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

Adam Buckman's Scores

Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 24: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 The Trouble with Normal: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 103
  2. Negative: 25 out of 103
103 tv reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Adam Buckman
    This is a series with potential.
    • 64 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Adam Buckman
    With its loosey-goosey improvisations, Factory plays like a work-in-progress instead of one that was actually finished and really ready for prime time.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Adam Buckman
    In tonight's premiere of "Bones," for example, super-sleuth Temperance concludes from the young victim's bones that she was probably a tennis player -- a nifty conclusion, but one that has no bearing on the case. It's a factoid that leads nowhere, which is kind of where "Bones" goes in its premiere episode.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Adam Buckman
    While Carell is sometimes guilty of overselling his character's eccentricities, his exuberance is offset by a laidback cast - including John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer and Rainn Wilson (of "Six Feet Under") - whose deadpan reactions to their boss make for some of this show's best moments. [24 Mar 2005, p.130]
    • New York Post
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Adam Buckman
    It is quite simply one of the most fascinating TV shows I have ever watched - warts and all.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Adam Buckman
    Rusty - as played by newcomer Jacob Zachar - is one of the most likable characters to come along on any TV show in a very long time.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Adam Buckman
    As appealing as Applegate is, the show itself struggles to produce laughs.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Adam Buckman
    There's a nice idea in there somewhere. Now, if CBS and the show's producers can get together on changing most of it, they might have something.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Adam Buckman
    "My Boys" is no improv comedy, but it also relies on unnecessary narration.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 100 Adam Buckman
    WHO knew Craig T. Nelson had so much charisma? [7 Oct 2000, p.55]
    • New York Post
    • 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
    • 75 Adam Buckman
    While its white-collar urban setting would seem to distinguish it from other reality competitions, it has some characteristics in common with them, including: a group habitat that looks just like others seen on MTV's "Real World" and other shows; and contestants who are all jerks. [8 Jan 2004]
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Adam Buckman
    This guy has a great personality. Building a likable sitcom around him ought to be a no-brainer. So why haven't they done it?
    • 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
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Adam Buckman
    Not that it's not a nice show, but it is precisely the kind of production for which the word "corny" was probably coined.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Adam Buckman
    If the makers of The Guardian can get their minds out of the men's room, this series has potential. [25 Sept 2001, p.83]
    • New York Post
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Adam Buckman
    Women -- especially young mothers juggling responsibilities at home and the office — will find much with which to identify in the story of Annabeth.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Adam Buckman
    To my amazement, I liked "Nikki." [8 Oct 2000, p.107]
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 88 Adam Buckman
    "Huff" is one of the best dramas on TV and easily the best one airing currently on pay cable.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Adam Buckman
    The biggest question you'll be left with after tonight's premiere is a big, fat "why?"
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Adam Buckman
    As in other TV serials of this type, the plot thickens long before it ever starts to thin.

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