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Erik Adams

Erik Adams

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Erik Adams's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): AV Club

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 82% You, Me and the Apocalypse: Series 1 (TV, 2015) "Even when they're dropping punchlines, Lowe and Fischer never behave like characters in a comedy, and the production design mimics that of a big-screen apocalypse. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 28, 2016
C 72% Billions: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Even after half of a season, it's difficult to tell what a second, third, or fourth season of Billions would look like, beyond the latest volley between Southern District Javert and private-jet Valjean. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 19, 2016
B 92% Angie Tribeca: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Combined with a consistent tone, a healthy dose of ingenuity, and an unwavering commitment to silliness, this sort of spoof ultimately transcends its source material. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 15, 2016
B 100% New Girl: Season 5 (TV, 2016) "It's the sort of New Girl that didn't have me laughing every minute, but did have me smiling for most of its running length. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jan 6, 2016
B- 54% Superstore: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The store may prove more interesting than the people who work there. Big-box retailers are ripe for a TV send-up, and Spitzer and company have clearly had a lot of fun building the world of Cloud 9. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 30, 2015
C 60% Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow "A modern-day fairy tale starring fantastical creatures who communicate in Mad magazine sound effects ("Burble," "Zorp," "Squonk," and "Thwring") ought to feel a little more unconventional than Turkey Hollow. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 20, 2015
A 88% W/ Bob and David: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Beyond reference points and sermons for the converted, With Bob And David is a hilarious triumph on its own merits. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Nov 12, 2015
D 13% Truth Be Told: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "There's a lie at the core of Truth Be Told's purportedly radical honesty: Its real talk is all manufactured blarney. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 14, 2015
B 81% Red Oaks: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "Red Oaks' summer-long arc has enough space to depict David and friends' personal highs, their crushing lows, and the small-town mundanities that Ferris Bueller didn't have to stop and look around for. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 9, 2015
A- 89% The Leftovers: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "Amid all the shakeups, The Leftovers' standalone technique remains second to none. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Oct 4, 2015
B 68% Grandfathered: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "With an unctuous protagonist on a path to redemption, Grandfathered's most redeeming quality is its supporting cast. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 29, 2015
93% The Grinder: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Fred Savage is the true comeback kid of The Grinder, The Wonder Years star-turned-go-to sitcom director making his return to series TV after a decade-plus behind the camera. He's an ideal foil for Lowe. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 29, 2015
78% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "The Daily Show With Trevor Noah will undoubtedly tap into that reserve in time, but for now, there's nothing wrong with letting Noah lead with how much he enjoys being behind the wheel. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 29, 2015
B 83% Quantico: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The difference between Quantico and other new dramas is that Quantico totes its BS with a sense of wit and style. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 25, 2015
B- 64% The Muppets: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's still magical to watch these characters navigate the real world -- as dispiriting as it may be to see them reflect it. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 22, 2015
C 29% Minority Report: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Unlike the show's trio of siblings, the audience isn't psychic, so everyone's explaining what's on their minds at all times. It's an easy mistake that a lot of speculative fiction makes, erring too far in the direction of bringing everyone up to speed. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 21, 2015
B+ 63% Life in Pieces: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The show has novelty on its side, but it also has a talented ensemble that's under (by a guesstimate) half of the time crunch of the average sitcom cast. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 21, 2015
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Tonight, Stephen Colbert picked his instrument back up, and with it he made a joyful sound. A joyful, weird, distinctly Stephen Colbert-like sound. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Sep 9, 2015
B+ 31% True Detective : Season 2 Episode 8 "Loss, redemption, retribution, atonement, just desserts: These ideas are the heart of the episode. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 10, 2015
A- 84% True Detective : Season 2 Episode 7 ""Black Maps And Motel Rooms" sets up one explosive checkmate. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Aug 3, 2015
A- 92% Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "First Day Of Camp is more than expository reenactment. It expands the world of Wet Hot American Summer to depict more of the world outside Camp Firewood, from nearby Waterville to the swanky digs of "evil" Camp Tiger Claw. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 30, 2015
C 52% True Detective : Season 2 Episode 5 "It feels as if True Detective has reached the middle of season two only start all over again. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 20, 2015
B- 54% True Detective : Season 2 Episode 4 "Because True Detective still fancies itself the thinking person's cop show, there's some genuine thoughtfulness mixed in with the splattered cranial matter. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 13, 2015
B+ 71% True Detective : Season 2 Episode 3 ""Maybe Tomorrow" has a remarkable metabolism for information, which works to the advantage of a case that's due to close in five hours. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jul 6, 2015
B- 83% True Detective : Season 2 Episode 2 "There's just enough weirdness coursing through "Night Finds You" to pull the episode away from its non-stop misery parade. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 29, 2015
