Ashley Bissette Sumerel

Ashley Bissette Sumerel
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Publications: TV Fanatic, Tell-Tale TV

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 60% Away: Season 1 (TV, 2020) It's a character-driven, heartfelt drama series that also lets us enjoy the feeling of traveling to outer space. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
4.5/5 No Score Yet Perry Mason: Season 1 - Chapter 6 (TV Episode) Everything just clicks, and it's incredibly satisfying. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2020
3.5/5 No Score Yet (TV, ) Ultimately, though, this is a story with a lot of heart, and it's one that sees many of its characters grappling to figure out who they are and who they want to be. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2020
3.5/5 77% Perry Mason: Season 1 (TV, 2020) From the start, it's obvious that Matthew Rhys was the right choice for this role. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
4/5 79% Stateless: Season 1 (TV, 2020) All of these pieces work together to create a series that is captivating, haunting, and timely. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet One Day at a Time: Season 4 - The Politics Episode (TV Episode) It's impressive that the show managed to adapt in this way, and even more so that it did so with such an important episode. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
4/5 80% Hightown: Season 1 (TV, 2020) Chicago Fire alum Monica Raymund returns to our television screens in a role that truly allows her to shine. Hightown ... is a gritty, compelling story about addiction set in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet (TV Episode) It works well a season finale, and it certainly leaves its audience feeling a wide range of emotions. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Chicago Fire: Season 8 - Light Things Up (TV Episode) Chicago Fire Season 8 Episode 19, "Light Things Up," is one of the best episodes of the season. And no, that's not just because we get a chance to see our favorite firefighters dressed in formal wear. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
5/5 No Score Yet One Day at a Time: Season 4 - Boundaries (TV Episode) It's a funny, brilliant, and bold episode that proves why the show is so special. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
4.5/5 100% One Day at a Time: Season 4 (TV, 2017) It feels as though nothing has changed. It's all familiar and the characters are as funny and endearing as they always were. The writing is just as witty, too. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
3.5/5 No Score Yet Grey's Anatomy: Season 16 - Sing It Again (TV Episode) I don't like what's happening with Richard Webber, but my goodness, it's a great opportunity for James Pickens Jr. to shine. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2020
5/5 97% Ozark: Season 3 (TV, 2017) Just as the first two seasons did so well, the third season offers a perfect balance of suspense and character development as it moves its plot forward. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
91% Grey's Anatomy: Season 11 (TV, 2005) I like the addition of Geena Davis to the cast, and even more, I like that she offers the opportunity for us to see a main character learning from someone again. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
3.5/5 No Score Yet Grey's Anatomy: Season 16 - Leave a Light On (TV Episode) Given the circumstances, the ending that's revealed for Alex Karev on Grey's Anatomy Season 16 Episode 16, "Leave a Light On," is the best possible scenario. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet (TV Episode) It's always a good time seeing the teams from Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. come together for a seamless crossover, even when the story feels a bit too contrived. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Chicago Fire: Season 8 - Off the Grid (TV Episode) It's always a good time seeing the teams from Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. come together for a seamless crossover, even when the story feels a bit too contrived. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Chicago Fire: Season 8 - A Chicago Welcome (TV Episode) I talk a lot about how Chicago Fire centers itself on the idea of found family, and that's absolutely the direction this storyline takes. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2020
3.5/5 No Score Yet Grey's Anatomy: Season 16 - A Diagnosis (TV Episode) The setup of this has clearly been a long time coming, which is brilliant writing, and enough to make we want to go back and look for clues in previous episodes. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2020
5/5 No Score Yet The Good Place: Season 4 - Whenever You're Ready (TV Episode) The Good Place is getting at that fundamental human desire and presenting an idea about the afterlife that feels completely universal. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2020
4.5/5 No Score Yet The Good Place: Season 4 - Mondays, Am i Right ? (TV Episode) ...the story it's telling is one that implores its audience to expand their thinking when it comes to human nature. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
5/5 No Score Yet The Good Place: Season 4 - Patty (TV Episode) For a show to be this hilarious while being so meaningful and presenting such thoughtfully developed characters is what really makes The Good Place unique. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
3.5/5 No Score Yet Grey's Anatomy: Season 16 - Help Me Through the Night (TV Episode) ...what it lacks is much connection at all to Station 19, even though this is all presented as a major crossover event. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2020
4/5 75% Dickinson: Season 1 (TV, 2019) [It's] a teen comedy that re-imagines Emily Dickinson and her life in a way that is bizarre, bold, and entirely entertaining. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
