Joyce Slaton

Joyce Slaton

Agrees with the Tomatometer 61% of the time.

Publications:
Common Sense Media
Total Reviews:
123

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 46% BoJack Horseman: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " BoJack is profane and goofy enough to keep adults more or less amused yet not so offensive as to cause parents to dash for the remote lest teens catch some of the action. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Aug 28, 2014
2/5 25% Partners: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The problem is primarily in the pacing, which is so go-go-go! that it leaves little time to let a joke land. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Aug 6, 2014
3/5 —— Running Wild With Bear Grylls: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Celebs learn survival skills in tense, exhilarating series. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Aug 5, 2014
3/5 56% Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014) " In a Rocky Horror sort of "so bad it's good" kind of way, Sharknado 2 is pretty fun in its silliness." — Common Sense Media
Posted Aug 4, 2014
3/5 —— The Quest: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Fun fantasy/reality competition with a few scares. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 29, 2014
3/5 —— Penn & Teller: Fool Us: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Magic and skepticism mix in OK show for kids. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 29, 2014
3/5 —— Food Fighters: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Home cooks compete in positive, fun culinary competition. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 29, 2014
5/5 89% Outlander: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Ardent fans can breathe a sigh of relief: This is a faithful and wonderful adaptation of rich and beloved source material. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 25, 2014
4/5 77% You're the Worst: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Boundary-pushing graphic sex and language in funny series. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 24, 2014
4/5 —— Virgin Territory: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Graphic but thoughtful sex talk in reality series. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 24, 2014
4/5 82% Satisfaction: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Satisfaction is sensitively written and acted; with characters that seem like real people going through conflicts that echo those of many adult viewers. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 17, 2014
3/5 39% Rush: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Though Rush is stylish, and clever, and occasionally amusing, it also feels warmed over. It sure is nice to see Hamlin in action, though, and Larenz Tate, too. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 17, 2014
4/5 75% The Hotwives of Orlando: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " This is funny stuff -- but only for the right audience. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 17, 2014
4/5 100% The Almighty Johnsons: Season 1 (TV, 2011) " Imported supernatural soap has sex, drinking, a light tone. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 15, 2014
2/5 41% Working the Engels: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " All the actors on the show are appealing and have good comic timing; the problem is, they're called upon to act like frantic sitcom characters, spitting out weak jokes at a machine-gun pace, rather than real people. What a pity. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 14, 2014
4/5 83% Extant: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Twisty futuristic thriller; realistic robots a bit creepy. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 8, 2014
4/5 82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Fish-out-of-water comedy has rude jokes, sweet laughs. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 8, 2014
2/5 40% Dominion: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Violent, sexy sci-fi with evil angels. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 2, 2014
3/5 64% The Last Ship: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Tense post-apocalyptic thriller is violent and scary. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 2, 2014
2/5 46% Reckless: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Let's face it, this is hardly an original show, with DNA culled directly from other, better shows. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 1, 2014
2/5 38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " With a weak plot and so-so acting, Taxi Brooklyn mainly comes off as a rehash of other, better cop movies and TV shows you've seen before. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jun 30, 2014
4/5 82% Almost Royal: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " If you're the type of viewer who appreciates the work of English comics like Ricky Gervais or Steve Coogan, you're going to laugh at Almost Royal. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jun 19, 2014
4/5 44% Power: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Twisty drama has too much sex, drugs, violence for teens. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jun 18, 2014
3/5 73% Murder in the First: Season 1 " The action here is both meaty and mostly realistic, if the twists and turns in the main characters' personal lives are a bit soapy. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jun 9, 2014
2/5 50% Jennifer Falls: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " So-so sitcom has broad humor, drinking, sexism. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jun 3, 2014
