Pilot Viruet

Pilot Viruet
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TV Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

The Ranch: Season 1 (TV, 2016)

"There is a strange warmth and an ease to the series that makes it just fine for casual watching. "
Posted Jun 13, 2016

Catastrophe: Series 2 (TV, 2016)

"It has no interest in portraying romance through rose-colored glasses or providing sweet meet-cutes; instead, it focuses on the realistic, relatable, and brutally honest aspects of an adult relationship."
Posted Jun 13, 2016

Lady Dynamite: Season 1 (TV, 2016)

"Sometimes it works and sometimes it falls flat, but the important thing is that Lady Dynamite energetically keeps going, much like Bamford herself. "
Posted Jun 13, 2016

Life in Pieces: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

"It is so reminiscent of Modern Family that it already feels stale."
Posted Jun 8, 2016

Limitless: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

"Maybe the show will improve when it kicks into the case-of-the-week format and ramps up the nonsensical effects of this mysterious pill, but I don't have high hopes."
Posted Jun 8, 2016

Scream Queens: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

"Scream Queens still manages to be endlessly watchable."
Posted Jun 8, 2016

Rosewood: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

"It is a basic carbon copy of every background-viewing procedural involving two mismatched, opposite-gender, dueling personalities who solve crimes."
Posted Jun 8, 2016

black-ish: Season 2 (TV, 2015)

"Black-ish is even stronger - and more necessary - than ever. "
Posted Jun 8, 2016

Quantico: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

"It's intriguing and dramatic enough to get you hooked."
Posted Jun 8, 2016

Grandfathered: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

"There is certainly something enjoyable about Grandfathered. It's far sweeter than the marketing implies, aiming for a blend of dirty jokes and heartwarming moments between family and possible-relationships. "
Posted Jun 8, 2016

The Grinder: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

"Fox's The Grinder is funny. This is truly a simplistic place to begin a review, but it's not exactly the most complicated sitcom out there - and anyway, "funny" isn't a word I'd use to describe most recent comedy pilots."
Posted Jun 8, 2016

Code Black: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

"Code Black is acceptably average. Fans of medical dramas will likely enjoy it, while detractors will continue to steer clear. "
Posted Jun 8, 2016

Jane the Virgin: Season 2 (TV, 2015)

"Jane the Virgin hasn't broken its stride. If anything, its narrative seems to be a bit stronger than it was before."
Posted Jun 8, 2016

iZombie: Season 2 (TV, 2016)

"Season 2 takes all the cliffhangers from the first season finale and builds spectacularly on them."
Posted Jun 8, 2016

The Flash: Season 2 (TV, 2015)

"The Flash's second season... keeps up the darkish fun by skipping ahead a few months and shaking up the status quo. "
Posted Jun 8, 2016

Casual: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

"I was barely lukewarm on the show during the first three or four episodes, but then I found myself starting to love it, to enjoy the aspects that had annoyed me two hours prior."
Posted Jun 8, 2016

Red Oaks: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

"Red Oaks is not a terrible show, but it's one that would've made a better 90-minute movie than ten-episode series. "
Posted Jun 8, 2016

Fargo: Season 2 (TV, 2015)

"What is most surprising about Season 2 is that it's somehow even better."
Posted Jun 8, 2016

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

"Fortunately, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is far better than its title suggests, and the series premiere quickly implies that it will attempt to subvert that trope, even if it does so by totally playing into it. "
Posted Jun 8, 2016

Truth Be Told: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

"What is the point of NBC's Truth Be Told? No, really, I'm wondering. "
Posted Jun 8, 2016

Life Unexpected: Season 2 (TV, 2010)

"Life Unexpected succeeds most in balancing the family drama with Lux's individual teen drama. "
Posted Jun 8, 2016

Supergirl: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

"It's not enough to be a pretty good comic adaptation when you're surrounded by stellar adaptations, and Supergirl fails to stand out."
Posted Jun 8, 2016

One Mississippi: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

"It's hard to do justice to the entire half-hour without spoiling some of the good bits, but it's a brilliant feat - we expect nothing less from Notaro."
Posted Jun 8, 2016

