Sarah Carlson

Sarah Carlson
Sarah Carlson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Pajiba
Publications: Pajiba

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
19% Beauty and the Beast: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2016) Vincent needs to be more dangerous; Catherine needs to be less easily swayed; and the stakes, overall, need to be higher. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
24% The Mysteries of Laura: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2016) You will be stunned at the level of badness, from the slopping editing to the bad writing. You will not be able to look away or keep from laughing. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
87% Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (TV, 2000-2016) [Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life] takes us back to bad habits and our less-evolved selves, and it's everything we asked for. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2019
63% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart: Season 13 (TV, 1999-2015) His show has indeed been cathartic, part of a daily healing process as a helpful tonic reminding us we aren't alone in the world and giving us hope that maybe things could change. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
100% White Collar: Season 3 (TV, 2009-2014) It's easy viewing and an easy way to kill an hour. Enough plot to keep your brain stimulated, but enough pop to still keep things simple. It's fun. Just embrace it. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
44% Hart of Dixie: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2015) "Hart of Dixie" is a mess of a show. Its tired plot, stilted acting and manufactured drama only highlight the fake accents and implausible characters. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
80% Drop Dead Diva: Season 3 (TV, 2009-2014) "Diva" has stuck around for three seasons now, its third ending soon, building an audience and changing skeptical viewers' minds -- mine included -- about just what type of show it is. And it's a cute one. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
69% The Newsroom: Season 2 (TV, 2012-2014) The point may very well be that Sorkin isn't interested in producing - or perhaps is unable to produce? - the same level of inspiring characters as he did in his earlier TV drama The West Wing. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
48% The Newsroom: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2014) The Newsroom isn't one giant sermon, and even a less-than-great entry from Sorkin is better than much of what graces the airwaves. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
95% Mad Men: Season 4 (TV, 2007-2015) We have to watch the "Mad Men" characters figur it out for themselves. And finally, I care about turning in to watch that happen. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2018
71% The Vampire Diaries: Season 1 (TV, 2009-2017) "Diaries" is actually mildly entertaining. But it's another angst-ridden teen tale set to angsty pop music in a gloomy and cloudy small town with a high school attended by a vampire -- in broad daylight, a trick he pulls off thanks to a special ring. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
89% True Blood: Season 2 (TV, 2008-2014) The Season Two premiere, though, and previews of the season to come provide hope that Ball has found his stride and that, hopefully, it can stand on its own and not as part of the latest vampire cultural craze. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
77% Life on Mars: Season 1 (TV, 2008-2009) Mild curiosity will bring me back for a second or third episode, as will the likability of Sam and Mol's Annie, but viewers need to know that the mystery is one worth waiting for, and soon. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
77% Southland: Season 1 (TV, 2009-2013) "Southland" can only represent reality as it's deemed acceptable by broadcast networks and advertisers. It's grittier than, say, "Law & Order," and will be worth keeping up with for now, but we'll watch it mainly because it's on... - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
90% The Tudors: Season 3 (TV, 2007-2010) "The Tudors" relishes in the corruption and sexual escapades its characters partake in, not yet lowering itself to the level of smut, but not shying away from showing as many naked maids in waiting as possible. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
100% Pushing Daisies: Season 2 (TV, 2007-2009) I find it difficult to write about "Daisies" because it's just hard to quantify. Saying it is cute and funny and sweet isn't enough and probably makes it sound less-than-appealing to many readers. It's just good. - Pajiba EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018