Michael Ahr

Michael Ahr
Michael Ahr's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Den of Geek
Publications: Den of Geek

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/5 72% Debris: Season 1 (TV, 2021) The Debris pilot as a self-contained introduction to a distinctly Wyman-esque premise is nearly flawless, but it will all be for naught if the show's audience doesn't quickly feel drawn to the lead characters. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2021
4/5 100% The Expanse: Season 5 (TV, 2015) The emotional stakes are high in The Expanse season 5, and although the action takes a few episodes to really kick in, once things shift into high gear, it's full speed ahead. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2020
4/5 81% Monsterland: Season 1 (TV, 2020) Those who enjoy the darker stories of The Twilight Zone's earlier era will have plenty of praise for Monsterland, but they shouldn't expect to be entertained in a traditional sense, even as that term applies to the horror genre. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
4/5 97% The Boys: Season 2 (TV, 2019-2020) Season 2 does an excellent job of bringing Stormfront in as a much less complacent female member of the team, balancing the reluctant acquiescence of Maeve and Starlight, and her brash attitude will charm viewers in a way that may blind them. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
4.5/5 100% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 7 (TV, 2013) The swan song season is off to a great start, and hopefully the momentum will stay strong all the way to the bittersweet end. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2020
4.5/5 91% The Umbrella Academy: Season 2 (TV, 2019) The conflict is well-paced and resolves satisfyingly, and the story flows with a rhythm that pulls the viewer along like the inexorable course of time itself. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2020
4/5 100% The Order: Season 2 (TV, 2019-2020) The struggle between Midnight and Silverback was as compelling as always, however, and credit must be given for The OrderÂ's continuing ability to make MidnightÂ's new champion, Gabrielle, simultaneously obnoxious and sympathetic at the same time. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
3.5/5 86% Tales From the Loop: Season 1 (TV, 2020) It's a quiet and unique exploration of life in a small town affected by singular circumstances in the tradition of Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology and a brilliant homage to the Stålenhag paintings. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2020
4.5/5 63% Snowpiercer: Season 1 (TV, 2019) Snowpiercer is a wonderful tribute to the source material while providing new ways to continue the story into a second season while simultaneously providing a satisfying resolution to the ten episode arc. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
4/5 66% Ascension: Season 1 (TV, 2014) In perhaps the most surprising turn of the evening, the show completely betrays the audience's expectations for a space drama and gives us instead The Truman Show in space. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2020
4/5 83% Altered Carbon: Season 2 (TV, 2018-2020) Altered Carbon is in good hands with Anthony Mackie taking the role of Kovacs in season 2, and first few episodes outline a strong story that honors both the original character and the introductory adventure in all its dark and violent glory. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
4.5/5 100% The Magicians: Season 5 (TV, 2016-2019) Does what this show has consistently done well for years: introduce several different threads at once and somehow make it flow. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet Manifest: Season 2 (TV, 2018) Manifest season 2 is off to a strong start despite some continued difficulty weaving together its family drama with the underlying mythology. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
3.5/5 85% Lost in Space: Season 2 (TV, 2018-2019) Fans are certain to be pleased overall with the sophomore season. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
5/5 100% The Expanse: Season 4 (TV, 2015) The true brilliance of The Expanse season 4 lies in its ability to make even this subplot relate both subtly and powerfully to what's going on elsewhere in the system, and deducing those connections is a joy for the viewer. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2019
4/5 92% The Man in the High Castle: Season 4 (TV, 2015-2019) The show has left some of its less effective storylines at the wayside and strengthened its final season with only the best aspects of its strong characters, compelling alternate history, and mysterious but promising cross-dimensional possibilities. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2019
4/5 43% See: Season 1 (TV, 2019) See has all the makings of a sprawling sci-fi epic... Aside from a few minor flaws, this series is a worthy flagship for the new Apple TV+ streaming service. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2019
4/5 70% Daybreak: Season 1 (TV, 2019) With whipsmart, self-referential dialogue and well-rounded characters that win our hearts, the show is entertaining and grounded despite its over-the-top premise. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
4.5/5 No Score Yet Impulse: Season 2 (TV, 2018-2019) Impulse season 2 worthily carries the mantle with a clear sense of where the series wants to go. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
4.5/5 56% Carnival Row: Season 1 (TV, 2019) What makes Carnival Row such a compelling drama is its ability to combine unparalleled world building with a series of tales that appear to be unrelated but which are actually inextricably linked. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
4.5/5 89% Stranger Things: Season 3 (TV, 2016-2019) Stranger Things season 3 more than lives up to the legacy its predecessors have established. In fact, the Independence Day storyline surpasses last season's Halloween-themed outing in many ways, although some aspects defy comparison. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2019
3.5/5 94% Jett: Season 1 (TV, 2019) As the many side plots dance around the central conflict and merge at times, the most that any viewer can do is buckle up and go along for the ride. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
5/5 73% Black Mirror: Season 5 - Striking Vipers (TV Episode) Black Mirror has had a lot of brilliant episodes, but few have had this level of literary merit, allowing for all sorts of analysis for those willing to plumb its depths. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2019
4/5 84% Good Omens: Miniseries (TV, 2019) The end result of watching Good Omens as what amounts to a six-hour movie is that Gaiman's screenplay was, perhaps unsurprisingly, a near perfect adaptation of his novel, especially with the visually stunning work of director Douglas Mackinnon. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
