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Noel Kirkpatrick

Noel Kirkpatrick
Noel Kirkpatrick's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Christian Science Monitor, TV.com

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% The Legend of Korra: Book Four - Balance (TV, 2014) I appreciate Book 4 [for] putting one of its central conflicts front and center from the start, and delineating the two sides very clearly.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
75% The Legend of Korra: Season 2 (TV, 2013) As much as Book 2 eventually managed to right itself, there was still a considerable amount of haphazardness to it, and that ultimately resulted in a frustrating, lackluster viewing experience.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
100% The Legend of Korra: Season 1 (TV, 2012) I found the season to be a delight to watch. The animation from Studio Mir is crisp, clean, and has a wonderful atmosphere.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
77% DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1 - Destiny (TV Episode) "Destiny" was probably the series's best episode, and even more than the other times I declared it so, I felt like Legends had finally figured itself out in terms of tone, writing, and style.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
85% DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1 - Leviathan (TV Episode) Based on "Leviathan," I feel like the show has a pretty solid idea of how it wants to wrap up its first season, which is a good sign for what we have left. And, hopefully, it's a good sign for Season 2. ‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
57% DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1 - Last Refuge (TV Episode) Well, that was a little rough, and I don't just mean the wig that they stuck on poor Paul Blackthorne.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
75% DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1 - The Magnificent Eight (TV Episode) I can accept a lot of things... But if the show going to outright just get things wrong, like a kid-aged version of H.G. Wells having tuberculosis in the American West, well, I'm drawing my line in the sand. And we all know H.G. was a woman anyway.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
36% DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1 - Progeny (TV Episode) Well, I'm not going to rage at the show, but I will offer a polite golf clap and nod of approval. ‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
85% DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1 - Left Behind (TV Episode) Well, hey, that was actually fun! Yeah, I know. I'm as surprised as you are, I bet. ‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
80% DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1 - Night of the Hawk (TV Episode) Obviously the answer is for at least eight more episodes, but, man, I'd like things to really have a stronger sense of direction.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
76% DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1 - Star City 2046 (TV Episode) I want Legends to be fun. And "Star City 2046" was mostly pretty fun.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
85% DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1 - Marooned (TV Episode) "Marooned" felt incredibly disposable beyond the Heat Wave plot.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
88% DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1 - Fail-Safe (TV Episode) This was the best Legends had been since "Pilot" Part 2.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
86% DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1 - White Knights (TV Episode) There were some things to gripe about within "White Knights," but the episode created a bit of subtext text in a way that I really appreciated.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
88% DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1 - Blood Ties (TV Episode) I still feel like there's a better show creeping around the edges of DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and that it needs time to really allow that show to come forward in a stronger way. ‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
88% DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1 - Pilot, Part 2 (TV Episode) "Part 2" of the pilot leaned in much harder on the time-travel aspects of the show, and the result was a stronger hour than the first.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
67% DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1 - Pilot, Part 1 (TV Episode) The episode showed glimmers of a series that could be a lot of fun once it gets done explaining itself. The key is that Legends of Tomorrow has a remarkably solid ensemble that's already mostly clicking really well with one another. ‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
100% The Flash: Season 1 - Fast Enough (TV Episode) "Fast Enough" was one of the most satisfying season finales to a show that I've seen in a while... it really ended up encapsulating a lot of The Flash's best qualities. ‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
86% The Flash: Season 1 - Rogue Air (TV Episode) First, the entire premise for this episode was ridiculously dumb... Second thing: I really didn't care that the premise for the episode was ridiculously dumb. "Rogue Air" was funnel cake.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
100% The Flash: Season 1 - Grodd Lives (TV Episode) Despite all the much-needed Iris fallout, the Grodd plot didn't feel like an afterthought. That's good considering the incremental build-up the character has received over the course of the season.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
100% The Flash: Season 1 - The Trap (TV Episode) "The Trap" gave Cavanagh a chance to stretch himself further... It was all very good.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
80% The Flash: Season 1 - Who Is Harrison Wells? (TV Episode) The Flash managed to put out an episode that more or less mirrored last week's episode but actually delivered a little fun.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
77% The Flash: Season 1 - All Star Team Up (TV Episode) I mean, a hacking duel to control robotic bees was the kind of kooky fun The Flash enjoys, but it was also really boring.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
95% The Flash: Season 1 - Tricksters (TV Episode) "Tricksters" was a busy episode, but still a pretty fun one... The episode moved at a nice enough clip that I didn't mind the tonal mishmash too much.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
90% The Flash: Season 1 - Out of Time (TV Episode) 15 or 20 years ago, the episode absolutely would've been a finale, what with its wild, show-changing cliffhanger that would've left us dying in anticipation as we sat through a summer full of reruns.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
