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David S.E. Zapanta

David S.E. Zapanta
David S.E. Zapanta's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Den of Geek

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/5 67% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 4 - I Lose Myself (TV Episode) Feels less like a season finale than it does a series finale. Were the latter true, I'd be more at peace in writing this show off. Because in its current state, this isn't the Fear I once eagerly championed... That show is dead.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
3/5 43% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 4 - I Lose People... (TV Episode) Walks a fine line between happy and hokey. Whichever side of this line you fall on has a lot to do with your patience for plot contrivances, of which there are many. ‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
4/5 57% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 4 - MM 54 (TV Episode) A strong ensemble episode that gives each character their time to shine -- or to fail. In Wendell's case, the former is certainly true.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
4/5 67% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 4 - Blackjack (TV Episode) If you can suspend disbelief long enough to get past an awful lot of coincidences, "Blackjack" is very entertaining in a way that the show hasn't been since losing Nick.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
3.5/5 67% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 4 - Weak (TV Episode) One of Fear's overall strengths has always been its strong cinematography, and "Weak" is no exception. Domingo knows how to frame a shot and how to build a mood. That being said, this episode's writing is perhaps its weakest link.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
100% Preacher: Season 3 - The Light Above (TV Episode) The season-ending "The Light Above" wobbles a little bit, but nevertheless delivers a fun, satisfying finale. ‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
3.5/5 83% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 4 - The Code (TV Episode) I do enjoy when Fear takes a more philosophical approach to the apocalypse, as "The Code" does. And Morgan is a great lens for reexamining what really matters in life. ‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
4/5 80% Preacher: Season 3 - Schwanzkopf (TV Episode) The upside to all of this, I suppose, is that Jesse is now once again in full command of the Voice of God. This is a long overdue moment, one that's eluded Jesse the entire season.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
4.5/5 100% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 4 - Close Your Eyes (TV Episode) Haunting cinematography, a palpable sense of dread, and what is arguably a career-defining performance from Alycia Debnam-Carey combine to create a powerful, artfully directed episode. ‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
3.5/5 83% Preacher: Season 3 - The Tom/Brady (TV Episode) Were it not for Genesis, would Jesse Custer even matter in his own show? Luckily, in "The Tom/Brady" the answer is a resounding yes.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
4.5/5 64% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 4 - People Like Us (TV Episode) What do traditional notions of identity, home, and family mean anymore in the absence of a structured society?... These are heady questions for a zombie show to ask, and "People Like Us" does its best to answer them.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
3.5/5 100% Preacher: Season 3 - Hilter (TV Episode) Overall, "Hitler" hits the mark most of the time, but I was left feeling like Preacher continues to pull its punches a bit. But when a punch truly lands, it makes for some truly brilliant moments of television.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
4.5/5 100% Preacher: Season 3 - Les Enfants du Sang (TV Episode) As much as I love this episode (it's definitely in my top 5) I hope the rest of the season can maintain this level of manic intensity.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
2.5/5 83% Preacher: Season 3 - The Coffin (TV Episode) Like "The Coffin," this season has its own inspired moments, but they don't quite gel into something as genre-defining-or genre-defying. I hate to say it, but I think Preacher may be in a bit of a rut.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
3/5 100% Preacher: Season 3 - The Tombs (TV Episode) Dominic Cooper is at his best this season as Jesse grapples with the moral ramifications of his actions. He may not have a pulpit, but he briefly visits hellfire down upon the lowlifes clamoring around him. ‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
2.5/5 88% Preacher: Season 3 - Gonna Hurt (TV Episode) Falls apart a bit, especially in the last several minutes. Jesse and Cassidy may be self-proclaimed besties, but their tug of war over Tulip is getting old.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
4/5 89% Preacher: Season 3 - Sonsabitches (TV Episode) I have very mixed feelings about this week's Preacher. On the one hand, I love how much "Sonsabitches" crams into a single hour. On the other hand, I'm concerned about just how much is crammed into this single hour. ‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
100% Preacher: Season 3 - Angelville (TV Episode) Preacher is off to a very strong start. And I think trimming season three down from 13 episodes to 10 is the right move.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
2/5 75% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 4 - The Wrong Side of Where You Are Now (TV Episode) Fear wants to indulge in absolutes even as it wallows in the muck of gray morality.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
2/5 88% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 4 - Just in Case (TV Episode) If Fear is trying to make the remaining members of the original cast as unlikable as possible, they certainly succeeded with this episode.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
5/5 89% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 4 - Laura (TV Episode) An unhurried study in opposites results in one of Fear the Walking Dead's best episodes ever.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
4/5 88% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 4 - Buried (TV Episode) I have to say, despite my initial misgivings, things are shaping up well for Fear's fourth season. Some viewers may disagree, but the new characters have definitely given the series renewed purpose.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
4/5 82% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 4 - Good out Here (TV Episode) And yet here we are, sucker-punched by Fear the Walking Dead's nascent fourth season.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
3/5 90% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 4 - Another Day in the Diamond (TV Episode) This is Fear trying to have it both ways. We need to pick a timeline, and we need to fully commit to it. Until then, faithful and new viewers alike aren't truly getting the show they both signed on for.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
