Megan McLachlan

Megan McLachlan
Tomatometer-approved critic
Megan McLachlan is a freelance writer that lives in Pittsburgh, PA. Her work has appeared in Cosmopolitan, The Cut, Paste, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Thrillist, and The Washington Post. She can be heard weekly on Awards Daily's Water Cooler Podcast, which covers the Emmys, pop culture, and more. Follow her on Twitter at @heydudemeg.
Publications: Awards Daily

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
90% Casual: Season 4 (TV, 2015-2018) The season leads you down the rabbit hole toward what would be a cliche happy ending for some of these characters, but like quintessential Casual, what you expect to happen doesn't always happen. - Awards Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
100% Broad City: Season 2 (TV, 2014) The first time I watched it, I thought, "That's it?" But upon the second watch, I realized that this episode accurately sums up what the show is all about: female friendship, quirky characters (Tree Man!), and slice-of-life storytelling. - Awards Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
91% The Act: Season 1 (TV, 2019) "The Act" is a compelling narrative to add to a post-#MeToo world. Men abuse power and sexuality of women, and in this case, a woman is abusing her power and sexuality of another woman (specifically her daughter). - Awards Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
95% PEN15: Season 1 (TV, 2019) "Pen15's gimmick works two-fold: Adult actors playing teenage characters going through relatable issues, and the message that what you live through as a kid leaves an unforgettable impression that will stick with you even as an adult." - Awards Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
98% Homecoming: Season 1 (TV, 2018) Homecoming is straightforward and completely bingeable; the 10 thirty-minute episodes fly by, always making you want more when the "Directed by Sam Esmail" text pops up at the end. - Awards Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
92% Sharp Objects: Miniseries (TV, 2018) For as pretty, lush, and rich as Big Little Lies was, with its fantastical beach homes and upper-class satire, Sharp Objects is dirty, gritty, and less hopeful, even if it's just as captivating. - Awards Daily EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018