Michael Deacon

Michael Deacon
Michael Deacon's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Daily Telegraph (UK)
Publications: Daily Telegraph (UK)

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
1/5 49% Game of Thrones: Season 8 - The Iron Throne (TV Episode) After the mess of The Bells came The Iron Throne, a finale that somehow managed to seem both rushed and sluggish, with a final twist that was both puzzling and underwhelming. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
1/5 49% Game of Thrones: Season 8 - The Bells (TV Episode) Sorry. But no. I just didn't buy that. Any of it. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2019
2/5 58% Game of Thrones: Season 8 - The Last of the Starks (TV Episode) Even setting aside the bits about Daenerys, this was, in general, a weaker episode. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
5/5 73% Game of Thrones: Season 8 - The Long Night (TV Episode) Game of Thrones has had battles before, monstrous battles, titanic battles, but nothing on the scale of this one. It was a remorseless, punishing onslaught, not just for the combatants, but for the viewer. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
4/5 88% Game of Thrones: Season 8 - A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (TV Episode) They're going to lose, aren't they? - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
4/5 92% Game of Thrones: Season 8 - Winterfell (TV Episode) It was the most dramatic moment of an otherwise restrained scene-setter, largely composed of reunions and introductions. With only five more episodes of the show left to come, the lack of urgency did feel slightly frustrating. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2019
100% Game of Thrones: Season 3 - And Now His Watch Has Ended (TV Episode) Still, it should at least be good for a couple of "hand of the king" jokes from the Imp. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
94% The Hour: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2012) At times it appears to be less a story than an exercise in upbraiding the past for failing to live up to the politically correct ideals of the 21st century. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
3/5 100% A Young Doctor's Notebook: Season 1 (TV, 2013) The action was a peculiar mix of silliness and gore, but there were some good lines. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
No Score Yet Gavin and Stacy (UK): Series 2 (TV, 2007-2010) Even the knowledge that the story will be picked up again in a year or so isn't enough; we need the third series to be on air by, oh, this time next week. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
3/5 67% Miranda: Season 3 (TV, 2011-2014) Perhaps I'm just getting old. I'm sure I'd have loved this show when I was six. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
3/5 88% The Thick of It: Season 4 (TV, 2005-2012) Without [Tucker] at his hideous peak, The Thick of It is still funny, but somehow it feels like an echo of itself. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
83% The Thick of It: Season 3 (TV, 2005-2012) It's possible that The Thick of It's writers have started to overdo Tucker slightly...But perhaps this is a silly criticism, tantamount to saying the show's too funny. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
100% That Mitchell and Webb Look: Series 4 (TV, 2006-2010) That Mitchell and Webb Look...began its fourth series, and it was exactly as funny as the preceding three series, i.e. mostly. - Daily Telegraph (UK) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2018