The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.
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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
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Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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Awareness of the conceit means season 2's are telegraphed more clearly than they were the first season... But it's still highly entertaining thanks to its clever take on crime docs and devoted elevation of juvenile yuks.
Now that American Vandal has proved that it can succeed a second time, there's no reason for it to stop. Peter and Sam will be in college soon, that mythical land of pranks, crimes, and all manner of other things that keep adults up at night.
Emotionally and sociologically, it's a much more complex story, with a lot of insightful and empathetic things to say about a generation of kids who have grown up with social media as part of their lives.
This second stab at the format is more ambitious and suggests something more repeatable for the future, which is admirable. The diminished mirth is either a bad sign, or just a temporary side effect of the growing process.