3/5 —— Petals on the Wind (2014) " Soapy, sudsy, and scandalous, this take on the much-beloved (and much-reviled!) V.C. Andrews' book is a lot more fun than Lifetime's previous Flowers in the Attic." — Common Sense Media
Posted May 27, 2014
2/5 20% The Night Shift: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Sloppy writing, just sloppy. For medical drama junkies only. " — Common Sense Media
Posted May 22, 2014
3/5 61% Crossbones: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " John Malkovich makes a compelling central character, and writing in an English spy as his opposition lends a cool historical note to the proceedings. " — Common Sense Media
Posted May 22, 2014
4/5 43% Gang Related: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Gang Related transcends its humdrum genre with some very sharp choices that elevate it above the pack. " — Common Sense Media
Posted May 19, 2014
3/5 31% Rosemary's Baby: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " It has enough of its own appeal to make it worth a watch, especially for horror fans. " — Common Sense Media
Posted May 16, 2014
4/5 76% Playing House: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Two besties and a baby comedy is saucy, but sweet. " — Common Sense Media
Posted May 13, 2014
3/5 58% Bad Teacher: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The casting for Bad Teacher is brilliant. Graynor is enormously appealing as the lead, balancing an insouciant affect with a slinky, thrown-off, ironic villainy. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Apr 28, 2014
3/5 71% Faking It: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The coming-of-age-and-coming-out story is certainly a time-honored one in the LGBT cinematic canon, and having both girls playing gay-for-social-cachet is an interesting farcial spin. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Apr 24, 2014
3/5 64% Iceberg Slim: Portrait Of A Pimp (2013) " Docu admires and glamorizes pimping with celeb interviews." — Common Sense Media
Posted Apr 22, 2014
4/5 25% Black Box: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Reilly is compelling...and it turns what could have been a retread of House into something more interesting. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Apr 22, 2014
2/5 10% Friends With Better Lives: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Bawdy but bland sitcom recalls other, better ensembles. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Apr 15, 2014
3/5 57% Chicago PD: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The characters are nice to look at (too nice to be realistic, actually, but oh well), have satisfyingly heroic-yet-complicated backstories, and the action is fast and furious since this show lacks the courtroom aspect of the L&O shows. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Apr 4, 2014
4/5 95% Call the Midwife: Season 1 (TV, 2012) " Lovers of Downton Abbey's sumptuous Britishness and Mad Men's vintage style will be in absolute ecstasies just soaking in the visuals of Call the Midwife. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Apr 2, 2014
2/5 36% Mixology: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Listening to a bunch of horny guys scheming to get sex was last hilarious in approximately 1982, when Porky's came out. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Mar 3, 2014
2/5 36% Growing Up Fisher: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " J.K. Simmons has just got to be one of the most charming, guileless actors working today, and it's a real shame that this is the material he's given to work with. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Mar 3, 2014
2/5 25% Mind Games: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Sigh, ho-hum, such are the highly visible cogs and gears of substandard drama. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Mar 3, 2014
3/5 76% About a Boy: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Though About a Boy is a retread on the very popular movie, it still has a freshness about it. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Feb 19, 2014
4/5 57% Fleming: The Man Who Would be Bond: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Bond fans are squarely in the wheelhouse of this BBC series, but it's not just for Bond geeks. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Feb 4, 2014
3/5 43% Lizzie Borden Took an Ax (2014) " Brutal murders, courtroom drama in historical drama." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 30, 2014
3/5 66% Rake: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Kinnear is a pro at playing adorable jerks. See: Nurse Betty, Mystery Men, etc. The actor himself is so charming, with his crinkle-eyed smile and "Who, me?" facial expressions, that it's hard to dislike his Keegan Deane. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 27, 2014
4/5 95% Broad City: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Absurdist buddy comedy is female-friendly, but very edgy. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 21, 2014
3/5 47% Flowers in the Attic (2014) " '80s pulp novel gets creepy with evil adults, incest." — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 21, 2014
4/5 81% Helix: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Medical horror is too scary for tweens, sensitive teens. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 21, 2014
2/5 36% Intelligence: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " If only the creators of Intelligence could have rustled up a script that's up to the strength of its promise. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 8, 2014
4/5 85% Enlisted: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " It's been a long time since M*A*S*H, and Enlisted's ripe, absurd comic situations make you question why more sitcoms aren't set in the military. " — Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 8, 2014
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