Allison Keene
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For 81 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Allison Keene's Scores

Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 80 Years of Living Dangerously: Season 1
Lowest review score: 10 Married at First Sight: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 81
  2. Negative: 8 out of 81
81 tv reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Allison Keene
    Travel shows have been done and done again, and it's hard to find one that breaks new ground. The most important element is usually not the scenery but the host, and BBC America found a great one in the British actor Dominic Monaghan.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Allison Keene
    Naked and Afraid has a forthright feel to it that borders on a psychological and physical study, even though participants remain with a production crew, unlike the grueling series Survivorman, which featured just one man with a camera.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Allison Keene
    Heroes of Cosplay is a worthy journey into a world few may be familiar with.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Allison Keene
    The Trip to Bountiful hits all the right sweet and nostalgic notes without becoming saccharine or overdone.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Allison Keene
    The actors are passionate, but not experts. They let the scientists, the workers, the officials, and others tell their stories. It's part of Years of Living Dangerously's refreshing and inclusive tone: it's not important how one gets to this point of understanding the issues, but simply that one does.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Allison Keene
    NY Med continues to do an excellent job of creating a tone that mixes humor with real drama.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Allison Keene
    Hotwives is knowing and funny, and a great showcase for many talented comedians who both star in it and appear as guests.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Allison Keene
    As questionable as the setup sounds, it actually strikes the right tone by neither making fun of nor blindly praising the competitors for their quirks (of which they have many).
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Allison Keene
    It plays a little bit, in spirit, like the HBO series How to Make It In America. It is in that way that it feels both fresh and familiar--the scene is new, but the story is old. There's drama, but not as much trash.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Allison Keene
    The Face borrows plenty of concepts from other modeling and competition shows, but it manages to throw enough fashion and dramatic interest at viewers to be engaging.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Allison Keene
    Ultimately, even with so many competition shows on the air that have done almost every formula there can be, The Hero finds a way to make things feel fresh and interesting, with Johnson as a great anchor.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Allison Keene
    In its scripted segments, the series is stylishly produced, and its wit is dry while its tone is bubbly. Not every segment is a hit, but the ones that are deserve to be quoted, repeated and discussed.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Allison Keene
    Showville is far more upbeat and encouraging than that series ["Small Town Security"], and its shift in location from week to week keeps things fresh.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Allison Keene
    Ultimately, Brooklyn DA is an intimate look at urban prosecutors that, even though it can feel a little too clean, certainly stands out among unscripted summer programming.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Allison Keene
    The Writers' Room is a fun look at the mostly unknown faces who have created some of the best shows on TV, though The Writers' Room might not have been wrong to expand the format and really delve deep into the nuances of the creative process of the specifics of certain shows, even at the risk of alienating viewers who weren't intense fans.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Allison Keene
    Fish-eye lenses and rotating cameras don't feel at home here as in other installments, and things aren't creepy so much as grotesque. Still, there are a number of decent effects and a healthy dose of humor that keep things moving along in an entertaining way. Eventually, the many stories find their way together, which helps propel the premiere to its promising finish.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Allison Keene
    With its seaside setting and lighthearted fun, Clear History is a kind of pleasant, late-summer gazpacho, enjoyed to the sounds of Chicago and debates about whether there is a racial preference between black and white dwarves.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Allison Keene
    The Presidents' Gatekeepers is an engaging watch for most, though some segments are more accessible and interesting than others, especially when the history and details of those others become dense and the names become unfamiliar for younger audiences.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Allison Keene
    Witches of East End doesn't overdo the mythology (like Sleepy Hollow) or make it all about the sex (like True Blood). Instead, it set up a complicated interpersonal world, a plausible (for this kind of show) backstory, and then populated the town with really good-looking people.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Allison Keene
    It will certainly fill viewers minds with misshapen mythology, but does so in a fairly charming, family-friendly way.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Allison Keene
    The comedy is at its best when Babylon behaves like a real melodrama--with tropes taken to exaggerated extremes — rather than relying too much on the visual gags of a bygone era.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Allison Keene
    Lizzie Borden Took An Ax: Christina Ricci gave some whacks; and when it all was said and done, it was in fact quite creepy fun.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Allison Keene
    Spelling and Garth were and are [a real team]. Mystery Girls is silly, with broad humor, but the nostalgic appeal of these two broads being back together is no mystery.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Allison Keene
    Matador isn't a comedy, but it has its moments of levity, which is smart--the show shouldn't take itself too seriously, and those very Rodriguez (who directed the pilot) touches of sudden jump cuts and cartoonish violence work perfectly with the overall aesthetic.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Allison Keene
    Its pilot was a solid start, although, despite the intriguing premise, the episode also raised a greater number of questions--more about logic than the show's mythology--than it answered.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Allison Keene
    A surprising drama about ethics, aiming to be more than a mere montage of climaxing clients.