Dalton Ross

Dalton Ross
Dalton Ross's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Entertainment Weekly
Publications: Entertainment Weekly

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T-Meter Title | Year
20% The Amazing Race: Season 8 (TV, 2013-2015) Look, watching parents and children argue is just plain depressing, and if I want to see goofy kids in allegedly cute and hilarious situations, I'll turn on America's Funniest Home Videos, thank you very much. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
20% Survivor: Vanuatu -- Islands of Fire (TV, 2013-2016) It's been too predictable, and while there are some fun characters to check out (Sarge, Twila, Crazy Rory), there really isn't anyone to root for. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
No Score Yet Survivor: Kaoh Rong - Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty (TV, 2013-2016) There were legitimate moments of glory that elevated the proceedings and turned this season into a solid, if unspectacular, entry. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
No Score Yet Survivor: One World (TV, 2013-2016) I do think the "One World" concept was a solid one. But, man, what a thoroughly uninspiring cast. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
No Score Yet Survivor: South Pacific (TV, 2013-2016) There is one thing I really did dig about this season, and that is the cast. I was invested in the players and their fates -- the ones I wanted to do well, and not so well. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
40% Survivor: Nicaragua (TV, 2013-2016) Splitting the tribes up by age and the Medallion of Power were both enormous flops. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
60% Survivor: Fiji (TV, 2013-2016) With the exception of Yau-Man and Earl, a true bummer of a cast, and the "Haves Vs. Have-Nots" twist was one of the worst creative decisions in Survivor history. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
80% Survivor: Guatemala -- The Mayan Empire (TV, 2013-2016) One of the more unlikable casts so far. (Remember Judd? Jamie? Stephenie's evil twin?). - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
56% Survivor: Redemption Island (TV, 2013-2016) It certainly was entertaining at times watching Rob strategize (the most dominant showing ever) and Phillip philosophize (the craziest showing ever), just not very dramatic. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
40% Survivor: Gabon -- Earth's Last Eden (TV, 2013-2016) It got better near the end, but it was still a case of too little, too late. The fact that so many unworthy players went so far is simply too damning. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
60% Survivor: Panama -- Exile Island (TV, 2013-2016) Terry was robbed on a final challenge that may or may not have been completely fair. Another unmemorable final two. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
100% Survivor: Tocantins -- The Brazilian Highlands (TV, 2013-2016) The unlikely alliance between bookish northerner Fishbach and country boy J.T. definitely made for a compelling thread throughout the season. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
40% Survivor: Thailand (TV, 2013-2016) This can't be the way creator/producer Mark Burnett envisioned it. Basically, for the past two months we knew EXACTLY where this was going, and if there's one thing "Survivor" is NOT supposed to be, it's predictable. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
60% Survivor: Africa (TV, 2013-2016) Some great challenges. Not that much else was great. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
50% Survivor: All-Stars (TV, 2013-2016) A bit of a letdown, but man, were there some hate-fueled fireworks at those final few Tribal Councils. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
83% Survivor: The Australian Outback (TV, 2013-2016) Solid but unspectacular. Pretty predictable boot order as well. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
100% Survivor: Marquesas (TV, 2013-2016) Let's hear it, too, for our old pal "Survivor." It went off and became a star, and now it's returned to its roots - a little humbler, a little wiser, but really the same old show we knew back before it got so big. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
A 83% Survivor: Pearl Islands (TV, 2013-2016) For all the tricks Burnett loves to pull out of his bag, nothing can match the pure drama of watching a bodybuilder run away from a lowly pelican. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
No Score Yet Survivor: The Amazon (TV, 2013-2016) So the most insane, hilarious, naked, unpredictable season of "Survivor" ever is now in the books. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
No Score Yet Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X (TV, 2013-2016) It was madness and chaos in the best way possible. And what was so fascinating was that (with the exception of Michaela) nobody took their ouster personally. This was a season remarkably free of any sort of fighting whatsoever. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
No Score Yet Survivor: Cambodia -- Second Chance (TV, 2013-2016) The Survivor producers always throw a bunch of twists out there. Usually some work and some don't. This season, they all paid dividends. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
No Score Yet Survivor: Cagayan (TV, 2013-2016) It was an intoxicating mix of terrific and terrible gameplay in which the big personalities (Tony, Spencer, Kass) weren't just personalities -- they actually were there to play the game. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
