Kate Kulzick

Kate Kulzick
Kate Kulzick's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): AV Club Consequence of Sound
Publications: AV Club, Consequence of Sound

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
B 60% The Great British Baking Show: Series 10 (TV, 2010) Eventually, the specter of the double elimination will loom large and cast a pall on the proceedings. For now, however, fans seem poised for another entertaining, diverting season of Bake Off fun. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
B 92% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 6 (TV, 2013) With its clear structure and pacing, solid performances, and deft tonal balancing, "Missing Pieces" gets season six off to a confident, promising start. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
B 91% The Great British Baking Show: Series 3 (TV, 2010) Perhaps the most entertaining part of any episode of The Great British Baking Show is the crazy levels of tension wrung out of the bakers pacing, staring daggers through their oven doors, and willing their bakes to rise. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
A- 96% Veep: Season 7 (TV, 2012) The writers wisely... focusing instead on staying true to the characters and the world they've built. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
100% Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 5 (TV, 2013) Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which in its fifth season not only delivered a remarkably consistent set of episodes, but several of its most inventive, entertaining, and yes, important installments so far. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
B+ 86% RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars: Season 4 (TV, 2012) There's definitely room for improvement for some of the queens, but All Stars 4 is off to a good start, and if the producers can avoid falling into familiar traps, this could be another strong and memorable season. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
B 100% Blackadder II: Blackadder II (TV, 1986) Flashheart aside however, "Bells" is a strong premiere and a breath of fresh air after the struggles of Blackadder season one. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
C+ 57% The Black Adder: Miniseries (TV, 1983) Pilots are hard to get right, particularly comedy pilots, so it's not surprising that "The Foretelling" is among the series' most uneven episodes. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
B+ 83% Blackadder the Third: Blackadder the Third (TV, 1987) Season three's reduced core of just Mr. Blackadder, S. Baldrick, and the Prince Regent lends its episodes greater focus. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
A 100% Blackadder Goes Forth: Blackadder Goes Forth (TV, 1989) "Goodbyeee" is a masterpiece, a hilarious and painful crystallization of everything Blackadder does well. It is without a doubt the best episode of the series and more than that, it's one of the best series finales in television history. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
B 31% I Feel Bad: Season 1 (TV, 2018) Many sitcoms find their feet over the course of their first season. I Feel Bad starts with a strong grasp on its tone, characters, and voice, putting it miles ahead of many other comedies. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
100% Steven Universe: Season 4 (TV, 0-2018) A primer on mindfulness. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
100% Steven Universe: Season 3 (TV, 0-2018) Steven Universe has a cast full of talented singers, but the standout is Broadway alum Deedee Magno Hall, who voices Pearl and brings the house down with the emotional "It's Over Isn't It." - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
100% Steven Universe: Season 1 (TV, 0-2018) It has gorgeous animation, moving themes and writing, lovely voice work and music, and exciting action set-pieces. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
100% Steven Universe: Season 2 (TV, 0-2018) Now that the hero knows the stakes, can he return to his life and friends? Steven answers these questions and more, showing its maturity and creativity and strengthening its commitment to Steven's humanity and that of those around him. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
B- 100% Arrow: Season 3 - This Is Your Sword (TV Episode) Arrow may not reach the levels of meta awareness of its cheerier sibling show, The Flash, but there are moments of levity throughout "This Is Your Sword" that speak to the writers' understanding of the audience's perspective. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
B 72% Arrow: Season 3 - My Name Is Oliver Queen (TV Episode) The energy and momentum of the finale compensate for many of its weaknesses and the episode is ultimately an entertaining one, but the experience is hollow, a far cry from the powerful and satisfying end of season two. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
A 77% DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1 - Destiny (TV Episode) "Destiny" works incredibly well, completing the character's journey from villain to sacrificial hero and adding weight and stakes to the show as it moves into the season finale. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
100% The Great British Baking Show: Series 6 (TV, 2010) The Great British Baking Show presents-without hesitation or apology-an ordered and rational world. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
B+ 89% Marvel's Cloak & Dagger: Season 1 (TV, 2018) Rather than dropping into standard teenage existences for both characters, introducing friends and confidants to act as audience surrogates, the series shows rather than tells. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
A- 85% Marvel's Luke Cage: Season 2 (TV, 2016-2018) The visual style and kinetic, music-driven fight scenes from season one return, and while there may be a few more scraps than the show necessarily needs, the writers make sure to bring some creativity to Luke's predicaments. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
