Allison Keene

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For 213 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Allison Keene's Scores

Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Fleabag: Season 1
Lowest review score: 10 Married at First Sight: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 94 out of 213
  2. Negative: 16 out of 213
213 tv reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Allison Keene
    The show’s balance of the bizarre and the mundane may be at its sharpest yet this season, but it also hasn’t lost its bite.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Allison Keene
    The Night Manager has something for everyone--fans of spy craft, fans of cinematic television, fans of good storytelling or just of Tom Hiddleston (or Hugh Laurie, for that matter). It will pull you into its story completely and allow you inhabit its world, but at a terrible cost: brevity.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Allison Keene
    It allows us to know and care for these characters even when they try to hold us at arm’s length, by embracing their truths in quiet moments that connect us to their loneliness, uncertainty, and ultimately their hope.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Allison Keene
    Needless to say, the show remains very, very funny, and that’s thanks to an incredible cast whose timing remains impeccable.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Allison Keene
    That’s the beautiful thing about The Americans; its exploration of identity and loyalty is unmatched, because of how it focuses on the human element so eloquently. Yes the spycraft can be fun and tense and exciting, but it’s the emotional conflicts that set the show a cut above.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Allison Keene
    Luke Cage does an excellent job giving each of its cast members (however long they stick around) distinct personalities and memorable moments that create immediate stakes. ... But none shine as brightly as Colter.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Allison Keene
    Better Call Saul’s new season jumps right back in to the Sandpiper case, law firm culture, Chuck and Jimmy’s now-frosty relationship, as well as Jimmy’s budding romance with Kim, and his association with Mike (who is now an entrenched ally). But what really keeps everything sewn together so beautifully is watching Jimmy when he’s alone.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Allison Keene
    It’s a series that, for the third season in a row, finds power in juxtapositions, and crafts its satire easily by exposing the absurd in sharp relief to the ordinary.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Allison Keene
    Legion plays a lot with themes of identity and memory and emotion, and if the key to visual storytelling is to show and not tell, well, Legion grasps onto that wholeheartedly. But above all, it’s a deeply considered portrait of mental illness.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Allison Keene
    Fleabag unpacks the life of a complicated young woman--with all of its pain, insecurity, anger, humor, friendship, impulses, and more--with a unique sensibility that makes it essential viewing.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Allison Keene
    Like Baskets or even Louie, Atlanta is a deeply specific portrait of a certain way of life, one that’s often desperate but that’s tempered--for our benefit--by a casual, sometimes even caustic humor. These moments are occasionally punctuated by bursts of violence, some of them shocking, but it never feels like there’s a statement being made so much as truth being shown.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Allison Keene
    American Crime Story still has to live, to some extent, in the shadow of the real events it portrays, but so far it seems to navigate the weight of those memories and cultural touchstones in a highly engaging, incredibly frustrating, and occasionally wonderful way.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Allison Keene
    After going from the humble creation of Superman to the filmic juggernauts like Avengers, those with a growing interest in the world of comics should leave satisfied with their new knowledge, while veteran fans will likely be drawn in by a strong sense of nostalgia, particularly given the ample amount of archival footage.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Allison Keene
    Boston’s Finest is a sleek and engaging work that is a world away from Southie Rules or even Cops, but it fits in perfectly with TNT's love of Law & Order.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Allison Keene
    While skepticism may rule at the start, it doesn’t take long for the show to make one a believer in its own story, and in the power of its exceptional performances.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Allison Keene
    The show is fast, funny, profane, and charming, even with it occasionally gets almost unrelentingly dark as abuse and toxic relationships run up and down the chain.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Allison Keene
    Though the character-driven docu-series format the show takes on may look run of the mill, beyond its surface appearance Generation Cryo is genuinely engaging.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Allison Keene
    It’s moody, emotional, tense, and occasionally absolutely horrifying. Like Norman, it is not to be underestimated.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Allison Keene
    A strong start to what feels like it will be a much more grounded season.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Allison Keene
    Like the Earth-2 storylines, the alternate timeline is so much fun when it comes to seeing our favorite characters with different personalities and alternte lives.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Allison Keene
    The Crown is a fascinating and easily engrossing portrait of a young monarch in a fairly modern age, and benefits from having one writer (creator Peter Morgan) to lend it narrative continuity.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Allison Keene
    It’s tighter and more confident, and the choice to again have one director (Ben Chanan) ties the episodes together visually.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Allison Keene
    The A Word’s world is small and deeply knowable, even to the point of discomfort. Yet it’s also warm, deeply affecting, and never loses its charm.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Allison Keene
    The series--with a solid logical foundation and world-building--is lovingly crafted, marrying its Wild West aesthetic with cold sci-fi elements of the labs that run the park in a way that feels believably connected.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Allison Keene
    The premiere episode jumps into the action and atmosphere immediately, though it takes a little while for the show settle in to what is a very fast-paced story. But by the second episode, it’s already found its rhythm.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Allison Keene
    It is fully medieval both in tongue and in tone, and even more engaging than the initial installments of the first Hollow Crown series.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Allison Keene
    Good Girls Revolt is careful to not demonize anybody; both the men and women have copious flaws. And though the cultural touchstones may feel a little tired at this point given its setting, what the show does do well is create a workplace atmosphere that feels both contemporary and retro, a sometimes startling commentary on how far we’ve come, yet how far we still have to go.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Allison Keene
    The series, which moves along at an engrossing clip, and never allows its characters easy outs, clearly has aspirations to break out of legal-thriller and activist-centric conventions, and should appeal to crime fans as well as those who enjoy a novelistic approach to television.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Allison Keene
    Mozart continues to check back in with the New York players until we return to them in earnest, and like Hailey and Rodrigo’s road trip in Season 2, these episodes work as a kind of extended reverie--though one that is not without its trouble and embarrassment, and yet, that makes it all the more charming. Speaking of charm, Kirke and Bernal continue to anchor the series with plucky charisma and passionate creativity.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Allison Keene
    Legends is not meant to be about logic and philosophy. There are other TV shows for that. This isn’t one of them. This is a time-traveling group of sundries looking to kick ass and take names (a bar fight involving Sara Lance, Snart, and Mick Rory is a standout), and in that it succeeds.

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