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Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
96% The Americans: Season 5 (TV, 2017) I am happy to report that the first three episodes of season five available for review set up a strong season and don't disappoint.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2017
92% Big Little Lies: Miniseries (TV, 2017) The series about little lies that become big issues written by David E. Kelley... is beautifully shot, has an excellent musical score, a decent homicide mystery and an A list cast to die for.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2017
100% Lovesick: Season 2 (TV, 2016) Lovesick uses the This Is Us approach to storytelling in that episodes go back and forth from the past to the present to reveal how these mostly adorable characters deal with the confusion, awkwardness and joy of love.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
88% Love: Season 1 (TV, 2016) Love is a sweet comedy with a healthy dose of sex and sex games that Apatow's movies and programs have become known for over the years.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
59% 24: Legacy: Season 1 (TV, 2017) The new version has the same kind of tension, implausible moments and ridiculously complicated personal situations as the original... In other words, it should appeal to fans of the original who are willing to suspend disbelief.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
68% 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.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2016
70% Baskets: Season 1 (TV, 2016) Baskets is a sweet, strange little comedy with amusing characters.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2016
80% 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.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2015
77% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) 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.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 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.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2015
29% Minority Report: Season 1 (TV, 2015) It is passable entertainment, but you are better off re-watching the movie.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2015
41% 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.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 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.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2015
7% Dr. Ken: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) This series starring Ken Jeong insults a viewer's intelligence more than Trump's presidential candidacy.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2015
2.5/4 69% Grandfathered: Season 1 (TV, 2015) Stamos is as charming as ever and there are some funny and sweet moments.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2015
3/4 82% Quantico: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) 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.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2015
3/4 63% 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.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2015
2/4 39% The Player: Season 1 (TV, 2015) I wouldn't bet on success.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2015
9% Rosewood: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) I would have loved it - if we were still in the 1980s.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2015
57% Limitless: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) The story lines are limitless, too.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2015
67% Blindspot: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) One thing is for sure. This series from Greg Berlanti is much smarter than his success last year, The Mysteries of Laura.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 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
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2015
2.5/4 93% The Grinder: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) The pilot has its moments.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2015
1.5/4 32% Uncle Buck: Season 1 (TV, 2015) I cried uncle after five minutes. Watch the Candy movie instead.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2015
51% Code Black: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) If people find this interesting, it will be a miracle.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2015
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) 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.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2015
3/4 72% Downton Abbey: Season 4 (TV, 2014) It's a well-acted, entertaining downer of a season.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
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.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 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.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2015
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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2014
27% Manhattan Love Story: Season 1 (TV, 2014) It is very cute and somewhat funny.‐ Buffalo News
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2014
1.5/4 24% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2014
2.5/4 28% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2014
3/4 78% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 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
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 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
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 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
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2014
2.5/4 85% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 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
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2014
95% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2015
2.5/4 42% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2014