Average User Score: 7.3Feb 12, 2012This show is brilliant. It manages to make zombies boring. Every single character is either boring or loathsome. The tedious "end of theThis show is brilliant. It manages to make zombies boring. Every single character is either boring or loathsome. The tedious "end of the world" moralizing that takes place is about as enjoyable as watching an obese man with asthma try to eat pudding moments after walking up 10 flights stairs. What's doubly infuriating is the users on here who attempt to play the "I'm an intellectual" card by claiming that the slow plot-lines are allowing for "character development". You all may not realize it, but the best character development happens when we learn about someone from their actions. The key word here? ACTIONS. Having characters talk out their inner feelings and problems is lazy, and it's even worse when none of their actions (which are few and far between) make any sense.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.1Feb 2, 2012I can't believe I ever gave this a 7. Awful show. It was bad in every way possible...I think the worst part of it all was this one scene inI can't believe I ever gave this a 7. Awful show. It was bad in every way possible...I think the worst part of it all was this one scene in the season 1 finale where the villain pointlessly shot a vegetarian dinosaur. I can just imagine the moron who wrote that scene. "Duhhhh.,...vegetarian dinosaurs are...like...nice. they look so friendly eating their leaves. I hear people react to...like...bad stuff...let's have the villain shoot the vegetarian dinosaur. Yeah."… Expand
Average User Score: 8.0Feb 2, 2012This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Season One of Treme combines the weaknesses of Season 5 of the Wire (in the words of Seth Bullock: David Simon succumbs to his "goddamn temper" and settles political grudges) with the pretentiousness of ...well...a variety of boring and self-important shows. I'm a liberal. But I find Simon's moralizing about Katrina to be annoying and (worst of all) old news. The political dialogue on this show might have been torn from a liberal blog....from 2006. In other words: anyone who was paying attention has heard this song and dance before. The only redeeming feature of the first season was John Goodman's suicide. I guess I could give this show points for killing off the most cartoonish character? The worst part of this season was it's overbearing way of shoving New Orleans down our throat. Yes. We get it. Despite our best attempts, we will never love New Orleans the way that a broke hipster doofus white guy loves it. One final point: the music is pretty good. It would be the saving grace of this show, but the way they use it is actually a negative. It doesn't drive the plot forward. It almost seems ancillary. In other words: this show feels like a musical. During the musical numbers, the plot doesn't move forward. All and all, this show is as bad as it gets. I say that as someone who doesn't bother to even rate stupid network procedurals...though they're probably a bit more watchable than this trash.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.1Oct 5, 2011First of all, I think it's hilarious that no one even bothers to review this rubbish.
This show is...about what? Oh - right. It's aboutFirst of all, I think it's hilarious that no one even bothers to review this rubbish.
This show is...about what? Oh - right. It's about syndication. They avoid plot arcs because most network viewers aren't smart enough for plot arcs.
If a cinder block ever falls on your head, this is a great show to watch. If you can't count above 10, this is a great show to watch.
Oh and here's a spoiler: I can't tell the difference between this show, NCIS, NCIS Los Angeles, CSI, CSI Miami, or CSI New York. Don't watch all of them, or your small brain may become confused. They're all the same. They're shot in poorly lit rooms. The labs they use are always dark. Does anyone really work in a dark lab? Don't you need to see in a lab? I guess they're not going for reality.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.6Sep 29, 2011The only show on TV (aside from Curb) that makes me laugh out loud. It's offensive, but the host is so charming that it doesn't matter.
TheThe only show on TV (aside from Curb) that makes me laugh out loud. It's offensive, but the host is so charming that it doesn't matter.
The best part about this show? It marks the end of the PC era. I'm as liberal as it comes, voted for Barack Obama, etc. But the PC police had gotten out of hand. Something like this couldn't air a decade ago. But standards have changed, and for that, we thank you.… Expand
Average User Score: 9.5Apr 22, 2011I'm not ready to call this the greatest television show ever created, but that's only because it's only been three seasons (and the strikeI'm not ready to call this the greatest television show ever created, but that's only because it's only been three seasons (and the strike shortened 1st season isn't as good as the 2nd and 3rd). But Season Three included one of the top 5 gun fights ever filmed (from 'One Minute'). That includes movies and television. That scene - and two others (from 'Half Measures' and 'Full Measure' - were three of the most suspenseful scenes ever to appear on television. I hate to quote AMC's self-congratulatory commercials, but this show is changing the way television is filmed. The days of 3 cameras (or a single camera) are quickly coming to an end. The production values and cinematography of this show are better than anything else on television - including shows with budgets that far exceed the fairly heft $3 million per episode that AMC shells out for Breaking Bad.
The only thing negative that I can say about this show is that it will probably only last 5 or 6 seasons. The ratings are fine, but it seems unlikely that this story can continue credibly for more than that many seasons. Then again - I thought they'd written themselves into a corner after Season 2, but they escaped brilliantly.
If you don't watch this show because it's "too odd" or "too depressing", then I guess "Criminal Minds" might be more up your alley. Stay safe. Wouldn't want a "drama" to make you feel something! That would be tragic!… Expand
Average User Score: 9.2Apr 12, 2011This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It's been a good season and a season that solidifies this show as one of the best on television. This is a great show. Unfortunately, I feel like it has regressed a bit. After an impressive start to the season, Walton Goggins' character has become fairly incomprehensible. He seems more like a plot device than the brilliant scene stealing villain that he played in season one. I hope they push the envelope a bit more with him before the end of the season.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.7Apr 12, 2011This show is quite frankly one of the top three most suspenseful shows of all time along with the Shield and Breaking Bad. And like thoseThis show is quite frankly one of the top three most suspenseful shows of all time along with the Shield and Breaking Bad. And like those shoes (and Deadwood), it flips the idea of good and evil, right or wrong, and black and white on it's head. Every episode was heart pumping. Idris Ilba is a badass.… Expand