Kari Croop

Kari Croop

Agrees with the Tomatometer 100% of the time.

Kari Croop's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Common Sense Media

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 No Score Yet One Bad Choice: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Cautionary tales scare kids straight with dire consequences. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 30, 2015
3/5 42% Tut: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Bloody, sexy Egyptian epic mixes facts and fiction. " ‐ Hollywood.com
Posted Jul 30, 2015
3/5 42% Tut: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Tut at least signifies an attempt to attract a broader audience beyond fans of, say, mixed martial-arts fighting and SpongeBob SquarePants reruns with a respectable TV epic that gets a lot of things right about King Tut's reign. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 27, 2015
3/5 79% The Jim Gaffigan Show: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "If you're not a huge fan of Gaffigan's shtick, or don't find him and his family super-relatable, this subtle sitcom about marriage and urban parenting might not pack the laughs that will keep you coming back. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 20, 2015
4/5 65% True Detective : Season 2 (TV, 2015) "Smart, cerebral TV that's as challenging as it is chilling. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Jun 23, 2015
2/5 50% The Astronaut Wives Club: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Space, big secrets, ambition -- and a clich├ęd sisterhood. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Jun 23, 2015
4/5 97% Mr. Robot: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Computer-hacking antihero navigates anarchy, social anxiety. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Jun 9, 2015
3/5 75% The Whispers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's certainly not the worst thing on, but it isn't as great as it could be. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Jun 3, 2015
3/5 25% Between: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Gritty sci-fi series targets teens with blood and realism. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Jun 2, 2015
3/5 86% Wayward Pines: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Moody mystery has bloody moments and a sinister undertone. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted May 19, 2015
3/5 30% Happyish: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Dark comedy wallows in explicit language and sex talk. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Apr 28, 2015
3/5 52% American Odyssey: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Of the three leads, Friel is the by far the most compelling, and her story is worthy of full-time coverage. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Apr 11, 2015
3/5 58% A.D. The Bible Continues: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The series gets points for sticking closely to its source material and promoting positive messages that, while steeped in Christian tradition, have widespread appeal -- among them faith, hope, love, and loyalty. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Apr 6, 2015
4/5 74% Bloodline: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's one of Netflix's most intriguing offerings to date, presenting a complex tale of loss and family dysfunction with an ending that you never quite see coming, no matter how soon you think you've got it figured out. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Mar 25, 2015
2/5 36% Secrets and Lies: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Predictable whodunit packs few real surprises. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Mar 4, 2015
4/5 95% Battle Creek: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Odd-couple cops deliver laughs and drama, with some blood. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Mar 4, 2015
3/5 47% Allegiance: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Family drama explores questions of ethics, espionage. " ‐ Hollywood.com
Posted Feb 25, 2015
5/5 100% The Book of Negroes: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The Book of Negroes is easily one of the best things to happen to television in quite some time. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Feb 20, 2015
4/5 100% Better Call Saul: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Just as Breaking Bad did when Walter and Jesse started cooking together, Saul eventually shifts into high gear and delivers real promise as an addictive drama that's full of surprises and, more importantly, thoughtful storytelling. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Feb 10, 2015
3/5 92% Togetherness: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Muted comedy explores marriage and sex (or lack thereof). " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Jan 21, 2015
3/5 95% Mozart in the Jungle: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Mozart might suffer from limited appeal, even in spite of its attempts to spice up classical music's stuffy image with sex and drugs aplenty. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Dec 23, 2014
3/5 80% Empire: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Musical melodrama explores family, fame, and homophobia. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Dec 23, 2014
3/5 30% Marco Polo: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "While the sweeping period drama boasts stunning vistas, meticulous costuming, and some impressive action, what it lacks is a compelling story and three-dimensional characters who are actually worth caring about. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Dec 18, 2014
2/5 No Score Yet Hand of God: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Bleak drama explores big themes via sex, language, violence. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Dec 9, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet Red Oaks: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Red Oaks feels like a love letter to the raunchy sex comedies of the 1980s. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Dec 8, 2014
