Alan Sepinwall

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For 776 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Alan Sepinwall's Scores

Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Master of None: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Work It : Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 80 out of 776
776 tv reviews
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Alan Sepinwall
    It's an hour of unpleasant yet bland people occasionally bumping into each other and saying racially provocative things.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Alan Sepinwall
    Episodes isn't even as funny as Crane and Klarik's last collaboration, the exceedingly mediocre short-lived CBS comedy "The Class" - and that's even considering that the new show features Crane's old "Friends" star Matt LeBlanc delivering a terrific performance as an exaggerated version of himself.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Alan Sepinwall
    It's a very straightforward, sincere, dull accounting of all the trouble caused by Rodrigo, son Cesare (Francois Arnaud, frequently nude), daughter Lucrezia (Holliday Grainger) and company cause with their newfound power and station.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Alan Sepinwall
    If "Donnellys" wants a shot at doing better than "Studio 60" in its timeslot, it needs at least a hint of a larger-than-life figure.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Alan Sepinwall
    A work in progress.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Alan Sepinwall
    Addison isn't very strong or decisive in her professional capacity either, spending most of the pilot waffling on whether she should have left Seattle Grace.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Alan Sepinwall
    There's some amusing material on the margins of the show--the guys use OnStar to settle a debate about the lyrics to a song on the radio, Dougie admits his marriage isn't perfect and his wife "sometimes she gets up in the middle of the night and bakes in her sleep"--but outside of Jerry Minor's winning performance as the overextended but always cheerful Aubrey, it's completely forgettable.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Alan Sepinwall
    New Amsterdam is essentially three shows in one: Amsterdam flashing back on all the exciting things he's done in the last 366 years; Amsterdam trying to find The One, and Amsterdam and partner Eva Marquez (Zuleikha Robinson) solving murders like the leads on some kind of supernaturally-charged "Law & Order" spin- off. But only the first of those shows is remotely interesting.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Alan Sepinwall
    Mental was produced on a relative shoestring by Fox Telecolombia, and there's a flatness not only to the sets (which look not unlike what you might see on a Univision show), but the dialogue and characterizations.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Alan Sepinwall
    [Of the two new soaps,] only "Fashion House" seems to understand that it's supposed to be a guilty pleasure.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Alan Sepinwall
    Traffic Light winds up with a negative hat trick, in which I found myself not caring about any of its three male leads, though I did like one of their female co-stars and several of the guests who popped up in the episodes I've seen.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Alan Sepinwall
    It's all incredibly broad, and lacking in any real point of view.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Alan Sepinwall
    The tone never feels right, as if we're watching a dark parody of the Muppets--say, "Greg the Bunny"--that for some reason is starring the genuine article.... There are a few funny moments here, and Prady's both a smart writer and a flexible one.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Alan Sepinwall
    The show is so self-conscious of everything it’s doing that nothing has quite the effect its creators want it to have.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Alan Sepinwall
    The new show doesn't feel like a clone, but it also seems to be missing the spirit of what made the original such a success. [23 Sep 2002]
    • Newark Star-Ledger
    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Alan Sepinwall
    In an ideal world, Katims and Nutter would have taken the best elements from their previous series: the keen insight into teen behavior of "My So-Called Life" and the inventive storytelling of "The X-Files." Unfortunately, Roswell gets it backwards, using both the self-importance of the former and the paper-thin characterization of the latter. [6 Oct 1999, p.73]
    • Newark Star-Ledger

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