Daniel Johnson

Daniel Johnson
Daniel Johnson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): ScreenRant
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T-Meter Title | Year
74% Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 9 (TV, 2000) One might consider it odd that Curb Your Enthusiasm came back after so much time with essentially the same show, but it's actually quite refreshing that it did, as the approach stays true who Larry is. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
95% Flight of the Conchords: Season 1 (TV, 2007-2009) Hilariously droll tone, clever writing and catchy musical numbers. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
100% Mr. Show With Bob and David: Season 1 (TV, 1995-1998) While the extremely low-budget show doesn't look like much today, its creative comedic concepts, memorable characters (Ronnie Dobbs), unconventional format, and bold, punk-rock attitude have earned the show credibility... - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
97% Treme: Season 1 (TV, 2010-2013) Like The Wire, Treme bravely, deftly and accurately tackled social and economic issues and institutions, such as the city's criminal-justice system, political corruption and public housing... - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
No Score Yet Shooter: Season 2 (TV, 2016-2018) Shooter is still solid genre television with refreshingly modest ambitions. Instead of breaking the mold, it is continuing to play to the strengths that made it appealing last season. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
26% Falling Water: Season 1 (TV, 2016-2018) We don't expect answers to the series' biggest questions yet, but we should at least know what the characters are striving for collectively and what's really at stake here. Otherwise, it's hard to really care about what happens each week. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
67% Ballers: Season 3 (TV, 2015-2019) Ballers continues to prove that Johnson's star power is enough to keep a series relevant. Sure, the show may not be groundbreaking in any way, but Johnson's presence makes it worth the modest time investment each week. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
80% Animal Kingdom: Season 2 (TV, 2016) Although the dramatic thrust of Animal Kingdom's second season could have been handled with a little more patience and grace, the premiere still served as an exciting way to push the action and advance the story forward. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
47% Shooter: Season 1 (TV, 2016-2018) If the series can stay focused on Swagger's story without straying too far into subplots and avoid a convoluted narrative, Shooter has a good chance to find and retain an audience looking for an action-packed, if somewhat conventional thriller. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
89% F Is for Family: Season 2 (TV, 2015-2018) F Is for Family improves in its second season, without changing much at all. It's a bit funnier, a bit smarter and perhaps even a little bit dirtier, but many will find season 2 to be a straight continuation from season 1. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
93% It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 12 (TV, 2005-2019) Even when the show slightly misfires, it still manages to find laughs in unlikely places, while its unflinching, creative approaches to original ideas keep us engaged, entertained and wondering what misadventures the Gang will be caught up in next. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
100% Bates Motel: Season 5 (TV, 2013-2017) While season 5 appears poised to tell the story of a schizophrenic killer trying to remain in the shadows, what's even more exciting about the final chapter is that it's clear the exploration of Norman Bates is not yet complete. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
96% Love: Season 2 (TV, 2016-2018) It appears Love hasn't missed a beat. So, we can reasonably expect more of the same raw energy, endearing (and not-so endearing) character flaws and relatable humor that made season 1 such an unexpected treat. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
76% Animal Kingdom: Season 1 (TV, 2016) Despite featuring a cast of mostly unknowns and being developed from foreign-produced source material, the show managed to suck viewers in... with slick production values, fine performances, taut direction and a tension-filled narrative throughline. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2016
55% The Strain: Season 3 (TV, 2014-2017) The real shame of getting so overinvolved in unnecessary subplots is that there is less time for the vampire-slaying action many come to The Strain for in the first place. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2016
70% Ballers: Season 2 (TV, 2015-2019) There is still more backstory to explain the bad blood between Andre and Spencer that the season will likely slowly reveal, but so far, the most compelling aspect of their rivalry is the notion that Spencer's real problems might be with himself. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2016
68% Animals.: Season 1 (TV, 2016-2018) Animals is a comedy that largely ignores character and story, choosing instead to lean almost solely on its concept, which isn't even that funny or original to begin with. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2016
100% It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 11 (TV, 2005-2019) The show may still be living on the fringe, but it -- along with its devoted viewers -- wouldn't have it any other way. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2016
81% The League: Season 7 (TV, 2009-2015) Even though it leaned heavily on callbacks, old gags, and player cameos, the reliable group dynamics, snappy one-liners, and organic cast chemistry still made it comedically accessible to series newcomers, while treating loyal fans. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2015
100% South Park: Season 19 (TV, 1997) Considering political correctness can often be the death knell for comedy, it's still impressive how South Park was able to wring so many laughs out of the subject while making a valid argument against P.C. mongers in its premiere. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2015
100% Bates Motel: Season 4 (TV, 2013-2017) It's clear that the series hasn't quite plunged the deepest, darkest recesses of Norman's damaged psyche. Moreover, the series proved that there's still plenty of story left to tell between the show's events and the events of Psycho. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2016
94% Key & Peele: Season 5 (TV, 2012-2015) The series still has life and is willing to take risks, which gives us faith that the new season has some treats in store for sketch comedy fans. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2015
81% Ballers: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2019) Ballers ends up scoring more points with dramatic storytelling than with a unique comedic sensibility. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2015
100% Silicon Valley: Season 3 (TV, 2014-2019) So far, season 3 has introduced an open and untraversed narrative road, so the ultimate destination is still unknown. And that's pretty exciting. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2016
94% Veep: Season 5 (TV, 2012-2019) Considering how easy it would have been for the series to take pot shots at any one of the presidential candidates, it was even more refreshing and commendable to see it remain focused on its own zany political circus. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2016
85% The Last Man on Earth: Season 2 (TV, 2015-2018) The show's original concept and the comedic sensibility of Forte, its series creator and star, give us confidence that the series will retain the funny, no matter which direction it ends up going. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2015
100% New Girl: Season 5 (TV, 2011-2018) After all, people can change, but certain parts of one's personality usually don't. And fortunately, New Girl's writers are smart enough to have realized that the time had come to push their characters forward without changing who they truly are. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2016
30% Uncle Buck: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) Unfortunately, the property's latest iteration doesn't provide a satisfactory or substantive answer on why Uncle Buck needed to come back to television. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2016
48% Powers: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) Unfortunately, in the case of the TV show Powers, the sum of its parts is left less than whole, because those parts are flawed and unfulfilling right from the get-go. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2015
84% F Is for Family: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2018) It's somewhat crudely animated and is as vulgar and profane as any sitcom ever created; yet, at the same time, it's surprisingly heartfelt and occasionally optimistic, lending the final product a satisfying balance of dark humor and genuine affection. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2015
68% Scream Queens: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) Not only does the show play well, but it looks great doing it, too. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2015
87% Love: Season 1 (TV, 2016-2018) Less driven by meticulously crafted jokes, punchy dialogue and wacky sight gags, the humor of Love is wrought from the more realistic and melancholic places of damaged relationships, loneliness and the longing for genuine connection. - ScreenRant EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016