Betsy Wallace

Betsy Wallace
Betsy Wallace's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Common Sense Media
Publications: Common Sense Media

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 96% Scrubs: Season 1 (TV, 2001-2010) There's a bit more General Hospital in the show now than when it first premiered as an offbeat and highly original comedy. But the writing and acting are still top-notch. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
2/5 80% Punk'd: Season 1 (TV, 2003-2012) When you get right down to it, it's a show designed to make you forget that it's generating lots of laughs at other people's expense. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet The Proud Family: Season 1 (TV, 2001-2005) The Proud Family offers kids approaching or entering their teens relatable stories, strong parental role models, and zany comedy from the colorful family. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
No Score Yet Dragon Tales: Season 1 (TV, 1999-2005) The fun, nurturing, and sometimes challenging atmosphere of Dragon Land is a lot like preschool. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2019
No Score Yet Rocket Power: Season 1 (TV, 1999-2004) Although the playful animation of Rocket Power shows kids accomplishing extreme feats that few real children of the same age could perform, for the most part the sports activity is depicted safely. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet (TV, ) Constant -- and often simplistic and repetitive -- dialogue transitioning to internal commentary pushes the limits of how much exposition a show can handle and how many layers kids can follow. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
5/5 No Score Yet The Wild Thornberrys: Season 1 (TV, 1998-2004) The Thornberrys live a fantasy life, for sure, but the series explores the real customs of many different cultures and the real behavior and habitats of countless kinds of animals. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
5/5 No Score Yet Arthur: Season 1 (TV, 1996) Just as Arthur is a smart boy with lots of playful energy, the show is both educational and lighthearted, weaving themes in so well that they seem to result from -- rather than instigate -- the story. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
4/5 No Score Yet Recess: Season 1 (TV, 1997-2001) The kids' mistakes create the show's most humorous situations, and viewers laugh because they understand the daily ups and downs these cartoon kids go through. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
3/5 40% Las Vegas: Season 1 (TV, 2003-2008) Viewers get the fabulous Caan in the lead role, plenty of good-natured humor, and a show that's stimulating without being an assault to the senses. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
4/5 71% Everwood: Season 1 (TV, 2002-2006) Each character is flawed -- and all strive to become better people, sometimes failing. Viewers will appreciate that the series depicts sibling relationships in an especially positive light. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
4/5 86% Rugrats: Season 9 (TV, 1991-2004) Adults can appreciate the way Rugrats gently pokes fun at neurotic parenting, as well as the inherent humor in trying to raise kids correctly... Over the years the series has added to its core cast, seemingly to increase the diversity of the show. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet That's So Raven: Season 1 (TV, 2003-2007) Trite as the show may be, Raven, her mischievous little brother, and her parents are all good role models and comedians who can shine when given good material. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet (TV, ) Much like SpongeBob SquarePants, The Fairly OddParents can be fast-paced, raucous, and contain mature humor. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
3/5 100% Kim Possible: Season 1 (TV, 2002-2007) As long as you're not expecting too much in the way of educational value, you'll probably have plenty of fun with this one. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
3/5 50% Joey: Season 1 (TV, 2004-2006) LeBlanc still brings a lot of talent to the role. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3/5 67% Everybody Loves Raymond: Season 1 (TV, 1996-2005) The cast is stellar and plotlines shed light on universal human insecurities, such as doubting that your spouse still finds you attractive as you grow older. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
4/5 100% Scrubs: Season 3 (TV, 2001-2010) There's a bit more General Hospital in the show now than when it first premiered as an offbeat and highly original comedy. But the writing and acting are still top-notch. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet (TV, ) Some episodes are clever and endearing -- showing how kids deal with the perceived injustices of growing up -- while others highlight how the family pulls together in hilarious ways. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
4/5 86% Friends: Season 10 (TV, 1994-2004) Still, the writing is often intelligent, and the acting is skillful. Long-time fans are often rewarded with jokes that reference past episodes and personality quirks; familiarity makes this show all the funnier. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
2/5 64% Charmed: Season 1 (TV, 1998-2006) But even with some heavily dramatic content involving the death of family members, Charmed remains fundamentally a silly show -- often with weak storylines and poor acting. - Common Sense Media EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2018