Richard Zoglin

Richard Zoglin
Richard Zoglin's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): TIME Magazine
Publications: TIME Magazine

tv Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
70% Chicago Hope: Season 1 (TV, 1994-2000) Don't cram too many story lines into one episode, especially if you're planning to leave some of them hanging. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
38% Melrose Place: Season 1 (TV, 1992-1999) The characters are all gorgeous androids, their life- styles witless L.A. cliches. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
64% Home Improvement: Season 1 (TV, 1991-1999) There are some amusing gibes at power-tool macho, but dubious prospects for long-term fun. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
86% L.A. Law: Season 1 (TV, 1986-1994) Shadings may develop as the series progresses, but for now L.A. Law's gavel too often hits like a sledgehammer. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
86% Married...With Children: Season 1 (TV, 1987-1997) Gross and funny in roughly equal measure, Married . . . With Children turns the TV family into a vicious cartoon. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
92% Moonlighting: Season 1 (TV, 1985-1989) Cybill Shepherd as Maddie not only looks wonderful but proves to be an assured and ; appealing light comedian. As her partner in crime solving, Bruce Willis is more than her match. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
No Score Yet Northern Exposure: Season 2 (TV, 1990-1995) Joel's Jewishness is refreshingly up-front, and it's good to see a few Native Americans on TV for a change. But this domesticated Twin Peaks is too precious by half. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
73% Mad About You: Season 1 (TV, 1992-1999) Reiser, a former stand-up comic, has knife-edge timing and a full repertoire of nervous tics, and Hunt manages to be both charming and exasperating at the same time. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
No Score Yet Home Improvement: Season 3 (TV, 1991-1999) Never mind the macho grunts; TV's new No. 1 sitcom manages to straddle the gender gap expertly. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
91% The Ben Stiller Show: Season 1 (TV, 1992-1993) Stiller rises above simple media parody. He gets at the heart of the whole phony, pathetic show-business ethos. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
90% NYPD Blue: Season 1 (TV, 1993-2005) [Steven Bochco]'s storytelling skills have never been sharper, and his favorite theme -- the clash between institutions and people, between the law and justice -- has never been dramatized at a higher, more compelling pitch. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
100% Homicide: Life on the Street: Season 1 (TV, 1993-1999) Though the hand-held camera and jump cuts seem like affectations, the show hums along smoothly and is refreshingly light on violence. Detectives who grill suspects in Homicide do it with verbal cunning, not strong-arm bullying. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
86% Friends: Season 10 (TV, 1994-2004) The show never rose above its artificial, formulaic roots - characters assembled straight from the sitcom-writer's handbook, jokes delivered with mechanical predictability at the network-mandated rate of three per page. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
100% Miami Vice: Season 1 (TV, 1984-1990) Yet at its best, Miami Vice has brought to TV a swift and evocative mode of visual storytelling. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
80% Mystery Science Theater 3000: Season 2 (TV, 1989-1999) It's the year's funniest prank. The hecklers jeer at love scenes, hoot at tacky special effects and pounce on every dumb line. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
82% Thirtysomething: Season 1 (TV, 1987-1991) Creators Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz invest what is potentially banal with conviction and wit. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
No Score Yet Murphy Brown: Season 4 (TV, 1988) This popular sitcom has good things going for it, but wit, style and subtlety are not among them. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
100% Seinfeld: Season 4 (TV, 1989-1998) Jerry exposes life's little absurdities -- and just a little of himself -- in a smart and stylish sitcom. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
83% ER: Season 1 (TV, 1994-2009) ER breaks all these taboos and more.The absorbing two-hour premiere takes place in one 24-hour period in a big-city emergency room, and it's probably the most realistic fictional treatment of the medical profession TV has ever presented. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
65% Friends: Season 1 (TV, 1994-2004) In Friends the crowd is always around to share their latest personal woes or offer a shoulder to cry on. But who would want advice from these dysfunctional morons, with their obsessive pop-culture references? - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
92% Roseanne: Season 1 (TV, 1988-2018) Distinctive voices like hers are rare in network TV, and Roseanne's depiction of the world of tract homes and trailer parks is welcome. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
92% Star Trek: Season 1 (TV, 1966-1969) Perhaps the most enduring and all-embracing pop-culture phenomenon of our time. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
93% Twin Peaks: Season 1 (TV, 1990-2017) Twin Peaks, which debuts Sunday as a two-hour movie, is like nothing you've seen in prime time -- or on God's earth. It may be the most hauntingly original work ever done for American TV. - TIME Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2017