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Richard Rys

Richard Rys
Richard Rys's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Magazine/Vulture

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 93% The Walking Dead: Season 9 - The Bridge (TV Episode) To be fair, for an episode about a construction site, there's plenty of drama. ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
3/5 96% The Walking Dead: Season 9 - A New Beginning (TV Episode) And with that, it appears the survivors will be forced to choose sides: either Team Maggie or Team Rick. Right now, I'm with her.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
75% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Wrath (TV Episode) The good news: There's a definitive answer to Negan's fate.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2018
3/5 85% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Worth (TV Episode) As you'd expect in the penultimate episode of the season, the stage has been set for the finale and there's a good bit of uncertainty in the air. ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
3/5 71% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Still Gotta Mean Something (TV Episode) Most of us are suffering from Savior fatigue, but even for an episode where not much of great significance happens, there's still a lot to unpack here. ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
3/5 71% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Do Not Send Us Astray (TV Episode) Simon makes good on his promise of a new day for the Saviors, but shifts the plan of attack from "infection to conclusion." That's a smart (and manipulative) bit of storytelling sleight of hand on the part of the show's writers.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2018
4/5 83% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - The Key (TV Episode) Well, well, well! Just when it seemed like the season had run out of gas like Gabriel's jalopy, things get real interesting in "The Key," thanks to a series of fortunate events and some new characters who literally come out of nowhere.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
2/5 60% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Dead or Alive Or (TV Episode) These little skirmishes are dull, no matter how ingenious or gory the details. It's getting harder to keep the story moving when everyone is waiting for the one thing that won't happen until the season finale.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
4/5 81% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - The Lost and the Plunderers (TV Episode) This time around, we're... treated to a series of chapters loosely focused on six individual characters -- think Reservoir Dogs meets the Junkyard Dogs.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
4/5 84% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Honor (TV Episode) Was it overwrought? Of course it was -- isn't everything on this show? But damn it, the melodrama was effective.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2018
3/5 63% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - How It's Gotta Be (TV Episode) That's easily the best development of the night: A merciful (and bloody) end to the Saviors' story line is finally in sight.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2017
2/5 76% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Time for After (TV Episode) Oh hey -- sorry, didn't see you there. Must have nodded off during that outstandingly dull episode of a show about the collapse of society in a world overrun by an undead horde. Shouldn't be hard to make that more interesting than CSPAN, right?‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2017
2/5 35% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - The King, the Widow, and Rick (TV Episode) The Walking Dead is becoming more and more like an NFL football game -- an hour long with a lot of huddles, talking, and commercials with roughly four minutes of quality action.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2017
3/5 81% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - The Big Scary U (TV Episode) If the first four episodes were a mosh pit of action, this one was Nirvana Unplugged. The return of Negan offers a tantalizing glimpse into his backstory, his organizational philosophy, and the inner workings of the Saviors' executive board.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2017
4/5 89% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Some Guy (TV Episode) Jaded as longtime TWD fans must be by now, it's hard not to ache for Zeke as he returns to the Kingdom with just two survivors of the massacre.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
45% Dexter: Season 8 (TV, 2013) Dexter - and Deb, and all of us - deserved better.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
3/5 56% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Monsters (TV Episode) As we watch part three of Rick's assault take shape -- and begin to unravel -- we're confronted with the frustrating complexities of combat. And with Gregory's frustrating existence.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2017
3/5 50% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - The Damned (TV Episode) It's an action-packed hour, so if you're a fan of subtle character development, long stretches of impossibly clever banter, or artsy cinematography that evokes Jean-Luc Godard... why are you watching this show anyway?‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2017
4/5 90% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Mercy (TV Episode) Let's fret about the future later and celebrate a solid premiere that lives up to this season's tagline, "All Out War."‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2017
3/5 66% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Something They Need (TV Episode) Season seven kicked off in a horribly memorable way, but since then, it's felt like we're the ones on the receiving end of Negan's mind games. The good news: The Walking Dead is finally on the brink of war.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
2/5 68% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - The Other Side (TV Episode) After taking a big step forward last week, the show falls back with another slow, mostly meaningless chapter.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
4/5 82% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Bury Me Here (TV Episode) What had all the makings of another snoozefest redeemed itself with surprises, some depth of character, and finally getting Zeke and the Kingdom onboard with the resistance.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
2/5 78% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Say Yes (TV Episode) The road trip is a cute diversion, yet I can't help feeling the show is spinning its wheels before a full-on rebellion against the Saviors in the season's last episode or two.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
2/5 82% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Hostiles and Calamities (TV Episode) Although "Hostiles and Calamities" is slow and low on thrills, it accomplishes one crucial goal: Whether he's truly turning into Dr. Evil or not, Eugene is finally worth watching.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
