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John Teti

John Teti
John Teti's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): AV Club

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 95% Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey: Season 1 (TV, 2014) In a media environment where truth has to compete with a "balance" designed to prevent hurt feelings, Cosmos' straightforward tack is quaint -- laudably so.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2020
B No Score Yet Project Runway: Season 10 (TV, 2012) With 32 looks to fit in, the show is cut together pretty rapidly, which is fine, since there aren't that many highlights.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
B+ No Score Yet Project Runway: Season 8 (TV, 2010) One episode in, they're already whipping out the ridiculous-judging-decision ploy. Season 8 is going to bring it. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
B No Score Yet MythBusters: Season 9 (TV, 2010) If you're looking to get people excited about science, the best place to start is by stoking a passion for this process of creative discovery at the heart of the discipline. MythBusters accomplishes that more reliably than anything else on TV.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
B+ 100% Nathan for You: Season 2 (TV, 2014) There are few shows that would be capable of prompting such odd, un-self-conscious spontaneity; Nathan For You achieves it by pairing its elaborate, inventive scenarios with a host who seems too dull to come up with something so diabolical.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
B+ 67% Saturday Night Live: Season 35 (TV, 2009-2010) That said, Saturday's show was at least an above-average return to normal as the show closes out its 35th year.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
67% Ugly Americans: Season 1 (TV, 2010) This might sound like a setup for outsized silliness, but the characters of Ugly Americans are matter-of-fact about the lunacy that surrounds them.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
50% Six Feet Under: Season 4 (TV, 2004) I love that when Nate and David are driving to get Lisa's body, Nate-even in his severely depressed state-still does the big-brother thing of teasing David about his boyfriend.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
90% Six Feet Under: Season 3 (TV, 2003) We witness the emotional arc of a dead man who exists only in the memories and projections of the living. Somehow, [Richard] Jenkins nails this every time.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
90% Six Feet Under: Season 1 (TV, 2001) The remarkable thing about Six Feet Under is how your perspective on it can change depending on where you are in life. That's true of all art, but especially true of this show‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
79% Six Feet Under: Season 2 (TV, 2002) You've got to love David's impression of Nikolai's'"Lord, have mercy' moment.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
C- 63% Sherlock: Season 2 - The Hounds of Baskerville (TV Episode) This is an uncharacteristically poor outing for the program, which is especially disappointing given how brief the seasons are and how little Sherlock we get to enjoy already.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
B+ 100% Sherlock: Season 2 - A Scandal in Belgravia (TV Episode) In essence, the show plays with itself for a couple minutes before it resumes the business of telling a story.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
A- 91% Sherlock: Season 1 - The Great Game (TV Episode) Sherlock's first episode, "A Study In Pink," came to its climax with the villain making a single deliberate chess move. "The Great Game," however, plays out more like speed chess.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
70% Sherlock: Season 1 - The Blind Banker (TV Episode) What makes "The Blind Banker" such a delight is not so much its serviceable mystery but rather the exchanges between Cumberbatch and Freeman, who take the brilliant layers of the writing and add a couple layers more.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
B 100% Sherlock: Season 1 - A Study in Pink (TV Episode) As it works through the giddy first-episode eagerness, the show displays a more enduring patience to build its world on a satisfying multi-episode arc.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
82% Match Game: Season 1 (TV, 2016) The creators of this revival achieved what long seemed impossible -- a great new Match Game -- by restoring the concept's original simplicity and letting smart players fill in the blanks.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2016
A 100% Nathan for You: Season 3 (TV, 2015) Once again, Nathan's awkwardness ultimately makes the people around him seem more warm and genuine -- a key dynamic of Nathan For You's comedy.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2015
D 60% StarTalk: Season 1 (TV, 2015) It would be a more watchable show if Tyson were stuck in the bathroom the whole time.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2015
B+ 54% Blunt Talk: Season 1 (TV, 2015) In his role as the narcissistic cable news host Walter Blunt, Stewart can do no wrong, and as such Blunt Talk leans on him to carry an otherwise hit-or-miss ensemble. He shoulders this burden with an élan that buoys the whole enterprise.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2015
A 100% Fargo: Season 2 - Before The Law (TV Episode) Like the Coen brothers, Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley revels in sprawling tales where each character sees themselves as a rational center amid a swirl of chaos.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2015
A 100% Fargo: Season 2 - Waiting for Dutch (TV Episode) Much of Fargo's drama relies on the tension between the stories characters are told about themselves and the tales they'd prefer to hear. It's a show about the perils of overestimating your ability to chart your own narrative.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2015
A 91% Mad Men: Season 7 - Person to Person (TV Episode) It remains an open question how long the characters' new lives can last, and that's the bittersweet subtext to the finale's happy endings. These dreams may endure. And they may erode, providing fodder for another generation of ad men.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 18, 2015
A 96% Mad Men: Season 7 - The Milk and Honey Route (TV Episode) In an episode and a season where he has encountered so many ghosts from his life as Don Draper, it's fitting that he finally comes face-to-face with an avatar of his former self, before the lies began. His advice is to choose a different route.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 11, 2015
A- 97% Mad Men: Season 7 - Lost Horizon (TV Episode) As the veterans of SC&P step into the McCann machine, many of them are searching for their own answer to Harry's question ("Why are you still here?").‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 4, 2015
A- 97% Mad Men: Season 7 - Time & Life (TV Episode) A name is what you make of it. In "Time & Life," the characters make what they will of the name Sterling Cooper.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2015
B+ 90% Mad Men: Season 7 - The Forecast (TV Episode) Does Don Draper have a trajectory? Can you extrapolate from his past and see where he ought to end up? That's a central question that Mad Men faces in its closing episodes, and "The Forecast" pursues it rather directly.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2015
A 59% Mad Men: Season 7 - New Business (TV Episode) Mad Men's final half-season is taking an ingenious approach to the problem of how to end Don Draper's story: Let the creative genius himself try to figure it out.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2015
B+ 94% Mad Men: Season 7 - Severance (TV Episode) The national mood of reckoning is mirrored on a personal level by the members of Sterling Cooper & Partners, who we rejoin in April 1970.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2015
C 57% Fleming: The Man Who Would be Bond: Season 1 (TV, 2014) Fleming the man knew which parts of a story to punch up. Fleming the show lacks the same instinct.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2014
A- 100% Portlandia: Season 4 (TV, 2014) Armisen and Brownstein's ambition is on display in a fourth season that enriches the show's world by allowing the supporting characters to carry more of the show than before.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2014