Phil Dyess-Nugent

Phil Dyess-Nugent

Agrees with the Tomatometer 100% of the time.

Phil Dyess-Nugent'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
A- 75% The Walking Dead: Season 4 Episode 13 "One of the biggest surprises of "Alone" is that half of it centers on Daryl and Beth, after last weeks episode kept them front and center for the entire hour... It still works like gangbusters here, though. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 14, 2015
100% Cheers: Season 1 (TV, 1982-1983) "It's a refuge from work, and the show presents itself to the viewer as its own refuge, both from real-world pressures and the noisy aggravation of most of what else is on TV. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 19, 2015
100% Cheers: Season 2 (TV, 1983-1984) "This [first] episode shows a renewed sense of confidence-which is especially apparent on-screen in Long's performance-that I think derives partly from the creators knowing who their hero and heroine were and what they meant to each other. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 19, 2015
D 71% Derek: Season 2 (TV, 2014) "An episode of The Office or Extras would be wasted on Derek; he's completely happy when he's watching an online video of little piggies and bunnies doing cute things. Derek has all the creative ambition of one of those videos. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 5, 2014
C+ 86% Maron: Season 2 (TV, 2014) "If the show feels unusually disappointing, it's because Maron has given us reason to expect more of him. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 7, 2014
A- No Score Yet Moone Boy: Series 2 (TV, 2014) "Happily, both Rawle and Ian O'Reilly, who plays Martin's best corporeal friend Padraic, are still as charming as they were a year ago, and aren't being prodded too hard to grow up. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 1, 2014
D No Score Yet Metal Hurlant Chronicles: Season 2 (TV, 2014) "Metal Hurlant Chronicles is the kind of thing that gives adolescent male power fantasies a bad name. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 29, 2014
No Score Yet Medium: Season 7 (TV, 2010-2011) "Medium was able to use its tricks to deepen its emotional pull by threatening to force you to consider a world in which that family was broken up. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 25, 2014
B- No Score Yet The Boondocks: Season 4 (TV, 2014) "The new season is a copy of McGruder's baby made from a printer that needs a fresh ink cartridge. The clear, hard lines of McGruder's vision and sensibility aren't the only things that are a little faded. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 21, 2014
B+ 55% The Crazy Ones: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) "It's not for people who want to get caught up in a game of "will they or won't they?' but for hardcore aficionados of comic acting. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 21, 2014
C- 0% Saint George: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "It smells like something that's been tested in focus groups to within an inch of its life. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 10, 2014
A- 100% Legit: Season 2 (TV, 2014) "Legit walks the tightrope between the dark and the heartfelt as well as anything on TV. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 27, 2014
C+ 81% American Horror Story: Coven (TV, 2013-2014) "Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's shows are presented as serial narratives, but these two are not storytellers. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Feb 3, 2014
C+ 57% Episodes (US): Season 3 (TV, 2014) "It's turned out to be a fairly tired satire of Hollywood, one that's stayed yoked to its dubious premise. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 10, 2014
C 90% Banshee: Season 2 (TV, 2014) "If Banshee's first season, at its best, was a gleeful binge on pop storytelling at its most disreputable, the second season feels like the hangover. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 10, 2014
B- 94% Dallas: Season 2 (TV, 2013) "I can't say that I was eating my heart out wondering when Judith Light would be returning to series TV, but she has a regal, frosty veneer here that promises some impressive dragon lady bitchery. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 6, 2014
C 67% Mom: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) "The talk isn't dialogue-it's just gags, totally synthetic and rolled out by the yard. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 16, 2013
B+ 84% Homeland: Season 3 (TV, 2013) "For all its rough edges, this season of Homeland has made for some compelling television. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 13, 2013
C 61% Bonnie & Clyde: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "Those seeking entertainment would be better off watching the movie, which will give them a rousing American story in half the time. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 6, 2013
A- 70% Axe Cop: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "It all adds up to a brightly colored vision of a world drained of anything that wouldn't inspire a fist pump and a cry of "Awesome!" " ‐ AV Club
Posted Dec 2, 2013
C- 62% Ja'mie: Private School Girl: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "Ja'mie is so drawn-out and lifeless that the mind wanders, wondering if there might be something ugly about the popularity of this character. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 22, 2013
A- No Score Yet Nikita: Season 4 (TV, 2013) "Nikita is probably The CW's most purely entertaining show at the moment, and it brazenly promises to be its best self now that it's coming into the home stretch. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 22, 2013
C- 61% Dancing on the Edge: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "This show doesn't dance - on the edge, or anywhere else. Instead, it lumbers straight into the tar pit. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 24, 2013
B- 100% MasterChef Junior: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "MasterChef Junior really is MasterChef for kids, not some chintzy MasterChef-like substance. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 1, 2013
B+ 100% Person Of Interest: Season 3 (TV, 2013-2014) "Person Of Interest needs time to work up a head of steam again, but the prognosis for season three looks pretty good from where I'm sitting. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 25, 2013
