Ken Tucker

Ken Tucker

Agrees with the Tomatometer 88% of the time.

Ken Tucker's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
63% Extant: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "It looks as though Kruger and Shapiro have a handle on how to make Extant more engaging, and Berry's performance certainly seems liberated by the new changes. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jul 2, 2015
50% Zoo: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Zoo is an entertaining wild-animals-scare-the-dung-out-of-humans adventure series that's made for pure summer escapism. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jun 30, 2015
50% Scream: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The result could easily have been a messy botch, but Scream is a little better than that. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jun 29, 2015
86% HUMANS: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "A slick sci-fi series whose slickness enhances the point it wants to make, Humans is a clever piece of work. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jun 29, 2015
83% Under the Dome: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "Under the Dome is certainly broadcast television's most enjoyable science-fiction/fantasy series, a summer treat that, while sometimes silly and over-the-top, is never less than energetically imaginative and aware of the history of its genre. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jun 26, 2015
97% Mr. Robot: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "If Mr. Robot is a hit, it will be the most radical-minded TV series ever shown on basic cable, a dark triumph originating from the network that usually showcases blue-sky dramas. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jun 24, 2015
74% Another Period: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Alas, Another Period isn't funny enough to sustain its premise. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jun 23, 2015
79% Ballers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The success of Ballers will depend on how much viewers like the Rock in this role. I think it's his best performance yet. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jun 19, 2015
58% The Brink: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "What robs The Brink of much sustaining interest is the underlying cynicism that serves as the motive of almost every person here, and which comes across as a cheap excuse for avoiding deeper characterization. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jun 19, 2015
65% True Detective : Season 2 (TV, 2015) "Each of the lead actors is doing superb work: Farrell, McAdams, and Kitsch find distinctive ways of expressing their troubled pasts and difficult present-day situations. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jun 18, 2015
57% Proof: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "On its own terms - which is as a comforting medical-supernatural drama with a strong female lead designed to follow TNT's Rizzoli & isles - Proof proves its modest worth. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jun 17, 2015
100% Deutschland 83: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Trust me, watch the first 20 minutes of Deutschland 83 and you'll be hooked for the remainder. It's an adroit spy caper rooted in vivid history. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jun 17, 2015
100% Catastrophe: Series 1 (TV, 2015) "One of the smartest, most charming and funny shows you're likely to see all year. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jun 15, 2015
86% Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Carefully crafted and respectful of its source material, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is a tale of old British magic. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jun 15, 2015
83% Wayward Pines: Season 1 Episode 5 "This was the week the Truth Hammer came down on Wayward Pines: secrets behind the weird town were revealed, and now you have to decide if you're excited and willing to go along for the rest of this bumpy ride. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jun 13, 2015
95% Orange is the New Black: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "Are you laughing through your tears at the poignant comedy of Orange Is The New Black yet? If so, you're in for a fine new binge. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jun 11, 2015
81% Odd Mom Out: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Odd Mom Out is uneven but ultimately likable, and Kargman and Buckley have a nice chemistry as husband and wife. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jun 9, 2015
69% Sense8: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "But not making sense is not in itself a deterrent for a TV show - or any sort of art, for that matter - as long as the work pulls you in, intrigues or satisfies some aspect of your nature. In this, Sense8 isn't bad at all. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jun 9, 2015
88% Hot Girls Wanted "A documentary about making it in the porn industry that works as an excellent warning to viewers who might be tempted to try it as a path to success. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jun 8, 2015
29% Stitchers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "I don't see sci-fi fans putting Stitchers on their radar, or fans of Pretty Little Liars sticking around very long after the PLL premiere. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jun 3, 2015
97% Hannibal: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "Hannibal is the most radical enterprise on network television right now. " ‐ Yahoo.com
Posted Jun 3, 2015
75% The Whispers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "If you don't like children being alternately menaced or menacing, you may want to avoid The Whispers. Otherwise, give the show a shot; it just gets creepier as it goes. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jun 2, 2015
97% UnReal: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "UnREAL viewers who also follow The Bachelor/Bachelorette will enjoy seeing the dramatization of off-camera machinations smart fans know about already. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jun 2, 2015
55% Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "In portraying a unique star who's been impersonated by scores of actresses, Kelli Garner manages to bring a freshness to her interpretation of Monroe that never feels like caricature. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted May 29, 2015
55% Aquarius: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Aquarius manages to evoke this lush atmosphere while being careful to keep its focus on nuts-and-bolts police work. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted May 28, 2015
