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Carol Midgley

Carol Midgley
Carol Midgley's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Times (UK)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 60% The Luminaries: Season 1 (TV, 2020) Now the poor woman is pregnant. I don't know the plot, but that baby has no chance, does it? Pass the opium.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020
5/5 82% Alan Bennett's Talking Heads: Series 1 (TV, 2020) Lancashire, who seemed born to do Talking Heads, superbly trod this murky ground, presenting as a woman who knew how wrong and deeply pathetic it was to lust after her son but who still hoped that he might reciprocate.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
4/5 85% The Salisbury Poisonings: Series 1 (TV, 2020) The writing here was nicely understated, the human stories well crafted and the unfolding crisis detailed without sensationalism.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Agatha Raisin: Season 3 (TV, 2019) This is candyfloss TV selling British eccentricity, which is probably why it has got a fourth series.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
4/5 90% Staged: Series 1 (TV, 2020) It did sometimes drift into self-indulgence and on occasion the self-congratulation did not feel entirely faux. However, it was a good idea, two furloughed celebrated actors becoming increasingly angsty and hairy.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
4/5 80% Hillary: Season 1 (TV, 2020) This was great documentary-making: well-woven, with changes of pace and a central interviewee with a vast collection of pant suits who seems pretty open. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
3/5 96% I May Destroy You: Season 1 (TV, 2020) It could have used an editor's pencil, but as we'll see, uncompromisingly, what Coel has to say is important.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2020
4/5 86% Cardinal: Season 4 (TV, 2020) Talk about revenge being a dish best served cold.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
4/5 75% Philharmonia: Season 1 (TV, 2020) I enjoyed it very much, particularly that the lovely music is central to the story. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet The Real Marigold Hotel: Season 4 (TV, 2020) Stale as the concept now is there were some delicious moments.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
4/5 78% Gangs of London: Season 1 (TV, 2020) Joe Cole is terrific as Sean Wallace... He presented, to me at least, as a complex, repressed soul, a young man prepared to kill and torture for the family name and prove his macho credentials, but whose heart is not in it.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
4/5 89% Normal People: Season 1 (TV, 2020) It is a beautiful piece of work capturing the fervid intensity of a first teenage sexual relationship with charm and poignancy.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2020
3/5 100% The Great British Sewing Bee: Season 6 (TV, 2020) Just enjoy the ASMR value of heavy scissors cutting through fabric, or the joke over the farting mannequin, or Esme Young saying, "I do love a pocket." So do I, Esme. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2020
4/5 94% Quiz: Miniseries (TV, 2020) James Graham's three-parter was cleverly crafted with an upbeat energy and a sense of mischief.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2020
4/5 100% Putin: A Russian Spy Story: Series 1 (TV, 2020) Compelling, intelligent and, best of all, gimmick and dumb-down free.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
2/5 No Score Yet Mister Winner: Season 1 (TV, 2017) The premise... while refreshingly simple, dragged on far too long.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
3/5 90% The Nest: Series 1 (TV, 2020) Not one of the actors is putting in a bad performance and the plot isn't outlandish compared with some, but there's still something unengaging about it.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2020
4/5 75% Hitmen: Season 1 (TV, 2020) Hitmen was slapstick, but it was also twisted, dark and merciless and they certainly weren't too cuddly to kill.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
3/5 80% Miriam's Big Fat Adventure: Series 1 (TV, 2020) She navigated tricky territory with candour and humour.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2020
2/5 55% Liar: Season 2 (TV, 2020) It all feels a bit like last night's leftovers reheated.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2020
3/5 73% Belgravia: Season 1 (TV, 2020) It all looked lovely - the budget is clearly healthy - and started during the Napoleonic wars, which is never not interesting. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2020
4/5 73% I Know This Much Is True: Miniseries (TV, 2020) The script was brave, intelligent and unafraid of long silences and incomplete sentences. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Murder 24/7: Series 1 (TV, 2020) If you fancy being a detective and want an insight into the job, then this is your show, nicely done in multi-pane screen.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
4/5 87% Flesh and Blood: Series 1 (TV, 2020) It's daft, but entertaining, so who cares?‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Last Tango in Halifax: Season 5 (TV, 2020) Once it had shaken off the cobwebs and got stuck into the wider, strained family dynamics it found its mojo and we were back in business. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2020
