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M. King Adkins

M. King Adkins
M. King Adkins's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): PopMatters

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
6/10 89% Channel Zero: Candle Cove (TV, 2016) The whole enterprise plays sort of fast and loose. Then again, maybe that's the point. Urban legends are always a bit sketchy; it's the missing pieces that, to some extent, provide the tingle for the spine.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2016
6/10 88% Once Upon a Time: Season 6 (TV, 2016-2017) For all the cliffhangers, and the sometimes campy costumes and special effects, Once Upon a Time has always been more than spectacle and cheap plot thrills; it offers a good deal of substance.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
7/10 79% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 - North (TV Episode) It's difficult to miss the symbolism apparent in the long line of parked cars that stretch out in both directions from the checkpoints. The plague sent thousands from both sides of the border to this place, all desperately in search of a safe haven.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2016
7/10 67% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 - Date of Death (TV Episode) The show might be viewed as a parable of sorts for the decline of one generation and the rise of the next.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
7/10 71% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 - Pillar of Salt (TV Episode) I think the real challenge Fear the Walking Dead presents for the viewer is in the way it withholds the larger picture, forcing us to wait patiently for that picture to reveal itself.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
8/10 79% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 - Pablo & Jessica (TV Episode) If distinctions between right and wrong are muddied in a show like this one, individual motives are brought into far sharper relief.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2016
5/5 55% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 - Do Not Disturb (TV Episode) Where Fear the Walking Dead stumbles is in simple dialogue; particularly the sort of dialogue necessary to establish characters.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
5/5 62% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 - Los Muertos (TV Episode) So here's what we get ultimately: some really fascinating, though isolated, bits of information... No matter how fascinating those tidbits might be, they're floating in a pretty uninteresting vat of storyline‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
7/10 87% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 - Grotesque (TV Episode) I can't help but think of [Nick] after this episode as "King of the Walkers", and I'll be curious to see how the producers decide to pursue this provocative theme.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
7/10 71% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 - Shiva (TV Episode) Fear the Walking Dead has both created a point of suspense to maintain interest in these characters, and opened up the possibility for a series of individual stories.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2016
6/10 85% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 - Sicut Cervus (TV Episode) Fear the Walking Dead's ability to pull new meaning from events we've seen before is why it stands on its own as a series. ‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted May 25, 2016
7/10 79% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 - We All Fall Down (TV Episode) "We All Fall Down", the second episode from Fear the Walking Dead's second season, reminds us that at the core of this group of post-apocalyptic survivors is a family.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
5/5 73% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 - Monster (TV Episode) Focusing on personalities, relationships, and emotions means producing gripping conflicts between riveting characters delivering intense dialogue with blistering performances. To date, Fear the Walking Dead hasn't managed to rise to that level.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2016
75% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 - The Good Man (TV Episode) Although I have often questioned whether the show's careful, cautious pace might work against its success, the payoff in this episode and the sheer release it offered brought the entire season into focus.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2015
6/10 76% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 - Cobalt (TV Episode) The end of Cobalt... suggest[s] change is coming to the show's plotline and level of action. For the first time, the walkers appear as a large-scale threat (if one that has so far been contained) rather than a distant worry. ‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2015
6/10 86% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 - Not Fade Away (TV Episode) Not Fade Away suggests that the show might be able to honor its literary ambitions and its audience expectations at the same time.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2015
5/10 67% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 - The Dog (TV Episode) The question remains, though, whether atmosphere is enough to convince us to relive what we've already lived. I'm not sure yet that it is, but I continue to hold out hope that the producers have something more up their sleeves.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2015
8/10 44% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Last Day on Earth (TV Episode) The pendulum continues to swing between the need for violence and the desire for non-violence. For now, that swinging promises to give the series thematic lifeblood for some time to come.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2016
6/10 65% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - East (TV Episode) The Walking Dead offers many pleasures, but one of those is the depth and richness of its production techniques. I might put it this way: The Walking Dead rewards close and multiple viewings.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2016
7/10 59% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Twice as Far (TV Episode) The show just isn't about walkers anymore; it's about deciding what defines humanity.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2016
8/10 97% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - The Same Boat (TV Episode) The Women Shine in "The Same Boat."‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2016
7/10 96% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Not Tomorrow Yet (TV Episode) The showdown that's been building in some ways since the very beginning of The Walking Dead has arrived in almost Biblical proportions. ‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2016
6/10 96% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Knots Untie (TV Episode) Maggie's efforts at diplomacy may not make for the same heart-pounding action of Rick trapped alone in a tank, but what they tell us about ourselves-especially in a topsy-turvy election year-may be more important.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2016
6/10 36% The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Start to Finish (TV Episode) As my wife likes to point out, one of the pleasures of the show is how they continuously find new ways to top themselves in terms of gore. This week, that played out as the largest battle yet seen between humans and walkers.‐ PopMatters
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016