Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly
Mike Kelly's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Toledo Blade
Publications: Toledo Blade

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
96% Deadwood: Season 2 (TV, 2004-2006) For newcomers to the show this season, keeping everybody and everything straight might be a bit of a challenge, but it's one well worth undertaking. - Toledo Blade EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2020
80% The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency: Season 1 (TV, 0) Those who can find satisfaction in a gentle, warm, and whimsical type of story-telling will quickly find themselves hooked on the low-octane adventures of Precious Ramotswe. - Toledo Blade EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
23% Carpoolers: Season 1 (TV, 2007-2008) The program starts with a ho-hum premise and promptly drives into a ditch with it. - Toledo Blade EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
20% The Bill Engvall Show: Season 1 (TV, 2007-2009) As likeable as [Bill] Engvall seems, it would be nice to report that his series is a breath of fresh air on summer TV. Unfortunately, it's not. - Toledo Blade EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
39% Notes From the Underbelly: Season 1 (TV, 2007-2008) Neither of the show's lead characters is particularly appealing. Andrew is a self-absorbed whiner and Lauren, though the more level-headed one, is not much better. Together, the two of them have little to no chemistry. - Toledo Blade EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
30% Unhitched: Season 1 (TV, 2008) The humor in Unhitched generally appeals to a lower common denominator, and the program is a hit-and-miss affair. - Toledo Blade EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
68% Worst Week: Season 1 (TV, 2008-2009) What keeps Worst Week from being little more than a cheap, one-joke knock-off of Meet the Parents is its cast, particularly the men. - Toledo Blade EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2019
69% Saving Grace: Season 1 (TV, 2007-2010) While it's ostensibly a police drama, Grace is unremarkable in that aspect... The real theme of the show is Earl's ongoing attempts to salvage Grace's soul, a monumental struggle that sometimes gets downright physical. - Toledo Blade EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
56% Free Ride: Season 1 (TV, 2006) Free Ride is a pretty formulaic comedy. - Toledo Blade EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2019
70% Shaq's Big Challenge: Season 1 (TV, 2007) Sure, his concern could be an act. But if you've seen any of [Shaquille O'Neal's] so-called acting efforts in the past, you know he's not that good at it. - Toledo Blade EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
No Score Yet The Simple Life: The Simple Life 3: Interns (TV, 2003-2007) ... though this one is probably no more mindless than many of the "reality" shows currently glutting the TV schedule, there's something vaguely insulting about it. - Toledo Blade EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
13% Happy Hour: Season 1 (TV, 2006) Subtle it's not, but still, there's something about it that's kind of fun - even if you're not tipsy. - Toledo Blade EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
50% Day Break: Season 1 (TV, 2006) Day Break... is an acting challenge for [Taye] Diggs, who must play nearly every scene in frazzled, full-throttle mode. I wonder who will tire of the pace sooner - him or the viewers. - Toledo Blade EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2019
33% Crumbs: Season 1 (TV, 2006) In the case of Crumbs, however, the show goes for dark and edgy, but mostly manages just silly and insensitive. - Toledo Blade EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
56% Men in Trees: Season 1 (TV, 2006-2008) Men in Trees features intelligent writing and beautifully nuanced characters, neither of which is found on the small screen in great abundance. - Toledo Blade EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
63% Dollhouse: Season 1 (TV, 2009-2010) It's clear from the premiere episode that the convoluted Dollhouse is not your typical drama series, and that it will take some getting used to. But based on Joss Whedon's track record, viewers who stick with it will probably be rewarded. - Toledo Blade EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2019
26% Twenty Good Years: Season 1 (TV, 2006) Twenty good years, eh? Heck, I'd settle for 20 good minutes. - Toledo Blade EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
55% Cane: Season 1 (TV, 2007) The slick, stylishly produced series is sure to be filled with more conflict, betrayals, and dark secrets as the plot thickens in future episodes, but the key to its success is Smits. - Toledo Blade EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
29% Dirt: Season 1 (TV, 2007-2008) As it is, Dirt spends way too much time on the photographer and his hallucinations... The cable network will almost certainly be sweeping Dirt off its schedule long before the current season ends. - Toledo Blade EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
82% The Closer: Season 1 (TV, 2005-2012) With Sedgwick in the lead, the show stands a good chance of becoming something more than the latest CSI clone. - Toledo Blade EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
83% Damages: Season 1 (TV, 2007-2012) Playing the lead role with the perfect mix of conniving ruthlessness and icy charm is veteran film actress Glenn Close. - Toledo Blade EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018