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Mark Dawidziak

Mark Dawidziak

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Mark Dawidziak'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
96% The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Wonderfully engaging. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Dec 28, 2017
98% The Vietnam War: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "This one hits home, tunneling deep into history that doesn't feel so much like history as recent events. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Dec 27, 2017
83% Comrade Detective: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The series takes dead aim at the gimmicks and cliches of this genre in the '80s: the bad buddy banter, the bickering boss, the slow-motion action scenes, the overheated dialogue, the tough-talking pontification. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Aug 4, 2017
61% Snowfall: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "It's about power. It's about money. And it's about an American nightmare. It's also about waiting: waiting for the direction to catch up with the riveting performances delivered by Idris, Hudson, Rios and their co-stars. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jul 10, 2017
59% Will: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "He's Shakespeare, but what's in a name? Pearce rummages around behind that name and finds much to consider from the storyteller's point of view -- sound and fury signifying something simmering with the write stuff. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jul 10, 2017
53% Salvation: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "By all means, don't ask too many questions and don't expect too much. Go along for the ride, if you're so inclined, and, even as it takes you through well-traveled territory, view it as a B-movie excursion. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jul 10, 2017
51% I'm Dying Up Here: Season 1 (TV, 2017) " Even though that theme is relentlessly pursued in I'm Dying Up Here, the pursuit aimlessly wanders off in many directions and never leads to brilliance. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jun 5, 2017
88% Anne with an E: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Anne with an E is a Netflix offering for all ages. It is, without question, darker than previous versions, but, following a rule Charles Dickens understood, the darkness only makes the triumphant moments gleam all the more brightly. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted May 8, 2017
86% I Love Dick: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Behind the obvious double-entendre title, I Love Dick is an extremely smart, wildly eccentric and very adult comedy. And if Bacon is bringing the heat, then Hahn is the aching, searching heart of this series. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted May 8, 2017
92% American Gods: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "If you're willing to completely surrender to American Gods, it has plenty to offer in the way of rewards. First and perhaps foremost, it is one dazzlingly good-looking series. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Apr 29, 2017
83% Genius: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "There are two wonderfully compelling reasons to catch National Geographic's ambitious first attempt at a scripted series. Their names are Geoffrey Rush and Johnny Flynn. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Apr 21, 2017
88% Riverdale: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "No, it's not quite Twin Peaks, but it's following the eccentric blueprint and it's sure trying to make it work in an intriguing new location. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Apr 20, 2017
97% Better Call Saul: Season 3 (TV, 2017) "It feels like another impressive landscape designed by writer-executive producer Vince Gilligan -- an expansive place where great actors are allowed to dazzle us with great performances. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Apr 10, 2017
85% Trial & Error: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "While comedies can find and define themselves over the course of a season, this one has a long way to go if it wishes to secure a continuance on the NBC schedule. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Mar 14, 2017
81% When We Rise: Miniseries (TV, 2016-2017) "This four-night drama about the gay and lesbian rights movement in the United States is packed with wonderfully nuanced performances and splendidly resonant moments. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Mar 6, 2017
91% Feud: Bette and Joan (TV, 2017) "Although often wickedly hilarious, Feud is a grand-opera Tinseltown saga laced with pain. It's incredibly addictive fun, but, behind all of the snappish dialogue delivered with delicious venom, there is pain. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Mar 6, 2017
92% Big Little Lies: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "It is nothing less than fun, if never much more than that. But that's more than enough to keep you engaged and keep you watching. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Feb 17, 2017
89% The Walking Dead: Season 7 Episode 9 "There is, finally, a sense in this episode that the supernatural show is getting back on the apocalyptic track. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Feb 13, 2017
35% APB: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The high-tech aspects of APB are fun (and they'd better be), as is Kirk's smirking know-it-all performance. The concept is thin, but there's potential here. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Feb 3, 2017
60% 24: Legacy: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "What stuns us about 24: Legacy isn't that it's mind-numbingly awful. That's because it's far from awful. What stuns us is how average and mediocre it is. And that's not the legacy of 24. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Feb 3, 2017
22% Training Day: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The problem with Training Day as a series is that it wants to be reassuringly safe and disturbingly dangerous at the same time, and this duality proves its undoing. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jan 30, 2017
82% Victoria: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "Moving uncertainly in fits and starts, the handsomely produced Victoria nonetheless gleams with first-rate performances. The overall storytelling execution is poor, but individual scenes can be quite rich in detail and nuance. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jan 17, 2017
78% The Young Pope: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "The problem with The Young Pope is that it never artfully draws you in deep enough to care. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jan 13, 2017
No Score Yet The Rocky Horror Picture Show "Ortega's new song-and-dance take is intoxicating proof that you can do the Time Warp again. It's glowing evidence that you can go home again, as long you're being guided by a light burning at the Frankenstein place. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Oct 14, 2016
