M10s: 2017 M10 Award Winners

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Best Film
Arrival
La La Land
The Handmaiden
Hell or High Water
Jackie
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight
OJ: Made in America
Silence
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2017 M10 Award Nominations

oj2017 M10 Award Nominations

Film Categories

Best Film
Arrival
La La Land
The Handmaiden
Hell or High Water
Jackie
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight
OJ: Made in America
Silence
Toni Erdmann
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“Bojack Horseman” is great and TV criticism sucks

bojack-horseman-season-2“Bojack Horseman” is great and TV criticism sucks

Title says it all. Watch “Bojack Horseman.” It’s on Netflix, it has 3 great seasons, and overall, is a damn good show.

It takes a couple episodes to get into, but after those few episodes you understand what the show is all about. It’s essentially clinical depression with frequent animal jokes, which is perfect!

I was initially turned off to the show after a brutal “59” MetaCritic score for its first season. But here’s the problem with that. The most important thing for a hired critic is to publish, to make money, to get clicks etc. However a lot of the times, for shows, they’re only given 3-4 episodes ahead of time, then they write their review based on those episodes.

I understand the business side of it. A review released after or during a season won’t get as many clicks as the articles posted immediately. But, just like the existence of MetaCritic and Rotten Tomatoes, this hurts the art of criticism significantly.

So what happens with “Bojack Horseman”? Season 2 holds a 90 on MetaCritic, season 3 holds a “89.” This has to be one of the greatest critical gaps on MetaCritic between seasons. If you watch the show there is no discernible change in quality from Season 1 forward.

The most recent season of “Game of Thrones” also received the lowest MetaCritic score of the show yet at 73. Even in the review taglines you can see critics saying they’ve only watched the first few episodes of the season, which were less than stellar.

Moral to this post? “Bojack Horseman” is great and TV criticism sucks.

Annoucement: 3rd Annual M10 Nominations

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Film Categories

Best Film
Anomalisa
Carol
Ex Machina
45 Years
Inside Out
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Spotlight
Son of Saul
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
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