Mallory Ortberg TV Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Mallory Ortberg

Mallory Ortberg
Mallory Ortberg's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Magazine/Vulture

TV Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
92% The L Word: Season 1 (TV, 2004) I wish this show lasted for a thousand years. I wish it was on the air right now, and I could wake up angry about it every morning.‐ The Toast
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
2/5 80% Star Trek: Discovery: Chapters 1 & 2 - Will You Take My Hand? (TV Episode) There's really no way around this: Tonight was a bad finale! Discovery has had occasional moments, but overall it's been shaky as hell. ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
2/5 76% Star Trek: Discovery: Chapters 1 & 2 - The War Without, The War Within (TV Episode) Guys, I did not love tonight's episode and I had to focus on something, so I went with wigs. I stand by that choice!‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
3/5 88% Star Trek: Discovery: Chapters 1 & 2 - What's Past Is Prologue (TV Episode) The Lorca stuff is a mess from start to finish, but there's still plenty to enjoy here. ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
3/5 94% Star Trek: Discovery: Chapters 1 & 2 - Vaulting Ambition (TV Episode) It feels churlish to criticize a Star Trek show for prioritizing plot twists, world-building, and World of Cardboard speeches over sensible pacing or less-overwrought dialogue. ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
4/5 80% Star Trek: Discovery: Chapters 1 & 2 - The Wolf Inside (TV Episode) Burnham is still captain of the ISS Shenzhou, and in the grand tradition of evil doppelgängers everywhere, her outfits are incredible. ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
4/5 95% Star Trek: Discovery: Chapters 1 & 2 - Despite Yourself (TV Episode) This is just the beginning of what's shaping up to be a powerful midseason reboot. ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
4/5 74% Star Trek: Discovery: Chapters 1 & 2 - Into the Forest I Go (TV Episode) There are few things I love more than a good "one day away from retirement" setup.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
4/5 94% Star Trek: Discovery: Chapters 1 & 2 - Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (TV Episode) Over the weekend I saw Event Horizon for the very first time (I know!) and it has given me an entirely new way to feel creeped out by Captain Lorca. How did you escape from the Event Horizon, Jason Isaacs?‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
4/5 100% Star Trek: Discovery: Chapters 1 & 2 - Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad (TV Episode) I found myself unable to look away from [Anthony Rapp's] face, which was astonishingly expressive.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
3/5 78% Star Trek: Discovery: Chapters 1 & 2 - Lethe (TV Episode) Star Trek giveth, and Star Trek taketh away, and this week Star Trek leans pretty heavy on the givething. Explanations! Meaningful follow-up! Weirdly inert daddy-daughter hand-to-hand combat by an inexplicable infinity pool!‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017
3/5 76% Star Trek: Discovery: Chapters 1 & 2 - Choose Your Pain (TV Episode) I'm trying to figure out how to relate to a Star Trek series that, thus far, seems relatively interested in being a show about Star Trek.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
3/5 80% Star Trek: Discovery: Chapters 1 & 2 - The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry (TV Episode) It's going to take me the entire week until the next episode to get over that Elon Musk thing. But now the Discovery can twirl, which is just objectively awesome. Until next week -- always twirling.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
4/5 91% Star Trek: Discovery: Chapters 1 & 2 - Context Is for Kings (TV Episode) Tonight's soft relaunch offers up the Star Trek/Mean Girls/high school A.U.-cum-The-Thing homage my hungry little heart never even knew it had always longed for.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2017
3/5 88% Star Trek: Discovery: Chapters 1 & 2 - Battle at the Binary Stars (TV Episode) I'm genuinely bummed to have lost such a fantastic actor so soon, particularly when a significant part of Discovery's initial marketing focused on having two incredibly talented women of color as the main leads.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
4/5 100% Star Trek: Discovery: Chapters 1 & 2 - The Vulcan Hello (TV Episode) I would like to cheerfully admit to welling up.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017