Lacy Baugher


Lacy Baugher
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T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 80% The Flash: Season 5 - Cause and XS (TV Episode) That messing around with the timestream can often bring about dire consequences isn't exactly a new lesson for this show, but..."Cause and XS," still somehow manages to make a well-worn trope fun to watch. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
3.5/5 91% The Flash: Season 5 - Goldfaced (TV Episode) There's a distinct lack of superpowers on... "Goldfaced," but the almost complete absence of meta abilities this week actually makes for a better and more entertaining story. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
4/5 90% The Flash: Season 5 - The Flash & The Furious (TV Episode) "The Flash and the Furious" offers up an overstuffed but ambitious hour that sets a lot of pieces in motion for the future and gives some of the series' supporting cast a chance to shine. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
4/5 91% The Flash: Season 5 - Seeing Red (TV Episode) The villainous Cicada is back in..."Seeing Red," and though the character continues the show's dismal record with season-long Big Bads to date, his return hints that maybe it doesn't need one, as such. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
4/5 100% The Flash: Season 5 - Memorabilia (TV Episode) This is, largely, okay -- even great, actually -- as the show's Inception-esque dive into the memories of two damaged children in Grace and Nora wrestles with ideas of perception and understanding in surprising ways. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
92% Arrow: Season 7 (TV, 2012) In Season 7, Arrow finally acknowledges that its female characters are worthy of their own chance to shine. - Collider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
4/5 100% The Flash: Season 5 - Elseworlds, Part 1 (TV Episode) The crossover kickoff episode is bright, colorful and most of all, utterly joyful, reminding us all that at the end of the day, these shows are meant to be fun, not dark slogfests of unhappiness and strife. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
4/5 93% The Flash: Season 5 - What's Past is Prologue (TV Episode) "What's Past is Prologue" celebrates the superhero series' landmark 100th episode with an installment that does its best to honor its past, while still moving this season's story forward. For the most part, it succeeds. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
4/5 92% The Flash: Season 5 - O Come, All Ye Thankful (TV Episode) The gang prepares to celebrate Thanksgiving together, and it's a nice reminder that The Flash should do smaller, quieter moments between the main cast more often. They're the heart of the show. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
4/5 80% The Flash: Season 5 - The Icicle Cometh (TV Episode) "The Icicle Cometh," attempts to give Caitlin some answers about herself and her past. For the most part it succeeds...But there's also a lot of table setting for the remainder of the season, which feels more than a bit formulaic in places. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
4/5 93% The Flash: Season 5 - All Doll'd Up (TV Episode) If Rag Doll was the sacrifice we had to make to get such an in-depth emotional hour of The Flash, I'm willing to live with it. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
93% Doctor Who: Season 11 - Demons of the Punjab (TV Episode) It's all wibbly wobbly good times until someone creates a paradox and destroys the world or irrevocably alters their own future. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
82% Doctor Who: Season 11 - The Tsuranga Conundrum (TV Episode) Doctor Who has always worked best when it not only tells us the story of an incredible alien who challenges us to be the best versions of ourselves, but also that of the people the Doctor meets and how that interaction changes their lives. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
100% The Flash: Season 5 - News Flash (TV Episode) News Flash, continues the show's fifth season trend of solid storytelling anchored by strong character moments. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
72% House of Cards: Season 6 (TV, 2013-2018) In many ways, House of Cards has accidentally stumbled onto its perfect ending... Claire is the show's dark heart. - The Mary Sue EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
86% Doctor Who: Season 11 - Arachnids in the UK (TV Episode) A generally creepy but largely disappointing episode about giant spiders on the loose in Sheffield. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
3.5/5 87% The Flash: Season 5 - The Death of Vibe (TV Episode) The Death of Vibe sports a dramatically over the top title, but features a story that's surprisingly grounded. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
96% Doctor Who: Season 11 - Rosa (TV Episode) Doctor Who takes Thirteen and her companions on their first proper trip to the past in "Rosa," an episode that occasionally toes the line between stirring and saccharine, but nevertheless feels like a triumph in the end. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
4.5/5 100% The Flash: Season 5 - Blocked (TV Episode) Villains of all stripes take a backseat to our main characters this week, and The Flash is all the better for it. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
92% Doctor Who: Season 11 - The Ghost Monument (TV Episode) But what is interesting is that "The Ghost Monument" manages to take a concept that's already been done dozens of times with other people and jazz it up into something that feels like we haven't seen it before. Or at least, not entirely. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
4/5 100% The Flash: Season 5 - Nora (TV Episode) Nora proves that when The Flash focuses on the characters and relationships at its core, there's not a better superhero show on television right now. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
91% Doctor Who: Season 11 - The Woman Who Fell to Earth (TV Episode) The fact that The Woman Who Fell to Earth manages to work with grace and consideration is a testament to the hard work of all those involved in this transition, who tackled what is perhaps the series' most historic moment to date with indescribable care. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3/5 50% Versailles: Season 3 (TV, 2015-2018) There's gossip and scheming, political machinations and grandiose speeches. Romantic intrigue abounds. Everyone wears amazing outfits. What's not to love? - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
