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Shane Ryan
Shane Ryan's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Paste Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 76% Perry Mason: Season 1 (TV, 2020) Pick your favorite courtroom metaphor-hung jury, mistrial-but judged by the high standards of excellent crime drama, a category that's flourishing, Perry Mason doesn't stand out.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
97% Derry Girls: Series 2 (TV, 2019) As a whole, Derry Girls is still the hidden comedy gem of 2019, coming from the most unlikely place and delivering the most unlikely laughs.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
48% Game of Thrones: Season 8 - The Iron Throne (TV Episode) All well and good, I guess, but, at least for me, not very satisfying.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 19, 2019
5/10 49% Game of Thrones: Season 8 - The Bells (TV Episode) From a storytelling standpoint, I completely hated it. I think it spoils the whole show.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 12, 2019
58% Game of Thrones: Season 8 - The Last of the Starks (TV Episode) It's meant to show the eventual winning side unraveling, but there's just no cohesion. I think more than any other time this season, I just left confused. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 5, 2019
73% Game of Thrones: Season 8 - The Long Night (TV Episode) "The Long Night" was unique in that it's the one Game of Thrones episode I will never watch again, under any circumstance. I do not need to relive that.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2019
87% Game of Thrones: Season 8 - A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (TV Episode) Is two episodes of set-up one too many, when you're only working with six to begin with? Possibly. But I think they more or less succeeded at capturing the atmosphere of anticipation and fear.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2019
92% Game of Thrones: Season 8 - Winterfell (TV Episode) That complaint aside, it still hit me right in the ole gut, and it's one of the many long-awaited payoffs waiting in store for us this season.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2019
94% Deutschland 83: Deutschland 83 (TV, 2015) It may disguise itself as a product of history, but it sacrifices depth and believability at every turn, tangling itself in knots and then pretending the knots don't exist.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
95% Flight of the Conchords: Season 1 (TV, 2007) This is a show that you sink into, and that sweeps you along in its own relaxed rhythms, dispensing the sort of calm, surprising laughs that feels almost therapeutic.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
89% Girls: Season 6 (TV, 2017) The one thing I really love about Girls is that it refuses to conform to identity politics.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
0% Black Mirror: Season 1 (TV, 2011) This is not fun watching-it's mostly horrifying-but even if our brave new world is inescapable, the show represents a kind of protest that feels more necessary than ever.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
9.1/10 88% Game of Thrones: Season 7 - The Dragon and the Wolf (TV Episode) In short, this ruled. This was the save of a lifetime. This has me psyched again.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2017
8/10 84% Game of Thrones: Season 7 - Beyond the Wall (TV Episode) I'll get right to the point-"Beyond the Wall" was a solid, extremely watchable episode that transcended a dubious plot.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
8.9/10 95% Game of Thrones: Season 7 - Eastwatch (TV Episode) Another very solid, albeit slow-burn, episode.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2017
90% Game of Thrones: Season 7 - The Queen's Justice (TV Episode) It was, by far, the best episode of the season. I've always contended that the show does best when it pushes the drama and the narrative ahead by means of two-person scenes, and the examples in "The Queen's Justice" were phenomenal.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2017
8.4/10 93% Game of Thrones: Season 7 - Dragonstone (TV Episode) What a blistering opening scene! It was the highlight of a solid episode.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2017
83% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - The First Day of the Rest of Your Life (TV Episode) The whole thing was absurd and silly and dumb-good job by Negan escaping as about 19 machine guns fired at him from close range-but zombie camp is a step up from the rest of this year.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
6.1/10 67% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Something They Need (TV Episode) It's still just a TV show that only takes up 45 minutes of my life each week-but the qualified misery comes from the fact that its ineffectiveness is so obvious and so simple, and it recurs with dulling regularity.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
6.3/10 72% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - The Other Side (TV Episode) I want to be invested here. I really do. But the plotting of this show is so agonizingly stupid, almost every single week, that I can't even begin to suspend my disbelief. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
6.4/10 85% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Bury Me Here (TV Episode) So, "Bury Me Here" was kinda dumb.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
7.3/10 76% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Say Yes (TV Episode) Rick and Michonne are fun together. I was totally with him in wanting them to extend this road trip into a '70s-film-style picaresque.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2017
5.7/10 83% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - New Best Friends (TV Episode) This was an odd, disappointing episode.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2017
8/10 88% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Rock in the Road (TV Episode) I hope all the setup to the eventual battle is as brisk and exciting as this.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
3.5/10 78% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Sing Me a Song (TV Episode) As I listened to that music, and watched Negan caper around like Eliza Doolittle the first time she wears a rich lady's dress, I came to a startling conclusion: This is the worst episode of television I have ever seen.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
