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Mark Trammell

Mark Trammell
Mark Trammell's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): TV Equals

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Vikings: Season 5 (TV, 2017-2018) While it may lack the budget or the big names of that show, Vikings nonetheless still engages, entertains and enthralls, thanks to a winning cast, grounded-in-history plotlines and bloody battles and sexy moments that push the boundaries.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
71% American Horror Story: Cult - Great Again (TV Episode) Finally, after several dubiously plotted and questionably executed season finales in a row, American Horror Story: Cult managed to stick the landing, with an ending that was as solid as the best of the series.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
80% American Horror Story: Cult - Charles (Manson) in Charge (TV Episode) Whatever the case, this season has been one wild ride, that's for sure. I'd have to say it's my favorite since "Coven" on the whole, and arguably the most cohesive, "Roanoke" notwithstanding.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
83% The Walking Dead: Season 8 - The Big Scary U (TV Episode) I've quite enjoyed the season so far. Any complaints that last season was too slow-moving have been readily addressed- there's already been more action this season damn near than the last two seasons combined.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
74% Star Trek: Discovery: Chapters 1 & 2 - Into the Forest I Go (TV Episode) To say the least, the mid-season fall finale of "Star Trek: Discovery" was everything a fan of the show could want, and might even have been ground-breaking enough to convince a few naysayers in the process.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017
94% Star Trek: Discovery: Chapters 1 & 2 - Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (TV Episode) The most recent episode was the first one for me that actually felt sort of like old-school Star Trek. Not that the other episodes were bad or anything, or felt that much out of character with the previous series.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
100% Star Trek: Discovery: Chapters 1 & 2 - Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad (TV Episode) That's a lot of ground to cover in one episode, but, thanks to the whole time loop conceit, the episode was able to tackle it all and more, and in a convincing way.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
91% Mr. Robot: Season 3 - Shutdown -R (TV Episode) As for this season, I thoroughly enjoyed it, and thought it was a definite step up from the last one.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
75% Mr. Robot: Season 3 - Eps3.8_Stage3.Torrent (TV Episode) Until then, lots to savor. I'm halfway tempted to re-watch the entire season to date again, I've liked it so much.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
100% Mr. Robot: Season 3 - Eps3.7_Dont-Delete-Me.Ko (TV Episode) This has been nothing if not a compelling season thus far, more than making up for any shortcomings of the previous season, which had a tendency to drag a bit for many people.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
100% Mr. Robot: Season 3 - Eps3.5_Kill-Process.Inc (TV Episode) Episode six featured some valuable character background for Angela that helped us understand why she felt compelled to do what she did- and the repercussions of her doing it on her already fragile state of mind.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2017
80% Mr. Robot: Season 3 - Eps3.6_Fredrick+Tanya.Chk (TV Episode) I'm kind of at a loss as to what to expect from the final run of episodes this season, as many of these last few episodes easily could have functioned as a season finale as it is.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2017
92% Mr. Robot: Season 3 - Eps3.4_Runtime-Error.R00 (TV Episode) The fifth episode featured an awe-inspiring sequence which looked to be shot in one continuous take, even if some computer trickery might have been used in key places.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
91% Mr. Robot: Season 3 - Eps3.3_Metadata.Par2 (TV Episode) I'm loving this season so far.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
100% Mr. Robot: Season 3 - Eps3.1_Undo.Gz (TV Episode) These last two episodes of "Mr. Robot" both helped to propel the plot forward and filled-in-the-blanks about the past in a way that helped things make that much more sense...‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
100% American Horror Story: Cult - Drink the Kool-Aid (TV Episode) I love the socio-political bent, and if Murphy's point is sometimes as hard to follow as Kai's, at least there's never a dull moment. ‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
85% American Horror Story: Cult - Valerie Solanas Died for Your Sins: Scumbag (TV Episode) This season keeps getting better and better the more we know, and Murphy and his writers have perfectly plotted some real curve-balls this season that I genuinely didn't see coming.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
88% American Horror Story: Cult - Mid-Western Assassin (TV Episode) Obviously, the timing of the episode was too close for comfort to the tragic events in Las Vegas, so producer Ryan Murphy wisely trimmed things down a bit.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
85% American Horror Story: Cult - Holes (TV Episode) The good definitely outweighs the bad, overall.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
73% American Horror Story: Cult - Neighbors from Hell (TV Episode) Nothing is deadlier than horror than being boring. That's way scarier than any killer clowns, am I right?‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
88% American Horror Story: Cult - Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (TV Episode) I can't imagine animal lovers cared too much for that one, but yeah, they went there. ‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
84% American Horror Story: Cult - Election Night (TV Episode) While it remains to be seen whether or not the rest of the season lives up to the premiere, so good so far. Now bring on the Cult- and the bees. ‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
85% Mr. Mercedes: Season 1 (TV, 2017) I may have my quibbles about some of it, particularly in terms of the unnecessary changes, but overall, it's a pretty solid adaptation to date. ‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
10% Marvel's Inhumans: Season 1 (TV, 2017) Indeed, for such an impressively mounted endeavor, it sure looks pretty cheap, for the most part, leaving one to wonder if the show wouldn't have been better off simply forgoing the IMAX thing and going straight-to-TV.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
