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John Saavedra

John Saavedra
John Saavedra'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
4/5 100% Castle Rock: Season 1 - Harvest (TV Episode) For the second week in a row, Castle Rock continues to perform as a perfect distillation of Stephen King's work. ‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
4/5 100% Castle Rock: Season 1 - The Box (TV Episode) I appreciate the way the show has approached each main character differently: slow and methodical when it comes to Henry, while crazy s*** seems to happen to Molly all the time.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
4/5 100% Castle Rock: Season 1 - Local Color (TV Episode) "Local Color" moves from scene to wonderful scene as a pitch-perfect distillation of Stephen King weirdness, character-driven drama, and frights - and much of that falls on Melanie Lynskey, who delivers a staggering performance...‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
2.5/5 71% Castle Rock: Season 1 - Habeas Corpus (TV Episode) "Habeas Corpus" tries to fit too much into its limited runtime, which means that many of the scenes are dead on arrival. ‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
3/5 88% Castle Rock: Season 1 - Severance (TV Episode) It's the essence of King the show is after, and for the most part, it does a good job of focusing in on what makes his stories so memorable in the first place: the characters.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Powers: Season 2 (TV, 2016) Powers excells in showcasing a brand of heroism that isn't very heroic at all. ‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
48% Powers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) There's a lot of story to cover and mythology to establish. And Powers is full steam ahead. ‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
3/5 85% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Worth (TV Episode) It's been much more fun to write about Negan this year than Rick, who went full villain last week for no reason other than as an attempt to show the depth of the character's feelings towards the death of his son. But really, what an uneven year [Rick].‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
3/5 71% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Still Gotta Mean Something (TV Episode) For once, I'm excited to see what Negan will be up to next.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2018
5/5 93% The Terror: Season 1 (TV, 2018) The Terror has the enviable freedom to tell you how this story is going to inevitably end because that's not really the mystery at all...I absolutely loved this opening hour.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
3.5/5 71% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Do Not Send Us Astray (TV Episode) "Do Not Send Us Astray" is another solid hour of The Walking Dead, with some exciting action sequences that rank among the season's best.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2018
83% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - The Key (TV Episode) An episode that should have been a drag - at its core, it's about Negan and the Saviors driving to the Hilltop - ends up being the best episode of the season‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3/5 60% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Dead or Alive Or (TV Episode) While the episode does feel padded with a bit of filler at times, there's a refreshing focus on walkers in "Dead or Alive Or" that works in its favor.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2018
3/5 81% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - The Lost and the Plunderers (TV Episode) An episode that should have been owned by Rick Grimes after the untimely death of Carl last week is actually made more interesting by a couple of supporting characters who take the lead of "The Lost and the Plunderers."‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
4/5 84% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Honor (TV Episode) This 86-minute episode is certainly the first to justify its extended length, and not since at least season six's "No Way Out" have I enjoyed a midseason return of The Walking Dead. ‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
3/5 76% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Time for After (TV Episode) The bases are loaded for next week's midseason finale.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2017
2/5 35% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - The King, the Widow, and Rick (TV Episode) The Walking Dead totally drops the ball once again with an hour that's devoid of logic, redundant, slow, and mostly a drag to sit through.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
3/5 81% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - The Big Scary U (TV Episode) The Walking Dead delivers the best Negan episode of the series. It's not amazing, but it's a start. ‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
3.5/5 89% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Some Guy (TV Episode) The Walking Dead season eight improves in its fourth outing.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
100% Star Wars Rebels: Season 4 (TV, 2017-2018) As long as those endings are satisfying, as long as they honor all of the wonderful characters, Rebels' four-year journey will have been a successful one. ‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
2.5/5 56% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Monsters (TV Episode) "Monsters" is a slight improvement over last week's episode of The Walking Dead season 8, but something is still missing.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
2/5 50% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - The Damned (TV Episode) I don't pretend to know what this show needs to improve, because I don't. All I know is that, now that the nostalgia of the 100th episode has come and gone, the present looks pretty hopeless.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
90% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - Mercy (TV Episode) "Mercy" leaves me cautiously optimistic that season 8 won't be a trainwreck like 7A, but will instead usher in a triumphant return to form for a show that captivated us all those years ago.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3/5 82% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - The First Day of the Rest of Your Life (TV Episode) Now that everyone's on the same side and the line is drawn between the good guys and bad guys, we can finally have a bit of fun. I just hope the show sticks to its guns and never ever forgets that it should be as fun as it is powerful.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2017
3.5/5 66% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Something They Need (TV Episode) While "Something They Need" isn't even the best episode of TWD in the last few weeks, it's a great example of how good the show can be when it's not pussyfooting around its storylines. Things moved VERY quickly tonight. ‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
68% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - The Other Side (TV Episode) "The Other Side" is successful in not only giving us a powerful hour about forgiveness but also setting up a pretty exciting season finale in two weeks.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2017
4/5 81% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Bury Me Here (TV Episode) "Bury Me Here" does a great job of finally selling the Kingdom as a place we should want to spend time in. It also moves the story forward very efficiently.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2017
4.5/5 78% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Say Yes (TV Episode) Lincoln and Gurira really sold it tonight with their best performances of the year, delivering a portrait of love in a world that feels so devoid of it.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2017
3/5 82% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Hostiles and Calamities (TV Episode) Ultimately, "Hostiles and Calamities" does something I thought was impossible -- deliver a story set in the Sanctuary that doesn't make me want to stop watching this show for good.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
4/5 82% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - New Best Friends (TV Episode) "New Best Friends" is certainly the most multi-faceted the show has been all season, giving us more than just one flavor of storytelling during its extended airtime.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
2.5/5 87% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Rock in the Road (TV Episode) There were those of us who complained that the Walking Dead writers didn't know how to tell a story about hope anymore... Well, "Rock in the Road" gives us all of that in droves, and it's just so painfully on the nose.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2017
2/5 76% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Hearts Still Beating (TV Episode) The overlong midseason finale doesn't quite come together, and it's big climactic moments doesn't quite deliver the catharsis we all desperately need after a long-winded, grim, and pretty boring first half of season 7.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
2.5/5 74% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Sing Me a Song (TV Episode) I actually felt that this was one episode that should've stood alone from everything else that was going on. Of course, that's asking a lot from a show that's constantly setting things up.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2016
4/5 59% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Swear (TV Episode) The Walking Dead had its strongest episode of the season tonight, which is especially remarkable considering that it starred Tara, a character who hasn't really contributed anything of value since she was first introduced in season 4.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2016
4/5 76% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Go Getters (TV Episode) I'm glad "Go Getters" pulled us out of the misery long enough to remind me of what The Walking Dead looks like at its very a best: a story about people who strive to make good things out of very bad situations.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2016
3.5/5 61% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - Service (TV Episode) "Service" does a great job of progressing the story, even if it's at a turtle's pace.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2016
3/5 72% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - The Cell (TV Episode) While I could almost call the writing poetic, the episode doesn't quite move things along. Instead, "The Cell" is most successful in fleshing out Dwight, who up to this point had just been another scowling villain.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2016
4/5 64% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - The Day Will Come When You Won't Be (TV Episode) Tonight's episode is exceptional for more than just the big deaths, though. The acting is remarkable. "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be" showcases all of the great talent on this cast, including newcomer Jeffrey Dean Morgan.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2016