No Score Yet Survivor: Blood vs. Water (TV, 2013-2016) For strategy nerds like myself, it was like opening a brand new Christmas present each and every week as new layers were revealed. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
71% Survivor: Samoa (TV, 2013-2016) Russell's controlling of the game (especially post-merge when his side was down 8-4) was truly a work of art. Evil genius art. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
No Score Yet Survivor: Caramoan Fans vs. Favorites (TV, 2013-2016) Everything post-merge was spectacular. I can't remember a time when there were so many moves and countermoves so late in the season. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
No Score Yet Survivor: Philippines (TV, 2013-2016) The casting and storylines that developed gave us people to root for and against -- something every great Survivor season needs. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
100% Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains (TV, 2013-2016) The Russell vs. Boston Rob feud made for the best pre-merge run of episodes ever, and the greatness just kept on coming. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
100% Survivor: Micronesia -- Fans vs. Favorites (TV, 2013-2016) The most enjoyable... If I wanted to watch one season again, it would be Micronesia. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
100% Survivor: Cook Islands (TV, 2013-2016) What a difference a mutiny makes. It was listless until that fateful moment when Candice and Penner stepped off the mat. Then we finally had underdogs to root for. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
100% Survivor: China (TV, 2013-2016) I've always loved this season. It featured a really good cast stuck in a really bad location. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
86% Survivor: Palau (TV, 2013-2016) The challenges may have been Survivor's best ever. What's interesting about Palau is that we basically all knew Tom would win from episode one, but it was still gripping nonetheless. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
100% Bewitched: Season 1 (TV, 1964-1972) For 1964, a conventional suburban comedy with a most unconventional witch in the lead role was inventive, certainly more inventive than a certain Hollywood remake, so you can hardly blame producers for milking Samantha's trademark nose twitch - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
100% The Muppet Show: Season 2 (TV, 1976-1981) When Milton Berle takes the stage to do a stand-up routine, he gets into a hilarious back-and-forth with hecklers Statler & Waldorf. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
B+ 100% The Muppet Show: Season 1 (TV, 1976-1981) Most of the jokes are so corny they make Laugh-In seem nuanced, and the characters had yet to adopt their now-familiar look and sound... The notable exception to the hodgepodge of random skits is the Vincent Price episode. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
No Score Yet The King of Queens: Season 6 (TV, 1998-2007) King has developed into network TV's scrappiest situation comedy. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
A- 100% Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 1 (TV, 1955-1962) Season 1 features actors like Joseph Cotten, Joanne Woodward, John Forsythe, Cloris Leachman, and Claude Rains (as well as a struggling young thespian named Aaron Spelling), but the man in the silhouette steals the show. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
B+ 80% Desperate Housewives: Season 1 (TV, 2004-2012) Such audacity - plus one supremely gripping mystery - is what made the ABC series Desperate Housewives such an immediate sensation. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
B+ 91% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 1 (TV, 2000-2015) This new drama about Las Vegas crime scene investigators is punctuated by high tech gadgets, smart dialogue, and some really nifty camera work. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
A 100% Spider-Man: Season 1 (TV, 1967-1970) The simplistic drawing may seem dated, but we're caught in its web of campy charm. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
94% Sons of Anarchy: Season 7 - Papa's Goods (TV Episode) The finale was a fitting and unpredictable final chapter to a season in which creator Kurt Sutter dared us to continue rooting for the main protagonist, even as that protagonist did terrible things. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2015
B 90% Bates Motel: Season 2 (TV, 2013-2017) There's no better one-two punch on TV today than Bates Motel's Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2014
B 69% Almost Human: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014) At its core, Almost Human boils down to a show about a mismatched pair of cops - in this case, Michael Ealy (who plays the android) and Karl Urban (who plays the android-hating human) - and the truth is, their chemistry is fantastic. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2013
B- 86% Smallville: Season 3 (TV, 2001-2011) When Smallville blasted its way into the TV universe, it offered the promise of a unique, coming-of-age take on the Superman story. Now in season 3, the show sometimes delivers on that promise but more often stumbles. - Entertainment Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2003