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Paul Vigna

Paul Vigna
Paul Vigna's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Wall Street Journal

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
82% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - The First Day of the Rest of Your Life (TV Episode) Now that's how you make good use of a tiger. Season seven of "The Walking Dead" went out in furious fashion, with an epic battle between the Alexandrians, the Saviors, the Kingdom, Hilltop and the Takers. ‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2017
66% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Something They Need (TV Episode) All the pieces appear to be in place for next week's season finale. War is coming.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2017
68% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - The Other Side (TV Episode) It is a curious episode, in a way. While it doesn't directly address the main story line, the fomenting revolt against the Saviors, there is a lot to unpack.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
82% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Bury Me Here (TV Episode) They put a rag on [Benjamin's] gunshot wound, and it's immediately soaked in dark, rich blood; it's a painfully effective visual.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
78% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Say Yes (TV Episode) This is a side of "Richonne" we don't get to see much. They smile, they perform small courtesies for each other, they make love. It's almost shocking to see them acting so normal.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2017
82% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Hostiles and Calamities (TV Episode) It seems like every character in Sanctuary who gets a line or two of dialogue either expressly wants to rub Negan out, or is thinking about it. That he's lasted as long as he has shows how effective violence and fear can be to a dictator.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2017
82% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - New Best Friends (TV Episode) Winslow is going to give people nightmares.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2017
87% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Rock in the Road (TV Episode) What works here is that the story is clearly going somewhere: an all-out fight against the Saviors.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
76% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Hearts Still Beating (TV Episode) [It] provided a couple of shocking moments along the way, that genuinely felt shocking and not manufactured, which is a good sign that the writers in the writers room are letting the story flow naturally.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
74% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Sing Me a Song (TV Episode) After spending a long time laying out all the pieces on the new chessboard, The Walking Dead finally got to moving some of them around.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
59% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Swear (TV Episode) The story is moving too slowly. It's nearly the midpoint of the season, and we are just now done catching up with everybody's stories from the end of season six. ‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2016
76% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Go Getters (TV Episode) It's good to see the resistance in action.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2016
59% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Service (TV Episode) We are still at the vaunting, gloating stage of the Negan occupation, and it's unnerving and enraging to watch the people we follow so closely living under this man's thumb.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2016
72% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - The Cell (TV Episode) The episode is almost as much about Dwight as it is about Daryl, which is interesting when you consider that Dwight has become a sort of Daryl doppelganger (since Daryl doesn't exist in the comics).‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
95% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - The Well (TV Episode) "The Well..." is a stark change in tone, and (we hope) a great preview of what's to come this season.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2016
64% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - The Day Will Come When You Won't Be (TV Episode) Honestly, we didn't think it was possible for this show to shock us, but this did. Tonight's episode may have set a new mark for gore on television. ‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2016
79% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 - North (TV Episode) You shouldn't really get excited watching somebody explode into a murderous rage, but we're relatively sure we were not the only ones who got a little giddy watching Travis Manawa go on a rampage on tonight's finale of Fear the Walking Dead.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2016
67% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 - Date of Death (TV Episode) Chris has fallen to one side of what is essentially is the central debate that runs through the head of everybody on these shows: are you for society, or for yourself.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2016
71% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 - Pillar of Salt (TV Episode) This was a really well-constructed hour, one of those episodes where the zombies fade into the background, and the living take center stage. ‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2016
79% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 - Pablo & Jessica (TV Episode) In the post-zombie apocalypse, people sometimes find surprising new uses for old skills. In "Pablo & Jessica"... two of the Clarks flex anew old skills, and one pharmacist explains a talent he didn't even know he had.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2016
55% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 - Do Not Disturb (TV Episode) The cold open was a nice touch.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2016
62% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 - Los Muertos (TV Episode) After last week's all-Nick road trip, Fear the Walking Dead expands the lens a bit.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2016
87% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 - Grotesque (TV Episode) Since Nick was the Abinaut most attracted to this notion of the dead as some kind of religious harbinger, it makes sense that the new season picks up with his story. ‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2016
68% Mr. Robot: Season 2 - eps2.9_pyth0n-pt2.p7z (TV Episode) The fact that Mr. Robot hits upon something that is such a real concern, but which most people aren't even yet aware of, is just one more example of the show's brilliant prescience.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2016
