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Paul MacInnes

Paul MacInnes
Paul MacInnes's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
88% American Gods: Season 1 - Come to Jesus (TV Episode) As a finale, all this felt a bit contrived. It was a case of second season syndrome: a TV show creator having to strike a balance between wrapping up a storyline and teeing up its continuation, in the end doing neither.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
92% American Gods: Season 1 - A Prayer for Mad Sweeney (TV Episode) All in all, a lot of meandering that fails to build much of an appetite for next week's episode which is, after all, the finale of this first season.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
85% American Gods: Season 1 - A Murder of Gods (TV Episode) To me this half of the episode meandered a bit. Not much was divulged about either the plot or any of the characters.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
93% American Gods: Season 1 - Lemon Scented You (TV Episode) Another brave, creative episode, with new god Gillian Anderson morphing into Ziggy Stardust and old god Ian McShane giving it his best Widow Twankey.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
100% American Gods: Season 1 - Git Gone (TV Episode) Well, my friends, that was a piece of bravura television.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
100% American Gods: Season 1 - Head Full of Snow (TV Episode) While Shadow Moon and Wednesday largely meandered this week, attention was drawn instead to the introductions of two new old gods in cameos that were both supernatural and human, mysterious and touching.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted May 15, 2017
94% Westworld: Season 1 - The Bicameral Mind (TV Episode) Thank you for the narratives and the reveries, the updates and the flashbacks. Thank you, finally, for Westworld. It was a great little park, but now it's undergoing some repairs.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
89% Westworld: Season 1 - The Well-Tempered Clavier (TV Episode) Episode nine and things are becoming both clearer and more opaque at the same time.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2016
100% Westworld: Season 1 - Trompe L'Oeil (TV Episode) This week had brain drillings, bludgeonings and big emotional punches.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
88% Westworld: Season 1 - The Adversary (TV Episode) The thing about this week's episode is that, suddenly, the robot revolution could come from anywhere.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
95% Westworld: Season 1 - Dissonance Theory (TV Episode) I enjoyed this week's episode. I have decided to give up on trying to hold the show to a coherent plot or dramatic world -- life's too short -- but I appreciated the introduction of some snappy dialogue and satisfying interaction between characters.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2016
96% Westworld: Season 1 - The Stray (TV Episode) Quite frankly I was confused, but the upshot is, I think, that robots are becoming conscious and there's not much anyone in the park can do about it, even if they wanted to.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2016
96% Westworld: Season 1 - Chestnut (TV Episode) Dolores is a prism through which we can view Westworld's developing themes; individual agency, the power of memory, the role of women in a chauvinist world and, of course, what makes a human.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2016
70% Mr. Robot: Season 2 - eps2.9_pyth0n-pt2.p7z (TV Episode) Mr Robot is a smart show, maybe at times too smart for its own good. There's so much to love in it, so much detail, so much verisimilitude, but sometimes I feel like I could do with a little more hand-holding to work out what's going on.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
83% Mr. Robot: Season 2 - eps2.9_pyth0n-pt1.p7z (TV Episode) This episode was even stranger, and threw up even more questions, than usual. But if I were a gambling man (in crypto-currency, of course) I'd bet we find out what Stage Two is in next week's finale.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
100% Mr. Robot: Season 2 - eps.2.8_h1dden-pr0cess.axx (TV Episode) Jeepers H Creepers, that was some ending.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
94% Mr. Robot: Season 2 - eps2.7_init_5.fve (TV Episode) In the penultimate episode of this second season we are offered several plot twists... But for all the plotting, the psychology of the characters remains the most compelling aspect of this excellent drama.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
100% Mr. Robot: Season 2 - eps2.6_succ3ss0r.p12 (TV Episode) Given the predilection for illusion in this drama, it's difficult to say whether Darlene has always been violent or has only now been pushed to it be events. Either way, she's in deep now and this show is quickly running short of heroes.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
88% Mr. Robot: Season 2 - eps2.5_h4ndshake.sme (TV Episode) We will (un)learn more over the coming weeks, but I think it's fair to say that this little coup de theatre is not a Bobby Ewing moment. We've learned that Elliot's actions this season took place in a different context, but they still happened. I think.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
94% Mr. Robot: Season 2 - eps2.4_m4ster-s1ave.aes (TV Episode) With this week's episode, Esmail is taking the mickey. Not content with creating a complex drama, he's knocked off a note-perfect pastiche of one of those sunny 90s sitcoms. And played it for shivers.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
94% Mr. Robot: Season 2 - eps2.3_logic-b0mb.hc (TV Episode) For me, Mr Robot doesn't need another subplot. It already has enough on its plate trying to keep the main story -- told through Dom, Angela, Darlene -- on the rails, plus the increasingly weird Mrs Wellick narrative to boot.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
89% Mr. Robot: Season 2 - eps2.2_init_1.asec (TV Episode) Elliot is back in. A return to hacking was inevitable, of course, but here creator Sam Esmail lays out why it has to be so.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
100% Westworld: Season 1 - The Original (TV Episode) Against a backdrop that takes the breath away, a cast of actors play out a storyline that provokes base and powerful emotions.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2016
100% Mr. Robot: Season 2 - eps2.1_k3rnel-pan1c.ksd (TV Episode) I loved the passage of Elliot in the grip of Adderall mania.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016
100% Mr. Robot: Season 2 - eps2.0_unm4sk-pt1.tc (TV Episode) For me, the most interesting character in this returning double bill is Angela.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2016