For 139 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Bruce Miller's Scores

Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Louie: Season 4
Lowest review score: 30 Crowded: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 89 out of 139
  2. Negative: 1 out of 139
139 tv reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Bruce Miller
    It’s a magnetic production, one that’s filled with precious performances that sparkle.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Bruce Miller
    The joy, though, is listening to Roberts’ Chanel Oberlin bark at her minions and security officer Denise Hemphill (a brilliant Niecy Nash) savor the show’s writing. They’re funny in a fresh, interesting way that fits nicely with Murphy’s social commentary.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Bruce Miller
    Fey and Carlock constantly keep audience members on their toes, thrusting ideas that sound so wacky they’d never work. And yet they do.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Bruce Miller
    Aptly named, Genius is kinetic.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Bruce Miller
    It recalls some of the better standup specials of the past decade. It hits on those R-rated topics she’s good at addressing and it lets her weigh in on the problems women face in Hollywood.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Bruce Miller
    Silicon Valley is good. But “Silicon Valley 2.0” is going to be even better.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Bruce Miller
    Directed by David Semel, the first episode (now available on Amazon) sets a visual tone that immediately sets this apart from other thrillers.... By the second episode, you’ll want to know who’s really good and who’s bad and how the latter will meet their untimely deaths.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Bruce Miller
    The Deuce isn’t an easy watch, but it is a telling one. By the time the hairstyles and polyester settle down, it’s ready to explain how the industry took hold, what elements were at play and, essentially, who is teaching syllogisms and who’s crafting them.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Bruce Miller
    Like the comedians, the scripts try too hard. Once the stage is set (and those conceits are out of the way), I’m Dying starts to breathe and draw us in.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Bruce Miller
    By the time the first episode ends, “The Leftovers” has planted enough interest to make you want to stick around. By the time the third installment unfolds, the action really heats up.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Bruce Miller
    Episodes isn’t made for mass viewing. Its world is too insular (even for the biggest television fan); its take on success is limited. But LeBlanc is a good sport and Mangan and Greig are too good to be limited to British series.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Bruce Miller
    This is a very quirky, specific world that could repel the very people who might love it. It's a slow go but if you're not in a hurry, it might be worth dropping by.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Bruce Miller
    While Vicious plots don’t stick, they do entertain.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Bruce Miller
    Veep doesn’t have as many pointed one-liners as it did in the past (could the absence of creator Armando Iannucci be the reason?) but it still boasts a cast that’s as sharp as ever. The addition of John Slattery as a possible love interest is clever, but some installments get bogged down by a parade of guest stars trying to share a bit of the fun.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Bruce Miller
    Falco is such a nuanced actress she could elicit tears from a blank script. Anna Deavere Smith (as her boss) provides some challenge but most of the other actors are pushovers. Chestnut's addition could give her the resistance she needs.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Bruce Miller
    The show's producers don't veer too far from the reality mold in crafting their series. They get a lot of plot and character in the first hour but if they're counting on a revelation every week, they could be forcing the story.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Bruce Miller
    Little by little, Hello Ladies grows on you.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Bruce Miller
    The costumes, sets, choreography and makeup were incredible. And newcomer Shanice Williams as Dorothy? Outstanding. The only problem? The show was so packed with commercials the actors barely sang a song and it was time to cut to five or six ads. As a result, the story (what little there was) was impossible to track.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Bruce Miller
    The Jim Gaffigan Show works best when it’s housebound and forced to deal with a man who lives in boxer shorts and never seems too far from an all-you-can-eat home buffet.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Bruce Miller
    While it isn’t as much of a surprise as the first Sharknado, this one manages to up the ante and take advantage of its pop culture standing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Bruce Miller
    Jonah from Tonga, a new miniseries from the talented Chris Lilley that doesn’t have enough heft in each episode to prompt weekly return visits. If the episodes were shown in bulk, the whole would have an amazing impact.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Bruce Miller
    While Kemper’s mood can grate, she’s working from a very logical base. There’s the Elizabeth Smart innocence that suggests this does have legs. How long they can maintain the guise is anyone’s guess.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Bruce Miller
    The Wizard of Lies doesn’t have the pop of “The Wolf of Wall Street” or “The Big Short” but it does its best to give viewers a look at a man who still seems like an enigma. Complexity aside, it gives De Niro one more notch on his belt of highly detailed, award-winning characters.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Bruce Miller
    Andy Samberg may not be in Christopher Guest’s league--yet--but his latest mockumentary, Tour De Pharmacy, has plenty of moments that will make you snicker.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Bruce Miller
    “Black-ish” has found a great way of talking about current events without sounding like “Meet the Press.” The Carmichael Show will get there, too, once it lets its very good supporting cast get out and do more.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Bruce Miller
    Logan has the skills to make it anything but cheap. With a respectful eye on some of the public domain classics, he’s primed for a convention of forces that do more than just go bump in the night.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Bruce Miller
    Interestingly, Dexter settled into a groove that suggested it could go on for years.... If Dexter regains its eerie footing (and it appears it will), look for it to explode in the final weeks. Sunday's edition says the surprises have just begun.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Bruce Miller
    Olson does a great job as the title character, willing to go for anything if it lands a laugh. (Most times it does.)
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Bruce Miller
    This one doesn’t bother teaching any great lessons. It looks for the laughs, makes its points and gets out.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Bruce Miller
    Astronaut Wives moves as fast as a beach novel, covers more territory than a history book. But it’s history channeled through a distinct lens. The first episode was slow to launch, but the series could take off once we figure out who’s McSteamy and who’s McDreamy.

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