Michael Hewitt

Michael Hewitt
Michael Hewitt's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Detroit News
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T-Meter Title | Year
100% It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 9 (TV, 2005-2019) It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia begins its ninth season in surprisingly strong shape, still finding ways to twist our expectations for low-brow comedy by sneaking a consistently intelligent point-of-view into the scripts without anyone noticing. - Orange County Register EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
100% It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 8 (TV, 2005-2019) This is the 21st-century version of the Three Stooges... The Stooges' eye pokes and hammer blows are replaced with more modern methods of humiliation and self-destruction, but the effect is the same. And we laugh just as much, if not more. - Orange County Register EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2020
29% Ready for Love: Season 1 (TV, 2013) Every so often a show arrives that is so bad that you can almost admire its awfulness. Ready for Love, NBC's new matchmaking show, is one of those rarities. - Orange County Register EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2020
73% Generation Cryo: Season 1 (TV, 2013) We don't expect much from MTV series, so the pilot for this reality series came as a pleasant surprise. - Orange County Register EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
95% Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey: Season 1 (TV, 2014) The original seemed to flow better and had a finer dramatic touch. The newer has the advantages of modern visual technology -- it's spectacular in high-definition -- and of course contains more current scientific knowledge. - Orange County Register EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2020
71% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 17 (TV, 1999) Another once-excellent series that has been on far too long. Now in its 17th year, "L&O: SVU" is in danger of logging more bad seasons than good ones. - Orange County Register EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2020
71% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 15 (TV, 1999) Lewis, played by ubiquitous actor Pablo Schreiber, will of course head straight for Olivia for vengeance. He'll force Benson to revisit her worst fears and force Mariska Hargitay to revisit her worst overacting. - Orange County Register EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2020
80% Face Off: Season 7 (TV, 2011-2017) Part of the charm of Face Off is that its visual nature makes it easy for the audience to appreciate the outcome. - Orange County Register EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2020
No Score Yet Secrets of the Dead: Season 15 (TV, 2000) The kickoff episode of this series' 15th year is well made and a bit spooky in its own right. - Orange County Register EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
86% Secrets of the Dead: Season 13 (TV, 2000) It's less journalism than mythology, an attempt to lift Cronkite -- and President Kennedy -- to saintly status. - Orange County Register EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
79% The Office: Season 9 (TV, 2005-2013) For nine years now, The Office has provided us with more laughs than we can count, and anyone who doesn't have it on their list of the Top 10 TV comedies of all time needs to redo their list. - Orange County Register EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2020
80% America's Got Talent: Season 1 (TV, 2006) It starts with a decent concept: What would you get if you crossed American Idol with The Gong Show? Yet somehow this completely misses the charm of either parent. - Orange County Register EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
No Score Yet Age of Love: Season 1 (TV, 2007) The only person blander than the put-upon "cougars" is bachelor Mark Philippoussis. - Orange County Register EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
71% The League: Season 5 (TV, 2009-2015) The partner of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" in the launch of FXX next week is nowhere near as funny. As "Spinal Tap" told us, it's such a fine line between stupid and clever, and those two shows perfectly illustrate both sides of the gap. - Orange County Register EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
C 58% Canterbury's Law: Season 1 (TV, 2008) Despite a great pedigree and a strong cast, Canterbury's Law can't quite get all of the parts to work together. - Orange County Register EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
79% Red Oaks: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2017) The central story works quite well; Roberts is excellent, and Reiser gives his character some real depth. Where Red Oaks frays is around the edges, as it presses to add more laughs to remind us that we're watching a comedy. - Orange County Register EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
No Score Yet The Amazing Race: Season 22 (TV, 2013-2015) "The Amazing Race" ended another season in disappointing fashion... spoiling what had been a competitive revival for the show. - Orange County Register EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
No Score Yet Penn & Teller: Bull!: Season 4 (TV, 2003-2010) Penn & Teller skewer the far left and the far right with equal ferocity. Throw in lots of swearing and completely gratuitous nudity. Good stuff. - Orange County Register EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
40% Survivor: Gabon -- Earth's Last Eden (TV, 2013-2017) "Survivor: Gabon" must rank as the strangest of the show's 17 seasons. The inland location is part of it, along with the bizarre self-destructive tendencies of so many players - Orange County Register EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
80% Green Wing: Series 2 (TV, 2004-2006) It doesn't get the publicity of "The Office" or "Coupling," but "Green Wing" is every bit as funny. It can be hard for Americans to get into because of the thick accents and breakneck pacing, but once you get the hang of it, you'll be hooked. - Orange County Register EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2019
25% Utopia: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Utopia" at least is likely to survive for an entire season. Few of TV's notorious disasters even earned that much grace. - Detroit News EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019