Scott Russell

Scott Russell
Scott Russell'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
86% Rick and Morty: Season 3 - The Rickchurian Mortydate (TV Episode) Rick vs. POTUS is plenty of fun, but this episode's real draw is its total reset of Rick and Morty's dynamic. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
84% Rick and Morty: Season 3 - The ABC's of Beth (TV Episode) An A-plot that's excessively grotesque and a fun but relatively forgettable, sitcom-esque B-plot, in which Jerry squirms his way out of a comically mismatched rebound... combine to make "The ABCs of Beth" season three's least-excellent entry. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
100% Rick and Morty: Season 3 - The Ricklantis Mixup (TV Episode) An absolute sucker punch of an episode, a dark and brilliant entry in the Rick and Morty multiverse that comes out of nowhere to deliver the very best half-hour of season three -- one unlike any other in the series, before or since. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
94% Rick and Morty: Season 3 - Morty's Mind Blowers (TV Episode) "Morty's Mind Blowers" is not the plotless bottle episode that it pretends to be -- it's one of Rick and Morty's most resonant examinations of suffering and change, showing that the former is no guarantee of the latter. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
87% Rick and Morty: Season 3 - The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy (TV Episode) "The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy," credited to Ryan Ridley, is exceedingly well-written, as each dynamic exchange between Rick and Jerry finds its own balance between total contempt and begrudging respect, utter repulsion and a surprising degree of affection. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
100% Rick and Morty: Season 3 - Rest and Ricklaxation (TV Episode) Characteristically clever, providing us with a subtle and insightful look at the particulars of Rick and Morty's respective self-images -- but it's relatively straightforward and self-contained. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
100% Rick and Morty: Season 3 - The Rickshank Redemption (TV Episode) One of season three's very highest points because of its complex construction and its masterful execution, its staggering joke density and its lasting replay value. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
94% Rick and Morty: Season 3 - Pickle Rick (TV Episode) This episode certainly doesn't lack for incredibly animated, uber-bloody and powerfully funny action sequences. And it also boasts what may be season three's strongest B-plot. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
94% Rick and Morty: Season 3 - Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender (TV Episode) The episode's big fake-out is the loudest, most well-earned laugh in an episode full of them. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
88% Rick and Morty: Season 3 - Rickmancing the Stone (TV Episode) "Rickmancing the Stone" functions quite effectively as Rick and Morty's de facto return episode, balancing important emotional development with plenty of absurdist sci-fi fun. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
100% Review: Season 3 (TV, 2014-2017) I have never seen a network comedy series cram this much brilliantly twisted humor, legitimately gripping suspense and absolute emotional devastation into 30 minutes, and likely never will again. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
100% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Season 4 (TV, 2014) [Oliver] kindly reminds us that the political landscape is not entirely devoid of hope. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018