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Jac Kern

Jac Kern

Agrees with the Tomatometer 93% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
69% The Walking Dead: Season 8 (TV, 2017) "But, as we've come to expect, a stellar episode of Dead is often followed by a few snoozers; the ups and downs of this current season have been real. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Dec 11, 2017
92% Mr. Robot: Season 3 (TV, 2017) "Real Life or Fantasy?: While attempting to distill the confusing complexities of Mr. Robot down to digestible size, Queen's epic ballad "Bohemian Rhapsody" comes to mind. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Nov 27, 2017
76% Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 9 (TV, 2017) "But it just goes to show the best way to enjoy Larry David - real or fictionalized - is in his own world. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Nov 17, 2017
94% Stranger Things: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "Season 2 is an emotional rollercoaster with the warmth of nostalgia, the terror of supernatural scaries and real-life monsters and the relatable charm of friends worth fighting for. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Nov 7, 2017
96% Mindhunter: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Phenomenal acting and David Fincher's direction make Mindhunter a disturbing trip inside the heads of serial killers. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Nov 2, 2017
100% Nathan for You: Season 4 (TV, 2017) "Business-rescue TV shows get their much-deserved comeuppance on Nathan for You, in which Fielder finds awkward Rube Goldberg-like ways to help people - including himself. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Oct 25, 2017
72% American Horror Story: Cult (TV, 2017) "Another disjointed terror tale that packs a punch but leaves a sour taste. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Oct 20, 2017
84% American Horror Story: Coven (TV, 2013-2014) "Cult tries to hit close to home but ultimately misses the mark. Clearly, many are living in a true American horror story - why not give viewers an escape or offer real cultural critique instead of simply holding up a funhouse mirror? " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Oct 18, 2017
97% American Vandal: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "[American Vandal] captures a genuine high school experience in an inventive way that's familiar but fresh, hilarious and so compelling. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Oct 6, 2017
88% Transparent: Season 4 (TV, 2017) "Transparent has always explored Judaism and family roots -- fever-dream flashbacks revealing their ancestors' stories make up some of the series' more enigmatic scenes -- so it's a natural progression for the show to devote an entire season to the topic. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Oct 4, 2017
86% Room 104: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Room 104 explores the simultaneous impermanence and ubiquity associated with this space - it's a blank slate, making it the perfect setting for a show to play with different actors, storylines, time periods and genres. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 28, 2017
94% The Sinner: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "What's more terrifying: a cold, calculated murder by an evil villain or an unsuspecting woman who snaps sans motive to commit a heinous crime? " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 20, 2017
87% The Knick: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "The product - through Soderbergh's eye - is a sight to behold. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 15, 2017
86% True Detective : Season 1 (TV, 2014) "The cinematic series spun a web over this short, eight-episode season... " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 15, 2017
80% Jonah From Tonga: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Chris Lilley is a master of disguise. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 15, 2017
94% Silicon Valley: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "... Silicon Valley does anything but take itself too seriously, delivering consistent laughs and an interesting look at this burgeoning subculture. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 15, 2017
93% Orange Is the New Black: Season 1 (TV, 2013) "If you liked that dark, humorous vibe from the early (better) part of Weeds, you'll be hooked. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 15, 2017
50% Angry Boys: Season 1 (TV, 2011) "... as true-to-life as it is over-the-top, as hilarious as it is heartwrenching. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 15, 2017
67% Bullet in the Face: Season 1 (TV, 2012) "Any good satire, no matter how ridiculous, addresses valid observations about entertainment genres and audiences, and Bullet questions America's sometimes-backwards rules about what is embraced and what is deemed inappropriate in the media. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 15, 2017
92% Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (TV, 2015) "These actors and many, many more return (with a few newbies!) to take us on a camp-tastic voyage through the summer of 1981. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 15, 2017
100% Breaking Bad: Season 4 (TV, 2011) " The writing is outstanding and each character's performance is spot-on - it's difficult to separate actor Aaron Paul from the endearingly damaged Jesse Pinkman, Walt's right-hand meth man. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 13, 2017
No Score Yet One Nation Under Dog "As the title suggests, this isn't really a feel-good film, but rather a call to action for responsible pet owners. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 13, 2017
81% True Detective : Season 1 Episode 8 "McConaughey and co-star Woody Harrelson both nail their roles as Louisiana State Police partners with a true odd couple relationship. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 13, 2017
100% The Leftovers: Season 1 Episode 1 "Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Liv Tyler and Ann Dowd round out a promising cast of a show with all the elements to become another successful HBO drama. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 13, 2017
