Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament

Agrees with the Tomatometer 0% of the time.

Alan Pergament'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
92% Mad Men: Season 7 Episode 14 "The primary feeling I had with the Sunday night finale of "Mad Men" was contentment. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted May 18, 2015
3/4 58% The Comedians: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It certainly is amusing watching Crystal play an insecure comedian who plays the star card and seems oblivious to how often he is rude and insensitive. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Apr 8, 2015
96% Mad Men: Season 7 Episode 8 "The episode does a compelling job setting up a season in which viewers are expected to witness more sexism and advertising brilliance, and discover whether Don is overwhelmed with regret about some of his life choices. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Apr 6, 2015
97% Marvel's Agent Carter: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "A stylish, fast-moving dramatic series with good humor that has an excellent cast of recognizable faces, if not names. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Jan 6, 2015
27% Manhattan Love Story: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "It is very cute and somewhat funny. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Sep 19, 2014
2.5/4 52% Cristela: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "It is predictable, but cute and there are worse ways to spend 30 minutes on a Friday evening. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Sep 19, 2014
2/4 57% Selfie: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "It was amusing for about a minute, then a lost cause as there is no chemistry between the leads. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Sep 19, 2014
2.5/4 86% How to Get Away With Murder: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "Davis is a wonderful actress, but she isn't as attractive as Kerry Washington, the star of Scandal. Her character also doesn't show as much vulnerability as Washington's Olivia Pope. The complicated, disjointed pilot gave me my doubts. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Sep 19, 2014
2.5/4 86% black-ish: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "It is charming, it is amusing. But it just doesn't make you laugh enough, and that is the root of all comedy. To be honest, I was disappointed and expected more but I see its potential and am willing to give it another look. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Sep 19, 2014
3.5/4 57% Forever: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "One of my top five new shows of the season, it is a fantasy version of the popular Castle. I would guess that Gruffudd's charm, looks and accent will mean he will have the female viewers that ABC is looking to attract "at hello." " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Sep 19, 2014
3/4 100% Jane the Virgin: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "Some of my critical colleagues are raving. I won't go that far. But I like the format, Jane's relationship with her grandmother and think Rodriguez has the charisma to become a star. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Sep 19, 2014
3/4 96% The Flash: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "The pace is a little slow at the beginning, but it gets into high gear when Barry becomes superfast. It is one of the season's most surprising winners. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Sep 19, 2014
95% Battle Creek: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Considering its roots, I found it to be the most disappointing show of the season. And that's saying a lot. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Sep 19, 2014
1/4 57% The McCarthys: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "There isn't one believable moment in the pilot. It took about three minutes to declare this broad comedy one of the season's biggest losers. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Sep 19, 2014
1/4 21% Stalker: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "I hated it from the fiery start to the predictable end. But it is scary. Just not scary good. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Sep 19, 2014
2.5/4 40% Scorpion: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "The ending is sweet but I really had no idea what was going on in the pilot. You don't have to be a genius to realize that, like O'Brien, the family-friendly series needs to strike a better balance between the fast-moving plots and the sensitive moments. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Sep 19, 2014
2.5/4 66% Madam Secretary: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "I've seen The West Wing, was a big fan of The West Wing and this is no West Wing. If anything, it is the anti-West Wing or West Wing without the charm. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Sep 19, 2014
3/4 47% Allegiance: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It is well done, suspenseful and has some good twists, but it is no [The] Americans. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Sep 18, 2014
2.5/4 26% State of Affairs: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "One of several series this season featuring strong female characters in powerful positions that exceed their powers without consequence, Affairs requires viewers to throw out logic. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Sep 18, 2014
2.5/4 72% Constantine: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "There is a fine line between crazy and entertainingly crazy and this series finds it. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Sep 18, 2014
2.5/4 67% A to Z: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "The leads are cute in a sweet, but routine show that isn't anything special. I'd give it a second date to see where it is going, but the pilot just gets a grade of B minus. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Sep 18, 2014
1/4 20% Bad Judge: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "I'm not easily offended, but I was turned off after about five minutes. It's a painfully unfunny comedy that I suspect will have limited audience appeal. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Sep 18, 2014
