Marc Silver

Marc Silver
Marc Silver's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Washington Post
Publications: Washington Post

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T-Meter Title | Year
100% Blown Away: Season 1 (TV, 2019) There's no bloat, no padding. That's why I was, to borrow one of the many, many glass-related puns from host Nick Uhas, blown away by "Blown Away." - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
100% David Makes Man: Season 1 (TV, 2019) They reveal how the journey from childhood to manhood can be both harsh and exhilarating in one of the most original and riveting TV shows this year. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
100% A Black Lady Sketch Show: Season 1 (TV, 2019) The ladies, who clearly are all BFFs, are effortlessly, amazingly funny. They poke fun at issues specific to black women, like the care and maintenance of hair... They also take sharp aim at racial issues. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2019
100% Sherman's Showcase: Season 1 (TV, 2019) The format is a bit of a hodgepodge, yet pretty consistently funny. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2019
85% Florida Girls: Season 1 (TV, 2019) So art imitates life and life imitates art when it comes to Florida stereotypes. But the fictional version is a lot funnier - and way more insightful. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2019
45% The Hills: New Beginnings: Season 1 (TV, 2019) "New Beginnings" is not just about appearances. There's an undercurrent of sorrow that makes it more than just a guilty pleasure. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
No Score Yet Press Your Luck: Season 1 (TV, 2019) Elizabeth Banks of "Hunger Games" and "Pitch Perfect" fame does her best to bring sass and drama. Unfortunately, she must utter hackneyed lines like, "Do you wanna [big pause] press your luck?" If only she'd put on her "Hunger Games" outfit. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
90% Holey Moley: Season 1 (TV, 2019) The show's ridiculousness makes it fun to watch in the same way that it's fun to play an over-the-top mini-golf course. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
92% Alternatino With Arturo Castro: Season 1 (TV, 2018) In "Alternatino," Castro's finely tuned and wide-ranging sense of humor is on full display. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2019
100% Lucifer: Season 4 (TV, 2016) There's also about 10 more minutes per episode. But the added time doesn't drag things down. There's more time for jokes and for the season's rich plot lines. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
100% Vida: Season 2 (TV, 2004) Those kind of characters and storylines could easily translate into a soap opera or an earnest and preachy show, but showrunner Tanya Saracho, who comes from the world of theater, makes sure that doesn't happen. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2019
60% Songland: Season 1 (TV, 2019) Your first reaction may be: Wouldn't it be kind of boring to watch a show about the art of writing songs? But "Songland" has done everything in its power to make sure it's got mass appeal. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2019
92% The Great British Baking Show: Series 9 (TV, 2010) And as always, the real stars are the bakers. The latest batch is brilliantly cast. They're sweet-natured, diverse, inspirational. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
No Score Yet Ultraviolet: Season 1 (TV, 2017) The show isn't the perfect crime procedural - solving a new whodunit each episode can lead to predictable outcomes. But the characters are offbeat enough to pique interest, and the writers slip in plenty of sly jokes. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
100% Project Runway: Season 17 (TV, 2004) "Project Runway" may have been out, but now it's back in. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
81% The Break With Michelle Wolf: Season 1 (TV, 2018) That segment serves as a reminder that Michelle Wolf is a dangerous comic. She says she "broke" the correspondents' dinner. Maybe she'll end up breaking TV, too. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2019
100% Jane the Virgin: Season 5 (TV, 2014) Yet as ridiculous as the show might seem, "Jane" is at its heart about very real human dilemmas regarding love and trust and family bonds. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2019
94% The Other Two: Season 1 (TV, 2019) Sometimes things get a bit too ridiculous... But there are also tender moments that make the siblings seem a little more sympathetic. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
100% Documentary Now!: Season 3 (TV, 2015) The fake documentary skewers the pretentiousness and earnestness of documentarians, as well as the fact that people are willing to utter the most ridiculous and self-incriminating statements when facing a camera. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
100% Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters: Season 1 (TV, 2018) So you do have to like Goldthwait's sometimes warped humor, but then again, the jokes are pretty funny and the cast is top notch. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2019
90% Casual: Season 4 (TV, 2015-2018) "Casual" packs an extraordinary amount of plot and wit into each half-hour episode. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
96% Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 4 (TV, 2015) Despite its laughs, the show is a bit creaky. Carol Kane's landlady Lillian tries too hard to be annoyingly nutty... But Kimmy is still riveting. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
100% Rosehaven: Season 1 (TV, 2016) Therein lies the beauty of "Rosehaven": It makes you feel like you're a million miles away in a very special place, and it also makes you very glad that Barbara McCallum is not your mother. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
70% Dark Tourist: Season 1 (TV, 2018) Is there not an ethics editor at Netflix who could have suggested, "It's always going to be too soon for an irreverent look at serial killing?" - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
90% The Tick: Season 1 (TV, 2016) The show's superchallenge is to balance goofiness and poignancy, super-cheesy feats and emotional rawness. In its first few episodes, "The Tick" ticks off all those boxes. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
92% Nailed It!: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "Nailed It" winks at us as we laugh at it, poking fun at the seamlessness of reality shows. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
100% Vice Principals: Season 2 (TV, 2016-2017) Mr. Gamby, we're not laughing with you, we're laughing at you. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
100% Rectify: Season 3 (TV, 2013-2016) I don't think it's possible to say one show is better than any other. But this understated Southern drama is definitely one of a kind. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2015
92% iZombie: Season 1 (TV, 2015) There's never been a series quite like this one: a self-mocking mash-up of zombie thriller, detective show and single-girl-in-the-city comedy. - Washington Post EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2015