For 100 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Adam Buckman's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Saving Grace: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Heroes: Season 3
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 64 out of 100
  2. Negative: 23 out of 100
100 tv reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Adam Buckman
    Sheen is so entertaining to watch that the series at least earns a 2 1/2-star rating. It also earns one on the basis of its name, which invites the irresistible parallel.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Adam Buckman
    Good premise, good start.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Buckman
    Both "The Closer" and Saving Grace are at the top of their games in tonight's premiere episodes.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Adam Buckman
    It's not a bad scenario for a serialized drama, but be forewarned: The apocalyptic story unfolding on "Jericho" is, by nature, exceedingly gloomy, reviving memories of the Cold War and also serving as a reminder of the tense times in which we live now.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Adam Buckman
    High School Confidential is an illuminating documentary series more in the tradition of director Michael Apted's series of films, starting with "Seven Up!," that have been tracing the lives of its subjects since 1964.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Adam Buckman
    Great, great, great drummer, but a dull, dull, dull show.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 Adam Buckman
    Back to You is no brains.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Adam Buckman
    Some of it is quite funny and so are the situations in which these four characters find themselves.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Adam Buckman
    An otherwise promising CBS comedy series.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Adam Buckman
    The new "NY" shares with its "CSI" antecedents a predilection for dim laboratories and grim facial expressions. [22 Sep 2004]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Adam Buckman
    The show has loads of energy and charm, which is a necessity for a series whose storylines are not only implausible but, at times, not even remotely believable.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Adam Buckman
    Portions of "Free Ride" show promise, due mainly to the show's star -- Dean -- whose character remains grounded and sane, against all odds.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Adam Buckman
    Tracking the many ways in which reality converges with fiction is one of the principal pleasures of Entourage, which otherwise explores some pretty well-worn territory in its new season.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Adam Buckman
    It doesn’t feel like a comedy - because it’s not funny. [3 June 2005, p.3]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Adam Buckman
    The show seems more oriented to female viewers than ever. [24 Sep 2006]
    • 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]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Adam Buckman
    You should be there on Sunday night to see the premiere of something new and hilarious, and completely different.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 63 Adam Buckman
    Some of the 28-year-olds on "Conviction" appeal to me. Others do not.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 88 Adam Buckman
    Kretschmann... delivers one of the finest performances seen on TV this year.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 0 Adam Buckman
    About as charming as a headache and just as dull. [29 Sept 2000, p.113]
    • 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."
    • 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]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Adam Buckman
    Wilkinson steals the entire movie with his portrayal of Baker, playing him as a brilliant, wily political strategist.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Adam Buckman
    Too many serial killers threaten to overwhelm The Mentalist, whose charismatic lead character can stand on his own, if the show's producers would only realize that murders committed singly can be just as interesting as serial murders, and just as difficult to solve, too
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Adam Buckman
    Nothing surprised me enough, while watching 90210, to blurt out, "Oh my God!" but hey, I'm not as easily surprised as a 15-year-old from Kansas.
    • 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.