Ciara Monya

Ciara Monya
Ciara Monya's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): TV Equals
Publications: TV Equals

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Hell's Kitchen: Season 9 (TV, 2005) The cliffhanger -- if you could call it that -- at the end of last night's episode turned out to be much ado about nothing. - TV Equals EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
100% Parenthood: Season 3 (TV, 2010-2015) It was in many ways as good a premiere for this type of show as you could hope for: there're plenty of things for fans of the show to latch on to: family dynamics, heart, humor, awkwardness. - TV Equals EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
90% Burn Notice: Season 5 (TV, 2007-2013) What he [Matt Lauria] lacks in intensity however, he makes up for with charm and likability. He is a really likable guy and in the end stepping out of his comfort zone does not become a problem. - TV Equals EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
100% Leverage: Season 4 (TV, 2008-2012) These characters are good looking, smart, ultra cool, super talented and they each have their own interesting personalities and relationships and we care about what they do which is why Leverage is one of the better offerings of the summer. - TV Equals EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
75% The Borgias: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2013) Spent most of its time establishing the character and the world. It did quite a good job of this and I hope now that that business is out of the way the show evolves from a Jeremy Irons' performance vehicle and into something far more gleefully nefarious. - TV Equals EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
88% Smallville: Season 10 (TV, 2001-2011) Smallville, with its inevitable ending, suffered from hubris and greed on the part of the producers and network. - TV Equals EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
33% Rookie Blue: Season 1 (TV, 2010-2015) The writing is amusing and the uniformly strong acting makes all but the corniest moments of cheesy dialogue work. - TV Equals EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
100% Merlin: Season 4 (TV, 2009-2012) There were a few cool bits in this episode. Gaius convincing Arthur to take Merlin more seriously is a moment I did not expect but after four years I it welcomed it enthusiastically. - TV Equals EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
83% Merlin: Season 3 (TV, 2009-2012) Colin Morgan is doing such a good job as Merlin. - TV Equals EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
20% The Secret Life of the American Teenager: Season 5 (TV, 2008-2013) It was... a terrible terrible show. - TV Equals EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
100% Medium: Season 7 (TV, 2005-2011) Medium has always excelled at the creepy and grotesque. - TV Equals EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
95% Boardwalk Empire: Season 1 (TV, 2010-2014) I just hope the rest of the episodes are as deliciously brutal and beautiful as the first. - TV Equals EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
100% Misfits: Series 3 (TV, 2009-2013) It was an entertaining episode, but an inauspicious beginning to a series I've always loved. Hopefully the writers have got a few tricks up their sleeves. - TV Equals EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
86% Misfits: Series 2 (TV, 2009-2013) It suffered a bit plotwise but with the other elements firmly in check, that could be overlooked. - TV Equals EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
No Score Yet The Simpsons: Season 22 (TV, 1989) The writing could have been better... - TV Equals EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
95% The Good Wife: Season 3 (TV, 2009-2016) Outside of the driving force of the episode, this was a stellar, sexy, strong return to form for the best network drama on television and one of the best television shows, full stop. - TV Equals EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
100% The Good Wife: Season 2 (TV, 2009-2016) So many things happen in an episode, yet the direction and editing are so good it never feels cluttered. - TV Equals EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
75% Chuck: Season 4 (TV, 2007-2012) This [finale] was pretty lacklustre. - TV Equals EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
100% Chuck: Season 5 (TV, 2007-2012) I'm glad that Chuck is back - TV Equals EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
91% The Walking Dead: Season 1 - Wildfire (TV Episode) It's still nowhere near great, and the characters aren't half as interesting as the characters on other television shows. - TV Equals EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2015
91% The Walking Dead: Season 1 - Vatos (TV Episode) I have always been of the opinion that an average episode/movie/novel can be salvaged by a great ending, and that theory would certainly apply to this uneven and at times bewildering episode of The Walking Dead. - TV Equals EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2015
75% The Walking Dead: Season 1 - Guts (TV Episode) I'm concerned this show is heading into the PUW territory: pretty useless woman. Blonde chick doesn't realize her safety's off. Em, how long has she been allowed to hold a gun? - TV Equals EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2015
100% The Walking Dead: Season 1 - Days Gone Bye (TV Episode) The visuals were amazing, especially the desolate Atlanta and, of course, the zombies themselves. There was no hint of the show getting bogged down with CGI. - TV Equals EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2015
100% Game of Thrones: Season 1 - Fire and Blood (TV Episode) The finale ramped up the stakes for each of the characters we've grown to love (and love to hate) while still setting up for season two without appearing to be fixated on setting up the second season. - TV Equals EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2016
100% Game of Thrones: Season 1 - Winter Is Coming (TV Episode) What struck me within the first seven or so minutes was that this is quite possibly the first time I've ever tuned in to a television series and found myself thinking I was watching a film. - TV Equals EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2016