For 145 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 2.7 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 LA to Vegas: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 92 out of 145
  2. Negative: 2 out of 145
145 tv reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Bruce Miller
    Occasionally, it reaches its potential but, all too often, its delivery falls short of our expectations.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Bruce Miller
    It's probably one of the most original ideas television has produced in years. The reason? It's so quirky, it zags where others would zig. It also has that loopy sensibility that comes from a vivid imagination.
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    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Bruce Miller
    In the second season of The Newsroom, much of the posturing and preaching has given way to storytelling--a good thing. The bad? There's still way too much attention placed on the importance of the jobs being done in a cable newsroom.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Bruce Miller
    Clearly, there's a new camp experience to be mined. Early on, though, Camp doesn't do much digging.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Bruce Miller
    Kohen, basing her series on Piper Kerman's memoir, immediately gives us characters worth watching.... Orange is the New Black is TV that'll have you talking for days.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Bruce Miller
    The Bridge doesn't overwhelm with information--as too many cable shows do--but it does shock with revelations that fit nicely into the gameplan. Kruger and Bechir are fine leads, too.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Bruce Miller
    [Biderman’s writing and Schreiber’s acting are] a one-two punch that haven’t scored a knockout in the first round, but there’s still time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Bruce Miller
    Smart, funny and utterly intriguing, it sucks us in better than any procedural with an four-letter acronym.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Bruce Miller
    Many of the opening episodes blend, particularly when the cases hover in the same ball park. When it strays, we learn a bit more about the relationships established before Warren stepped in. That interests. The cases? Not so much.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Bruce Miller
    Linney and company are masterful (Basso is a revelation); the final episode's writing is solid.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Bruce Miller
    Interestingly, a lot of nothing adds up to a big something.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Bruce Miller
    The show is smart--smarter than most on network television--and it has life.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Bruce Miller
    Girls was great last year. But this season it just got a little bit better.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Bruce Miller
    Director Steven Soderbergh walks a tightrope between camp and class and, if you make it that far, pulls it off.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Bruce Miller
    Frequently, the mixed signals cross and Rogue seems unhinged. Stick with it, though, and you'll be rewarded with some nice moments that justify an unwieldy script.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Bruce Miller
    Part Greek tragedy, part “Silence of the Lambs” offspring, The Following has an intriguing premise that almost rises above its layered plotting.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Bruce Miller
    Both actors [Al Pacino and Helen Mirren] could thrive with this story (Pacino's a ringer for Spector) but Mamet speculates a bit too much. Had he eliminated the title character entirely, it might have been more intriguing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Bruce Miller
    Moments in the first episode suggest Defiance could be filled with the kind of minutiae "Star Trek" and "Star Wars" fans love. But its plot is so thin it could float away.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Bruce Miller
    On first blush, Deception is smart, stylish and involving. In time, it could drift. But, for now, enjoy the kind of storytelling that gives its core cast something interesting--and watchable--to do.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Bruce Miller
    This Bates Motel requires more than just a one-night stay. Once you slip in you may not want to check out.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Bruce Miller
    Cute, initially, the bull-in-a-china-shop premise wears a little thin until you realize there are others in the family capable of embarrassing dad, too.

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