5/5 83% The End: Series 1 (TV, 2020) Some may find this series unrelentingly depressing. I found it strangely life-affirming.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Home (UK): Season 2 (TV, 2020) It was a reminder of Rufus Jones's creativity in taking the refugee crisis and turning it into a sitcom. Tasteless as that sounds, it really isn't. Humour has proved a fine way to humanise the plight of the refugee while also satirising it.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
4/5 82% Breeders: Season 1 (TV, 2020) Simon Blackwell and Chris Addison have managed the near-impossible by creating a parenting comedy that is not twee and makes the tired tropes of sleep deprivation and school-catchment obsession actually funny. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
4/5 100% Endeavour: Series 7 (TV, 2020) Enjoy its nostalgic balm while you can. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
3/5 90% Baghdad Central: Season 1 (TV, 2020) I can see this noir is well done, but I'm not sure I have the stomach for a whole series.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
4/5 79% The Pale Horse: Miniseries (TV, 2020) [Sarah] Phelps excels at displaying the cankered truth beneath privileged, polite society.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
2/5 81% Devs: Season 1 (TV, 2020) It's probably a Marmite drama, but in its preoccupation with being clever-clever and abstruse, it has made its characters too insipid and humourless to give a monkey's about.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2020
4/5 87% White House Farm: Season 1 (TV, 2020) There was no sensationalism here, minimal background music (strangely effective - others should try it) and the episode didn't end on a gaudy cliffhanger.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
3/5 67% Cold Feet: Season 9 (TV, 2020) Cold Feet is back for a - my goodness, can it be a ninth series? - and it is as off-the-peg slick and shiny as ever. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Worzel Gummidge: Series 1 (TV, 2019) Not a duff performance in it, nice music from the Unthanks and dreamy artful scenes.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
4/5 75% The Trial of Christine Keeler: Series 1 (TV, 2019) I did like much of Amanda Coe's script, which dropped occasional gems and evoked the dry wit of [Mandy] Rice-Davies. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet The Goes Wrong Show: Series 1 (TV, 2019-2020) Henry Lewis's shambolic festive story was artfully physical, clever and childish enough to work.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2019
3/5 80% Killing Eve: Season 3 (TV, 2020) The writer Suzanne Heathcote keeps the dialogue fresh, lean and zippy.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2020
4/5 100% Inside No. 9: Season 5 (TV, 2019) Inside No 9 is consistently so very, very good.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
2/5 85% Homeland: Season 8 (TV, 2020) Rven though the circumstances are new... it still felt like déjà vu. We have had this vibe, this dynamic before - many times. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Death in Paradise: Season 9 (TV, 2020) Even in the sophisticated Netflix age there is a place for gentle, calming, escapist murder. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Top Gear: Season 28 (TV, 2020) Not having dipped into Top Gear for a while, I can see it is chugging along perfectly well with [Andrew] Flintoff, Paddy McGuinness and Chris Harris at the wheel, even though the banter and competitiveness can still feel contrived.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2020
3/5 88% Miracle Workers: Dark Ages (TV, 2020) Despite [Steve] Buscemi's weighty presence it still feels like a small comedy, punching below its weight.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
2/5 66% Avenue 5: Season 1 (TV, 2020) At times the first episode, breathlessly fast-paced and so quickfire you missed half the gags, felt messy. It was a comedy with ADHD, randomly switching between scenes and introducing too many characters too quickly. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
3/5 84% Good Omens: Miniseries (TV, 2019) The supporting characters, such as the two couples each raising a son (one the Antichrist, one not), were insubstantial and underpowered, and the part where the nuns bungled the swapping of the babies was dull and protracted when it could have been funny.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
No Score Yet Vera: Season 10 (TV, 2020) It's not exciting fare, but it's January comfort food.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
5/5 73% Dracula: Season 1 (TV, 2019-2020) This is the meatiest, goriest, most energetic and fun version of Dracula I've seen, referencing all the usual iconography - crucifixes, mirrors, bats, sunlight - but also sending them up.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
4/5 93% Doctor Who: Season 12 - Spyfall, Part 1 (TV Episode) This was mostly a modern, zeitgeisty, ambitious, pan-global plot, although it was a bit slack in parts. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Gino's Italian Escape: Gino's Italian Express (TV, 2019) Whatever the mercilessly cheery Gino D'Acampo is drinking, I'll have a pint. Rarely do you see a man so relentlessly chipper; he's Gordon Ramsay's antipode.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
2/5 40% Sticks and Stones: Series 1 (TV, 2019) The premise of Sticks and Stones - bullying in the workplace - was top-notch. But in the execution it was a strange combination of being painful to watch yet too slickly over-stylised to be credible.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019