Alice Through the Looking Glass doesn't clear the CGI cobwebs or successfully anchor any of its new events with emotional heft.
The latest episode of The Americans is a feat of meticulous craftsmanship, a subtle bait and switch.
The issue with X-Men: Apocalypse is that Bryan Singer suggests so many possible directions to go in and still chooses the least interesting one.
Game of Thrones is no longer holding anything back in story or tone, and it's making its fantasy world feel all too real.
Preacher values attitude at the expense of plot, theme, and character, yielding a series in which stuff merely happens.