Matt Richenthal

Matt Richenthal
Matt Richenthal's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): TV Fanatic

TV Reviews Only

‹ |
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4.6/5 83%

Covert Affairs: Season 1 (TV, 2010)

"Piper Perabo is perfect in the role. Eerily, she even resembles Jennifer Garner to an extent, as it's impossible not to make comparisons to Alias."
Posted Sep 26, 2016
4.6/5 100%

American Horror Story: Murder House - Halloween (Episode 5) (TV Episode)

"So another fun hour has gone by, one that stepped harder on the action-packed gas than any episode to date."
Posted Aug 30, 2016
4.6/5 86%

American Horror Story: Murder House - Halloween (TV Episode)

"I really should stop trying to figure any of this out and just enjoy the crazy show."
Posted Aug 30, 2016
4.1/5 67%

American Horror Story: Murder House - Murder House (TV Episode)

"For the second week in a row, American Horror Story put to rest my fears that this show would simply aim to be weird for the sake of being weird. There are explanations being given, and major character developments taking place."
Posted Aug 30, 2016
4.2/5 57%

American Horror Story: Murder House - Home Invasion (TV Episode)

"This was a major improvement over the premiere. It was frightening, but also grounded."
Posted Aug 30, 2016
4.1/5 100%

American Horror Story: Asylum - I Am Anne Frank, Pt. 1 (TV Episode)

"Just when you think American Horror Story can't get any more weird or whacky... Anne Frank enters the Asylum."
Posted Aug 9, 2016
4/5 90%

American Horror Story: Asylum - Nor'easter (TV Episode)

"By comparison, "Nor'easter" was a tame hour of television, spending far more time delving into the background of various characters than attempting to frighten those watching these individuals in action."
Posted Aug 9, 2016
4.1/5 100%

American Horror Story: Asylum - Tricks and Treats (TV Episode)

"The characters are more fully formed than the family at the center of last season's hijinks, which makes for a far more interesting story - but also a far more dark and disturbing one, as evidenced by "Tricks and Treats.""
Posted Aug 9, 2016
4.8/5 100%

American Horror Story: Asylum - Welcome to Briarcliff (TV Episode)

"I really have no clue where all this is going and it may eventually cross the line from fun-filled adventure to over-the-top mess. But for now I'm on board."
Posted Aug 9, 2016

American Horror Story: Murder House - Afterbirth (TV Episode)

""Afterbirth" focused on the afterlife this week, as American Horror Story wrapped up an enjoyable, scary, bizarre first season with a relatively calm finale."
Posted Aug 9, 2016
4.6/5 100%

American Horror Story: Murder House - Birth (TV Episode)

""Birth" absolutely freaked me out for that entire, elongated, painful scene that gave the episode its appropriate, simple title. That was some effed up stuff."
Posted Aug 8, 2016
3/5 75%

American Horror Story: Murder House - Pilot (TV Episode)

"I just need more for my viewing pleasure than a furrowed brow. The aim of a series can't be solely to leave viewers asking WTF at the end of every episode, or, heck, every scene."
Posted Aug 8, 2016
4.2/5 89%

American Horror Story: Murder House - Spooky Little Girl (TV Episode)

"Never have sex with a man in a rubber suit unless you are 100% sure of his identity. Remember that, kids."
Posted Aug 3, 2016

American Horror Story: Murder House - Rubber Man (TV Episode)

"An American Horror Story episode that delivered on its promise to reveal the person under that black mask (hello, Tate!), while also making it clearer than ever just what those ghosts in the basement want:"
Posted Aug 2, 2016

Game of Thrones: Season 3 - And Now His Watch Has Ended (TV Episode)

""And Now His Watch is Ended" managed to do a lot more than merely spend time with these residents of Westeros and beyond. It delivered action after action after unbelievably cool and surprising action."
Posted Mar 25, 2016
4.5/5 95%

Game of Thrones: Season 3 - Walk of Punishment (TV Episode)

"Most of us love Game of Thrones for the blood and the action (and the occasional/very frequent nudity), but sometimes a good cry over family members lost - or perceived to be lost - is needed to remind us that a lot more is at stake than power."
Posted Mar 25, 2016

