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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Outlander: Season 2 - Dragonfly in Amber (TV Episode) Showrunner Ronald D. Moore is not a fan of beating around the bush when it comes to addressing the sad, harsh truths... For the second year in a row, he and his crew decided to hit the audience where it hurts in the early scenes.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2016
91% Downton Abbey: Season 6 - Episode 9 (TV Episode) The series finale was probably one of the least compelling episodes of not only the entire season, but the show itself.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
100% Downton Abbey: Season 6 - Episode 8 (TV Episode) As difficult as it was to watch, it was an understandable creative decision on writer Julian Fellowes's part. If there's nothing to cause the audience substantial upset, then there would be nothing left to satisfy us come the series finale.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
91% Downton Abbey: Season 6 - Episode 5 (TV Episode) There were several new developments on tonight's Downton Abbey, but let's be honest, there's only one thing anyone is going to remember from it: Lord Grantham projectile-vomiting blood all over the dining table.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
100% Downton Abbey: Season 6 - Episode 7 (TV Episode) Fortunately there was no breakup on the horizon for Edith and Bertie Pelham - quite the opposite, in fact.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
85% Downton Abbey: Season 6 - Episode 6 (TV Episode) Is it evil if I say I am eliciting pure joy out of watching Violet, the Dowager Countess suffer from a brand-new sensation called humiliation?‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
100% Downton Abbey: Season 6 - Episode 4 (TV Episode) Downton did manage to pull itself out of the tedious-plotline rabbit hole long enough to make this episode a fitting tribute to two of its most inspirational female characters.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
100% Downton Abbey: Season 6 - Episode 3 (TV Episode) Fortunately, the Downton vs. the schoolhouse venue problem is solved rather swiftly courtesy of Mrs. Patmore.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
75% Downton Abbey: Season 6 - Episode 2 (TV Episode) I think that's what made this week's hour with the Crawleys so much fun - it was just another great reminder that Michelle Dockery's Emmy-nominated role is far more complex than we might give the actress credit for.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
82% Downton Abbey: Season 6 - Episode 1 (TV Episode) Times have changed, for both the Crawleys, and for their television viewers, and that means we're ready to see these characters move forward, not repeat familiar-looking misfortunes from earlier seasons. ‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
89% The Affair: Season 2 - 12 (TV Episode) There's nothing quite like a deep, dark secret between lovers to jump-start a withering relationship.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2015
89% The Affair: Season 2 - 11 (TV Episode) Judging from the developments in tonight's episode, we should all be prepared to leave the second season behind with a lot of still-unanswered questions, just like we did last year.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2015
100% The Affair: Season 2 - 10 (TV Episode) For many fans of The Affair, this is the episode we've all been anticipating: The appearance of Cynthia Nixon as Noah and Alison's therapist, Marilyn Sanders.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015
88% The Affair: Season 2 - 9 (TV Episode) Anyone who watched what went down with our four principal characters will know that we should all prepare for a substantial shift in the narrative going forward.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2015
100% The Affair: Season 2 - 8 (TV Episode) She's proud of his success, because she now understands this is what he always wanted. To Helen's credit, and why she's my favorite character at this point, that doesn't mean she excuses Noah's infidelity.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2015
89% The Affair: Season 2 - 7 (TV Episode) It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without some truly awkward dinner conversation, and this week's episode of "The Affair" delivered the discomfort in spades.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2015
89% The Affair: Season 2 - 6 (TV Episode) Through tears, Maura Tierney continues her spectacular performance this season with this speech about Helen's love for Noah, even though all Margaret ever did was make her feel like dirt for choosing him.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2015
89% The Affair: Season 2 - 5 (TV Episode) But just as we've already established that Noah's relationship with Helen will always be complicated, so will Alison's relationship with Cole.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2015
78% The Affair: Season 2 - 4 (TV Episode) While Helen is off getting drunk and high and Noah is too busy running away from his responsibilities, both fail to notice their complete and utter neglect of Martin, Trevor and Stacey.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2015
89% The Affair: Season 2 - 3 (TV Episode) Let's also take a moment to appreciate Julia Goldani Telles's comedic spoiled-brat excellence here, as she winds up with the best lines of the episode.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2015
100% The Affair: Season 2 - 1 (TV Episode) Tthe addition of [more] POVs already makes the story line that much richer.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2015
90% The Affair: Season 2 (TV, 2015) We're now kicking off this new season with tons of new questions about the ongoing mystery between the Solloways, the Butlers and the Lockharts, so let's start pulling back the layers.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2015
100% Deutschland 83: Season 1 (TV, 2015) While the initial comparisons to The Americans are going to be inevitable at first, once we move past the Reagan scene, Deutschland 83 takes on an identity of its own, and it's a show worth getting to know.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2015
100% Rectify: Season 3 (TV, 2015) While Daniel's narrative is the crux of the series, the heart and soul of Rectify lie with the real survivors of his experience: The family he both left behind - and has never met.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2015
87% Community: Season 6 (TV, 2015) The cast is missing a couple of familiar faces, but judging from the first new episode, "Ladders," the meta-jokes and movie-trope uses are back in full force.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2015
