Rae Nudson

Rae Nudson
Rae Nudson 's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Paste Magazine
Publications: Paste Magazine

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
7/10 68% NOS4A2: Season 1 (TV, 2019) It's refreshing in a TV landscape full of complicated antiheroes that the characters with the most interiority in NOS4A2 are the good guys. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019
7.0/10 88% American Gods: Season 2 - Moon Shadow (TV Episode) Although the finale does not live up to the high of the previous episode, there are parts that work particularly well. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
7.7/10 91% American Gods: Season 2 - Treasure Of The Sun (TV Episode) The way voices and sounds blend into stories of the past from Mad Sweeney's present and vice versa adds to the feeling of blurred edges around time... The viewer experiences Mad Sweeney's madness with him, and it's viscerally effective. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
6.7/10 67% American Gods: Season 2 - Donar The Great (TV Episode) American Gods has made it clear that it will not shy away from America's wounds, and has also made it clear that the shock is part of the point. But that kind of imagery can be harmful without grappling with what it means. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
7.2/10 38% American Gods: Season 2 - The Ways Of The Dead (TV Episode) The Ways of the Dead takes a break from gathering recruits and uses all of the series' storytelling tools. The result is much more interesting than The Greatest Story Ever Told. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
6.0/10 55% American Gods: Season 2 - Greatest Story Ever Told, The (TV Episode) While storytelling is central to the soul of American Gods, if the story is boring, the story is worthless. Instead of storytelling, the exposition that's been happening feels like characters just talking. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
7.0/10 70% American Gods: Season 2 - Muninn (TV Episode) Shadow might not yet know all that he's giving up to follow Wednesday, but I hope it's worth it in the end. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
6.0/10 80% American Gods: Season 2 - The Beguiling Man (TV Episode) It's only the second episode in the new season, so hopefully American Gods finds its way back to meaningful storytelling. But after this episode, I'm starting to lose faith. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
7.6/10 91% American Gods: Season 2 - House On The Rock (TV Episode) American Gods may be moving into a new phase of its storytelling, but it looks like it won't stop picking at America's wounds. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
8.1/10 83% American Gods: Season 1 - Come to Jesus (TV Episode) Laura (Emily Browning) is such a great touchstone for American Gods, maybe more so than Shadow (Ricky Whittle). - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
7.7/10 89% American Gods: Season 1 - A Prayer for Mad Sweeney (TV Episode) It's a nesting egg of mythology-which seems to be the kind of storytelling that American Gods is most interested in. Stories crack to reveal more stories, over and over again. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
8.3/10 74% American Gods: Season 1 - A Murder of Gods (TV Episode) By once again using other languages, American Gods shows that you don't have to know exactly what someone is saying to make their story worthwhile. To see someone's humanity, you just need to believe in them. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
7/10 91% American Gods: Season 1 - Lemon Scented You (TV Episode) "Lemon Scented You" is just as visually interesting as the previous episodes of American Gods (especially that animated opening), but it's not as compelling. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
8.3/10 100% American Gods: Season 1 - Git Gone (TV Episode) By telling Laura's origin story with empathy and humor, American Gods proves it can tell women's stories, too. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
8.5/10 96% American Gods: Season 1 - Head Full of Snow (TV Episode) In a visually stunning episode, American Gods erases the lines between reality and fantasy. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2017
7.5/10 96% American Gods: Season 1 - The Secret of Spoons (TV Episode) American Gods sure knows how to end an episode. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
7.8/10 96% American Gods: Season 1 - The Bone Orchard (TV Episode) American Gods is a lot of things at once: it's intense and funny, it's lively and filled with death, it's horrific and beautiful. And it works. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017