Ken Tucker

Ken Tucker

Agrees with the Tomatometer 86% 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
No Score Yet Playing House: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "Parham and St. Clair created, write, and produce the show as well, and the entire enterprise looks like a spontaneous lark they just threw together -- an effect that requires hard work and smart creativity to pull off. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Aug 4, 2015
34% Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! "Propelled by theme music that mimics a frantic Ramones song, Sharknado 3 succeeds on the strength of its speed. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jul 22, 2015
33% Impastor: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Impastor is another attempt by the nostalgia channel TV Land to program to a younger, hipper audience. But using four-letter words and the punchline "You're blowing the pastor!" seems like a pretty cheesy way to try to be cutting-edge. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jul 17, 2015
79% The Jim Gaffigan Show: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "One reason the later episodes are even better is Williams's character gets more screen time; her Jeannie develops very quickly into a very strong, funny presence much the equal of Gaffigan. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jul 17, 2015
59% Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "A warm family sitcom Sex&Drugs is not. Neither is it a very funny sitcom. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jul 14, 2015
77% Ray Donovan: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "Ray Donovan seems to occupy a second-tier status among classy cable dramas, but it's sometimes as good as almost anything else out there. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jul 13, 2015
79% 7 Days in Hell "I assume a lot of viewers will find it funnier than I did, but I certainly admired the craft, and the impressive cast, that went into making this grass-court trifle. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jul 13, 2015
74% Masters of Sex: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "As has become usual with this series, Masters and Johnson's own human sexual and emotional responses to each other have become central, even predictable. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jul 13, 2015
40% Why? With Hannibal Buress: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Coming on the heels of a wildly funny new episode of Key & Peele, the Buress show seemed very low-key. Which may prove a good thing in the coming weeks; Buress is a talented man, and his style is a welcome contrast. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jul 9, 2015
100% Rectify: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "The pace is deliberate, and there aren't the kind of laughs that other dramas employ as comic relief. But there's real wit and propulsiveness in the storytelling Ray McKinnon does in this show. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jul 9, 2015
100% Key & Peele: Season 5 (TV, 2015) "Key and Peele returns to Comedy Central on Wednesday night with an exceedingly strong half-hour that once again demonstrates the range of not only the duo's performance skills, but their ideas as well. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jul 8, 2015
77% True Detective : Season 2 Episode 3 "This week's True Detective was, overall, the best episode of the second season to date. " ‐ Yahoo! TV
Posted Jul 6, 2015
70% 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
48% 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
42% 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
71% 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
80% 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
54% 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
88% 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
89% 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
25% 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
86% 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
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