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Sean Fennell

Sean Fennell
Sean Fennell's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): PopMatters

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8/10 86% Black Mirror: Season 3 (TV, 2014) Black Mirror is unlike any show on television and thus doesn't have some of the safer places to fall back on, but I, for one, am more than happy to watch them continuously experiment, even if some of these attempts occasionally miss the mark.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
9/10 100% Mr. Robot: Season 2 - eps.2.8_h1dden-pr0cess.axx (TV Episode) Seeing the frayed pieces of the series begin to come together felt like a reward for the sometimes trudging pace of the season up to this point. We may not have gotten any substantial answers, but at least the questions are coming into clearer focus.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
3/10 84% Mr. Robot: Season 2 - eps2.5_h4ndshake.sme (TV Episode) All we can hope in the wake of this overstuffed reveal is that these answers come fast and hot, and we finally get Elliot out of prison and back into the big game.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2016
7/10 94% Mr. Robot: Season 2 - eps2.3_logic-b0mb.hc (TV Episode) The fingers are fluttering, the voiceover is in full effect, the eyes are bulging. Elliot (Rami Malek)-or is this Mr. Robot?-is back in the game, and it couldn't have come soon enough.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
6/10 89% Mr. Robot: Season 2 - eps2.2_init_1.asec (TV Episode) There are times which the long runtimes of the episodes and endless stalemates can become a little tiresome, but if Mr. Robot is able to pay off on all the exquisite build-up, then it'll surely be worthwhile.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2016
8/10 100% Mr. Robot: Season 2 - eps2.1_k3rnel-pan1c.ksd (TV Episode) Last week, Elliot asked us what happens when the mask becomes part of you. This week we get a hint: the line between Elliot and Mr. Robot begins to blur to a point of complete fluidity.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016
6/10 89% Preacher: Season 1 - Call and Response (TV Episode) You still have Cassidy and Tulip, two of the most electric characters anywhere on television, together with an all-powerful and complicated protagonist. ‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
9/10 87% Preacher: Season 1 - Finish the Song (TV Episode) Sticking the landing may prove difficult, but if "Finish the Song" is any indication, organized chaos is the show's most endearing quality.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
8/10 100% Mr. Robot: Season 2 - eps2.0_unm4sk-pt1.tc (TV Episode) They can create such a palpable and unsettling tension as to make ordinary scenes seem on the brink of calamity, and the more extraordinary scenes doubly so.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2016
7/10 73% Preacher: Season 1 - He Gone (TV Episode) Only in a series like Preacher could a drug-snorting, booze-swigging vampire be the moral center, but here we are.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2016
9/10 84% Preacher: Season 1 - Sundowner (TV Episode) It seems that Eugene, like the viewer, will now be thrust into the much bigger battle that lie at the center of Preacher, a battle that promises to be as zany and captivating as this supremely impressive show thus far. ‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
8/10 91% Downton Abbey: Season 6 - Episode 9 (TV Episode) Fellows final mission was the construct an estate where happiness ran free and acceptance reigned. In that Downton Abbey accomplished its mission. You will be missed.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
6/10 100% Downton Abbey: Season 6 - Episode 8 (TV Episode) Episode eight almost perfectly encapsulated this immensely popular historical drama. ‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
8/10 100% Downton Abbey: Season 6 - Episode 7 (TV Episode) Episode seven provided some especially explosive action sequences, and while that may be the high point for physical action, there will surely be emotional eruptions to look forward to these final two weeks.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
7/10 100% Downton Abbey: Season 6 - Episode 3 (TV Episode) We'll see where Tom fits into Mary's new role, Lady Grantham's fight against modernization, and the rest of the Downton clan, but I enter this plot development with a bit of wariness as to how to properly integrate a character who seemed gone forever.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
6/10 75% Downton Abbey: Season 6 - Episode 2 (TV Episode) While series six has its share of narrative streams, they all seem to be feeding into a collective thematic watershed: the rising tide of Downton's women.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
7/10 71% Mercy Street: Season 1 (TV, 2016) Although some aspects of the ploy may be predictable, the drama emerging from the many conflicts of the Civil War period, both ideological and physical, promise to demand attention.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2016
9/10 100% Better Call Saul: Season 2 - Klick (TV Episode) Better Call Saul's a show that simmers rather than sparks. It's a series for which we know the ultimate end, so the drama lies in each small shift in the emotional landscape. ‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
9/10 100% Better Call Saul: Season 2 - Nailed (TV Episode) Well, it turns out that, for what seems like the first time all season, "Nailed" is in a hurry to give not only answers, but plenty of action to go along with them.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2016
