Matt Paproth

Matt Paproth
Matt Paproth's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): PopMatters
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TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
38% Dexter: Season 6 (TV, 2006-2013) The guests (an inert Colin Hanks and a sleepwalking Edward James Olmos) didn't bring much to the table, except a jawdroppingly predictable twist. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2019
88% Dexter: Season 5 (TV, 2006-2013) I like the humanizing of Dexter, in the sense that there's a limit to how much totally-inhuman-narration most of us want to hear. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
88% Dexter: Season 4 (TV, 2006-2013) The casting of Lithgow was the real stroke of genius here. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
71% Dexter: Season 3 (TV, 2006-2013) After two excellent seasons, this is the first time that Dexter ever felt like it was on auto-pilot. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
96% Dexter: Season 2 (TV, 2006-2013) [Created] a pressure that is rare to achieve on television or within any text. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
81% Dexter: Season 1 (TV, 2006-2013) Unlike many series, Dexter began pretty much fully-formed, with a clear sense of what a season feels like and of how it would approach characterization (cartoonish) and narrative (TENSE). - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
70% Hung: Season 1 (TV, 2009-2011) Played by Thomas Jane and Jane Adams, Ray and Tanya are a hilarious pair, filled with a world-weariness that I found refreshing and largely believable. Their performances were wonderful. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
40% Weeds: Season 8 (TV, 2005-2012) Almost completely misses. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
62% Weeds: Season 5 (TV, 2005-2012) This season feels unfocused for a variety of reasons, and it is the last featuring Elizabeth Perkins as Celia Hodes, one of the original cast/characters who had, by that point, been increasingly irrelevant. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
64% Weeds: Season 6 (TV, 2005-2012) Wandering around, the Botwins drift from place to place and storyline to storyline, with little seeming to stick to them. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
73% Weeds: Season 7 (TV, 2005-2012) It starts off strong and has a lot of promise, as the family has moved on and away; soon enough, though, they are all living together in New York and behaving unrealistically and negotiating unfunny storylines. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
88% Weeds: Season 3 (TV, 2005-2012) Romany Malco's performance as Conrad is a high point, and he has terrific chemistry with Parker, which would be sorely missed in later seasons. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
60% Weeds: Season 4 (TV, 2005-2012) Weeds's most successful season away from Agrestic... It's funny throughout, and most of the major storylines click. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
100% Weeds: Season 2 (TV, 2005-2012) This is the most memorable and most successful season of Weeds. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
79% Weeds: Season 1 (TV, 2005-2012) Light in tone, and it lays the groundwork for many of the themes and issues that the series explores in later seasons. The recent death of Nancy's husband lends some emotional weight to the episodes. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
97% Mad Men: Season 3 (TV, 2007-2015) What people are still buzzing about is the amazing, game-changing finale. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2009