2.5/5 53% Reprisal: Season 1 (TV, 2019) Reprisal is ultimately a disappointment. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet Chicago Fire: Season 8 (TV, 2012) Gabby's return to the fire station is nice. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
4/5 82% The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 3 (TV, 2017-2019) The season is enjoyable, and I think great things are being done with Midge's character in particular. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
4.5/5 100% The Good Place: Season 4 (TV, 2016) I have no doubt that Chidi can solve the puzzle, now more than ever. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
4/5 100% Grey's Anatomy: Season 16 (TV, 2005) The cliffhanger that will really lead us there is one we couldn't have seen coming. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Chicago Fire: Season 8 - Infection, Part 1 (TV Episode) This is how you do a crossover, folks. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet The Good Place: Season 4 - Employee of the Bearimy (TV Episode) It all seems great until the real Vicky in a Michael suit shows up, which on top of everything else only showcases how insanely talented Ted Danson is. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2019
4.5/5 No Score Yet The Good Place: Season 4 - Tinker, Tailor, Demon, Spy (TV Episode) There's a vulnerability to Michael now because of how much he's changed. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Grey's Anatomy: Season 16 - Reunited (TV Episode) It's fine, and the message about family is a nice one, but it's also a bit forced. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2019
5/5 No Score Yet Grey's Anatomy: Season 16 - Breathe Again (TV Episode) Grey's Anatomy deals with mental health in a powerful way once again. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2019
4/5 75% Modern Love: Season 1 (TV, 2019) ...while I can't help but think many of these stories could be more "modern," what's most significant is that Modern Love isn't always focused on romantic love. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2019
4.5/5 No Score Yet Grey's Anatomy: Season 16 - Back in the Saddle (TV Episode) New beginnings breathe new life into Grey's Anatomy at just the right time. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2019
4.5/5 80% Suits: Season 9 (TV, 2011-2019) It's a smart way to end, bringing it all full circle and tugging on our heartstrings along the way, reminding us that this story was always about their friendship and their mentorship. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
5/5 No Score Yet Suits: Season 9 - Prisoner's Dilemma (TV Episode) Suits Season 9 Episode 8, "Prisoner's Dilemma," is not only one of the best episodes of the final season so far, but it masterfully continues to bring stories full circle, show growth, and begin winding toward a clear conclusion for the show. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
4.5/5 No Score Yet Suits: Season 9 - Thunder Away (TV Episode) Suits continues to do everything right as it starts wrapping up its final season. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
4.5/5 No Score Yet Suits: Season 9 - One Last Con (TV Episode) The Suits series finale ends in the best and most satisfying way possible. It's poetic, emotional, and bittersweet as it offers both endings and new beginnings. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Suits: Season 9 - Cairo (TV Episode) Some of this story is a bit clunky, and quite frankly, another episode or two to dig into it might have helped. Still, it's nice to continue to see Harvey growing as a person. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2019
3.5/5 72% Pearson: Season 1 (TV, 2019) The show feels like it's still finding its footing in the first few episodes, but once it does, it soars. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2019
4.5/5 No Score Yet Whiskey Cavalier: Season 1 - Czech Mate (TV Episode) ..."Czech Mate" proves why this show deserves more attention and another season. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
4.5/5 No Score Yet The Big Bang Theory: Season 12 - The Change Constant/The Stockholm Syndrome (TV Episode) A lot of things come full circle for what is an emotional, well-written, and mostly satisfying conclusion to The Big Bang Theory. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2019
87% Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (TV, 2000-2016) The best television finales are often the ones that are controversial, and that rings true more than ever for Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 16, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Chicago Fire: Season 7 - Try Like Hell (TV Episode) It's all fine and it's entertaining, but it does feel like we're going around in circles a bit. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Grey's Anatomy: Season 15 - Drawn to the Blood (TV Episode) Much of the episode is centered on where relationships stand, which, considering this season was billed as the season of love, feels like an appropriate way to head into the season finale. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet Grey's Anatomy: Season 15 - Head Over High Heels (TV Episode) There's a little too much happening on Grey's Anatomy Season 15 Episode 22, ... but that doesn't mean it doesn't have its standout moments. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2019
5/5 No Score Yet Grey's Anatomy: Season 15 - Silent All These Years (TV Episode) Grey's Anatomy ... explores rape and consent in one of the most powerful, important, and emotional episodes of the show's run. - Tell-Tale TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2019
4.5/5 79% The Librarians: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2018) I this is a fantastic start to the series, and I look forward to seeing more. It reminds me a bit of a cross between Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Indiana Jones, and that love-child has to make for great television! - TV Fanatic EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019