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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
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 54% 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
3/4 100% 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