Ashlie D. Stevens TV Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

Ashlie D. Stevens

Ashlie D. Stevens
Ashlie D. Stevens's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Salon.com

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Absurd Planet: Season 1 (TV, 2020) In its loving elevation of the earth's weirdest creatures, Absurd Planet offers a balm.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2020
83% Trial by Media: Season 1 (TV, 2020) Each of these cases commanded public attention during the eras in which they played out, and what Trial by Media does exceptionally well is distill, in under an hour, the "big takeaways" from each episode‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
No Score Yet The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show: Season 1 (TV, 2020) Each episode runs about 20 minutes, and since we're all watching more television right now, is a perfect way to laugh about our quarantine viewing habits. ‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
92% The Midnight Gospel: Season 1 (TV, 2020) The topics discussed are wide-ranging and deep -- death, life, spirituality, love -- each approached with eccentricity, enthusiasm, and deep compassion. ‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
94% Atlanta's Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children: Season 1 (TV, 2020) What Atlanta's Missing and Murdered does well is, instead of just casting doubt on the conviction and revealing missed leads and suspects, it really gets to the heart of why officials were so quick to try to close the cases.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2020
86% Tiger King: Season 1 (TV, 2020) The outlandish world presented by Tiger King is funny, gross, frustrating, contemplative, and ultimately sympathetic. This is a story of animals, yes, but it's also a story of what makes us human. ‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2020
91% Gentefied: Season 1 (TV, 2020) At its core, Gentefied is a bold, beautiful show about people trying to play a game in which they don't make the rules. ‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2020
86% I Am Not Okay With This: Season 1 (TV, 2020) What feels so excitingly fresh about I Am Not Okay With This is that it actually takes time to explore the rage of adolescent girls. ‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
No Score Yet The Ghost Bride: Season 1 (TV, 2020) A highly bingeable series that keeps viewers going with is bewitching premise, empowering storyline, and glimpse into a realm that might be closer than we think.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2020
75% Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez: Season 1 (TV, 2020) "Killer Inside" puts a finer point on how living in the closet could have contributed to Hernandez's volatile mental state... But perhaps more captivatingly, "Killer Inside" takes an objective look at chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
87% McMillions: McMillions (TV, 2020) With the exception of actual footage from an undercover investigation, you could close your eyes, pretend this is a podcast, and it would be just as satisfying an experience. But what it lacks in aesthetics, McMillions makes up for in personality.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2020
100% Sex, Explained: Limited Series (TV, 2020) As with previous iterations of "Explained" you won't leave this series as an expert, per se, on any one topic, but it's certainly an entertaining and informative start to some more adult-oriented sex education. ‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
52% AJ and the Queen: Season 1 (TV, 2020) AJ and the Queen can be a lot of fun... But the series is riddled with scripting snags, potentially by virtue of trying to balance camp and commentary in hour-long episodes. ‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2020
66% Locke & Key: Season 1 (TV, 2019-2020) Locke & Key is worth it in the end if you can push past the parts that are uneven and a little messy. ‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
100% Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show: Season 1 (TV, 2019) Astronomy Club immediately found its sweet spot by navigating wry social commentary and wild observational humor.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
89% Solar Opposites: Season 1 (TV, 2019-2020) Whereas Rick and Morty is a ragtag exploration of nihilism and feelings of personal insignificance, Solar Opposites. has a sunnier, but equally inquisitive, outlook. Which, in these weird, weird times, will likely be deeply appreciated by viewers. ‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
100% A Black Lady Sketch Show: Season 1 (TV, 2019) A Black Lady Sketch Show is a blend of nuanced observations about the systemic invisibilities and challenges of women of color and side-splitting sketch premises. ‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
93% Alternatino With Arturo Castro: Season 1 (TV, 2018-2019) [Arturo Castro] takes what he's learned navigating life as a Latin millennial in the U.S. -- and then adds in robots, dad energy and border patrol officers, to hilarious effect. ‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
96% I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson: Season 1 (TV, 2019) From ex-SNL cast member Tim Robinson, I Think You Should Leave is disorienting, but in the best of ways. ‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2020
81% Shrill: Season 2 (TV, 2020) This season of Shrill, much like the last, manages to find itself in a very sweet spot between true-to-life and heartwarming. It's sugared, but not saccharine.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
67% Don't F**k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer: Limited Series (TV, 2019) With its deconstruction of the psyche of an internet killer, Don't F**k with Cats is one of the most compelling true crime docuseries that has been produced by Netflix to date. ‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
90% The New Pope: Season 1 (TV, 2020) It's series like this that makes one realize the delineation between good guy and bad guy is often infinitely more complicated than we'd like to believe.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
100% The Confession Killer: Season 1 (TV, 2019) In Confession Killer, [Robert] Kenner methodically lays out the faults in the system, taking no prisoners.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
60% I'm with the Band: Nasty Cherry: Season 1 (TV, 2019) I understand that I'm With the Band was meant to give Nasty Cherry an authentic origin story beyond their social media presence, but when combined with lackluster reviews like that, the Netflix series didn't do them any favors. ‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
91% The Devil Next Door: Limited Series (TV, 2019) That said, it's a chilling, often intriguing survey of an event that many of us may remember, but in our current political landscape is worth revisiting. This documentary - like history - should be deeply considered despite its imperfections.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2019
No Score Yet College Behind Bars: Season 1 (TV, 2019) One of the strongest elements of College Behind Bars is that it assesses all the complexities of education in the prison system.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
100% Green Eggs and Ham: Season 1 (TV, 2019) Green Eggs and Ham has a sense of heart that transcends age and is greater than just a nostalgia grab. ‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
80% Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Season 1 (TV, 2019) While the series is perfectly successful as a travel show, with its beautiful filming and sweeping landscape shots, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is even more successful as an interview program.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
100% The Kominsky Method: Season 2 (TV, 2019) While this season is perhaps a little more subtle than the last in the plot developments, the pair continue to excel at, as Norman puts it, "making the mundane exciting."‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2019
92% Rhythm + Flow: Season 1 (TV, 2019) While the ways in which Rhythm + Flow differentiates itself from its musical competition predecessors are minor, they are enough to render the series so. ‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
100% Big Mouth: Season 3 (TV, 2019) [Big Mouth] continues to vividly remind its audience what it was like to be 13, but might inspire us to continue grow a little bit along with them. ‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
No Score Yet Good Eats: The Return (TV, 2019) With so much new food content floating around now where does "Good Eats: The Return" fit in? The simple answer is that it doesn't and that is a good thing.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2019
98% Unbelievable: Season 1 (TV, 2019) While not a spotless transition from article to script, it's very much a "show, don't tell" portrayal of the real-life events and fallout, which lands in a must-watch spot that is thought-provoking without being preachy.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
75% The Righteous Gemstones: Season 1 (TV, 2019) [The Righteous Gemstones] is tight, bizarre and has some ace comedic timing, but one where so far any prayer of incisive commentary on evangelicalism in Trump's America seemed to be deliberately left unanswered. ‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2019
97% Derry Girls: Series 2 (TV, 2019) Some topical shows explore events that hit maybe too close to home to feel enjoyable now. But being a period piece, Derry Girls doesn't have to stand in for current news cycle trauma -- its placement in history stands on its own.‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2019
97% I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth Vs. Michelle Carter: Miniseries (TV, 2019) As in her past documentaries, [Erin Lee] Carr excels in extending a touch of humanity to characters whose stories otherwise would be defined by what can be splashed on the cover of a tabloid. ‐ Salon.com
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019