Molly Fitzpatrick

Molly Fitzpatrick
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T-Meter Title | Year
1/5 67% Riverdale: Season 4 - Chapter Sixty-Two: Witness for the Prosecution (TV Episode) Riverdale is a lot of things, but it's not boring. At least, it usually isn't. I can't believe I'm saying this, but the nothing-if-not-bonkers show... has improbably managed to deliver... a pretty tedious hour of television. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
2/5 83% Riverdale: Season 4 - Chapter Sixty-One: Halloween (TV Episode) I'm so tired of the Black Hood. Bloated, maggot-incubating Jason is a far more welcome presence to me at this point. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2019
3/5 100% Riverdale: Season 4 - Chapter Sixty: Dog Day Afternoon (TV Episode) Yay! Does this mean Molly Ringwald is sticking around on Riverdale for a while? - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
3/5 71% Riverdale: Season 4 - Chapter Fifty-Nine: Fast Times at Riverdale High (TV Episode) Was this number a bizarre, even inexplicable thing for Veronica to do - for Riverdale to do? Obviously. But, look: This is season four, and it's going to take more than one sort-of-non-but-actually-diegetic musical-theater number to rattle us. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
5/5 100% Riverdale: Season 4 - Chapter Fifty-Eight: In Memoriam (TV Episode) I hope making this episode was a cathartic and healing experience for everyone involved. It is certainly a fitting tribute. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
70% The Bachelor: Season 21 (TV, 2002) I will say this for season 21: It wastes no time. Within about 60 seconds, Nick is already starring in a gratuitous shirtless montage. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
33% The Bachelorette: Season 13 (TV, 2003) This is excruciating. As far as I can tell, Rachel clearly wants to be with Peter. They hug and kiss and hug and kiss in the doorway. She can't bring herself to leave for some time. It's a genuinely heartbreaking scene. - Refinery29 EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
3/5 88% Riverdale: Season 3 - Chapter Fifty-Two: The Raid (TV Episode) Statistically, someone should be dead. Arguably, most people should be dead! And yet there are no casualties. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
4/5 82% Riverdale: Season 3 - Chapter Fifty-One: BIG FUN (TV Episode) From the very beginning, Riverdale's second musical episode does not disappoint. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
4/5 82% Riverdale: Season 3 - Chapter Fifty-One: BIG FUN (TV Episode) From the very beginning, Riverdale's second musical episode does not disappoint: - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
3/5 100% Riverdale: Season 3 - Chapter Forty-Nine: Fire Walk With Me (TV Episode) Perry was, by all accounts, as kind offscreen as he was on it, in character. The rest of Riverdale's episodes will be dedicated to his memory. He will be sorely missed. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
3/5 80% Riverdale: Season 3 - Chapter Forty-Eight: Requiem for a Welterweight (TV Episode) As a big old softy who loves feelings... I am thrilled that Archie is trying to get his mental health on point. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
4/5 100% Riverdale: Season 3 - Chapter Forty-Seven: Bizarrodale (TV Episode) I'm really trying my hardest to savor the pleasures of a Riverdale episode that involves as little of its supposed main character as possible. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
3/5 82% Riverdale: Season 3 - Chapter Forty-Six: The Red Dahlia (TV Episode) I'm going to give it to you straight, friends: There is too much going on this episode. Like, five different games are afoot. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
3/5 92% Riverdale: Season 3 - Chapter Forty-Five: The Stranger (TV Episode) Riverdale abruptly introduces the SAT as a plot point and treats it with the same dramatic heft that it did a grizzly bear attack. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
2/5 75% Riverdale: Season 3 - Chapter Forty-Four: No Exit (TV Episode) These characters are so annoying, but on the bright side, there are also way too many of them. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
1/5 83% Riverdale: Season 3 - Chapter Forty-Three: Outbreak (TV Episode) I'm sorry to say Riverdale has bid us farewell for winter break with one of the dullest episodes in a while. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
69% Riverdale: Season 3 - Chapter Forty-Two: The Man in Black (TV Episode) Kiss me, Riverdale, you lovable dork. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
3/5 93% Riverdale: Season 3 - Chapter Forty: The Great Escape (TV Episode) Riverdale is at its best, or at least its most memorable, when it feels like I am watching a stranger's very specific preferred flavor of porn. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
5/5 89% Riverdale: Season 3 - Chapter Thirty-Nine: The Midnight Club (TV Episode) It's fun to watch all the kids in new roles, but nobody nails it quite as hard as Lili Reinhart with her bad-girl hottie Alice, in full black leather serpent regalia and with a conspicuous lack of ponytail. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
3/5 86% Riverdale: Season 3 - Chapter Thirty-Eight: As Above, So Below (TV Episode) On a scale of creepy places to have sex, where Mary Shelley losing her virginity on her mother's grave is a 10, this is probably, okay, pretty low, but it's definitely not a zero. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
4/5 100% Riverdale: Season 3 - Chapter Thirty-Seven: Fortune and Men's Eyes (TV Episode) The FCC called: Riverdale was in danger of failing to fulfill its government-mandated quarterly kink quotient, but our opening scene should take care of that nicely. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
4/5 95% Riverdale: Season 3 - Chapter Thirty-Six: Labor Day (TV Episode) I would love to know exactly what Jughead's 911 call describing all this is going to sound like, we'll have to wait until next week to find out. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3/5 85% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Thirty-Five: Brave New World (TV Episode) The cruelest and most unusual punishment is that we have to wait until season three to find out. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
