Jessica Johnson

Jessica Johnson

Agrees with the Tomatometer 0% of the time.

Publications:
Time Out Chicago , Time Out New York
Total Reviews:
49

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Showing 1 - 49 of 49
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/5 66% Rake: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Unlike the many criminals and cads that have come through cable television over the last several years, Rake's protagonist lacks the appropriate edge to create compelling or amusing drama. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Jan 27, 2014
3/5 95% Broad City: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " There's plenty of promise here, but the show still appears to be feeling its way about. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Jan 22, 2014
4/5 89% Looking: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " It's refreshing that Looking offers a view of the young, gay lifestyle that isn't set in the midst of the AIDS crisis or focused primarily on the experience of coming out. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Jan 21, 2014
3/5 —— Suburgatory: Season 3 (TV, 2014) " Full of charm and wit, Suburgatory is still one of ABC's best kept secrets. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Jan 15, 2014
1/5 29% Chozen: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " What could have been an ambitious comedy succumbs to plays for cheap laughs. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Jan 13, 2014
2/5 42% Bitten: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Bitten is packed with angst and soapy drama, but not a lot of pleasure. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Jan 13, 2014
4/5 100% Archer: Season 5 (TV, 2014) " Packed with its usual share of action and comedy, Archer's refresh injects some welcome energy into the adrenaline-fueled animated series as it continues to be one of the funniest shows on TV. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Jan 13, 2014
4/5 89% Girls: Season 3 (TV, 2014) " While the new season isn't quite as daring as the last, these first six episodes may be the funniest Girls has ever been. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Jan 10, 2014
2/5 —— House of Lies: Season 3 (TV, 2014) " Aside from the unclean feeling felt by entering into this world, House of Lies faces one other great problem: It's just not that funny. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Jan 10, 2014
4/5 100% Shameless: Season 04 (TV, 2014) " Even shrouded in darkness, they're still a joy to watch. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Jan 10, 2014
4/5 84% True Detective : Season 1 (TV, 2014) " True Detective is a fascinating portrait of two broken men that offers its lead actors an amazing opportunity to showcase their talents. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Jan 10, 2014
4/5 85% Enlisted: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " It's a surprisingly touching and layered comedy that's wildly entertaining. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Jan 10, 2014
1/5 81% Helix: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " On the surface, Helix has all the makings of an intense, nail-biting thriller, with each episode representing a single day of in-universe time, but the execution of these ideas totally face-plants. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Jan 10, 2014
3/5 36% Intelligence: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The series seems like it's been cobbled together from pieces of other shows and movies and resulting product is not equal to the sum of its parts. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Jan 8, 2014
3/5 57% Chicago PD: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " While it may borrow heavily from some of the gritty cable dramas that have come before, Chicago PD is a surprisingly well done cop drama that builds upon Dick Wolf's large stable of procedurals. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Jan 8, 2014
1/5 29% Killer Women: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The show comes of as painfully unoriginal and dated. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Jan 8, 2014
4/5 —— Cougar Town: Season 5 (TV, 2014) " Like a warm blanket, it's nice to cozy up to this show once again. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Jan 8, 2014
4/5 96% Justified: Season 5 (TV, 2014) " A major joy of Justified as it gets older is watching it sit back and celebrate the large ensemble of colorful characters it's built up over the years. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Jan 8, 2014
2/5 56% The Assets: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The Assets might have passed as merely boring, but following on the heels of FX's riveting Cold War series The Americans, it is hopelessly feeble. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Jan 3, 2014
4/5 92% Community: Season 5 (TV, 2013-2014) " If you were anxious for Community to return to form, then you will be very satisfied. It's nice to have you back, Greendale. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Jan 3, 2014
3/5 65% Mob City: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " Filled with scenes of characters speaking in hushed tones over long cigarette drags in dimly lit rooms, Mob City has the film-noir style down pat. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Dec 5, 2013
3/5 69% Almost Human: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " The show has some blind spots but Ealy and Urban lift Almost Human out of mediocrity and elevate it to solid popcorn entertainment. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Nov 18, 2013
1/5 52% Dracula: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " It's official, folks, vampires are over. With this new interpretation of Bram Stoker's iconic blood-sucker, creator Cole Haddon proves that the undead can be frightfully dull. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Oct 25, 2013
3/5 56% Reign: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " It won't help you pass any history tests, but as a steamy, thrilling soap, Reign is a delectable guilty pleasure. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Oct 21, 2013
3/5 56% Reign: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " While Reign may not serve as a replacement for anyone's European History textbook, this historical teen soap is trashy, good fun. " — Toronto Star
