Adam Chitwood

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For 24 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 12% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Adam Chitwood's Scores

Average review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Mosaic: Season 1
Lowest review score: 20 The First: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
24 tv reviews
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    • 91 Adam Chitwood
    Archer is back in a way that is – at least on the surface – similar to the early days of the show. But you’ll soon realize just because we’re back in the land of the living doesn’t mean this series is done evolving.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Adam Chitwood
    The Alienist never quite joined the ranks of The Americans or even Boardwalk Empire as a “great” period drama series, and Angel of Darkness doesn’t really see the show making that leap in quality. But sometimes all you want is a really compelling murder mystery with high production value and compelling characters, and in that way The Alienist: Angel of Darkness delivers.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 83 Adam Chitwood
    There are characters that work better than others, and it takes a few episodes for the series to find the right tone (satire ain’t easy), but by the end of the 10-episode first-season run I found myself endeared to this disparate ensemble and deeply invested in what happens next. So, you know, a Greg Daniels show.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Chitwood
    Absolutely spot on. Usually these kinds of reunion specials are a bit hackneyed or forced, but watching this Parks and Recreation special felt like home. Not a beat was missed.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Chitwood
    Upload is at heart deeply human and deeply funny.
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    • 40 Adam Chitwood
    A little disappointing but not inessential.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Adam Chitwood
    Those who weren’t crazy about the series to begin with are unlikely to be magically won over—Ozark Season 3 is still very much Ozark—but fans of the series are sure to once again get wrapped up in the cavalcade of complications (and twists) that ensue, especially as the season reaches its explosive final episodes.
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    • 80 Adam Chitwood
    At every turn Chang is learning something new. If Season 1 was about challenging long-held ideas about food, Season 2 is about exploring entirely unknown arenas, and what we stand to gain when we can admit, “I don’t know.” The show is all the better when Chang and its litany of wildly talented and smart guests admit when they don’t know the answer, which always provides a more satisfying avenue for understanding and knowledge.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Chitwood
    In addition to the thematic complexity, the direction and execution of this series is unparalleled by anything on television right now.
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    • 60 Adam Chitwood
    The road to recovery in The Magicians’ fifth season is initially a bit... rough. ... It feels at once like it’s moving on from the loss of its central character, but also still feels like the same show I came to love.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Adam Chitwood
    While Iwerks’ vision comes with its own biases and we know that current Disney leadership would never allow something too disparaging to anchor launch day of something as important as Disney+, The Imagineering Story is more candid than expected.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Adam Chitwood
    If Season 1 wasn’t your bag, there are no significant changes to the series’ DNA here to suddenly turn you around on the series. And while there’s enough good in Jack Ryan Season 2 to keep it from being a complete waste, I do hope the already-ordered third season takes a beat to fine-tune a few key aspects of the show.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Adam Chitwood
    There is much that The Morning Show wants to chew on thematically, and to Ehrin’s credit it succeeds more often than it fails.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Adam Chitwood
    With an ensemble that also includes Tina Fey, Andrew Scott, and Julia Garner, the show feels like something of a missed opportunity. But while the quality isn’t quite up to par across the board, there’s likely still a viable audience for a show like Modern Love. Just don’t be surprised if it’s not for you.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Chitwood
    Succession keeps moving forward in ways both surprising and hilarious, and Season 2 solidifies the series as one of the best shows in HBO history.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Chitwood
    Season 3 shows that, while Hader and Armisen are missed, this series could go on for many, many years as long as the core writing, producing, and directing team remains. The show is as funny and fresh as ever.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Chitwood
    The Magicians Season 4 reboots its characters in exciting ways without losing any of the charm and anarchy that makes the show so delightful. Impossibly, it’s a serialized, character-driven sci-fi series that shows no signs of slowing down, and is opening up compelling and refreshing new avenues of storytelling that are grounded in emotional truth and a willingness to get funky.
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    • 80 Adam Chitwood
    The sci-fi aspects of Future Man are taken seriously, resulting in a narrative that’s just as compelling and inventive as any serialized sci-fi series. But it’s the mix of that engaging sci-fi with complex characters and off-kilter humor that makes Future Man a unique cocktail of a show.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Adam Chitwood
    The Innocent Man does a terrific job of zeroing in on the town of Ada itself, coloring the setting so that when it starts to dig into the issues involving the police department and authorities, you understand the power dynamics that are at play.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 20 Adam Chitwood
    At every turn, The First is far more interested in lingering shots of Tom in pensive thought, or delivering a monologue about man’s destiny for space travel, or grieving for his dead wife. And perhaps that would’ve been fine if the show had something else to offer, but it also misses the mark in telling a genuinely compelling story about space travel.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Adam Chitwood
    The tension ratchets up to be sure, but [FBI agent Roy Petty's (Jason Butler Harner)] story is one that pales in comparison to those of Marty or Ruth or even the Snells, and his arc through the second season all feels a bit familiar and predictable. But the bright spots shine bright, and the season ends on a high note that sets up a compelling third season should Netflix renew the drama series.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Chitwood
    Barry proves that by honing in on a specific narrative with razor sharp focus and excellent craftsmanship, you can stand out. You don’t need a massive budget or a high-concept premise. You just need good storytellers willing to put in the work, and talented performers ready to play.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Chitwood
    At a mere four hours, it’s not a huge time commitment, and you’ll feel completely and totally satisfied by the end. It’s a rich, thoughtful story about immigration, as well as a compelling murder mystery and an ensemble character drama all in one.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Chitwood
    While the app version offers an entirely different storytelling experience, it’s a testament to the richness of the story that Solomon and Soderbergh crafted that it works so well as a limited series even though it was conceived as this branched narrative piece. Murder mystery fans will find this one fulfilling and satisfying; Prestige TV fans will find plenty to love about these complex characters; and Soderbergh acolytes will be overjoyed to experience the filmmaker’s signature touches in longform storytelling once again. Mosaic really does have something for everyone.

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