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Ned Lannamann

Ned Lannamann
Ned Lannamann's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
75% Dickinson: Season 1 (TV, 2019) It's all very "How do you do, fellow kids?" ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
44% See: Season 1 (TV, 2019) See is often pretty... But this show is so dumb, so silly, and so utterly lacking in self-awareness that you have to wonder how the actors got through their lines without giggling or furiously calling their agents.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
73% For All Mankind: Season 1 (TV, 2019) It's a polite, well-crafted, easy-to-watch thing that's nevertheless pretty bland, and the otherwise capable cast is led by Joel Kinnaman, a leading man who still has yet to prove he's an actor and not a clotheshorse.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
75% Modern Love: Season 1 (TV, 2019) Modern Love, I guess, is the version for those who think smoking pot is naughty? Those people are mostly bores; perhaps appropriately, this show is about mostly boring people.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
81% Living With Yourself: Season 1 (TV, 2019) Living with Yourself is, like a lot of Netflix shows, a decent if not exactly life-transforming weekend watch, albeit one that's slightly elevated by this proposition: Why settle for one Paul Rudd when you can have two?‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
95% Watchmen: Season 1 (TV, 2019) [It] unfolds in the way a giant jigsaw puzzle gets put together, with isolated fragments of the bigger picture being revealed bit by bit. It's a genuinely thrilling thing to witness as the series progresses.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
92% Godfather of Harlem: Season 1 (TV, 2019) The show mostly bobs along at a level of "pretty good," and every now and then it crests higher than that. The trio of Whitaker, D'Onofrio, and Esposito are enough to make anything worth watching, and they're matched by a superb Nigél Thatch.‐ Pajiba
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
95% Press: Miniseries (TV, 2018) The show's imperfections reminded me of the frantic, slap-a-coat-of-paint-on-it nature of a real-life working newsroom.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
100% Undone: Season 1 (TV, 2019) If it sounds pretentious, or confusing, or simply too out-there, Undone might really surprise you; you can probably decide after a commitment of two episodes whether you're along for the ride or not.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2019
85% On Becoming a God in Central Florida: Season 1 (TV, 2019) [It] keeps excitingly close to the fire, despite being a period piece. But most of the cultural commentary evaporates over the course of the season, as FAM becomes an otherworldly rabbit hole for the show's surreal digressions and unlikely plot twists.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
57% Carnival Row: Season 1 (TV, 2019) But the main problem with Carnival Row is that none of this grandly designed mythology is any fun; instead, the show is a bafflingly glum-faced trudge through pretty basic all-creatures-are-created-equal moralizing.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
75% The Righteous Gemstones: Season 1 (TV, 2019) The laughs are usually there, even if the thoughtfulness isn't. And, to be fair, Gemstones gets better as it goes along.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
98% Mindhunter: Season 2 (TV, 2019) Mindhunter's second season is absorbing, upsetting, and fascinating, and it leaves us wanting more. Television can't do much better than that.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
100% South Side: Season 1 (TV, 2019) South Side barrages you with so many jokes, and in so short a time, that after a few minutes of watching, you'll feel drunk.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
97% Succession: Season 2 (TV, 2019) Succession's second season-judging by the five episodes made available to critics-shows no sign of slacking.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
No Score Yet Snowfall: Season 3 (TV, 2019) The primary characters of Snowfall have achieved a novelistic richness that the best serialized television shows can pull off.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
89% Years and Years: Series 1 (TV, 2019) More often than not, Years and Years is a smart, funny, and genuinely emotional ride that comments on current-day anxieties and the pliable yet resilient nature of the family unit. It's terrifying, tender, and true.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
70% Too Old to Die Young: Season 1 (TV, 2019) What's hypnotic for 100 minutes becomes an agonizing anesthetic when it's stretched out to 10-plus hours, and by slooooowwwwing everything down, Refn has robbed a potentially thrilling crime-ride of any possible vitality.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
85% Big Little Lies: Season 2 (TV, 2019) That's ultimately the fun of Big Little Lies 2: The Streepening, which seems to have much lower stakes than the first season. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
84% Good Omens: Miniseries (TV, 2019) It sounds brilliant, but good performances from Sheen and Tennant aside, Good Omens is a disjointed slog, with ugly special effects, useless peripheral characters, and no palpable sense of urgency.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
48% Game of Thrones: Season 8 - The Iron Throne (TV Episode) Pretty unhappy, but not exactly disappointed, because I think we all knew this was going to be a bumpy landing.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
49% Game of Thrones: Season 8 - The Bells (TV Episode) I thought there were elements of the Hound's storyline that were well done, and Varys' death was chilling. But it was ultimately a DISHONORABLE episode in the way it dealt with massive plot points at the expense of character development.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted May 13, 2019
58% Game of Thrones: Season 8 - The Last of the Starks (TV Episode) This was a WEIRD episode that I am still having trouble processing. I think it was mostly BAD but the whole time I had no idea what was happening, why it was happening, or what was going to happen next.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted May 7, 2019
73% Game of Thrones: Season 8 - The Long Night (TV Episode) Now we're stuck with Cersei, a character that people seem to really be into but I've always found to be contrived to the point of being uninteresting.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
