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Mark Dawidziak

Mark Dawidziak

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Mark Dawidziak's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
71% The Exorcist: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Eerily effective, this one will prove a devilish surprise for those expecting a reboot more terrible than terrifying. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 9, 2016
No Score Yet Pure Genius: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The writing is what ails the anemic rookie, which is taking the prime-time field with an embarrassingly inappropriate title. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 9, 2016
93% Pitch: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "One of the more impressive home runs of the fall season. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 9, 2016
27% Notorious: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "There's nothing inspired about this drama inspired by the stories of criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable news producer Wendy Walker (both on board as executive producers). " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 9, 2016
No Score Yet The Great Indoors: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Paper-thin characters are moved though predictable proceedings. If you venture into The Great Indoors, you'll be wandering in search of real laughs and realistic people - neither of which ever materializes. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 9, 2016
84% Designated Survivor: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "It's a fun, high-octane ride, with a fine supporting cast (Natascha McElhone, Maggie Q and Kal Penn), but it could use a boost in the credibility department. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 9, 2016
98% Speechless: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Minnie Driver manages to lift a heavy-handed script to give this wonderfully well-intentioned comedy a fighting chance. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 9, 2016
58% Lethal Weapon: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Nothing here will make you forget the original film, but this series version is fun, fast-paced and not without charm. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 9, 2016
100% No Tomorrow: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Give yourself the chance to fall in love with this one...It's a strange brew, but the mixture is bewitching. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 9, 2016
25% Bull: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Some considerably more depth is needed to tip things in favor of this formulaic load of Bull. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 9, 2016
91% This Is Us: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Even as you acknowledge how overtly it plays the emotional cards, you can't help being won over by this feel-good drama with the ideally cast Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia and Sterling K. Brown. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 9, 2016
29% Conviction: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The Alphabet Network quickly found a new job for Hayley Atwell, star of the canceled Agent Carter. Too bad this assignment is to carry an incredibly labored and vapid concept. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 9, 2016
No Score Yet Timeless: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Dreary dialogue and colorless characters bog down this series as it clumsily follows a scientist, a soldier and a history professor pursuing a mysterious criminal who stole a secret time machine. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 9, 2016
No Score Yet Man With a Plan: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "This isn't so much as Man With a Plan as Matt Needs a Script. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 9, 2016
30% Kevin Can Wait: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The plot doesn't sound all that promising, but Kevin Can Wait actually qualifies as quality time. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 9, 2016
53% Son of Zorn: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The concept has you smiling, and the pilot episode keeps you smiling (if not laughing out loud). The scripts need to make like Zorn and muscle up. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 9, 2016
72% Downton Abbey: Season 4 (TV, 2014) "Some of the servings can get a bit frothy, to be sure, but for those whose tastes run to stately epics like Brideshead Revisited and Upstairs Downstairs, it's a grand place to visit...and linger...and feast. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jun 29, 2016
80% Downton Abbey: Season 5 (TV, 2015) "Downton Abbey is elegant storytelling set in an elegant world, but, make no mistake, Fellowes is a keen observer with one wicked sense of humor. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jun 29, 2016
97% Orange is the New Black: Season 4 (TV, 2016) "This ambitious mix of comedy and drama is about to get more ambitious. A complex show is about to get more complex. An acclaimed series is about to earn more acclaim. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jun 13, 2016
63% BrainDead: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The wickedly smart BrainDead is the ideal summer series arriving at the ideal time during an election year that has seen rhetoric pushed to deafening, often-bizarre extremes. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jun 10, 2016
100% Jackie Robinson: Season One (TV, 2016) "From the first frame, it's clear that Jackie Robinson is a genuine labor of love. The warmly crafted two-part, four-hour PBS documentary from filmmaker Ken Burns positively glows with its admiration for the man and his accomplishments. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Apr 11, 2016
80% Confirmation (2016) "Washington and Pierce never yield the floor, giving Emmy-worthy performances that are at the heart of this film. You can see the difficulties in each of their faces in the glare of the fireworks exploding all around them. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Apr 11, 2016
100% Jackie Robinson "From the first frame, it's clear that Jackie Robinson is a genuine labor of love. The warmly crafted two-part, four-hour PBS documentary from filmmaker Ken Burns positively glows with its admiration for the man and his accomplishments. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Apr 11, 2016
72% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "Fear the Walking Dead, mostly due to its superb cast, is considerably more than nothing, yet fans will need to forgive much in order to stick with it and The Walking Dead. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Apr 8, 2016
No Score Yet Mr. Selfridge: Season 4 (TV, 2016) "Before it departs, however, Mr. Selfridge has some enticing items to tempt those shopping for a quality viewing experience. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Mar 23, 2016
