Sopan Deb

Sopan Deb
Sopan Deb's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Times
Publications: New York Times

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
75% Star Trek: Discovery: Season 2 - Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2 (TV Episode) It was an uneven finale for an uneven show. Season 2 was certainly an improvement on the first season but overall, "Discovery" still felt like it was trying to find its footing. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
80% Star Trek: Discovery: Season 2 - Such Sweet Sorrow (TV Episode) The Trek franchise has been in dire need of a fresher look, and this week's episode was a distinct reminder of what a visual upgrade "Discovery" is. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
78% Star Trek: Discovery: Season 2 - Through the Valley of Shadows (TV Episode) Some plot holes you can live with - even the best iterations of Trek have them. But [this] was too much for me to bear. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
75% Star Trek: Discovery: Season 2 - Perpetual Infinity (TV Episode) As she often does, Sonequa Martin-Green made the episode a compelling watch. She plays Burnham's vulnerability very well. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
60% Star Trek: Discovery: Season 2 - The Red Angel (TV Episode) The strongest part of the episode was easily the performance of Sonequa Martin-Green... She had an entire episode on her shoulders and delivered. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
90% Star Trek: Discovery: Season 2 - Project Daedalus (TV Episode) One problem: The Discovery writers have too often played with the emotions of their audience by killing off characters and bringing them back. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
82% Star Trek: Discovery: Season 2 - If Memory Serves (TV Episode) A convoluted but absolutely delightful episode, has several bits of catnip for Trek aficionados. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
73% Star Trek: Discovery: Season 2 - Light and Shadows (TV Episode) It's no coincidence that the strongest parts of the episode involve [Spock] and the Red Angel mystery. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
92% Star Trek: Discovery: Season 2 - Saints of Imperfection (TV Episode) One thing that really stands out in "Discovery": Its cinematography is top notch. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
73% Star Trek: Discovery: Season 2 - An Obol for Charon (TV Episode) A lot of historic "Trek" episodes don't have much to do with the central conflict. But this one felt like an unnecessary diversion from the more interesting mystery being solved by Pike and Burnham. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
85% Star Trek: Discovery: Season 2 - Point of Light (TV Episode) It offered crowded, haphazard and choppy storytelling with bold choices that depart from historic Trek norms. (A suggested decapitation? Yikes!) - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
89% Narcos: Mexico: Season 1 (TV, 2018) Luna is a talent. But Luna had to elevate more choppy writing than his predecessors did in the first three seasons. It seems as if the primary writers for this season weren't sure what kind of gangster they wanted Gallardo to be. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
94% Star Trek: Discovery: Season 2 - New Eden (TV Episode) Having Spock institutionalized at any point in his career - and that never coming up ever in any Trek episode or movie is a big pill to swallow. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
83% Star Trek: Discovery: Season 2 (TV, 2017) Zachary Quinto did O.K. though, so maybe Peck will be fine. I didn't say this very often last season, but I can do so now: I'm excited to find out. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
100% Star Trek: Discovery: Season 2 - Brother (TV Episode) If the tightly-structured first episode, directed by Kurtzman and titled "Brother," is any indication, "Discovery" has found its own quicker than its predecessors. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
78% Star Trek: Discovery: Season 1 - Will You Take My Hand? (TV Episode) The plot didn't make sense. The characters contradicted themselves again. And the pacing was all over the place. But man, the Discovery season finale -- "Will You Take My Hand?" -- was satisfying. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2018
89% Star Trek: Discovery: Season 1 - What's Past Is Prologue (TV Episode) "Discovery" has great action. But in both, the characters make such astoundingly odd decisions that it makes it difficult to get invested in the action. The plots exist simply as transportation vehicles. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
95% Star Trek: Discovery: Season 1 - Vaulting Ambition (TV Episode) Whatever Discovery is, it's not a rip-off of previous iterations of Star Trek. For better or worse, it's not leaning on the old conventions of the franchise. It deserves appreciation for that. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2018
81% Star Trek: Discovery: Season 1 - The Wolf Inside (TV Episode) Like with so much of the Discovery maiden voyage, the ambition and ideas are interesting, but the execution often leaves much to be desired. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
92% Star Trek: Discovery: Season 1 - Despite Yourself (TV Episode) It's no surprise that this week's installment of Discovery was a strong one, especially because it was directed by someone who knows Trek intimately: -- William T. Riker himself, Jonathan Frakes. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2018
81% Star Trek: Discovery: Season 1 - Into the Forest I Go (TV Episode) This week's episode, the midseason finale, felt like it was ignoring the previous eight episodes and all of their character work. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2017
89% Star Trek: Discovery: Season 1 - Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (TV Episode) The Klingon story moved in ways I didn't expect. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
100% Star Trek: Discovery: Season 1 - Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad (TV Episode) Discovery has often lacked the ability to have fun with itself. This was the first episode to even try and it worked, even while keeping the stakes as high as possible. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
80% Star Trek: Discovery: Season 1 - Lethe (TV Episode) Shoehorning Spock in as Burnham's adoptive brother was a questionable move even before Discovery took off -- and it feels even more ridiculous in this week's mess of an episode. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2017
82% Star Trek: Discovery: Season 1 - Choose Your Pain (TV Episode) Discovery hasn't lacked for tension. It has had moments of shaky storytelling and character development, however. Thankfully, this episode delivered a near-perfect mix of all three elements. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2017
82% Star Trek: Discovery: Season 1 - The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry (TV Episode) Burnham's scenes felt like a more traditional Trek episode, which was enjoyable in its own right. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
92% Star Trek: Discovery: Season 1 - Context Is for Kings (TV Episode) The show's promise is still there. Whatever it is, it isn't boring. It has action and strong casting. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2017
100% Star Trek: Discovery: Season 1 - The Vulcan Hello (TV Episode) For better or worse, Discovery is already a departure from past Trek series, both in style and serialized substance. This is not your Vulcan father's Star Trek. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
88% Star Trek: Discovery: Season 1 - Battle at the Binary Stars (TV Episode) The writers are taking risks and should receive some credit for that. But whether viewers will be able to get behind Burnham when we don't know much about the rest of the ensemble remains to be seen. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017