Chancellor Agard

Chancellor Agard
Chancellor Agard's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Entertainment Weekly
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TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
B+ 75% The Flash: Season 6 - The Last Temptation of Barry Allen, Pt. 2 (TV Episode) The first part of The Flash's midseason finale, which aired last week, was the heavy emotional hour... Part 2" is all about the action, but the heart doesn't get lost amid all the scares, Bloodwork zombies, and CGI fights. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
B+ 88% The Flash: Season 6 - The Last Temptation of Barry Allen, Pt. 1 (TV Episode) Grant Gustin's performance on The Flash is usually great. Tonight, however, he flexed even harder in an emotional and torturous episode that saw Barry Allen torn between life and death. This may be one of Gustin's best turns on the show yet. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
B 91% Arrow: Season 8 - Purgatory (TV Episode) Yes, the end is near, but it doesn't feel that near. That being said, it's impossible not to be moved when you see Oliver share a moment with Rene and Dinah, and especially with Diggle. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
B+ 92% Watchmen: Season 1 - An Almost Religious Awe (TV Episode) While I suspected that Yahya Abdul-Mateen II would eventually have a bigger role to play in the show, I did not see this coming at all. But I kind of love it because it complicates and forces us to reconsider so much of what we've seen before. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
B+ 82% Arrow: Season 8 - Reset (TV Episode) What I particularly liked about this lesson, though, is how it works on a meta-level, too. In the same way that Oliver must make peace with his fate, the same goes for Arrow fans. Arrow is ending, and we just have to accept that. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
A 96% Watchmen: Season 1 - This Extraordinary Being (TV Episode) What I loved about this episode is how it does feel like its steeped in history and plays with several archetypal origin stories. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
A- 100% Watchmen: Season 1 - Little Fear of Lightning (TV Episode) In last week's episode, the ever-cynical Laurie told Angela, "People who wear masks are driven by trauma"... Wade is a prime example of what Laurie said about vigilantes in last week's episode. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
B+ 93% Watchmen: Season 1 - If You Don't Like My Story, Write Your Own (TV Episode) Both Angela and Lady Trieu's daughter's experiences with the past in this episode reminded me of Transparent's second season, which explored how trauma is passed down via genetics. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
B+ 100% The Flash: Season 6 - License to Elongate (TV Episode) Thankfully, though, the darkness and gloom temporarily lifts in tonight's exceedingly fun outing, which was directed by Danielle Panabaker. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
B 88% The Flash: Season 6 - Kiss Kiss Breach Breach (TV Episode) "Kiss Kiss Breach Breach" was a pretty okay episode. I loved that Valdes had an opportunity to shine even though I wished there was a bit more to the story. I just didn't feel Gypsy's off-screen death was a particularly strong inciting inciden - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
B+ 100% Arrow: Season 8 - Prochnost (TV Episode) The show's sense of history and constant grappling with Oliver's past actions is one of its hallmarks, and that feeling is even stronger in the final season, which is indeed hitting all of the greatest hits. This was strongly felt in tonight's episode. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
B+ 100% Arrow: Season 8 - Present Tense (TV Episode) There aren't any flash-forwards or B-plots. The hour is 100 percent focused on this strange, surprising, and heavy family reunion. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
91% The Good Wife: Season 7 (TV, 2009-2016) At times The Good Wife was a great show. Other times it was a frustrating one. But, it was rarely boring. - Mashable EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
A- 100% Watchmen: Season 1 - She Was Killed by Space Junk (TV Episode) Three episodes in, I'm loving Watchmen. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
B 94% Watchmen: Season 1 - Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship (TV Episode) This episode indicates that there's more going on with Watchmen's handling of the police. The discovery of the KKK robe in Crawford's closet further drives home the fact that there's something very rotten about this police force and their world. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
B+ 94% Watchmen: Season 1 - It's Summer and We're Running Out of Ice (TV Episode) Personally, I love the idea that Rorschach, a militant and conservative figure in the original graphic novel, has inspired a radical group following the end of the comic. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
B 100% Arrow: Season 8 - Leap of Faith (TV Episode) Yes, we knew Arrow couldn't end without finding a way for Oliver to meet Mia, but I didn't expect it to happen so soon. But that's actually what makes the twist so good. In fact, this move is classic Arrow. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2019
B 78% The Flash: Season 6 - Dead Man Running (TV Episode) They conveniently decide not to mention that Barry is going to die, which is a stupid move since we've seen countless times that keeping secrets only makes things worse. Luckily, that choice doesn't last for the entire episode. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
B 92% Arrow: Season 8 - Welcome to Hong Kong (TV Episode) Arrow's third season is one of its most uneven (albeit interesting) ones, so following up the excellent season 8 premiere with an episode that draws heavily on season 3 is a weird flex. That being said, it works for the most part. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
B+ 100% The Flash: Season 6 - A Flash of the Lightning (TV Episode) I'm genuinely excited to see how all of this shakes out. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
B+ 100% Arrow: Season 8 - Starling City (TV Episode) Overall, I liked the premiere. The writers and stars promised it would be an ode to season 1, and it definitely succeeded in that respect. All the nods to the past were really fun and sweet. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
B+ 100% The Flash: Season 6 - Into the Void (TV Episode) I don't know about you guys, but I really enjoyed the season 6 premiere. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
B 74% Marvel's Jessica Jones: Season 3 (TV, 2015) While it wasn't the most electrifying way to start a season, it moved the pieces in place for what will hopefully be a strong final season. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
C+ 68% Black Mirror: Season 5 - Smithereens (TV Episode) Black Mirror usually makes insightful and interesting points about technology and culture as a whole, but this just felt lazy, disappointing, and removed from how we actually talk and feel about popular music today. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
86% Arrow: Season 7 - Living Proof (TV Episode) While I'm not sure if I connected emotionally to the lesson Oliver learned in tonight's episode, I was definitely moved by Colin Donnell's presence. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
