Curt Wagner

Curt Wagner

Agrees with the Tomatometer 33% of the time.

Publications:
RedEye
Total Reviews:
182

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3.5/4 87% Manhattan: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Secrecy, lies and the grueling pressure to build the first atomic bomb take their toll in the fascinating new period drama Manhattan. " — RedEye
Posted Jul 25, 2014
2.5/4 83% Extant: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The short, 41-minute opener (I'd DVR it and fast-forward through the commercials) is slickly filmed, generally well acted and ends with an intriguing revelation. " — RedEye
Posted Jul 9, 2014
3/4 84% 24: Live Another Day (TV, 2014) " Detractors will say Day 9 repeats the same old formula from eight seasons of 24 as if that's a bad thing. Sure, it's familiar-but like a roller coaster you refuse to quit, it's a wildly entertaining, addictive thrill ride. " — RedEye
Posted May 6, 2014
2.5/4 54% Salem: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Its wildly uneven premiere has enough going for it to make me watch at least another episode. " — RedEye
Posted Apr 18, 2014
3.5 97% Orphan Black: Season 2 (TV, 2014) " Maslany gives these clones-those who survived-more colors in Season 2 as Orphan Black explodes out of the gate, picking up right where Season 1 left off. " — RedEye
Posted Apr 17, 2014
3/4 86% Mad Men: Season 7 (TV, 2014-2015) " I was tickled by a surprise twist near the end of the episode that sets up some delicious skulduggery to come. " — RedEye
Posted Apr 14, 2014
3.5/4 98% Fargo: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Creating a show inspired by such an iconic movie was a dangerous idea. Skeptical fans might complain it's a cash grab with recycled material. But Fargo the TV series... stands firmly on its own. You betcha it does. " — RedEye
Posted Apr 11, 2014
71% The Bletchley Circle: Season 2 (TV, 2014) " I'd like to spend a whole lot more time with the heroines of The Bletchley Circle. " — RedEye
Posted Apr 11, 2014
3.5/4 96% Silicon Valley: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Silicon Valley is a funny, insightful, blistering satire. " — RedEye
Posted Apr 4, 2014
3/4 50% Turn: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " [Turn] reveals a more intimate, personal side of the brutal Revolutionary War than we learned in History class. " — RedEye
Posted Apr 4, 2014
4/4 98% Game of Thrones: Season 4 (TV, 2014) " Game of Thrones is densely packed with action, deceit, backstabbing and beheadings, yet somehow [showrunners] Benioff and Weiss keep all these balls-and the dragon that is Thrones-flying high. " — RedEye
Posted Apr 4, 2014
4/4 97% The Americans: Season 2 (TV, 2014) " Five episodes into the new season, the creative team led by producers Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg are charging forward with even more intrigue, deception, disguises and duplicity. " — RedEye
Posted Mar 3, 2014
3/4 81% Vikings: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " The good news is Vikings improves with each episode, slowly building its fascinating characters and discovering its ultimately absorbing tale. " — RedEye
Posted Feb 24, 2014
3/4 88% The Walking Dead: Season 4 (TV, 2013-2014) " It continues the show's tradition of visually stunning storytelling. " — RedEye
Posted Feb 7, 2014
3/4 —— Hot in Cleveland: Season 3 (TV, 2011-2012) " The gang delivers a ton of mostly low-brow laughs, but they're laughs nonetheless. You could do worse. " — RedEye
Posted Jan 29, 2014
2.5/4 57% Fleming: The Man Who Would be Bond: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " [Fleming's] own disclaimer, "Everything I write has a precedent in truth," suggests that his history also could be a yarn. At least it's an entertaining one. " — RedEye
Posted Jan 28, 2014
2.5/4 58% Black Sails: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Black Sails offers many little treasures... it just makes viewers endure choppy waters to find them among all the unneeded sex, complicated plots and endless conversation. " — RedEye
Posted Jan 24, 2014
3/4 80% Klondike: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " It takes some time to get used to writer Paul Scheuring's period-specific dialogue, but once you stop chuckling and just go with it, you'll be fine. It only adds to the authenticity of the production. " — RedEye
Posted Jan 22, 2014
2.5/4 95% Broad City: Season 1 " Broad Cit" shares some obvious DNA with HBO's Girls, but its appealing duo of Jacobson and Glazer make the big hot mess of surviving in New York City seem more rowdy and fun. " — RedEye
Posted Jan 22, 2014
4/4 89% Looking: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " With its strong performances, subtle details and believable situations, "Looking" presents a convincing portrayal of everyday life-either gay or straight. " — RedEye
Posted Jan 15, 2014
1.5/4 29% Chozen: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Chozen will get more compelling once it focuses on that feud over loutish buffoonery and references to prison sex-which aren't that funny even the first five times they're made. " — RedEye
Posted Jan 14, 2014
3/4 81% Helix: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Hints of a deeper mythology are revealed, too, suggesting that Helix will move beyond its stop-the-virus story into something even more intriguing. In the meantime, it's a suspenseful, scary thriller. " — RedEye
Posted Jan 10, 2014
4/4 84% True Detective : Season 1 (TV, 2014) " [Harrelson and McConaughey's] riveting work would be worth the admission alone, but the hauntingly beautiful True Detective excels in every way. " — RedEye
Posted Jan 9, 2014
3.5/4 81% The Spoils of Babylon: Season 1 " There's plenty of funny in the miniseries' script... And the various sight gags, from cheap miniature sets to Hot Wheels-like toy cars to Halloween-worthy wigs and costumes, had me laughing out loud. " — RedEye
Posted Jan 7, 2014
