Allison Keene

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For 246 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Allison Keene's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Veep: Season 6
Lowest review score: 10 Married at First Sight: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 20 out of 246
246 tv reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Allison Keene
    It will certainly fill viewers minds with misshapen mythology, but does so in a fairly charming, family-friendly way.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Allison Keene
    Mostly though, Extreme Guide to Parenting is not interested in challenging the parenting choices of the families it features. This is pure exhibition, and there's no denying that its appeal is just as strong as that of any other series detailing the strangeness of nontraditional lifestyles.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Allison Keene
    While Eat: The Story of Food is educational, it can also be silly and glib.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Allison Keene
    Ultimately, Funniest Wins is full of the requisite second-hand embarrassment and awkwardness that's expected from any comedic competition series, but it also delivers some genuine chuckles.
    • 51 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.
    • 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.
    • 60 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Allison Keene
    The result is a family-friend mixture of competition series suspense and a genuine desire to see the kids succeed. Though there are a few eye roll-worthy moments from some ("I believe I have a very sophisticated palette," one boy says), others are delightfully able to keep up with Ramsay's quips.
    • 66 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Allison Keene
    Child Genius is in most ways just a generic competition show, with no particular angle except to expose some Tiger parents and the kids they smother.... What makes Child Genius entertaining, though, is the same thing that drives the very good kid-focused competition series MasterChef Junior. They are talented, likable and can make viewers as anxious as their parents.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Allison Keene
    On the Menu is essentially a fun and fast-paced hour of mouth-watering creations that, for once, can actually be consumed by the public at large.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Allison Keene
    Houdini takes a big bite, and its journey is often fun and fantastical, but its goofy sensibilities would have benefited from a sturdier structure, and what it wants its audience to take away from its subject’s life story is unclear. That said, the miniseries nails the most important thing: spectacle.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Allison Keene
    So far it feels like another prelude, and it makes one wonder if we’ll ever get to the main event.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Allison Keene
    While Incorporated aims to create a personal story in the midst of this swirling sci-fi setting, it ultimately comes off as bland and boilerplate--though its greatest trick is that it remains eminently watchable.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Allison Keene
    If you’re predisposed to liking a dramatic stage play and acting showcase, you’ll adore it. If you aren’t, I’m not sure it’s going to win any new fans. It does what it does lovingly, but it’s definitely of niche interest.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Allison Keene
    Despite a shaky start, The Quest actually becomes something interesting--or at least different--within the reality landscape.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Allison Keene
    It feels like a throwback to Agatha Christie’s Poirot or Miss Marple series, where there’s a sense of distance between the cerebral puzzle of the crime and the visceral corpse it’s attached to.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Allison Keene
    Six is not Band of Brothers or even Generation Kill, and it doesn’t always get the balance of its many storylines right (though I respect it trying). Still, it’s an engaging series that could continue to get better as it goes deeper with the drama and character building
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Allison Keene
    Though the overall quality (and sense) of the show has diminished as it’s worn on, the final nine episodes seem on point to deliver both some final spectacles in the store, and a satisfying way to say goodbye to these characters who may not be etched on our hearts exactly, but have provided viewers with good fun for as long as we’ve known them.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Allison Keene
    Sneaky Pete isn’t breaking any new ground with its story, nor is it trying to be prestige TV. It has some narrative hiccups and can be a little too transparent in its machinations, but it’s also just fun and not overly complicated.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Allison Keene
    Though the plotting lets them down, the series’ actors continue to give the scenes everything they have.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Allison Keene
    It’s just the tale of a young woman finding her way and managing her personal life where, for better or worse, her being a queen often feels like an afterthought.

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