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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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Forward momentum - for the plot, creature action and character development - finally kicks in during episode three but it's a big ask for AMC to expect viewers will return after the first two episodes.
(The) history-horror hybrid may be the reason the show doesn't quite come to life despite the luxuries of the production and the generally high quality of the performances (particularly by Mr. Harris).
With a sterling cast led by Mad Men MVP Jared Harris, The Terror's ability to impart palpable sensations of cabin fever and endless-winter madness is more knuckle-whitening than anything its characters might encounter out on the ice.
"As the title suggests, The Terror is interested in fear itself, how it transforms us, how it turns us cruel and savage... it conjures a piercing dread, both familiar and inconceivable; a portrait of man and nature at their cruelest and coldest."
Before being stranded, the crew realizes that something immense, ungraspable and evil chases them... With that premise it was impossible not to tune (or download) The Terror and the first six chapters do not disappoint... [Full review in Spanish]
The Terror isn't trying to impress its prestigeness upon you by making everything as nasty and extreme as possible. These may be humans under almost unimaginable pressure, but they're still recognizably human.