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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
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 2016-09-21T17:00:00-07:00
B+ No Score Yet 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 2016-10-02T17:00:00-07:00
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 2016-06-18T17:00:00-07:00
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 2016-06-11T17:00:00-07:00
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 2016-06-04T17:00:00-07:00
B+ 91% 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 2016-05-28T17:00:00-07:00
A- 100% 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 2016-05-21T17:00:00-07:00
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 2016-05-14T17:00:00-07:00
A- 96% 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 2016-05-07T17:00:00-07:00
A- 92% 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 2016-05-01T17:00:00-07:00
B+ 89% 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 2016-04-23T17:00:00-07:00
A 95% 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 2016-06-16T17:00:00-07:00
A- 96% 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 2015-06-11T17:00:00-07:00
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 2016-01-10T16:00:00-08:00
B- 72% 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 2016-06-28T17:00:00-07:00
B+ 91% 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 2015-05-24T17:00:00-07:00
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 2015-04-12T17:00:00-07:00
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 2014-10-30T17:00:00-07:00
B 100% 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 2014-09-04T17:00:00-07:00
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 2015-02-28T16:00:00-08:00
C 65% NCIS: New Orleans: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) Based on the framework laid out by producers, NCIS: New Orleans is primarily concerned with continuing the franchise, at the expense of telling stories of the lived realities of its primary setting.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted 2014-09-22T17:00:00-07:00
C+ 66% Gracepoint: Season 1 (TV, 2014) There's attractive cinematography and solid acting throughout. But the energy levels are off, as though those involved were all waiting for someone else to step up and pull the whole production out of a stupor.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted 2014-09-28T17:00:00-07:00
B 67% Seed: Season 1 (TV, 2013) The show struggles a bit under the weight of Harry's unlikeable personality, but it understands the importance of heart to what is ostensibly a family sitcom, and the wide range of character types makes for dynamic story possibilities.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted 2014-07-13T17:00:00-07:00
B- 29% Backpackers: Season 1 (TV, 2014) The reworked web content is a broad comic travelogue that coasts on its European locations but benefits from two charming leads.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted 2014-07-13T17:00:00-07:00
C 46% Reckless: Season 1 (TV, 2014) Reckless ultimately rests on a half-decent central romance buried in muddy sexual politics. That's far from the best way to relax or get off, as far as summer programming goes.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted 2014-06-26T17:00:00-07:00
C No Score Yet Awkward: Season 4 (TV, 2014) There is overwhelming evidence in this first episode that it is a lesser show being run by showrunners with a weaker hold over these characters, this universe, and the rhythms of television comedy more broadly.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted 2014-04-16T17:00:00-07:00
B+ 96% Sherlock: Season 3 (TV, 2013-2014) Sherlock's third season ultimately makes the series' world richer, and a stronger foundation for more stories to come.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted 2014-01-20T16:00:00-08:00
C+ No Score Yet Hart of Dixie: Season 3 (TV, 2013-2014) Hart Of Dixie begins its third season asking us to invest in characters and situations that won't last, working back toward a status quo I wouldn't mind getting to a bit faster.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted 2013-10-07T17:00:00-07:00
A- 100% Elementary: Season 2 (TV, 2013-2014) The dynamic between Joan and Sherlock remains vibrant and interesting even when the show has ceased being focused exclusively on their evolving relationship.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted 2013-09-26T17:00:00-07:00
B+ 100% Weeds: Season 7 (TV, 2011) Despite the odds stacked against it, Weeds is in the midst of a bit of a creative rebirth.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted 2013-09-12T17:00:00-07:00
B- 69% Downton Abbey: Season 4 (TV, 2013) 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 2014-01-02T16:00:00-08:00
B+ No Score Yet Hart of Dixie: Season 2 (TV, 2012-2013) Hart Of Dixie isn't below taking the easy road, but it's also incredibly easy to watch, the kind of confection that deserves a place in the televisual landscape.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted 2012-10-06T17:00:00-07:00
B+ 83% Elementary: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013) It's a show about a relationship between two characters similar to but distinct from Arthur Conan Doyle's, a relationship that serves as a solid foundation for a 21st-century crime procedural.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted 2012-09-26T17:00:00-07:00
B- 100% Greek: Season 4 (TV, 2011) I do think that the insular nature of this year is going to make it a tough sell to those who are skeptical of the series' quality, but that's the price you pay when you opt to (justifiably) pay homage to your own show as a last goodbye.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted 2011-01-03T16:00:00-08:00
D+ No Score Yet Friends with Benefits: Season 1 (TV, 2011) There is no pretending here: Friends with Benefits is getting buried. It's a deserved fate, as Neustadter and Weber failed to establish any of the necessary characteristics of a successful sitcom in the pilot.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted 2011-08-04T17:00:00-07:00
C 60% Weeds: Season 8 (TV, 2012) While I wouldn't say I'm optimistic about this season, the certainty of its place in Weeds' larger narrative makes it considerably more palatable.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted 2012-06-30T17:00:00-07:00
C 21% Motive: Season 1 (TV, 2013) There was nothing within these episodes that made me desperate to see the next mystery, or which gave me a connection to these characters that I can see evolving considerably.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted 2013-05-19T17:00:00-07:00
A- 86% Awkward: Season 3 (TV, 2013) While I know I normally spend most of these reviews discussing plot developments and narrative structures, this is a fun show to sit back and enjoy.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted 2013-04-15T17:00:00-07:00
A- 100% Awkward: Season 2 (TV, 2012) Resolution has two meanings: one implies closure, and the other involves a plan for the future. It succeeds in providing both, offering an epilogue to season one and a prologue to season two without losing any momentum in the process.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted 2012-06-27T17:00:00-07:00
B No Score Yet Rookie Blue: Season 3 (TV, 2012) Cop drama Rookie Blue stands as the rare summer success story.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted 2012-05-23T17:00:00-07:00
B No Score Yet Rookie Blue: Season 2 (TV, 2011) It's a rare instance of a network summer show that begins to tap into the pleasures of serialization, allowing characters to grow and explore new thematic territory.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted 2011-06-15T17:00:00-07:00
B+ 93% Orange is the New Black: Season 1 (TV, 2013) Lays the foundation for a structure that could allow the series both room to tell dramatic stories and space to explore their long-term dramatic-and comic-consequences.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted 2013-07-10T17:00:00-07:00