Claire Zulkey

Claire Zulkey
Claire Zulkey's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): AV Club
Publications: AV Club

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet So You Think You Can Dance : Season 6 (TV, 2005) The season might have had a few growing pains settling into the fall schedule, but talent-wise it was one of the best. - Los Angeles Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
B+ 67% American Idol: Season 10 (TV, 2002-2016) We have about five thousand years before we actually get to the performance episodes, so I don't want to make any premature predictions, but I am optimistic about this season, if just for the reason that it's not going to be last season. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
A- No Score Yet American Idol: Season 7 (TV, 2002-2016) I don't disagree that maybe it was one of the strongest seasons, talent-wise, but that plus all the bells and whistles didn't necessarily make it more compelling. Maybe it was that with extra-polished singers come extra-polished personalties. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
B- No Score Yet American Idol: Season 8 (TV, 2002-2016) Maybe this season of [American] Idol become the Labradoodle of television: immensely popular, cuddly, trendy and maligned by over-educated people who like to complain. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
B 60% American Idol: Season 9 (TV, 2002-2016) I had fun watching the stupid show. I'm pretty sure there are going to be six weeks of auditions or something wack like that but for tonight, I was OK with following along for another round. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
A- No Score Yet The Voice: Season 2 (TV, 2011) Glad to have a reason to check out The Voice, which, who knows, I may switch over to after this season of Idol is over, depending on how much it ends up enraging me. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
B+ 75% The Big C: Season 2 (TV, 2010-2013) The series feels much more relaxed now that Cathy and Paul are back together. Linney and Oliver Platt have such easy chemistry that their broken marriage of last season seemed like a waste. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
B+ 74% The Big C: Season 1 (TV, 2010-2013) Could be disingenuously sassy and insincere, but Linney's just that good, even when it's as basic as her vulnerable, open face transitioning into her beaming smile. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
A- 64% The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret: Season 1 (TV, 2010-2016) There's something Costanza-esque about Todd: just as you get close to pitying and rooting for the guy, he weaves a web of lies so pointless and idiotic, or starts thinking so highly of himself, that you realize he pretty much deserves everything he gets. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
A- No Score Yet RuPaul's Drag Race: Season 3 (TV, 2009) It's the little moments that make this show great to me, like when Venus revealed that she's had plastic surgery to look more like Madonna. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
B+ 67% Saturday Night Live: Season 35 (TV, 1975) As I've said I'm a sucker for any SNL episode where we see new material, and if that's combined with an enthusiastic host and a good dose of weirdness, I'm in. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
54% Sex and the City: Season 1 (TV, 1998-2004) It is a completely overrated half-hour of viewing, yet its viewers have been successfully programmed to believe they're missing a major chunk of American culture by not tuning in. - Flak Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
A- 75% Summer Heights High: Season 1 (TV, 2008) A perfectly entertaining, well-made and sharp-witted comedy made for fans of shows like The Office and films such as Waiting for Guffman. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
B 54% Angry Boys: Season 1 (TV, 2011) Lilley is one of those creative forces you want to keep an eye on because you'll still be impressed by the magnitude, scale, and vision of his projects, even if the laughs are uneven or even uncomfortable. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2012