Tim Goodman

Tim Goodman

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Hollywood Reporter , San Francisco Chronicle , San Francisco Examiner
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
100% Gotham: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Gotham was original and entertaining and gave enough hope that it can stand out as more than just "an origin story" about Batman, sans Batman. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 15, 2014
50% Z Nation: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " If all you want to see are zombies, zombies, zombies - meaning it's all about the gory and not about the story, then Z Nation may be your thing. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 12, 2014
75% The Cosmopolitans: Season One (TV, 2014) " Whit Stillman has a penchant for the esoteric and the studied, and The Cosmopolitans doesn't disappoint along those lines. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Sep 2, 2014
40% Intruders: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Credit Morgan, the original source material of the book and BBC America for crafting an instantaneously addictive piece of television. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 25, 2014
56% Legends: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Sometimes you just need a show that feels familiar, keeps you entertained and ends without, say, someone being stoned to death or some sort of mysterious, ominous clue. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 13, 2014
90% Outlander: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Outlander taking its own sweet time is, in some ways, an antidote to other story-chewing fare and lingering on character development is not a bad thing. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 7, 2014
87% The Knick: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " It's a serious work of television that is angling to dramatize numerous weighty subjects, and isn't overly concerned with distracting the audience with shiny objects in the process. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Aug 4, 2014
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) " As if one of the great surprises of the television season needed any advantage beyond its own complex brilliance and a career-defining performance by Maggie Gyllenhaal, it also happens to be incredibly timely. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 28, 2014
89% Manhattan: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Manhattan aims to paint on a larger canvas and flaunt an assured sense of identity. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 23, 2014
56% Married: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The entire cast gets an infinitesimal increase in material in future episodes, but it's difficult to recommend anyone sticking around while Married tries to improve its foundational flaws. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 17, 2014
79% You're the Worst: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Egregiously crude and rude and morally bankrupt can be hilarious when done effectively (an argument can be made that Archer does just that), but everything in You're the Worst seems forced and juvenile. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 17, 2014
3/4 —— Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 6 (TV, 2007) " Still, it says something about David's strong sense of what is truly funny about the human condition (and his version of himself suffering from it), that six seasons later, Curb is still ingeniously hilarious more times than not. " — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 16, 2014
4/4 91% The Sopranos: Season 6 (TV, 2006-2007) " It's the best series on television, end of story. " — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 15, 2014
87% The Strain: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Is there something like, say, an existential undercurrent to The Strain? Uh, not really. It's a horror series that gets gooey with blood and biting and gore. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 14, 2014
4/4 100% The Sopranos: Season 5 (TV, 2004) " Although The Sopranos is arguably television's finest series -- and consistently works critics into a frothy, adjective-filled lather -- it is also complexly unpredictable and strangely misunderstood. " — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 11, 2014
4/4 100% The Sopranos: Season 4 (TV, 2002) " It's still OK to expect brilliance. Rest assured that Chase and his writing team didn't use those 16 months to sit on their hands. " — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jul 11, 2014
86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2 (TV, 2014) " It may not have the mix down just yet - and that constricts its success - but at this rate The Bridge will figure out what works and what doesn't and then it may be able to ascend to the elite level it desires. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 10, 2014
83% Extant: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Extant seems intent on hooking viewers with what might be, without giving much hint of what will be. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jul 10, 2014
69% The Leftovers: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " This excellent drama will do best if people just stop worrying about the ending of Lost and concentrate on the here and now. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 26, 2014
4/4 100% Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 3 (TV, 2002) " While The Sopranos has rightfully garnered all the hype for Sunday, keep tuned in for Curb Your Enthusiasm, easily the funniest half hour on TV -- and the most underrated as well. " — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Jun 20, 2014
64% The Last Ship: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " In TNT's The Last Ship, Bay has executive produced a dramatic series that never pretends to be anything more than pure entertainment and that works for the series right from the start. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 20, 2014
60% Tyrant: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " It will be interesting to see if FX's ambitious and much-sought-after new dramatic series Tyrant was worth all the trouble. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 19, 2014
38% Dominion: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Syfy's latest drama, Dominion, may be one of the dumbest, worst-acted, most poorly written series I've seen in ages. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 18, 2014
95% Rectify: Season 2 (TV, 2014) " It doesn't matter how slowly it takes to tell this story -- it remains as riveting and unique as ever. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 17, 2014
