Cheryl Wassenaar

Cheryl Wassenaar
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Culturess

tv Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Frontier: Season 2 (TV, 2016-2018) You can only relax until you see something completely bonkers unfold. And, in that respect, this show doesn't disappoint at all. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
50% Frontier: Season 1 (TV, 2016-2018) Excessive exposition is a problem all around the world, really. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
No Score Yet Poldark: Season 4 - Episode 6 (TV Episode) It's a bank failure that sets up the events of Poldark this week, but none of these events seem like much more than circling down to the final two episodes. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
No Score Yet How to Get Away With Murder: Season 5 - We Can Find Him (TV Episode) How to Get Away with Murder probably won't have a solid string of good to great episodes, but it can at least put forth a not-bad episode. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
No Score Yet Poldark: Season 4 - Episode 5 (TV Episode) All in all, even with some of the ridiculousness, this episode feels like it's setting some stuff up and showing something like character growth. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
No Score Yet How to Get Away With Murder: Season 5 - It Was the Worst Day of My Life (TV Episode) For once, the focus remains mostly on the now of the show's timeline, and much of the bloat seems trimmed down or at least more clearly tied to other aspects of the story. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
No Score Yet How to Get Away With Murder: Season 5 - It's Her Kid (TV Episode) Ultimately, this episode is a little muddy and disjointed. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
No Score Yet Poldark: Season 4 - Episode 4 (TV Episode) For all that there's an actual mine flood in this episode, after watching, it's likely that you'll remember other things more when it comes to Poldark this week. It's a shame that all of the episodes can't be like this in reaching depths of tone. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
No Score Yet Poldark: Season 4 - Episode 3 (TV Episode) This week's episode of Poldark seems a bit haphazard in quality compared to the first two, especially due to the number of plots it tires to handle. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
No Score Yet Poldark: Season 4 - Episode 2 (TV Episode) This ends up being a more somber episode in general, but there are notes of hope. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
No Score Yet Poldark: Season 4 - Episode 1 (TV Episode) This may have been the strongest premiere to Poldark since the beginning, setting what promises to be a political (and perhaps dark) season into motion while also bringing some satisfaction in the relationship arena. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
73% The Handmaid's Tale: Season 2 - The Word (TV Episode) The Handmaid's Tale is asking us to accept a lot here, and for some of it, at least, the groundwork hasn't been laid enough. This is still a good episode, yes -- but parts of it feel rushed or otherwise tacked on moreso than usual. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
64% The Handmaid's Tale: Season 2 - Postpartum (TV Episode) What does a show like The Handmaid's Tale do when it's already used its biggest narrative tricks? Slow the episode down while still providing chills. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
100% The Handmaid's Tale: Season 2 - Holly (TV Episode) No, it's not Christmastime in The Handmaid's Tale, not yet, but "Holly" ends up undercutting itself with some musical choices. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
96% The Handmaid's Tale: Season 2 - The Last Ceremony (TV Episode) If there's a lesson to 'The Last Ceremony,' or an idea in mind, it's this, to paraphrase Stephen King a bit: there is always more, and it is always worse. - Culturess EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018