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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
100% I Am Evidence " "I Am Evidence" is as deeply disturbing as it is profoundly inspiring. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Apr 16, 2018
67% Lost in Space: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "If not as sharply realized and profoundly resonant as the "Battlestar" reboot, this "Lost in Space" is a visual stunner packed with exhilarating action sequences. It's not a great drama, but it is great fun. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Apr 9, 2018
76% Trust: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "At times, the effort seems, well, obvious . . . and labored. But they get major points for playing it anything but safe, and there's always something memorable waiting around the dark corner. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Mar 26, 2018
57% Instinct: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "And yet, Cumming lights up the screen and makes your time with Reinhart great fun, even while you're rolling your eyes at the preposterous plot turns. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Mar 19, 2018
68% American Idol: Season 16 (TV, 2018) "Yet the music is just starting, and, if nothing else, ABC's determination to bring back "American Idol" is emerging as the most intriguing programming ploy of the current season. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Mar 12, 2018
89% Wait for Your Laugh (2017) "Befitting its subject, the documentary "Wait for Your Laugh" is a breezy and engaging whirlwind trip through the crowded life of a performer who pretty much embodies the show-business term "trouper." " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Mar 2, 2018
100% Penny Dreadful: Season 3 (TV, 2016) ""Penny Dreadful" isn't just good. It's scary good, maintaining its place at the top of the horror heap. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Feb 27, 2018
65% Lore: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "If you like your terror TV served up with some dark and disturbing flourishes, "Lore" will leave you screaming for more. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Feb 27, 2018
88% She's Gotta Have It: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "And perhaps the most delightful reason you gotta catch up with "She's Gotta Have It" is the work of series star DeWanda Wise. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Feb 27, 2018
50% Absentia: Season 1 (TV, 2017) "The troubling questions and terrific performances are enough to keep you following this murky trail, if you're not seriously burned out on serial killers. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Feb 27, 2018
88% Godless: Miniseries (TV, 2017) "A visual stunner packed with rip-roaring characters and classic Western elements, "Godless" is a veritable bonanza of frontier fun. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Feb 27, 2018
87% American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace (TV, 2018) "It's an intriguing idea poorly executed. "Versace" makes an ambitious attempt to examine, like "O.J.," the crosscurrents of American culture, but never develops a strong and cohesive overall vision. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Feb 27, 2018
96% The Looming Tower: Miniseries (TV, 2018) "When "The Looming Tower" runs with its strengths, it makes for compelling viewing. The run never is fully sustained in the first three hours, but, then again, it has a long way to go. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Feb 27, 2018
99% Atlanta: Robbin' Season (TV, 2018) "What's waiting around that corner? Typically, it's a surprise -- a sly, surreal and super-smart surprise, even when a seemingly random scene might already have hinted at what's around the corner. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Feb 27, 2018
61% A.P. Bio: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "But "A.P. Bio" doesn't feel like "The Good Place" or any other comedy on television, for that matter..."A.P. Bio" is that rare comedic commodity that giddily trots along several lines at once. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Feb 14, 2018
66% The Alienist: Season 1 (TV, 2018) "It's a lurid trail we're following, to be sure, and the evidence suggests this series will keep getting better with each step. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jan 24, 2018
100% Counterpart: Season 1 (TV, 2017-2018) "Blending genres and mixing worlds, Counterpart opens a passage to one of the best viewing experiences of the season. " ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jan 24, 2018
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
50% 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
87% 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: Einstein (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
59% 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, 2016) "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
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