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Jon Caramanica

Jon Caramanica
Jon Caramanica's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Times, Village Voice

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% The New Edition Story: Season 1 (TV, 2017) The New Edition Story is, by far, the best of the recent spate of black pop biopics.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
98% UnReal: Season 1 (TV, 2015) UnREAL emphasizes the gap between those making the television and those on it.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2015
78% Being Mary Jane: Season 1 (TV, 2014) Both the summer movie and Tuesday's premiere feature plot points so severe and odd that they destabilize the show's narrative.‐ Village Voice
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2015
No Score Yet Todrick: Season 1 (TV, 2015) He is a talent built for an era in which documentation is de rigueur (though it's notable that in many of his YouTube clips, he's not the main star).‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2015
No Score Yet Living with the Jacksons: Season 1 (TV, 2014) The real twist to this show, which has its premiere on Lifetime on Friday, is that its intentions are, at best, lurid and craven, and yet what emerges is an empathetic portrait of a family that swallows suffering almost as a matter of course.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2015
29% Chozen: Season 1 (TV, 2014) An oddball, sometimes clever and sometimes eyebrow-raising new animated comedy series.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2014
61% Dancing on the Edge: Season 1 (TV, 2013) Whatever the case, [the postscript episode]...opens doors the series until then had pointedly kept closed, though it doesn't feel like resolution, only poor planning. ‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2013
100% Eastbound & Down: Season 4 (TV, 2013) No recent television show has toggled so violently between brilliant and execrable as Eastbound, which at its heart is about pieties and their uselessness. ‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2013
No Score Yet State of Georgia: Season 1 (TV, 2011) State of Georgia is about adults who can't stop behaving like teenagers. The mood is cheerful, the colors are bright, the music - composed in part by Liz Phair, of all people - is peppy.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2011
80% Trapped in the Closet: Season 1 (TV, 2005-2012) [R. Kelly is] hilarious with comic asides, giving as much gusto to small conversational quirks as to heart-rending confrontations.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2012
88% New Girl: Season 2 (TV, 2012-2013) New Girl is the rare mainstream sitcom that's exceedingly at ease in discussing race, largely because it acknowledges the characters' well-meaning, flawed views, and plays them for eye rolls and laughs. ‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 13, 2013
No Score Yet Army Wives: Season 2 (TV, 2008) If Army Wives is political in any way, it is in commenting on how war can ravage even the most serene of families.‐ Los Angeles Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2008
91% Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23: Season 1 (TV, 2012) While there are moments of snappy dialogue, it's sometimes snappier than the characters themselves.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2012
100% Bunheads: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013) As on Gilmore Girls there's a sense that a place, if peaceful enough, can redeem the people within.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2012
No Score Yet Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous: Season 1 (TV, 2013) For Zach to be sympathetic he must be striving for an emotional breakthrough, but he has no apparent access to authentic feelings. ‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted May 1, 2013
44% Jane By Design: Season 1 (TV, 2012) She may not be getting murdered, but surely Jane is dying.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2012
89% Portlandia: Season 1 (TV, 2011) Often Ms. Brownstein, wide-eyed and sincere, gets the best of Mr. Armisen, who's been exaggerating characters for so long on Saturday Night Live that it's tough for him to capture the understatement of these caricatures.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2011
84% Beavis and Butt-Head: Season 8 (TV, 0) The new jokes mostly feel slow and hands-off, less disdainful than uninterested. ‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2011