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Mike Lechevallier

Mike Lechevallier
Mike Lechevallier's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slant Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 72% Getting On: Season 1 (TV, 2013) Getting On is billed as a comedy, but the show's setting is such an overwhelmingly depressing environment that much of the offbeat humor ends up flatlining.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2013
3/4 97% Boardwalk Empire: Season 4 (TV, 2013) The onrush of activity is merciless, and yet the show's pacing never suffers for it.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2013
3/4 100% It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 9 (TV, 2013) [The cast's] neurotic efforts to scheme their way to happiness, fame, and fortune continue to coincide with skewed views on a variety of real-world issues that blend well with the show's onslaught of crude, scattershot humor.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2013
2.5/4 100% Eastbound & Down: Season 4 (TV, 2013) Strangely, the fourth season of Eastbound & Down exudes a somber tone that flies in the face of the show's typically rambunctious tendencies.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2013
2.5/4 88% Masters of Sex: Season 1 (TV, 2013) The series is at its best when it abandons its vaguely intimate depiction of sex and allows its subjects to become fully enveloped in the importance and strange beauty of the undiscovered frontier they're exploring. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2013
1.5/4 14% Ironside: Season 1 (TV, 2013) Blair Underwood's oppressive, angrier portrayal of Robert Ironside... isn't quite the worst thing about this lackluster reimagining (that would be the clichéd cop-procedural plot structuring), but it's the most obvious one.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2013
2/4 69% Almost Human: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) Almost Human is a bargain-basement rehashing of various environments pilfered from a motley crew of science fiction forebears.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2013
0.5/4 0% Dads: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) It's the sitcom equivalent of "Pull my finger": crude, outdated, and immodestly proposed.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2013
2/4 57% Hostages: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) For a series that bills itself as a twisty, edge-of-your-seat drama, Hostages is relatively light on thrills.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2013
2/4 43% Low Winter Sun: Season 1 (TV, 2013) Low Winter Sun too often lingers on Detroit's colorless evil more than its spirited righteousness, resulting in an overwhelmingly bleak narrative that feels as cold and lifeless as a corpse. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2013
3/4 96% Game of Thrones: Season 2 (TV, 2012) Game of Thrones's second season is not as wholly engrossing as its first, and the blame for this rests solely on the source material, that, while commendable, isn't as altogether vital as the initial novel. ‐ City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Read More | Posted May 21, 2015
3.5/4 100% Futurama: Season 7 (TV, 2012) Truly, not many other shows besides Futurama could pull off something as concurrently gross and sweet as this. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2013
3.5/4 96% Justified: Season 3 (TV, 2012) Justified takes clich d action sequences and transforms them into intense, edge-of-your-seat affairs.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2012
3/4 75% Ray Donovan: Season 1 (TV, 2013) The show's large ensemble is mostly free of stereotypes, and nearly every narrative shift feels authentic and punctual.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2013
2/4 59% Grimm: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2012) It sacrifices the intelligence required to construct smart, puzzling crimes in order to spend more time attempting to enunciate its fantastical elements, which aren't all that fantastical, with amateurish CGI.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2011
3/4 100% It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 8 (TV, 2012) It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia has become the Energizer Bunny of cable TV sitcoms, a hyperactive, enduring burst of awkward hilarity and imprudently cooked-up schemes.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2012
3/4 100% It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 7 (TV, 2011) It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia already has its target audience locked in, and if you aren't a fan of the show as it is, season seven will do little to change that.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2011
3.5/4 93% Archer: Season 4 (TV, 2013) Any possible trepidation that one of the smartest and funniest animated shows on television might be losing its superlative wit goes straight out the window.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2013
2/4 60% Out There: Season 1 (TV, 2013) Out There believes its characters can prosper, but doesn't collectively make an honest effort to portray their compassed journey in an imaginative fashion.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2013
1/4 9% Allen Gregory: Season 1 (TV, 2011) It's perplexing how the writers came to the conclusion that any of this would be funny. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2011
2/4 58% Golden Boy: Season 1 (TV, 2013) Pity that Golden Boy wallows in the muck of its standard operating procedure for far too long for any of this to make much of a lasting difference.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2013
2/4 68% The Killing: Season 2 (TV, 2012) The muddled and recurrently tedious Larsen case render The Killing a mystery show whose mysteries agitate and bore rather than mesmerize and astound.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2012
2/4 43% 1600 Penn: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013) It's not that these are shoddily crafted personalities, it's that their predicaments have been done to death, and frankly, executed with much more thoughtfulness on other shows.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2013
1.5/4 31% Perception: Season 1 (TV, 2012) Perception overstuffs its early episodes with far too many overwrought plot points.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2012