B+ 78% Arrow: Season 7 - You Have Saved This City, yo! (TV Episode) Sure, most of it felt rushed and over-stuffed, and I couldn't keep the particulars of the plot straight. But in the grand scheme of things, that's not terribly important because "You Have Saved this City" landed almost every emotional beat it had to. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
50% The Flash: Season 5 - The Girl With The Red Lightning (TV Episode) While the table-setting was rather obvious, the hour contained some entertaining and compelling moments, especially when it came to Joe and Ralph. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
78% The Flash: Season 5 - Gone Rogue (TV Episode) This week's episode is a pretty solid example of how the show has successfully remixed season 1 ideas to create something new and interesting. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2019
50% Arrow: Season 7 - Confessions (TV Episode) It was pretty obvious where this was going from the start. That being said, I appreciate that Arrow tried to break away the formula, the fight scenes were great as always, and the ending makes me very excited for next week's episode. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
60% The Flash: Season 5 - Snow Pack (TV Episode) Although these stories are mostly isolated from each other throughout the entire hour, they're connected by the episode's interest in exploring what it means to be part of a family...Honestly, this may be one of my favorite episodes of the season. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
100% Arrow: Season 7 - Spartan (TV Episode) The Diggle-centric episode, which was written by Benjamin Raab and Deric A. Hughes, delivers on the emotional material, thanks to David Ramsey and guest-star Ernie Hudson's great performances. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
91% The Flash: Season 5 - Godspeed (TV Episode) Confidently directed by Danielle Panabaker, the episode achieved a nice mix of humor and emotion and ended with a heartbreaking West-Allen family development. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
100% DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 4 - Séance and Sensibility (TV Episode) Yes, the dance sequence is great and is better than any action set-piece, but it wouldn't have worked nearly as well without the episode's focus on Zari's emotional development. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2019
75% Arrow: Season 7 - Lost Canary (TV Episode) This episode has been touted as Arrow's major female-centric hour, and the episode definitely didn't disappoint on that front. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2019
100% DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 4 - The Getaway (TV Episode) It was also surprising because a death was the last thing I expected to come out of an episode that was basically National Lampoon meets Smokey and the Bandit and featured some very clever dick jokes about Richard Nixon's name. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2019
65% Under the Dome: Season 2 (TV, 2013-2015) Where is Melanie taking them? Who knows. Although this has been a particularly rough season, I would be lying if I said I didn't want to know where Melanie was taking them. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
88% Arrow: Season 7 - Inheritance (TV Episode) Writers Sarah Tarkoff and Elizabeth Kim's script actually does a great job of digging into both Oliver and Emiko's perspectives on this twist. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
A- 95% The Good Fight: Season 3 (TV, 2017) I'm excited to dive right back into another sobering yet also somehow comforting season about what it's like to live in these uncertain, collapsing, and absurd times, especially after watching this episode. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
83% The Flash: Season 5 - Time Bomb (TV Episode) In terms of the emotional impact of the reveal, the episode definitely hit it out of the park. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
100% Arrow: Season 7 - Star City 2040 (TV Episode) Overall, this was a perfectly fine episode of the show. I'm still not sure what the point of the flash-forwards is, but throwing Felicity into the mix definitely helped elevate them. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
67% The Flash: Season 5 - Failure is an Orphan (TV Episode) I thoroughly enjoyed this episode. It felt like it was actually moving toward something the entire time, and director Viet Nguyen created a very suspenseful atmosphere, too. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
63% Arrow: Season 7 - Training Day (TV Episode) Oliver is determined to make this new arrangement work because both he and Felicity want to create a safe world for their child. Stephen Amell easily mined the humor out of Oliver forcing himself to be agreeable. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
100% The Flash: Season 5 - King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd (TV Episode) Part of me is surprised that the "King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd" actually worked. This definitely feels like an episode that was born out of "wouldn't it be cool if King Shark fought Gorilla Grodd" before the actual story was formed. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
78% Arrow: Season 7 - Brothers & Sisters (TV Episode) The development of Felicity and Laurel's friendship has been one of the best parts of the season, if only because I don't think we've ever had anything like this on the show. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
A- 93% The Magicians: Season 4 (TV, 2016) The Magicians has been on a hot streak since it returned for its fourth season; however, tonight's episode completely bowled me over. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2019
No Score Yet House: Season 4 (TV, 2004-2012) Three years ago, I used this very franchise to drag House. But now I've returned to sing the praises of one of my favorite episodes. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
70% Arrow: Season 7 - Star City Slayer (TV Episode) I like the fact that the show didn't try to be too clever. And it shouldn't come as a surprise that the twist that ends last night's episode "Star City Slayer" definitely falls into that "wow, should've seen that coming." - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
83% The Flash: Season 5 - Cause and XS (TV Episode) I suspect this episode was light on our star to accommodate his honeymoon. Luckily, the rest of the cast is more than up to the task of carrying the show without him. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
92% The Flash: Season 5 - Goldfaced (TV Episode) If you've been reading these recaps, then you probably guessed that I loved this entire storyline because it was great to see Iris have some agency and use her reporting skills to help the team. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
91% Arrow: Season 7 - Emerald Archer (TV Episode) Might be my favorite episode of the season for one reason, and it's not because it was partially shot like a documentary about the Green Arrow: it featured all of the members of Team Arrow interacting with each other. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2019