90% The Knick: Season 2 - This Is All We Are (TV Episode) When you stop and think about it, that had all the makings of a great series finale.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2015
100% The Knick: Season 2 - Do You Remember Moon Flower? (TV Episode) The flashback was cool in the sense that it was interesting to see how exactly Thack ended up working at the Knickerbocker Hospital.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2015
100% The Knick: Season 2 - Not Well at All (TV Episode) Hate to say it, Cleary, but you'll need to move at an even slower pace if you want this to work. That curtain's going to be pulled even tighter tonight.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2015
100% The Knick: Season 2 - Williams and Walker (TV Episode) The magnificent scope of the charity ball is expertly captured by one long, seamless tracking shot expertly employed by Soderbergh. It allows us to take notice of nearly all of the main characters.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2015
100% The Knick: Season 2 - There Are Rules (TV Episode) Sounds like there's something really fishy going on behind the scenes at the steamship companies.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2015
80% The Knick: Season 2 - Whiplash (TV Episode) One relationship that is thriving beautifully, without the need of games or intrigue, is the one between Dr. Bertie Chickering and the intrepid journalist Genevieve Everidge. ‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2015
100% The Knick: Season 2 - Wonderful Surprises (TV Episode) [Thackery's] fanaticism is now touching on levels of insanity, which makes this the perfect moment for director Steven Soderbergh to give us a gorgeous shot of Thack illuminating the flames beneath the cabinet.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2015
100% The Knick: Season 2 - The Best With The Best To Get The Best (TV Episode) Since we can't wait around hoping for Edwards and Cornelia to somehow find a way to be together publicly... giving the good doctor an enigmatic wife with an ulterior motive is a great way to keep things interesting.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2015
100% The Knick: Season 2 - You're No Rose (TV Episode) Only on a show like The Knick can a prayer meeting come off as scarier than a surgery involving injections to the eyeball.‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2015
91% The Knick: Season 2 - Ten Knots (TV Episode) At both the start and the close of tonight's second-season premiere of Steven Soderbergh's gruesomely gripping drama The Knick, we find ourselves asking the same question: Who's that girl?‐ Entertainment Weekly
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2015
67% Scream Queens: Season 1 - Ghost Stories (TV Episode) Considering the two-hour premiere had such massive potential, and the show has steadily declined since then, in both ratings and sheer interest factor, "Scream Queens" may have worked better as either a movie or a limited series, with fewer episodes.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2015
89% Scream Queens: Season 1 - Mommie Dearest (TV Episode) There were no wire hangers in last night's Scream Queens, but the mother of all horror-movie characters still got the ultimate homage in the appropriately titled episode, "Mommie Dearest."‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2015
56% Scream Queens: Season 1 - Beware of Young Girls (TV Episode) The Previn/Mia Farrow/André Previn love triangle did not involve murder or imprisonment. Still, for those familiar with both the true story and the song, you'll find the Jamie Lee Curtis-led episode to be quite the twisted homage.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2015
67% Scream Queens: Season 1 - Seven Minutes in Hell (TV Episode) Leave it to Scream Queens to close out an episode that had the most deaths since the series premiere with a friggin' dance party.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2015
80% Scream Queens: Season 1 - Pumpkin Patch (TV Episode) [Scream Queen's] strength remains within the characters and the comedy - even if most of the best laughs have nothing to do with the narrative.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2015
89% Scream Queens: Season 1 - Haunted House (TV Episode) Why, oh, why can't it be Chanel-O-Ween all season long? ‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2015
89% Scream Queens: Season 1 - Chainsaw (TV Episode) "Chainsaw" was nevertheless filled with plenty of snarky and absurdist moments that will remain the number-one reason we come back week after week, story lines be damned.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2015
90% Scream Queens: Season 1 - Hell Week (TV Episode) Oh, man, this show just got a whole lot scarier - and I can't wait for more.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2015
100% Outlander: Season 2 - The Hail Mary (TV Episode) By allowing for the Randall ancestry story line to be resolved in tonight's penultimate installment, the 90-minute season finale - which airs in two weeks - will be able to focus on Jamie and Claire's precarious future.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2016
100% Outlander: Season 2 - Prestonpans (TV Episode) Ever since the Outlander protagonists returned to Scotland this season, the episodes that have come before tonight's installment, "Prestonpans," have at least ended with Claire's positive outlook.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2016
100% Outlander: Season 2 - Faith (TV Episode) There is no getting around the rawness of this scene and how acutely upsetting it is to watch, for both the Frasers and for anyone who has a modicum of empathy.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted May 23, 2016
100% Outlander: Season 2 - Untimely Resurrection (TV Episode) Forget Le Comte St. Germain, Prince Charles Stuart and that blasted Jacobite Rebellion, because Claire and Jamie Fraser are doing a fine job of self-destructing without any help from outside parties.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
100% Outlander: Season 2 - Best Laid Schemes... (TV Episode) As we should've known from everything they've been through already, Claire and Jamie are made of much stronger stuff than most couples.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
93% Outlander: Season 2 - Useful Occupations and Deceptions (TV Episode) Is earning back Jamie's affection worth expunging Frank's entire existence? Sounds like Claire, and not Jamie, is going to be the one experiencing sleepless nights mulling over this new dilemma.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted May 24, 2016
88% Outlander: Season 2 - La Dame Blanche (TV Episode) There is no denying that tonight's episode packed a lot of plot and emotional developments into a single hour.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted May 23, 2016