90% The Flash: Season 1 - Fallout (TV Episode) "Fallout" was just serving one too many functions as a conclusion to one storyline and a bridge to larger future storylines, when the episode might've been better served if it'd focused solely on the former.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
78% The Flash: Season 1 - The Nuclear Man (TV Episode) As an audience, we've come to understand how an episode of The Flash works, and the result is that we can see and appreciate the variation on the show's typical Freak of the Week A-plot.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
80% The Flash: Season 1 - Crazy For You (TV Episode) The entire episode could've just been that night at the bar, and I think it probably would've been the most enjoyable bit of television I've watched all week.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
83% The Flash: Season 1 - The Sound and the Fury (TV Episode) There was plenty to dislike, and it mostly resulted in a cliché pile-up that wasn't even an interesting cliché pile-up.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
100% The Flash: Season 1 - Revenge of the Rogues (TV Episode) The villains were great, but the rest of the hour furthered a number of other plots as well, and fairly productively. ‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
100% The Flash: Season 1 - Flash vs. Arrow (TV Episode) The Flash and Arrow managed to synthesize their respective tones into a very delightful and fun hour of television that showcased why superhero crossovers tend to be worth the effort. ‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
90% The Flash: Season 1 - Power Outage (TV Episode) While the Harrison aspect of "Power Outage" worked very well for me, the rest of the story surrounding it wasn't anywhere near as interesting.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
75% The Flash: Season 1 - The Flash Is Born (TV Episode) Even though Iris was indeed in danger, it wasn't a standard damsel-in-distress situation... In short, her plight was a lot less life-threatening - and clichéd - than it could've been.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
90% The Flash: Season 1 - Plastique (TV Episode) Sans Souci's dilemma created a number of threads that, while never felt fully tied together by the end, were still interesting enough.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
100% The Flash: Season 1 - Going Rogue (TV Episode) The Flash has finally offered up a villain who's genuinely worthy of the term... It seems like there's a remarkably solid throughline between the script and the show's intentions and Miller's performance. ‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
90% The Flash: Season 1 - Things You Can't Outrun (TV Episode) I'm hopeful that "Things You Can't Outrun" will turn out to be representative of The Flash's template as it starts to develop both itself and its characters, because the episode was pretty sound for me.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
90% The Flash: Season 1 - Fastest Man Alive (TV Episode) While it was identical to the series premiere in a lot of ways, it took care of enough business that I generally enjoyed it in spite of its repetitive nature. ‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
95% The Flash: Season 1 - Pilot (TV Episode) No matter what The Flash has in store for us, it seems primed to be the most fun show in its class, so I'm eager to see what's next.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
100% Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Season 6 (TV, 2014) It seems like a rollicking adventure and conspiracy yarn set in the narrative universe of a famed and lucrative media franchise, but every now and then, you scratch away at the surface and find something very purposeful.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
90% Bates Motel: Season 2 (TV, 2014) It's not as if Season 2 had any less going on, but rather that everything that was happening was connected to other stories in a more cohesive way than Season 1 managed to achieve.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
98% The Good Fight: Season 1 (TV, 2017) The Good Fight is charged with a sense of relevancy and a reason for existing beyond brand extension and helping to launch a streaming platform in a crowded marketplace. ‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2017
100% Elementary: Season 3 (TV, 2014-2015) I turn to the idea of Sherlock's subtle dismantling of his sobriety system as Sherlock easing off the grind for a way to really accept the relapse as the culmination of Sherlock's arc this season. ‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
95% The Good Wife: Season 4 (TV, 2012-2013) [The finale] capped off an uneven fourth season full of of ill-conceived and half-baked plots.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
86% The Flash: Season 3 (TV, 2016-2017) My basic point, and the show's, is this: Barry will always return to doing whatever is best for the Wests -- and the Season 3 premiere "Flashpoint" proved that once again.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
100% Elementary: Season 2 (TV, 2013-2014) All in all, a very good premiere.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2016
29% Of Kings and Prophets: Season 1 (TV, 2015) Of Kings and Prophets wasn't all that interesting as things stand right now.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2016
28% Minority Report: Season 1 (TV, 2015) Meagan Good and Stark Sands have limited chemistry and the show's conception of the future and how Dash's pre-cog abilities work (he's the weakest of them, but seems pretty on-point, overall?) are hazy at best.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2015
7% Dr. Ken: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) TV calculus is far more complicated than what I'm about to reduce it to, but, I swear to the TV gods, if ABC canceled the funny and occasionally sharp Cristela for this paint-by-numbers exasperated dad sitcom, I will break something. ‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2015
9% Rosewood: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) The show is a near-weightless charming consultant (private pathologist)/tough cop pap that manages to stay somewhat grounded due to the oodles and oodles of charisma Morris Chestnut provides. ‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2015
100% The Good Wife: Season 7 (TV, 2015-2016) Certainly "Bond" was a very solid episode of The Good Wife, and it had a number of interesting paths to follow with Alicia and Eli's respective reboots.‐ TV.com
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2015