2/5 26% State of Affairs: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "Complicated D.C. drama has a fierce but flawed heroine. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Nov 18, 2014
4/5 85% The Comeback: Season 2 (TV, 2014) "Shrewd reality spoof is smart; mature humor. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Nov 18, 2014
4/5 53% The Comeback: Season 1 (TV, 2005) "The Comeback is funny, not in a side-splitting, "ha-ha" kind of way but more of a slow-burning, "yep" kind of way that makes you wince because it's so painfully true. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Nov 14, 2014
4/5 88% E-Team (2014) "Wartime docu can be grim but possibly inspiring to teens. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Nov 4, 2014
3/5 72% Constantine: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "The one thing Constantine gets right from the start is its special effects, delivering some serious frights for a network show that are definitely not for the faint of heart. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Oct 21, 2014
4/5 95% The Affair: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Drama weaves a dark, sexy tale about adult relationships. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Oct 14, 2014
4/5 66% Gracepoint: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Compelling crime drama centers on a tween's murder. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Oct 7, 2014
4/5 98% Transparent: Season One (TV, 2014) "Sure, you may not relate to the specifics of Mort's "big change" and the ripple effect it has on his family, but you're bound to relate to their emotions thanks to the series' artful writing and honest acting. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Sep 29, 2014
3/5 40% Scorpion: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "Tech-driven drama celebrates brains over brawn. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Sep 23, 2014
4/5 66% Madam Secretary: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015) "Leoni's portrayal of a working mom in power feels both refreshing and on point, never dwelling on the fact that she's a woman with a tough job but instead focusing on the fact that she's really good at it. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Sep 22, 2014
3/5 39% Intruders: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Intruders makes a concerted effort to be creepy, and in many ways, that thoughtfulness pays off. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Aug 28, 2014
3/5 No Score Yet Jonah From Tonga: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Although Jonah from Tonga has drawn criticism for its overblown take on Tongan culture, it's not the first time show creator Chris Lilley has courted controversy -- and it likely won't be the last. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Aug 13, 2014
2/5 53% The Lottery: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Dystopian drama explores the business of baby-making. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 29, 2014
3/5 87% The Strain: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Mature horror series is too dark and intense for kids. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 24, 2014
4/5 56% Married: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Family viewing, it isn't. But Married might be the perfect match for mature viewers who've got a soft spot for darkly crude humor and can take their main characters' motivations with a grain of salt. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 23, 2014
3/5 80% Vicious: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "Couple's relationship is groundbreaking, but jokes aren't. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 8, 2014
3/5 70% The Leftovers: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "The Leftovers puts a sobering spin on the popular post-apocalyptic genre, eschewing action to explore the remnants of a shattered society riddled with pain. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Jul 1, 2014
2/5 60% Tyrant: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "An intriguing yet ultimately flawed final product that, for most critics at least, plays like a very expensive mistake. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Jun 30, 2014
3/5 55% The Musketeers: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Even viewers who are just now meeting [Dumas'] iconic foursome will have some difficulties with this uneven BBC adaptation that begins with an overly complicated backstory and fails to fully make up for it with compelling characters and must-see action. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Jun 30, 2014
2/5 No Score Yet The After: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Sci-fi drama stocked with shocks, swears, partial nudity. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Jun 18, 2014
4/5 78% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Period tech drama is fascinating, but expect sexy stuff. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted Jun 3, 2014
4/5 94% The Normal Heart (2014) "Although The Normal Heart is a work of fiction, the stories it tells about the emerging AIDS crisis in America are honest and heartbreakingly real, thanks to deeply affecting performances. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted May 29, 2014
4/5 78% Penny Dreadful: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "This thriller aims much higher than pulp with high-quality effects and effective scares that make for satisfying television with a cinematic feel. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted May 12, 2014
4/5 84% 24: Live Another Day (TV, 2014) "The best news is, you don't have to be a 24 diehard -- or have encyclopedic knowledge of all things Jack Bauer -- to enjoy 24: Live Another Day. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted May 5, 2014
4/5 61% Crisis: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Twisty hostage drama involves kids in danger. " ‐ Common Sense Media
Posted May 5, 2014
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