96% Justified: Season 5 (TV, 2014) " There was a feeling this season that the puppet strings were more visible than usual, characters were acting in ways they ordinarily wouldn't and the tension meant to spark Daryl vs. Raylan failed to light any fires of interest. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 17, 2014
44% Power: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The writing and the acting are not memorable, the visual acumen isn't impressive and we haven't even got to Jackson's turn as an actor (which will need to be more memorable than his baseball skills if Power is going to get noticed). " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 9, 2014
97% Orange is the New Black: Season 2 (TV, 2014) " Season two of Orange Is the New Black delivers immediately, stays relevant and entertaining, and gives the impression that it has learned a lot of life lessons inside the system. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 9, 2014
61% Crossbones: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " If you can make it through the first episode, well, you get honorary pirate status. If you don't make it through, just go rent Luther and Being John Malkovich. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Jun 2, 2014
4/4 100% The Wire: Season 4 (TV, 2006) " By the fourth and fifth episode, once again you're caught in a bracingly complex, enriching tale you don't want to end. " — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 29, 2014
78% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " If the Halt and Catch Fire writing stays strong, AMC might have something special on its hands. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 27, 2014
94% The Normal Heart (2014) " The Normal Heart manages to work both sides of the issue - the anger at inaction and those complicit in turning a blind eye, and the personal toll the disease took." — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 22, 2014
43% Gang Related: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Every minute that you keep watching, part of your soul festers and peels away. Somewhere inside you, a pained voice screams out in anguish at whoever could have greenlighted such a blatant display of yuck. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 22, 2014
4/4 100% The Wire: Season 2 (TV, 2003) " The Wire proves, in Season 2, that it is the most ambitious storytelling series on television. " — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 15, 2014
4/4 82% The Wire: Season 1 (TV, 2002) " There's much that resonates here more powerfully than in your tidy beat-down and lock-'em-up broadcast story line. " — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted May 15, 2014
30% Rosemary's Baby: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " NBC's remake of the classic Roman Polanski film is ill-advised and pointless. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 12, 2014
79% Penny Dreadful: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Penny Dreadful is an entirely new series that has familiar characters walk into the storyline but, thankfully, act in ways that haven't been seen before. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 9, 2014
84% 24: Live Another Day (TV, 2014) " The action-packed but still mostly brainless thriller is back, and as long as the series has no pretension to greatness, it's a lot of fun. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 5, 2014
92% Louie: Season 4 (TV, 2014) " Louie is hard to classify other than that it exists and it's immensely enjoyable most of the time and then shifts gears and becomes something you don't expect right in front of you. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted May 1, 2014
25% Black Box: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Few shows are as instantly annoying as Black Box, which sets some kind of record (certainly a personal one) for almost instant agitation. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 22, 2014
54% Salem: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Credit Braga and Simon with ratcheting up the creep factor in Salem, which makes it more riveting than it might have been with a more staid depiction. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 19, 2014
97% Orphan Black: Season 2 (TV, 2014) " Nobody should worry about a drop-off in quality this season, as Orphan Black comes out of the gates as strong as ever, picking right up where season one left off and allowing Maslany to thrill anew with her impressive acting chops. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 17, 2014
98% Fargo: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " What unfolds is less a whodunit than an exploration into the art of telling a story about the dark things people do while also making every other step in that journey hilarious or, at least comically twisted. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 14, 2014
50% Turn: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Turn should be a lot more exciting than it is. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 8, 2014
96% Game of Thrones: Season 4 (TV, 2014) " The consistent excellence in Game of Thrones is truly something to behold. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 2, 2014
86% Mad Men: Season 7 (TV, 2014-2015) " Mad Men is back, looking as vibrant as ever. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Apr 2, 2014
68% Surviving Jack: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Halpern has always been funny, and in Surviving Jack he's able to make his jokes about father and son more resonant and hilarious than anything he did on his previous, far too broad CBS series. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 31, 2014
4/4 90% Friday Night Lights: Season 2 (TV, 2007-2008) " Friday Night Lights is beautifully shot, the realism seeping out of it in every scene, from dinner table to football field. Give NBC credit for pouring money into a series like this. " — San Francisco Chronicle
Posted Mar 31, 2014
61% Crisis: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " Nothing derails a hostage drama more quickly than not caring about the fate of the hostages, which happens rather early in NBC's limp Crisis. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 17, 2014
94% Silicon Valley: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " The Mike Judge-created series about life in modern-day Silicon Valley is, immediately, HBO's funniest series and quite possibly the most likely to lure a large audience. " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 14, 2014
73% Sirens: Season 1 (TV, 2014) " There's more going on in Sirens than the vast bulk of what other cable comedies are offering and more than 50 percent of network sitcoms (where, let's not kid ourselves, the quality is actually higher than on cable). " — Hollywood Reporter
Posted Mar 12, 2014
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