For 101 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 39% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Adam Buckman's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 The District: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 The Trouble with Normal: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 64 out of 101
  2. Negative: 24 out of 101
101 tv reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Buckman
    WHO knew Craig T. Nelson had so much charisma? [7 Oct 2000, p.55]
    • New York Post
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Buckman
    After watching the 10-hour Band of Brothers, I'm so drained by the intensity of what I have just beheld that I'm ready to declare this World War II miniseries the finest piece of work ever produced for television. [7 Sept 2001, p.117]
    • New York Post
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Buckman
    I tend to watch "Curb Your Enthusiasm" with open-mouthed amazement... The show is a drop-dead accurate, edge-of-your-seat depiction of the minefield through which we all tread everyday in our interactions with spouses, friends, business associates and that most dreaded of all groups, total strangers. [13 Sep 2002]
    • New York Post
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Buckman
    This is the funniest TV show I've ever seen. It might also be the best comedy series ever made, period. [2 Jan 2004]
    • New York Post
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Buckman
    I am happy to report that this series remains a 100-percent authentic, white-knuckled hair-raiser. [24 Oct 2002]
    • New York Post
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Buckman
    OK - so plausibility is not this show's strong suit. It never has been. This show is about suspense, action and violence. And, as a look at the show's first four hours reveals, all three have been taken up several notches in the series' sixth season.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Buckman
    For better or worse, The Shield set the standard for what is now permissible on basic cable. It's one of those shows I can't imagine living without.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Buckman
    One of the finest TV shows ever made.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Buckman
    This new 10-episode season boasts the same high quality of production that this series has always exhibited.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Buckman
    Its scripts - always among the finest on TV - are even stronger this time around.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Buckman
    The [first two episodes] are filled with mystery, suspense, action and the lush greenery of Hawaii, where the show is filmed. Be there. Aloha.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Buckman
    No pair of actors on any other show, new or old, on any network is as pleasurable to behold as these two. [1 Oct 2004]
    • New York Post
    • 39 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Buckman
    A wall-to-wall weepfest.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Buckman
    Some of the best performances seen anywhere on TV. They're all so incredible that it seems unfair to single out some and not others, but if you watch Friday Night Lights, pay close attention to Chandler, Britton and Gilford; Taylor Kitsch as beer-swilling lothario Tim Riggins; Scott Porter as the wheelchair-bound former quarterback; Brad Leland as team booster Buddy Garrity (especially him); and Jesse Plemons and Adrianne Palicki as Landry and Tyra, the school's most unlikely couple (especially them too)...Everyone on Friday Night Lights deserves an Emmy. And true to form for this great unsung show, none of them were even nominated. [5 Oct 2007, p.133]
    • New York Post
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Buckman
    Both "The Closer" and Saving Grace are at the top of their games in tonight's premiere episodes.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Buckman
    If you check out Mad Men tonight, I guarantee you'll be back next week.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Adam Buckman
    Where most of the new shows I've been forced to sit through lately do just about everything wrong, Gilmore Girls gets most of the fundamentals right, especially the acting and writing. [5 Oct 2000, p.95]
    • New York Post
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Adam Buckman
    That rare TV show that comes to the air fully formed, as if everyone involved has been working together forever, instead of just a few weeks.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 88 Adam Buckman
    "Huff" is one of the best dramas on TV and easily the best one airing currently on pay cable.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 88 Adam Buckman
    Kretschmann... delivers one of the finest performances seen on TV this year.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 88 Adam Buckman
    It is no small feat to pull off the trick of interweaving so many characters and storylines, but the producers of "Six Degrees"... have accomplished it with admirable smoothness for a series that is just getting under way.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Adam Buckman
    "Dexter" is a proficiently produced crime drama. Its best feature is its star, Michael C. Hall, who applies just the right touch to playing the nice, polite serial killer who lives next door.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Adam Buckman
    You should be there on Sunday night to see the premiere of something new and hilarious, and completely different.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Adam Buckman
    While this Sunday's premiere gets the season started a bit slowly, Episode Two is the rarest kind of TV show there is - one that you hope will never end.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Adam Buckman
    It's really a great movie, like a modern-day version of an old Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney picture in which the kids put on a show that improves the lives of all who see it.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 88 Adam Buckman
    Bobulova is delightful to watch, playing the younger Coco as winsome, stubborn, independent and gifted. MacLaine, seen always with a cigarette between two fingers, has less screen time, but she commands every minute in which she appears.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Adam Buckman
    Titled Carrier, this series from Mel Gibson's Icon Productions might be the most candid look at everyday life on board a U.S. warship in wartime that has ever been filmed.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Adam Buckman
    If they can maintain that level of intelligence, then John Doe stands a chance of becoming the kind of special series - like "The Fugitive" and "The Prisoner" - that people will talk about for years to come.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Adam Buckman
    God only knows where they're going with this. The producers have made Joan's father the police chief of the small city of Arcadia, but I'm praying that CBS won't turn the Almighty into some sort of cosmic crime fighter...Whatever happens, I'm inclined to give Joan of Arcadia the benefit of the doubt. [26 Sept 2003, p.122]
    • New York Post
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Adam Buckman
    When I was watching the first three episodes of "Heroes" provided by NBC, I couldn't wait for Hiro's scenes, which is not to say you should dismiss the rest of the characters on "Heroes."