Meghan O'Keefe

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For 48 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 70% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Meghan O'Keefe's Scores

Average review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 The Plot Against America: Season 1
Lowest review score: 20 Clarice: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 48
  2. Negative: 3 out of 48
48 tv reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Meghan O'Keefe
    Through it all, Jean Smart continues to reign supreme. She once again delivers an iconic performance as Deborah Vance and Emmy voters should be prepared to hand her yet another trophy this fall. Hacks Season 2 isn’t just good. It’s freaking great.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Meghan O'Keefe
    Under the Banner of Heaven turns Krakauer’s sprawling look at the roots and evolution of Fundamentalist Mormonism into a well-made detective drama. It’s not as transcendent as its source material, but it is a gripping watch, full of fantastic performances and horrifying reveals.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Meghan O'Keefe
    It is terrible. ... The First Lady will draw viewers in who want to see great actresses play great women, but unfortunately the show’s abysmal writing lets us all down. The scripts are honestly insulting to the real women The First Lady is about.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Meghan O'Keefe
    Russian Doll Season 2 is good, but it’s not quite as great as Russian Doll Season 1. This new season gets messy with its wild narrative swings and lazy with its logic.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Meghan O'Keefe
    The thing that’s frustrating about Anatomy of a Scandal is that it’s ostensibly about serious issues like sexual violence, entitlement, and grey areas of the law, but it’s actually just a stupidly breezy thriller.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Meghan O'Keefe
    Bridgerton Season 2’s main romance is a tortured affair that takes way too long to seal the deal. Bridgerton is still an enchanting bit of escapism, but fans might not fall as hard for its love story this time around. (Through no fault of the show’s leads.)
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Meghan O'Keefe
    Kogonada and Justin Chon’s direction, Soo Hugh’s writing, and the work of Pachinko’s outstanding ensemble cast weave together a story that is both huge in scope and humble in its beauty. Pachinko is perfectly exquisite (though not quite perfect) and will stick with you long after the credits roll.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Meghan O'Keefe
    Pieces of Her is fast food storytelling presented on a high end plate. Collette and Shapiro do their best to lend depth to an otherwise shallow story. Which means if you just want a tawdry thriller to zone out to, Pieces of Her will suffice. But if, like me, you want something deeper, you’ll find Pieces of Her’s biggest mystery will be how this tonally mismatched, structurally messy show came to be.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Meghan O'Keefe
    Minx is effervescently fun, full of heart and smarts, and a heck of a lot of promise for what’s still to come.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Meghan O'Keefe
    It gives me no pleasure to share that the show is now fixated on its characters complaining problems of the characters’ own making. In one episode, Midge literally thinks her biggest problem is not getting free milk. Worse, the once guillotine-sharp dialogue that made the Sherman-Palladinos favorites amongst TV snobs has been replaced with nonsensical dialogue that constantly loops back on itself.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Meghan O'Keefe
    I found The Girl Before frustrating, if not downright ludicrous at times.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Meghan O'Keefe
    So far, Raised By Wolves Season 2 isn’t trying to appeal to a wider fanbase, but is playing to its core audience of weirdos. The new season doesn’t just feed us; it gorges us on knotty science fiction and bonkers plot twists. Again, if you liked the first season, you’ll continue to love Raised By Wolves in Season 2.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Meghan O'Keefe
    The series is worth watching for Lily James’s phenomenal, career-redefining turn as Pamela Anderson. However, the strengths of the series are ultimately undercut by its own wild ambitions. It wants to be a darkly comic true crime tale, a tragic love story, a cruel satire, and a reclamation of Pamela Anderson all at the same time. Ultimately, these divergent tones don’t come together in perfect harmony.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Meghan O'Keefe
    Fellowes has attempted to recapture the magic of Downton Abbey in other projects, like Doctor Thorne and Belgravia. Here, though, he actually pulls it off. Each new episode left me more ravenous for more. ... It has all the escapist charm of the historic costume drama blended with the savage energy of most evening soaps. It is the show Downton Abbey fans have been waiting for.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Meghan O'Keefe