No Score Yet Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 5 - Jake & Amy (TV Episode) The ceremony itself is beautifully simple and well suited to the characters, and with a sixth season assured, a relaxing note on which to end the season. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
89% The Handmaid's Tale: Season 2 (TV, 2017) It may be a darker, less superficially empowering story, but it's more honest, and much more compelling. - Consequence of Sound EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
B 94% Veep: Season 6 (TV, 2012) There are plenty of memorable lines, a handful of laugh-out-loud moments, and just being able to spend time with this cast and these characters again is a treat. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2017
A- 100% Prey (2016): Series 1 (TV, 2016) Despite its familiar premise, Prey is an engrossing, dynamic series, a testament to the sturdiness of the tropes it's driven by as well as Lunt's ability to play with and execute ideas so many have others explored. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2016
B+ 78% The Path: Season 1 (TV, 2016-2018) Not all of the scenes manage the efficient storytelling of these episodes' more visually-minded sequences, but if it embraces its visual flourishes and trusts its talented cast, The Path has the potential to be a strong addition to Hulu's lineup. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2016
C+ 25% Stitchers: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2017) Stitchers oscillates between embracing the premise's inherent campiness or eschewing it in favor of a more intense quasi-realism. There are other inconsistencies as well. Some of the visual effects are creepy and effective; others are laughable. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2015
A- 94% Veep: Season 5 (TV, 2012) Showrunner David Mandel stays true to the sarcastic, unmerciful heart of the series and in doing so, sets the stage for what should be another entertaining and memorable season. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2016
B- 42% Heroes Reborn: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) Absence makes the heart grow fonder, and while "Brave New World" and "Odessa" show hints of several of the same issues that plagued Heroes, it's hard not to get swept up in the energy and potential of Heroes Reborn. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2015
B+ 58% The Comedians: Season 1 (TV, 2015) Though it has a ways to go before reaching the upper echelon of its subgenre, The Comedians' likable cast compensates for its familiar premise. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2015
B+ 100% Man Seeking Woman: Season 2 (TV, 2015-2017) Man Seeking Woman is fueled by comedy of recognition, but also comedy of relief, reassuring those watching that they aren't the only ones who feel so deeply and so completely. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2016
A- 97% Younger: Season 1 (TV, 2015) This ridiculous premise shouldn't even work, but thanks to strong writing from Sex And The City creator Darren Star and a winning lead performance by Sutton Foster, Younger is utterly charming. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2015
B+ 81% Man Seeking Woman: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2017) Using flights of fancy or daydreams to express a character's emotional state is not a particularly new idea, but what sets this series apart is its commitment to the concept. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2015
B 100% Veep: Season 4 (TV, 2012) Selina Meyer and her frequently incompetent staff are back for another season of political maneuvering, and now that Selina's ascended to the presidency, the stakes are higher than ever. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2015
A 83% Fortitude: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2018) With its strong cast, diverse ensemble of interesting characters, beautiful visuals, and patient direction, Fortitude is a promising freshman outing from cable obscurity Pivot and a worthwhile addition to an already over-stuffed subgenre. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2015
100% The Walking Dead: Season 5 - Strangers (TV Episode) This may be a conversation-heavy episode, but as The Walking Dead so often does, it also delivers a compelling and inventive central action set piece. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2015
B+ 80% Kingdom: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2017) Featuring a strong cast, a unique setting, and an alternately energetic and reflective tone, the series has a lot going for it and could easily grow into a surprise hit for DirecTV, if viewers can find it. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2014
C+ 57% Forever: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) Despite its strong cast and potentially interesting premise, Forever fails to distinguish itself among a network landscape littered with quasi-serialized crime procedurals. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2014
B 36% Secrets and Lies: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) It would be easy to dismiss ABC's latest entry in the "murder in a small town" subgenre, but by shifting its perspective from the investigators to one of the townspeople, the series breathes some life into a tired premise. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2015
B- 78% Galavant: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) The entire cast is energetic and very game, throwing themselves into this potentially very silly series with infectious enthusiasm. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2015
B 91% The Missing: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2016) While it may not transcend its genre, The Missing is a strong addition to the canon. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2014
B- 48% Dominion: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) It still has a lot of work to do, but with care, Dominion has the potential to grow into something special. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2014