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Lisa Weidenfeld

Lisa Weidenfeld
Lisa Weidenfeld'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- 62% Killing Eve: Season 3 - Are You Leading or Am I? (TV Episode) It's a little bit underwhelming, in terms of a grand finale. Instead of some big reveal about the actions of the Twelve, we get the same bureaucrat that we always knew was a traitor. The grounds haven't exactly shifted beneath anyone's feet.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2020
B- 62% Killing Eve: Season 3 - Beautiful Monster (TV Episode) It makes sense that the universe of the show has gotten broader and the secondary characters have grown... But it's increasingly at the expense of the star of the show, who even on an off day is a fascinating, prickly creation.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 26, 2020
B+ 90% Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 3 (TV, 2020) CAOS has had a lot of very traditional gendered behavior from its power players in the past, and if this first episode is any indication, the various women of this universe are quite done putting up with that.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2020
B+ 92% Killing Eve: Season 3 - End of Game (TV Episode) Which all brings us back to Eve, who is now once again demonstrating the keen investigative skills that made her a good candidate to track down Villanelle in the first place.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 18, 2020
B+ 100% Killing Eve: Season 3 - Are You From Pinner? (TV Episode) Thankfully, the show doesn't try to offer a complete answer to Villanelle during its visit to the homeland. For one thing, she's a work of fiction, and so any attempt to say A + B = serial killer is going to be fraught. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
92% Killing Eve: Season 3 - Still Got It (TV Episode) The connection between Eve and Villanelle was still present, but it had cooled a bit. Now it's been reignited. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 4, 2020
B 92% Killing Eve: Season 3 - Meetings Have Biscuits (TV Episode) The tension around a maybe-assassination attempt on Carolyn feels real enough, but it's a little odd that Eve is so completely convinced that Carolyn is Villanelle's target.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2020
B- 77% Killing Eve: Season 3 - Management Sucks (TV Episode) Season one had the advantage of newness; season two offered a hint of what would happen if they were actually around each other. And in season three, the first two episodes seem to be geared around the concept of recreating season one.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
B 94% Killing Eve: Season 3 - Slowly Slowly Catchy Monkey (TV Episode) What's a show to do when all of its major players have scattered to the winds, too bruised and distracted by what's happened between all of them to reunite? It's a question that Killing Eve answers steadily over the course of its third season premiere.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
B- 100% The Magicians: Season 5 (TV, 2019) If it can find a way to tie together these various mourning, screwed-up heroes, and have them keep battling their way toward the best versions of themselves, there's probably always going to be a good reason to watch The Magicians.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2020
B 80% His Dark Materials: Season 1 (TV, 2019) In the early going, it's hard to gauge whether this show can rise above "high production value adaptation of beloved property..." But hopefully future episodes will unfold a little more organically.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
B- 69% Killing Eve: Season 2 - You're Mine (TV Episode) It's all led up to a remarkably similar conclusion to Season 1.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
B 100% Killing Eve: Season 2 - Wide Awake (TV Episode) [Villanelle's] interactions with Aaron have that undercurrent of danger that often mark the best parts of Killing Eve. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
91% Killing Eve: Season 2 - I Hope You Like Missionary! (TV Episode) There's no ongoing tension, which feels deeply foreign to the show's DNA.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
B- 90% Killing Eve: Season 2 - Smell Ya Later (TV Episode) [It] is a little sexy, a little funny, but also lacking in the tension of all their prior encounters.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
B+ 100% Killing Eve: Season 2 - Desperate Times (TV Episode) Tonight's episode offers some compelling evidence that they're [Villanelle and Eve] going to struggle when they're separated, too.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
A 91% Killing Eve: Season 2 - The Hungry Caterpillar (TV Episode) The show dials up the strength of its core relationship while simultaneously reminding us of how utterly dysfunctional it is. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
B 90% Killing Eve: Season 2 - Nice and Neat (TV Episode) Sorry, Villanelle. The show has trained us to think she's stronger and smarter than almost everyone else, and it's something of a shock to see her struggle against two different larger, stronger opponents.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
B+ 100% Killing Eve: Season 2 - Do You Know How to Dispose of a Body? (TV Episode) Of course, this is only the premiere, so there's still plenty of room for the show to branch out a little more. And even if there's a bit of a déjà vu, there's still so much to enjoy in here.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
B- 81% Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 2 (TV, 2019) Sabrina's battle plays out as something unfortunately all too familiar to any woman who's ever struggled for every step of progress while watching men blow off work and get rewarded.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
A- 93% The Magicians: Season 4 (TV, 2019) It's all a solid enough blend of tongue-in-cheek humor and forward motion to prove that, four seasons in, the writers have a firm grasp on their wandering plot and slowly evolving characters.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
B 76% Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter's Tale (TV, 2018) While this one-off Christmas special zigs and zags around a new series of monsters to vanquish, it's Sabrina's inability to let Harvey live his life the way he wants that ties the episode most strongly to the rest of the ongoing narrative.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
No Score Yet Rookie Blue: Season 6 (TV, 2015) The golden age of television is all well and good, but there should always be a home for shows that just want you to hang out for an hour with funny, compelling people during a heat wave.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
A 100% Killing Eve: Season 1 - God, I'm Tired (TV Episode) Whatever Carolyn does have going on is getting saved for Season 2.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 27, 2018