2.5/4 74% Alphas: Season 1 (TV, 2011) What differentiates Alphas from some of its kin is just how quickly it establishes the struggles of its central characters.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2011
1/4 26% Camp: Season 1 (TV, 2013) NBC's new dramedy, Camp, can be likened to an overenthusiastic adolescent who signs up for too many extracurricular summer activities and fails at all of them. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2013
2/4 40% The Goodwin Games: Season 1 (TV, 2013) The Goodwin Games isn't a sophisticated comedy by any means, and memorable quips are few and far between, but its overall lightheartedness manages to save it from becoming completely dull.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 13, 2013
1/4 37% Mistresses: Season 1 (TV, 2013) This tacky, unattractively soapy drama stumbles hard out of the starting gate. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2013
2.5/4 78% Once Upon a Time: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2012) The series isn't very original, but that doesn't stop it from being relatively satisfying on its own terms.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2011
1.5/4 21% Motive: Season 1 (TV, 2013) Unfortunately, this gimmicky premise quickly renders the show a "whocares?,"‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 22, 2013
2.5/4 No Score Yet Eastbound & Down: Season 3 (TV, 2012) Regardless of its shortcomings, Eastbound & Down can't be faulted for following through on its primary vision.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2012
2/4 67% Bullet in the Face: Season 1 (TV, 2012) Much like the clownish mask of its iniquitous protagonist, Bullet in the Face demands further reconstructive work to mend its various glaring imperfections.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2012
3/4 100% The League: Season 4 (TV, 2012) More than ever before, The League is full of such unusually affecting moments.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2012
2.5/4 60% The League: Season 3 (TV, 2011) Every character on The League repeatedly commits ethically questionable, often idiotic acts, and within these acts of blind foolishness lies the show's black, arresting heart.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2011
3.5/4 100% Parks and Recreation: Season 4 (TV, 2011-2012) With a cast as ostensibly close-knit and in-tune as these actors are, season four of Parks and Recreation illustrates just how far the series has come and could very well take it to even greater, and funnier, places.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2011
0.5/4 13% Family Tools: Season 1 (TV, 2013) Not even the droll comedic stylings of the ubiquitous J.K. Simmons can free Family Tools from its chains of inferiority.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 1, 2013
2.5/4 63% Da Vinci's Demons: Season 1 (TV, 2013) When Da Vinci's Demons is barreling at top speed, unapologetically defiling history with its macabre absurdity, the show's faults, however obvious they may be, gradually fall by the wayside.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2013
2.5/4 85% Wilfred: Season 3 (TV, 2013) The odd coupling of Ryan and Wilfred gives the series the majority of its emotive weight.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2013
2/4 60% Wilfred: Season 2 (TV, 2012) Due to its indiscreet mishandling of what's real and what isn't, Wilfred simply asks too much of its audience, requiring the endurance to look past its questionable narrative structure and the shaky delivery of its moral lessons.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2012
2/4 61% Banshee: Season 1 (TV, 2013) The scene in which Deva is left buried beneath the ravers' glowsticks screaming for help is demonstrative of Banshee as a whole: neither a clear message nor steady mood can be properly discerned amid the taxing commotion.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2013
3.5/4 100% Breaking Bad: Season 5 (TV, 2012-2013) Directed by Bryan Cranston and written by Peter Gould, the episode, titled "Blood Money," is lean and highly stylized, wasting no time picking up where the jolting mid-season cliffhanger, "Gliding Over All," left off.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2013
.5/4 91% Legit: Season 1 (TV, 2013) From its very first scenes, the series is a nearly unbearable assemblage of recycled sitcom plots that aims to spotlight Jefferies's specific breed of unashamedly mean-spirited witticisms. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2013
1/4 15% Do No Harm: Season 1 (TV, 2013) It's a shame [the] message is buried beneath such ceaseless silliness.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2013
3/4 96% Game of Thrones: Season 2 (TV, 2012) Season two must be admired for its gripping presentation of splintered families and unwavering ruthlessness.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2012
2.5/4 64% The Following: Season 1 (TV, 2013) In a manner of duplicity that suits its alternating themes of unfulfilled desire and destruction, The Following begins as exceedingly pedestrian and evolves into something deeper. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2013
3/4 76% Community: Season 4 (TV, 2013) [Dan] Harmon may have left the building, but perhaps Community was secretly wanting for a shift in command. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2013
3/4 80% Community: Season 3 (TV, 2011-2012) A genre-defying encapsulation of everything that makes the show one of the strongest sitcoms on television.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2011
3/4 90% Rectify: Season 1 (TV, 2013) It's the tender, realistic moments where Rectify thrives, distinguishing itself from the bulk of other series with similar subject matter.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2013
2/4 71% Terra Nova: Season 1 (TV, 2011) It's no mystery how the overproduced Terra Nova managed to turn out so drastically underwhelming.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2011
2/4 61% Defiance: Season 1 (TV, 2013) This twofold, backstory-laden plot structure hampers the cohesiveness of Defiance's overarching futuristic chronicle, which comes off as an inchoate fusion of Battlestar Galactica and Mad Max.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2013