Sara Netzley

Sara Netzley
Sara Netzley's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Entertainment Weekly
Publications: Entertainment Weekly

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet (TV Episode) The showrunners had to cobble together a series finale with the footage they'd shot before the shutdowns, and they did a bang-up job, all things considered. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
No Score Yet (TV Episode) Honestly? This is the most frightening version of Lex Luthor that I've seen on film and screen, friends. Jon Cryer's unleashed rage is absolutely visceral. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
80% Supergirl: Season 5 - Deus Lex Machina (TV Episode) "Dues Lex Machina" fills in the gaps to show us how the villain's been positioning himself all season long. And like that episode, this one's great fun - particularly because Jon Cryer is, as always, such a blast as Lex. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
B+ No Score Yet (TV Episode) This episode definitely weaves together even more of the various plotlines involving Obsidian, Lex, and Leviathan. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2020
B+ 100% Supergirl: Season 5 - Reality Bytes (TV Episode) They discuss just how often violence against the transgender community is misreported or underreported. (Kudos to this episode for highlighting these statistics this for viewers who may not be aware.) - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
B- 80% Supergirl: Season 5 - The Bodyguard (TV Episode) Still not sure how I feel about Kara/William, but I do love a dual-identity storyline where the besotted person confesses their feelings to the object of their affection in disguise. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
B No Score Yet (TV Episode) How fun was it to have Jeremy Jordan back on the show for a bit? And he brings all that Chemical Lad/Lightning Lass/Legion-y goodness with him. Come back any time, Winn. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
B+ No Score Yet NCIS: Season 17 (TV, 2003) Kudos to the writers for having Ziva deal with anxiety. It's a humanizing and all-too-realistic detail for a woman who's lived the life she has. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
B No Score Yet (TV Episode) Double the Jeremy Jordan, double the fun. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
C+ 83% Supergirl: Season 5 - The Bottle Episode (TV Episode) I'm not Coluan, so I can't truly understand this decision, but it feels an overly simple solution to a sticky problem that needed to be solved in an hour. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
A- No Score Yet (TV Episode) No amount of watching, reading, and speculating truly prepared us for the heroism, the tears, the sacrifice, and the cameos. Oh, the cameos! And it's only the first hour, people! - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
B 67% Supergirl: Season 5 - The Wrath of Rama Khan (TV Episode) Intersecting threats in the Supergirl midseason finale challenge the Super-friends to put their trust in change and second chances, and because it's Supergirl, things mostly work out. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
B+ No Score Yet (TV Episode) Although Festivus isn't for another month, everybody got their bad feelings off their chests on Supergirl this week. And how did it go? Let's just say two out of three ain't bad. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
B No Score Yet (TV Episode) "Confidence Women" does a great deal to humanize Andrea and deepen her complex relationship with Lena. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
C+ 67% Supergirl: Season 5 - Dangerous Liaisons (TV Episode) Andrea's VR commercial was a pitch-perfect sendup of bizarre, borderline creepy tech commercials... In fact, it may be my favorite moment of the season so far! - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
B- No Score Yet (TV Episode) This show rarely served James well, which was absolutely not the fault of Mehcad Brooks. Despite how frustratingly aimless his character arcs were over the years, this closing storyline feels good. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
B 67% Supergirl: Season 5 - Blurred Lines (TV Episode) A tight hour of Supergirl efficiently advances the themes of the season this week and gives us bonus Sean Astin to boot! - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
B 80% Supergirl: Season 5 - Stranger Beside Me (TV Episode) Supergirl's second episode of the season puts several plotlines in the oven to bake, and we'll no doubt see them crisp up to a golden brown as the weeks march along. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
A- No Score Yet (TV Episode) As is often the case with this show, the feelings driving the action are stronger than the logic of the plot. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
A- No Score Yet (TV Episode) I hereby move to have a Supergirl fight scene set to Mötley Crüe in every episode henceforth. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
B+ No Score Yet (TV Episode) I think it's happening tonight, friends! The remembering is upon us! - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
A 100% Lucifer: Season 4 (TV, 2016) What a ride, friends. We just enjoyed ten episodes of practically perfect television. Thank you, Netflix, for this gift. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
B No Score Yet (TV Episode) I stan one amazing super-lady team! - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
B+ No Score Yet (TV, ) NCIS's 16th season -- 16! Old enough to drive a car! -- wastes no time in dropping us back into a world of action, plots and counterplots, quips, and Gibbs' stoicism. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
C+ 80% Supergirl: Season 4 - American Dreamer (TV Episode) The episode jumps into campy overdrive in a way that may have worked for you but didn't quite work for me. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
