Diane Werts

Diane Werts

Agrees with the Tomatometer 50% of the time.

Diane Werts's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Newsday

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Inside Comedy: Season 4 (TV, 2015) "What's most intriguing here is deconstructing the process. " ‐ Newsday
Posted May 5, 2015
A- 96% Younger: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The show's crisp, witty dialogue is mostly egalitarian among the ages, and everyone's great at working the words. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 30, 2015
B 75% Being Mary Jane: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Being Mary Jane has been formulated for being fascinating. Now comes the follow-through. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 20, 2015
B 58% Drunk History: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "Just as people either drink or don't, you'll get it or you won't. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 13, 2015
36% Secrets and Lies: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Secrets and Lies fails to create much sense of location, or character, or even jeopardy after two hours and oodles of interpersonal conflict. It feels observed, rather than lived in. Enacted, rather than unfolding. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Feb 26, 2015
C 24% The Odd Couple: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The focus, however, remains on Perry and Lennon. By pilot's end, they've evoked a bit of a bond, which is better than nothing. But why bother? Their Odd Couple feels like the kind of time-filling time killer that's chasing viewers to other options. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Feb 19, 2015
B+ 82% Mike Tyson Mysteries: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Tyson Mysteries is highbrow lowbrow lampoon, alternately smart and stupid, dizzy and disgusting. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Oct 27, 2014
B 50% Big Driver (2015) "Solid star turn, eerie production values, even a killer ending. Nice symmetry, Steve. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Oct 17, 2014
17% Mulaney: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "So the show seems either a subversive deconstruction of the laugh-track sitcom blueprint or a stupefying misfire built around the blandest star ever. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Oct 2, 2014
A- 93% Survivor's Remorse: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "[It] knows where it comes from, knows where it's going. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Oct 2, 2014
B+ 20% Bad Judge: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "She's fun and funky, nonjudgmentally, the way guys get to be in films by, say, Adam McKay and Will Ferrell, who executive-produce this series. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Oct 1, 2014
F 21% Stalker: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "As if CBS' Criminal Minds weren't offensive enough, here's a companion piece to juice the sordid stuff. Reprehensible. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Oct 1, 2014
C- 27% Manhattan Love Story: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "The pilot is too busy demonstrating its cognizance of connected devices and social media. And those throwback gender assignments -- yuck. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Sep 29, 2014
D+ 44% Houdini: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "History's flashy Houdini is determined to skate through so many events (some of dubious veracity) and to sledgehammer home their "importance" that it undercuts any emotional uppercuts. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Sep 2, 2014
B+ 91% Outlander: Season 1 (TV, 2014) ""Outlander" distills a tasty spirit all its own. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Aug 6, 2014
B 53% The Lottery: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "The Lottery, with otherwise sage setup and promising performances, merits its own shot at something great. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jul 17, 2014
A- 82% Satisfaction: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Nice to finally see a show nailing what it wants to be and say, in continually discerning work from Passmore, Szostak and series creator Sean Jablonski ("Nip/Tuck"). " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jul 17, 2014
C 39% Rush: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "With Satisfaction an hour later proving even USA now knows what adult TV can really be, Rush doesn't deliver one. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jul 17, 2014
B- 80% You're the Worst: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "You're the Worst exudes some charm (Cash is rich indeed). It's saved by relationship detail and human vulnerability. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jul 16, 2014
C- 56% Married: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Married is one-note with character tone: clueless people acting heedlessly. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jul 16, 2014
D 29% Backpackers: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Not worth sitting through for the scenery when you can switch to Travel Channel. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jul 14, 2014
C+ 67% Seed: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "Far-fetched, distasteful, forced and frenzied. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jul 14, 2014
B 41% Working the Engels: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Just watch these able actors work. They are the show. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jul 9, 2014
A- 88% Finding Carter: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Finding Carter isn't some teen show. It's a stellar drama. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jul 7, 2014
B+ 46% Reckless: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Solid page-turner makes great beach reading -- uh, viewing. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jun 27, 2014
