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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
83% Home Before Dark: Season 1 (TV, 2020) Home Before Dark doesn't seem to know who it's for: it's a little morose for kids and far too Disney Channel sweet for older teens and adults, and these two tones constantly bash against one another as the mystery unravels.‐ GQ Magazine [UK]
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2020
96% Cheer: Season 1 (TV, 2020) Yes, sure, it's a documentary about cheerleaders. But it's also about moving past childhood trauma and finding salvation through sport. And it's already one of the year's best shows...‐ GQ Magazine [UK]
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
89% Stranger Things: Season 3 (TV, 2019) The third instalment... is exhilarating; the equal of its predecessor in terms of pure enjoyment but still eventually devastating, with a shocking and emotionally-charged conclusion that will ring out on social media for w...[ END HERE ]eeks to come‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2019
63% Disenchantment: Part 1 (TV, 2018) The episodes are bloated and while this is a fairly common problem across the Netflix catalogue, it feels particularly detrimental here as there is not nearly enough plot to keep our attention, nor enough jokes to make the excess time feel worthwhile.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
70% Ozark: Season 1 (TV, 2017) Over the course of the season, things went from bad to worse and then worse again...‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
88% The Looming Tower: Miniseries (TV, 2018) [T]he series never quite equals the sum of its parts.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
98% Homecoming: Season 1 (TV, 2018) It's an interesting and unsettling re-structuring of the detective drama, and it adds to the visual and aural onslaught from Esmail and co, who are pulling the strings to engage the viewer even when the story lulls.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
100% Love You More: Pilot (TV, 2017) It's subject matter feels real and relevant, yet it has the glisten of well-trodden comedy.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
71% Safe: Season 1 (TV, 2018) All in all, it's good, soapy fun. If you're willing to suspend your disbelief, you're likely to get swept up in its current, and once that happens, I'd wager that all eight episodes will safely disappear in a flash.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
56% Arrested Development: Season 5 (TV, 2018-2019) It's hard not to garner satisfaction from seeing the gang all back together - but I hope, for everyone's sake, that it's for the last time.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
95% On My Block: Season 1 (TV, 2018) But these drawbacks don't manage to derail the series, which is pretty hard to switch off after three or four episodes as it hurtles towards a shocking finale.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
68% Altered Carbon: Season 1 (TV, 2018) The drama tries to find its groove by shifting erratically from noir detective drama to war epic to soap opera, ultimately failing to meet its own lofty ambitions: it's a thunderous haymaker that only manages to graze it's target.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
96% The End of the F***ing World: Season 1 (TV, 2018) At turns disturbing and hilarious, sometimes, remarkably, both at once.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2017
94% Stranger Things: Season 2 (TV, 2017) The Duffer brothers shirk the sophomore slump with another brilliant nostalgia trip.‐ Radio Times
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2017