Jonathan Storm

Jonathan Storm
Jonathan Storm's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Philadelphia Inquirer
Publications: Philadelphia Inquirer

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
88% Glee: Season 1 (TV, 2009-2015) Shows as satisfyingly entertaining as Glee rarely come along, and when they do, they mystify a lot of people, who get nervous because they're not used to such glittery packages crammed full of wonder on TV. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
90% Community: Season 1 (TV, 2009-2015) Their psyches may be broken, but they still have hearts, and you will root for them, not mock them. Community even expresses in its title something glaringly missing from so many Americans' life. You'll find it here, Community promises. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
47% Cougar Town: Season 1 (TV, 2009-2015) A title that the capable executive producer, Bill Lawrence, acknowledges might turn some people off. He needn't worry. The show itself has more than enough power to do that. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
88% Dexter: Season 4 (TV, 2006-2013) Like all good drama, it uses heightened characters to magnify struggles we all have. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
87% Burn Notice: Season 1 (TV, 2007-2013) Looking for some summertime fun? It is Burn Notice... It combines the lively silliness from scores of shows that have gone before. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
40% The Black Donnellys: Season 1 (TV, 2007) It's a swell story, if sometimes grim, featuring a panoply of rough customers. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
50% Happily Divorced : Season 1 (TV, 2011-2013) Happily Divorced, similarly full of old-fashioned laughs and cast members, completes a comedy marriage made by clever programmers that shows signs of lasting past the honeymoon. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2014
73% Hot in Cleveland: Season 1 (TV, 2010-2015) Hot in Cleveland [brings] 156 years of TV acting experience with them. It's not wasted. The sitcom is funny and fresh, and the actors appear to be having the time of their lives. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2014
100% The Sopranos: Season 3 (TV, 1999-2007) It goes beyond The Godfather because it's punctuated with smiles, and set to a score that uses the music of big-name artists in an unusually creative way. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2014
63% Terra Nova: Season 1 (TV, 2011) The kiddies will want to check out the dinosaurs, but children will probably wander off pretty quickly when they see how rarely their ancient reptilian friends are on screen. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2013
6% Outlaw: Season 1 (TV, 2010) TV needs a lot of fodder to fill the schedule, but junk like Outlaw should be outlawed, with a special-circumstances punishment for completely wasting as fine a talent as Jimmy Smits. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2010
47% CHAOS: Season 1 (TV, 2011) CHAOS starts out in the hole by knocking the amiable and amusing The Defenders off the schedule, and it never crawls out all the way. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2011
93% Justified: Season 1 (TV, 2010-2015) Justified hits the FX bullseyes - however many of them they might be. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2010
88% Louie: Season 1 (TV, 2010-2015) Somebody needs to step in and tell Louis to round up a few friends and save his stand-up for the comedy specials. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2010
88% The Walking Dead: Season 1 (TV, 2010) Old-fashioned lurchers, lots and lots of 'em, are the ticket on AMC's much-ballyhooed The Walking Dead, based on the long-running comic book of the same name. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2010
63% Person Of Interest: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2016) CBS does what it does best, offering a new murder-and-mayhem series on Thursday. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2011
66% Mike & Molly: Season 1 (TV, 2010-2016) It's much sweeter and funnier than it sounds. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2010
No Score Yet $#* ! My Dad Says: Season 1 (TV, 2010-2011) There isn't a shred of fun in this tale of a curmudgeonly grandpa and his unappealing adult children. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2010
100% The Killing: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2014) The Killing is the least prepossessing, an eerily quiet, yet compelling and complex, tale of the way the murder of a teenager affects the lives of many people. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2011
67% The Event: Season 1 (TV, 2010-2011) Do you really want to go through that Heroes thing again? - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2010
74% Hawaii Five-0: Season 1 (TV, 2010) It's set in Hawaii. People chase each other a lot. McGarrett says, "Book 'im, Danno." And, aside from a few bars of the famous theme song, that's about all this overheated police show has in common with its famous predecessor. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2010
59% Law & Order: LA: Season 1 (TV, 2010-2011) It's literally warmed-over Law & Order, but that doesn't mean it's unappealing. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2010
100% Homeland: Season 1 (TV, 2011) It's no lie to say you don't get this sort of stylish and challenging stuff very frequently on TV, adult subject matter treated maturely in a series that makes you squirm and think. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2011
42% Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior: Season 1 (TV, 2011) I hate the new CBS show Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior. But that doesn't mean you'll hate it. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2011
