The Walking Dead: Season 4 - Live Bait (TV Episode)
""Live Bait" wasn't a particularly exciting episode of The Walking Dead, nor an especially subtle one in the way it beat us over the head with the parallels between the Governor's dead little girl and the live one standing in front of him. "
Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
The Walking Dead: Season 4 - Internment (TV Episode)
"It's a simple episode, leaning more heavily than the show ever has before on Scott Wilson's warm, stoic performance as Hershel, and effectively continued the season 4 mix of despair and complicated action. "
True Detective : Season 2 - Maybe Tomorrow (TV Episode)
The Walking Dead: Season 4 - Indifference (TV Episode)
Jackie & Ryan (2015)
"The best thing about it is is that it shies away from formula, and the worst is either the finger tattoos, or the fact that it hasn't really come up with much to replace the formula it so carefully and laudably avoids. "
True Detective : Season 2 - Night Finds You (TV Episode)
HUMANS: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Sense8: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Another Period: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Mr. Robot: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
"Despite checking so many different boxes on my no-no's list, Mr. Robot is compulsively watchable and interesting. It's a reminder that even the most well-worn cliches can still work with the right execution. "
Catastrophe: Series 1 (TV, 2015)
Big Game (2015)
The Brink: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
The Astronaut Wives Club: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
The Walking Dead: Season 4 - Infected (TV Episode)
"We're once again dealing with some level of human-on-human plotting, since someone is baiting the walkers, and hopefully when we find out who it is, it's someone I will recognize, be able to name and perhaps identify one or two behavioral characteristics "
True Detective : Season 1 - Who Goes There (TV Episode)
Ballers: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Deutschland 83: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
"It's not as intense a viewing experience as The Americans... this is more of a straightforward, slightly lighter spy thriller, with lots of tension about whether our hero will be caught and if he'll ever be allowed to return home. "
True Detective : Season 2 (TV, 2015)
"Judgment of True Detective season 2 will likely be harsher than that of season 1 - and, unless the season improves off this bumpy beginning, it may invite further judgment of what Pizzolatto and company did back then. "
True Detective : Season 1 - The Locked Room (TV Episode)
"Aside from being a great, and disturbing, showcase for Woody Harrelson (who is unfortunately getting lost in the understandable rush to praise Matthew McConaughey), the most significant element of "The Locked Room" is religion. "
""30 Days Without an Accident" did a convincing job of making the prison at this stage feel like a good place to be, and of establishing a very different mood for the group (including smiles and banter). "
Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Mother's Mercy (TV Episode)
The Walking Dead: Season 1 - Wildfire (TV Episode)
"Even more than last week's episode, "Wildfire" has me thinking I might want to stick with The Walking Dead for a good while... And it was two sequences - one near the beginning, and one near the end - that have me firmly on the hook. "
Orange is the New Black: Season 3 (TV, 2015)
True Detective : Season 1 - Seeing Things (TV Episode)
"What we have mostly investigated here are these two men, one of whom claims to have all the answers but really understands almost nothing about himself and his surroundings, the other of whom understands far too well, and has therefore given up. "
The Wolfpack (2015)
Game of Thrones: Season 5 - The Dance of Dragons (TV Episode)
"I had wondered how the show might try to top, or even equal, the level of spectacle on display in "Hardhome." Benioff, Weiss and director David Nutter... answered with that stunning arena sequence. "
True Detective : Season 1 - The Long Bright Dark (TV Episode)
Hannibal: Season 3 (TV, 2015)
"When you are in with Hannibal Lecter, you are in a waking nightmare, where everything seems like it should exist only in the darkest corners of imagination, but is instead somehow horrifyingly real. "
True Detective : Season 1 - Form and Void (TV Episode)
True Detective : Season 1 - Haunted Houses (TV Episode)
True Detective : Season 1 - After You've Gone (TV Episode)
"The show definitely lost something when Hart and Cohle's interrogations ended, but I appreciate how Pizzolatto tries to recreate some of that structure here by having each man telling the other stories of what happened to them over the last decade. "
UnReal: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
The Whispers: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
""The Whispers" is a frustratingly hollow experience, an assortment of familiar genre cliches and a stubborn insistence that its primary mystery will remain enticing for us even without hints or the gratification of answers that would elevate the stakes. "
Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Hardhome (TV Episode)
Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
"If you're hoping for insights into Monroe's life that you've never heard before, you're almost certain to be disappointed, but if you're looking for a sexy, nuanced lead performance and a few other highlights? There are reasons to watch. "
The Walking Dead: Season 1 - Vatos (TV Episode)
"I was curious to see whether the things that ultimately drove me from the comic would be more obvious here than in previous episodes. Instead, Kirkman turned in the strongest episode since the pilot. "
Aquarius: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Game of Thrones: Season 5 - The Gift (TV Episode)
"On the whole, "The Gift" was a far more satisfying and effective episode, and not just because Sam (with a big assist from Ghost) was able to spare Gilly from becoming the show's latest rape victim. "
The Walking Dead: Season 1 - Tell It to the Frogs (TV Episode)
Mad Men: Season 7 - Person to Person (TV Episode)
"Either it's a happy ending that feels hollow or a happy ending that feels cynical. Either he's sold happiness to himself, or he's about to sell happiness to the world. I guess I know which one seems right. "