Dave Trumbore

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For 21 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 28% same as the average critic
  • 25% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 16.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Dave Trumbore's Scores

Average review score: 84
Highest review score: 100 Big Mouth: Season 2
Lowest review score: 60 Watership Down (2018)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
21 tv reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Dave Trumbore
    Enjoy The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance for what it is, a masterpiece of expertly crafted puppet-driven fantasy, and do it while you can. It’s not just a new Netflix series, it’s an event, and you don’t want to be left out.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Trumbore
    My only gripe with Archer: 1999 is that there’s no bigger plot to the season; it’s just a collection of episodes that are loosely tied together through the space-travel setup. So while it was fun to watch the crew track down a xenomorph, battle in space gladiator combat, get addicted to psychotropic alien eggs, and fight their way out of a celestial mollusk, I wish they had some greater goal in mind.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Dave Trumbore
    She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is back in a big way in Season 2, with plenty of action, humor, vibrant animation, and a colorful array of characters of all sorts. It’s only shortcoming is in Netflix’s decision to cut the season down to a too-short 7 episodes.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Dave Trumbore
    t’s a bit unfortunate that the educational material is thrown at kids in an expositional lump rather than being threaded throughout the plot of the story itself to make it more meaningful, but that’s clearly not the intention here, for better or worse. Carmen Sandiego has a long way to go to earn our trust, but she’s off to a stylish start.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Dave Trumbore
    This is a fantastic first arc for the returning series, and the action, the intrigue, and the stakes are guaranteed to rise from here on out.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Dave Trumbore
    Luckily, the story is so good that it shines above the shoddy animation, but the 1978 adaptation is still a better bet and the original story itself is still the best. Give this one a watch only if you can stomach the visuals and the visceral material.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Dave Trumbore
    All of this heady material slows the pace down a bit, but the excellently animated action sequence (of which there are plenty to enjoy) give each episode a nice punch-up. All in all, these eight new episodes of Season 2 will give you everything you wanted from Castlevania and more.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Dave Trumbore
    Star Wars Resistance is a promising start to a new, high-flying adventure shepherded by the talented Filoni and his team, and it’s one that I hope long-standing fans and a new generation of Resistance fighters alike will come to love.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Dave Trumbore
    Big Mouth Season 2 cuts uncomfortably close to the quick at times and really makes you feel like you’re reliving your own adolescence. Luckily, the show is sweet enough to take some of the sting out of the close-to-home moments, but earnest enough to make you feel a real connection with these poor unfortunate characters.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Dave Trumbore
    The expert editing keeps the pace up as the story dashes from place to place, but there are moments where this work really shines, particularly when acting as a way to juxtapose life in the Reich vs life in the Resistance. There’s something for everyone this season, and though it’s a slow-burn drama compared to some shows on TV today, the 10-episode watch is well worth your time.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Dave Trumbore
    In short, it’s got everything you’ve come to know and love from The Venture Bros. and we can’t wait to see more.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Dave Trumbore
    Shaw, Thomason, Abrams & Co. really nail the core concepts of King’s storytelling here. Each character gets a good amount of screen time to focus on introspection. ... Castle Rock is a can’t-miss series for Stephen King fans and a must-watch horror show for fans of dark, thrilling, character-focused mysteries.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Dave Trumbore
    There’s a lot going on in this season, perhaps too much to address everything fans want in as deep a way as they want it, but Trollhunters wraps up nicely and rewards fans for their years of devotion.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Dave Trumbore
    It’s a family-friendly series that should find favor with fans of the original toon, young viewers who will be watching the moose and squirrel for the first time, and audiences of all ages.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Dave Trumbore
    You might have a good idea of how all of these pieces are going to intersect, but the real fun is in watching these characters come together in interesting ways.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Dave Trumbore
    This dysfunctional family comes together in exciting ways that lead to a lot of conflict, and they’re tested in ever more traumatizing ways, with heart-breaking results. It’s these characters that make the show worth watching.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Dave Trumbore
    The series’ variety of story, themes, and mood, coupled with an incredible cast and high-quality world-building make Electric Dreams a must-watch for any sci-fi fan worth their salt.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Dave Trumbore
    Trollhunters Season 2 is a solid return for the magical adventure series that makes good on Season 1 promises, matures along with its audience, and deepens the mythology in an enchanting way, all while making bold storytelling decisions through non-traditional narrative structures. It’s everything an animated series should be, and more.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Dave Trumbore
    This definitely isn’t kid friendly. And yet the violence and gore serves the story, one that’s not about a simple action-packed adventure of a trio of heroes wandering the Wallachian countryside, but the very real battle of complex heroes fighting for what’s right and protecting the innocent from darkness, death, and ignorance.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Dave Trumbore
    The Mist treats its characters as fully fleshed-out yet flawed human beings who make perfectly rational decisions, even if those decisions end up working out rather poorly in the end. This grounded and realistic introduction to a relatable cast of characters goes a long way toward getting audiences invested in them, all the better to respond to the horror that’s about to come.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Dave Trumbore
    SuperMansion excels at superhero send-ups, but it also delivers a compelling storyline in each episode. Some are more comic book-y than others.

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