Chicago Med: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

"It is harmlessly watchable, to the extent that I will most likely watch this entire season in five-episode binge bursts. "
Posted Jun 8, 2016

Bob's Burgers: Season 6 (TV, 2015)

"Bob's Burgers is a series that loves blending completely absurd situations (and occasional gross-out comedy) with the warm fuzziness that comes along with a family who truly love each other."
Posted Jun 7, 2016

Empire: Season 2 (TV, 2015)

"There are still the twists and turns, the gasp-worthy tweetable moments, and the songs made of pure fire."
Posted Jun 7, 2016
4/5 84%

Girls: Season 5 (TV, 2016)

""Wedding Day" certainly got my attention - I thought Marnie and Desi were done! I thought Marnie would end up with her one true love Ray! - and was, in a general sense, one of the better episodes of the series."
Posted Jun 7, 2016
4/5 100%

The Carmichael Show: Season 2 (TV, 2016)

"All in all, "Everybody Cheats" is a great introduction for newcomers and a strong follow-up to the show's first season. With next week's Cosby episode on the horizon, there's plenty of reason to believe that The Carmichael Show will only get better."
Posted Jun 7, 2016

The Path: Season 1 (TV, 2016)

"The Path proves that it can do just fine on its own merits. "
Posted Jun 7, 2016

Casual: Season 2 (TV, 2016)

"What especially makes this season of Casual work so well is its emphasis on friendship."
Posted Jun 7, 2016
C- 20%

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders: Season 1 (TV, 2016)

"It's a series that teases you to look away-you're better off never glancing at it in the first place."
Posted Mar 16, 2016
A- 97%

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

"I was more than pleasantly surprised by this series... What's more, I was completely enthralled by it, itching to talk about the show with anybody."
Posted Feb 3, 2016

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

"While the "trial of the century" is the biggest selling point for The People v. O.J. Simpson, it's these smaller moments that make the series so endlessly compelling. "
Posted Feb 2, 2016
B+ 97%

American Crime: Season 2 (TV, 2016)

"American Crime excels even when -- especially when -- it's dark and hard to watch."
Posted Jan 7, 2016
A- 100%

Broad City: Season 2 (TV, 2015)

"Abbi and Ilana are back and as unapologetic and funny as ever."
Posted Jan 15, 2015
B+ 86%

black-ish: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

"Black-ish stands out in its commitment to explore serious cultural issues with a humorous slant. It stands out among the three family sitcoms that precede it on ABC's comedy night and even stands out among the broadcast television slate as a whole."
Posted Sep 25, 2014
B+ No Score Yet

The League: Season 6 (TV, 2014)

"I'm still not 100% back on board but if The League keeps up this momentum and continues to find new ways to twist its own old stories, then I could see this season completely winning me back."
Posted Sep 24, 2014
B- 100%

Bob's Burgers: Season 4 (TV, 2013)

"It's strange, it's loud, it's sweet, and it's definitely funny."
Posted Sep 30, 2013
C 40%

Last Man Standing: Season 2 (TV, 2012)

"When the biggest draw to a sitcom episode in 2013 is that it features a few minutes of Jonathan Taylor Thomas then, well, that show may have a problem."
Posted Sep 20, 2013
B 83%

The League: Season 5 (TV, 2013)

"It's a hit among the obsessive sports/fantasy league fans and a hit to the opposite crowd: people like me who have fallen asleep during football games and picked a fantasy team based on how attractive the players are."
Posted Sep 6, 2013
B+ No Score Yet

Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

"It's clear that the writers (and Zach) are so knowledgeable of this particular world that the end result is smarter than you'd expect the average reality show send-up to be."
Posted May 2, 2013
A- 93%

30 Rock: Season 7 (TV, 2012)

"The anchor of 30 Rock has always been the friendship between Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy which is a pairing that has only gotten stronger now that there's mutual respect between them."
Posted Oct 4, 2012
B- No Score Yet

2 Broke Girls: Season 2 (TV, 2012)

"I like Max and I like Caroline, so here's hoping the second season actually gives us more reasons to really root for them."
Posted Sep 24, 2012