44% Hart of Dixie: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2015) Surprisingly, cast and crew succeed in making the sugary sweet illogic palatable, if not a gourmet delight. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2011
49% Ringer: Season 1 (TV, 2011) Splendidly silly. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2011
84% Raising Hope: Season 1 (TV, 2010-2014) You can probably tell this is not your average sitcom. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2010
87% Upstairs Downstairs: Season 1 (TV, 1971-1975) It's just a touch of the veddy, veddy humor that helps make everything so delightful before the world intrudes into Masterpiece Classic's revival of Upstairs Downstairs. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2011
73% American Horror Story: Murder House (TV, 2013) Fans of the horror genre - not the splatter trash of the Saw or Chainsaw Massacre series, but the creepy, psychological, and, yes, sexy, gory stuff of classics like Rosemary's Baby or The Shining - won't be disappointed. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2011
71% Episodes (US): Season 1 (TV, 2011-2017) It evolves into another Hollywood rarity: a TV show that is truly about relationships, complex and captivating for the long haul. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2011
95% Boardwalk Empire: Season 1 (TV, 2010-2014) In so many ways, it's as good as television gets. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2010
85% Suburgatory: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2014) A funny fantasyland in a hilarious family fish-out-of-water tale - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2011
59% The Glades: Season 1 (TV, 2010-2013) It goes down like gin and tonic on a blistering afternoon. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2010
27% How to Be a Gentleman: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2012) CBS's new Thursday night sitcom needs to start fighting fast. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2011
30% Running Wilde: Season 1 (TV, 2010-2011) Wilde completes a one-hour, laugh track-free, absurdist block that gives Fox its best chance at comedy success since The Bernie Mac Show and Malcolm in the Middle. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2010
91% Luther: Season 1 (TV, 2010-2015) Powerful, challenging, ambiguous, surprising, dark, odd, stunning, grisly, disturbing, raw, sexy, taut, intense, captivating. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2010
5% The Paul Reiser Show: Season 1 (TV, 2011) I'm not saying the copycat comedy of The Paul Reiser Show isn't funny, but it doesn't compare favorably to the cracked originality of Community or 30 Rock. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2011
66% A Gifted Man: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2012) A Gifted Man is solid enough, in fact, to make you forget it's a ghost story. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2011
74% Shameless: Season 1 (TV, 2011) The one-hour show has as much comedy as drama, providing a satisfying and unusual viewing experience. - Philadelphia Daily News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2011
43% Mad Love: Season 1 (TV, 2011) Maybe they should have called it "Sort of Annoying Like." - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2011
81% Falling Skies: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2015) Falling Skies generates its own excitement, very much worth the ride, like Lost and Jericho, to watch characters develop as they struggle under confusing and life-threatening circumstances. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2011
74% The Borgias: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2013) Almost swashbuckling with a cast of thousands, costumes off the charts, and enough murder, sex, and mayhem to suit . . . well, the Borgias. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2011
78% Wilfred: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2014) It's crude and hilarious and clearly aimed at a young male audience. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2011
78% Nikita: Season 1 (TV, 2010-2013) Nikita is aimed directly at 24 fans. However it is not as ambitious nor as entertaining. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2010
67% The Bridge (CBS): Season 1 (TV, 2010) It's another in a burgeoning line of Canadian cop shows making the journey south, much more stimulating than ABC's aw-shucks Rookie Blue or CBS's Flashpoint shoot-'em-up. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2010
65% Traffic Light: Season 1 (TV, 2011) All five characters transcend the cheap stereotypes that lazy writers so frequently use to populate their sitcoms. That may not be enough to propel their show into syndication, but for a Fox sitcom, even cautious optimism is a step in the right direction. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2011
69% Rubicon: Season 1 (TV, 2010) It will take a special sort of viewer to stick with Rubicon's amblings and get to them. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2010
62% Better with You: Season 1 (TV, 2010-2011) The whole thing perks along like a Honda Civic and is just about as exciting. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2010
69% Pretty Little Liars: Season 1 (TV, 2010) The mystery makes Pretty Little Liars more entertaining than the tedium of Gossip Girls, and many parents might actually enjoy watching along with their young adults, who can explain why this sort of thing is so alluring to them. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2010
50% The Whole Truth: Season 1 (TV, 2010) There's some minor Rashomon-style point-of-view switching as the attorneys prepare their opposing cases each week, and never know who's going to win, which makes this a bit different, and a bit more intriguing, than many standard lawyer shows. - Philadelphia Inquirer EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2010