Noel Holston

Noel Holston
Noel Holston's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Newsday
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TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
36% That Was Then: Season 1 (TV, 2002) Successful series have been built around less interesting fantasies, but the creators of "That Was Then" are almost as hapless as their hero. - Newsday EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
100% Smallville: Season 2 (TV, 2001-2011) Intelligent plumbing of these fundamental questions of identity and purpose has given Smallville a deeper dramatic resonance than the DC comics or the several Superman movies. - Newsday EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2020
80% CSI: Miami: Season 1 (TV, 2002-2012) Something's amiss here. The new "CSI" is a little stilted, a little obvious. - Newsday EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
62% Breaking News: Season 1 (TV, 2002) In sharp contrast to TV shows that often use TV news as the butt of ham-fisted satire... Breaking News offers a remarkably balanced, mature view of the good, bad and ugly sides of electronic journalism. - South Florida Sun-Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
17% Medical Investigation: Season 1 (TV, 2004-2005) With a cast that includes [Neal] McDonough, Kelli Williams and Christopher Gorham and producers whose credits include Boomtown and Ed, NBC's Medical Investigation ought to be better than it is. - Newsday EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2019
100% The Wire: Season 3 (TV, 2002-2008) David Simon's series about big-city crime, poverty and politics starts its third 12-episode arc, its breathtaking excellence undiminished. - Newsday EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
95% The Wire: Season 2 (TV, 2002-2008) The new arc doesn't have quite the same emotional resonance, the same undercurrent of tragedy, but it does vividly depict the lives of dockworkers who've been hit hard by the economic slump... It's also funnier than the first series. - Newsday EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
35% Less Than Perfect: Season 1 (TV, 2002-2009) If you're looking for something light and amusing this summer and "reality" programming isn't your cup of venom, you could do worse than get familiar with this workplace sitcom set in the news division of the fictional GBN network. - Newsday EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2019
No Score Yet Catscratch: Season 1 (TV, 2005-2007) In its manic energy and retro look, Catscratch often recalls the trendsetting Ren & Stimpy, which Nickelodeon introduced in 1991. But the new cartoon isn't as dark and twisted - or as inventive. - Houston Chronicle EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
9% Watching Ellie: Season 2 (TV, 2002-2003) It's back, and the results of an extensive overhaul are undeniable. It's not so stylish or energetic anymore, and it's still not particularly funny. - Newsday EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
100% American Dreams: Season 3 (TV, 2002-2005) Not only is "Dreams" one of the few well-done family dramas left in prime time, but it's practically alone in its determination to deal with those thorny questions of race that never seem to get that "national conversation" they've long been due. - Newsday EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2019
73% Life as We Know It: Season 1 (TV, 2004-2005) I was resistant to Life as We Know It at first, but it won me over. What seems prurience for prurience's sake turns out to be a good bit richer, kind of like My So-Called Sex Life. - Newsday EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
30% Father of the Pride: Season 1 (TV, 2004) It's startlingly vulgar for a show that NBC ferociously pitched at children during its Olympics telecasts, and sadly short on good laughs for a show with so much top-notch voice talent to be of much interest to adults. - Newsday EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
61% NCIS: Season 1 (TV, 2003) "NCIS" is going to succeed first and foremost because of Harmon. - Newsday EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
95% 24: Day 1 (TV, 2001-2014) The writing is crisp, the performances nuanced and believable, the gradually quickening pace addictive. - Newsday EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
53% 8 Simple Rules: Season 1 (TV, 2002-2005) It's sentimental and cliched, but it also rings true, and it probably will resonate with anyone who has ever parented a daughter through what, in more innocent times, were referred to as the "impossible years." - Newsday EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
No Score Yet Misfits of Science: Season 1 (TV, 1985-1986) The premiere runs too long, but the cast is amiable and the special effects are amusing if not exactly eye-popping. I'm betting that this will be the season's sleeper. - Orlando Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
73% Entourage: Season 2 (TV, 2004-2011) The series succeeds because it feels honest, unapologetic and, at its best, spontaneous. - Newsday EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
73% Entourage: Season 1 (TV, 2004-2011) Gorgeous and slightly dense Vince and the longtime pals... can all be shallow, self-indulgent and sexist. But there's a pathos about these 20-somethings, individually and as a group, that's affecting. - Newsday EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
94% Arrested Development: Season 2 (TV, 2003-2019) Devout fans most likely will be enthralled. The uninitiated are encouraged to see what the fuss has been about. - Newsday EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
80% The Simpsons: Season 15 (TV, 1989) Like most of the recent editions, this year's is about two-thirds brilliant. - Newsday EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
86% The Golden Girls: Season 1 (TV, 1985-1992) The Golden Girls is the funniest and smartest new comedy of the season, and it promises to be the vehicle for Harris' best work yet. - Orlando Sentinel EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018