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Viv Groskop

Viv Groskop
Viv Groskop's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian, Newsweek

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
95% Twin Peaks: The Return (TV, 2017) This is an entertaining and intriguing return to form that will delight fans and maybe-just maybe-pull in a new audience happy to overlook the slow pace and random non sequiturs in return for a glimpse into Lynch's inimitable, magical, dystopian world.‐ Newsweek
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2017
97% Harlots: Season 1 (TV, 2017) This is the TV equivalent of what English people of a certain age like to refer to as a "marmalade dropper:" a story so shocking that you spill jam off your toast.‐ Newsweek
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
91% Downton Abbey: Season 6 - Episode 9 (TV Episode) Well, as Christmas specials of old favourites go, it wasn't at all bad. This was a Quality Street offering: predictable, reliable, with something sweet for everyone.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
100% Downton Abbey: Season 6 - Episode 7 (TV Episode) Oh my fellow sufferers of this living nightmare from which there is no waking ... I must confess a terrible thing. I think I may have actually enjoyed this episode. I know. It's extraordinary.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
85% Downton Abbey: Season 6 - Episode 6 (TV Episode) It's a rare opportunity to view the state rooms of Downton Abbey! And it's a not-so-rare opportunity to see 56 million characters and 187 gazillion different plotlines all in one, jam-packed, chaotic hour. Someone please wake me up when it's all over.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
91% Downton Abbey: Season 6 - Episode 5 (TV Episode) Oh, for heaven's sake, this programme is so totally bonkers. I have never seen Carrie, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre or Return of the Living Dead. But now I don't feel like I need to see any of those things. Because I've seen this. And I can never unsee it.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
100% Downton Abbey: Season 6 - Episode 4 (TV Episode) Ah, at least there was some entertainment to be had here. For a few moments at a time at least.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
100% Downton Abbey: Season 6 - Episode 3 (TV Episode) This was a relatively pleasing outing, though, if slightly disjointed and uneventful.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
75% Downton Abbey: Season 6 - Episode 2 (TV Episode) So many "low stakes" plotlines are developing and this worries me. The burden on the actors to spin gold out of Malton Show manure is intolerable.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
82% Downton Abbey: Season 6 - Episode 1 (TV Episode) And so we return to the usual collision of wonderful emotive acting performances and ludicrously bonkers exposition. Hooray to the max for this first episode of the final season, though.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
81% Downton Abbey: Season 3 (TV, 2013) It's been an agonising wait - but with Shirley MacLaine and 1920s glamour on offer, Downton's third series is filled with promise.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
90% Downton Abbey: Series 06 - The Finale (TV Episode) Well, as Christmas specials of old favourites go, it wasn't at all bad. This was a Quality Street offering: predictable, reliable, with something sweet for everyone.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2016
100% Downton Abbey: Series 06 - Episode 7 (TV Episode) Oh my fellow sufferers of this living nightmare from which there is no waking ... I must confess a terrible thing. I think I may have actually enjoyed this episode. I know. It's extraordinary.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2016
85% Downton Abbey: Series 06 - Episode 6 (TV Episode) It's a rare opportunity to view the state rooms of Downton Abbey! And it's a not-so-rare opportunity to see 56 million characters and 187 gazillion different plotlines all in one, jam-packed, chaotic hour. Someone please wake me up when it's all over.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2016
82% Downton Abbey: Series 06 - Episode 1 (TV Episode) And so we return to the usual collision of wonderful emotive acting performances and ludicrously bonkers exposition. Hooray to the max for this first episode of the final season, though.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2016
75% Downton Abbey: Series 06 - Episode 2 (TV Episode) So many "low stakes" plotlines are developing and this worries me. The burden on the actors to spin gold out of Malton Show manure is intolerable.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2016
100% Downton Abbey: Series 06 - Episode 3 (TV Episode) This was a relatively pleasing outing, though, if slightly disjointed and uneventful.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2016
100% Downton Abbey: Series 06 - Episode 4 (TV Episode) Ah, at least there was some entertainment to be had here. For a few moments at a time at least.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2016
91% Downton Abbey: Series 06 - Episode 5 (TV Episode) Oh, for heaven's sake, this programme is so totally bonkers. I have never seen Carrie, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre or Return of the Living Dead. But now I don't feel like I need to see any of those things. Because I've seen this. And I can never unsee it.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2016
81% Downton Abbey: Season 3 (TV, 2012) It's been an agonising wait - but with Shirley MacLaine and 1920s glamour on offer, Downton's third series is filled with promise.‐ Guardian
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2013