Marc Buxton TV Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Marc Buxton

 Marc Buxton
Marc Buxton's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): CBR, Den of Geek

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Arrow: Season 3 - This Is Your Sword (TV Episode) I'm pretty certain "Arrow" didn't just kill off 80 percent of its cast, but I'm anxious to see how this cliffhanger ending will play out.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
74% Arrow: Season 3 - My Name Is Oliver Queen (TV Episode) I called out "Arrow" for a disappointing ending to the Ra's Al Ghul story, but I'll also give it a round of applause for pulling off a season that brought in elements from the Batman mythos and merged them into the structure of "Arrow."‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
94% Arrow: Season 3 - Broken Arrow (TV Episode) Speaking of Roy, "Broken Arrow" probably serves as the greatest spotlight yet on the character.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
100% Arrow: Season 3 - The Fallen (TV Episode) While "The Fallen" is action-packed, with Team Arrow desperately trying to save Oliver and Thea from the League, it's the episode's more thoughtful moments that make it something special.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
88% Arrow: Season 3 - Ah Sah-Him (TV Episode) It's a memorable episode for Thea for other reasons as well, as she also learns that Roy is alive.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
100% Arrow: Season 3 - Nanda Parbat (TV Episode) This week, "Arrow" is a tale of two episodes, as the first two acts are filled with forced conflict and clumsy soap operatic elements while the third sends the show spinning in new and exciting directions.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
86% Arrow: Season 3 - The Offer (TV Episode) Still, the villain of the week provides a worthy test for a fractured team Arrow and a true threat to Captain Lance and his precinct.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
86% Arrow: Season 3 - Suicidal Tendencies (TV Episode) That said, good lord, is this week's episode superb. First, you have a wedding, then a Suicide Squad mission and then a confrontation between two Justice League legends.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
94% Arrow: Season 3 - Public Enemy (TV Episode) The twin twist is always a bit of a slippery trope... However, "Arrow" plays it pretty straight with May, making this new plot point a moral lesson for Oliver Queen.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
100% Arrow: Season 3 - Midnight City (TV Episode) There's such chemistry between actors Brandon Routh and Emily Bett Rickards, and it gets better each week.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
81% Arrow: Season 3 - Uprising (TV Episode) The scene in which Detective Lance recognizes Roy in the Arsenal gear despite his voice changer and hood is absolutely hilarious, and I was glad to see Roy take lead in the assault on Brick.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
100% Arrow: Season 3 - Canaries (TV Episode) The episode ends with a perfect bookend of Maseo and Oliver returning to Starling City with Waller in the past, and Thea and Oliver returning to the island in the present.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
93% Arrow: Season 3 - The Return (TV Episode) It's nice to be reminded where the cast was before we met them in Season 1 and to see how far they've come since banding together to help Oliver save their city.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
50% Arrow: Season 3 - Guilty (TV Episode) And of course, we end with the debut of a new player in Starling City, a woman sure to be fan favorite - Oliver's version of Harley Quinn and one of the most dangerous women in his life.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
85% Arrow: Season 3 - Draw Back Your Bow (TV Episode) The Atom is coming, Katana is coming, and by episode's end, we're teased with the arrival of Captain Boomerang, making "Draw Back Your Bow" an intriguing addition to the series, despite some rather clumsy misfires.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
94% Arrow: Season 3 - The Brave and the Bold (TV Episode) Unfortunately, the episode was a mixed bag, filled with great fight scenes... but it also delved into some ponderously preachy territory regarding the morality of violence and the use torture in pursuit of justice.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
100% Arrow: Season 3 - The Climb (TV Episode) This Ra's is every inch the megalomaniacal assassin comic fans enjoyed for so long.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
100% Arrow: Season 3 - Left Behind (TV Episode) All in all, a very entertaining and eventful beginning to the second part of Arrow's third season.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
92% Arrow: Season 3 - The Calm (TV Episode) We kick off Wednesday's Season 3 premiere with an opening that reminds us just how awesome our crew of heroes is, as Ollie, Diggle and Roy take down a semi-truck filled with stolen armaments.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
100% Arrow: Season 3 - Sara (TV Episode) With the sudden and shocking death of Sara Lance last week, fans had to expect a somber episode... [but] Sara's death served as a dramatic jumping-up point for the players of Arrow, characters who fundamentally changed due to the loss of one of their own.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
91% Arrow: Season 3 - Corto Maltese (TV Episode) Palmer's perplexing behavior isn't the only question we are left with, as the episode ends with Nyssa Al Ghul paying Oliver a visit while in search of her lover Sara. With a cliffhanger like that, it's going to be a long week.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
80% Arrow: Season 3 - The Magician (TV Episode) The episode evokes a great deal of the past, but it's the future - and the coming of Ra's al Ghul - that will stay with us as we wait for the next clue as to who killed Sara Lance.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
100% Arrow: Season 3 - The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak (TV Episode) The episode takes a character that could have been a one-off joke and turned her into a three-dimensional figure whose great power was her ability to raise a good daughter.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
3.5/5 89% Arrow: Season 6 - Doppelganger (TV Episode) I forgot that I dig Curtis so much because of all the other nonsense. Be that as it may, things take a step in the right direction this week.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
2/5 80% The Flash: Season 4 - Lose Yourself (TV Episode) This week's episode is action packed but really leaves a viewer wanting something more... because a hero should have to defend his convictions not suffer and be made to look like a slack jawed dope because of them.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