3/4 —— Call the Midwife: Holiday Special 2013 (TV, 2013) " If you're in need of a good cry after Christmas that doesn't involve spending a week with your family, watch the Call the Midwife holiday special. " — RedEye
Posted Dec 28, 2013
2/4 43% The Exes: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2012) " The jokes in The Exes are hit or miss. " — RedEye
Posted Dec 9, 2013
1.5/4 65% Mob City: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " As an exercise in recreating a noir drama, Mob City has all the trappings we've seen better in L.A. Confidential and other projects, but little of the thrill. To put it as bluntly as one of Darabont's characters might, Mob City is boring. " — RedEye
Posted Dec 3, 2013
4/4 100% Southland: Season 5 (TV, 2013) " In the first two episodes of its fifth season, TV's most underrated cop drama remains gloriously gritty and gimmick-free. " — RedEye
Posted Nov 19, 2013
4/4 100% Southland: Season 4 (TV, 2012) " The beauty of this series is that no matter how electric the action is, Southland takes the time to powerfully reveal the lives and emotions of the LAPD officers involved. " — RedEye
Posted Nov 19, 2013
3.5/4 69% Almost Human: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " Almost Human has plenty of action, sci-fi and one-liners to keep fans of several genres happy. " — RedEye
Posted Nov 13, 2013
2.5/4 100% The Wrong Mans: Season 1 " [Crime fighting duo] Sam and Phil's comical attempts to solve the mystery they stumble into make The Wrong Mans a worthwhile diversion from network TV's crime procedurals. " — RedEye
Posted Nov 7, 2013
4/4 100% The Returned: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " Don't miss it. The Returned is far and away the most thoughtful and thought-provoking series I've watched this year. " — RedEye
Posted Oct 29, 2013
2.5/4 52% Dracula: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " Dracula scores with inventive details like that, as well as its sumptuous 19th century sets and costumes. (What else would you expect from the producers of Downton Abbey?) " — RedEye
Posted Oct 22, 2013
3/4 59% Dancing on the Edge: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " Though the gorgeous production starts out slowly and has its pompous moments, it's ultimately worth your time. " — RedEye
Posted Oct 20, 2013
2/4 56% Reign: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " The minute you start getting into fantasy, you're yanked right out by the contemporary music and other oddities-like a montage of giggling gals putting on makeup. " — RedEye
Posted Oct 15, 2013
2.5/4 59% Once Upon a Time in Wonderland: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " I can't help but believe that if this new series focused on the dark, foreboding tone in its asylum scenes, it could become a powerful, trippy 9 p.m. drama. " — RedEye
Posted Oct 10, 2013
3.5/4 81% American Horror Story: Coven (TV, 2013-2014) " No matter what outlandish acts Murphy and his co-producer Brad Falchuk ask of the Oscar and Emmy winner [Jessica Lange], she turns them into small-screen magic. " — RedEye
Posted Oct 8, 2013
3/4 84% Homeland: Season 3 (TV, 2013) " The trajectory doesn't exactly shoot upward in the first two episodes of Season 3. But that's almost inevitable. This is the kind of story that almost works best as a one-season proposition. " — RedEye
Posted Sep 27, 2013
3/4 82% The Blacklist: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " The marvelous action sequences and intriguing plot twists should lift it above any standard procedural. " — RedEye
Posted Sep 23, 2013
3/4 57% Hostages: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " Collette is fascinating to watch; there's always so much happening just under the surface. Her nuanced portrayal obviously shows Ellen's terror, but also a steely determination to protect her family and the president. " — RedEye
Posted Sep 23, 2013
3.5/4 86% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " Cool your jetpacks, people. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is good, but not quite great-at least not in its first hour. That doesn't mean it's not an entertaining ride with incredible potential. " — RedEye
Posted Sep 23, 2013
3/4 65% Derek: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " Derek has flaws, to be sure-obvious villains, overt sentimentalism and cheesy musical montages (you better enjoy Cold Play), but those nitpicks are easy to forgive while basking in such sweetness. " — RedEye
Posted Sep 10, 2013
65% Vegas: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013) " My high hopes for this series were dashed by the dull pilot. " — RedEye
Posted Sep 9, 2013
100% It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 9 (TV, 2013) " It's still silly, random, offensive and hilarious. " — RedEye
Posted Sep 4, 2013
83% The League: Season 5 (TV, 2013) " Plenty of jokes do land... and the cool guest stars should keep fans entertained. It's just not as rude as I remember. " — RedEye
Posted Sep 3, 2013
4/4 84% Luther: Season 3 (TV, 2013) " It gets darker, scarier and more captivating with each episode as Luther matches wits with killers and cops alike. " — RedEye
Posted Aug 28, 2013
3.5/4 —— Psych: Season 7 (TV, 2013) " It's a wonder that that far along in its run, Psych still finds new and wonderful ways to amuse and delight fans. " — RedEye
Posted Aug 20, 2013
56% Treasure Island (2012) " When it really sails, it cuts through the waves swiftly. But it loses wind so many times the thrills come only sporadically." — RedEye
Posted Aug 14, 2013
3.5/4 —— Strike Back: Season 4 " The show is way more than a thriller?although it could stand tall if it were just that. " — RedEye
Posted Aug 9, 2013
4/4 100% Breaking Bad: Season 5 (TV, 2012-2013) " The episode is as marvelous, deranged and unsettling as anything series creator/executive producer Vince Gilligan and his team have done. " — RedEye
Posted Aug 6, 2013
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