John Griffiths

John Griffiths
John Griffiths's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Variety Us Weekly AARP Movies for Grownups

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T-Meter Title | Year
100% Vida: Season 1 (TV, 2004) There's plenty of potential - and talent - here. - Variety EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
78% Get Shorty: Season 1 (TV, 2017) Shorty the TV show wows by making its two main scrapers richly lovable. - AARP Movies for Grownups EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
70% Top of the Lake: China Girl (TV, 2013-2017) There are chases and shootings and a kidnapping. Flirtations and affairs and delusional romances. Twists and shocks and laughs. Lake offers waves of enthrallment over its entire run, but the mystery's unusual resolution is key. - AARP Movies for Grownups EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
4/5 100% Downton Abbey: Season 2 (TV, 2011-2016) The delicious period drama returns, and is even more grandly addictive. - Us Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/4 90% Masters of Sex: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2016) Evocative and provocative, this fact-based drama is most invigorating when showing how the findings helped ignite women's lib. - Us Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
3.5/5 76% The Middle: Season 1 (TV, 2009-2018) This solid comedy hits its stride. - Us Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/5 95% Awkward: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2016) Fresh face Ashley Rickards is instantly appealing in this goofy high school comedy. - Us Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/5 23% Anger Management: Season 1 (TV, 2012) Charlie Sheen hasn't lost his chops. It helps that his new agreeable-enough comedy on FX, Anger Management, mirrors his previous one, Two and a Half Men. - Us Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
3/5 100% White Collar: Season 2 (TV, 2009-2014) Collar has loosened up! This crime drama's sometimes-bland cast of characters returns with an improved, heartier camaraderie. - Us Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
2.5/5 47% The Newsroom: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2014) Even with The West Wing creator at the wheel, HBO's Next Big Drama, Newsroom, which is set at a CNN-like network, disappoints. - Us Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
4/5 79% Smash: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013) Smash weaves all of its burning questions, players' plights and wowza showstoppers with wit and excitement. Break a leg, gang! - Us Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
2.5/5 18% Are You There, Chelsea?: Season 1 (TV, 2012) The characters, including Chelsea's prissy sister (played by Handler herself), start out too one-note to qualify as must-see. - Us Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
2.5/5 57% Touch: Season 1 (TV, 2012) It's difficult to fully embrace. - Us Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/5 86% New Girl: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2018) Deschanel proves she's truly an ensemble player, balancing Jess' flights of fancy with a relatable empathy for her TV buddies. - Us Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/5 49% Ringer: Season 1 (TV, 2011) Sarah Michelle Gellar's new drama truly deserves a bigger viewership. The tension is rich, the characters are intriguing -- especially the identical twins she plays -- and the actress uncannily brings both the women to distinct life. - Us Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
3.5/5 81% Revenge: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2015) The shocking twists don't stop! - Us Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
2.5/5 70% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 12 (TV, 2000-2015) Sentiment aside, this aging hit could use a quicker pulse. - Us Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
2.5/5 44% Hart of Dixie: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2015) Homey charms aside, the Dixie tale is sillier than an electric banjo! - Us Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/5 10% I Hate My Teenage Daughter: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2012) Pressly is hilariously feisty as a mother who expects better. - Us Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3.5/5 69% Pretty Little Liars: Season 1 (TV, 2010) Be warned: Anyone who dismisses this drama as a silly teen diversion will miss out on another seamless rush of thrills from one of TV's most intriguing young casts. - Us Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
2.5/5 62% Political Animals: Season 1 (TV, 2012) The political maneuvering is consistently well-drawn. If only the rest of Animals roared with such excitement. - Us Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
2.5/5 70% Shameless: Season 1 (TV, 2011) William H. Macy is miscast as alcoholic dad Frank, though Emmy Rossum almost rings true as tough-minded daughter Fiona. - Us Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Gossip Girl: Season 5 (TV, 2007-2012) Good news: GG has maintained its tension and wit. - Us Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet One Tree Hill: Season 8 (TV, 2003-2012) Cheesy and implausible, but a guilty pleasure! - Us Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
2/5 91% House: Season 8 (TV, 2004-2012) This once-venerable hit is suffering from a serious case of been-there-itis. - Us Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
2.5/5 42% Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior: Season 1 (TV, 2011) Overall, this show is overkill. Literally. - Us Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2011
3/5 No Score Yet Drop Dead Diva: Season 2 (TV, 2009-2014) Despite the serious subject (not to mention some preachy, PSA-style dialogue), the breezy humor remains intact. - Us Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2010
3/5 43% Mad Love: Season 1 (TV, 2011) Some of the hijinks could be fresher, but thanks to a charismatic cast, this Love has lasting power. - Us Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2011
27% Trauma: Season 1 (TV, 2009-2010) Inane characters. Muddled story lines. Cheesy dialogue. - Us Weekly EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2009