For 103 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 5.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Adam Buckman's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 24: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 The Tick: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 103
  2. Negative: 25 out of 103
103 tv reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 38 Adam Buckman
    The end result of all that effort, however, is a miniseries that's as dull and throbbing as a severe headache.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 0 Adam Buckman
    The focus on excretory subjects makes you wonder if the show's writers aren't overdue for a tuneup at their shrinks.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 0 Adam Buckman
    Yes, if you want to hear these bucketheads argue over who engages in this or that degrading sex act, then by all means watch "Sons of Hollywood." For me, however, watching this show was the equivalent of having my faced shoved into a toilet.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 0 Adam Buckman
    About as appetizing as fried roadkill. [5 Feb 2005]
    • New York Post
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Adam Buckman
    I doubt I will ever watch a single episode of "Courting Alex" beyond this first one.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 0 Adam Buckman
    For me, the problem really is casting. Next time one of these shows gets developed, I hope producers will resist the temptation to cast one of these skinny little pouty actresses in these commando-type roles.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Adam Buckman
    Hr stupidity's a put-on (for her sake, I hope so), as is this entire show, whose concept is so convoluted that Fox had to devise a clumsy new term--"a comedy/reality hybrid"--to describe it.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 Adam Buckman
    Back to You is no brains.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 0 Adam Buckman
    About as charming as a headache and just as dull. [29 Sept 2000, p.113]
    • New York Post
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Adam Buckman
    In some way or another, this show is trying to be "Everwood," "Dawson's Creek," "Eight Mile" and "Hoosiers" all rolled into one. It would be a whole lot more accessible if it would just try to be One Tree Hill, whatever that is. [23 Sept 2003, p.79]
    • New York Post
    • 61 Metascore
    • 38 Adam Buckman
    The executive producers of this series are David Mamet and Shawn Ryan, but it has none of the panache of Mamet's plays and movies such as "Glengarry Glen Ross" or "The Spanish Prisoner," and none of the blunt force of Ryan's best-known work, "The Shield" on FX.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Adam Buckman
    In the CW's world, happiness is rubbing elbows with the rich and fabulous, and drawing the attention of various rich boys, while a soundtrack of chick-friendly pop tunes plays constantly in the background. If this sounds like happiness to you, then by all means feel free to join this "Privileged" class. You have nothing to waste but your time.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Adam Buckman
    None of the characters in "Watching Ellie" are particularly likable, especially Ellie herself. [15 Apr 2003]
    • New York Post
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Adam Buckman
    This show is so cliched that it actually contains one of those scenes in which a camera makes a slow, 360-degree circle around Jaime as she gazes skyward.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 0 Adam Buckman
    This show, which was once so thrilling and fun, has become full of itself, its characters spouting crazy nonsense.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 0 Adam Buckman
    That's basically the plot, folks, and just in case you were wondering, you don't have to laugh. This show too comes with torrents of hysterical laughter already provided. [6 Oct 2000, p.117]
    • New York Post
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Adam Buckman
    The improvisations are sometimes so forced that I swear you can actually see the actors thinking about what to say next.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Adam Buckman
    The only fear engendered by this series is the fear that the NBC programming department has been possessed by Satan.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Adam Buckman
    As a talk-show host... he's a rank amateur who exhibits no discernible skills.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 0 Adam Buckman
    [The] characters are so charmless, it's as if they were created on purpose to actually repel viewership - a TV first.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 0 Adam Buckman
    This show is so atrocious it should earn everyone involved in it a lifetime ban from the TV industry. [8 Oct 2000, p.107]
    • New York Post
    • 30 Metascore
    • 38 Adam Buckman
    Like this movie, most of the passengers in "Mayday" are dead on arrival.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 0 Adam Buckman
    The characters are all so nutty it's like being trapped in a roomful of Kramers for a half-hour. [6 Oct 2000, p.117]
    • New York Post
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 Adam Buckman
    You've heard of artificial intelligence? How about no intelligence, which is the sum total of what went into transforming a 1980s TV show nobody cares about into a new, updated version nobody will watch.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Adam Buckman
    It became clear to me that Cavemen is extinct on arrival.

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