James Delingpole TV Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

James Delingpole

James Delingpole
James Delingpole's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Spectator

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
96% Chernobyl: Miniseries (TV, 2019) Mostly, I don't think it does. This is historical drama, not documentary. And I think [Craig] Mazin was right to take liberties in order to reach the deeper emotional truth. ‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
100% The Confession Tapes: Season 1 (TV, 2017) The first two episodes of this documentary concerned a miscarriage of justice so outrageous I could barely endure it to the end. ‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
85% Das Boot: Season 1 (TV, 2018) Instead of life in the raw, in close-up, we get a vapid, hackneyed panorama.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
100% The Wrong Mans: Season 2 (TV, 2014) What [The Wrong Mans] had was absolute conviction: in its script, in its impossible, yet weirdly credible storyline, in its performances, and in its clearly generous budget. ‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
85% Godless: Miniseries (TV, 2017) It's a well acted, gritty, dusty, uber-violent and actually clandestinely old-fashioned mash-up of all the great Westerns you ever knew and loved. ‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
91% Sex Education: Season 1 (TV, 2019) With Sex Education, though, instead of relishing the hallucinogenic strangeness and applauding the running joke you are instead expected to pretend that neither exists.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
63% Riviera: Season 1 (TV, 2017) Sky drama can do better than this.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
4/5 83% Cunk on Britain: Season 1 (TV, 2018) Though the character is amiable enough, I can't quite work out what the point of the joke is.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
93% This Country: Season 2 (TV, 2018) Not unlike Gervais's early work, it really doesn't mind if you don't get the joke. This is niche, almost cultish humour, which makes those few who do get it feel part of an exclusive club.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2019
69% Upstart Crow: Season 1 (TV, 2016) Cleverly milking every last cliché about the life, works and myth of William Shakespeare to create gags which, though often broad and obvious, flatter your intelligence even as they give you glorious, cheap belly laughs. ‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
57% Tin Star: Season 1 (TV, 2017) Nothing wrong with the odd cliché. But Tin Star is almost nothing but cliché and a terrible waste of a talented cast.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
90% The Sinner: Season 1 (TV, 2017) My beef is that no matter how watchable it is -- and it is: slickly shot, nicely edgy ambient score, all manner of unexpected twists and turns -- you do feel a bit sullied and exploited afterwards.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
70% Dark Tourist: Season 1 (TV, 2018) Farrier's travelogues are great -- especially when he relaxes, gives the story space and lets events take their own course rather than (as TV documentaries tend to do) follow a prearranged narrative. ‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
97% A Very English Scandal: Miniseries (TV, 2018) Mind you - and this is the beauty of the story - nothing is straightforward. ‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
100% Babylon Berlin: Season 1 (TV, 2017) Everyone, from the leads down, is in some way flawed, compromised, disappointing.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2018
100% Doctor Who: Season 3 (TV, 2007) Series three's final treat is that the Master is back, played this time not by the great Roger Delgado (obviously), but first by Derek Jacobi and then by John Simm.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
100% Doctor Who: Season 4 (TV, 2008) I still think Doctor Who's great, by the way -- unmissable and one of the best things on TV. It's witty, pacy, well acted, with gripping storylines and increasingly impressive special effects.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
91% Decline and Fall: Season 1 (TV, 2017) Quite superb.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
80% Victoria: Season 1 (TV, 2016) When you're dealing with the life of an historical character, especially one as relatively recent and well documented as Queen Victoria, I think you owe it to your audience to cleave as close as you reasonably can to the known biographical facts.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
100% Fleabag: Season 1 (TV, 2016) Fleabag [is] a quite impressively depraved and filthy (in a good way, obviously) comedy tour-de-force by very talented writer/actor Phoebe Waller-Bridge.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
97% Stranger Things: Season 1 (TV, 2016) Stranger Things is the most delightful, gripping, charming, nostalgic, compulsive, edge-of-seat entertainment I've had in ages.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
87% Westworld: Season 1 (TV, 2016) Scriptwriters are paid a lot of money to sort out this stuff. Can't wait to see how they do it.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016
89% The Crown: Season 1 (TV, 2016) If you want to know why the drama departments at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV are quaking in their boots just watch a couple of episodes of Netflix's sumptuous, leisurely and immaculate recreation of the Queen's early years on the throne.‐ The Spectator
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2016