Marc Silver

Marc Silver
Marc Silver's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Washington Post
Publications: Washington Post

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
92% The Great British Baking Show: Series 9 (TV, 2010-2018) And as always, the real stars are the bakers. The latest batch is brilliantly cast. They're sweet-natured, diverse, inspirational. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
No Score Yet Ultraviolet: Season 1 (TV, 2017) The show isn't the perfect crime procedural - solving a new whodunit each episode can lead to predictable outcomes. But the characters are offbeat enough to pique interest, and the writers slip in plenty of sly jokes. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
100% Project Runway: Season 17 (TV, 2004) "Project Runway" may have been out, but now it's back in. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
81% The Break With Michelle Wolf: Season 1 (TV, 2018) That segment serves as a reminder that Michelle Wolf is a dangerous comic. She says she "broke" the correspondents' dinner. Maybe she'll end up breaking TV, too. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
100% Jane the Virgin: Season 5 (TV, 2014) Yet as ridiculous as the show might seem, "Jane" is at its heart about very real human dilemmas regarding love and trust and family bonds. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
94% The Other Two: Season 1 (TV, 2019) Sometimes things get a bit too ridiculous... But there are also tender moments that make the siblings seem a little more sympathetic. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
100% Documentary Now!: Season 3 (TV, 2015) The fake documentary skewers the pretentiousness and earnestness of documentarians, as well as the fact that people are willing to utter the most ridiculous and self-incriminating statements when facing a camera. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
100% Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters: Season 1 (TV, 2018) So you do have to like Goldthwait's sometimes warped humor, but then again, the jokes are pretty funny and the cast is top notch. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
90% Casual: Season 4 (TV, 2015-2018) "Casual" packs an extraordinary amount of plot and wit into each half-hour episode. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
96% Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 4 (TV, 2015) Despite its laughs, the show is a bit creaky. Carol Kane's landlady Lillian tries too hard to be annoyingly nutty... But Kimmy is still riveting. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
100% Rosehaven: Season 1 (TV, 2016-2017) Therein lies the beauty of "Rosehaven": It makes you feel like you're a million miles away in a very special place, and it also makes you very glad that Barbara McCallum is not your mother. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
70% Dark Tourist: Season 1 (TV, 2018) Is there not an ethics editor at Netflix who could have suggested, "It's always going to be too soon for an irreverent look at serial killing?" - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
90% The Tick: Season 1 (TV, 2016) The show's superchallenge is to balance goofiness and poignancy, super-cheesy feats and emotional rawness. In its first few episodes, "The Tick" ticks off all those boxes. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
92% Nailed It!: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Nailed It" winks at us as we laugh at it, poking fun at the seamlessness of reality shows. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
100% Vice Principals: Season 2 (TV, 2016-2017) Mr. Gamby, we're not laughing with you, we're laughing at you. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
100% Rectify: Season 3 (TV, 2013-2016) I don't think it's possible to say one show is better than any other. But this understated Southern drama is definitely one of a kind. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2015
92% iZombie: Season 1 (TV, 2015) There's never been a series quite like this one: a self-mocking mash-up of zombie thriller, detective show and single-girl-in-the-city comedy. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2015