    Cheer Season 2 is, like the first season, an addictive triumph. It expands the narrative to include a rival cheer team worth (begrudgingly) rooting for and a new cast of characters to love. But the most impressive thing Cheer Season 2 does is honestly examine the fallout of Season 1. The documentarians capture the good, the bad, and the ugly. ... Cheer Season 2 is The Empire Strikes Back of contemporary sports docs.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Meghan O'Keefe
    Euphoria Season 2 is good, but not quite great. ... Without seeing the final pieces of the overall puzzle, it’s impossible to say if Euphoria Season 2 manages to succeed as a whole. What we have seen is as masterful as it is messy. Euphoria remains an imperfect gem that works best as a showcase for the next generation of towering acting talents.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Meghan O'Keefe
    Around the World in 80 Days isn’t an earth-shattering Jules Verne adaptation, but it is a lovely one. Thanks mostly to the way it understands how to harness David Tennant’s magnificence on screen.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Meghan O'Keefe
    Station Eleven is brilliant television. It’s one of the most profound meditations on love, loss, grief, and community I’ve ever seen.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Meghan O'Keefe
    While Martin’s gritty, skeptical, and brutal look at the genre appealed to an HBO audience, I’m not sure Jordan’s romantic, mystical, and hopeful version will be as ubiquitously embraced. The Wheel of Time can’t be the next Game of Thrones. It’s just not in the source material’s DNA. But Prime Video’s series has the chance to be the first true Wheel of Time, and that excites this all-too-earnest nerd to bits.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Meghan O'Keefe
    All of the good things about Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop are betrayed by poor writing, uninspired action scenes, and a truly baffling obsession with the most annoying characters in the series.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Meghan O'Keefe
    The best thing about Dexter: New Blood is that it is unapologetically fun. The episodes sent to critics are full of dark — borderline campy — humor and some truly compelling human drama.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Meghan O'Keefe
    Maid is not a cozy weekend binge nor is it a crackling murder mystery. That said, it does deserve to be your next Netflix watch. The series tells a haunting, but ultimately inspiring, human story and features a next level performance from Margaret Qualley. It might also change the way you think about poverty.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Meghan O'Keefe
    The Morning Show Season 2 is a thrilling melange of ridiculous drama. There are hookups that had me gasping, plot developments that gave me whiplash, and a few moments where I had second-hand embarrassment for all involved. ... The Morning Show will never be a perfect show. It’s too boldly outspoken, too shockingly self-indulgent, and too obsessed with speaking first about a moment in time instead of speaking wisely. Still, I can’t help but find its brand of backstabbing elites terribly fun to watch.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Meghan O'Keefe
    HBO’s new spin on the story is so gorgeously acted, though, you can’t stop thinking about the theatrics of it. The very thing that will hook you — Isaac and Chastain’s full-throttle performances — might also take you out of it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Meghan O'Keefe
    Ultimately Only Murders in the Building doesn’t break new ground so much as it deftly embraces what makes the mystery genre so universally compelling.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Meghan O'Keefe
    The good news is Ted Lasso is still the best comedy on TV. In the six episodes sent to critics, the show’s iconic blend of heart and humor were still omnipresent in every scene. However Ted Lasso Season 2 does make some bold swings straight out the gate. ... And some of those swings? Well — to borrow a baseball metaphor — are more bunts than hits. But through it all, Ted Lasso remains Ted Lasso, a virtuoso work of art that puts humanity first in its storytelling.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Meghan O'Keefe
    Schmigadoon! is silly, sweet, sharp, and most of all, sensational. It’s just the latest in a string of Apple TV+ comedies to balance wit and heart.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Meghan O'Keefe
    Searing. ... Because Gibney is committed to showing the full scope of opioid-related sin, it’s hard to hang our anger on one singular party. Gibney’s most popular past documentaries left us understanding who the villains were and who the victims were. The lines get blurred when it comes to the opioid crisis in part because there are so many at fault and so many who have gotten hurt.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Meghan O'Keefe
    Hacks is the rare comedy that not only nails its punchlines, but brutally deconstructs the pain, effort, and genius it takes to make jokes land. ... A spectacular showcase for its leading ladies, and above all, a love letter to life in the comedy trenches.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Meghan O'Keefe
    Shadow and Bone delivers pure escapism with timely social commentary and good old fashioned soapy storytelling. It is the next big fantasy sensation. ... This show is extremely dense. ... For Grishaverse virgins, Shadow and Bone could prove to be overwhelming.

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