For 75 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ann Hodges' Scores

Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Homicide: Life on the Street: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Woops!: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 75
  2. Negative: 8 out of 75
75 tv reviews
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hodges
    Daniel Benzali is terrific as Theodore Hoffman, the big L.A. defense lawyer, and he's backed by a fine ensemble, including the young hungries of his firm...If you want to see TV series drama as good as it gets this year, this is it. [19 Sept 1995, p.1]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hodges
    Forget the sags and disappointments of last year. For season three, creator and producer David Chase gets it right again. [3 Mar 2001]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hodges
    Homicide is a cop show of a different kind, a rare TV combination of writing to die for, brought to life from the pages of a bestseller, by a knockout ensemble cast, and the production smarts of one of Hollywood's hottest Oscar-winning filmmakers. [31 Jan 1993, p.3]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hodges
    I think Curb Your Enthusiasm is funnier, smarter and classier than Seinfeld. [13 Sep 2002]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 93 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hodges
    The humor is meaner and the laughs less free and easy. [22 Jun 1994]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hodges
    Subtle, sophisticated, witty, cutting and right on target. [14 Aug 1992]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Ann Hodges
    A winner. [20 Sep 1991]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Ann Hodges
    If the next 23 hours are half as spellbinding as tonight's - and, of course, providing that the TV audience is ready to find a terrorist attack entertaining - 24 could still be the hit of the season. [6 Nov 2001]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hodges
    Freaks and Geeks shows promise of touching the same common chord that The Wonder Years played so well for the classes of the '60s. [25 Sept 1999, p.7]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hodges
    Felicity is a stylishly produced, appealing show, with a likeable ensemble of players. Even though the romantic triangle is and will remain the centerpiece, the best thing about the show is that in the college setting there's plenty of new territory to explore the experience of coming of age. [29 Sept 1998, p.1]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Ann Hodges
    It's the old Northern Exposure trick again. Quirks and eccentrics abound, but they could grow on you. It's nicely done, with an air of sweet innocence by David Letterman's production company, with former Late Show producers Rob Burnett and Jon Beckerman at the helm. [7 Oct 2000]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 85 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hodges
    That stupid daddy thing has got to go before it ruins a good college try. [25 Sept 2001, p.6]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hodges
    The cast here is a standout, down to the smallest parts. ... And this production is super-slick, from camera work to moody musical score. The script is sharply cutting edge. The step is relentlessly slow, with violence as the pace-breaker. [27 Oct 1996]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hodges
    What makes Sports Night such a standout is Aaron Sorkin's crisp and clever script. It's crammed with characters who seem full-fleshed and real after just one encounter. And, trust me, you do NOT have to be sports fan to get it. [22 Sept 1998, p.1]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Ann Hodges
    Gilmore Girls has got something - maybe just what it takes to grow on you. [5 Oct 2000, p.4]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hodges
    And we learn more about the lives of Stabler and Benson than Wolf usually reveals in a whole season with his L&O detectives. [20 Sept 1999, p.1]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hodges
    For now, we have a prologue to set the scene and a large cast to get to know, amid unspectacular special effects, a few punch-and-shoots, and no alien beings at all. [20 Sept 2002, p.1]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hodges
    May leave you exhausted. [17 Sep 1994]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hodges
    It works. It's different. It's fun, offbeat and charming. [31 May 1990, p.5]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hodges
    Fantasy and cute shtick are on overkill here; Scrubs would be better without those elements. [2 Oct 2001, p.8]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hodges
    That '70s Show does have its amusing moments -- without marijuana. And it does have nostalgia on its side. [23 Aug 1998, p.3]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hodges
    This ensemble cast is top-drawer, the pace is lightning-fast, the dialogue crackles, and the halls of the West Wing hustle and bustle. With all that energy, this is not a show to watch with one eye on something else. Attention must be paid. [22 Sept 1999, p.H1]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Ann Hodges
    The responsibility for Gideon's Crossing rests with Braugher's appeal, and he's up to it. The rest is up to the scripts, to make Ben more human and the stories less dark and down. [10 Oct 2000, p.1]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Ann Hodges
    The writing is sharp, and the show is surprisingly sweet and innocent. This is one teen show that could appeal even to "The X-Files" fans, thanks, no doubt, to the interesting credits that Roswell's executive producers bring to this unique and promising mix - David Nutter of "The X-Files," Jason Katims of "My So-Called Life" and Jonathan Frakes, star of "Star Trek: The Next Generation." [6 Oct 1999, p.H1]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Ann Hodges
    They've already shot 13 episodes in New York City (long before Sept. 11), and the title's name recognition could draw a crowd...Without better scripts and acting to back it up, though, this Law & Order spin-off could wind up eating some of those first 13. [29 Sept 2001, p.9]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Ann Hodges
    This season's best series. ... It's extremely well-written, and the operating scenes are so realistic that you may cover your eyes. It's life-and-death drama but leavened with a little dark humor. And it works. [17 Sep 1994]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Ann Hodges
    Bathroom is an apt description of the humor level and the language. [21 Sept 1998, p.1]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Ann Hodges
    The dialogue is smart, and the comedy is edgy, and from the six already previewed out of this 13-episode run, the characters may drive you crazy with their constant navel-gazing, but they do grow on you. [3 June 2001, p.2]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Ann Hodges
    Smallville's charismatic star, Tom Welling, has the right stuff to be an overnight teen idol, even without flying around in a Superman suit. [16 Oct 2001, p.1]
    • Houston Chronicle
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ann Hodges
    It's a taut, action-filled opener, and Garner's charisma and agility in this demanding role give it a special glow. If America's in the mood at all for spies and terrorists, this show's the semi-Superwoman version. [29 Sept 2001, p.9]
    • Houston Chronicle

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