17% Heartbeat: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The moribund midseason series is a patchwork operation that sloppily stitches together bits and pieces of healthier hospital shows, past and present. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Mar 18, 2016
87% House of Cards: Season 4 (TV, 2016) "The writers and producers have found their way back to the wonderfully twisted path that made this Netflix series so addictive, so intriguing, so much cutthroat fun. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Feb 29, 2016
97% The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Here, in fact, is a sturdy model for what could be future editions in an American Crime Story franchise... There is one problem with that. The People v. O.J. Simpson will be one tough act to follow. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jan 29, 2016
65% The X-Files: Season 10 (TV, 2016) "You might be tempted to give up on the miniseries return of The X-Files after the first hour. That would be a mistake. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jan 22, 2016
80% Saints & Strangers: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "More than just unvarnished and unromanticized explorations of the Mayflower voyage and the founding of the Plymouth colony.... graphically lacing the tale with copious amounts of violence, disease, conflict, bloodshed, hardship and death. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Nov 20, 2015
95% The Man in the High Castle: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The best new show of the fall season (and there is no close second) is not on a broadcast network... The honor belongs to... Amazon and its luminous series version of The Man in the High Castle. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Nov 18, 2015
53% Into the Badlands: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The writing must be as good as the fighting. Then this fledgling series might show some real character. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Nov 18, 2015
78% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "Then again, this was only the first night, and there are plenty of nights ahead to settle into the job and develop his own persona and Daily routine. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 29, 2015
49% The Bastard Executioner: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Just when you're thinking the battle is lost, Sutter goes all medieval on us and pulls everything together in a fiercely compelling manner. Patience is rewarded, and The Bastard Executioner suddenly becomes every bit as addictive as it is intriguing. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 14, 2015
77% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's much better than we had any right to expect, and it could get better. It's fascinating in its own eerie way, if also somewhat formulaic. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Aug 24, 2015
53% Blunt Talk: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The waste of this much talent is almost criminal, and, given the nature of the scripts, one charge against the writers would be assault with a blunt object. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Aug 17, 2015
36% Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015) "The best way to soak in the experience is to let it wash over you like a shark-infested summer storm. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jul 20, 2015
79% The Strain: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "The Strain continues to rely too much on action and not enough on compelling character development. The uneven results are entertaining but hardly infectious. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jul 13, 2015
88% HUMANS: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "What is uncommonly special about Humans is the depth of the character development with humans and robots. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jun 29, 2015
64% True Detective : Season 2 (TV, 2015) "There still are storytelling problems, yet there's also evidence that the story is getting on track. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jun 19, 2015
50% The Astronaut Wives Club: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "What's supposed to be fueling this vehicle is a formula mixing historical drama and soap. But without more potent storytelling, "The Astronaut Wives Club" only can reach a limited orbit. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jun 12, 2015
100% Penny Dreadful: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "It preys on your mind, giving you much to think about as it twists and turns its way down dark Victorian paths. It captures your heart. And, yes, it occasionally turns your stomach. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted May 1, 2015
92% iZombie: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "This show manages to give us the hilarious, horrific and heroic... and it has brains. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Mar 13, 2015
77% House of Cards: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "While the political dynamics have changed greatly, House of Cards remains an addictive mixture of over-the-top soap opera, wicked dark comedy and sly melodrama. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Feb 23, 2015
97% Better Call Saul: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Despite the similarities, Better Call Saul is very much its own mixed bag of murky morality. Gilligan's two AMC series share a common trajectory and a marvelous visual sense, but they are different in tone and execution. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Feb 6, 2015
47% Allegiance: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "One might be tempted to categorize Allegiance as The Americans-lite, because that's pretty much what is. The NBC newcomer doesn't have its cable cousin's depth in cast or storytelling. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jan 30, 2015
100% The Americans: Season 3 (TV, 2015) "The Americans still has those artfully shot scenes that leave you nervously glancing over your shoulder. It still has the deeply felt performances. And, if our intel is correct, it's still getting better. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jan 26, 2015
58% Sons of Liberty: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The writing in Sons of Liberty is as watered-down as the tea in Boston Harbor in 1773. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jan 26, 2015
100% Justified: Season 6 (TV, 2015) "There must be an alternate universe where Justified is fully recognized for what it is: one of the greatest shows in television history. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jan 20, 2015
35% Backstrom: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's not the character work or the performances that take Backstrom in the occasional wrong direction. The evidence convicts the writing, which is suspect in each of the three episodes sent to critics. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jan 15, 2015
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