Jeff Jarvis

Jeff Jarvis
Jeff Jarvis's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): People Magazine
Publications: People Magazine

tv Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 60% 227: Season 1 (TV, 1985-1990) Unfortunately Gibbs makes a better second banana than a centerpiece... 227 is barely above average. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
C- 38% 21 Jump Street: Season 1 (TV, 1987-1991) Racial clichés are shocking in any show, but especially in a show for kids. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
C 40% The Equalizer: Season 1 (TV, 1985-1989) Nothing's realistic about The Equalizer, neither the premise nor the attempt to make Woodward into a Tom Selleck for the over-50 crowd. The plot's confusing and the show's as erratic as a pacemaker on low batteries. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
B 86% Married...With Children: Season 1 (TV, 1987-1997) I gasped. But Sagal and O'Neill are so good being bad that I also laughed more than I want to admit. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
A+ 100% The Wonder Years: Season 1 (TV, 1988-1993) The Wonder Years is fresh, imaginative and intelligent-but most of all, it is true, all true. It is a show about my life. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
92% Moonlighting: Season 1 (TV, 1985-1989) A delightful detective show starring Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis (whose rabid sexism will, we hope, be toned down). - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
A- 67% Columbo: Season 8 (TV, 1968-2003) We know whodunit and how, but the fun, as always, is watching Falk drive the villain nuts with no end of apparently stupid questions: "Uh, one more thing, sir." - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
A No Score Yet Head of the Class: Season 1 (TV, 1986-1991) Head of the Class isn't filled with jokes worth hyperventilating over. Instead, it's filled with wit in the writing and charm from a great bunch of characters. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 7 (TV, 1955-1962) To see what's wrong with TV today - chiefly the sin of predictability - take a look back at the work of an imaginative genius, Alfred Hitchcock. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
A- 100% The Golden Girls: Season 2 (TV, 1985-1992) An update: I still like The Golden Girls... But I am getting tired of variations on only one theme. I expected to see more imagination in the scripts and more than one side to each of these great characters. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
C- No Score Yet A Different World: Season 1 (TV, 1987-1993) This sitcom needs more than positive energy. It needs talent. If A Different World fails -- and it should -- I only hope NBC has the sense to forgive Bonet and welcome her home, where she's always been terrific, on Cosby. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
C+ 57% ALF: Season 1 (TV, 1986-1990) ALF the alien did endear himself to me with one habit: He likes to eat cats. But otherwise, ALF's just another UFO-unimpressive fuzzy object. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
D No Score Yet Misfits of Science: Season 1 (TV, 1985-1986) Rank this one down there with Manimal, Supertrain and further failing examples of Jarvis' First Law: Even stupid shows should exhibit an IQ higher than the number of the channel on which they appear. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
B+ No Score Yet My Secret Identity: Season 1 (TV, 1988-1991) A real delight. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
No Score Yet 1st & Ten: Season 1 (TV, 0-1991) In the end, 1st & Ten is inoffensive but hardly hilarious. Not a bad try, not a great one. Second and nine. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
C- 67% Designing Women: Season 1 (TV, 1986-1993) What we have here is The Golden Girls overdosing on estrogen: Four independent, over-21 women engaging in locker-room talk about breast size, lust, jealousy, sleeping around, alimony, vibrators and general gynecology. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
71% V: Season 1 (TV, 1984-1985) For pure enjoyment, there's nothing better than V. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
A 92% Max Headroom: Season 1 (TV, 1987-1988) I was afraid this superbly strange saga might lose something in the translation. But no. Not one whit of wit or wonderful weird-ness is sacrificed. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
D+ 82% Thirtysomething: Season 1 (TV, 1987-1991) We're supposed to give these spoiled whiners sympathy. I say, give them scorn. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
B+ 100% Quantum Leap: Season 1 (TV, 1989-1993) Bakula manages to turn this simple gimmick into a real series without special effects or catchy music. He does it with smooth, cool comic charm. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
100% Miami Vice: Season 1 (TV, 1984-1990) If you let Vice lure you along with its suspense, you will be rewarded. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2018
A+ 92% The Golden Girls: Season 1 (TV, 1985-1992) Golden Girls is everything a sitcom is supposed to be: funny. This is the one show you must watch. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
A 92% Roseanne: Season 1 (TV, 1988-2018) It's a tricky mix. But it's the perfect mix. So far, Roseanne is the best new show of the season. - People Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018