Posted Oct 16, 2013
59% Once Upon a Time in Wonderland: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " Once Upon a Time in Wonderland is a disappointment, focusing more on the chintzy tableau of the candy-colored Wonderland than on giving its actors anything interesting to do there. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Oct 14, 2013
3/5 77% Sleepy Hollow: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " While the premise of Sleepy Hollow is campy and quite ridiculous, it's also surprisingly enjoyable to follow it down the rabbit hole of an ever-expanding occult mythology that's sure to provide many monster-of-the-week plotlines. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Oct 8, 2013
1/5 0% Dads: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " Dads is a whiny, mean-spirited sitcom about two grown men who spend most of their time blaming their fathers for everything wrong in their lives. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Oct 8, 2013
4/5 88% Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " With Brooklyn Nine-Nine, creators Dan Goor and Michael Schur have created a hilariously fun new workplace comedy that just happens to be set in a police department. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Oct 8, 2013
3/5 67% Mom: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " Mom's set-up is the stuff of maudlin Lifetime movies, but believe it or not, everything here is played for laughs, generally to great effect. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Oct 8, 2013
2/5 57% Hostages: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " The plot of CBS's new thriller Hostages could easily be mistaken for the first act of a box office flop or the opening chapters of an airport paperback. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Oct 8, 2013
3/5 82% The Blacklist: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " The Blacklist makes for a fairly cheesy thriller, but in the end, a joyful one. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Oct 8, 2013
3/5 56% The Goldbergs: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " Just because something's honest, doesn't mean it's going to make for good television. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Oct 8, 2013
4/5 73% Trophy Wife: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " There's a tremendous energy to Trophy Wife, making it a delightful comedy that's far more wholesome than its title implies. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Oct 8, 2013
2/5 29% Lucky 7: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " With a humongous ensemble, Lucky 7 fails to make any of its characters particularly memorable or interesting. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Oct 8, 2013
3/5 52% Back in the Game: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " There's no denying that Back in the Game is heavy on charm, and feels very at home on the Disney-owned ABC. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Oct 8, 2013
3/5 70% The Michael J. Fox Show: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " While it doesn't yet feel like The Michael J. Fox Show has earned the name of its endearing lead actor, there's enough charisma and humor at the start to make it worth sticking around. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Oct 8, 2013
1/5 8% Betrayal: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " This copycat is lacking in any redeeming qualities. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Oct 8, 2013
4/5 90% Masters of Sex: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " Masters of Sex is an incredibly strong show and a lot of that power comes from its immensely talented lead actors. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Oct 8, 2013
2/5 4% We Are Men: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " We Are Men joins the ranks of other recent sitcoms about arrested masculinity, following a foursome that's far more whiny than funny. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Oct 8, 2013
2/5 14% Ironside: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " While Underwood does his best to add bite to the title character, he can't overcome the recycled feel of Ironside. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Oct 8, 2013
1/5 22% Sean Saves the World: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " Don't be fooled by the show's overly ambitious title: This series can't save itself, let alone the world. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Oct 8, 2013
2/5 42% Welcome to the Family: Season 1 (TV, 2013) " Welcome to the Family finds greater interest in watching its characters scream at each other than in trying to get them to operate as a family. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Oct 8, 2013
2/5 46% The Millers: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " With an incredibly talented cast and a creator who's excelled at family comedy recently, it's surprising that The Millers is such a misfire. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Oct 8, 2013
2/5 45% The Tomorrow People: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " There's no humor or sense of enjoyment in this world and it drags everything down. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Oct 8, 2013
2/5 56% The Originals: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) " For die-hard Vampire Diaries fans this could be heaven, but for the uninitiated, it's an exhausting ordeal. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Oct 8, 2013
14% Last Man Standing: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2012) " I never thought I'd long for the day's of Tim Taylor's primordial grunting, but after two episodes of Mike Baxter's pro-masculinity tirades, I found myself missing that doofus of a Tool Man. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Oct 11, 2011
74% Alphas: Season 1 (TV, 2011) " Unfortunately, the efforts to root the story in reality also succeed in making it fairly mundane. " — Time Out Chicago
Posted Jul 7, 2011
2/5 —— Go for It! (2011) " Go for It! brings nothing new to the coming-of-age dance film." — Time Out New York
Posted May 10, 2011
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