B- 74% True Detective : Season 2 Episode 1 ""The Western Book Of The Dead" excels at setting up a mystery but lacks for satisfying drama, if only because these characters aren't so interesting on their own. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 22, 2015
B- 65% True Detective : Season 2 (TV, 2015) "Just cops, crooks, crime, corruption, coercion, cloverleafs and other "c"s that aren't "Cohle." The sooner we accept this, the sooner we can get properly lost in season two's tangle of highways and high speed rail. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 22, 2015
B 54% The Brink: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "There's smart plotting at work, and keen observational skills when it comes to showing who's truly in power, but it takes a squishy stance on the issues at hand, a "nuclear warfare bad" perspective that makes for agreeable comedy but ineffectual satire. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 18, 2015
A 97% Game of Thrones: Season 5 Episode 10 "These episodes were as much of an endurance test as they were a television season, for better and for worse. Fortunately, "Mother's Mercy" features more of the former, even as it put the screws to the viewers until the very end. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 15, 2015
A- 97% Hannibal: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "Hannibal begins its third season in a fog, but eventually makes this much clear: We know how this story ends, but the journey to that destination can still be bloody fun. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 9, 2015
A 93% True Detective : Season 1 Episode 4 "Boy howdy -- we might not see another sequence of such sustained tension on our TVs in 2014. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 4, 2015
A- 100% True Detective : Season 1 Episode 3 "True Detective is holding back the truth of the matter for the time being. Secret or no secret, that's a hell of a way to pull the viewer into the next episode. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 4, 2015
B+ 100% True Detective : Season 1 Episode 2 "Nothing is exceptional about the big-picture stuff on this show -- it's all in the details: the performances, the thematic dissections, the hypnotic depictions of the Louisiana landscape. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 4, 2015
B 90% Love & Mercy (2015) "Love & Mercy is so emotionally acute, it doesn't matter if some of the words turn out all wrong. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 4, 2015
B 100% True Detective : Season 1 Episode 1 "The real-life connection between McConaughey and Harrelson is synthesized into the uneasy tension that powers "The Long Bright Dark." " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 3, 2015
A 100% True Detective : Season 1 Episode 5 ""The Secret Fate Of All Life" matches a season high with another season high, boldly taking Reggie Ledoux out of the picture and forging ahead into the murky depths of season one's third act. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 3, 2015
B+ 58% True Detective : Season 1 Episode 6 ""Haunted Houses" is an ugly piece of TV, but it's captivating and spellbinding in its ugliness. (And, in the elegance of the filmmaking and the delicateness of Nic Pizzolatto's plotting, genuinely alluring.) " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 3, 2015
C 91% True Detective : Season 1 Episode 7 "I get a[n] "ordinary" feel from tonight's episode of True Detective. Ordinary compared to the rest of TV, not the rest of this show; assuming that next week's finale doesn't flub the landing, "After You've Gone" is the first season's low point. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 3, 2015
A- 80% True Detective : Season 1 Episode 8 "Any legacy True Detective might have will be tied up in the tension that's gloriously restored by the finale. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 3, 2015
A 100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 Episode 8 ""Hardhome" is a welcome reminder that you know nothing, Game Of Thrones viewer. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Jun 1, 2015
A- 91% Game of Thrones: Season 5 Episode 7 ""The Gift" packs a remarkable amount of plot movement for an episode in which so many characters can't move. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 25, 2015
B No Score Yet Mr. Sloane: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Mr. Sloane may advise that we plan the future or regret the past; despite having no future, Mr. Sloane has very few reasons to regret its past. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 18, 2015
A- 58% Game of Thrones: Season 5 Episode 6 "Bigger, costlier happenings are in the offing, but "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken" advances several season-five stories in intriguing fashion. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 18, 2015
B+ 100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 Episode 5 "Tonight's episode is one of maps and proposals, of plans and parade formations. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 11, 2015
B+ 100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 Episode 4 "Four weeks into season five, the episode titles fall together to form a picture of the unknown world that awaits us this year, newly introduced locations and characters representing a Westeros between wars. " ‐ AV Club
Posted May 4, 2015
B 100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 Episode 3 "After meditating on leadership and power in season five's first two episodes, Game Of Thrones turns to the most down-to-earth of its thematic pillars in "High Sparrow": Family. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 27, 2015
B+ 96% Game of Thrones: Season 5 Episode 2 "The episode does some intriguing work with longstanding members of the cast, but its most exciting scenes are those set in the courts of Dorne and on the streets of Braavos. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 20, 2015
B No Score Yet Major Lazer: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Major Lazer takes the look and feel of shows whose only saving grace is nostalgia and soups them up into a compulsively watchable and knowingly whacked-out midnight snack. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 16, 2015
B 93% Sinatra: All or Nothing at All: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "All Or Nothing At All is imperfect, but it makes a riveting effort at capturing its subject's complex and complicated personality. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Apr 6, 2015
B 73% Big Time in Hollywood, FL: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Big Time In Hollywood, FL's ability to tell an engaging, cohesive, and surprising story will be where Jack and Ben distinguish themselves from their compatriots in flights of fancy. " ‐ AV Club
Posted Mar 25, 2015
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