Susan Stewart

Susan Stewart
Susan Stewart's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Times
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T-Meter Title | Year
57% The Academy Awards: 62nd Oscars (TV, 1978) Everything about Monday night's Oscars show was old, and I don't mean Jessica Tandy. The Best Actress makes old look good. But, with a few bizarre exceptions, the stiff and stuffy Academy Awards ceremony made Hollywood itself look old. - Detroit Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2021
3/4 57% Melrose Place: Season 1 (TV, 1992-1999) Melrose Place bears about as much resemblance to my early 20s as its parent show Beverly Hills 90210 did to my high school years. Of course, a realistic TV show about post-adolescence would be unbearable. - Detroit Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2021
4/4 88% Cheers: Season 11 (TV, 1982-1993) After all the hype... it would be a miracle if the last episode of Cheers could still move you. But then Cheers has always been at least a minor miracle. Thursday night's final episode of the 11-year-old NBC sitcom was a 98-minute masterpiece. - Detroit Free Press EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2021
No Score Yet Handy Manny: Season 1 (TV, 2006-2013) Manny's perfect character might become annoying if he weren't performed by the "That 70's Show" star... Wilmer Valderrama, whose casual delivery helps to dilute Manny's tendency toward preachiness. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2020
No Score Yet Yin Yang Yo!: Season 1 (TV, 2006-2009) "Yin's" dialectic points us toward thoughtfulness over violence, but the series' heat and noise tell a different story. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
No Score Yet Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!: Season 1 (TV, 2006-2010) "Wubbzy" is all about teaching by example. Mostly it gets the lessons right. But "wow"? Saying it doesn't make it so. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
No Score Yet Bullrun: Season 1 (TV, 2007-2010) Sometimes watching Bullrun is as tedious as being on a road trip with your own family. And sometimes it's worse. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
100% Curious George: Season 1 (TV, 2006-2020) Does making Curious George educational diminish his magic? Not in the first two episodes, which expand the breadth of the books without sacrificing their buoyancy or innocence. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
No Score Yet The Upside Down Show: Season 1 (TV, 2006-2007) Their dialogue ranges from cutely inane to delightful and dovetails beautifully with their physical comedy. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
No Score Yet Shuriken School: Season 1 (TV, 2006) "Shuriken" is so heartwarming, even the rice balls seem to smile. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
80% Kappa Mikey: Season 1 (TV, 2006-2008) The story "Kappa" tells - about making friends and fitting in - is a bore, compared with the style in which it's told. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
No Score Yet Mr. Meaty: Season 1 (TV, 2006-2009) In the small mall world of "Mr. Meaty" nobody looks as good, or as bad, as he thinks. And that's not a bad lesson for tweens. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
89% The Mighty B!: Season 1 (TV, 2008-2011) When the going gets tough, it's the worker bees who often win out over the queens. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
17% Saul of the Mole Men: Season 1 (TV, 2007) Come to think of it, "Saul" is derivative of something besides some lame, unlamented television shows: It looks a lot like hell. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
No Score Yet The Replacements: Season 1 (TV, 2006-2009) It's a cliché, but that doesn't mean you won't laugh. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
No Score Yet The Secret Show: Season 1 (TV, 2006-2007) Secret is full of retro visuals and wonderful jokes. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
100% El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera: Season 1 (TV, 2007-2008) If your children like their Manichean battles served up Mexican-style, the new animated series El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera should be to their tastes. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
No Score Yet Super WHY!: Season 1 (TV, 2007-2016) As a reading lesson, "Super Why!" is brilliantly clever. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
No Score Yet Cory in the House: Season 1 (TV, 2007-2008) [Cory in the House] is not The West Wing: The Teen Years. It's a kids'-eye view of a certain slice of unreality, and as such it succeeds well enough. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
87% Frisky Dingo: Season 1 (TV, 2006-2008) The appeal of [Frisky] Dingo isn't visual; it's verbal, a delicious bricolage of corporate jargon and superhero clichés. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
No Score Yet The Catherine Tate Show: Series 3 (TV, 2004-2006) Ms. Tate has successfully sent up an entire subculture. If I had understood the culture better, I would have laughed even harder. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2019
95% Planet Earth: Miniseries (TV, 2007) Among this series's many rare feats is that it often encourages you to root for the predator rather than the prey: fitting at a time when the planet itself seems as vulnerable as a newly hatched penguin. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
100% Family Ties: Season 1 (TV, 1982-1989) The staging of "Family Ties" echoes this quality, as the family of five runs from room to room like a pack of dogs. They all do it well. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
100% Avatar: The Last Airbender: Season 3 (TV, 2005-2008) [Season 3] doesn't skimp on the action, even as it excels at philosophizing. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
100% Phineas and Ferb: Season 1 (TV, 2007-2015) Candace, too old for magic but too young for whatever compensations the adult world brings, is the exasperating axis of this surprisingly thoughtful series. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2018
73% Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job!: Season 1 (TV, 2007-2010) If you never seem to be trying for big laughs, it's not so embarrassing when you don't get them. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
100% The Middleman: Season 1 (TV, 2008) Saving the world is easy; making a world as complex and funny as this one is the real feat of [The] Middleman. - New York Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018