C 82% The Blacklist: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) "None of the characters are a fair match for Red, and most of the actors are less than a fair match for Spader. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 24, 2013
C 86% Castle: Season 6 (TV, 2013-2014) "The fact that even Fillion sometimes has to stretch beyond his normal limits to keep all the pieces in place can be attributed to the fact that Castle is many different shows, many of them half-assed. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 24, 2013
B- 80% Being Human (US): Season 2 (TV, 2012) "Like most Americanized versions of British series, the show is both softer and more obvious than its predecessor, but that's not automatically a bad thing. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 23, 2013
100% South Park: Season 5 (TV, 2001) ""It Hits The Fan" is a very smart, funny piece of television, a worthy season opener, but it's also a calculated ratings stunt, something that was transparently intended to get people calling in to radio shows saying, "Can you believe this was on TV?!" " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 16, 2013
C 65% Derek: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "Derek is pretty sad from top to bottom, but not for the reasons its creator intended. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 16, 2013
C- 33% Ring of Fire "Ring Of Fire compresses some sixty years in the life of June Carter Cash into roughly an hour and a half of screen time, not counting commercials. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 13, 2013
No Score Yet South Park: Season 2 (TV, 1998-1999) "It's 20 minutes and change, and I dozed off twice while watching it. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 11, 2013
86% South Park: Season 1 (TV, 1997-1998) "Part of what made the show seem so unusual when it was in its first full flush of success was the way that it managed to be everywhere while also seeming so thoroughly disposable. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 11, 2013
B 65% Vegas: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013) "There's not as much nuance here as there would be in a cable drama, but there's certainly room around the edges to suggest where nuance will fill in with time. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 9, 2013
D No Score Yet The 12 Disasters of Christmas (2014) "12 Disasters Of Christmas, SyFy's contribution to the holiday season, lands on the programming calendar like a foul-smelling, coal-like substance left on the carpet by a drunken Santa who needs a swat on the nose with a rolled-up newspaper. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 14, 2013
B- No Score Yet Quick Draw: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "It feels overextended in a way that will make the tenderhearted afraid to ever look at the show again, for fear of seeing the cast straining and sweating blood to get anything more out of this concept. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 5, 2013
B+ No Score Yet Being Human: Series 5 (TV, 2013) "Between the new villains' gleeful appetite for destruction and Kate Bracken's way of detonating a wisecrack, its last season shows promise of being a wild ride. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 14, 2013
A 83% Moone Boy: Series 1 (TV, 2012) "It leaves most of what passes for domestic TV comedy choking in its dust. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 12, 2013
B- 100% Copper: Season 2 (TV, 2013) "This episode is Copper at its liveliest, because the manhunt for a rampaging killer, while not exactly a model of narrative intricacy, crowds out most everything else and generates some excitement. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 23, 2013
A- 100% Teen Wolf: Season 3 (TV, 2013-2014) "I like the way the show uses animal imagery and ties the theme of nature going nuts in with its werewolf mythology, and at times, it even achieves a certain cheeseball horror poetry. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 3, 2013
A- 67% The Killing: Season 3 (TV, 2013) "The show continues to be both visually entrancing and rich in mood, but when Jewel Staite turns up for a couple of minutes of screen time as Holder's new girlfriend, it's like the clouds finally parting after a week of rain. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 2, 2013
C 71% Nurse Jackie: Season 5 (TV, 2013) "The high level of on-screen talent can't disguise the fact that Nurse Jackie, which seemed poised to take a chance on reinventing itself, has instead settled for trying to reanimate the discarded husk of the show it had grown out of. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 14, 2013
C+ 60% Mr. Selfridge: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "Mr. Selfridge works pretty well as prestige eye candy, but if QVC were to counter-program against it by having their on-camera shills dress in period costume for an hour, it wouldn't be any less dramatically involving. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 31, 2013
No Score Yet Peep Show: Season 1 (TV, 2003) "Despite its focus on the two guys and their self-interested take on everything and everybody, Peep Show is generous with its comedy. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 4, 2013
C 22% Malibu Country: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013) "Its best target demographic might be people who suffer a debilitating stroke while reaching for the remote and aren't discovered for another half-hour. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 10, 2012
B 83% Nikita: Season 3 (TV, 2012-2013) "Nothing wrong with a show being conventional if it's good at it. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 19, 2012
B- 63% Supernatural: Season 8 (TV, 2012-2013) "Supernatural is ready to start trying to once again build a mighty, steadily escalating end-of-the-world scenario that will reach to the skies. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 3, 2012
B+ No Score Yet Person Of Interest: Season 2 (TV, 2012-2013) "Emerson's mysterioso act never gets old, and for a guy best known for having played Jesus, Caviezel gives excellent beatdowns. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 27, 2012
C+ 60% Castle: Season 5 (TV, 2012-2013) "Instead of getting caught up in it, you patiently wait for it to resolve itself, in the hopes that when it's all over, you can figure out what happened. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 24, 2012
C 82% The Closer: Season 7 (TV, 2011-2012) "After seven seasons, The Closer is leaving the air in a condition that's far from its best. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 13, 2012
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