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Ed Gonzalez

Ed Gonzalez
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 25% The Andy Milonakis Show: Season 1 (TV, 2005) [Andy] Milonakis is an absurdist, and a perverse one at that, and like all great comedy, his show is filled with surprises.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
3/5 71% Crank Yankers: Season 1 (TV, 2002) Some of the cranks may be mean-spirited, but I can't think of another comedy on television this concerned with testing people's tolerance levels and compassion for others.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
2.5/4 55% Cane: Season 1 (TV, 2007) The all-star cast... bring authenticity to what is otherwise a hysterical, Dynasty-style vision of Cuban-American experience set in and around kitschy Miami.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
2.5/4 97% Pose: Season 2 (TV, 2019) At its best, the series empathetically attest to the agonies that queer people to this day often have no choice but to suffer in silence.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
2.5/5 100% The Singing Detective: Miniseries (TV, 1986) When faced with that inevitable question often posed to critics ("What's your favorite movie of all time?"), I often avoid a direct answer by referencing the 1984 BBC mini-series The Singing Detective. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
2/5 50% 227: Season 1 (TV, 1985-1986) A show of wasted opportunities, 227 is what The Women of Brewster Place would look like if it were edited for the Disney Channel.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
1/4 89% Queer as Folk: Season 5 (TV, 2005) Queer as Folk's politics are neither corrective nor does the show mean to take us down a progressive road; its exploitative, one-sided formula represents a shallow representation of gay culture. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
4/4 93% The Haunting of Hill House: The Haunting of Hill House (TV, 2018) The Haunting of Hill House is a kind of riff on madness in its many forms, a sojourn of loss and regret.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
2.5/4 91% The Walking Dead: Season 9 (TV, 2018-2019) In season nine, The Walking Dead concerns itself with the nitty-gritty of ensuring an egalitarian system of government.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
2.5/4 86% Queer Eye: Season 2 (TV, 2018) The show's strength isn't in selling us a product, but rather in using its heroes to remind us of how to be more decent.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
3/4 96% Pose: Season 1 (TV, 2018) Pose is at its best when devoted to advancing its representational politics.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
2.5/5 71% V: Season 1 (TV, 1984-1985) Save for the awesome holographic set piece featured in episode four ("The Deception"), the series was less inventive than reductive.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
2/4 50% John From Cincinnati: Season 1 (TV, 2007) Right now, creator David Milch isn't being kind to anyone, especially himself, by playing it so aloofishly cool - showing off as if he were running on empty.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
3.5/4 100% High Maintenance: Season 2 (TV, 2018) The series attests to the revitalizing effects of living in a place where pockets of resistance remain.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
3/4 77% Prison Break: Season 1 (TV, 2005-2006) The show comes to us in the form of a rubix cube, and its pleasure lies in watching which new and exciting direction its plot gears will turn. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
38% Stephen King's Rose Red: Mini-Series (TV, 2002) A meaty DVD package for a somewhat less than unnerving ghost story. This one may be for King's most fanatical followers.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
100% The Deuce: Season 1 - Au Reservoir (TV Episode) The episode ends with the first shocking twist of the season.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2017
93% The Americans: Season 5 - The Soviet Division (TV Episode) At's at this point that I realized that this show is far from exhausting its capacity to provide insights into these characters' lives, as it ended its fifth season with one of its greatest shocks to date.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
100% The Americans: Season 5 - The World Council of Churches (TV Episode) Acute bits of thematic connective tissue consistently deepen what is, at heart, 50 minutes' worth of Should I Stay Or Should I Go.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
100% The Americans: Season 5 - Dyatkovo (TV Episode) [The final 15 minutes were] a masterwork of sustained intensity and moral confrontation that rivals the impact of the season-three triumph "Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep"-a high bar that the makers of this episode were perhaps hoping to exceed.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
100% The Americans: Season 5 - Darkroom (TV Episode) "Darkroom" remarkably threads together these impressions of shared torment-of everyone's dangerous practices and their complicated relationship to their homeland and offspring.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 10, 2017
100% The Americans: Season 5 - IHOP (TV Episode) [It] sees The Americans in a holding pattern, almost reflexively repeating itself because it's uncertain of how to give its characters, and by extension viewers, a sense of closure.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
92% The Americans: Season 5 - Immersion (TV Episode) More haunting is the cruel irony with which Oleg Burov (Costa Ronin), simply for wanting to find out more about why his mother, Yelena (Snezhana Chernova), spent time in a gulag, has placed another target on his back.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
100% The Americans: Season 5 - The Committee on Human Rights (TV Episode) The sincerity with which one arrives at self-truths is a thematic thread that's run throughout this season of The Americans and is very much front and center in "The Committee on Human Rights." ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
100% The Americans: Season 5 - Crossbreed (TV Episode) When Elizabeth and Philip take Paige to meet Gabriel, the moment is jarring because of the multitudes it contains.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
