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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
97% The Americans: Season 5 (TV, 2017) As per usual, the current season of "The Americans" is off to a magnificent start.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 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
100% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 4 (TV, 2016) If anything, as far as I'm concerned, the show is back on track overall, after a slightly off-kilter first half of the season, marred by splitting up the team too much for too long and an overtly dour tone.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
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
94% Westworld: Season 1 - The Bicameral Mind (TV Episode) I really and truly enjoyed the ride, warts and all. Sure, there were plot holes, but also plenty of wiggle room... Remember, we only saw what the writers wanted us to see. Who knows what other secrets lurk elsewhere? Can't wait to find out in Season Two!‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
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
91% Westworld: Season 1 - Contrapasso (TV Episode) Hopkins and Harris are rock solid as always, but Simpson and Barnes are also doing good work with their respective roles, exploring both the light and dark sides of what Westworld has to offer.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 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
92% 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
No Score Yet Elementary: Season 5 (TV, 2016-2017) After several complicated seasons, the show seems to have streamlined things considerably this season, perhaps responding to some peoples' frustrations with how complex things had gotten in recent years. ‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
87% American Horror Story: Roanoke - Chapter 5 (TV Episode) As much as everyone was anticipating the return of Peters, let's take a moment to acknowledge the real MVP here...Doris Kearns Goodwin?‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
90% American Horror Story: Roanoke - Chapter 4 (TV Episode) It does seem that the one that has the first five episodes reflecting elements of each previous season has already more or less come to pass, what with the mention of the Mott family in this episode. ‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
92% American Horror Story: Roanoke - Chapter 3 (TV Episode) I must admit, this has been fun, trying to figure out where all this is going, and if the idea was to keep people guessing and engaged, then in that case, Murphy and company have already succeeded. ‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
64% American Horror Story: Roanoke - Chapter 2 (TV Episode) This was another decent enough episode, albeit with some dubious moves made by all concerned. ‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
81% American Horror Story: Roanoke - Chapter 1 (TV Episode) So, was it worth the wait?... Hard to say just yet, but color my interest piqued- for now. We'll just have to wait and see where it goes from here before I make any serious judgment calls. Until then, it was okay, I suppose. Not great, but okay.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016
83% Scream Queens: Season 2 (TV, 2016) Though Scream Again took a hot minute to get going, once it did, it was entertaining enough.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2016
100% Elementary: Season 4 (TV, 2015-2016) A solid enough premiere that was well-worth the wait, not in the least because the show didn't pull any punches, for the most part. ‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2016
100% Westworld: Season 1 - The Original (TV Episode) Might this be HBO's heir apparent to the Game of Thrones, um, throne? Could be. Either way, I'm in for the season, that's for sure. ‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2016
67% American Horror Story: Coven - The Seven Wonders (TV Episode) In many ways, this episode drove home the real underlying theme, which was a retelling of the Christ story, with witches. ‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016
58% American Horror Story: Coven - Go to Hell (TV Episode) Television doesn't get much better than this, folks.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016
85% American Horror Story: Coven - Protect the Coven (TV Episode) I'm glad they took a deep breath before the big battle that is now inevitable. Of course, that's a relative term for this show. ‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016
83% American Horror Story: Coven - The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks (TV Episode) Those of us who worried that they might tone things down in the presence of such a superstar need not have, because even by this show's standards this was pretty out there stuff.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016
83% American Horror Story: Coven - Head (TV Episode) As ever, some great dialogue throughout.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016
87% American Horror Story: Coven - The Sacred Taking (TV Episode) Transitional or not, this episode zipped by like nobody's business, thanks to a taut script by co-creator Ryan Murphy, and the typically stylish direction from series regular Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016
100% American Horror Story: Coven - The Dead (TV Episode) I gotta hand it to American Horror Story: Coven -- it really knows how to keep viewers guessing.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016
93% American Horror Story: Coven - The Axeman Cometh (TV Episode) The addition of the Axeman worked well, and I especially liked that he immediately went after Fiona, rather than going after the other witches.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016
