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Myles McNutt

Myles McNutt
Myles McNutt's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): AV Club

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A 100% My Mad Fat Diary: Season 3 (TV, 2015) My Mad Fat Diary is strikingly well-made, with a fantastic anchor performance from Sharon Rooney and BAFTA-nominated supporting work by Claire Rushbrook as Rae's mother Linda.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
A- 67% Saturday Night Live: Season 36 (TV, 2010-2011) Had everything that a reviewer could want: a popular and charismatic host, a buzz-worthy musical guest, and the potential that the season finale might be a good excuse for Saturday Night Live to pull off something truly spectacular. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
B- 67% Shameless: Season 9 (TV, 2018) That's a lot of pressure for a season of television, and based on the premiere I'm not sure the current trajectory of Shameless is going to be able to withstand it. I'd love to be proven wrong.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
B+ 92% The Inbetweeners: Series 3 (TV, 2010) With its shorter episode length and more singular focus, The Inbetweeners seems to have control over its comic sensibility, dialed in to what scenarios best highlight this set of characters.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
100% Scrubs: Season 3 (TV, 2003-2004) Bill Lawrence and his writers reject simplification at every turn...‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
No Score Yet Scrubs: Season 2 (TV, 2002-2003) After two seasons, we've reached the point at which Scrubs knows precisely what kind of show it wants to be, and is committed to delivering that on a weekly basis.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
88% Scrubs: Season 1 (TV, 2001-2002) While I take great pleasure in revisiting the resonance of an episode of "My Hero," episodes like "My Last Day" are equally valuable to understanding the show Scrubs would eventually become.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
A- 82% Orange Is the New Black: Season 6 (TV, 2018) This season showed that they can change locations and lose a good quarter of the show's characters and still preserve the show's DNA: next season will show us if they've gained any kind of self-reflection on the limitations of that DNA in the process.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
B+ 86% Arrow: Season 1 - Damaged (TV Episode) "Damaged" still sees the show working out some kinks, but that it's avoiding becoming too clean and straightforward is ultimately to its credit moving forward.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
B- 75% Arrow: Season 1 - An Innocent Man (TV Episode) "An Innocent Man" is invested in this effort, expanding supporting characters while simultaneously focusing on the thematic depth inherent within Oliver's vigilantism.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
No Score Yet Fraggle Rock: Season 3 (TV, 1984-1985) While never an entirely serious show, Fraggle Rock was rarely as silly as it was when focusing on the Poobahs, a secret society so secret that Mokey knows nothing about it, except that she absolutely has to be a part of it.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
No Score Yet Fraggle Rock: Season 2 (TV, 1984) It's an interesting detail the show returned to, breathing life into a character that on the surface lacked the dynamism of his companions.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
100% Fraggle Rock: Season 1 (TV, 1983) Jim Henson took on two recurring characters over the show's run, but Cantus the Minstrel, an esoteric musician with a penchant for speaking in riddles, was the most memorable.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
100% Eureka: Season 5 (TV, 2012) While it may not resonate with me as it might with fans, it truly did make me want to feel sad too.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
90% Warehouse 13: Season 3 (TV, 2011) Warehouse 13 is a victim of its premise, despite the fact that its premise is pretty darn good... There needs to be a sense of purpose and momentum, something the show had last season but seems to be lacking this time around.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
B+ 75% Chuck: Season 4 (TV, 2010-2011) By the time the show got to its emotional conclusion... it all worked. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
B+ 100% The Office: Season 7 (TV, 2010-2011) The two stories form a nice sense of balance, which is an intelligent decision on a number of levels.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
B 55% The Office: Season 8 (TV, 2011-2012) For now, there is value to the familiar. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
B+ 100% Elementary: Season 5 (TV, 2016-2017) As someone who spent three seasons writing about the show here at The A.V. Club, it was nice to see the show able to take a deserved victory lap.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
B 100% Covert Affairs: Season 4 (TV, 2013) As it returns for season four with "Vamos," Covert Affairs somewhat benefits from the third season's momentum issues.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
A 100% Lost: Season 2 (TV, 2005-2006) The origins of Jack's savior complex make a strong framework for the episode, and a great reminder that Julie Bowen is a very capable dramatic actress.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
B+ 100% Shameless: Season 8 (TV, 2017-2018) The weight facing each Gallagher isn't as immediate as it once was, with characters grappling less with the razor's edge of poverty and more with the psychological toil. But that leaves room for the show to dig deeper into who these characters are.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
B+ 87% Game of Thrones: Season 7 - The Dragon and the Wolf (TV Episode) "The Dragon And The Wolf" returns to the slow pace of the premiere, a bookend to the season driven by tense negotiations and crucial emotional turning points.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2017
B 82% Game of Thrones: Season 7 - Beyond the Wall (TV Episode) Judged entirely on dramatic effect, I acknowledge that "Beyond The Wall" more or less continues the season's momentum. Big things happen in the episode, and set up bigger things to come.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2017
B+ 94% Game of Thrones: Season 7 - Eastwatch (TV Episode) It's an interesting variation on the "piece-moving" episode that has been a huge part of the show's past.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2017
A- 96% Game of Thrones: Season 7 - The Spoils of War (TV Episode) "The Spoils Of War" lives up to its title by reinforcing how much more fruitful war is as a storytelling mechanism at this point in the series' life‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2017
B+ 92% Game of Thrones: Season 7 - The Queen's Justice (TV Episode) While there have been moments in the past where Game of Thrones has moved swiftly, this type of breathless pacing is new, and I frankly find it equal parts alarming and refreshing.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2017
