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Sydney Bucksbaum

Sydney Bucksbaum
Sydney Bucksbaum's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Zap2it.com, Nerdist

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
79% Arrow: Season 4 - Code of Silence (TV Episode) One of the most entertaining episodes of Arrow yet this season. From all the smaller moments and quotes... to all the big action scenes and stunts, this hour was fantastic.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
94% Arrow: Season 4 - Haunted (TV Episode) NBC's canceled Constantine series lent The CW drama its main character for a totally awesome crossover that honestly seemed too good to be true. But it happened, it was real, and it kicked some serious ass. ‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
43% Arrow: Season 4 - Schism (TV Episode) I can't remember a time when the team was so fractured like this... Season five is going to look a hell of a lot different, folks.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
54% Arrow: Season 4 - Lost in the Flood (TV Episode) Even in the middle of the nuclear apocalypse, Arrow somehow managed to find time to fit in some Smoak family drama. It was genius, really.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
85% Arrow: Season 4 - Monument Point (TV Episode) Arrow's stakes have never been higher, and this week's episode, "Monument Point," certainly made that clear.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
73% Arrow: Season 4 - Canary Cry (TV Episode) I mean, if you had dry eyes... I'm pretty sure you don't have a soul. Once again, Blackthorne deserves all the awards.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
71% Arrow: Season 4 - Eleven-Fifty-Nine (TV Episode) Arrow played in to every single TV trope when it comes to a game-changing character death... A show shouldn't have to rely on cliche tropes to pull off one of the biggest stories of the season, if not series. ‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
86% Arrow: Season 4 - Beacon of Hope (TV Episode) Raise your hand if you got tired of all the bee puns 10 minutes in to the episode. Everyone's hand should be raised.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
79% Arrow: Season 4 - Broken Hearts (TV Episode) How cruel, to have to pretend to get married to the love of your life so soon after breaking up?! The look on Oliver's face when he realized what he had to suggest to Felicity was so painful and awkward and hilarious and heartbreaking and awful.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2018
79% Arrow: Season 4 - Taken (TV Episode) By the end of the hour, there were literally zero secrets left to uncover on this show. Everyone's dirty laundry is now out in the open, and Team Arrow will never be the same. ‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
73% Arrow: Season 4 - Sins of the Father (TV Episode) Whether your father is Ra's al Ghul... or even the Green Arrow, you're going to be the one to have to pay for his sins. That's the lesson Arrow tried to teach us tonight, and it's a lesson that will stick with everyone for the rest of their lives.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
80% Arrow: Season 4 - Unchained (TV Episode) It had everything: epic returns (Nyssa! Roy!), shocking revelations (Felicity's father!), and it even set up a civil war within the League of Assassins. "Unchained" was off the chain! ‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
80% Arrow: Season 4 - A.W.O.L. (TV Episode) There were also some truly amazing Olicity moments throughout the hour, whether it was Oliver being the best, most supportive fiancé he could be.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
73% Arrow: Season 4 - Blood Debts (TV Episode) Now that's what we call a midseason premiere!‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
88% Arrow: Season 4 - Dark Waters (TV Episode) Finally gave Olicity fans what they've been begging for ever since Felicity was introduced on the show, only to then devastate the fandom in the final shot of the episode. We're talking real devastation, people. ‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
88% Arrow: Season 4 - Legends of Yesterday (TV Episode) The Flash and Arrow were not holding back this year during the two-night crossover event... This time around, it felt more like a two-hour comic book movie with both casts working together to defeat one villain. And damn, was it epic!‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
100% Arrow: Season 4 - Brotherhood (TV Episode) How amazing was that one-shot, long fight sequence with Thea and Andy? Totally reminiscent of Daredevil's one-shot hallway fight sequence. Just beautifully choreographed and shot. ‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
100% Arrow: Season 4 - Lost Souls (TV Episode) We knew the big "twist" for over half a year thanks to the announcement that Brandon Routh is reprising his Arrow role... it was nonetheless an entertaining and epic episode surrounding the search and rescue of Ray Palmer. ‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
94% Arrow: Season 4 - Beyond Redemption (TV Episode) What a jam-packed episode, huh?! So much happened this week on Arrow, but the most important thing needs to be shouted from the rooftops: the salmon ladder is baaaaaaack! ‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
88% Arrow: Season 4 - Restoration (TV Episode) Before The CW drama could make resurrection a lazy trend, the Pit was destroyed once and for all. A risky, yet totally satisfying, move on the part of the writers! ‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
89% Arrow: Season 4 - The Candidate (TV Episode) That sound you hear? Fans everywhere are swooning.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
94% Arrow: Season 4 - Green Arrow (TV Episode) Well, raise your hand if you were absolutely floored by the new Oliver Queen on Arrow! ‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
100% Arrow: Season 5 - Legacy (TV Episode) Based on the action-packed premiere alone, this season is promising to be the bloodiest, most brutal and ruthless year yet. ‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
91% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Time Bomb (TV Episode) Whether you're a good guy like Jim Gordon, an innocent bystander like Lee's fiance Mario, or even a villain like Edward Nygma or Tabitha Galavan, you're always ending up with the short end of the stick.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
85% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: The Executioner (TV Episode) This week's episode, "Executioner," was especially hard for Gordon-but at least there was light at the end of the tunnel for him when it comes to his ex Lee!‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
58% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Blood Rush (TV Episode) We're only a few episodes in to this season and things are already getting delightfully batty!‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
92% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: New Day Rising (TV Episode) Um, ew. Is Gotham getting into an incest storyline?! I repeat, ew.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
64% Gotham: Season 2 - Wrath of the Villains: Transference (TV Episode) I have no idea what the shocking ending of the season two finale means for season three, but if we get more Fish Mooney and her nutty new powers of persuasion... then sign me up ASAP.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
71% Gotham: Season 2 - Rise of the Villains: Worse Than a Crime (TV Episode) We definitely did not see that one coming, although it was a nice callback to the pilot...‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
76% Gotham: Season 2 - Rise of the Villains: By Fire (TV Episode) Not only did it reveal just how Bridgit Pike transformed from weak victim to revenge-fueled villain, it also opened up the door to a whole new chapter of Batman mythology: Indian Hill!‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
59% Gotham: Season 2 - Rise of the Villains: Scarification (TV Episode) A much-needed exposition hour filled with flashbacks to the beginnings of Gotham city, but that's not to say that it wasn't action-packed in the present day...‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
61% Gotham: Season 2 - Rise of the Villains: Strike Force (TV Episode) Welcome to Gotham, Michael Chiklis!‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
71% Gotham: Season 2 - Rise of the Villains: The Last Laugh (TV Episode) "The Last Laugh" finally answered the question, definitively, of whether or not Jerome is the Joker on Gotham. Obviously, he isn't... But he did pave the way for the real Joker to make an entrance at some point down the line.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
88% Gotham: Season 2 - Rise of the Villains: Knock, Knock (TV Episode) The crew of villains completely proved they have what it takes to drag the city of Gotham down into the pits of hell after tonight's bloody episode, "Knock, Knock." ‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
82% Gotham: Season 2 - Rise of the Villains: Damned If You Do... (TV Episode) Gotham is trying its damnedest to win you back with season two. And so far, it's working.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
83% Riverdale: Season 1 - Chapter Four: The Last Picture Show (TV Episode) Considering how girl-crazy Archie is both in the comics and on the show, this was a shockingly mature move on his part, and very impressive. Too bad he won't get any credit for it. ‐ Mashable
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
100% Riverdale: Season 1 - Chapter Two: A Touch of Evil (TV Episode) Looks like there are now two major mysteries being brought out of the shadows and into the light in Riverdale. But honestly, I'm just here for Betty and Veronica's newly-minted girl power friendship.‐ Mashable
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
92% Riverdale: Season 1 - Chapter Three: Body Double (TV Episode) Riverdale really is all about girl power.‐ Mashable
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
100% Riverdale: Season 1 - Chapter One: The River's Edge (TV Episode) The CW's version of the bratty, elitist rich girl from the comics is that [Camila] Mendes has been given the green light to fully humanize Veronica. Where she was once evil and manipulative in the comics, now she's empathetic.‐ Mashable
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
52% Shadowhunters: Season 1 (TV, 2016) This is The Mortal Instruments adaptation fans have been waiting for. ‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
2/5 59% 24: Legacy: Season 1 (TV, 2017) And the 24 revival really could have been great ... but it's not. And here's the thing: it's really not the fault of the writing, the acting, or anything about the show itself. 24: Legacy's downfall is simply the time in which it's premiering.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
92% The 100: Season 4 (TV, 2017) Season four finally premiered and brought with it some much-needed answers: ALIE was telling the truth.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
92% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: The Gentle Art of Making Enemies (TV Episode) The Joker came, he saw, and he very nearly almost conquered on Gotham. But thanks to the combined efforts of Jim Gordon and a young Bruce Wayne, he was stopped before he could do any permanent damage to the city.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2017
100% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Smile Like You Mean It (TV Episode) If his psychopathic attitude and general insanity didn't scare you before, now his outsides match his insides, making Jerome 2.0 a true force to be reckoned with. This is the moment we've all been waiting for, y'all!‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2017
75% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Ghosts (TV Episode) This week's episode was packed with action, emotion and exciting developments that promise good things to come in this short winter run.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2017
75% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Beware the Green-Eyed Monster (TV Episode) Leave it to a fall finale to really blow things up on Gotham!... Yeah, it's safe to say that nothing will be the same when Gotham returns from its mini winter hiatus.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
69% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Red Queen (TV Episode) After the madness of last week's Gotham, our suspicions about Jim Gordon's choice to tell the Mad Hatter to kill his ex Lee instead of his new girlfriend Valerie Vale were proven right.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2016
92% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Follow the White Rabbit (TV Episode) Holy wow, Gotham is actually doing it, you guys! After weeks upon weeks and months upon months of internet speculation and fan fic, Penguin finally confessed that he had feelings for Ed Nygma.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
86% Gotham: Season 3 - Mad City: Anything for You (TV Episode) Villains make grand plans to cause havoc and heroes thwart those plans to save the innocent on everyone's favorite Batman prequel series Gotham. Except this time around, it was the villains who saved the day in the end in "Mad City: Anything For You."‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2016
4.5/5 90% The Magicians: Season 2 (TV, 2017) There are constant reminders throughout the season two premiere and subsequent episodes about how while this show might look whimsical, the consequences are anything but.‐ Nerdist
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017