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Luke Holland

Luke Holland
Luke Holland's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
75% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Wrath (TV Episode) Wrath wasn't the show's last hurrah, though. It was a season finale. And as a season finale, classically when this show's at its absolute nastiest and unpredictable, it's a shame to report that Wrath was a load of old bobbins.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2018
85% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Worth (TV Episode) It was a dialogue-heavy episode, but because there was so much going on it felt brisk, tense and urgent, and left behind the promise of a finale with all the extraneous gristle removed.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
71% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Still Gotta Mean Something (TV Episode) It's probably best to forget the vast majority of Still Gotta Mean Something ... and hope the two episodes remaining are good enough to shift the taste of bums that it left in my mouth.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
71% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Do Not Send Us Astray (TV Episode) The Siege of Hilltop was exactly the action-heavy kick up the bum the episode needed to grab our attention and hold on to it through the quieter scenes to come. ‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2018
83% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - The Key (TV Episode) The show had a chance to throw us a much-needed curveball, to buck a trend of its own laborious making. Instead it fell into familiar, rote patterns of Event TV - patterns it desperately needs to break free from.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
60% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Dead or Alive Or (TV Episode) While this episode was hardly a whizz-popping gauntlet of OMGs and vibrant, explosive dismemberments, it gave us just enough to gnaw on to elevate it above the turgid filler episodes occasionally slopped out in the past.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
81% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - The Lost and the Plunderers (TV Episode) Zipping between various characters' points of view kept it brisk. It had some great moments and climaxed with a nice chat between Rick and Negan which, while hardly the diner scene in Heat, raised the stakes nicely.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2018
84% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Honor (TV Episode) All in all, though, "Honor" did the business. Deaths like Carl's are what The Walking Dead used to do best -- and demonstrably still can.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2018
63% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - How It's Gotta Be (TV Episode) As for now, How It's Gotta Be pretty neatly summed up the first half of season eight as a whole.It had great moments, bad moments, exciting moments and stupid moments. It was good, but not that good. It did its job.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2017
76% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Time for After (TV Episode) "Time For After" was ... all right. Yes: fine, even. Sometimes rubbish; occasionally decent. A "yeah, OK, whatever ..." shrug of an episode.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2017
35% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - The King, the Widow, and Rick (TV Episode) Disbelief can be suspended. In a show about zombies, it can even be stretched. But Jadis and her band of refuse-niks yank disbelief so far it snaps, twanging like underpant elastic in an over-ambitious logical wedgie.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2017
81% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - The Big Scary U (TV Episode) Not quite the thigh-slapping joy of last week then, but hardly a complete misfire, and still better than any episode last season. I'm still optimistic to see where it goes from here.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2017
89% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Some Guy (TV Episode) It was a gauntlet of emotional sucker-punches. And also the best episode so far in what's been an unexpectedly strong run of them.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
88% The Grand Tour: Season 1 (TV, 2016-2017) t doesn't feel like an exciting new start. It feels stale. Forced. Baggy. Tired. And this is because, as well as transplanting the presenting team across from Top Gear, it has also carried across the baggage that made latter-day Top Gear fall flat.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
54% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Monsters (TV Episode) While far from perfect, Monsters did offer a welcome change of pace from the frenetic ammo-dumping of the previous two outings. (Someone finally -- finally -- ran out of bullets.)‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2017
48% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - The Damned (TV Episode) The Damned, if nothing else, managed to buck The Walking Dead's years-long rhythm of a blistering premiere followed by six episodes of boring, endless, howling-into-the-abyss nothingness.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2017
90% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Mercy (TV Episode) It delivered on spectacle, if not on logic. And it was fun.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
62% The Walking Dead: Season 7 (TV, 2016-2017) It can be dull, or miserable, but not both -- and definitely not for this long.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
92% Vikings: Season 4 (TV, 2016) Azure-eyed ex-underpant model Travis Fimmel puts in a career-defining turn as Lothbrok. That his fidgety, howling, transmogrative performance has never met with any award is something of a travesty.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
79% American Horror Story: Freak Show (TV, 2014) I'm going to go out on a limb - a bloodied, crudely dismembered, rotting limb. This series, despite its deliberately lefty-irking title and potentially insensitive subject matter, is by far and away my favourite so far.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2014
62% Black Sails: Season 1 (TV, 2014) It's different. It's tense. It's rewarding. It's an underdog.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2014