100% The Americans: Season 5 - Lotus 1-2-3 (TV Episode) There's a messiness to this episode's narrative shards that are intriguingly united by the sense that every character on the show is at some kind of impasse.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2017
92% The Americans: Season 5 - What's the Matter with Kansas? (TV Episode) Funny isn't something that The Americans often does, and "What's the Matter with Kansas?" is unique in the canon of the series for the sterling self-reflexivity of its sense of humor. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2017
100% The Americans: Season 5 - The Midges (TV Episode) "The Midges," which gets its name from the insects that Philip and Elizabeth and their supervisor, Gabriel (Frank Langella), believe is being used by Alexei to target the Soviet Union's wheat, impressively coils together its two major plot threads.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
100% The Americans: Season 5 - Pests (TV Episode) Look past the justifiably cagey way that it holds the cards of this season's arc to its chest and you will see that The Americans still dazzles for how it tautly parses its characters' emotional entanglements.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
100% The Americans: Season 5 - Amber Waves (TV Episode) The season-five premiere of The Americans is an instant reminder that the series is an edifice brilliantly constructed of contrasts.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
84% Game of Thrones: Season 7 - Beyond the Wall (TV Episode) The episode offers up a battle between CGI dragons and CGI zombies, to pulpy effect but no moral consequence.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2017
100% Man Seeking Woman: Season 3 (TV, 2017) Man Seeking Woman is often at its funniest when sending up the neuroses we've come to associate with romantic attachment and rituals.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3.5/4 100% Broad City: Season 4 (TV, 2017) Broad City is still gut-busting, but there's a sad undercurrent to the new season.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
1/4 79% The Exorcist: Season 1 (TV, 2016) One may be excused for thinking the series is also in part an adaptation of The Thorn Birds.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2016
2.5/4 77% The Get Down: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) Too much of the series feels dictated by the setup and pay-off rules of popular storytelling.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
3/4 87% Westworld: Season 1 (TV, 2016) Westworld isn't some far-flung future entertainment, but a prescient commentary on our present.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
1.5/4 70% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 (TV, 2016) Fear the Walking Dead proceeds in its second season as a borderline shrill theater of types.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2016
3/4 94% Orange Is the New Black: Season 4 (TV, 2016) The series remains compelling in its devotion to exposing its characters' public hang-ups and private strengths.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2016
2/4 97% American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson (TV, 2016) The People v. O.J. Simpson is a failure of aesthetic judgment in much the same way as Ryan Murphy's adaptation of The Normal Heart.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2016
44% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Last Day on Earth (TV Episode) The idea of the cliffhanger, how it tugs at our emotions and toys with our knowledge, has become an almost singular obsession for the AMC drama--and for better and worse.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2016
65% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - East (TV Episode) The episode is notable for images that are lucidly expressive of people's sensory apprehension of their world.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2016
59% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Twice as Far (TV Episode) After a while, all this calculated teasing can come to feel like a partner's unnecessarily passive-aggressive punishing.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2016
97% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - The Same Boat (TV Episode) [Carol's is] a hell of a performance-so convincing that Polly believes Carol to be genuinely "pathetic." ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2016
96% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Not Tomorrow Yet (TV Episode) "No Tomorrow Yet..." exudes a corkscrew tension that's redolent of some of John Carpenter's finest work.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2016
96% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Knots Untie (TV Episode) "Knots Unite" is especially exhausting because even the turning of the plot screws that aren't pointing to the eventual meet un-cute between Rick's band of survivors and Neegan are rife with portent.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2016
94% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - The Next World (TV Episode) This episode's strength derives from how [Rick's] reading of Jesus dovetails with the way we're meant to piece together the full scope of Alexandria's resurgence through telling bits of character interaction.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
97% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - No Way Out (TV Episode) There's a comic punchiness to these scenes that discordantly rubs up against the episode's more spectacularly grave and artful articulations of individuals fighting for their future. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2016
36% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Start to Finish (TV Episode) And then it all ends, and for two months the audience is left frustrated by the sense that almost everything in the world of The Walking Dead comes down to a table-setting maneuver.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2015
48% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Heads Up (TV Episode) The episode proceeds to efficiently, if predictably, tie up a series of loose ends.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2015
80% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Always Accountable (TV Episode) Tthe season's almost Jenga tower-like narrative construction, so abundant in red herrings, has been a source of constant and exasperating dread.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2015