27% Between: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Unlike previous Netflix originals, this one doles out its episodes one per week, just like network TV. It's also different in that... well, I've already run out of what makes Between something special. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted May 26, 2015
13% Texas Rising: Season 1 (TV, 2015) ""Follow me a little longer along this bloody, twisted road," says Sam Houston at the end of the second night. You could hear that as a plea directed at viewers. I'm not sure it's gonna work, Sam. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted May 26, 2015
92% Mad Men: Season 7 Episode 14 "I'm dusting off my hippie beads, dabbing my ear lobes with patchouli oil, and joining Don in a blissed-out, Allen Ginsberg-style meditation of satisfaction that this is the end. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted May 18, 2015
85% Wayward Pines: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The show doesn't really become the show it truly is until the fourth episode. There's a big reveal at that point which sends the series spinning off in a different direction; until then, you're as baffled about what's going on in the town as Dillon is. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted May 13, 2015
50% Grace and Frankie: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The show plays like an overreaching network sitcom that wandered online. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted May 8, 2015
97% Mad Men: Season 7 Episode 12 "Remember how lively last week's Mad Men was, as our heroes' ad agency was absorbed by McCann Erickson and everyone was sniffing change in the air, scuttling around, taking care of business? This week's Mad Men, titled "Lost Horizon," had no such energy. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted May 4, 2015
100% Penny Dreadful: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "It's overripe material that Penny Dreadful manages to render fresh with flash-freeze wit served hot. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Apr 30, 2015
52% The Casual Vacancy: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Despite its quaint picturesque town backdrop, The Casual Vacancy is an ugly little piece of work, filled with bitterness, sniping, selfishness, and cruelty. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Apr 29, 2015
100% Tales Of The Grim Sleeper (2014) "A fascinatingly disturbing true-crime documentary, Tales of the Grim Sleeper isn't just about a serial killer, but a film about race and class and the value -- or lack of it -- that society places on certain women. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Apr 27, 2015
97% Mad Men: Season 7 Episode 11 ""Time and Life" had a lot of drama but was constructed around a principle of comedy: the misunderstanding that builds and builds. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Apr 27, 2015
30% Happyish: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "If I've left the impression that Happyish isn't a laugh-fest, I've done my job. But the show is not without its pleasures. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Apr 26, 2015
100% Inside Amy Schumer: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "The new season of Inside Amy Schumer is very funny, and, just below its surface, very thoughtful. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Apr 21, 2015
100% Nurse Jackie: Season 7 (TV, 2015) "Even if your TV-watching doesn't permit you to watch it in real time, Nurse Jackie is really worth keeping up with -- seeing through to the very end. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Apr 20, 2015
89% Mad Men: Season 7 Episode 10 "This episode did a good job of conveying the atmosphere the Vietnam War instilled in many suburban folks -- conflicting feelings of anger, fear, and incomprehension. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Apr 20, 2015
83% Orphan Black: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "The protagonists and antagonists in Orphan Black are TV and movie archetypes -- stoic sorts who endure trials and pain only to emerge either stronger or dead. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Apr 17, 2015
97% Game of Thrones: Season 5 (TV, 2015) "Season 5 doesn't feel like more of the same; it feels like a Game of Thrones played at a new, more intense level. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Apr 13, 2015
64% Mad Men: Season 7 Episode 9 "So far, Mad Men is going out with a sullen whimper. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Apr 13, 2015
100% Veep: Season 4 (TV, 2015) "This sitcom finds endless ways to deflate the big egos in politics, to whittle away at the pride of any character with the audacity to dream big. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Apr 11, 2015
100% Silicon Valley: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "What works, bottom line, is the comic interplay between our wafer-thin, goggle-eyed hero, Thomas Middleditch's Richard, and his colleague-roomies. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Apr 11, 2015
58% The Comedians: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "My interest was held by the opportunity The Comedians provides to think about why there's such a widening gap between Crystal's kind of big-gestured, boisterous comedy style and Gad's quieter comedy of sweaty desperation. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Apr 9, 2015
98% Marvel's Daredevil: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Daredevil is a super-hero TV show that benefits from the simplicity of its concept. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Apr 9, 2015
88% Better Call Saul: Season 1 Episode 10 "A series of set-pieces designed to bring us further into the desperate world of Odenkirk's Jimmy McGill, this episode succeeded in making viewers want to know more and more about this character. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Apr 7, 2015
52% American Odyssey: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "A tough-minded melodrama that's uneven but never less than intelligent, American Odyssey keeps its best subplot front and center. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Apr 6, 2015
96% Mad Men: Season 7 Episode 8 ""Severance," written by series creator Matthew Weiner, was like a fully detailed outline of everything a new staff writer on the Mad Men staff might be handed, to demonstrate how one is supposed to build a Mad Man episode. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Apr 6, 2015
100% Wolf Hall: Series 1 (TV, 2015) "I consumed all six hours of Wolf Hall so hungrily and happily, when I was done, I could easily have wolfed down six more. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Apr 3, 2015
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