4/5 100% The Flash: Season 4 - Enter Flashtime (TV Episode) The reasons to absolutely adore this series are on full display. It's everything that's right about superhero fiction.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
100% The Flash: Season 1 - Fast Enough (TV Episode) Flash has not only presented compelling personal stories involving a tight cast of engaging characters, it also offered a guided tour of the potentiality of the DC Universe. That came to head tonight in a climax that was almost too incredible for words.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
86% The Flash: Season 1 - Rogue Air (TV Episode) Fans of The Flash may have just witnessed the birth of two classic DC Comics teams... Truly, The Flash is the DC Comics fan's best friend.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
100% The Flash: Season 1 - Grodd Lives (TV Episode) Tying Grodd's origins to Harrison Wells seamlessly made the gorilla a part of the shows' central narrative and provided him with a motivation for attacking Team Flash.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
100% The Flash: Season 1 - The Trap (TV Episode) "The Trap" is nearly flawless. Maybe the most impressive aspect is the way it weaves time travel seamlessly into the narrative.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
80% The Flash: Season 1 - Who Is Harrison Wells? (TV Episode) Barry Allen is the most sincere, likable and joyful superhero in the ever-expanding landscape of comic book television. This week, however, he also became the stupidest, as for the first time The Flash stumbled in its portrayal of its title character.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
77% The Flash: Season 1 - All Star Team Up (TV Episode) The show's lightness and unapologetic joy is really highlighted in "All Star Team Up." It's also a blast to see the interconnectivity between The Flash andArrow even when Oliver Queen isn't along for the ride.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
95% The Flash: Season 1 - Tricksters (TV Episode) Other than some quibbles about Iris West, I've shouted my love for the series from the proverbial rooftops. I mention this so you realize that, when I say "Tricksters" might be the best episode so far, you'll believe it.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
85% The Flash: Season 1 - Rogue Time (TV Episode) "Rogue Time" is all about family, as Len Snart returns with a little help... Lisa Snart is a perfect complement to brother Len, a thrill-seeker just like big bro.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
90% The Flash: Season 1 - Out of Time (TV Episode) The Flash is becoming more compelling by the week - or at least the parts dealing with the Reverse Flash are. ‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
90% The Flash: Season 1 - Fallout (TV Episode) The episode does a good job of making the viewer care about both halves of Firestorm.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
78% The Flash: Season 1 - The Nuclear Man (TV Episode) It's a unique take on Firestorm, one that is a far cry from the Spider-Man-like character introduced nearly four decades ago... However, it works, as this Firestorm plays on fears of nuclear power and science gone wrong.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
80% The Flash: Season 1 - Crazy For You (TV Episode) One of the more haphazardly plotted episodes of the show's run. Illogical plot points aside, Peek-a-Boo is still a cool villain with unique motivations, and the two battles she has with Barry are visually stunning and incredibly choreographed‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
83% The Flash: Season 1 - The Sound and the Fury (TV Episode) A new Rogue, and confirmation of Wells' speed... I think the series just upped the ante once again.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
100% The Flash: Season 1 - Revenge of the Rogues (TV Episode) The series is doing a great job differentiating the major-level threat of characters like Reverse Flash... and the more down-to-Earth, but no less exciting, threat of the weapons-laden spree criminals.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
84% The Flash: Season 1 - The Man in the Yellow Suit (TV Episode) We have been treated this season to some solid villains... but none has created the sense of inevitable doom that the Reverse-Flash does. This is one frightening master villain, and the series should be commended for its portrayal of him.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
100% The Flash: Season 1 - Flash vs. Arrow (TV Episode) If producers want to turn The Flash and Arrow into a classic team-up a la Superman and Batman, they'd have to nail a dynamic that ensures when its two very different heroes meet up, it's something very special. And "Flash vs. Arrow" was just that.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
90% The Flash: Season 1 - Power Outage (TV Episode) Farooq very much resembled a hastily realized Smallville foe, but "Power Outage" made up for that by delivering a relentless story that took all of the elements that have made The Flash special and shook them up...‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
75% The Flash: Season 1 - The Flash Is Born (TV Episode) It could've been very tired, the unlikely coincidence of the bully becoming a supervillain; it could've been redundant and convenient. But not this series. No, never that... This series has a sense of purpose and conviction.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
90% The Flash: Season 1 - Plastique (TV Episode) The Flash isn't ashamed of the source material - any of it - which is why, despite dropping the ball a bit with Plastique, we still love the series.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
100% The Flash: Season 1 - Going Rogue (TV Episode) If The Flash is to grow beyond the freak-of-the-week concept, it would have to get Leonard Snart absolutely right. And rest easy, DC fans, it did... The episode nails the Flash/Cold dynamic.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
90% The Flash: Season 1 - Things You Can't Outrun (TV Episode) The supporting cast continues to develop into rich characters, villains continue to be big and daring, and The Flash continues to be the superhero show fans have been begging for.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
90% The Flash: Season 1 - Fastest Man Alive (TV Episode) The show is spinning a lot of plates... but it's not getting bogged down. Everything gets its due in this issue, which is rather impressive, considering there were tons of plot points and story beats to be hit.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
95% The Flash: Season 1 - Pilot (TV Episode) It may have suffered from some clumsy exposition, but what pilot doesn't? There's a sense of wonder to this show that is absolutely refreshing.‐ CBR
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
3.5/5 100% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3 (TV, 2015-2016) As usual, Agents of SHIELD hit us with a number of mysteries that hopefully will be answered sooner rather than later.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018