For 60 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Bill Goodykoontz's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Ed: Season 1
Lowest review score: 10 The Bedford Diaries: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 60
  2. Negative: 3 out of 60
60 tv reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    Unlike the HBO hits, Queer as Folk isn't great TV. It is interesting TV, entertaining TV, at times very good TV. But not in the same league as The Sopranos. [3 Dec 2000, p.3E]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Sounds ho-hum, but it's really quite funny. Sheen may be playing himself, but he plays himself well, and Cryer is a gas. [22 Sept 2003, p.E1]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    It's seriously good, though not always serious. [3 June 2001, p.1E]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Yes, it's a ridiculous notion, but it's also a lot of stylish fun. [29 Sept 2001, p.1E]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    Plays down the drama and ratchets up the entertainment. All the teams are compelling for one reason or another. [5 Sep 2001]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    In Angel, both Angel and Cordelia are far more appealing than they were in Buffy. [5 Oct 1999, p.1D]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    The best new comedy of the season.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Goodykoontz
    The word the network would probably be happy to hear used to describe the show is "cute." And it is, a little. But a much more accurate description would be "disposable."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    It's not so instantly compelling, particularly for the uninitiated. [22 June 2004, p.6E]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    One hopes viewers don't get too caught up in Nip/Tuck's sometimes over-the-top graphic images and miss the beauty of the series underneath. [22 July 2003, p.1E]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Bill Goodykoontz
    Big, loud, brash, fun -- just like the city...Hits the jackpot. [22 Sept 2003, p.1E]
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Not the best comedy you've ever seen, but the best chance for a new hit. [17 Sep 2002]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    What makes it palatable is that it is often laugh-out-loud hilarious. If Seinfeld broke down a few barriers when it came to subject matter in a sitcom, Philadelphia gleefully smashes right through them. [3 Aug 2005]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Gleefully raunchy and hilarious. ... The secret to Philadelphia's success is the delight it takes in its ridiculous situations. They go in whole hog, with no apologies. [29 Jun 2006]
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    Happily, it's a funny show that deserves a wide, diverse audience. [26 Mar 2002, p.6E]
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Goodykoontz
    Good for Kudrow for taking on something so different. You can't accuse her of trading on her Friends familiarity. You can, however, wish that The Comeback, for all the merits of its premise, was more enjoyable to watch. [3 June 2005, p.10]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Goodykoontz
    Too often it feels like a missed opportunity, though there's always hope for improvement, more realistic in this case than most.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Decent effort, but you can't help wondering whether we'll be Watching Ellie for long. [26 Feb 2002]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    It's beautiful to look at, mind-bending to even try to comprehend, absorbing, compelling, complicated, creepy -- and I have absolutely no clue where it's headed. [13 Sep 2003]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Goodykoontz
    Unfortunately, The L Word too often makes it seem as if having sex is all its characters are interested in doing, particularly in the 90-minute first episode. [17 Jan 2004, p.1E]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    It ain't bad. Unnecessary, maybe. Why watch the road-show version when you can rent the DVD of the original? But not bad. [20 Mar 2005, p.1E]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Goodykoontz
    The family faces all of the usual TV problems -- girl trouble, parent trouble, popular-goon-at-school trouble, etc. -- that come with trying to fit in in a new town. And it all looks great, with the snow and mountains and whatnot. But it plays out ... calculated. [16 Sept 2002, p.1E]
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Goodykoontz
    And you thought Lost could be confusing. At least it doesn't give you a headache just thinking about it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    Ambitious and well-made, good cast, but brutal.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Goodykoontz
    The balancing act of working mom and psychic for hire, trying to be normal when you're not, is more interesting than the crime-solving. But how long can that be sustained? It's possible, in fact, that Medium would have worked better as a movie than as a series. [3 Jan 2005]
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Bill Goodykoontz
    Dracula returned without his soul. That's true of Watching Ellie, as well, if you accept that humor is the soul of a sitcom and that the show had any humor the first time around. It did. At least a little. This time, Watching Ellie wastes some serious comic talent, of which Louis-Dreyfus is just the most notable. [15 Apr 2003]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Goodykoontz
    Nothing thrilling, which actually seems to work on CBS. [25 Sept 2001, p.1E]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Goodykoontz
    But the oddest thing here is Harmon. Normally a charmer, his Gibbs is all stony glances and smarmy silences. Why waste that natural likability? [23 Sept 2003, p.1E]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    Nothing groundbreaking here, obviously, but it's still pretty funny.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 10 Bill Goodykoontz
    It [is] such a cloying, annoying mess you can barely expend the effort to hate it.