MaryAnn Sleasman

MaryAnn Sleasman
MaryAnn Sleasman's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): TV Guide TV.com
Publications: TV Guide, TV.com

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
79% The Handmaid's Tale: Season 3 (TV, 2017) It's weird to be crying over this show for happy reasons, but here we are. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
85% Gotham: Season 5 (TV, 2014) After a season of brutality and heartbreak, devastating defeat, and a hard-won victory, this finale just felt too neat. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
71% Glee: Season 5 (TV, 2009-2015) Season 5 ultimately delivered an exciting turnaround for those of us who remember the days when we actually looked forward to watching this show and still want to believe that Glee has the capacity to be great again. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
65% Glee: Season 4 (TV, 2009-2015) It wasn't perfect, but a lot of that can be chalked up to the growing pains... Season 4 was very much a transitional season, and when you look at it as such, the season did what it needed to do. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
57% The Big C: Hereafter (TV, 2010-2013) A chore of a series at times that never really managed to figure out how to balance its dark humor with its dark subject matter, and over the course of Hereafter, seemed to sprint... as though the series itself was tired of itself. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
94% Nurse Jackie: Season 4 (TV, 2009-2015) Nurse Jackie's fourth season is entertaining and surprisingly sweet. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
86% Being Human (US): Season 4 (TV, 2011-2014) Being Human was able to bow out gracefully. If TV shows had souls, then Being Human's would be greeted with the biggest and shiniest door it could possibly receive. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
78% Gotham: Season 3 - Heroes Rise: Pretty Hate Machine (TV Episode) I'm just having trouble looking past the doomsday dirty bomb aspect of Ra's introduction and, you guys, I am so sick of the Tetch virus constantly popping back up. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
80% Gotham: Season 3 - Heroes Rise: All Will Be Judged (TV Episode) If it wasn't for the delightful jailbreaking hijinks of Riddler and Penguin, which managed to grab my attention firmly enough to let all the other crazy in this episode digest, I'd argue that "All Will Be Judged" was too busy... - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
91% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Time Bomb (TV Episode) Jim and Lee just aren't that interesting or sympathetic compared to literally everyone else on this show right now. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
90% The Flash: Season 1 - Out of Time (TV Episode) Once I got over my early disappointment in response toe The Flash's decision to wipe the slate clean following "Out of Time," "Rogue Time" revealed itself to be a worthy sequel. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
100% Grimm: Season 5 (TV, 2011-2017) I didn't think it was possible for Grimm to rope me back in, but who can resist a good old fashioned resistance story? - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
90% Gotham: Season 3 - Heroes Rise: Heavydirtysoul (TV Episode) For an ending, it's a promising beginning to the show's upcoming fourth season. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2017
90% Gotham: Season 3 - Heroes Rise: The Primal Riddle (TV Episode) Gotham has wasted no time since its return from The Longest Hiatus Ever in getting back into the crazy swing of things, and so far, everyone who is anyone in Gotham has been invited to the party. - TV Guide EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2017
82% Gotham: Season 3 - Heroes Rise: How the Riddler Got His Name (TV Episode) "How the Riddler Got His Name" was an occasionally zany, occasionally touching, and completely satisfying baptism of crazy that saw the final transition from tortured killer-nerd Ed Nygma (Cory Michael Smith) to The Riddler - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2017
92% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: The Gentle Art of Making Enemies (TV Episode) The irony of all of this development is that the future of Gotham ultimately can't be seen on Gotham, simply by nature of what the series is. That doesn't mean we can't enjoy the hell out of it, though. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
75% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Ghosts (TV Episode) I know Gotham can do better. It has done better. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2017
75% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Beware the Green-Eyed Monster (TV Episode) If you can't bring yourself to be heavily invested in Gotham's big, angsty love story of Jim and Lee, it's okay, because they're the worst, but unfortunately, that means that "Beware the Green-Eyed Monster" didn't have much to offer. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
85% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: The Executioner (TV Episode) Mad City: The Executioner" felt like the sort of episode a series like Gotham in the place where it is right now, needs in order to reroute and regroup. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
58% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Blood Rush (TV Episode) Penguin and Nygma's complex and deliciously tragic relationship could have been a high point in a season that sorely needs one, but that would have required nuance and after three seasons, I can't make excuses anymore -- Gotham just can't do it. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2016
69% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Red Queen (TV Episode) The not-so-good: everything else and do not get me started on Penguin's (Robin Lord Taylor) new role as the evil gay man creepily pining for his straight bestie while attempting to sabotage bestie's shiny new hetero hook-up. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2016
92% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Follow the White Rabbit (TV Episode) Now, this is some Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) man-angst I can actually get behind. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
88% Continuum: Season 4 (TV, 2012-2015) Given Continuum's habit of constantly being awesome, I trust the writers implicitly as we begin the dive into the final chapter of Kiera's story. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
80% Continuum: Season 2 (TV, 2012-2015) "Second Chances" did a good job of pulling on the loose threads from Season 1 without stretching them past their breaking point. Hopefully, we'll get more answers. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
83% Suits: Season 3 (TV, 2011) I think this is gonna get messy, kids-and I can't wait! - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