4/5 93% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 6 (TV, 2013) Agents of SHIELD is back in true form with a solid foundation both for its space adventure storyline and its rebuilding of SHIELD in the face of an inexplicable new enemy. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3.5/5 70% The Twilight Zone: Season 1 (TV, 2019) Not every episode will resonate with all viewers, but there definitely is a little something for everyone if the first four episodes are any indication. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
4.5/5 90% Defiance: Season 2 (TV, 2013-2015) The pleasant surprise of the Defiance season 2 premiere is that it makes the entire first season read like exposition. Everything has been shaken up, mostly for the better. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
4/5 100% The Order: Season 1 (TV, 2019-2020) With engaging characters and with several compelling paths set before its protagonist, this show has legs if it plays its cards right. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
3.5/5 92% 12 Monkeys: Season 2 (TV, 2015-2018) The season premiere of 12 Monkeys offered plenty of spectacle and a mix of the familiar of what fans love with the new flavor of the transformed situation, and overall it was a successful offering. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
4.5/5 100% Continuum: Season 3 (TV, 2012-2015) Season 3 promises to keep the audience engaged by answering some questions while posing new ones and by never forgetting the intelligence of the sci-fi television audience. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
5/5 93% The Magicians: Season 4 (TV, 2016-2019) This fresh take on the characters we love with their new identities is like re-discovering The Magicians all over again. Every moment and every subplot was a pure joy! - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
4/5 64% Deadly Class: Season 1 (TV, 2019) The fact that Deadly Class is able to establish this core theme in its opening episode is pretty damn impressive. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
4/5 91% Timeless: The Miracle of Christmas (2018 Christmas Special) (TV, 2016-2018) "The Miracle of Christmas" gave Timeless fans exactly what they were looking for and did it well under quite restrictive conditions. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
4.5/5 100% Counterpart: Season 2 (TV, 2017-2019) The table is set for a faster-paced but significantly deeper conspiracy tale in this season of Counterpart. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Mars: Season 2 (TV, 2016-2018) Mars has successfully fixed the narrative/documentary imbalance from season 1, and the unique mixture continues to be a hallmark of the series. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
3.5/5 57% Manifest: Season 1 (TV, 2018) An exemplary pilot in some ways; the premise of an airplane time-jumping five years is engaging, and the central mystery about what has been done to the passengers is a great hook. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
4/5 86% The Man in the High Castle: Season 3 (TV, 2015-2019) Viewers may have had to wait a bit longer for this new season, but with new explorations into the meaning behind the mysterious films and deeply felt emotional arcs for many of the characters, it will have been worth the wait. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
100% Black Mirror: Season 1 - The National Anthem (TV Episode) As an introduction to the themes of Black Mirror, "The National Anthem" may have been risky, but as a representation of the series as a whole, it's brilliant. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
3.5/5 82% Supergirl: Season 1 - Manhunter (TV Episode) Incorporating both exposition to flesh out the past and a set-up for future episodes is no mean feat, and Supergirl executed it wonderfully this week. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
5/5 100% 12 Monkeys: Season 4 (TV, 2015-2018) Needless to say, the writers can't make a wrong choice here; any direction they choose is bound to be an exciting one. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
4/5 100% Dark Matter: Season 2 (TV, 2015-2017) In the space of one episode, Dark Matter has broadened the scope of its world to a greater extent than in the whole of season 1. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
1/5 70% Falling Skies: Season 5 (TV, 2011-2015) The show deserved a better ending; the characters deserved better treatment; and the audience deserved a grander send-off. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
3.5/5 68% Dark Matter: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2017) I've really been looking forward to this show and was ready to be wowed; I just wasn't. That doesn't mean I won't continue to anticipate Fridays on Syfy during the summer, and I'm optimistic the show will have its payoff, perhaps quite soon. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
3.5/5 88% Falling Skies: Season 4 (TV, 2011-2015) A season filled with exciting action and strange inconsistencies. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
4.5/5 100% The Expanse: Season 3 (TV, 2015) The shift in motivation and purpose for all of the characters sets up the new chapter beautifully, leaving everyone anticipating a great third season for this most epic of space dramas. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
4/5 69% Altered Carbon: Season 1 (TV, 2018-2020) Altered Carbon is as gritty as the cyberpunk novel it's adapted from, but the gorgeous visuals and genuinely fun action sell the series. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
4/5 100% Counterpart: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2019) Subtlety, in fact, is the name of the game in the Counterpart premiere, and it fits the spy-vs-spy atmosphere, keeping secrets under wraps until there's a need to know for both the characters and the audience. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
4.5/5 100% Timeless: Season 2 (TV, 2016-2018) The show appears to have kept the ingredients that work, such as the chemistry between characters and the historical hijinx, and switched up the elements that needed tweaking. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
4/5 100% The Magicians: Season 3 (TV, 2016-2019) Amazingly, The Magicians this week was able to reframe a compelling side story, the rescue of the fairy slaves, as the main plot while still addressing the more important quest for the sixth key with an enticingly incomplete narrative. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
4/5 82% Future Man: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2020) With Future Man, Hulu may just have accomplished what many have tried but few have succeeded in doing: creating the perfect comedy/science-fiction hybrid. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017