Myles McNutt

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

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
A- 96% Orange Is the New Black: Season 2 (TV, 2013) Orange Is The New Black remains one of the most engaging series on the air even if it would be tough to label it as the most precise or consistent. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
B+ 49% Game of Thrones: Season 8 - The Iron Throne (TV Episode) It delivers a clear climax to the story it was telling, but an intimate one, which comes far sooner than you'd expect. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
B- 49% Game of Thrones: Season 8 - The Bells (TV Episode) Maybe that's the core truth revealed by "The Bells." There may just be too many arcs in this show for these final episodes to feel truly earned as an ending, too many threads that were just destined to never connect. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2019
B 74% Game of Thrones: Season 8 - The Long Night (TV Episode) It's a development that works tremendously as the resolution of Arya's journey within "The Long Night," and more or less not at all in terms of the big picture of the show's story. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2019
A- 88% Game of Thrones: Season 8 - A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (TV Episode) I feel like these opening two episodes, despite the absence of spectacle, are going to resonate with me so much more than any battle that comes after. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2019
B+ 92% Game of Thrones: Season 8 - Winterfell (TV Episode) It's an effective engine for investing us in the characters and their fates, in a way that simulates the experience of rewatching the entire series for those of us who didn't make the time. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2019
B+ 92% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Mother's Mercy (TV Episode) "Mother's Mercy" is a culmination of this narrative, a very typical finale for Game Of Thrones in its conscious look ahead to next season. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
B+ 83% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - The Dance of Dragons (TV Episode) "The Dance Of Dragons" is therefore a suitable thematic framework for this penultimate hour of Game Of Thrones' fifth season. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
A 100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Hardhome (TV Episode) When Jon was giving his speech, I had already started taking notes on this thematic throughline, and knew it was at the heart of the season's goals. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
B- 54% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken (TV Episode) As much as I want to know what happens next and follow this story forward, it's hard not to leave the episode feeling a bit uneasy about the path ahead given the way things end here. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
A- 96% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Kill the Boy (TV Episode) It's good setup work, dynamic in its own right but functional as a foundation for future developments that, even as book readers, remain fairly up in the air. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
B+ 96% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Sons of the Harpy (TV Episode) It seems likely that non-readers could just see these as three separate examples of the show tapping into its history to make thematic points, a strategy that has been used before and will no doubt be used again in the future. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
A 100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - High Sparrow (TV Episode) The episode simultaneously reminds us that Game Of Thrones has been changing the books since the beginning, albeit through more subtle extensions of existing storylines. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
A- 96% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - The House of Black and White (TV Episode) I'm glad they're maintaining the gender dynamics of Cersei's leadership. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2019
A- 90% Strike Back: Shadow Warfare (TV, 0) The final two episodes of the season often showcase Strike Back at its best, successfully raising the stakes from the rest of the season's action sequences to deliver some of the series' finest work in this area to date. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
A- 89% Strike Back: Vengeance (TV, 0) The season has done a good job of establishing these problems. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
B No Score Yet The Voice: Season 4 (TV, 2011) The Voice....delivered a season that lived up to ratings expectations and helped NBC complete a rejuvenating year. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
A 100% My Mad Fat Diary: Season 3 (TV, 2013-2015) 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
A- 67% Saturday Night Live: Season 36 (TV, 1975) 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
B- 70% Shameless: Season 9 (TV, 2011) 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
B+ 90% The Inbetweeners: Series 3 (TV, 2008-2010) 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
100% Scrubs: Season 3 (TV, 2001-2010) Bill Lawrence and his writers reject simplification at every turn... - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
No Score Yet Scrubs: Season 2 (TV, 2001-2010) 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
88% Scrubs: Season 1 (TV, 2001-2010) 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
A- 83% Orange Is the New Black: Season 6 (TV, 2013) 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
No Score Yet Fraggle Rock: Season 3 (TV, 1983-1987) 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
No Score Yet Fraggle Rock: Season 2 (TV, 1983-1987) 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
100% Fraggle Rock: Season 1 (TV, 1983-1987) 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
100% Eureka: Season 5 (TV, 2006-2012) While it may not resonate with me as it might with fans, it truly did make me want to feel sad too. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
90% Warehouse 13: Season 3 (TV, 2009-2014) 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
B+ 75% Chuck: Season 4 (TV, 2007-2012) By the time the show got to its emotional conclusion... it all worked. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
B+ 100% The Office: Season 7 (TV, 2005-2013) The two stories form a nice sense of balance, which is an intelligent decision on a number of levels. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
B 55% The Office: Season 8 (TV, 2005-2013) For now, there is value to the familiar. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
B+ 100% Elementary: Season 5 (TV, 2012) 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
B 100% Covert Affairs: Season 4 (TV, 2010-2014) As it returns for season four with "Vamos," Covert Affairs somewhat benefits from the third season's momentum issues. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
A 100% Lost: Season 2 (TV, 2004-2010) 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
B+ 100% Shameless: Season 8 (TV, 2011) 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2017
B 84% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2017
B+ 95% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2017
A- 97% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2017
B+ 89% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2017
B+ 96% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2017
B- 71% Orange Is the New Black: Season 5 (TV, 2013) 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
C 26% Falling Water: Season 1 (TV, 2016-2018) 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
B+ 88% Shameless: Season 7 (TV, 2011) 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2016