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Troy L. Smith

Troy L. Smith
Troy L. Smith's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
66% The Walking Dead: Season 7 - The Day Will Come When You Won't Be (TV Episode) After six years, we've come to love the living characters on The Walking Dead in the same way we have those in a show like Friday Night Lights or Lost. But getting attached is what makes major moments like Sunday's deaths pay off in such a big way.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2016
32% Fuller House: Season 1 (TV, 2016) Netflix played it smart in terms of this reboot. It didn't fiddle with its most appealing factor - nostalgia.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2016
64% American Horror Story: Hotel (TV, 2015) It was, quite frankly, one of the sexiest, most uncomfortable, over-the-top and exhilarating moments on television in 2015. And at the center of it was one of the biggest pop stars in the world.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2015
83% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 - Ouroboros (TV Episode) For fans that have felt Fear the Walking Dead has yet to fully hit its stride (Admittedly, I'm one of them), this is easily the best episode of the season. The crossover with Flight 462, no matter where it goes, is a nice touch.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2016
71% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 - Monster (TV Episode) Overall, the Season 2 premiere was decent, but it lacked the punch we've come to expect from an AMC series.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2016
75% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 - The Good Man (TV Episode) Throughout its first season, Fear the Walking Dead went to great lengths to establish the framework for a society coming to an end. During Sunday night's season finale, all that hard work paid off.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2015
86% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 - So Close, Yet So Far (TV Episode) Say what you will about the pacing or lack of action on Fear the Walking Dead. But the show certainly has its gripping moments.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2015
79% Outcast: Season 1 (TV, 2016) Outcast has a human quality that makes it all the more intriguing. It's also proof that scaring the living crap out of people on cable television isn't going out of style.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2016
98% Marvel's Daredevil: Season 1 (TV, 2015) Charlie Cox is great in the title role and he's surrounded by the appropriate supporting cast.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2015
54% True Detective : Season 2 - Down Will Come (TV Episode) Season 2 of the HBO series has been dragging. But all that changed last night with an epic shootout that left dozens of people dead and the show's three main protagonists baffled as to what comes next.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2015
71% True Detective : Season 2 - Maybe Tomorrow (TV Episode) Vaughn is becoming more believable as a mobster. McAdams and Farrell are carrying the series, but Kitsch's storyline is intriguing.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2015
74% True Detective : Season 2 - The Western Book of the Dead (TV Episode) The brilliant first season of HBO's True Detective began with a murder scene. The show's second season ends with one. But it's how the characters get to that point that sets the tone for potentially compelling things to come.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2015
95% Supergirl: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) There's a comedic vibe to the show that makes it very much at home on the CBS network. However, Supergirl was also developed by the same team behind The CW's solid shows... giving Supergirl a vibe comic book fans can dig.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2015
85% The Walking Dead: Season 5 - Conquer (TV Episode) If you were expecting an episode that culminated in a shocking death, you may have been disappointed. If you were looking for suspenseful, thrilling action that should set up an epic Season 6, you are in luck.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2015
83% The Walking Dead: Season 5 - Try (TV Episode) Things were already starting to fall apart within the Alexandria Safe-Zone. But Sunday night's Episode 15 of The Walking Dead, titled "Try," saw that downward spiral reach new lows.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2015
89% The Walking Dead: Season 5 - Spend (TV Episode) Episode 14, titled "Spend," featured a lot of dirty deeds and death.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2015
78% The Walking Dead: Season 5 - The Distance (TV Episode) When it comes to Season 5 of The Walking Dead, Rick Grimes is no longer messing around.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2015
55% The Walking Dead: Season 5 - Them (TV Episode) It was to be expected that The Walking Dead would slow things down a bit after last week's dramatic midseason premiere. Yet, Episode 10, titled "Them," wasn't without its fair share of drama, surprises and crazy dogs.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2015
100% The Walking Dead: Season 5 - What Happened and What's Going On (TV Episode) The first eight episodes of Season 5 on The Walking Dead followed the life and death of Beth Greene at almost a snail's pace. The midseason premiere moved on from that plot rather quickly, or so it seems.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2015
73% The Walking Dead: Season 5 - Coda (TV Episode) Season 5 of The Walking Dead began swiftly... Things have slowed down since. But there was still a feeling that the midseason finale, titled "Coda," would go out with a bang. And so it did.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2015
88% The Walking Dead: Season 5 - Crossed (TV Episode) "Crossed," not only brought back the entire cast, it kicked the tension back into high gear. Next week's midseason finale should be interesting.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2015
87% The Walking Dead: Season 5 - Consumed (TV Episode) To be honest, "Consumed" is probably the weakest episode Season 5 has produced thus far. The flashbacks were pretty uneventful and the plot was predictable.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2015
100% The Walking Dead: Season 5 - Self Help (TV Episode) Props to Josh McDermitt (Eugene) and Michael Cudlitz (Abraham) for some great acting in this episode. Looks like no one's going to Washington, D.C. after all.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2015
71% The Walking Dead: Season 5 - Slabtown (TV Episode) The struggle with "Slabtown" is there's no Andrew Lincoln or Melissa McBride to carry things along. We're forced to invest in actress Emily Kinney and her ability to make Beth Greene a compelling force (which actually works out fairly well).‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2015
A 77% The Cosmopolitans: Season One (TV, 2014) Stillman's ability to create endearing characters trying to find their place in the world is a real delight.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2014
100% Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Mijo (TV Episode) Kudos to actor Raymond Cruz for brilliantly reprising his role as one of Breaking Bad's most unpredictable characters.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2015
100% Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Uno (TV Episode) Thankfully, Better Call Saul isn't the story of what happened to Saul Goodman after his epic run with Walter White. It's the story of how he got there.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2015
88% The Walking Dead: Season 4 - Us (TV Episode) The more important thing is the dark cloud hovering over Joe and the cutthroat group Daryl has joined up with. Those dudes are creepy.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2015
88% The Walking Dead: Season 4 - The Grove (TV Episode) It is one of the most powerful and depressing moments in Walking Dead history.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2015
75% The Walking Dead: Season 4 - Alone (TV Episode) The real drama of "Alone" lies in where these characters will choose to end up. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2015
88% The Walking Dead: Season 4 - Still (TV Episode) The scene where Daryl breaks into tears is some of the best acting the show has seen yet. Not much happens during "Still" except a more intimate connection with these two characters. I'll take it.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2015