Luke De Smet

Luke De Smet
Luke De Smet's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slant Magazine
Publications: Slant Magazine

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Mad Men: Season 4 - Tomorrowland (TV Episode) Is there anything more depressing this season than the loss of Lane Pryce's "chocolate bunny"? - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2015
No Score Yet Mad Men: Season 4 - Blowing Smoke (TV Episode) Season four of Mad Men has highlighted the vast chasm that separates reason from event. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2015
No Score Yet Mad Men: Season 4 - Chinese Wall (TV Episode) Don is terrible at the business aspect of advertising because he refuses to apply the same logic to himself that he does to his clients. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2015
No Score Yet Mad Men: Season 4 - Hands and Knees (TV Episode) Mad Men is a story of how a man makes himself, sure, but perhaps more than that, it's a story of how we make each other. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2015
No Score Yet Mad Men: Season 4 - The Beautiful Girls (TV Episode) Whatever their historical importance, these are imperfect, contradiction-laden characters trying to run an ad agency. History is secondary. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2015
No Score Yet Mad Men: Season 4 - The Summer Man (TV Episode) Don's road back to regain some "modicum of control" over himself likely depends on his ability to accept the fragmented nature of his identity. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2015
No Score Yet Mad Men: Season 4 - The Suitcase (TV Episode) "The Suitcase" made for some absolutely tremendous television. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2015
No Score Yet Mad Men: Season 4 - Waldorf Stories (TV Episode) Did Weiner anticipate the trouble bloggers would have with the name "Chaough"? I'm amazed Roger was able to remember how to spell it. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2015
No Score Yet Mad Men: Season 4 - The Chrysanthemum and the Sword (TV Episode) It may be unfortunate that we no longer see much of Betty's humanity, but the harsh reality is that sometimes circumstance produces really bad mothers. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2015
No Score Yet Mad Men: Season 4 - The Rejected (TV Episode) What exactly is a Caesar salad with no dressing, Harry Crane? - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2015
No Score Yet Mad Men: Season 4 - The Good News (TV Episode) It's fun that Don can directly mock the idea of his own masculinity: "I think Norman Mailer shot a deer over there." - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2015
No Score Yet Mad Men: Season 4 - Christmas Comes But Once a Year (TV Episode) One day Peggy will have sex that isn't totally depressing, but it will not be this day. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2015
No Score Yet Mad Men: Season 4 - Public Relations (TV Episode) For all of the changes we've been promised in the wake of last year's finale, season four of Mad Men begins by reminding us that the heart of the show will always remain the same. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2015
No Score Yet Mad Men: Season 3 - The Grown-Ups (TV Episode) It deconstructs the identities we build for ourselves, yet it always manages to acknowledge the necessity that we continue to build these identities - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2015
No Score Yet Mad Men: Season 3 - The Color Blue (TV Episode) It seems important, then, that Mad Men so effectively builds barriers between differing perspectives and worldviews. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2015
1/4 58% House of Lies: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2016) From its embellished execution to its uninspired writing and very conception, the smarmy House of Lies is like so many speculative financial bubbles that characters like Marty have had their hands in: There's just nothing there. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2012
2.5/4 100% Shameless: Season 2 (TV, 2011) It's easy to give Shameless the benefit of the doubt, because, at its best, the show is a lot of fun. - Slant Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2012