4.5/5 100% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 4 - What's Your Story? (TV Episode) "What's Your Story?" feels nothing like anything we've seen up to this point...Fear 2.0 if you will.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
4.5/5 100% Hap & Leonard: The Two-Bear Mambo (TV, 2018) I'm happy to have SundanceTV's scruffy, dusty crime noir series Hap and Leonard back on my small screen...Hap and Leonard's friendship, with its unconditional love, is the very heart and soul of this show. Without it, nothing works‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
4/5 71% Preacher: Season 2 - The End of the Road (TV Episode) The Preacher season 2 finale ends its tumultuous arc with turmoil and heartbreak.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
4.5/5 91% Preacher: Season 2 - On Your Knees (TV Episode) I realize there's still one hour left in the tank, but "Knees" really feels more like a season-ender than the penultimate episode.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
3/5 91% Preacher: Season 2 - Backdoors (TV Episode) This is a character who figures VERY prominently into the Vertigo comic, so it's great to see Gran'ma finally make it to the screen. I just hope we'll be seeing more of her next season.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
3.5/5 90% Preacher: Season 2 - Dirty Little Secret (TV Episode) Hopefully Preacher can maximize these three remaining hours to live up to its full potential.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
4/5 71% Preacher: Season 2 - Puzzle Piece (TV Episode) I was truly invested in the outcome in a way I haven't been this entire season. With Starr in the picture now, the stakes are higher than ever.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
4/5 75% Preacher: Season 2 - Holes (TV Episode) "Holes" isn't a bad hour of television, but it could have been much stronger if your interest lies solely in Jesse... But if a different immortal, delinquent da is holding your attention (as it is for me), then this is definitely one hell of an episode.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
4/5 100% Preacher: Season 2 - Sokosha (TV Episode) As much as I love this episode and last week's brilliant "Dallas," neither hour does enough to move the relatively simple plot forward. Still, if we finally delve into Jesse's troubled childhood, I'm willing to put this quest on hold for a little longer.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2017
5/5 90% Preacher: Season 2 - Dallas (TV Episode) In this episode we may have seen Jesse Custer at his worst, but we also see Preacher at its best.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
4/5 100% Preacher: Season 2 - Viktor (TV Episode) While this episode's biggest twist belongs to Tulip, Eugene's hellish travails are far more compelling.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
4/5 100% Preacher: Season 2 - Damsels (TV Episode) I have to be honest, I don't know what excited me more about this episode -- seeing Eugene again, or finally getting a good look at Pip Torrens as Herr Starr.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2017
4/5 100% Preacher: Season 2 - Mumbai Sky Tower (TV Episode) Preacher's "Mumbai Sky Tower," which is supposed to function as the second half of a two-night premiere, is arguably the stronger of the two episodes.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
4/5 100% Preacher: Season 2 - On the Road (TV Episode) Preacher knows what it is and where it needs to go this season, but not before the premiere delves into everything from hoarded foreskins to Dexys Midnight Runners to the evils of Twitter to the theological musings regarding a god gone AWOL.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
No Score Yet Hap & Leonard: Mucho Mojo (TV, 2017) Crime shows like Hap and Leonard may truck in violence, but a lot of their success also resides in humorous beats.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet Fear the Walking Dead: Season 3 - Things Bad Begun (TV Episode) As dynamic and engaging as Ray McKinnon is, he and his underdeveloped proctors felt shoehorned into the end of the season.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
2.5/5 40% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 3 - El Matadero (TV Episode) Here's to hoping that Madison and Fear regain their mojo in next week's two-hour season finale.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
4.5/5 No Score Yet Fear the Walking Dead: Season 3 - This Land Is Your Land (TV Episode) Fear the Walking Dead delivers a strong episode that gives The Walking Dead a serious run for its money.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
4/5 100% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 3 - Brother's Keeper (TV Episode) As I watched "Brother's Keeper" I couldn't help but think that if Fear the Walking Dead's third season were a Choose Your Own Adventure book, every plot choice would hinge on the Clark family making a bad situation worse.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Fear the Walking Dead: Season 3 - La Serpiente (TV Episode) Fear is smart to keep tensions simmering between Walker and Victor. ‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
2.5/5 86% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 3 - The Diviner (TV Episode) We have six episodes left, so there's still time for AMC to turn things around. Until then, I'm rooting for the zombies. And maybe Alicia. But mostly the undead.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
2.5/5 86% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 3 - Minotaur (TV Episode) The more this happens, the more Fear continues to strain its credibility. For a zombie drama to truly work, it needs to be built upon a believable foundation and be stocked with sympathetic characters.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2017
2.5/5 75% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 3 - The Unveiling (TV Episode) FTWD needs to fix its Madison problem. ‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2017
2.5/5 75% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 3 - Children of Wrath (TV Episode) I found the finale to be wholly unsatisfying. The death of a bigot does not equal the death of bigotry.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2017
3/5 86% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 3 - Red Dirt (TV Episode) For a drama-heavy hour with so much promise, I wanted to like "Red Dirt" more than I did.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2017
4/5 86% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 3 - Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame (TV Episode) I know it sounds like I didn't enjoy this episode, but the opposite is true. I thought Nick and Alicia were great in their respective storylines. Each is grappling with their own demon.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017