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Ben Bowman

Ben Bowman
Ben Bowman's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): RedEye

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 76% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Hearts Still Beating (TV Episode) What a frustrating show this is. Whenever The Walking Dead hints at major changes that could upset the status quo, the show bends over backward to put things back the way they were. ‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
3/4 74% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Sing Me a Song (TV Episode) Although the episode ends too abruptly, leaving all the resolution for the midseason finale, "Sing Me a Song" stands out as one of the better efforts of the half-season.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
59% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Swear (TV Episode) Ratings are in a free fall for The Walking Dead [because] the showrunners have finally realized they don't have enough story to fill an entire season, so we're relegated to these stand-alone episodes focusing on fringe characters we don't care about.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2016
76% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Go Getters (TV Episode) The audience at home has to suffer through one of the worst episodes in the history of The Walking Dead.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2016
61% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Service (TV Episode) It's fair to wonder how long this show plans to milk this misery porn before giving us a glimpse of a way out.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2016
72% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - The Cell (TV Episode) Aside from providing more background about Negan's rules and consequences, the episode fails to work. The main problem is that the story positions Dwight as the protagonist. He's an unlikable character.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
3/4 95% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - The Well (TV Episode) Though "The Well" is shaky in its first few acts, the episode redeems itself in the end, presenting one of the deepest characters the show has ever put forth.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2016
64% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - The Day Will Come When You Won't Be (TV Episode) Rick's Snot Bubble: Honestly, one of the better acting performances we've seen on the show. It appeared and vanished in a moment of pure honesty. It will be missed.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2016
98% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - The Winds of Winter (TV Episode) After a season of delayed gratification, all the chickens, sparrows and ravens came home to roost in a blockbuster episode that ranks among the best Game of Thrones hours ever. ‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2016
85% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - No One (TV Episode) Since undoing last season's weird cliffhangers, the show has been dog-paddling in place, refusing to allow any major developments. That tactic is getting a little old.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2016
3/4 96% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - The Broken Man (TV Episode) verything we saw in "The Broken Man" was excellent, but it's hard not to miss the unpredictability of the old Game of Thrones.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
2/4 90% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - Blood of My Blood (TV Episode) After the best episode of this season, "Game of Thrones" downshifts to do some housekeeping in "Blood of My Blood." Part of the problem with a world this vast is that there are lots of loose ends to tie up. ‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted May 30, 2016
98% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - The Door (TV Episode) "The Door" was the best episode of the young season as almost every single storyline blossomed.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted May 22, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - Book of the Stranger (TV Episode) While the reunions were satisfying, it still seems the showrunners are delaying any major conflicts until season's end. At least the wheels are in motion for some action.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted May 15, 2016
89% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - Oathbreaker (TV Episode) Battle is always more entertaining than bullying. We need our main characters off the sidelines and into the fray soon.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted May 8, 2016
3/4 88% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - Home (TV Episode) After a series of arbitrary missteps toward the end of last season, Game of Thrones has almost completed a full U-turn back into its groove. ‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted May 2, 2016
2/4 84% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - The Red Woman (TV Episode) Very little changed. Let's hope next week brings some bolder moves.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2016
2/4 75% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 - The Good Man (TV Episode) Is it worth returning? Maybe it will be appointment viewing for zombie die-hards, but the show is offering very little to the average viewer.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2015
3/4 76% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 - Cobalt (TV Episode) After its weakest episode to date, it appeared "Fear the Walking Dead" had flatlined. Now, with its best episode, "Cobalt," the series appears to be back from the dead.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2015
1/4 86% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 - Not Fade Away (TV Episode) You might conjure all sorts of thrilling scenarios. And if that's the case, please apply to be a writer for Fear the Walking Dead. A fantastic premise is rotting in the presence of flimsy characters, minimal action and a total lack of humor.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2015
1.5/4 67% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 - The Dog (TV Episode) Three episodes deep, Fear the Walking Dead has given us little reason to root for these survivors. ‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2015
2.5/4 86% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 - So Close, Yet So Far (TV Episode) The episode's strongest moment was executed with a minimum of screen time. ‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2015
91% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 - Pilot (TV Episode) There's a problem with a pilot when your sullen main characters are the ones you wish were most likely to be eaten.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2015
61% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken (TV Episode) The episode was a landmark for Theon.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted May 18, 2015
97% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Kill the Boy (TV Episode) In a world like Westeros, change is often the result of bloody intervention, literally or figuratively.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted May 11, 2015
100% Game of Thrones: Season 5 - Sons of the Harpy (TV Episode) This episode played out like an extended Iraq War metaphor. The people in charge of our various realms may sit on thrones, but insurgencies are quickly becoming a growing threat to those in power.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted May 4, 2015
3.5/4 98% Ash vs Evil Dead: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) Although you may have to deal with your own demonic force by calling Comcast to add Starz to your cable package before Halloween, Ash vs. Evil Dead is the best reason to add a premium channel since Game of Thrones.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2015
65% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - East (TV Episode) This episode had some solid moments, specifically Glenn and Morgan questioning Daryl and Rick, but very little of this adventure made sense.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2016
59% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Twice as Far (TV Episode) The collective show IQ drops about 50 points during these midseason misadventures.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2016
97% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - The Same Boat (TV Episode) "The Same Boat" was basically "Die Hard" in a zombie-filled bunker... After last week's action-packed adventure, this bottle episode moved at a slower pace, but provided some interesting context to Carol's state of mind.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2016
96% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Not Tomorrow Yet (TV Episode) Unlike the sillier episodes of the series, this edition was sleek and well-paced. The characters you love are bracing for war, the emotion weighs on them and the result is an excellently crafted race to the edge of a cliff.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2016
96% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Knots Untie (TV Episode) The Walking Dead works best when it gives its characters something to do in addition to their regular zombie-stompin' duties. Maggie proves a pretty adept negotiator, getting the same deal as The Saviors without resorting to violence.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2016
94% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - The Next World (TV Episode) This guy [Jesus] is an MVP in the making, even if his beard and mustache look super-fake.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
4/4 94% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Thank You (TV Episode) In this masterpiece of an episode, God appears to be looking down and shrugging his shoulders. The apocalypse is out of His hands.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2015
2.5/4 97% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - JSS (TV Episode) More often than not, The Walking Dead rolls out episodes like this one: Full of action, light on reasons to care. It's like eating a big bowl of candy for dinner. When the sugar rush fades, it just feels like empty calories.‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2015
77% The Walking Dead: Season 6 (TV, 2015-2016) It's taken us six seasons to get to a point where we know this much about the characters. A better show would have gotten us there sooner. Maybe "The Walking Dead" has finally turned the corner. ‐ RedEye
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2015