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Scott Neumyer

Scott Neumyer
Scott Neumyer's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Wall Street Journal

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
88% The Affair: Season 1 - 10 (TV Episode) So we finally have two big answers we've been waiting for this entire season.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2015
50% The Affair: Season 1 - 9 (TV Episode) Bolstered by Ruth Wilson's absolutely stellar performance, the scene in Dr. Henry's office (which, in my opinion, should seal the deal on a Golden Globe win) is one of the most heartbreaking moments in TV in recent years.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2015
80% The Affair: Season 1 - 8 (TV Episode) After spending the summer in Montauk dealing with torrid affairs and drug running, it's an interesting turn to see The Affair dealing in the space of the familiar drama.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2015
100% The Affair: Season 1 - 7 (TV Episode) They kiss and start with the baby-making as we fade to the closing credits of another excellent episode.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2015
100% The Affair: Season 1 - 6 (TV Episode) That's a whole lot of plot for one week of The Affair. On a lesser show with lesser actors and writers, this would have felt like one big plot dump, but on this show it works surprisingly well.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2015
100% The Affair: Season 1 - 5 (TV Episode) It's also interesting that Alison is caring for her grandmother who has Alzheimer's. The Affair has been so much about the nature of truth and lying, and the way that our brains remember, don't remember, or misremember certain events.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2015
75% The Affair: Season 1 - 4 (TV Episode) That's a whole big mess of plot that The Affair... But the performances are so damned fantastic and the pacing so well handled that the episode feels breezy and fun along with being tense, dramatic, and poignant.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2015
100% The Affair: Season 1 - 1 (TV Episode) It's fitting, then, that the first glimpse we get of the main character (played to perfection by Dominic West) is of him swimming... His perfect form emulates nearly everything that he's going to tell us during the first half of the premiere episode.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2015
75% The Affair: Season 1 - 3 (TV Episode) That's a whole lot of plot in a thrilling hour of television, but The Affair also offered a ton of great character insights. The musical choices, for instance, are particularly telling (check out our observations below for more on that).‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2015
83% The Affair: Season 1 - 2 (TV Episode) 2 might not contain the same kind of nuance and intensity of the show's season premiere, but it's still a solid hour of television (and better than 99% of most televised hours out there).‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2015
58% American Horror Story: Freak Show - Curtain Call (TV Episode) "Curtain Call" kind of sums up how I feel about this entire season of American Horror Story. It's all been a whole lot of buildup, for a very pedestrian payoff. And, unfortunately, that's not what diehard (or even casual) fans of AHS want.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2015
50% American Horror Story: Freak Show - Show Stoppers (TV Episode) For the penultimate episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show there's a whole lot of new things happening. It makes us feel like we've got about half of the season left to go rather than just one more hour next week.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2015
80% American Horror Story: Freak Show - Edward Mordrake, Pt. 2 (TV Episode) Not only is it a nice change of pace to finally get to see some of the secondary characters get their moment in the spotlight, but it's also a welcome addition to have flashbacks tell their stories. ‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2015
83% American Horror Story: Freak Show - Pink Cupcakes (TV Episode) "Pink Cupcakes" is an improvement over last week's episode in that the character development feels much more natural and less like an exposition dump. That being said, it still feels like Freak Show is trying to find its way narratively. ‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2015
70% American Horror Story: Freak Show - Edward Mordrake, Pt. 1 (TV Episode) As opposed to last week, the new characters ushered in during "Edward Mordrake (Part 1)" are more well-rounded and generally more interesting, which makes for a fun episode.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2015
82% American Horror Story: Freak Show - Massacres and Matinees (TV Episode) The novelty and newness of the season premiere has worn off, the world building has mostly subsided, and the show has to start digging into its mystery and plotting. To say that's been a sore spot for much of the FX series' run would be accurate.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2015
88% Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Marco (TV Episode) "Marco" absolutely pays off in the best way possible by the end of the episode.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2015
100% Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Pimento (TV Episode) I never imagined that "Better Call Saul" could actually get more heartbreaking than what we saw during the harrowing events depicted in "Five-O," but "Pimento" just absolutely destroyed me.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2015
95% Better Call Saul: Season 1 - RICO (TV Episode) There are flashbacks and teeny-tiny bits of foreshadowing, and a whole lot of character development that plays out during "RICO" in ways that make the whole of the series really start to come together.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2015
90% Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Bingo (TV Episode) There is likely no way that "Bingo" could possibly live up to the stark greatness of its predecessor, "Five-O," so it doesn't try to and it's all the better for it.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2015
100% Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Five-O (TV Episode) "Five-O" brings those details into sharp focus with moody flashbacks, intense scenes of dialogue that feature some of the series' best acting so far, and a logical way of tying them into the "Better Call Saul" universe.‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2015
95% Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Alpine Shepherd Boy (TV Episode) While many of you intrepid readers will probably fall into the camp that enjoyed the Chuck McGill moments more... I actually think the comic relief was the much more interesting piece of "Alpine Shepherd Boy."‐ Wall Street Journal
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2015