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Rachel Syme

Rachel Syme
Rachel Syme's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The New Republic, New Yorker

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
83% Dietland: Season 1 (TV, 2018) How can women break free of misogyny and break cycles of harm?... Dietland doesn't just stare at these questions, it bites into them with sharp teeth, letting the juice run.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
91% The Staircase: Season 1 (TV, 2005) The Staircase is less like other true crime documentaries and more like the Richard Linklater film Boyhood, although much sadder and involving real people.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
75% Picnic at Hanging Rock: Miniseries (TV, 2018) Picnic at Hanging Rock becomes so much bigger than a genre twist; it becomes the story of young women breaking out of a repressed sexuality, of a seam splitting in the side of Victorian mores and allowing the girls an opportunity to break free.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
89% Patrick Melrose: Miniseries (TV, 2018) This may make for good TV, but it only made me crave the immersive experience of reading the books-of taking that long, slow walk with Patrick out of hell, with a few zingers along the way.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
93% Billions: Season 3 (TV, 2018) But as its third season airs, I have come to appreciate the purposefulness of its exaggerations. Billions is written in extended metaphors, strings of expletives, grandiloquent monologues, fire and brimstone soliloquies‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
97% Killing Eve: Season 1 (TV, 2018) What makes Killing Eve so compelling is the same thing that makes it an unmistakable Phoebe Waller-Bridge production; both women are deviant, brilliant troublemakers, both women are terribly uninterested in pedestrian life.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
85% Silicon Valley: Season 5 (TV, 2018) And with a new nimbleness in a new season, the show feels capable, perhaps for the first time, of skewering its characters, rather than being saved by jokes.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
61% Good Girls: Season 1 (TV, 2018) Good Girls cannot decide whether it is a comedy or a drama. Perhaps, as time goes on, it will evolve into a cohesive whole.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
98% Barry: Season 1 (TV, 2018) If [Bill Hader] was born to be an Old Hollywood star, Barry is where he finally gets the opportunity to show it.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
91% Divorce: Season 2 (TV, 2018) With her vulpine smirk and acid tongue, [Becki] Newton is one of television's best comic actresses, and her presence on the show feels like an open window in a stuffy house. ‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
91% Wormwood: Miniseries (TV, 2017) Morris has created a work of true crime suspense that certainly crowns his own work, along with anything else available to stream now. But the pill is hard to swallow. ‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
91% The Crown: Season 2 (TV, 2017) [Claire] Foy is, in the second season, a genius of restraint. So much so, that the secondary characters in the show threaten to eclipse her spotlight. ‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
95% Enlightened: Season 2 (TV, 2013) I have been thinking about Enlightened a lot in 2017. I recently re-watched the entire series and it felt as fresh as anything made this year.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
99% Alias Grace: Miniseries (TV, 2017) [Sarah] Polley is the ideal translator of Atwood's material, a filmmaker obsessed with circling the truth over and over, even when there are no clear answers. ‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
86% Room 104: Season 1 (TV, 2017) While other installments of the show are not as jarring or propulsive as the micro-horror stories, I found myself admiring the show for taking big, sentimental swings around the room.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2017
93% The Deuce: Season 1 (TV, 2017) The Deuce shows the '70s as a hell that no one should want to return to, even if it was a hotbed of creativity.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
100% Big Little Lies: Season 1 - You Get What You Need (TV Episode) What I took away from the finale is that there are some lies that must be shared, some burdens that can only be relieved by a mutually-understanding community.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
100% Difficult People: Season 3 (TV, 2017) If the show's earlier seasons sometimes wallowed in sarcasm, then the third season is its most mature iteration of the show yet, and where it has finally found its groove.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
100% You're the Worst: Season 4 (TV, 2017) You're The Worst has become one of the best shows on television as it dives deeper and deeper into the patterns that keep its characters broken. ‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
96% Better Things: Season 2 (TV, 2017) The multigenerational, all-female household on Better Things looks like Lauren Greenfield's iconic "Girl Culture" photographs come to life.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
87% I Love Dick: Season 1 (TV, 2016) What makes I Love Dick exciting-as television and as a literary work-is that it offers a promise of liberation, for both men and their abstract cold lines, and for the women who dare to crash through them.‐ New Yorker
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
97% BoJack Horseman: Season 4 (TV, 2017) It feels, more than anything, like a season that loyal watchers of the show have earned, after sticking with Bojack through his many rollercoaster rides of mania and melancholy.‐ The New Republic
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
96% Six Feet Under: Season 5 (TV, 2005) The Six Feet Under finale remains a high point of HBO history.‐ New Yorker
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
95% High Maintenance: Season 1 (TV, 2016) When people call a dealer, they are in a moment of need. High Maintenance meets people at this crossroads and peers at them with a tender gaze.‐ New Yorker
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
97% Game of Thrones: Season 4 (TV, 2014) These packed curtain-raisers, like last night's "Two Swords," are rewarding for those who have read the books and somewhat maddening for those who have not, requiring multiple viewings and an open Wikipedia page.‐ New Yorker
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2014