Bill Goodykoontz
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For 63 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 7.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Bill Goodykoontz's Scores

Average review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Rescue Me: Season 1
Lowest review score: 10 What About Brian: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 63
  2. Negative: 3 out of 63
63 tv reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Even to an audience growing increasingly used to gritty televised fare,it's a tough look, indeed. [26 Apr 2000, p.3E]
    • Arizona Republic
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    Elizabeth [is] portrayed by Mirren in as brilliant a performance as you're likely to see.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    So it's not the most original plot. So what? Kids are going to freak over it, and watch it again and again and again.... Tisdale is once again great as Sharpay--her performance of Fabulous is the best thing in the movie--and Lucas Grabeel gets his chance to shine as her long-suffering brother Ryan.
    • Arizona Republic
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Bill Goodykoontz
    The best new comedy of the season.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    Worth watching. ... The domestic drama isn't quite so compelling as the cops-and-robbers stuff but takes some of the edge off of its intensity. [4 Apr 2000]
    • Arizona Republic
    • 64 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]
    • Arizona Republic
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    An attempt as fascinating as it is frustrating. But fun to watch all the same. [30 Nov 2001, p.1E]
    • Arizona Republic
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    Nothing groundbreaking here, obviously, but it's still pretty funny.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    Ambitious and well-made, good cast, but brutal.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    Birds of Prey isn't "Buffy" or "Alias" smart, but it is fun, and Scott's a breakout star. It's from the producers of "Smallville", but it's much darker -- a good thing -- and has a hip sheen that serves it well. [8 Oct 2002, p.6E]
    • Arizona Republic
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    There are reasons not to like Dexter, but thanks to Hall's winning portrayal and the cool, creep-out idea, it's almost impossible not to.
    • 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]
    • Arizona Republic
    • 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]
    • Arizona Republic
    • 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]
    • Arizona Republic
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Bill Goodykoontz
    Happily, it's a funny show that deserves a wide, diverse audience. [26 Mar 2002, p.6E]
    • Arizona Republic
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Gilmore Girls tries to be edgy, but at its core it's -- there's just noother word -- sweet. It's nothing groundbreaking. [5 Oct 2000, p.1E]
    • Arizona Republic
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    It's not so instantly compelling, particularly for the uninitiated. [22 June 2004, p.6E]
    • Arizona Republic
    • 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]
    • Arizona Republic
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Not the best comedy you've ever seen, but the best chance for a new hit. [17 Sep 2002]
    • Arizona Republic
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Bill Goodykoontz
    Decent effort, but you can't help wondering whether we'll be Watching Ellie for long. [26 Feb 2002]
    • Arizona Republic
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Bill Goodykoontz
    Nothing thrilling, which actually seems to work on CBS. [25 Sept 2001, p.1E]
    • Arizona Republic
    • 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]
    • Arizona Republic
    • 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]
    • Arizona Republic
    • 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]
    • Arizona Republic
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Bill Goodykoontz
    The talented Mr. Wolfwould disagree, but frankly, three is two too many. [29 Sept 2001, p.1E]
    • Arizona Republic
    • 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]
    • Arizona Republic
    • 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.
    • 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]
    • Arizona Republic
    • 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."
    • 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.

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