Kaitlin Thomas

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For 40 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 72% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 23% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Kaitlin Thomas' Scores

Average review score: 76
Highest review score: 98 On My Block: Season 3
Lowest review score: 30 Council Of Dads: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 40
  2. Negative: 1 out of 40
40 tv reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Kaitlin Thomas
    Borgen: Power & Glory is a satisfying drama, one that has a lot to say about power, about women and how we’re viewed by society, and about what happens after we reach a certain age. It stands out in a crowded landscape for the way it places women in positions of power and asks them to engage with and react to a patriarchal society that rarely offers them the support they need or the respect they deserve.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Kaitlin Thomas
    The result is an engaging and sometimes thrilling two-hander.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 79 Kaitlin Thomas
    The result is a sometimes funny, but always delightful realistic exploration of a time long, long before humans walked the Earth.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Kaitlin Thomas
    It has a lot to say about surviving trauma and gaining agency as Kirby fights for control and to put an end to Harper’s killing spree. But not everything in its story works, and with a high-concept drama such as this one, every misstep dims the show’s potential just a little bit more.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Kaitlin Thomas
    The writers have had to find new ways to keep their leading lady and the show’s viewers on their toes while digging even deeper into the character’s trauma. For the most part, they succeed. But they might have also done a bit too much in their attempt to reinvent the show alongside its heroine, creating a somewhat uneven second season.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Kaitlin Thomas
    The two episodes of Season 6 sent for review are so far from where the series was in Season 1 that they might as well be a different show. And yet, it remains easy to trace the narrative throughline to see how every move, every decision has brought us to this moment in time. ... Better Call Saul is, and remains, one of TV’s very best shows, not just of the last decade, but possibly of all time.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Kaitlin Thomas
    While Welcome to Flatch isn't doing anything novel, its dedication to portraying a more authentic version of small-town life in the Midwest makes it a fine addition to a growing slate of shows that have reinvigorated the broadcast comedy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 73 Kaitlin Thomas
    There's so much to like that sports fans will no doubt take an immediate shine to Winning Time. It's the non-sports fans HBO should be worried about, because there's likely little crossover appeal.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Kaitlin Thomas
    While the odd monsters of the week allow the show to highlight Astrid and Lilly’s friendship and their ability to overcome whatever horror the latest monster creates for them, the show falters every time the action pivots to an overarching storyline about an unseen evil entity that presents itself as a savior to local churchgoers.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Kaitlin Thomas
    The show makes excellent use of physical comedy and visual gags throughout its run, and the scripts are filled with lighthearted shenanigans that at times feel reminiscent of Psych, the long-running USA series that also experimented with style and excelled at bringing humor to the murder mystery genre while examining its lead’s arrested development.
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    • 89 Kaitlin Thomas
    In the end, there’s little to complain about with regards to The Baby-Sitters Club Season 2 as the show remains a comforting escape from the frustrations and fears of the real world. In fact, the only real downside is that there are only eight episodes as opposed to ten in Season 1.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 73 Kaitlin Thomas
    While executive producers and showrunners Russel Friend and Garrett Lerner have gone the extra mile to make sure the series is as easy to understand as possible in the beginning, one does have to wonder what Ordinary Joe will look like week to week, and how it can sustain the complex “what if?” scenario of its premise.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Kaitlin Thomas
    What matters is that Ted Lasso as a whole remains a delightful and quirky comedy that highlights the best of humanity, revealing how kindness and humility can be a conduit to happiness and success. It’s still the show we all needed last year, but it’s also the show that we need today.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Kaitlin Thomas
    Rather than being a thorough look at one of the world's most fascinating athletes, "Tiger" eventually fails to treat his story as anything other than entertainment.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Kaitlin Thomas
    Even if Emily in Paris is a bit misguided and features familiar narrative beats to the point it is something we've all seen before — and it definitely is; hell, you can even argue it's the same show Star always produces — romance ultimately never goes out of style.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Kaitlin Thomas
    No one ever thinks they'll become the victim of a cult or be brainwashed, but The Vow reveals just how easily it can be done when someone knows how to do it, and that is almost as horrifying as anything else depicted in the documentary, which is saying a lot.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Kaitlin Thomas
    The new episodes ... are more of the same enthusiastically entertaining adventures we've come to expect from [Wynonna Earp]. And they're coming at exactly the right time.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 97 Kaitlin Thomas
    It's enough to make you wish Roday and Hill could keep playing these roles forever, releasing a new movie every couple of years to remind us just how great Psych is and just how funny they can be together.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Kaitlin Thomas
    Period pieces can sometimes feel like a lecture, but The Great, elevated by brilliant performances from both of its leads and a bold and genuinely funny script, is far from a bore.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Kaitlin Thomas
    The result is a show that is surprisingly honest, frequently heartbreaking, and sometimes frustrating, but always worth watching.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Kaitlin Thomas
    The worst thing about Apple TV+'s new limited series Defending Jacob is that it feels like every other crime series we've seen before. ... It is not a terrible show, but without adding anything new to the genre — the fact the main suspect is a teen is as close as it gets — it's also hard to classify it as good.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Kaitlin Thomas
    [Killing Eve now feels like] a copy of its former self. The edges are now duller, the lines less distinct. If there was ever a show that would have benefited from being a limited series, it is Killing Eve.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Kaitlin Thomas
    [Council of Dads], which is factory-made to trigger an emotional response, actually fails to connect with viewers on an emotional level because it summarizes what could have been an entire season of story in 42 minutes and then asks us to care about people we barely know.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 98 Kaitlin Thomas
    In Season 3, [On My Block] feels more cohesive than ever despite Jamal embarking on his first real romantic relationship and the teens' parents being more integrated into the storytelling. The fact that everyone is feeling the pressure from Cuchillos and it's not just Cesar running from the Prophets or Ruby struggling to come to terms with what happened to him leads to more balance this time around, which has only reinforced the show's already strong foundation.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Kaitlin Thomas
    The themes the series tackles aren't inherently novel or unique, and Sydney can be a frustrating heroine at times, but I'd argue that's the point and also why the show ultimately succeeds as a vehicle for teenage ennui.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Kaitlin Thomas
    There was a lot of potential for Briarpatch, and the series is definitely watchable, but by never fully committing to one thing, it ends up with several interesting ideas rotating around one another rather than coming together to tell a fully realized story.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Kaitlin Thomas
    The key here is to manage your expectations and accept that not everything has to be prestige television to be enjoyable. Because there is definitely an audience who will find happiness in Spinning Out's Cutting Edge-like narrative and over-the-top theatrics, and their interests should not be discounted.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 55 Kaitlin Thomas
    Mad About You is essentially the same show now as it was when it existed in the 1990s, only now Paul and Jamie are older. ... The revival's biggest offense is simply feeling like a relic of a different time. And it doesn't help matters that it appears to be recycling plot points from the original series.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Kaitlin Thomas
    In short, this is the adaptation fans have been waiting two decades to see.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Kaitlin Thomas
    By focusing on Tommy's deteriorating mental state, the cost of continued violence, and the interpersonal relationships of the Shelby family and how everything they touch eventually turns to ash rather than simply relying on yet more forgettable villains for conflict, Peaky Blinders is a better, more complete family saga than it has been in recent years.

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