Lucy Maher

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

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 No Score Yet Moesha: Season 1 (TV, 1996-2001) The themes -- from experimenting with alcohol to infidelity and pre-marital sex -- are topical, and families could benefit from watching the show together and discussing what happens in each episode. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Strong Medicine: Season 1 (TV, 2000-2006) Strong Medicine is smart programming with good female role models, but parents might want to think twice before letting younger kids tune in given the fairly mature subject matter. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
4/5 40% In Justice: Season 1 (TV, 2006) Aside from the sometimes-graphic crime reenactment that opens each show (the level of violence varies depending on the crime being re-created), In Justice is a feel-good show. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Bleach: Season 1 (TV, 2006-2012) While it's more like a traditional cartoon than some of the other, darker Adult Swim offerings, BLEACH is clearly geared toward mature audiences, and some scenes and themes will likely give families pause. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
3/5 63% Ed, Edd n Eddy: Season 1 (TV, 1999-2008) Younger viewers will get a kick out of the silly antics of Ed, Edd n Eddy. The series includes violence of the cartoon kind and some mild name-calling, but otherwise, it's a harmless half-hour of fun. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
3/5 100% Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law: Season 1 (TV, 2000-2018) The main gimmick of Harvey Birdman is that cartoon characters can get into just as much trouble as their human counterparts. It's a clever concept, but the episodes often feel disjointed and feature characters doing silly, senseless things. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
4/5 44% Men in Trees: Season 1 (TV, 2006-2008) The show doesn't really break any truly new creative ground. But it's a clever, engaging series that explores the search for love and tackles the question on the minds of many modern singles: What am I doing wrong? - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2019
4/5 93% Ugly Betty: Season 1 (TV, 2006-2010) Betty is clearly the most admirable character on the show, and her positive qualities just make the other characters' failings more obvious -- even to younger teens. Bottom line? Ugly Betty is a must-see. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
4/5 100% Life on Mars (UK): Series 2 (TV, 2006-2007) Fans of procedural dramas will enjoy Life on Mars, since it takes the genre one step further -- not only is the lead solving crimes, he's solving crimes that will help him crack the larger mystery of his girlfriend's whereabouts. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
3/5 73% Grounded for Life: Season 1 (TV, 2001-2005) Underneath the Married... With Children vibe are some important lessons about loyalty, patience, and familial trust. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
67% JAG: Season 1 (TV, 1995-2005) A satisfying (if not always cutting-edge) meat-and-potatoes drama that offers a solid mix of action, intrigue, and (mostly tame) romance. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
3/5 80% The Brady Bunch: Season 5 (TV, 1969-1974) The Brady values are timeless, even if some of the hairstyles and outfits have aged badly. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
3/5 38% Drawn Together: Season 1 (TV, 2004-2007) The series -- which sometimes feels like a strange, hit-and-miss hybrid of South Park and The Surreal Life -- can be funny, but it's definitely for mature audiences only. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
4/5 100% Happy Days: Season 1 (TV, 1974-1984) This show has always been perfect for family viewing... - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
4/5 95% Angel: Season 1 (TV, 1999-2004) Angel has all the ingredients for a successful TV drama: attractive Gen-X characters, interesting storylines, and enough (mostly) innocent romance to keep both teen viewers -- and their parents -- happy. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Robot Chicken: Season 1 (TV, 2005-2018) The viewers most likely to enjoy the show are pop culture-savvy types who grew up playing with the toys in question. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
3/5 71% MADtv: Season 1 (TV, 1995-2009) Still, there are moments of brilliance. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
4/5 100% Monk: Season 1 (TV, 2002-2009) Monk is a thinking-person's television show thanks to fresh, intelligent writing and well-nuanced characters. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
4/5 82% The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Season 1 (TV, 1990-1996) Each episode leaves viewers with a powerful lesson on how to live life with dignity and grace. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
4/5 80% Brothers & Sisters: Season 5 (TV, 2006-2011) Produced by Ken Olin (Alias and thirtysomething), Jon Robin Baitz (The West Wing), and Greg Berlanti (Everwood), it's no surprise that this sprawling family drama is well-cast, well-acted, and well-written. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
3/5 100% Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations: Season 1 (TV, 2005-2012) Outgoing and wry, Bourdain does a good job of keeping the energy up and introducing viewers to cultures they might not have been exposed to before. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
3/5 75% Dead Like Me: Season 1 (TV, 2003-2004) Smart, thought-provoking television that raises questions about death, spirituality, and much more. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
4/5 100% Murphy Brown: Season 1 (TV, 1988) The show -- which has often been compared to The Mary Tyler Moore Show -- is smart, the dialogue witty and topical, and the acting top-notch. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
4/5 76% Boston Legal: Season 1 (TV, 2004-2008) Thanks to engaging storylines and witty writing, adults will find Boston Legal entertaining. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
3/5 67% It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 1 (TV, 2005-2018) Younger viewers might find the physical hijinks funny, but the writing and subtle jabs at society's hang-ups will fly right over their head. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2013
2/5 No Score Yet Tyler Perry's House of Payne: Season 2 (TV, 2007-2012) Amateurish acting and a low-quality set detract from any originality. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2007
4/5 60% Numb3rs: Season 1 (TV, 2005-2010) The storylines are current and the acting is quite good. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2005