87% Game of Thrones: Season 8 - A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (TV Episode) It was a BAD but necessary episode, setting the table for next week's big battle... For me, not enough actually happened, and the things that did move the pieces forward.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
92% Game of Thrones: Season 8 - Winterfell (TV Episode) GOOD, because it really addressed the elephant in the room. I mean, the elephants NOT in the room. Seriously, you guys couldn't have brought at least one elephant?‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
97% Russian Doll: Season 1 (TV, 2019) It's funny, warm, and strange, growing deeper and more resonant across its eight episodes.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
85% True Detective : Season 3 (TV, 2019) True Detective's third season is progressing pretty nicely. The mystery is spooky and involving while not overly reliant on shocks and switchbacks, and it has enough emotional hooks to elevate it beyond the basic whodunnit.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
91% Sex Education: Season 1 (TV, 2019) Sex Education make so many bold choices that you'd think it'd slip up on at least a couple of them, but somehow it doesn't only hang together, it becomes something greater than the sum of its unusual parts. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
98% Barry: Season 1 (TV, 2018) Hader and his team of writers and directors have tapped into a subtly funny vein of melancholy. The result is something promising and challenging.‐ Portland Mercury
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
95% The Little Drummer Girl: Miniseries (TV, 2018) It tries to take on too many of the book's complexities, and the end result is flattened. Still, if that end result leads to curious viewers checking out Le Carré's incredible books... then [it] has more than fulfilled its purpose. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
75% Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan: Season 1 (TV, 2018) Jack Ryan is smart, solid television. Does it get us any closer to understanding this Jack Ryan guy? No, but it has exciting action, strong supporting characters, and Krasinski and Pierce as bickering buddy CIA cops. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
100% Detroiters: Season 2 (TV, 2018) Detroiters so easily could've been an insular half hour of bro-ey inside jokes, or worse, a Portlandia for the Motor City. Instead, it's a colorful world of dippy, hysterical characters that you want to spend time with. It's joy-inducing stuff.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
51% Yellowstone: Season 1 (TV, 2018) It's a high-profile debut, but so far, the show seems more like a writing exercise for Sheridan, who slam-dunked his first three movies and now wants to see if he can do the same with an entire TV series.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
96% Killing Eve: Season 1 (TV, 2018) Killing Eve is hilarious and truthful, even as it moves within a tried-and-true TV formula.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
93% The Terror: Season 1 (TV, 2018) With a sterling cast led by Mad Men MVP Jared Harris, The Terror's ability to impart palpable sensations of cabin fever and endless-winter madness is more knuckle-whitening than anything its characters might encounter out on the ice.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
78% Trust: Season 1 (TV, 2018) But here, that relatively concise narrative has transformed into a baroque, sprawling show with overlong episodes, hopscotch timelines, and far too many characters. It's insane and great. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
100% Dear White People: Season 2 (TV, 2018) Despite its surreal comic digressions and continual fourth-wall breaking, Dear White People is the show that comes closest to capturing how it actually feels to live in the year 2018.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
89% The Handmaid's Tale: Season 2 (TV, 2018) The Handmaid's Tale hasn't eased up on its harrowing bleakness, and having left Margaret Atwood's source text behind, it currently has the thrilling feeling of being off the map. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
91% Legion: Season 2 (TV, 2018) Just as screwy and visually resplendent as ever, but the coils of its baffling plot are easier to navigate the less you think about them-it's best to consider each episode as an impressionistic mood piece...‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
98% Atlanta: Robbin' Season (TV, 2018) Atlanta's batting average is unbelievably high.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
86% Westworld: Season 2 (TV, 2018) So despite carrying over the flaws of its first season, Westworld is beginning to deliver things a sustainable TV show needs, such as a slightly more episodic structure and actual, well-defined characters.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
98% Wild Wild Country: Season 1 (TV, 2018) Wild Wild Country's greatest failing is that it doesn't effectively interrogate the corruption and hypocrisy of the Rajneeshee organization...That said, you still gotta see Wild Wild Country. It's a crazy story.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
98% Barry: Season 1 (TV, 2018) But while Barry is awfully funny at times, it's mostly a deliberately slow, even serious character study of a very troubled person, with [Bill] Hader's natural charisma intentionally dampened.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
90% Legion: Season 1 (TV, 2017) It's all giddy, good fun. And yet I'm a little trepidatious about Legion. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
89% Detroiters: Season 1 (TV, 2017) If Detroiters' formula is easily mappable-Atlanta x Mad Men Dumb and Dumber, all to the square root of Detroit-that doesn't make the show's world feel any less complete.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
78% Santa Clarita Diet: Season 1 (TV, 2017) Despite the gross-out humor, Santa Clarita Diet is way too easy to digest. A show like this needs more bite.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
95% High Maintenance: Season 1 (TV, 2016) High Maintenance is forever going to be referred to as 'that show about the weed guy.' And it is that. But there's plenty to love here, whether you partake or not. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
92% American Gods: Season 1 (TV, 2017) But as weird, sumptuous, and intermittently brilliant as American Gods may be, it's also confusing, ponderous. ‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
84% Game of Thrones: Season 7 - Beyond the Wall (TV Episode) Simultaneously among the most exhilarating and frustrating episodes the show has ever aired.‐ The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017