Jesse Hicks

Jesse Hicks
Jesse Hicks's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): PopMatters
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TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
7/10 85% Big Love: Season 2 (TV, 2006-2011) The show is not interested in endorsing or deriding the practice of polygamy, but instead, holding it up as a funhouse mirror to mainstream constructions of "family." In doing so, it reveals family's many absurdities. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
6/10 60% Reno 911!: Season 3 (TV, 2003-2009) On screen, Reno's finest are freed. Behind the scenes, however, lurks a more insidious threat: the Reno 911! creators' increasing exhaustion and boredom. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
5/10 86% Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 6 (TV, 2000-2017) [Larry David] remains an unchecked id, incapable of development, a state that everyone around him accepts. By the sixth season, though, his childishness has become stale. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
7/10 50% John From Cincinnati: Season 1 (TV, 2007) Steeped in California's unique style of existential dread. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet South Park: Season 8 (TV, 1997) Despite the frenetic pace of production, Season Eight is a solid one, offering some enjoyable episodes and the occasional bit of sharp-eyed satire. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2013
8/10 88% The Walking Dead: Season 1 (TV, 2010) The show quickly moves past its familiar premise. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2010
4/10 38% Dexter: Season 6 (TV, 2006-2013) It's like watching a dithering friend who'd be so much more interesting if he'd just get his act together and make a decision. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2011
7/10 89% 30 Rock: Season 3 (TV, 2006-2013) The writers couldn't resist self-deprecation: in the episode's final moments, Gladys Knight herself appeared, telling everyone to quiet down so she could nap. As endings go, you couldn't ask for much more - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2008
9/10 100% Treme: Season 2 (TV, 2010-2013) Like many novels it relies less on plot and event than on character and atmosphere, assembling pieces, building something dense and lasting. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2011
9/10 100% Breaking Bad: Season 3 (TV, 2008-2013) Perhaps the most disturbing possibility-the subtext that makes Breaking Badboth enthralling and often unbearable to watch-is that Walter is becoming who he always was. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2010
7/10 68% The Good Guys: Season 1 (TV, 2010) The Good Guys brings the buddy cop genre formula to the small screen, nodding to its influences without being derivative or satirical. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2010