Alan Pergament

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

TV Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 72%

Downton Abbey: Season 4 (TV, 2014)

"It's a well-acted, entertaining downer of a season."
Posted Jun 29, 2016

Madoff: Season 1 (TV, 2016)

"I'm not sure how much is invented in the script, but one thing is clear: Dreyfuss turns out to be the real magician in making a film with so much financial detail so often entertaining."
Posted Feb 3, 2016

Baskets: Season 1 (TV, 2016)

"Baskets is a sweet, strange little comedy with amusing characters."
Posted Jan 21, 2016

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

"Overall, I'd give Noah's premiere a solid B in the opener, which started with the same opening as Stewart's program and pretty much stuck to his format."
Posted Sep 29, 2015

Vice: Special Report: Fixing the System (TV, 2015)

"Viewers concerned with the overcrowding of prisons with a high percentage of African-Americans who have been given lengthy mandatory sentences for non-violent drug crimes should watch the Vice special report by correspondent Shane Smith."
Posted Sep 28, 2015
2/4 69%

Scream Queens: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

"I found watching the pilot uncomfortable and horrifying but all of Murphy's series tend to improve."
Posted Sep 21, 2015

Minority Report: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

"It is passable entertainment, but you are better off re-watching the movie."
Posted Sep 21, 2015
2.5/4 93%

The Grinder: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

"The pilot has its moments."
Posted Sep 21, 2015
2.5/4 69%

Grandfathered: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

"Stamos is as charming as ever and there are some funny and sweet moments."
Posted Sep 21, 2015
1.5/4 67%

The Real O'Neals: Season 1 (TV, 2016)

"There are a lot of potential Irish Catholic viewers in Buffalo, but it is really, really tough to see many of them embracing this dysfunctional family."
Posted Sep 16, 2015
1.5/4 32%

Uncle Buck: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

"I cried uncle after five minutes. Watch the Candy movie instead."
Posted Sep 16, 2015
3/4 84%

Quantico: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

"The pilot is suspenseful even if it does have some copycat ideas. For example, the two leads meet in the same way that Meredith and Derek met in the pilot of Grey's Anatomy. The pilot recruited me to stay in for a few more weeks anyway."
Posted Sep 16, 2015
3/4 62%

Blood & Oil: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

"It is loaded with suspense, heart and intrigue and the scenery is gorgeous in more ways than one. Gee, I sound like I am gushing. I enjoyed it and can see it winning over Americans who don't watch football on Sunday night."
Posted Sep 16, 2015
2/4 40%

Heartbreakers: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

"It was delayed until mid-season by George's real-life pregnancy, which could give the writers a little time to repair a pilot that has so much drama that at times makes it feel like an unintentional comedy."
Posted Sep 15, 2015
2.5/4 13%

Truth Be Told: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

"Truth be told, I pretty much hated all the new comedies. I liked this one better than I expected but I can't see it making much noise on a Friday night."
Posted Sep 15, 2015
2/4 38%

The Player: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

"I wouldn't bet on success."
Posted Sep 15, 2015

Blindspot: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

"One thing is for sure. This series from Greg Berlanti is much smarter than his success last year, The Mysteries of Laura."
Posted Sep 14, 2015

Limitless: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

"The story lines are limitless, too."
Posted Sep 14, 2015

Dr. Ken: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

"This series starring Ken Jeong insults a viewer's intelligence more than Trump's presidential candidacy."
Posted Sep 14, 2015

Rosewood: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

"I would have loved it - if we were still in the 1980s."
Posted Sep 14, 2015

Code Black: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

"If people find this interesting, it will be a miracle."
Posted Sep 14, 2015

Angel From Hell: Season 1 (TV, 2016)

"Jane Lynch (Glee) is wasted as an angel who fakes having cancer in a terrible show that also wastes the post-Big Bang Theory time slot."
Posted Sep 14, 2015

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: Season 1 (TV, 2015)

"Colbert got off to an uneven start, but the show will most likely improve as he gets less nervous, more comfortable and doesn't try to stuff too much into a program."
Posted Sep 9, 2015

Mad Men: Season 7 - Person to Person (TV Episode)

"The primary feeling I had with the Sunday night finale of "Mad Men" was contentment."
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."
Posted Apr 8, 2015

Mad Men: Season 7 - Severance (TV Episode)

"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."
Posted Apr 6, 2015

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."
Posted Jan 6, 2015

Manhattan Love Story: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

"It is very cute and somewhat funny."
Posted Sep 19, 2014
2.5/4 52%

Cristela: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

"It is predictable, but cute and there are worse ways to spend 30 minutes on a Friday evening. "
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."
Posted Sep 19, 2014
2.5/4 85%

How to Get Away With Murder: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

"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. "
Posted Sep 19, 2014
2.5/4 86%

black-ish: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

"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."
Posted Sep 19, 2014
3.5/4 57%

Forever: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

"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.""
Posted Sep 19, 2014
3/4 100%

Jane the Virgin: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

"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."
Posted Sep 19, 2014
3/4 97%

The Flash: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

"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."
Posted Sep 19, 2014

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."
Posted Sep 19, 2014
1/4 57%

The McCarthys: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

"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. "
Posted Sep 19, 2014
1/4 21%

Stalker: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

"I hated it from the fiery start to the predictable end. But it is scary. Just not scary good."
Posted Sep 19, 2014
2.5/4 42%

Scorpion: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

"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."
Posted Sep 19, 2014
2.5/4 66%

Madam Secretary: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

"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. "
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. "
Posted Sep 18, 2014
2.5/4 28%

State of Affairs: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

"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."
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. "
Posted Sep 18, 2014
2.5/4 67%

A to Z: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

"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."
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."
Posted Sep 18, 2014
3/4 78%

Marry Me: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

"The first 10 minutes of the pilot are laugh out-loud funny and the secondary cast is strong."
Posted Sep 18, 2014
1.5/4 22%

The Mysteries of Laura: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

"The pilot is just silly, with the so-called mystery an afterthought. NBC didn't help things by revealing whodunit in its promos."
Posted Sep 17, 2014
1/4 17%

Mulaney: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

"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."
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."
Posted Sep 17, 2014
3.5/4 80%

Gotham: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

"I was surprised by how involving the stylish pilot was."
Posted Sep 17, 2014
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