Roger Holland

Roger Holland
Roger Holland's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): PopMatters
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T-Meter Title | Year
5/10 44% Traveler: Season 1 (TV, 2007) The casting was strong, particularly the pairing of Logan Marshall-Green and Matthew Bomer as the mismatched duo on the run. But the execution let down all involved. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
7/10 No Score Yet Men in Trees: Season 2 (TV, 2006-2008) [Men in Trees] might be nothing more than congenial comfortable escapism, but you know what? That's just what I want on a Friday evening. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2019
No Score Yet Beauty and the Geek: Season 2 (TV, 2005-2008) Beauty and the Geek is a lot of fun, most of it good-natured. It may be a freak show gene-spliced with a beauty pageant, but it's several million miles short of the cultural atrocity that was Fox's The Swan. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
No Score Yet Christy: Season 2 (TV, 1994-1995) Christy is something of a disappointment. She's thoroughly wholesome, of course... But she's neither very compelling nor entertaining, although the Appalachian scenery is seldom less than breathtaking. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
7/10 100% The Amazing Race: Season 10 (TV, 2013-2015) The casting for this season certainly showed Mark Burnett exactly how diversity should be handled on TV. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
No Score Yet The Amazing Race: Season 9 (TV, 2013-2015) The concept is still glorious, host Phil Keoghan is still the hippest and most minimal front man on TV, and one million dollars is still a prize worth winning, but there was something sadly wrong about the first two hours of The Amazing Race 9. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
5/10 57% The Amazing Race: Season 11 (TV, 2013-2015) It's odd, but not captivating viewing. And there (right there) you have the problem with The Amazing Race: All-Stars. The people we liked before are seriously sucking today. The bad guys are playing so nice it's hard to stay awake. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
6/10 60% The Amazing Race: Season 12 (TV, 2013-2015) This is the way the best reality show on TV returns. Not with a bang, but a whimper. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
92% The Amazing Race: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2015) Host Phil Keoghan took a refreshingly minimalist approach. In this first season, he barely appeared on camera at all. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2019
7/10 93% Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Season 1 (TV, 1996-2003) The writing is clever, the cast members hold their own, and Jenna Leigh Green is an absolute joy as the series' Plastic Heather. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
6/10 50% Grey's Anatomy: Season 3 (TV, 2005) The very best thing about Grey's Anatomy is that its strongest characters are women. Unfortunately, none of them is Meredith Grey. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2013
9/10 89% Veronica Mars: Season 3 (TV, 2004-2007) VM has had a good long run, and it's better to celebrate that we had three (very nearly) full seasons with Veronica rather than throw ourselves on her funeral pyre. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2014
6/10 85% Chuck: Season 1 (TV, 2007-2012) A good-natured show with a convincing sense of fun and a likeable cast, Chuck also has the wit, confidence, and grasp of the cultural climate to turn a running joke about a celebrity porn site into a major plot device. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2007
9/10 84% Mad Men: Season 1 (TV, 2007-2015) It may not be a riotous new twist in the art of persuasion. But the eminently quotable Mad Men has the potential to become the best new drama series on TV. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2007
7/10 No Score Yet NCIS: Season 5 (TV, 2003) Thankfully, last week's Season Five premiere took a chainsaw to Four's ugly baggage, sending tacky souvenirs and dirty laundry flying everywhere. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2007
7/10 No Score Yet NCIS: Season 3 (TV, 2003) The real beauty of NCIS is that it has fun with its format. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2006
64% Bones: Season 1 (TV, 2005-2017) It's a weak TV-by-numbers show that makes no attempt to live up to the Brennan books, and it has a single scant hope of surviving the scheduler's cull. - PopMatters EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2005