3/4 80% Marry Me: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "The first 10 minutes of the pilot are laugh out-loud funny and the secondary cast is strong. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Sep 18, 2014
1.5/4 22% The Mysteries of Laura: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "The pilot is just silly, with the so-called mystery an afterthought. NBC didn't help things by revealing whodunit in its promos. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Sep 17, 2014
1/4 17% Mulaney: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "I got bored five minutes into the pointless pilot and annoyed when Mulaney sent me the first four episodes to see if it improved. To be honest, I didn't care and think viewers will quickly realize that there is nothing to laugh about. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Sep 17, 2014
3/4 66% Gracepoint: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "It is stylish, well-cast (Nick Nolte also has a role) and very involving. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Sep 17, 2014
3.5/4 90% Gotham: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "I was surprised by how involving the stylish pilot was. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Sep 17, 2014
3/4 58% Red Band Society: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "I was originally uncomfortable with the show's premise, but it is so well-done and heartwarming at times without becoming syrupy - especially Spencer's character -- that it won me over by the end of the pilot " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Sep 17, 2014
61% Crisis: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "The truth is I liked Crisis, despite its sappy dialogue and some very improbable moments. It has a couple of decent twists. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Mar 19, 2014
3/4 69% Downton Abbey: Season 4 (TV, 2013) "It's a well-acted, entertaining downer of a season. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Jan 8, 2014
1.5/4 22% Sean Saves the World: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "I made it through about 10 minutes before the extremely loud laugh track helped me decide this comedy wasn't worth saving. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Oct 14, 2013
2/4 42% Welcome to the Family: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "There isn't one plausible moment in the pilot of a series that seems to be seeking the Hispanic audience and is about as much fun as a forced marriage. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Oct 14, 2013
2/4 14% Ironside: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "As much as I like Underwood, the plot is all rather routine and most of this series wouldn't have looked out of place in the 1960s. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Oct 14, 2013
2/4 70% The Michael J. Fox Show: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) "The pity is as likable as it is, it just isn't very funny. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Oct 14, 2013
3.5/4 82% The Blacklist: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) "It has been likened to Silence of the Lambs and NBC's lowly-rated "Hannibal." The difference between Blacklist and Hannibal is that Spader makes this series more commercial and likely to succeed. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Oct 14, 2013
2/4 33% Super Fun Night: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "Some people might find it funny, other people might find it pathetic. I didn't find it funny. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Oct 10, 2013
1.5/4 29% Lucky 7: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "The racially-diverse cast playing mostly sympathetic characters will be lucky if it last seven episodes. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Oct 10, 2013
2/4 8% Betrayal: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) "ABC tried something like this before with Dirty, Sexy Money. And that show was better written and much more compelling. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Oct 10, 2013
2/4 52% Back in the Game: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "A show that includes crude lines about dad passing gas and pulling out his junk and has 10-year-olds saying things adults hope is too advanced for their age ends up being sweet but still strikes out as a comedy. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Oct 10, 2013
2.5/4 73% Trophy Wife: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) "It has a few laughs but doesn't deserve any trophies. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Oct 10, 2013
3/4 55% The Goldbergs: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) "The Goldbergs has its heart in the right place, some laughs and more potential once it lowers the volume. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Oct 10, 2013
2.5/4 59% Star-Crossed: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Everything else about this show is instantly recognizable to any CW veteran. However, I did enjoy a crack about Glee even if only reminded me how much more humor is needed. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Oct 10, 2013
2/4 72% The 100: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Despite the big names, most of the drama is predictable and everything falls flat. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Oct 10, 2013
2/4 56% Reign: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) "I'm no Nostradamus, but I can't see this becoming a hit. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Oct 10, 2013
2/4 45% The Tomorrow People: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) "The humorous opener is loaded with talky exposition so it is hard to see it enhancing the CW brand. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Oct 10, 2013
1/4 56% The Originals: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) "There wasn't much original in the lifeless, poorly-written pilot. But I haven't laughed so much at dialogue since my sister-in-law took me to the second installment of The Twilight Saga so it does have some entertainment value. " ‐ Buffalo News
Posted Oct 10, 2013
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