Game of Thrones: Season 3 - Dark Wings, Dark Words (TV Episode)

"The momentum of an episode always seems to stop when we spend time with Snow. Fortunately, there was Olenna Tyrell to perk us right back up."
Posted Mar 24, 2016
4/5 100%

Game of Thrones: Season 3 - Valar Dohaeris (TV Episode)

"Producers understand sometimes you need to focus entirely on the fight for the throne itself... So let's all celebrate that the path there is no longer coming, it has returned."
Posted Mar 22, 2016
3.9/5 92%

Game of Thrones: Season 2 - Valar Morghulis (TV Episode)

"Indeed, after 10 more sweeping, character-packed episodes, winter is most definitely here."
Posted Mar 21, 2016
5/5 100%

Game of Thrones: Season 2 - Blackwater (TV Episode)

"War came to Game of Thrones this week and we now all know what it's good for: absolutely everything related to a great hour of television."
Posted Mar 21, 2016
3/5 100%

Game of Thrones: Season 2 - The Prince of Winterfell (TV Episode)

""The Prince of Winterfell" was definitely the slowest episode of season two, but it was a calm before what promises to be a bloody, gory, Westeros-altering storm."
Posted Mar 21, 2016
4.2/5 92%

Game of Thrones: Season 2 - A Man Without Honor (TV Episode)

"Only three episodes remain this season, and the walls don't feel like they're closing in on King's Landing as they maybe should be."
Posted Mar 21, 2016
4.8/5 100%

Game of Thrones: Season 2 - The Old Gods and the New (TV Episode)

"Game of Thrones... upped the ante across the board on "The Old Gods and the New," delivering an episode with endless action, one shocking development after another and a royal slap that could be felt across all of Westeros."
Posted Mar 21, 2016
4.5/5 92%

Game of Thrones: Season 2 - The Ghost of Harrenhal (TV Episode)

"I complained a bit last week... fearing Melisandre's birth smoke, and magic in general, would take on a significant role... So I was relieved here to see it, instead, used as a way to shine a light on the relationship between Davos and Stannis."
Posted Mar 21, 2016
4.7/5 100%

Game of Thrones: Season 2 - Garden of Bones (TV Episode)

"Just entertaining stuff from start to finish this week, with Joffrey at his cruelest, Tyrion at his funniest/most savvy, Daenerys at her bravest and Melisandre at her... smokiest."
Posted Mar 18, 2016
4.1/5 100%

Game of Thrones: Season 2 - What is Dead May Never Die (TV Episode)

"It's unclear... but something big is on the Game of Thrones horizon. We've met new characters, we've been taken to new places, we've received new insight into past favorites."
Posted Mar 18, 2016
4.5/5 83%

Game of Thrones: Season 2 - The Night Lands (TV Episode)

"On an episode that depicted just how deep family ties can cut, simply put, I can't wait to see what happens next."
Posted Mar 18, 2016

Game of Thrones: Season 2 - The North Remembers (TV Episode)

"The pieces are moving into place and, thankfully, the game isn't simply back. It's finally on."
Posted Mar 18, 2016
4/5 82%

Longmire: Season 1 (TV, 2012)

"It's certainly not bad, I'm all for slow-building character studies, but none of the storylines that played out on the premiere, nor any of the arcs teased for future episodes, made me scurry to my remote and set my DVR for Series Recording."
Posted Nov 19, 2015

The Walking Dead: Season 3 - Welcome to the Tombs (TV Episode)

""Welcome to the Tombs" delivered a solid ending to the season, wrapping up character arcs, providing the battle between good and evil, shifting the story and those involved in a new direction, and of course, showering us in a variety of exploding guts."
Posted Jul 29, 2015
4.1/5 93%

True Detective : Season 1 - Who Goes There (TV Episode)

"It was also the most exciting episode of the drama to date."
Posted Jun 18, 2015
4.4/5 No Score Yet

Grey's Anatomy: Season 11 (TV, 2014)

