Emily Ashby

Emily Ashby

Agrees with the Tomatometer 45% of the time.

Publications:
Common Sense Media
Total Reviews:
122

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
4/5 85% Gotham: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Gotham is a mesmerizing origin story that follows the development of characters and relationships factoring into the well-known DC Comics Batman tales. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Sep 18, 2014
4/5 50% Deliverance Creek " Deliverance Creek is tense and dramatic, filled with impossible choices of an unimaginable time. Strong female roles dominate the story, each representing not just her singular character but also an entire group of women from this period in history." — Common Sense Media
Posted Sep 18, 2014
2/5 33% Utopia: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Sensationalism overshadows reality show's thoughtful issues. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Sep 9, 2014
3/5 100% Black Jesus: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Irreverent, edgy comedy puts the Savior in the inner city. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Aug 19, 2014
3/5 —— Masters of Illusion: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Amazing magic makes for fun family viewing. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Aug 5, 2014
4/5 89% Manhattan: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Manhattan is a well-conceived period drama that does a good job conveying the atmosphere of tension and secrecy that surrounded The Manhattan Project during the later years of WWII. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Aug 4, 2014
3/5 67% Seed: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " Ultimately it will make you laugh, even if it does so at the expense of sensitive and serious issues. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 14, 2014
2/5 29% Backpackers: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Backpackers is an intermittently funny buddy comedy that likens thumbing your way through Europe to a crazy Las Vegas-style party scene. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 14, 2014
3/5 82% Girl Meets World: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Spin-off series has multi-generational appeal, OK lessons. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 2, 2014
4/5 —— Terry the Tomboy (2014) " Wacky Internet star sends solid messages about self-image." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 1, 2014
1/5 —— Rising Star: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Real-time voting gimmick can't save singing contest. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 1, 2014
2/5 43% Young & Hungry: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Young & Hungry relies on sexual humor and tension for both drama and laughs. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jun 26, 2014
3/5 69% Mystery Girls: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " As a whole, the characters are far from modeling responsible behavior, but that's clearly not a goal of this carefree comedy series that pins its hopes on drawing adult viewers by reuniting Beverly Hills, 90210 stars Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jun 26, 2014
4/5 73% Chasing Life: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Conversation-starter drama has hopeful message. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jun 18, 2014
1/5 —— Famous in 12: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " TMZ-sponsored reality experiment sends the wrong messages. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jun 18, 2014
1/5 —— Sing Your Face Off: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Viewers will tune out silly celebrity vocal contest. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jun 3, 2014
2/5 38% Undateable: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Strong sexual overtones dominate mediocre comedy. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jun 3, 2014
3/5 70% Labyrinth: Season 1 (TV, 2012) " Conspiracy theorists and mystery buffs will enjoy the way this miniseries explores modern and ancient secret societies and grail lore and the events that unfold. " — Common Sense Media
Posted May 16, 2014
3/5 —— Fairy Tail (Fairy Tail: The Phoenix Priestess) " Sexy, violent anime with some merit, mixed messages." — Common Sense Media
Posted May 5, 2014
3/5 54% Salem: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Sex, violence, and witchcraft make for tantalizing drama. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Apr 29, 2014
4/5 —— He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: The Beginning (2002) " By the power of great messages, this one still entertains." — Common Sense Media
Posted Apr 22, 2014
3/5 68% Surviving Jack: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The result is a funny commentary on the imperfection of family life and the reversal of traditional gender roles between parents. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Mar 25, 2014
4/5 72% The 100: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The 100 is a tantalizing dystopian drama laced with suspense, teen romance, and plenty of bad guys you'll love to hate. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Mar 17, 2014
4/5 81% Vikings: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " For all of Vikings' historical value, the show is never lacking action, adventure, romance, intrigue, and suspense, making it an extraordinarily enjoyable watch. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Feb 24, 2014