100% American Horror Story: Coven - Burn, Witch. Burn! (TV Episode) All in all, a pretty excellent episode, if a bit nutty. But hey, it wouldn't be American Horror Story if it didn't go off the rails every now and again. Great stuff. This may well end up being my favorite season yet.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016
92% American Horror Story: Coven - Fearful Pranks Ensue (TV Episode) A pretty decent episode all around. Looking forward to seeing what kind of damage the zombies do, and whether or not Myrtle gets the burned-at-the-stake treatment.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016
100% American Horror Story: Coven - The Replacements (TV Episode) This was a real button-pushing episode. Between whacking Nancy Drew and all the incest and bestiality, you have to wonder if Standards and Practices was asleep on the job for this one.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016
100% American Horror Story: Coven - Boy Parts (TV Episode) In the latest episode of American Horror Story: Coven, I was happy to see that the show has continued its methodical pacing thus far.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016
79% American Horror Story: Coven - Bitchcraft (TV Episode) It was a solid premiere, and I think the more straight-forward approach bodes well for what the season will hopefully turn out to be if they don't get overly ambitious.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2016
54% Dead of Summer: Season 1 (TV, 2016) While it remains to be seen whether the show gets better from here and there's definitely room for improvement- so good, so far.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
94% Thirteen: Miniseries (TV, 2016) Despite the well-worn premise, it's still intriguing enough to keep one wondering what will happen next and who's up to what, which is saying something. ‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
61% American Gothic: Season 1 (TV, 2016) This is a fun little time-waster, with a solid enough cast and a nifty enough hook to keep one watching, at least for a relatively breezy self-contained thirteen episodes.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
65% BrainDead: Season 1 (TV, 2016) This was a somewhat slight-but-fun show that's perfectly fine as summer viewing.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2016
91% Cleverman: Season 1 (TV, 2016) It's at the very least, a fairly interesting premise and just compelling enough to keep one watching, especially with the limited pickings during the summer months.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2016
11% Damien: Season 1 (TV, 2016) While only time will tell if it warrants must-see status, Damien is off to a decent enough start, thanks to a polished look, a solid cast- especially Hershey, who exudes the menace she perfected in the likes of Black Swan- and some excellent gore effects.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2016
30% Second Chance: Season 1 (TV, 2016) The show will likely become more of a standard crime procedural, though there were glimpses of something else interesting going on underneath the surface which might bode well for its future. One can only hope.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2016
No Score Yet Major Crimes: Season 5 (TV, 2016-2017) All in all, it was a solid enough premiere, with a decent amount of set-up for the season to come, without getting too far into the sort of long-term storytelling that defined the latter half of last season.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2016
100% Zoo: Season 2 (TV, 2016) The fact that they make it as plausible as they do is a miracle as it is. I can live with the occasional discrepancy, so long as the show is entertaining, and this was.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
54% The Shannara Chronicles: Season 1 (TV, 2016) Yes, it all feels relatively familiar and admittedly derivative in places, but its way better than one might expect from the network that typically traffics in the likes of Teen Mom and Ridiculousness.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2016
75% Outsiders: Season 1 (TV, 2016) I was in dire need of something to fill the void of SOA and Justified, and this definitely fits the bill. Only time will tell if it smoothes out the rough edges and becomes something more than a guilty pleasure.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2016
No Score Yet Pretty Little Liars: Season 7 (TV, 2016) If this does indeed prove to be the final season- rumors abound that there will be a movie, or at the very least, a spin-off of some sort- then it certainly started with a bang, if this episode was any indication.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2016
100% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Series Finale (TV, 2015) I enjoyed it overall, and it was undeniably fun seeing old faces again.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2015
72% The Catch: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) The Catch is just watchable enough and the core cast just compelling and likable enough to sustain itself for at least a season.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2016
59% The Family: Season 1 (TV, 2015) Nothing you haven't seen before, but just engaging enough to keep you watching.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2016
80% Colony: Season 1 (TV, 2016) The set-up is not without merit- let's see where they go with it. Hopefully, it will be somewhere interesting. If not, better luck next time, all concerned.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2016
63% American Horror Story: Hotel - Be Our Guest (TV Episode) On the whole, I'd have to say it was on a par with the first season, in terms of emotional impact. I might have enjoyed Coven more overall, but Hotel was pretty damn solid, I must say.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2016
86% American Horror Story: Hotel - She Gets Revenge (TV Episode) The important thing is that the good ultimately outweighs the bad, which is the most one can ask for on this show.‐ TV Equals
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2015