A- No Score Yet (TV Episode) My word, but Otis is a pop-culture quip machine: It's easy being green, his heart growing three sizes, heeeeeere's Otis. Supergirl is killing it with the recurring villains this season! - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
B+ 100% Supergirl: Season 4 - All About Eve (TV Episode) For now, let's just enjoy this powerhouse triumvirate working together to take down Lex and Co. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
A- 71% Supergirl: Season 4 - The House of L (TV Episode) This week's episode fills in plenty of the gaps that we've been curious about all season long, and both Lex Luthor and Red Daughter explode onto the scene as captivating new threats to the Maid of Might. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
A No Score Yet (TV Episode) As sad as I am to see the (apparent) end of the Elite, I'm all about this new triumvirate of evil. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
B 88% Supergirl: Season 4 - Stand and Deliver (TV Episode) I give this show the hugest pass in the world when it comes to plot holes because I adore these characters so much, and wow, did I love seeing Kara join the marchers this week, but...that really is a big ol' logic hole, isn't it? - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
B+ No Score Yet (TV Episode) Poor Supergirl, feeling isolated and surrounded by extremists on all sides. But it makes for excellent television as she struggles to find a non-ideological resolution to this week's crisis. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2019
B- 100% Supergirl: Season 4 - Blood Memory (TV Episode) Between the sister tension, the rage-bros, and pretty much everything James did, this week's episode was a tough watch. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
B+ No Score Yet (TV Episode) What a heartbreaking ending, and what sharp writing to get us there. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
A- 94% Supergirl: Season 4 - Elseworlds, Part 3 (TV Episode) We close with the words "Coming Fall 2019: Crisis on Infinite Earths." But ... but ... I want it nowwwww! - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
A- 90% Supergirl: Season 4 - Bunker Hill (TV Episode) Probably the only person sleeping well tonight is Nia, who's ready to flex more of that superhero muscle in her dreams. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
A- No Score Yet (TV Episode) The transformation is stunning, and Sam Witwer is killing it as one of the scariest CW superhero villains in a long, long time. He's glib and golden and furiously angry, and it's hypnotic to watch. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
C+ 90% Supergirl: Season 4 - Ahimsa (TV Episode) I'm less excited to see how this storyline plays out, mostly because ear invasion stuff is terrible. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
A- 82% Supergirl: Season 4 - Man of Steel (TV Episode) What great fun - yet how sobering - to see so many recontextualized events from the past seasons. Living in National City doesn't look like much fun, but catching past guest stars and battles sure was. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
A- No Score Yet (TV Episode) Supergirl is always at its best when it balances fights, feels, and fun, and "Fallout" is packed with all three. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
No Score Yet NCIS: Season 14 (TV, 2003) Whew. Gibbs and McGee playing the brave, hopeless roles of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid will stay with me well into the summer. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
No Score Yet NCIS: Season 13 (TV, 2003) "Ziva loves Paris." (The present tense of that sentence absolutely wrecks me.) - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
B 100% Arrow: Season 6 - Next of Kin (TV Episode) Gotta say, Arrow depicted the Oliver/John and Oliver/Felicity relationships so beautifully tonight. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
B 88% Arrow: Season 6 - Promises Kept (TV Episode) Manu Bennet simply oozes charisma and danger as Slade. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
B 82% Supergirl: Season 3 - Battles Lost and Won (TV Episode) Is your heart warm? Mine's positively glowing from the variety of joyful, bittersweet, and surprising life changes doled out in Supergirl's third season finale, which will certainly alter the shape of the show when it returns in the fall. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
C 63% Supergirl: Season 3 - Not Kansas (TV Episode) All the earnest dialogue in the world can't smooth over Supergirl's clunky attempts at a social debate this week in "Not Kansas," an episode that nevertheless moves us a few steps forward on a number of this season's story lines. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
B- 73% Supergirl: Season 3 - Make It Reign (TV Episode) Kryptonian witches are mean. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
B 88% Supergirl: Season 3 - The Fanatical (TV Episode) James Olsen was the emotional and narrative highlight in this week's episode of Supergirl, and how fantastic that the character who's so often struggled to fit into the show's structure was at the center of such a powerful and memorable scene. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
B- 75% Supergirl: Season 3 - Dark Side of the Moon (TV Episode) In space, no one can hear you drop your secret identities. And wow, does Kara Danvers, aka Kara Zor-El, aka Supergirl, love it. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
B+ 91% Supergirl: Season 3 - Shelter From the Storm (TV Episode) Reign makes it to the mansion first, and what follows is a fantastic, spot-on homage to the booby traps outside of Lex's abandoned subway lair in the 1978 Richard Donner Superman film. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
B No Score Yet (TV Episode) Supergirl certainly struck gold with both the character of Sam, the tormented Worldkiller, and with Odette Annable, who plays her so beautifully. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018