3/5 59% Star-Crossed: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Decent teen drama explores issue of prejudice with care. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Feb 11, 2014
3/5 19% In the Motherhood: Season 1 (TV, 2009) " This series reaps the benefits of good writing and a strong cast. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 31, 2014
4/5 81% The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency: Season 1 " Nervous fans of Smith's delightful novels can breathe easier knowing that this series has charm to spare and does the books proud. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 30, 2014
3/5 —— Turbo F.A.S.T: Season 1 " Zany adventures, positive messages from snail racing hero. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 14, 2014
3/5 —— Classical Baby Music (2005) " Whimsical series blends music and the arts." — Common Sense Media
Posted Dec 17, 2013
3/5 100% Rick and Morty: Season 1 " Ribald, drunken animated comedy is too edgy for most teens. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Dec 10, 2013
4/5 —— Christmas in Conway (2013) " Mesmerizing performances by both Parker and Garcia transform what could have been a trite script into something truly heartfelt, and Moore holds her own between these Hollywood heavyweights." — Common Sense Media
Posted Dec 5, 2013
3/5 —— Felix the Cat (2001) " Classic cartoon's silly antics still entertain fans." — Common Sense Media
Posted Nov 21, 2013
3/5 80% Ravenswood: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " Compelling Pretty Little Liars spin-off is darker. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Nov 14, 2013
2/5 —— The Hunters (2014) " Family adventure has positive messages, but muddled story." — Common Sense Media
Posted Oct 29, 2013
3/5 56% Reign: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " Racy royal drama is guilty pleasure for mature viewers. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Oct 22, 2013
4/5 —— When Calls the Heart (2013) " Book adaptation with feel-good faith-based themes." — Common Sense Media
Posted Oct 15, 2013
4/5 59% Once Upon a Time in Wonderland: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " TV spin-off takes dark fantasy drama to another dimension. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Oct 15, 2013
3/5 45% The Tomorrow People: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " Violent sci-fi series raises discussion points for teens. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Oct 15, 2013
5/5 92% Toy Story of Terror! (2013) " Horror film-themed TV special is sweet treat for families." — Common Sense Media
Posted Oct 15, 2013
3/5 —— Contest (2013) " Strong anti-bullying tone outshines movie's low-budget feel." — Common Sense Media
Posted Oct 8, 2013
3/5 42% Welcome to the Family: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " Funny sitcom glosses over reality of teen pregnancy. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Oct 1, 2013
4/5 33% Ring of Fire " Jewel does a remarkable job of encapsulating the essence and sound of this legendary and beloved American character." — Common Sense Media
Posted Sep 13, 2013
4/5 100% Switched at Birth: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2012) " Although the story centers on a unique (and improbable) challenge that two families face, its messages resonate with a much broader audience. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Sep 11, 2013
4/5 86% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " The series is a thrilling ride that won't disappoint. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Sep 6, 2013
4/5 70% The Michael J. Fox Show: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " The Michael J. Fox Show also manages a far more impressive feat; it upstages the curiosity factor of Parkinson's with a heartfelt, family-centered story that's similarly honest about the ups and downs of life. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Sep 6, 2013
4/5 76% The White Queen: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " Part soap opera, part war film, and part melodrama, this series is an intoxicating jaunt through a snippet of British history fraught with contentious loyalties and lethal power struggles. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Aug 8, 2013
4/5 63% The Awesomes: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " Created by comic pros Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker, The Awesomes is a superhero cartoon you'll want to keep to yourself rather than sharing with your kids. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Aug 8, 2013
4/5 86% Teen Beach Movie (2013) " The push-and-pull between the two [main characters] is a delightful dynamic, setting the tone for other fantastic character interplays and some entertaining turns of events." — Common Sense Media
Posted Aug 2, 2013
3/5 —— Space Warriors (2013) " Inspiring family film has positive messages, some bullying." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jun 12, 2013
4/5 93% In The Flesh: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " In the Flesh makes for a compelling story with far-reaching arcs about family relationships, forgiveness, forbidden love, and bigotry. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jun 7, 2013
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