers with respect, and with a lot of trust. It never gives the impression of tricking kids into seeing something they shouldn't... just tricking their parents into letting them see something they might not be allowed to. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
84% Good Omens: Miniseries (TV, 2019) A lot of the credit goes to Tennant and Sheen, and the undeniable chemistry between the two. Aziraphale and Crowley are a lot of fun on their own, but together they're mesmerizing. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
100% Barry: Season 2 (TV, 2018-2019) The show is still disarmingly funny, and now that we've seen the emotionally devastating depths it's willing to plunge to, it's all the more disarming. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
94% What We Do in the Shadows: Season 1 (TV, 2019-2020) It's a beautifully simple and creative piece of world-building in this Staten Island that's almost like ours - a brush with the mundane that's just close enough, it makes you wonder if you've actually known a vampire or two and never realized it. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
74% Miracle Workers: Season 1 (TV, 2019-2020) Miracle Workers is just plain entertaining. The ensemble scenes have a natural, easy comedic timing that can usually be traced to, of all people, Daniel Radcliffe. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
98% Barry: Season 1 (TV, 2018-2019) Barry isn't a funny character. As a depressed murderer, he's the intersection of a very serious Venn diagram. But Bill Hader is extremely funny. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
89% Room 104: Season 2 (TV, 2017-2020) The anthology series is finally hitting its stride in its sophomore season, growing beyond a cool storytelling conceit into a star-studded, artistically prestigious endeavor. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
98% American Vandal: Season 2 (TV, 2017-2018) The whole thing is remarkably refreshing, and its understanding of youth shows serious maturity. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
92% Preacher: Season 3 (TV, 2016-2019) I'm certainly having fun watching Preacher. Some aspects of it I really like. Joe Gilgun's Cassidy, in particular, is wonderfully compelling. I'll watch him do anything. But I wish it could get a handle on its pacing. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
95% Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 3 (TV, 2015-2019) This whole season has been a gift. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
100% Preacher: Season 2 - Sokosha (TV Episode) "Sokosha," episode 6 of Preacher, is fast-paced, high-stakes, and engaging. It's a great return to form. It's also a fine return to the supernatural, an element that has always set the show apart. - Film School Rejects EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2017