6/10 100% Better Call Saul: Season 2 - Fifi (TV Episode) Some have complained about the lethargy of this season as opposed to the first, and I'll admit even this episode had its drawn-out sequences, but if the show can pull together these stories effectively, it promises to be an ending rife with consequence.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
9/10 100% Better Call Saul: Season 2 - Inflatable (TV Episode) One thing's certain, though, and that's that Jimmy has decided to fully commit to the grifter's advice and give up his life as a corporate sheep to become a full-time wolf. That alone makes "Inflatable" one of the most satisfying episodes of the season.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2016
8/10 100% Better Call Saul: Season 2 - Bali Ha'i (TV Episode) It's interesting to see, as Better Call Saul now enters the second half of its second season, how the creators seem to be running with the nuanced, beautifully played character of Kim Wexler.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2016
7/10 92% Better Call Saul: Season 2 - Rebecca (TV Episode) "Rebecca" is less about what happened and more about the reasons why it did. In a show as rich as Better Call Saul, that's more than enough for an episode to take on.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2016
9/10 100% Better Call Saul: Season 2 - Gloves Off (TV Episode) "Gloves Off" is a nearly perfect example of what you can accomplish by balancing two storylines with a deftness found rarely on television. ‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
5/10 100% Better Call Saul: Season 2 - Amarillo (TV Episode) The beauty of a show that takes its time to get where it's going is that journey, making each moment as indispensable as the last.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
7/10 100% Better Call Saul: Season 2 - Cobbler (TV Episode) This scene, the final of the episode, shows how far apart the two are, even when they seem so perfect for each other. ‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2016
8/10 94% Better Call Saul: Season 2 - Switch (TV Episode) Yes, Jimmy's certainly a grifter... but he's also a begrudgingly loving brother, a hopeful lover, and a pretty decent lawyer. But most of all in "Switch", the season two premiere, he's utterly and completely lost.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2016
98% Mr. Robot: Season 1 (TV, 2015) Mr. Robot accomplished this impressive feat not only by infusing world headlines into its script, but also by changing both the way we look at a hero and the way we look at television drama arcs as a whole.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2015
8/10 53% Bloodline: Season 2 (TV, 2016) Guilt, paranoia, and mystery are all on center stage during the season's opening hour... the necessary elements to once again hook viewers on the story of truly dysfunctional Rayburn family.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2016
5/5 80% Outcast: Season 1 (TV, 2016) Unlike the opening episode of Outcast I don't want to give the impression that all hope is lost. ‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2016
7/10 80% Preacher: Season 1 - South Will Rise Again (TV Episode) It was nice to get a chance to learn more about what makes our characters tick and get a chance, however slight, to take a breath.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
8/10 83% Preacher: Season 1 - Monster Swamp (TV Episode) I, for one, am excited to see just how far he's willing to take it.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
8/10 95% Preacher: Season 1 - See (TV Episode) Episode two, titled "See", plays as almost an extension of the pilot, striking the same impressive balance of unadulterated rambunctiousness and clever, well-placed exposition, making its ongoing world-building process feel effortless.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2016
9/10 95% Preacher: Season 1 - Pilot (TV Episode) What makes Preacher's pilot episode so exciting is the many layers of narrative Rogen and Goldberg are able to introduce, while not overwhelming the audience with people, places, and facts.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
6/10 No Score Yet The Crimson Field: Season 1 (TV, 2014) Although the stories may not stick with the viewer in the way that many quality television dramas tend to do, both the drama involving each individual nurse as well as the soldiers they treat remain entertaining.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2015
8/10 90% Downton Abbey: Series 06 - The Finale (TV Episode) Fellows final mission was the construct an estate where happiness ran free and acceptance reigned. In that Downton Abbey accomplished its mission. You will be missed.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2016
6/10 100% Downton Abbey: Series 06 - Episode 8 (TV Episode) Episode eight almost perfectly encapsulated this immensely popular historical drama. ‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2016
8/10 100% Downton Abbey: Series 06 - Episode 7 (TV Episode) Episode seven provided some especially explosive action sequences, and while that may be the high point for physical action, there will surely be emotional eruptions to look forward to these final two weeks.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2016
7/10 100% Downton Abbey: Series 06 - Episode 3 (TV Episode) We'll see where Tom fits into Mary's new role, Lady Grantham's fight against modernization, and the rest of the Downton clan, but I enter this plot development with a bit of wariness as to how to properly integrate a character who seemed gone forever.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2016
6/10 75% Downton Abbey: Series 06 - Episode 2 (TV Episode) While series six has its share of narrative streams, they all seem to be feeding into a collective thematic watershed: the rising tide of Downton's women.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2016