B+ 98% Game of Thrones: Season 7 - Stormborn (TV Episode) For most of the episode, "Stormborn" was a subtle extension of last week's storytelling: if "Dragonstone" mapped out the various players, this week forced the players themselves to look at that map and make important decisions about their next steps.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
A- 93% Game of Thrones: Season 7 - Dragonstone (TV Episode) While these are still complex characters and there remains plenty of space for intrigue and conflict and betrayal, the fact is that this premiere is designed to map out the final act of this story in the clearest terms possible.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2017
B- 73% Orange Is the New Black: Season 5 (TV, 2017) The entire season will take place within the riot that was beginning to unfold in the final moments of season four, meaning that there is no escape: we are trapped on that cliff until the end of the season, and we're just going to have to live with that.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
C 28% Falling Water: Season 1 (TV, 2016) Unfortunately, Falling Water makes the mistake of prioritizing intrigue over interest, failing to take any of its concept or conspiracy and connect it to meaningful characterization or narrative stakes.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
B+ 88% Shameless: Season 7 (TV, 2016) The seventh season begins in a strong place not because it's breaking new ground, but because it leans into a stable foundation that can be productively tested in the weeks that follow.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2016
B 98% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - Battle of the Bastards (TV Episode) This battle works as a climactic moment for Game Of Thrones as a cultural event, selling us on the scale and ambition of the producers and their production teams, all who should be commended for the accomplishments from a technical perspective.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2016
B- 87% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - No One (TV Episode) The lack of momentum driving these stories is surprising to me given that the season has largely been doing a fine job with internal momentum... However, the clearing of the deck could be an important service to the larger narrative.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2016
A- 98% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - The Broken Man (TV Episode) An episode that wrings strong thematic work out of what might have otherwise appeared as stepping stones, an effective way to bridge the middle of the season with its conclusion.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2016
B+ 90% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - Blood of My Blood (TV Episode) Bran's story is no more conclusive than the rest of the episode, but it feels designed as a way to make up for the lack of resolution elsewhere by both delivering a pivotal reveal for book readers and by creating ample space for speculation.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 29, 2016
A- 98% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - The Door (TV Episode) I have invested enough in this show that it feels right for them to bring this character's arc to its end in the medium that best enables them to explore the tragedy in his last, life-saving moments.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 22, 2016
A- 100% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - Book of the Stranger (TV Episode) Obviously, though, "Book Of The Stranger" is most powerful for its other sibling reunion, as two of the Starks finally reunite. It's a great choice for a first reunion precisely because it's not the reunion we would have wanted.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 15, 2016
A- 89% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - Oathbreaker (TV Episode) "Oathbreaker" ultimately does its job in suggesting that season has the potential to come together as something revelatory as far as the larger story arc is concerned, even if we're not ready for it just yet.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 8, 2016
A- 89% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - Home (TV Episode) It's a great example of the show's ability to adapt the books in a non-linear fashion, here wholesale moving a storyline where it serves a clearer purpose. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 2, 2016
B+ 84% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - The Red Woman (TV Episode) "The Red Woman" reveals that Game Of Thrones is not particularly concerned about the fate of Jon Snow, at least for the time being.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2016
A 96% Orange Is the New Black: Season 4 (TV, 2016) There will always be a basic, philosophical question of what it means to be a prisoner, and each of the women involved have their own insecurities as it relates to this question.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2016
A- 95% Orange Is the New Black: Season 3 (TV, 2015) The result is a sketch of Litchfield in the present moment, working us back into its rhythms and-by the end-delivering on what the show does best.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2015
B 100% Shameless: Season 6 (TV, 2016) Shameless is never going to be the televisual equivalent of a warm hug, but it's trained us into accepting even deeply concerning situations as welcome ones.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2016
B- 73% Downton Abbey: Season 4 (TV, 2014) There is inherent drama in this period of British history, with clear stakes for characters both upstairs and down, and the fourth season is at its best when it lets those stakes drive its storytelling.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
B+ 88% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - The Gift (TV Episode) Game Of Thrones is at its best when it has momentum on its side, and the two climaxes that bring the episode to its conclusion felt both worth the wait and well-developed by what came before.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 25, 2015
B 100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - The Wars to Come (TV Episode) The season premiere must serve as prologue, and it serves honorably-and given its occasional lack of stimulation, "serves" is an apt verb here.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2015
A 100% Elementary: Season 3 (TV, 2014-2015) It's an incredibly encouraging start to the season on every level, really.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2014
B 93% The Chair: Season 1 (TV, 2014) While burdened by some unnecessary trappings that manufacture conflict instead of highlighting it, The Chair documents a filmmaking experiment worth following.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2014
86% Empire: Season 1 - The Lyon's Roar (TV Episode) Cookie is still working, delicately balancing the camp and the pathos.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2015