92% Mr. Robot: Season 3 (TV, 2015-2017) This has perhaps turned out to be the most oddly hopeful season of the show to date. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
No Score Yet Harlots: Season 2 - Episode 8 (TV Episode) The season finale takes this a step further, simultaneously showing the power of women when they band together, while underlining that many are still conditioned to turn on each other rather than to actively resist the patriarchal structure they live in. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
No Score Yet Harlots: Season 2 - Episode 7 (TV Episode) The thing is, however, Harlots season 2 has gotten so dark over the course of the season that it's also hard to know how the series comes back from this. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
No Score Yet Harlots: Season 2 - Episode 6 (TV Episode) Speaking of misery, almost everyone on Harlots has a terrible time of it this week. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
No Score Yet Harlots: Season 2 - Episode 5 (TV Episode) As we head into the back third of the season, almost every character on Harlots is in a difficult spot, with no easy solutions to their problems. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
No Score Yet Harlots: Season 2 - Episode 3 (TV Episode) At its heart, Harlots' second season is about the fraught, formative relationships between women. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
2.5/5 50% The Flash: Season 4 - We Are the Flash (TV Episode) As with many things this season, there's a lot that doesn't make sense. Like, a whole lot. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
3/5 43% The Flash: Season 4 - Harry and the Harrisons (TV Episode) It feels as though the story's going nowhere fast....resulting in a largely forgettable hour. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
3/5 71% The Flash: Season 4 - Think Fast (TV Episode) Think Fast [is] fun, but [it] also feel as though they're moving to a predetermined endpoint. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
3/5 33% The Flash: Season 4 - Null and Annoyed (TV Episode) Null and Annoyed seems almost like two different episodes occurring simultaneously that have little to do with one another. One of those episodes is good. One of them... not so much. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
3.5/5 80% The Flash: Season 4 - Lose Yourself (TV Episode) Lose Yourself, is a fast-paced, action-packed installment...It contains many surprises, including several big plot twists, long-awaited face-offs, and solid character moments. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
3/5 50% The Flash: Season 4 - Fury Rogue (TV Episode) It's unfortunate that The Thinker, a character who started out as such a complex villain at the beginning of Season 4, should turn out to be such a bland, one-note figure. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
2.5/5 67% The Flash: Season 4 - Therefore She Is (TV Episode) Therefore She Is" is such a lackluster installment. Honestly, it's not even bad. It's just boring. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
4/5 100% The Flash: Season 4 - Enter Flashtime (TV Episode) This tension-filled adventure is one of the most enjoyable episodes of Season 4 thus far, managing to not just tell a good story, but to use almost every character well while doing so. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
4.5/5 100% The Flash: Season 4 - Run, Iris, Run (TV Episode) [It's] an all-around excellent episode of The Flash, reminding us that the core cast is really what makes this series great. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
3.5/5 71% The Flash: Season 4 - Honey, I Shrunk Team Flash (TV Episode) For the second week in a row, there's minimal movement on any of Season 4's larger storylines. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
3/5 33% The Flash: Season 4 - True Colors (TV Episode) The episode's clunky delivery and generally nonsensical overarching plot detract from its few genuinely solid moments. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
3/5 67% The Flash: Season 4 - Subject 9 (TV Episode) The problem here is that we're 14 episodes into the season and we have even less of an idea of what DeVoe wants than we ever have. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
3/5 57% The Flash: Season 4 - The Trial of The Flash (TV Episode) Most of The Trial of the Flash, as the title suggests, focuses on the titular court case. But the show handles it so ham-fistedly and haphazardly, it's almost laughable. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
2/5 88% The Flash: Season 4 - The Elongated Knight Rises (TV Episode) Ralph Dibny's Elongated Man takes center stage in an uneven, largely forgettable episode of The Flash that doesn't really move the story forward in any significant way. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
3.5/5 89% The Flash: Season 4 - Crisis on Earth-X, Part 3 (TV Episode) For the most part, Crisis has been a good time, full of great character moments, fun in-jokes, and amazing team fights. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
3.5/5 100% The Flash: Season 4 - Don't Run (TV Episode) [It's] a largely forgettable installment that basically exists to build up to the episode's closing scenes. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
4.5/5 80% The Flash: Season 4 - Girls Night Out (TV Episode) Girls Night Out allows the women of The Flash to step into the spotlight, have some fun, and even battle the week's Big Bad, all without batting an eye. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
2/5 30% The Flash: Season 4 - When Harry Met Harry... (TV Episode) The episode veers too close to preachy instead of fun, and while several characters learn Very Important Lessons at the end, these moments feel predictable and unearned. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
4/5 88% The Flash: Season 4 - Therefore I Am (TV Episode) After six weeks of build up, The Flash properly introduces Season 4's Big Bad, with a much greater attention to detail than this show normally affords its main villains. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
4.5/5 80% The Flash: Season 4 - Luck Be a Lady (TV Episode) Luck Be a Lady strikes a near-perfect balance between the villain-of-the-week plot, character development, laughs, and lighthearted emotion. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
3.5/5 60% The Flash: Season 4 - Elongated Journey Into Night (TV Episode) Maybe after three weeks of truly stellar episodes, it's unfair to complain about an average one. Elongated Journey Into Night is an entertaining ride and not a bad way to spend an hour. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018