"The acting remains stellar, the drama is mixed with just the right amount of humor and darn it if I'm not now wrapped up in the future of MerDer."
Posted Sep 26, 2014
4.7/5 100%

Friday Night Lights: Season 4 (TV, 2009)

"What's been so enthralling about this drama is not that it puts a fresh or unique spin on such issues; just that it takes us so fully into the minds of the characters involved in them."
Posted Feb 3, 2014
5/5 100%

Breaking Bad: Season 4 (TV, 2011)

"Just truly amazing stuff all around."
Posted Jan 15, 2014
4.5/5 100%

The Vampire Diaries: Season 5 (TV, 2013)

"The Vampire Diaries Season 5 has a fresh feel to it, with plenty of new territory to mine at Whitmore, Delena as a certified couple and Silas as a fun, threatening villain."
Posted Oct 4, 2013
4.5/5 86%

Modern Family: Season 2 (TV, 2010)

"As usual, what makes this show work better than any sitcom on TV is the manner in which it doesn't beg for laughs."
Posted Sep 20, 2013
4/5 88%

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine is the best new comedy on television for two simple reasons: 1. Andy Samberg. 2. Andre Braugher. "
Posted Sep 18, 2013
4/5 100%

The Vampire Diaries: Season 3 (TV, 2011)

"[There were a lot of] shocking moments leaving me wanting a lot more Mystic Falls. Is it September yet? "
Posted Sep 16, 2013
4.5/5 80%

Pretty Little Liars: Season 2 (TV, 2011)

"It delivered the sort of intrigue that will force us to tune in on Tuesday nights all summer and ask: What's next?!? "
Posted Sep 9, 2013
4.7/5 No Score Yet

Glee: Season 3 (TV, 2011)

"There was no agenda, be it related to sex or drugs or homosexuality. Instead, there was simply time spent with New Directions and the realistic problems many of them would face in real life."
Posted Sep 6, 2013

Melrose Place: Season 1 (TV, 2009)

"The show has an intriguing mystery story to build off right away. Unlike 90210, which cast[ed] former stars such as Tori Spelling for no plot-based reason other than nostalgia, Melrose Place gives both Sydney and Michael a vital reason to be around."
Posted Aug 12, 2013
4.6/5 60%

Dexter: Season 8 (TV, 2013)

"I'm fully on board. I was blown away by the recovery of Dexter Season 7 and I'm impressed with one hour so far of Dexter Season 8."
Posted Jun 30, 2013
4/5 40%

True Blood: Season 6 (TV, 2013)

"This premiere pretty much ran in place with the major cliffhanging issue of True Blood Season 5, keeping Bill's new powers and identity a mystery to both the viewers and himself. That was a letdown."
Posted Jun 16, 2013
4/5 76%

Community: Season 4 (TV, 2013)

"It's beyond a thrill to just have these amazing characters back in our lives."
Posted Feb 7, 2013
4.8/5 64%

The Following: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

"It was an intense hour of television, one that moved at a brisk pace and featured more violence and gore than we've ever witnessed on network television. I loved every second of it."
Posted Jan 21, 2013
4.8/5 84%

American Horror Story: Asylum (TV, 2012)

"There's substance to the insanity; there's already a direction and a cohesion I simply didn't find in the first version of AHS."
Posted Oct 17, 2012
4.1/5 83%

The Vampire Diaries: Season 4 (TV, 2012)

"Realistically, there's only so long so many supernaturals could reside in one place in secret."
Posted Oct 11, 2012
3.4/5 58%

666 Park Avenue: Season 1 (TV, 2012)

"It's simply trying to be a campy hour of fun every Sunday night. But if that's the case, it needs to go all in. "
Posted Sep 30, 2012
5/5 80%

Dexter: Season 7 (TV, 2012)

"From the opening confrontation to the shocking final few seconds, I may have taken two breaths."
Posted Sep 30, 2012
4.6/5 95%

Parks and Recreation: Season 5 (TV, 2012)

"Few other (if any) sitcoms can pull off such a realistic, heartfelt portrayal without losing the laughs."
Posted Sep 20, 2012
‹ |