Ron Wertheimer

Ron Wertheimer
Ron Wertheimer's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Times
Publications: New York Times

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
36% The Fighting Fitzgeralds: Season 1 (TV, 2001) The sit is familiar. The com is predictable. But with a heart as big as Brian Dennehy, who offers a deft performance as the tough-talking patriarch, this show is a keeper. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
59% Falcone: Season 1 (TV, 2000) Some of the peripheral figures are winningly quirky. And Mr. [Jason] Gedrick might be able to charm the audience if given a chance. He gives great close-up. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
67% D.C.: Season 1 (TV, 2000) Borrowed though the elements of the show may be, the premise has promise. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
50% Mysterious Ways: Season 1 (TV, 2000-2002) It won't stir your soul, but it might warm your heart. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
50% Wanda at Large: Season 1 (TV, 2003) Like Ms. Sykes, her show sometimes tries too hard. Still, it packs real laughs and real ideas. That's no small accomplishment. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2019
22% Wolf Lake: Season 1 (TV, 2001-2002) If the creative team can maintain an element of surprise and trust the viewer to get the premise already, and if Mr. [Lou Diamond] Phillips can relax and seem to have a bit of fun, ''Wolf Lake'' could grow on people. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2019
25% Freakylinks: Season 1 (TV, 2000-2001) The show's overambitious purveyors are messing with your head, trying to cram 50 pounds of ideas into their 10-pound pilot with subjects like lost love, lost chances and the lost Roanoke Colony. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
44% The Twilight Zone: Season 1 (TV, 2002-2003) Does it have the wit of the original melodramas, which were introduced by Rod Serling? Does it have the ability to make you laugh, shudder and nod knowingly, sometimes all at once?... the answer is a decisive yes and no. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
10% Family Law: Season 1 (TV, 1999-2002) Ms. [Kathleen] Quinlan is most appealing, but this series can't survive on her determination alone. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2019
43% Turks: Season 1 (TV, 1999) Here you get twists and a fascinating character, a flawed man trying desperately to do right in a world dripping with wrong. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2019
8% Ladies Man: Season 1 (TV, 1999-2001) Jimmy (Alfred Molina) probably doesn't hate women any more than the people who run CBS hate their viewers. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2019
33% Grown Ups: Season 1 (TV, 1999-2000) This show, with its snippet of invention and its teaspoonful of charm, could become a keeper. It seems to know one truth: You never totally outgrow your inner Urkel. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
No Score Yet Strange World (2002): Season 1 (TV, 0-2002) More damaging, it lacks the deadpan wit that keeps ''The X-Files'' teetering disorientingly between spoof and melodrama. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
20% City of Angels: Season 1 (TV, 2000) Here is a show you certainly want to encourage. So far, though, it's not a show you want to watch. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
100% Farscape: Season 2 (TV, 1999-2003) Like Crichton, you may not always know where you're going, but you'll surely remember the journey. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2019
No Score Yet Secret Agent Man: Season 1 (TV, 2000) Suppose someone took a fancy-shmancy pornographic movie and edited out everything that cannot be shown on broadcast television... You'd be left with confusing scenes of attractive people looking vaguely hungry and speaking in monotones. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
80% Becker: Season 1 (TV, 1998-2004) Perhaps Mr. Danson's character is supposed to be a voice of reason in a world gone mad. Or maybe he's just a nasty jerk with a stethoscope in his pocket. Does it matter? This is a so-called comedy without one genuine laugh. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2018
60% 8 Simple Rules: Season 1 (TV, 2002-2005) On television as in life, dads would be more successful if they had better writers. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
45% Stephen King's Rose Red: Mini-Series (TV, 2002) ''Rose Red'' is a clever tale to the end. You'll never be tempted to take it seriously. But if you let it hook you, you won't be tempted to turn it off. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
43% The King of Queens: Season 1 (TV, 1998-2007) The performers are pleasant enough, and Ms. Remini almost gives Carrie some zing. But they can't overcome the stale setup. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
92% Gilmore Girls: Season 1 (TV, 2000-2016) As a premise for a television series, this one isn't half bad. But the real test is the characters, and Gilmore Girls may make it on that score, too. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
86% That '70s Show: Season 1 (TV, 1998-2006) The trappings of That 70's Show are specific...clunky heels or not, you've been in their shoes. And you know that some day she's going to break his heart. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
71% Frank Herbert's 'Dune': Miniseries (TV, 2000) If you're looking for some unusual entertainment - a bracing workout for the eye and maybe the heart but surely not for the mind - then settle back and let the trip begin. You may hang on for the whole weird ride. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
89% Futurama: Season 1 (TV, 1999-2013) If those 15 producers and their countless associates can bolster their good intentions with some more comic fire, this richly drawn show could become, if not a cultural watershed, at least a weekly habit. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017