Rachel Montpelier

Rachel Montpelier
Rachel Montpelier's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Culturess
Publications: Culturess

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
73% Outlander: Season 4 - Man of Worth (TV Episode) I didn't realize how much I missed that series - the one that offers bodice-ripping romance through a feminist lens - until this episode. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
62% Outlander: Season 4 - Providence (TV Episode) The show isn't really reckoning with how creepy Roger's behavior is. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
80% Outlander: Season 4 - If Not For Hope (TV Episode) Unsurprisingly, Outlander is still not portraying its non-white characters with much depth. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
60% Outlander: Season 4 - The Deep Heart's Core (TV Episode) It's just zero to slut shaming in an instant. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2019
70% Outlander: Season 4 - The Birds & the Bees (TV Episode) Cut the (repetitive, exploitative, eye-roll-worthy) fat and get to the good stuff already. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2019
58% Outlander: Season 4 - Wilmington (TV Episode) You know how Outlander continually deconstructs romance tropes from the feminist gaze? Well, "Wilmington" basically shrugged off that awesome precedent when Bree and Roger got hitched. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
100% The Americans: Season 6 - START (TV Episode) The bond between Philip and Elizabeth has always eclipsed all of The Americans' other relationships... The complexity of their marriage and love has, to some extent, cut them off from everyone else in their lives. That includes their kids. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
100% Outlander: Season 4 - Down the Rabbit Hole (TV Episode) Honestly, if Outlander had offered some scenes of this episode's caliber between Frank and Brianna back in season 3, I probably would've actually cared about Bree before "The False Bride." - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
90% Outlander: Season 4 - Blood of My Blood (TV Episode) One of the many reasons I love Outlander is its ability to upend expectations... his week's episode, "Blood of My Blood," was no exception. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
100% Outlander: Season 4 - Savages (TV Episode) Despite Claire's sadness, it was nice to see her and Jamie just being a couple in their home - him looking for his hat, her asking him to pick up some food. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
85% Outlander: Season 4 - Common Ground (TV Episode) The symbolism of Jamie killing a Native American by impaling him with one of the stakes that marks his (stolen) land is completely bonkers. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
75% Outlander: Season 4 - The False Bride (TV Episode) Not only does Claire encounter a ghost, she encounters a ghost who's also her guardian angel, straddling the racial stereotype line and is another piece in the puzzle of time travel. That's way too much. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
46% Outlander: Season 4 - Do No Harm (TV Episode) Despite my initial misgivings, I think it handled its slavery plot the best way it could've in "Do No Harm." - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
95% Outlander: Season 4 - America the Beautiful (TV Episode) The cyclical nature of Outlander is part of its charm. Amid the plot twists, violence and new characters, we know that at the end of the day, Claire and Jamie are meant to be. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018