Laura Bradley

Laura Bradley
Laura Bradley's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slate, Vanity Fair

TV Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
90% Riverdale: Season 3 - Chapter Forty-Three: Outbreak (TV Episode) Wednesday's installment was a wild, deliriously fun ride, peppered with all the sorts of things that make this season shine-especially Lili Reinhart, whose performance this week is one of her best to date in the series.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
80% The Walking Dead: Season 9 - Evolution (TV Episode) As The Walking Dead continues to rebuild, this death is a timely reminder of the rotten soil upon which its new foundation still lies.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
78% American Horror Story: Apocalypse - Apocalypse Then (TV Episode) Despite all the griping one could, deservedly, make about this season's circuitous nature, I cannot deny this truth: that finale was a blast to watch, thanks to choice lines and priceless shots, including Kathy Bates getting decapitated - again.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
83% The Walking Dead: Season 9 - Who Are You Now? (TV Episode) Rosita is with -- wait for it -- Gabriel! That might be the show's biggest curveball, but rest assured: Eugene is still creepily pining over his longtime friend, because some things just never change. ‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
56% American Horror Story: Apocalypse - Fire and Reign (TV Episode) It seems unlikely that all of this season's loose ends will get tied up in any satisfying way-but then again, what else did any of us expect?‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
89% Riverdale: Season 3 - Chapter Thirty-Nine: The Midnight Club (TV Episode) This week's episode was more than mere fan service: it was the platonic ideal of Riverdale, this show at its soapy, playful, zany, somehow still cogent best.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
76% The Walking Dead: Season 9 - What Comes After (TV Episode) This is the Walking Dead's heart now, and it has been for a long time. And it's just as dead as the rotting corpses that populate it.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
100% American Horror Story: Apocalypse - Return to Murder House (TV Episode) The long-awaited installment delivered not only the inspired, if brief, returns of Jessica Lange, Connie Britton, and Dylan McDermott, but also offered satisfying conclusions for multiple story threads that have been dangling for seven years.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
66% Charmed: Season 1 (TV, 2018) But there's enough compelling heart to this series about sisterhood to make me think it, and its three heroines, could still cast an interesting spell-if Charmed finds a little more confidence, and a little more levity.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
100% American Horror Story: Apocalypse - Boy Wonder (TV Episode) Even for a season all about intertwined references, this week went above and beyond when it came to fan service - but its campy tone ensured that everything landed just right.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
93% The Walking Dead: Season 9 (TV, 2018) As shakily as some of these new conflicts and plotlines have been established, I am, for the first time in several seasons, curious to see how things turn out on The Walking Dead.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2018
88% American Horror Story: Apocalypse - Could It Be... Satan? (TV Episode) Beyond messaging, it's Apocalypse's comic sensibility that's made it such a treat.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
100% American Horror Story: Apocalypse - Forbidden Fruit (TV Episode) Although it feels redundant to point out how crazy any given American Horror Story episode is-I mean, aren't they all?-Wednesday's installment is certainly a contender for the What the Hell Is Going On? award. ‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
90% American Horror Story: Apocalypse - The End (TV Episode) Sarah Paulson chewing scenery in a Victorian gown alongside Kathy Bates in a bizarre, sadistic fallout shelter? How could any American Horror Story fan resist?‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
73% South Park: Season 22 (TV, 2018) Still, it's nice to see that the series has the ability to focus-and even a touch of earnestness, even if it is coated in macabre humor. Once it re-discovers its own bravery, there might be juice in South Park yet.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
100% The Good Place: Season 3 (TV, 2018) It's a candy-coated exploration of human behavior, morality, and redemption-one that, more than anything else right now, feels like an essential reminder of the capacity for goodness within us all.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
81% This Is Us: Season 3 - Nine Bucks (TV Episode) At this point, we should all know to expect nothing less from Sterling K. Brown than to run away with an entire episode just by murmuring how much he loves surprises.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
100% The Good Place: Season 2 (TV, 2017-2018) Holy forking shirtballs! The Good Place Season 2 came to a close Thursday night with an optimistic, quietly emotional finale.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
No Score Yet Hey Arnold!: Season 1 (TV, 1996-1997) It's hard to think of a children's show with a bigger heart than Hey Arnold!‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
100% Big Mouth: Season 1 (TV, 2017) Disgusting? Sometimes. But it's all in service of a noble goal: providing one of TV's most honest depictions of growing up.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
100% SpongeBob SquarePants: Season 1 (TV, 1999-2000) This show is a perfect storm of appealing visual style, kooky humor, and absurdism.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
100% The Legend of Korra: Season 1 (TV, 2012) Its finale, in which Korra walked into the sunset not with any of the male characters she'd known throughout the show, but with her female friend Asami, was nothing short of groundbreaking for a franchise aimed, nominally at least, at kids.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
43% The Boondocks: Season 4 (TV, 2014) But Season 4's shaky landing was not disappointing enough to undo the show's legacy-which, by the way, includes a Peabody award for one particularly controversial episode.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
100% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 4 - Close Your Eyes (TV Episode) As the last remaining Clark, [Alicia] is the series's strongest throughline-and as Debnam-Carey just proved, she can also still be the most fascinating to watch.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
81% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 4 (TV, 2018) By moving Morgan Jones over from The Walking Dead, the prequel series was able to establish a narrative through line... and to introduce new, exciting characters who could take the story in a whole new direction.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
64% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 4 - People Like Us (TV Episode) Let's turn our focus to the most pressing matter at hand: zombie-nado!‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
97% The Sinner: Season 2 (TV, 2018) Drama fans, especially those who love a good murder mystery, would be well advised to give The Sinner Season 2 a chance.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
100% The Bold Type: Season 2 (TV, 2018) Anyone can create a series set in an idealized world, but what makes The Bold Type work is the way it balances reality and fantasy.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
100% Silicon Valley: Season 3 (TV, 2016) For Silicon Valley, the circuitous, repetitive path to success is the one thing that makes us keep rooting for these guys.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
85% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Thirty-Five: Brave New World (TV Episode) Cheryl was already easily this season's M.V.P.-and now, as she's officially unleashed, the future is looking even brighter.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
82% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Thirty-Four: Judgment Night (TV Episode) It's obvious that actress Madelaine Petsch knows exactly what she's doing in this role, and has taken the show's campy spirit to heart.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
92% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Thirty-Three: Shadow of a Doubt (TV Episode) Whoever the Black Hood might be, though, Riverdale deserves credit for keeping its secret for so long.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
100% The Handmaid's Tale: Season 2 - Baggage (TV Episode) This week, The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 has made its best case so far for its own existence-by defining the stakes of June's fight more clearly, and by introducing an element of doubt.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
82% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 4 - Good out Here (TV Episode) The attention to detail in this week's [Fear the Walking Dead] was also harrowingly poetic.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
100% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Thirty-Two: Prisoners (TV Episode) This episode was perfectly engineered to wake up everyone who found themselves yawning at the show over the past few months.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
90% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 4 - Another Day in the Diamond (TV Episode) Either way, it seems worth pointing out that even as The Walking Dead flails, Fear has begun to really thrive.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
98% American Vandal: Season 1 (TV, 2017) The series could easily have been a joke taken way too far-but instead, American Vandal emerged as one of the most realistic portrayals of high school on TV, and an undeniably binge-worthy sensation.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
100% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Thirty-One: A Night to Remember (TV Episode) With its musical episode on Wednesday night... Riverdale High left all of that nonsense behind-zeroing in on all the elements that have made the series great as Kevin's production of Carrie: The Musical made its stage debut.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
100% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 4 - What's Your Story? (TV Episode) Rather than making the spin-off feel unnecessarily redundant, Morgan's introduction to Fear the Walking Dead has ushered in a new era for the spin-off-and possibly its best season yet.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2018
75% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Wrath (TV Episode) If Cohan does return... it seems likely she'll do so with a massive pay bump -- because as things seem now, the future of this entire drama rests in her hands.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2018
83% My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: Season 1 (TV, 2018) It will be worth sticking around to find out how Letterman relates to his upcoming subjects...‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
95% This Is Us: Season 2 - The Wedding (TV Episode) It's those kinds of moments that make This Is Us worth watching-and it's those story beats I wish this series trusted to carry the show.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
81% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Honor (TV Episode) ... the loss of Carl appears to be the start of something meaningful-both for the people he loves, and the series itself.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
93% I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) Some viewers will find these conversations galling and ill-considered; for those willing to stick around, however, I Love You, America is a fascinating, if occasionally challenging exploration of what, precisely, a streaming talk show can do.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
67% American Horror Story: Cult - Great Again (TV Episode) On Tuesday night, the scattered, tonally confused American Horror Story: Cult ended with a whimper-and a few callbacks.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
80% American Horror Story: Cult - Charles (Manson) in Charge (TV Episode) As usual, Tuesday's installment of American Horror Story came filled with twists and turns and, owing to this date's specific special occasion-the almost-anniversary of the 2016 presidential election.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
100% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 4 (TV, 2017) This drama has certainly grown a lot-but now, with the pieces all in place, it seems fair to say that it was also brilliant from the start.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2017
63% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - How It's Gotta Be (TV Episode) It turns out, as usual, that a big heart is a relatively fast track to death in this post-apocalyptic, rotting world. ‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2017
35% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - The King, the Widow, and Rick (TV Episode) This week in Rick Does a Dumb Thing, our fearless leader attempted to win over the mercenary Scavenger group by promising them a role in building a new, post-Negan world.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
81% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - The Big Scary U (TV Episode) No matter how hard this drama tries to mine depth from Negan, its efforts will always fail -- because charismatic as Jeffrey Dean Morgan might be, he's playing a character who is still, at heart, a 2-D comic book villain.‐ Vanity Fair
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2017
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