94% The Normal Heart (2014) "HBO knows how to produce a compelling biographical movie... " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 13, 2017
No Score Yet Last Chance U: Season 2 (TV, 2017) "Moving from the NFL to a little-known community college, Last Chance U (Netflix) offers a different kind of sports docuseries narrative. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 13, 2017
No Score Yet Hard Knocks: Training Camp: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TV, 2017) "... the Emmy-winning HBO docuseries Hard Knocks has kickstarted my football fan status. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 13, 2017
80% Magic Mike (2012) "Despite my still-firm stance that real-life male exotic dancers are more humorous and depressing than sexy, the movie surprised me. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 12, 2017
75% Shameless: Season 1 (TV, 2011) "Each character faces real struggles, issues I couldn't relate to during even my lowest points in life. Yet, somehow, they are so believable one can't help but love (or, in Frank's case, love to hate) them and celebrate when they succeed in some way. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 12, 2017
90% Legion: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Legion is truly a one-of-a-kind adaptation that's basically Marvel-adjacent, also drawing inspiration from other media. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 12, 2017
95% Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Leave it to Tina Fey to turn a seriously disturbed storyline into a perfectly quotable laugh-out-loud comedy. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 12, 2017
92% Mr. Robot: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "Mr. Robot is a perfect example of a show that is referential, alluding to other works without being overly derivative or the least bit stale. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 12, 2017
64% Vice Principals: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "... what we get from Vice Principals is the kind of humor that might well be too offensive if it weren't so undeniably hilarious. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 12, 2017
94% Better Things: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "If you've ever wondered what Louie would be like with more Pamela, look no further than Better Things... " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 12, 2017
98% Mr. Robot: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The result is a twisting, turning mystery that leaves you asking, "Where is my mind?" " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 12, 2017
No Score Yet This Is Us: Season 1 Episode 1 "... don't be turned off by the idea of some "spiritually linked strangers" gimmick. It's simply a show about families - the ones we're born into and the ones we create, and the work that goes into keeping those relationships afloat. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 12, 2017
93% Black Mirror: Season 3 (TV, 2014) "... while the show isn't quite of the horror genre, the dark themes, twists and suspense lend Black Mirror the status of prime Halloween viewing. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 12, 2017
98% Orange Is the New Black: Season 2 (TV, 2014) "... Orange Is the New Black is back (full season on Netflix Friday) with another 13 funny, disturbing and thought-provoking episodes. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 12, 2017
79% Helix: Season 1 (TV, 2014) "Everyone loves a good outbreak drama... and Helix delivers. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 12, 2017
84% Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (TV, 2017) "... brew up a big pot of coffee, order in some pizza, maybe Chinese - oh and donuts! - and snuggle in for a cozy winter visit to Stars Hollow. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 12, 2017
75% Wilfred: Season 1 (TV, 2011) "... it's the deep, psychological undertones that give Wilfred a dark edge not found in many other current shows (and makes it a great lead-in to Louie). " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 12, 2017
76% The OA: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "While clear answers are not on the menu here, viewers are treated to excellent performances by Marling and a cast of young newcomers, visually astounding scenes of interstellar dimensions and a story that begs for fan theories... " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 12, 2017
93% The Leftovers: Season 2 (TV, 2015) "... The Leftovers is proving to be one of the most compelling dramas on TV right now. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 12, 2017
100% The Leftovers: Season 3 Episode 8 "This spiritually shaking psychological drama promises more existential crises than enlightened answers. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 12, 2017
No Score Yet American Crime: Season 3 Episode 1 "While these stories might not be ripped from the headlines, the subject matter and performances feel all too real. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 12, 2017
97% Better Call Saul: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "With the recent overabundance of sequels and reboots of classic films and shows, it's uncommon to find a quality spin-off with its own legs. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 12, 2017
100% The Sopranos: Season 1 (TV, 1999) "Now, watching the show nearly 20 years after its original debut, it still stands up as one of the greatest dramas of all time. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 12, 2017
80% Game of Thrones: Season 7 Episode 6 "This penultimate 7th season - perhaps more than any one yet - gave fans even more to mull over in the most action-packed, rewarding episodes so far. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 12, 2017
100% RuPaul's Drag Race: Season 9 (TV, 2017) "RuPaul insists that drag is not mainstream, and while it is important to respect the art form's history, there's no denying this once subversive subculture has been elevated. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 12, 2017
91% Feud: Bette and Joan (TV, 2017) "At the heart of Feud is an exploration of the relationships these women have with each other, the women and girls in their lives and their mostly male colleagues. " ‐ Cincinnati CityBeat
Posted Sep 12, 2017
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