80% Mr. Robot: Season 2 - eps2.9_pyth0n-pt1.p7z (TV Episode) The fact that Mr. Robot hits upon something that is such a real concern, but which most people aren't even yet aware of, is just one more example of the show's brilliant prescience.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
89% Mr. Robot: Season 2 - eps2.2_init_1.asec (TV Episode) This episode was stuffed with information, but the most compelling moments came when Elliot and Darlene's lives started to intertwine again.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
100% Mr. Robot: Season 2 - eps2.1_k3rnel-pan1c.ksd (TV Episode) Tonight's episode of Mr. Robot, "K3rnel-pan1c.ksd," doesn't really move the story very far along, but it does paint several wonderful character portraits. ‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016
93% Underground: Season 1 (TV, 2016) Underground is first and foremost entertainment, and it's good entertainment, but it also hits on issues that are still coursing through the body politic. The show is set in 1857, but like we said, its sensibilities are rooted in 2016.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2016
75% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 - The Good Man (TV Episode) A finale that finally brought the heat and promise of this show set before the world's end.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2015
76% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 - Cobalt (TV Episode) It is easily the best episode yet.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2015
86% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 - Not Fade Away (TV Episode) This is a well-done bit of storytelling that lays out life inside the fence, and plays off the fears of what lies outside the fence. Because of that, when the dramatic payoff comes at episode's end, it's gripping.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2015
67% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 - The Dog (TV Episode) What's really fascinating is that the Los Angeles being portrayed is halfway between the world it's always been, and the circle of hell it's about to become.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2015
86% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 - So Close, Yet So Far (TV Episode) The episode is good, and builds on the sense of dread established in the premiere, and dread is the exact right word.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2015
91% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 - Pilot (TV Episode) A fantastic introduction into this dark world.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2015
78% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 (TV, 2015) Fear the Walking Dead has a legitimate shot at being as good as or even better than its older sibling.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2015
85% Orphan Black: Season 3 - Scarred by Many Past Frustrations (TV Episode) One of the things that makes "Orphan Black" fascinating is that the show is essentially one constant reveal, always deepening the rabbit hole.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted May 17, 2015
44% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Last Day on Earth (TV Episode) Before season seven starts, you will read a story about psychiatrists treating people for some kind of Walking Dead-related trauma. Yes, it is most definitely a first-world problem, but it's coming.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2016
97% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - The Same Boat (TV Episode) One of the little things we love about this show is that they consistently give minor characters little things that make them real. Calling Carol "Magnolia" is a smart touch. "I want to bloody up that nice..." ‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2016
96% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Not Tomorrow Yet (TV Episode) What's amazing about this is the sense of dread that comes with it.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2016
96% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Knots Untie (TV Episode) The first hints are dropped that mankind is truly rebuilding society from the ashes of the zombie apocalypse.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2016
94% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - The Next World (TV Episode) We've been shipping for Richonne for a while. Fan service or not, it makes sense, these two.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
36% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Start to Finish (TV Episode) "Start to Finish" puts the hardy Grimes clan and the cloistered Alexandrians at the mercy of a massive horde of the undead, who come streaming through a collapsed section of wall like a teeming, flesh-rotted, stinking river.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2015
48% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Heads Up (TV Episode) Glenn surviving is not believable. I'm starting to feel like Annie Wilkes, because there's no way Glenn made it under that cockadoodie dumpster.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2015
80% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Always Accountable (TV Episode) "Always Accountable," turns to the tale of Daryl, Sasha, and Abraham... But the biggest development in the whole story will be that last, one-word line. "Help," which lands like a hammer blow.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2015
48% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Now (TV Episode) This was another episode that was more talkie than killie, but it came with tension as thick as a 20-deep horde of walkers. ‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2015
94% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Thank You (TV Episode) This is another fantastic episode.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2015
96% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - First Time Again (TV Episode) "First Time Again," was given an expansive hour and a half to tell its story... It wasn't as explosive as the season five premiere... but it still packed an awful lot of brawn and brains - both literal and figurative - into the extra time.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2015
83% The Walking Dead: Season 5 - Conquer (TV Episode) "Conquer," the 90-minute finale, was about two things: how much some characters have changed, and how much they haven't.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2015
96% The Walking Dead: Season 5 - Forget (TV Episode) Tonight's offering of "The Walking Dead," titled "Forget," was a treat tastier than Carol's cookies. ‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2015
89% The Walking Dead: Season 4 - A (TV Episode) As far as cliffhangers go, The Walking Dead gets an "A" with tonight's season four finale.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2015