For 21 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 1.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Amy Amatangelo's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 91 Friday Night Lights: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 One Tree Hill: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
21 tv reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Amy Amatangelo
    Go ahead and give this little show a chance. To paraphrase Coach Taylor's refrain: Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't lose this show. [5 Oct 2007, p.e23]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Amy Amatangelo
    Alias is one of those rare action dramas where all the elements - plot, characters, production design, costumes, soundtrack and performances - come together to form one perfect hour of television. [30 Sept 2001, p.56]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Amy Amatangelo
    The humor is more subversive than ever. [13 Aug 2007]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Amy Amatangelo
    It's not often that a movie that's important also manages to be educational and entertaining. Five is all three.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Amatangelo
    The good news is the characters created here are so interesting that we want to know more about them. Whedon continues to slay viewers. [19 Sept 2002, p.48]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Amatangelo
    The show runs rampant with rapid-fire dialogue and sly pop-culture references. The cast is strong.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Amatangelo
    When Happy Endings is funny, it's need-to-pause-the-DVR-because-I'm-laughing-so-hard funny. And viewers should easily be able to commit to that.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Amy Amatangelo
    The sets may at times look fake (is that Afghanistan or Vancouver?) and savvy viewers will spot the traitor in Mike's story line early on, but Traffic deftly puts tiny human faces on global problems. [23 Jan 2004]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 67 Amy Amatangelo
    This nebulous look at the blurry line between crime and the law is already being done better on FX's "The Shield." That instantly more approachable and arresting. In The Wire, the characters' hazy morality is so ill-defined and sketchy that it's hard to care about them. West is a compelling lead, but his purpose and motivation aren't clear. He's a tough sell as the show's main protagonist. [1 June 2002, p.23]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Amy Amatangelo
    Underneath the crude humor, there's a sweetness and an honesty to the show. The duo's struggle with weight is believable.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Amy Amatangelo
    While some of the best dramas can dovetail a character's work and personal lives, Prime Suspect might be better off, at least in the beginning, focusing on solving the weekly case.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Amy Amatangelo
    A mind-boggling drama doesn't always make for compelling television. [12 Sep 2003]
    • 40 Metascore
    • 63 Amy Amatangelo
    Right now, the best advice for Nia and her new husband is to move far away from her family. Far, far away. [25 Feb 2003, p.46]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Amy Amatangelo
    Tierney and Morrow are both seasoned TV stars, but even they can't make The Whole Truth ring true.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Amy Amatangelo
    Better With You has the foundation to be an engaging comedy. Right now, it's difficult to commit to a long-term relationship
    • 47 Metascore
    • 58 Amy Amatangelo
    While the pace of the series definitely picks up in the second night, Bag of Bones doesn't pull off the scares of King's previous works such as Misery" or "The Shining" nor does it have the poignancy of his "The Shawshank Redemption."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Amatangelo
    When The L Word is judged on its dramatic merits, the real problem is not the stereotypical plot lines or limited scope, but the fact there's nothing here to make the viewer want to tune in every week. Sure, the series throws around catchphrases such as "nipple confidence" and frank talk of "butt waxing," but strip away the attention-grabbing antics and the show is rather boring. Perhaps The L Word stands for lackluster.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Amy Amatangelo
    Can we please have a moratorium on voice-over narration? This lazy device is being overused to convey what simple dialogue should. In John Doe, the title character's innermost thoughts won't stop. [19 Sept 2002, p.48]
    • 38 Metascore
    • 33 Amy Amatangelo
    The Paul Reiser Show is stale and dated.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 0 Amy Amatangelo
    Say what you want about WB's late teen soap "Dawson's Creek," but even the worst episode was infinitely better than the network's dreadful One Tree Hill. [23 Sept 2003, p.46]