Michael Abernethy

Michael Abernethy

Agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time.

Publications:
PopMatters
Total Reviews:
29

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Showing 1 - 29 of 29
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
95% Veronica Mars: Season 1 (TV, 2004-2005) " The series involves more than the sleuthing adventures of a young detective, à la Nancy Drew; it also examines the socio-economic factors of power, as well as cataclysmic events that alter our perceptions of the world. " — PopMatters
Posted Jan 23, 2014
8/10 —— Two and a Half Men: Season 4 (TV, 2006-2007) " Two and a Half Men demonstrates that the laugh-out-loud sitcom is not yet dead. " — PopMatters
Posted Sep 17, 2013
5/10 7% Guys with Kids: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013) " Unfortunately, the show offers few genuine laughs. " — PopMatters
Posted Sep 26, 2012
3/10 18% Partners: Season 1 (TV, 2012) " With a flamboyant irritant and a worrisome doormat as protagonists, Partners will have trouble getting viewers to care about their fates. " — PopMatters
Posted Sep 24, 2012
4/10 50% Coma: Season 1 (TV, 2012) " Its particulars remain unconvincing and worse, revealed too slowly. " — PopMatters
Posted Sep 3, 2012
6/10 75% Lost Girl: Season 1 (TV, 2010) " A pleasant diversion " — PopMatters
Posted Jan 16, 2012
1/10 5% Work It: Season 1 (TV, 2012) " The show's most egregious offense is that it is uninspired and unoriginal. " — PopMatters
Posted Jan 3, 2012
3/10 7% I Hate My Teenage Daughter: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2012) " I Hate My Teenage Daughter offers precious few chuckles and lots of angst and argument. " — PopMatters
Posted Nov 30, 2011
4/10 46% Soul Surfer (2011) " Ah, paradise -- the opening credits end and Bethany heads out of the water to church, a tent on the beach where Carrie Underwood is singing. Wait! Carrie Underwood?" — PopMatters
Posted May 1, 2011
58% Scream 4 (2011) " The Screams have always focused on the grisly business of turning horror into entertainment, and predictable entertainment at that." — PopMatters
Posted May 1, 2011
4/10 65% Fairly Legal: Season 1 (TV, 2011) " Kate is a typical USA Network protagonist, and Fairly Legal a typical USA show. " — PopMatters
Posted Jan 20, 2011
6/10 74% Shameless: Season 1 (TV, 2011) " In some regards, watching Shameless is reminiscent of watching Springer's show, in that we might be fascinated by the dysfunction and illogic. " — PopMatters
Posted Jan 9, 2011
52% The Next Three Days (2010) " John's not Keyser Söze, but John does have a self-certainty and aptitude for rationalization and moral relativism that make him just a little creepy." — PopMatters
Posted Nov 20, 2010
4/10 47% The Whole Truth: Season 1 (TV, 2010) " It denies viewers the opportunity to become invested in this adversarial procedure, to pick a side and a root for an outcome. " — PopMatters
Posted Sep 22, 2010
8/10 83% Raising Hope: Season 1 (TV, 2010-2011) " Raising Hope most obviously evokes a comparison with creator Gregory Thomas Garcia's last series, My Name is Earl. In the new show, however, the players are more believable and less caricatured. " — PopMatters
Posted Sep 21, 2010
6/10 77% Mike & Molly: Season 1 (TV, 2010-2011) " When the subject isn't their size, Mike and Molly are likable people. " — PopMatters
Posted Sep 20, 2010
86% Inception (2010) " It's too easy to see not only that Mal is trouble, but also that Dom will walk right into that trouble she is." — PopMatters
Posted Aug 7, 2010
5/10 40% Haven: Season 1 (TV, 2010) " The reason we might stick around is Audrey Parker. " — PopMatters
Posted Jul 9, 2010
9/10 60% Law & Order: Season 20 (TV, 2009-2010) " After it focused so much light on the way things are, while helping us to imagine how they might be, it is sad to see the Law & Order end. " — PopMatters
Posted May 28, 2010
9/10 95% Nurse Jackie: Season 1 (TV, 2009) " Offers both gripping drama and outrageous comedy. " — PopMatters
Posted Jun 8, 2009
9/10 93% Hearts & Minds (2009) " The urgency of Hearts and Minds, its anger and its articulation, its insistence that effects of war be visible, and its cogent analysis of connections among politics, media, and the military, all seem apt lessons for today." — PopMatters
Posted Apr 7, 2009
3/10 12% Pink Panther 2 (2009) " Much of the "comedy" in The Pink Panther 2 is a rehashing of the jokes from the first film." — PopMatters
Posted Mar 8, 2009
7/10 78% Examined Life (2009) " In Examined Life, a lively assembly of philosophers ponder the question: "What's at stake here?"" — PopMatters
Posted Mar 8, 2009
4/10 83% Kirschblüten - Hanami (Cherry Blossoms) (2008) " As Cherry Blossoms (Kirschblüten - Hanami) begins, Trudi is surprised when she learns her husband is dying of an unnamed condition." — PopMatters
Posted Mar 8, 2009
10/10 96% Trouble the Water (2008) " Trouble the Water reveals not only the terrors of the hurricane but also the political and personal valences of its legendary mismanagement." — PopMatters
Posted Sep 12, 2008
6/10 64% In Plain Sight: Season 1 (TV, 2008) " With this shaded tone and careful plotting going for it, In Plain Sight is a welcome addition to USA's line-up of detective shows. " — PopMatters
Posted Jun 1, 2008
56% How I Met Your Mother: Season 1 (TV, 2005-2006) " The comedy that does occur in How I Met Your Mother isn't enough to compensate for its inconsistencies. " — PopMatters
Posted Sep 19, 2005
—— Charmed - The Complete First Season (2005) PopMatters
Posted Feb 26, 2005
97% Ran (1985) " Kurosawa follows the structure of Shakespeare's play with great care." — PopMatters
Posted Jun 13, 2001
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