A 100% Killing Eve: Season 1 - I Don't Want to Be Free (TV Episode) That Jodie Comer's performance leaves this so hard to discern is part of the joy of the show. It's a great disappearing act, for a performer. Villanelle always seems so completely herself.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
B 67% Killing Eve: Season 1 - Take Me to the Hole! (TV Episode) And yet, here we are again, hoping this magnetic and charming psychopath escapes her circumstances, even though we know she's just going to kill again. It's that lick on Konstantin that does it.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
A- 100% Killing Eve: Season 1 - I Have a Thing About Bathrooms (TV Episode) Part of what makes the central relationship so fascinating on this show is that it is permanently tense. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
B+ 100% Killing Eve: Season 1 - Sorry Baby (TV Episode) Killing Eve toys with how you feel about Villanelle. In one episode, it's possible to feel concerned for her safety, pleased she's gentle with someone from her past, and scared of her, as she's basically as relentless as the Terminator.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
A- 100% Killing Eve: Season 1 - I'll Deal With Him Later (TV Episode) Killing Eve has been careful so far to show us exactly how disturbing Villanelle's habits are, while simultaneously giving us the same queasy admiration for her that Eve has.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
A 100% Killing Eve: Season 1 - Nice Face (TV Episode) A pilot has to do an awful lot of work. A viewer needs to know some very basic facts about what and who they're watching... Killing Eve tells us exactly who our main characters are in the first ten minutes of the show. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
A 96% Killing Eve: Season 1 (TV, 2018) The show is both following a few pop culture tropes and also overturning them.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
B+ 100% The Magicians: Season 3 (TV, 2018) How do you keep a show fresh as it heads into its third season? If you're The Magicians, you do it by pulling the rug out from under all of your characters.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
58% Selfie: Season 1 (TV, 2014) This is where the issues with Selfie's premise come in. Eliza's behavior needs changing in some obvious way, but there's something inherently uncomfortable about an older man telling a young woman how to behave herself.‐ Metro
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
B- 100% Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: Season 2 (TV, 2017) The question of whether or not Dirk Gently succeeds as a show for you is unlikely to change with this new season. It remains the frustrating, creative, eccentric show it's always been. ‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
C 71% Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: Season 1 (TV, 2016) The new Dirk Gently series, as adapted for BBC America by Max Landis, is going to be one of those adaptations that retains only the bare minimum of resemblance to its source material, it seems.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2016
A 100% Orphan Black: Season 5 - To Right the Wrongs of Many (TV Episode) So it's time to leave our sestras behind, at last. In their own way, they each more or less get what they want, but in an open-ended enough way to not suggest that life is going to be perfectly easy for them from here on out.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
B 100% Orphan Black: Season 5 - One Fettered Slave (TV Episode) Origin stories are almost always fascinating. And the details we get about Helena provide some extra weight to the person we've seen her become.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
B 100% Orphan Black: Season 5 - Guillotines Decide (TV Episode) The show gives her quite a sendoff, having Felix articulate what has often been Orphan Black's deepest message, that we are so much more than genetics, and that family is about more than just blood.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
A- 88% Orphan Black: Season 5 - Gag or Throttle (TV Episode) One of the finest aspects of Orphan Black has always been its ability to be about four shows in one.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
B- 92% Orphan Black: Season 5 - Manacled Slim Wrists (TV Episode) These are things we need to know as the show winds down, but the methods by which they're divulged to us are not the most subtle.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
A- 100% Orphan Black: Season 5 - Ease for Idle Millionaires (TV Episode) Is there a more apt depiction of the rot at the heart of Neolution than the man running the movement facing down one of his creations, who's just proven herself to be kind and brilliant, and getting angry at her for not helping him live longer?‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2017
100% Orphan Black: Season 5 - Let the Children and Childbearers Toil (TV Episode) Sisterhood between the clones may be a constant refrain on Orphan Black, but tonight's episode took a step back to reexamine the bonds of the show's core family, and in particular the skills of Mrs. S.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2017
A 100% Orphan Black: Season 5 - Beneath Her Heart (TV Episode) If last week's episode showed some of the downsides to wrapping up a five-season-long show, this week's shows what can go right.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
B- 100% Orphan Black: Season 5 - Clutch of Greed (TV Episode) All things considered, it's one of the bleaker episodes of the show.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
B 92% Orphan Black: Season 5 - The Few Who Dare (TV Episode) The fifth season of Orphan Black may be its final one, but in the premiere, at least, a few things look awfully familiar.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
A- 91% The Magicians: Season 2 (TV, 2017) It's starting to feel like the show has a clearer sense of what it wants to be, and how its characters can grow up.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
B- 88% No Tomorrow: Season 1 (TV, 2016-2017) That the show is interested in exploring both the bigger adventures and the day-to-day ones is a good sign of balance.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
B 94% Pitch: Season 1 (TV, 2016) There is no focus grouping that can take away the optics of watching a woman play in the majors.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
A- 100% Fleabag: Season 1 (TV, 2016) It's another entry into the growing canon of really wonderful comedies that also make you want to cry, the sort of show that makes you write down a note like "cheerfully nihilistic."‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
D 44% Shadowhunters: Season 1 (TV, 2016) Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments has the rare honor of being wildly complex and still wildly bland.‐ AV Club
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2016