William Hughes

William Hughes
William Hughes's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): AV Club
Publications: AV Club

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
B 86% Archer: 1999 (TV, 2009) [It's an] introduction to the show's highest-concept production to date. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
100% Space Ghost Coast to Coast: Season 3 (TV, 1994-2008) We get one of Space Ghost's classic anti-interviews, as a bored-sounding George Lowe gives Carrot Top just enough rope to keep the "conversation" going, even getting him to occasionally break his cheerful character as the frustration slowly mounts. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
B+ No Score Yet The Shivering Truth: Season 1 (TV, 2019) In its most perfectly realized moments, The Shivering Truth makes the thoughts our minds normally skid away from seem both tangible and real. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
A- No Score Yet Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law: Attorney General (TV, 2000-2018) It's striking how much of the special feels like the show is picking up right where it left off back in 2007, from the in-joke signifiers to the way it slips back easily into its own quickfire, absurdist rhythms. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
B 92% Star Wars: Resistance: Season 1 (TV, 2018) At the end of its first hour, Resistance feels pleasantly primed with potential. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
B 94% Ordeal by Innocence: Miniseries (TV, 2018) It's not subtle-and occasionally outright dumb-but it's a gorgeous, beautifully acted bit of squalor, nevertheless. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
83% Mystery Science Theater 3000: Season 3 (TV, 1989-1999) Bad movies with too much crazy nonsense are better than those without enough. Case in point: the overstuffed Pod People... contributes not just one but two vital catchphrases to the MST3K canon. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
B+ 64% Archer: Danger Island (TV, 2009) Nothing signifies the weird swerve Adam Reed and company are doing with this season of Archer better than Crackers The Macaw, the latest addition to the show's cast of consistently dysfunctional characters. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
76% Young Sheldon: Season 1 (TV, 2017) Every actual moment of humanity is undercut by narrator Jim Parsons, who's constantly popping in to remind us what kind of mean, joyless know-it-all this kid ultimately grows up to be. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
31% The Orville: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) After a rough start, The Orville actually manages to push out some decent sci-fi TV, without sacrificing bursts of slacker comedy from Grimes and fellow helmsman J. Lee. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
B 62% Ghosted: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) There's an almost-admirable bluntness to the way Fox's new paranormal parody Ghosted skips over normal TV niceties to give its audience what they've clearly tuned in to see: Adam Scott and Craig Robinson. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
A- 89% Detroiters: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) Detroiters stars Sam Richardson and Tim Robinson are both improv vets, and real-life best friends; that might be why their new Comedy Central series leverages their characters' affection for each other to such excellent effect. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
F 17% Pacific Heat: Season 1 (TV, 2016) Pacific Heat is a bad show, but a worse comedy. In 44 minutes -- and roughly 200 or so jokes -- it didn't elicit a single laugh. Find something else to watch. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
B+ 90% The Tick: Season 1 (TV, 2016) Increased interest in the inner lives of its characters is the real meat of this new series, even as it provides all the nonsensical one-liners, giant naked men, and superhero parodies that fans of these characters have come to expect. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2017
B 71% Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: Season 1 (TV, 2016-2017) Barnett and Wood's dynamic is interesting enough that, even if you don't buy into the show's obsessive love for strange coincidences, there's still an enjoyable core here that might keep you coming back. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
A 80% Archer: Dreamland (TV, 2009) What seems, at first, like a complete clearing of the board, quickly reveals itself as a brilliantly surgical excision, cutting away the show's accumulated baggage and leaving behind only those things that work. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
B+ 100% Archer: Season 7 (TV, 2009) Archer the TV show is a lot like Sterling Archer the man: charming, more interested in cracking needlessly obscure jokes than in having deep, emotional conversations, and aggressively resistant to change. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2016