B+ 82% Girl Meets World: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "[It] does its job of bringing tween-based family viewing into the 2010s. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jun 26, 2014
B 69% Mystery Girls: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Keep those left-field jokes coming! " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jun 25, 2014
D 43% Young & Hungry: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "What this show isn't: fresh, witty or even well constructed. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jun 25, 2014
C+ 55% The Musketeers: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Colorfully drawn. But all inside the lines. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jun 19, 2014
C+ 38% Dominion: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Maybe the Thursday pilot's portentous whispers in candle-lighted spaces will seem less pretentious and more profound as Dominion moves past initial exposition from a cast trying not to sound like they're from all over the planet. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jun 16, 2014
B 75% Chasing Life: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "As episodes unfold, the relationships resonate, and the characters run deeper. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jun 6, 2014
B 76% Playing House: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Gilmore Girls gone gonzo-er. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Apr 28, 2014
A- 25% Black Box: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "The characters, their situations, the tone, an incredibly specific character perspective and thus Black's bipolar mind -- it's all clear, forceful, yet unforced and riveting. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Apr 24, 2014
B- 10% Friends With Better Lives: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "The cast feels solid, and likable, jelling swiftly. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 31, 2014
94% Friday Night Lights: Season 2 (TV, 2007-2008) "This show captures a distinct culture, and the people jockeying for places in it, trying to prove, mostly to themselves, that their lives have value. And so Friday Night Lights has more than almost any network show today. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 28, 2014
A- 72% The 100: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "It's building toward 100 reasons to watch. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 18, 2014
C- 0% Saint George: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "There's no authentic life to Saint George beyond the setup/joke/laugh formula and its witless, gamy punchlines. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 5, 2014
A 29% Those Who Kill: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "The mise-en-scène runs deep here. Everything the eye sees, the ear hears, the nerves feel. That amplifies the happenings, making the characters' air heavy, their energy so tightly coiled you await an explosive jolt. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Mar 3, 2014
B 36% Mixology: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Some twisty situations, some unexpected heart, some nuanced acting. Some serious single-camera potential. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Feb 26, 2014
C+ 76% About a Boy: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "The things that Will finds off-putting are depicted as ick. Funny, my feeling about the show exactly. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Feb 20, 2014
B 59% Star-Crossed: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Plenty of potential, if Star-Crossed stops talking down to us. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Feb 14, 2014
B+ 80% The Soul Man: Season 1 (TV, 2012) "The good Lord created sitcoms like The Soul Man as relaxing, relatable humor with heart, and Cedric's new creation isn't about to mess with His template. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Feb 13, 2014
A- 57% Fleming: The Man Who Would be Bond: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "It's kinky. It's cunning. It's Bond. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jan 27, 2014
B 64% Black Sails: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Starz brings its own demands, meaning muddily plotted "adult" content balanced oddly against Steinberg's deeper desires. And then there's movie-spectacle-king executive producer Michael Bay. Yes! Stuff blows up! " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jan 24, 2014
A- 43% Lizzie Borden Took an Ax (2014) "Lizzie Borden takes an ax to many assumptions -- including the one that Lifetime movies aren't worth watching. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jan 24, 2014
A 96% Broad City: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "They [the creators] know how to nail situations/characters, while snappy edits cull fluff, leaving only comic gold. (Plus great guests like tonight's Hannibal Buress or Feb. 5's Janeane Garofalo.) " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jan 21, 2014
C+ 81% The Spoils of Babylon: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "The first two episodes prove as tiresomely pleased-with- themselves as my run-on sentences. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jan 9, 2014
A- 56% The Assets: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "The Assets isn't flashy, but boy, is it effective. " ‐ Newsday
Posted Jan 2, 2014
A- 73% Ground Floor: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) "An instantly appealing ensemble, from Astin's "soulless upstairs tool" to Rory Scovel as the downstairs dude from "a very competitive community college." " ‐ Newsday
Posted Nov 12, 2013
C 56% Reign: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) "Not that I think The CW has any grasp of the mental mojo that made its WB network predecessor such a pop-culture kick. Really? This twaddle? Every single week? " ‐ Newsday
Posted Oct 17, 2013
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