The series attempts to derive excitement solely from its overly calibrated performances.
The occasionally thrilling series relies on generic action cribbed from other, more distinct espionage fiction.
The series nearly approaches farce as its shocking developments pile up, defying reality and credulity.
The show’s third and final season struggles to consistently build gripping stories for its vivid characters to inhabit.
The series demystifies the billionaire class while simultaneously painting a terrifying picture of their unstoppable momentum.
In its third season, the series weaves social critique into its narrative with a newfound subtlety.
The series is ultimately content to luxuriate in the well-established tension between its central characters.
The show’s third and final season is a visual achievement, typified by imaginative flights of absurdism.
The new season recalls the most human elements of past episodes while levying urgent indictments of the present.
The miniseries fails to tackle the unseen forces which enable and encourage the institutional rot that wrecks people’s lives.
The season’s storylines cohere around the myriad factors which comprise the masks people present to the world.
The series fails to uphold, subvert, or otherwise comment on the stylistic vision or thematic coherence of its source material.
The Netflix show’s linking of cruelty and emotional healing is dubious at best.
The Netflix show’s premise is like a playfully morbid Escher painting.
The miniseries transforms Agatha Christie’s novel into a formulaic, adamantly bleak exercise.
The series operates in the same world-weary register as its superior predecessors.
The show’s compelling core narrative can become overwhelmed by tangential storylines.
Black Monday dabbles in farce, social commentary, and character study, without managing to establish a coherent point of view.
The Kominsky Method’s broad, formulaic humor undercuts any poignancy in the show’s portrayal of men in their twilight.
Homecoming’s visual ambition is complemented by its intellectual curiosity.