Joseph Falcone

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For 15 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 13% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 12.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Joseph Falcone's Scores

Average review score: 81
Highest review score: 100 Planet Earth II
Lowest review score: 70 Taboo: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
15 tv reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Joseph Falcone
    Under the guidance of Cumberbatch, who serves as executive producer, Nicholls’ translation is a surprisingly positive endeavour, combating the inherent bleakness and social commentary of Aubyn’s stern prose with black comedy and an unceasing desire to better one’s self. ... There’s just too much to unpack in a mere handful of hours--simply put.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Joseph Falcone
    A lot has changed in the second season of HBO’s arcane sci-fi thriller, but the show’s ensemble remains its most prized asset, notably Evan Rachel Wood and newcomer Peter Mullan (Sunset Song).
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Joseph Falcone
    Better than season 1 in some regards, but weaker in spots, it’s difficult to say whether Legion’s second outing is an improvement over its predecessor or at a stalemate.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Joseph Falcone
    When you enlist in the Peaky Blinders army you can expect a lion’s share of brawls, bullets, and broads. What most don’t anticipate is an irresistible ensemble performing immaculately as a collective, delivering an absorbing, visceral story entrenched within imposing production and costume design. These attributes are precisely what has made Steven Knight’s period crime-drama startup so successful, now four seasons deep with a fifth on the way. Viewers will soon find out that the latest six-episode story arc is no slouch and even though nothing of what has made Peaky Blinders a hit has changed.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Joseph Falcone
    Unafraid to delve deep into the Monarchy’s turbulent history, in its second season The Crown has once again set the bar for Netflix Originals. The series’ regal production design, sublime writing, and ravishing camerawork frame the ensemble’s consistently impeccable theatrics in pure gold. The biographical drama has justified its minutely dull setup and indeed shown viewers that heavy lies the crown.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Joseph Falcone
    The manner in which Simon and Pelecanos unfurl their semi-fictitious creations is wondrously restrictive, regarding pace and exposition. Handled by any other showrunner(s), this content would’ve crash and burned.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Joseph Falcone
    True to form, the complete picture remains an enigma and it may never be viewed with complete clarity, even by season’s end. If you can stomach the unknown and visual viciousness though, finding entertainment in the journey and joy in the minutiae, then strap yourself in for a wild ride. Conclusively, it's far too early to fall on either side of the fence, but from what we’ve seen of the show's return thus far, Lynch and company have set up what is sure to be a damn fine season.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Joseph Falcone
    Samurai Jack is animated storytelling of the highest caliber and it hasn’t skipped a beat.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Joseph Falcone
    Retaining watchability with extended cameos from industry heavyweights and an admirable sweetness noticeably missing from television, Crashing is a wacky love letter to comedy with heart to spare.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Joseph Falcone
    Elevated by Hans Zimmer and his team’s grandiose musical accompaniment, and bolstered by unrivalled footage obtained with the utmost preparation, care, and skill, Planet Earth II is a more than worthy successor to the extraordinary 2006 BBC production.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Joseph Falcone
    Taboo doesn’t exactly knock your socks off. That being said, its promising start has certainly laid a solid foundation for what could eventually unfold.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Joseph Falcone
    The less you know about it before going in the better. This is a must-watch series and if a feeling of incompleteness should fill your cavity upon completing it, simply cleanse your palette and start over again.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Joseph Falcone
    Fueled by a bevy of strong central performances led by the always impeccable Dominic West, consistently clever writing, and Marcelo Zarvos’ deft musical accompaniment, The Affair continues to defy expectations with a fervent third outing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Joseph Falcone
    The first episode certainly does its job, as it set its hooks into my curiosity with entertainment, emotion and terror. Given the chance, The Living and the Dead proves to be an hour of television well worth tuning into each week.
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    • 80 Joseph Falcone
    After bouncing back in a big way with its strongest showing yet, season 6, Shameless returns in all its heartfelt, bizarre, black-comedic glory for its seventh season slated in a cozy new fall slot. Continuing the life stories of Frank, Fiona, Lip, Ian, Debby, Carl, and Liam, this year finds the Gallaghers continuing their crawl out from the gutter with plenty of room to grow.

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