For 67 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 61% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Brian Lowry's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Deadwood: Season 1
Lowest review score: 20 Hell's Kitchen: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 67
  2. Negative: 5 out of 67
67 tv reviews
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Brian Lowry
    Kyle Bornheimer's the best thing Couples has going for it, and that's hardly enough incentive for viewers to turn what amounts to a hastily scheduled speed date into a one-night stand, much less a full-blown relationship.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Brian Lowry
    Some of the flourishes that work on "Survivor" feel over-produced here ... The overriding problem, however, is simply too much Trump. [5 Jan 2004]
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Brian Lowry
    As in "Family Guy," MacFarlane and company rely on a fast-moving formula predicated on the mindset that if a joke doesn't work, another will be along momentarily. There's something to that for small fry, but the low batting average and scatological emphasis conspire to narrow the program's appeal. [4 Feb 2005]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Brian Lowry
    It's a particularly galling group--one that, alas, will probably reward Bravo's misdemeanors in aiding and abetting this sorry exercise.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Brian Lowry
    All of Jimmy Smits' considerable charisma can't come close to making a convincing case for Outlaw, a jaw-droppingly simple-minded legal procedural that's improbable on most every level.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 20 Brian Lowry
    Some will doubtless embrace the show's camp qualities, but I simply kept thinking "Check, please" through the first two episodes. [27 May 2005]