63% Divorce: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The major characters, one and all, are extremely well acted, but the winter of their middle-age discontent produces a comedy that leaves the viewer a little cold. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Oct 6, 2016
78% Goliath: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Thornton's portrayal of McBride, though, is the compelling reason to make room on the viewing docket for this new Kelley legal drama. He never misses a step, even when the writing occasionally stumbles. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Oct 5, 2016
78% The Exorcist: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Eerily effective, this one will prove a devilish surprise for those expecting a reboot more terrible than terrifying. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 9, 2016
27% Pure Genius: Season 1 (TV, 2016-2017) "The writing is what ails the anemic rookie, which is taking the prime-time field with an embarrassingly inappropriate title. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 9, 2016
94% Pitch: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "One of the more impressive home runs of the fall season. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 9, 2016
24% Notorious: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "There's nothing inspired about this drama inspired by the stories of criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable news producer Wendy Walker (both on board as executive producers). " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 9, 2016
45% The Great Indoors: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Paper-thin characters are moved though predictable proceedings. If you venture into The Great Indoors, you'll be wandering in search of real laughs and realistic people - neither of which ever materializes. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 9, 2016
85% Designated Survivor: Season 1 (TV, 2016-2017) "It's a fun, high-octane ride, with a fine supporting cast (Natascha McElhone, Maggie Q and Kal Penn), but it could use a boost in the credibility department. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 9, 2016
98% Speechless: Season 1 (TV, 2016-2017) "Minnie Driver manages to lift a heavy-handed script to give this wonderfully well-intentioned comedy a fighting chance. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 9, 2016
65% Lethal Weapon: Season 1 (TV, 2016-2017) "Nothing here will make you forget the original film, but this series version is fun, fast-paced and not without charm. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 9, 2016
90% No Tomorrow: Season 1 (TV, 2016-2017) "Give yourself the chance to fall in love with this one...It's a strange brew, but the mixture is bewitching. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 9, 2016
23% Bull: Season 1 (TV, 2016-2017) "Some considerably more depth is needed to tip things in favor of this formulaic load of Bull. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 9, 2016
89% This Is Us: Season 1 (TV, 2016-2017) "Even as you acknowledge how overtly it plays the emotional cards, you can't help being won over by this feel-good drama with the ideally cast Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia and Sterling K. Brown. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 9, 2016
18% Conviction: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The Alphabet Network quickly found a new job for Hayley Atwell, star of the canceled Agent Carter. Too bad this assignment is to carry an incredibly labored and vapid concept. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 9, 2016
82% Timeless: Season 1 (TV, 2016-2017) "Dreary dialogue and colorless characters bog down this series as it clumsily follows a scientist, a soldier and a history professor pursuing a mysterious criminal who stole a secret time machine. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 9, 2016
21% Man With a Plan: Season 1 (TV, 2016-2017) "This isn't so much as Man With a Plan as Matt Needs a Script. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 9, 2016
29% Kevin Can Wait: Season 1 (TV, 2016-2017) "The plot doesn't sound all that promising, but Kevin Can Wait actually qualifies as quality time. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 9, 2016
58% Son of Zorn: Season 1 (TV, 2016-2017) "The concept has you smiling, and the pilot episode keeps you smiling (if not laughing out loud). The scripts need to make like Zorn and muscle up. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 9, 2016
72% Downton Abbey: Season 4 (TV, 2014) "Some of the servings can get a bit frothy, to be sure, but for those whose tastes run to stately epics like Brideshead Revisited and Upstairs Downstairs, it's a grand place to visit...and linger...and feast. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jun 29, 2016
80% Downton Abbey: Season 5 (TV, 2015) "Downton Abbey is elegant storytelling set in an elegant world, but, make no mistake, Fellowes is a keen observer with one wicked sense of humor. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jun 29, 2016
95% Orange Is the New Black: Season 4 (TV, 2016) "This ambitious mix of comedy and drama is about to get more ambitious. A complex show is about to get more complex. An acclaimed series is about to earn more acclaim. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jun 13, 2016
66% BrainDead: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The wickedly smart BrainDead is the ideal summer series arriving at the ideal time during an election year that has seen rhetoric pushed to deafening, often-bizarre extremes. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jun 10, 2016
100% Jackie Robinson: Season One (TV, 2016) "From the first frame, it's clear that Jackie Robinson is a genuine labor of love. The warmly crafted two-part, four-hour PBS documentary from filmmaker Ken Burns positively glows with its admiration for the man and his accomplishments. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Apr 11, 2016
81% Confirmation (2016) "Washington and Pierce never yield the floor, giving Emmy-worthy performances that are at the heart of this film. You can see the difficulties in each of their faces in the glare of the fireworks exploding all around them. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Apr 11, 2016
100% Jackie Robinson "From the first frame, it's clear that Jackie Robinson is a genuine labor of love. The warmly crafted two-part, four-hour PBS documentary from filmmaker Ken Burns positively glows with its admiration for the man and his accomplishments. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Apr 11, 2016
71% Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "Fear the Walking Dead, mostly due to its superb cast, is considerably more than nothing, yet fans will need to forgive much in order to stick with it and The Walking Dead. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Apr 8, 2016
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