4.5/10 61% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Swear (TV Episode) The actor playing Tara is still godawful. It took me a while to even remember where we had seen her last, and I think it's because a highly adaptive mechanism in my brain had blotted out the memory. (Thanks, brain.) ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2016
6.8/10 61% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Service (TV Episode) That got fine at the end.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2016
7.7/10 73% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - The Cell (TV Episode) Okay, we're back on semi-solid footing.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
7.4/10 86% Sherlock: Season 3 - His Last Vow (TV Episode) Even in its most cluttered episode, Sherlock still delivered its usual gems. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
9/10 96% Sherlock: Season 3 - The Sign of Three (TV Episode) It's all gold, but creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss manage to imbue the show with heart, and end on a melancholy note. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
8.9/10 76% Sherlock: Season 3 - The Empty Hearse (TV Episode) Sherlock is unique among crime dramas in that it refuses to languish in the somber valleys of criminal psychology.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
10/10 99% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - The Winds of Winter (TV Episode) There is only man who truly deserves to sit on the Iron Throne. That man is director Miguel Sapochnik. I don't care if I'm being reactionary-this was the best episode Game of Thrones has ever done. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2016
8.6/10 84% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - No One (TV Episode) A whole metric ton of plot happened.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2016
8.5/10 98% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - The Broken Man (TV Episode) That unrepentant dark bastard George R. R. Martin doesn't play favorites with anyone, but the more I watch this show, the more I think I'm beginning to understand it as a long chronicle of one family's long losing battle with terror and torture and death.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2016
9/10 88% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - Blood of My Blood (TV Episode) "Blood of My Blood" was something a little quieter, a little subtler, and less viscerally dramatic.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 30, 2016
9.5/10 98% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - The Door (TV Episode) Not ashamed to admit the waterworks were just running over here, my friend.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 22, 2016
9.4/10 87% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - Oathbreaker (TV Episode) This was a monster episode, and it was a monster episode because it fulfilled the promise of last week, which was itself a declaration: Things are about to start happening. And in "Oathbreaker..." things happened.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 8, 2016
9/10 88% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - Home (TV Episode) This was a great episode, and I think we're at the very end of the "build-up" phase of the show, which you could argue has been ongoing since last year.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 2, 2016
9/10 86% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - The Red Woman (TV Episode) We needed today to come, and it did. And now that it's come and gone, all I can say is that I want so much more.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2016
8.1/10 83% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 - Not Fade Away (TV Episode) My gut reaction after finishing "Not Fade Away" is that we're starting to head in the proper direction, and that I feel positive about Fear the Walking Dead for the first time since the pilot. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2015
6.5/10 82% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 - So Close, Yet So Far (TV Episode) More than anything, I'm feeling frustrated. This was pitched as a more artistic Walking Dead, and instead we just saw a bunch of annoying horror tropes. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2015
9.3/10 100% Mr. Robot: Season 1 - eps1.9_zer0-day.avi (TV Episode) Mr. Robot obeys its own logic, and against the odds, the finale was a beautiful piece of television, and a satisfying conclusion to one of the most exciting seasons in recent memory.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2015
98% Mr. Robot: Season 1 (TV, 2015) Mr. Robot is the rare show that treats its audience with intelligence and respect, and even when we get a long-awaited answer, the writers never pretend that the solution is everything. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2015
9/10 92% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Mother's Mercy (TV Episode) Sweet hell, this was dark. This was dark, dark, dark.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2015
83% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - The Dance of Dragons (TV Episode) Overall, I thought this was a nice follow-up to "Hardhome," which was the toughest of tough acts to follow. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2015
10/10 100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Hardhome (TV Episode) Simply put, it's the most powerful, impressive scene Game of Thrones has ever produced. I'm staggered. This is what great television looks like. This is how it feels.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2015
7.9/10 54% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken (TV Episode) I think a lot of forward progress has been made, and I'm not quite as worried about spinning wheels. ‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 18, 2015
9.4/10 96% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Sons of the Harpy (TV Episode) Great as it was, the final battle was only a button on another very good, very thoughtful episode.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted May 4, 2015
9/10 96% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - The Wars to Come (TV Episode) I loved this episode, like I love almost every episode of this show, and if anything, I just see the premiere as a sign that we're in for another great season.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2015
93% Game of Thrones: Season 5 (TV, 2015) Game of Thrones is back! We live in a new golden age of television, but I don't think there's anything that gets me as excited as the return of George R.R. Martin's epic fantasy tale.‐ Paste Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2015