4/5 82% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Thirty-Four: Judgment Night (TV Episode) Cool cool cool. Please ready your Michael Scott murder-suicide box. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
4/5 92% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Thirty-Three: Shadow of a Doubt (TV Episode) What do you call a singing telegram, except the person doesn't sing, and also, they're the Black Hood? Because that's what this is. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
3/5 100% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Thirty-Two: Prisoners (TV Episode) This episode's theme: hitting tied-up people. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
5/5 100% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Thirty-One: A Night to Remember (TV Episode) My biggest complaint about this episode is that Riverdale didn't just shoot an entire continuous production of Carrie for me to watch, because the glimpses we do get are so enjoyable. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
4/5 88% Jersey Shore Family Vacation: Season 1 (TV, 2018) I am more than willing to accept a reading of Jersey Shore as the tale of a very unlikely second coming. Happy belated Easter! - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
3/5 100% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Thirty: The Noose Tightens (TV Episode) I am happy to report that Cheryl seems fine, canoodling with Toni at school, even though I have a lot of questions. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3/5 75% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Twenty-Nine: Primary Colors (TV Episode) This feels more like a surreal Bravo-CW crossover dream I'd have after eating dark-chocolate Flipz too close to bedtime than an actual scene of television, which I mean as a sincere compliment. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
3/5 100% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Twenty-Eight: There Will Be Blood (TV Episode) But the way the Lodges have so sinisterly described their master plan, I was prepared to believe they were finalizing the blueprints for a Soylent Green processing plant, not an actual institution that could and does exist in America today. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
4/5 78% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Twenty-Seven: The Hills Have Eyes (TV Episode) Please, Riverdale, give us Choni, or Blopaz, or whatever the good people of Tumblr have no doubt already started to call them. This is the 'ship America needs now. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
3/5 89% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Twenty-Six: The Tell-Tale Heart (TV Episode) There's nothing like an active crime scene to bring a family together. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
5/5 89% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Twenty-Five: The Wicked and the Divine (TV Episode) There's a real Goodfellas energy in the air as Archie runs menial errands for Hiram in his effort to break into the inner circle of the Lodge crime family. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
5/5 83% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Twenty-Four: The Wrestler (TV Episode) Welcome to Woke-verdale, population Juggie. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
3/5 88% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Twenty-Three: The Blackboard Jungle (TV Episode) Meanwhile, Archie has been writing songs all through break (oh God, was the Black Hood not horror enough for this town?). - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
4/5 89% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Twenty-Two: Silent Night, Deadly Night (TV Episode) Sweet baby Archie. Welcome to American health care. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
3/5 67% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Twenty-One: House of the Devil (TV Episode) Spoiler: This will be even dumber than you're imagining. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
4/5 100% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Twenty: Tales From the Darkside (TV Episode) Three very spooky tales - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
4/5 91% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Nineteen: Death Proof (TV Episode) Toni is rapidly becoming my favorite non-Cheryl character. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
4/5 93% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Eighteen: When a Stranger Calls (TV Episode) I am genuinely worried for the welfare of the actress who plays Toni, should the #bughead faithful find out her home address. - New York Magazine/Vulture EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
C+ No Score Yet The Sinner: Season 1 - Part II (TV Episode) If the Twinkie defense worked for Dan White, maybe the slicing-a-pear ennui defense could work for Cora. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
B No Score Yet The Sinner: Season 1 - Part IV (TV Episode) With flashbacks layered inside flashbacks... it's hard to imagine that whatever the truth about Cora Tannetti's past turns out to be will justify the convoluted path we've taken to learn it. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
B+ No Score Yet The Sinner: Season 1 - Part V (TV Episode) I have to give The Sinner credit this week. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
B No Score Yet The Sinner: Season 1 - Part VI (TV Episode) With only two episodes left, The Sinner... is dialing the weirdness up to 11. Don't say I didn't warn you. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
B+ No Score Yet The Sinner: Season 1 - Part VII (TV Episode) "Part VII" of The Sinner is just like Christmas morning, with considerably more suffering and grotesquerie. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
B+ No Score Yet The Sinner: Season 1 - Part VIII (TV Episode) ... The Sinner has gone a long way toward winning me over. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
B- 90% The Sinner: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) Cora's is a peaceful, predictable existence, if a suffocating one: It's like Everybody Loves Raymond moved to upstate New York - minus the jokes, plus what seems like serious, untreated depression on its protagonist's part. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
B No Score Yet The Sinner: Season 1 - Part III (TV Episode) If this is any indication that The Sinner is about to get extremely weird, I will be utterly delighted. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017