Peter Swanson TV Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Peter Swanson

Peter Swanson
Peter Swanson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slant Magazine

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
89% The Pacific: Miniseries (TV, 2010) It manages to convey the particular horror of the Pacific theater of operations, but it's often saddled by too much exposition, unnecessary backstories, and an overindulgence in sentimentality.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
3.5/4 95% Downton Abbey: Season 1 (TV, 2011) Not only the best soap opera currently on television, but one of the most relevant as well.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
2.5/4 73% Hot in Cleveland: Season 1 (TV, 2010) There's something pleasing about the old-fashioned drawn-from-farce quality of Hot in Cleveland.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2014
2.5/4 80% Wallander: Series 2 (TV, 2010) A depressed, humorless policeman isn't exactly an original conceit, and Wallander itself, besides its coldly beautiful settings, isn't a particularly original show either.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2013
3/4 89% Men of a Certain Age: Season 1 (TV, 2009-2010) Contrary to the laws of television vanity projects, Romano instead delivers a fairly nuanced character study of three friends in their 40s. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2009
3/4 No Score Yet Being Human: Series 2 (TV, 2010) For those with room in their lives for one more fictional world that explores the love affairs of vampires and werewolves, you could do a lot worse than Being Human.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2010
1/4 17% Past Life: Season 1 (TV, 2010) Past Life is just a bad premise executed badly, and very unlikely to be given a second [life] season.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2010
1.5/4 77% Life Unexpected: Season 1 (TV, 2010) It wants so badly to pull at the heartstrings while maintaining an illusion of grittiness, but mostly what comes across is neediness, a trait that is never attractive no matter who wears it.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2010
3.5/4 100% Modern Family: Season 1 (TV, 2009-2010) It's a testament to the strong writing that, six episodes in, my favorite character has changed several times. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2009
2.5/4 44% Happy Town: Season 1 (TV, 2010) While it's nowhere close to brilliant, Happy Town's unpredictability makes it watchable - at least for now. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2010
2.5/4 89% Fringe: Season 2 (TV, 2009-2010) As the season progresses, it is very possible that Fringe will find its footing.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2009
2.5/4 50% Dexter: Season 6 (TV, 2011) Hall continues to impress with his sly comic skills and unreadable face‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2011
1/4 80% The Big C: Season 1 (TV, 2010) In The Big C, cancer is simply an excuse to sell the vicarious thrill of on-screen narcissism.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2010
3.5/4 95% Downton Abbey: Season 1 (TV, 2010) Not only the best soap opera currently on television, but one of the most relevant as well.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2010
2/4 74% Hawaii Five-0: Season 1 (TV, 2010-2011) Hopefully the hyperactive series will mellow into a slightly less frenetic version of itself.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2010
1.5/4 22% Persons Unknown: Season 1 (TV, 2010) Not only are none of the seven characters particularly interesting, they simply fail to react realistically to their bizarre circumstances. ‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2010
2/4 No Score Yet United States of Tara: Season 3 (TV, 2011) United States of Tara smothers its characters and situations in layers of quirk and sarcasm, like an expensive steak drenched in Velveeta.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2011
2/4 87% Upstairs Downstairs: Season 1 (TV, 1971-1972) We're ostensibly supposed to see Eaton Place as a warm haven holding out against the cold wind of history, but a show built around the humanity of strangers would be more convincing if the characters displayed more humanness.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2011
3/4 100% Modern Family: Season 3 (TV, 2011-2012) A show that remains the best family sitcom on TV.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2011
3/4 95% Luther: Season 1 (TV, 2010) It's well-crafted, compelling trash.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2010
3/4 100% Parks and Recreation: Season 3 (TV, 2011) Some of the sharpest writing and possibly the best ensemble acting of any sitcom currently on the air.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2011
1/4 45% The Cape: Season 1 (TV, 2011) The Cape's writers are unable to elevate any of the characters beyond the most basic of archetypes.‐ Slant Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2011