85% Suits: Season 2 (TV, 2011) I think that my favorite Mike-and-Harvey interactions are those in which they try to out-movie-geek each other. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2017
86% Supernatural: Season 12 (TV, 2005) Supernatural is very much at ease with being a serialized story, but too often, each season can feel isolated from its brethren. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
92% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: New Day Rising (TV Episode) Who knew that the been-there-done-that mayor storyline would end its first act on such a high note? - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2016
93% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Look Into My Eyes (TV Episode) The Penguin-running-for-mayor storyline is as tired as it gets, but with nothing else going for it, Gotham gave itself no choice but to beat that dead bird to ultra extra death. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2016
69% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Burn the Witch (TV Episode) It's clear that Gotham ultimately determined it simply didn't know what to do with Ivy in the context that it created for her. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2016
92% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Better to Reign in Hell... (TV Episode) Gotham has returned to our TVs at last, bringing with it the usual messy trail of WTF and AWESOME because this series can't decide if it wants to be a serious show on serious Earth or some kind of uncomfortable Batman '66 mashup. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2016
72% Graceland: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2015) I'm excited because it's establishing twisty alliances and character motives right off the bat-something that could make all the difference when it comes to the show's ability to deliver. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2016
88% American Horror Story: Asylum - Madness Ends (TV Episode) Once again, American Horror Story's magical mystery gore has come to a heartwarming-in-a-psychotic-way end. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2016
100% Suits: Season 5 (TV, 2011) Sometimes something comes along that sounds like the streaky part of the toilet paper and it manages to transcend the suck and be wonderful..."Faith" falls into this category. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
70% Falling Skies: Season 5 (TV, 2011-2015) I was underwhelmed by Falling Skies' return largely because I was so impressed by the Season 4 finale. It promised us a new world. I'm still waiting for my new world. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2015
100% The Librarians: Season 2 (TV, 2014-2018) The Librarians is just so fun. It's a weird little show that takes the Warehouse 13 concept and does it better (probably because it came first) with tighter writing, excellent casting, and a broader sense of adventure. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2015
64% Gotham: Season 2 - Wrath of the Villains: Transference (TV Episode) Season 2 of Gotham came full circle in its finale, when once again, manufactured madness was let loose on a helpless city. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2016
73% Gotham: Season 2 - Wrath of the Villains: A Legion of Horribles (TV Episode) No. Please no. Not this hammy nonsense again. Gotham has evolved in Fish's absence, and while it's still completely nutrageous at times... Season 2 grounded Gotham in something resembling its own version of "realism." - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2016
83% Gotham: Season 2 - Wrath of the Villains: Unleashed (TV Episode) My favorite part of "Unleashed," other than the unfortunate incident between Azrael and the boomlog, was that Jim Gordon was basically reduced to an afterthought and even Bruce remarked, at one point, "I'm sick of trusting Detective Gordon!" - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2016
90% Gotham: Season 2 - Wrath of the Villains: Azrael (TV Episode) This is an Ed [Nygma] with nothing to lose and no shred of his timid old self. Is he digging way over his head for Arkham's secrets? Probably, but I can't wait to see what happens. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2016
91% Gotham: Season 2 - Wrath of the Villains: Pinewood (TV Episode) It was sad. It also finally gave us some actual solid clues to work with as we follow Bruce and Gordon down the rabbit hole of office politics and assassination. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2016
82% Gotham: Season 2 - Wrath of the Villains: Into the Woods (TV Episode) Gotham's depravity just amuses me because when Gotham decides it wants to be American Horror Story Lite, it does it so well and so happily. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2016
91% Gotham: Season 2 - Wrath of the Villains: Prisoners (TV Episode) Gotham's history can be so rich and complex when written well, with an eye for the tragic and the absurd. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2016
92% Gotham: Season 2 - Wrath of the Villains: Mad Grey Dawn (TV Episode) YES. Everything about "Mad Grey Dawn" was just a yes forever and ever. Amen. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2016
91% Gotham: Season 2 - Wrath of the Villains: This Ball of Mud and Meanness (TV Episode) It certainly felt like we were getting back to business... and right now, business is good. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2016
82% Gotham: Season 2 - Wrath of the Villains: A Dead Man Feels No Cold (TV Episode) "A Dead Man Feels No Cold" had so many delicious layers, like a cake made of sadness and hallucinogens. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2016
100% Gotham: Season 2 - Wrath of the Villains: Mr. Freeze (TV Episode) "Mr. Freeze" may not have been the most exciting mid-season premiere of all time, but as far as the Mr. Freeze mythology goes, this origin story hit all the right notes. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2016
80% Gotham: Season 2 - Rise of the Villains: The Son of Gotham (TV Episode) That was magical. In "Son of Gotham," Penguin and Nygma continued to play the odd couple and Bruce broke Silver St. Cloud's cold dead heart while also admitting that Selina was obviously way more awesome than the professional mean girl. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2015
63% Gotham: Season 2 - Rise of the Villains: A Bitter Pill to Swallow (TV Episode) Nygma and Penguin were just entertaining and fun. Robin Lord Taylor and Cory Michael Smith have some of the best chemistry we've seen on the series. - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2015
63% Gotham: Season 2 - Rise of the Villains: Tonight's the Night (TV Episode) This is the demented Gotham we loved so much in the beginning of this season! - TV.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2015