4/5 82% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - New Best Friends (TV Episode) We've seen some grade-A whack jobs on The Walking Dead, from the Guv to the Terminus cannibals to the child-rapist gang to the Wolves, but this new crew might be the weirdest of them all.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2017
4/5 87% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Rock in the Road (TV Episode) After a first half that began with a stunner and ended on a snooze, the back eight of season seven kicks off with a welcome end to the wussification of The Walking Dead.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
4/5 76% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Hearts Still Beating (TV Episode) What we ended up getting was mostly satisfying: The plots not only moved forward, but closer together; two Alexandrians checked out permanently; Daryl ditched his cell and those sweats; and Rick finally got his swagger back (along with his gun).‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
3/5 74% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Sing Me a Song (TV Episode) On the bright side, we finally get some forward motion as "Sing Me a Song" returns to the usual multiple-story-line setup.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
3/5 59% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Swear (TV Episode) At least Tara continues to be one of the more entertaining (and next to Eugene and Gabe, one of the most awkward) survivors. There's also the rather significant discovery of the Oceanside Cabin Motor Court.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2016
3/5 76% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Go Getters (TV Episode) The takeaway from all of this? Even if Maggie doesn't realize it yet herself, she is ready to be the leader who can unite all three camps to overthrow the Saviors.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
3/5 59% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Service (TV Episode) What's clear by the end of "Service" is that Rick has a little bit of fight left inside him, but he's nowhere near ready to challenge Negan's bloody reign.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
4/5 72% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - The Cell (TV Episode) So great is Negan's cruelty that by the end of the episode, even Dirtbag Dwight has been humanized by comparison.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
3/5 95% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - The Well (TV Episode) After one of the most violent hours in television history, The Walking Dead pumps the brakes this week, shifting the story from what's left of Rick's posse to Carol and Morgan.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2016
5/5 64% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - The Day Will Come When You Won't Be (TV Episode) I've had a night to sleep on it and still can't shake that image.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2016
5/5 44% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Last Day on Earth (TV Episode) Negan's words were meant to haunt Rick, but they'll be plaguing us for the next six or seven months as well... Specifically, who just lost the worst game of eeny, meeny, miny, moe ever? As cliffhangers go, this one is appropriately brutal. ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2016
4/5 65% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - East (TV Episode) Whatever condition Daryl is in, all of this bodes very poorly for the A-towners and next week's finale. As Morgan observed, they didn't end anything with the Saviors - they started somethin'.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2016
3/5 59% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Twice as Far (TV Episode) About three-quarters of the way through this episode, I wasn't feeling it... But just when it looked like things were plodding along... Daryl's crossbow returned in a most horrible way and Carol wrote the mother of all breakup letters.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2016
4/5 97% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - The Same Boat (TV Episode) That's bad news for Mags and Carol, but great news for us, as we're treated to another top-rate episode and the A-towners inch closer to a confrontation with Negan.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2016
4/5 96% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Not Tomorrow Yet (TV Episode) The hallway firefight is a heart-pounder, complete with a badass shot of Rick, Michonne, and Daryl running through a darkened corridor, weapons drawn.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2016
3/5 96% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Knots Untie (TV Episode) Cultural advancement comes slowly in a zombie apocalypse, but Hilltop represents a quantum leap forward.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2016
4/5 94% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - The Next World (TV Episode) From the opening scenes, The Next World seems like a classic catch-your-breath episode.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
5/5 97% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - No Way Out (TV Episode) No Way Out isn't just a much-needed shot of adrenaline - it's one of the most exciting episodes of the entire series.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2016
3/5 36% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Start to Finish (TV Episode) As mid-season finales go, this one was tantalizing and tension-filled, but didn't quite deliver.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2015
3/5 48% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Heads Up (TV Episode) A bunch of other stuff happens, but it all pales in comparison to the merciful, albeit frustrating, end to Glenngate.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2015
3/5 80% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Always Accountable (TV Episode) None of those questions are as pressing as the one that's cast a long shadow across the season, though: Is Glenn friggin' alive or dead?‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2015
2/5 48% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Now (TV Episode) This episode serves as a moment to catch our breath and set the scene for the final three installments of this first half. Translation: a snoozer, with one whopper of a hunch is confirmed, and the major question left unanswered for another week.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2015
5/5 91% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Here's Not Here (TV Episode) The result is a mostly satisfying backstory that answers a few key questions.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2015
5/5 94% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Thank You (TV Episode) This was a great episode with nonstop tension. ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2015
4/5 97% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - JSS (TV Episode) The assault on Alexandria makes for an action-packed episode that's light on character development. It's also more disturbing than your average Walking Dead chapter, thanks to the savagery of the Wolves and the human-on-human murder. ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2015
4/5 96% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - First Time Again (TV Episode) With the Ricktatorship back in full effect, the season-six premiere picked up right where the explosive season-five finale left off. ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2015