62% The Mist: Season 1 (TV, 2017) So far, the good definitely outweighs the bad, in my book.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
60% Midnight, Texas: Season 1 (TV, 2017) Midnight, Texas is passable entertainment, and if your options are limited for one reason or another, then you could do a lot worse. I don't expect it to be a break-out hit or anything, but it'll do for summer, I suppose.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
No Score Yet The Originals: Season 4 (TV, 2017) This wasn't a bad run of episodes, even if the show fell back on some of the old tropes of the genre.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
100% The Strain: Season 4 (TV, 2017) It's obvious that all of the core cast members are spread out all over the place, but are still in touch to some degree, with each working towards a specific goal.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2017
78% Star Trek: Discovery: Chapters 1 & 2 - Lethe (TV Episode) All that really, truly matters is if the show is any good. Does it hold my interest? Am I not entertained, as it were? And so far, the answer is mostly yes. ‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
79% Star Trek: Discovery: Chapters 1 & 2 - The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry (TV Episode) The show might still be finding its footing, sure, but you can say that about a lot of classic shows when they first started out, as I mentioned in my last review. Give it time, and this "STD" might be worth catching. (Sorry, had to do it!)‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2017
88% Star Trek: Discovery: Chapters 1 & 2 - Battle at the Binary Stars (TV Episode) It was also a kind of a letdown ... especially to a long-time fan.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
100% Star Trek: Discovery: Chapters 1 & 2 - The Vulcan Hello (TV Episode) This is obviously going to be a show that reflects the current times we live in, just as the past shows did before it.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
94% Stranger Things: Season 2 (TV, 2017) That said, the good definitely outweighs the bad here, and there are enough improvements on the first series to bode well for the third.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
78% Mr. Robot: Season 3 - Eps3.2_Legacy.So (TV Episode) Say what you will about the show's wrong turns, it all feels like part of one big sprawling whole story that will fit together perfectly and make perfect sense when all is said and done. The third episode proved that Esmail knows what he's doing‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
100% Mr. Robot: Season 3 - Eps3.0_Power-Saver-Mode.H (TV Episode) Mr. Robot is truly a show like no other, and fans wouldn't have it any other way.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
56% American Horror Story: Roanoke - Chapter 10 (TV Episode) I may not have hated it, and it certainly had its moments, but overall, it was just so-so.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
60% American Horror Story: Roanoke - Chapter 8 (TV Episode) This was a quick-moving episode, and if not quite as satisfying as the last one, at least it was never boring. I also like that they are still bringing in new people, as it provides more fodder for the ghosts and Polks and what have you. ‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
100% American Horror Story: Roanoke - Chapter 7 (TV Episode) I will say that the show's saving grace this season lies in two things: its sense of humor, and the admittedly impressive and amusingly gratuitous amount of gore. ‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
93% American Horror Story: Roanoke - Chapter 6 (TV Episode) It was [the] sort of "Reality TV" wrangling that gave the episode its best moments‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
100% The Vampire Diaries: Season 8 (TV, 2016-2017) All told, it should make for an interesting run of final episodes. ‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
92% American Gods: Season 1 (TV, 2017) I'm loving this so far, and can't wait to see more. ‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted May 8, 2017
77% DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 2 (TV, 2016-2017) The first two episodes of the new year of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" have both been a lot of fun, even if the two respective groups have often been at odds with one another throughout. Not that it's necessarily a bad thing, mind you.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
69% Preacher: Season 2 - The End of the Road (TV Episode) What made SOK and Herr Starr great foes in particular was that we got these great flashbacks to their histories, shedding light on who they were and how they came to be the way they are now in a way that fleshed them out as characters.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
91% Preacher: Season 2 (TV, 2017) I'm definitely looking forward to what the show has in store for us this season, and though I will miss some of the characters from the first season, it's nice to be headed more firmly into comics territory.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
89% Preacher: Season 2 - On Your Knees (TV Episode) I do think that, while the whole Eugene in Hell subplot was a bit too dragged out, in the end, it was worth it.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
75% Preacher: Season 2 - Puzzle Piece (TV Episode) The show made deft use of Edith Piaf's music (of all things) as a way of building intensity in the Grail attack, and that the bits about Harry Connick Jr. were a hoot, though you have to wonder what he might think of them, lol. ‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
70% Preacher: Season 2 - Holes (TV Episode) Holes featured a solid amount of character development of our favorite vampire.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
100% Preacher: Season 2 - Pig (TV Episode) t's a kick to see Starr brought to life in such wonderful terms as we got in episode 3, "Pig."‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
100% Orphan Black: Season 5 - To Right the Wrongs of Many (TV Episode) Thank you, John Fawcett (who also directed the finale) and Graeme Manson and all of the other writers who developed the show, and in particular, Tatiana Maslany, who, more than anyone else, helped bring it to life in such a spectacular fashion. ‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
93% Orphan Black: Season 5 (TV, 2017) While certain characters' motivations remain sketchy at times, as does their behavior... the show is nonetheless off to a good start, and keeping things moving at a decent pace overall.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017