Charlie McCollum
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For 201 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Charlie McCollum's Scores

Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Office (UK): Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 In Case of Emergency: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 201
201 tv reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Charlie McCollum
    The characters are intelligent, complex people you quickly care about, even if -- this being a show about television -- they can be egotistical and self-centered.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Charlie McCollum
    Monday's opening hour is a bit disjointed stylistically. But the individual pieces are so compelling that you're still going to be sucked into the saga. And the show gets far more consistent in future episodes.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Charlie McCollum
    This year, as in the past, there are all kinds of problems with "24" if you think too hard about what you're watching.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Charlie McCollum
    The driving force behind the show's appeal is Ferrera, who gives a pitch-perfect, killer performance in the opening episodes.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Charlie McCollum
    The series returns with its creative six-shooters blazing, its florid language and baroque manner of storytelling still gloriously riveting.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Charlie McCollum
    The good news is that the folks behind "Buffy" -- notably writer-creator Joss Whedon -- have come along for this new chapter in a vampire's life and, at least for the first episode, have brought their wit, style and keen sense of pop culture with them. [4 Oct 1999, p.1C]
    • San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Charlie McCollum
    It's a mesmerizing tale of legal maneuvering with the distinctive FX moral ambiguity and splendid performances by Close, Rose Byrne ("28 Weeks Later") as her protege and TV veteran Ted Danson as her latest courtroom adversary.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Charlie McCollum
    A finely detailed exploration of high school life and small-city dynamics.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Charlie McCollum
    Much of its strength comes from a group of actors so skilled that, like the ensemble on "The Sopranos," they draw us into the lives of their characters even if we don't initially want to go there.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Charlie McCollum
    There will be those who will find true comic insight in the sharp comments and ugly little moments of truth. And there will be those who will flee "Curb Your Enthusiasm," seeking something just a bit less off-putting. [14 Oct 2000]
    • San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times
    • 95 Metascore
    • 88 Charlie McCollum
    As good as some other cop shows are -- "The Shield," for example -- no other comes this close to a true-to-life portrayal of life on the mean streets. [29 May 2003]
    • San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Charlie McCollum
    It evokes an era worth revisiting, reconsiders a time that was an important chapter in our history and gives us a monumental performance by Keaton.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Charlie McCollum
    It is an extremely challenging bit of filmmaking, since almost nothing is initially what it seems and you have to pay very close attention to the complex storytelling.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Charlie McCollum
    The first hour... is as kinetic as any episode the show has done. [26 Oct 2003]
    • San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Charlie McCollum
    A surreal, visually striking, insightful comedy-drama about the American way of death and a troubled middle-class family that deals with mortality every day. [3 June 2001, p.6E]
    • San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Charlie McCollum
    Torchwood is grand fun and great adult entertainment.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Charlie McCollum
    Once you get used to the surroundings, it's still the same "As You Like It"--utterly charming and completely winning.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Charlie McCollum
    Although a bit rough at times (it's nowhere near as slick as "Laguna Beach"), Confidential is strong, emotionally charged stuff with the kind of real kids not often seen on TV.
    • San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Charlie McCollum
    It's an engaging series that's definitely worth at least a trial spin.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Charlie McCollum
    If you're looking for allegorical, intriguing science fiction, this isn't it. If you're OK with rapid-fire, light-hearted dialogue with an occasional dig at politics and culture, this "Doctor Who" is your cup of tea.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Charlie McCollum
    It is a gripping and explosively acted piece that involves the New York Yankees, the Son of Sam killer and the infamous 25-hour blackout that darkened all of New York City.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Charlie McCollum
    By the end of the first hour of Tell Me, I found myself caring deeply about what was happening to the couples and whether, in the end, they would find some joy of sex and emotional satisfaction. And whether I care about the characters is always my bottom line as to whether a series succeeds.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Charlie McCollum
    Effortlessly mixing drama and wit, mysticism and biting social commentary, there is a real glow to Eli Stone that will brighten your day and lift your spirits. That is a very rare thing on television.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Charlie McCollum
    There's a depth, a richness to the series now that was only suggested [in the first season].
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Charlie McCollum
    There is certainly enough right about the first hour of State of Mind that I'll be back for at least one more session with Ann Bellowes.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Charlie McCollum
    It can be downright uproarious at times. [27 Jun 2006]
    • San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Charlie McCollum
    It just oozes potential with sharp dialogue and a strong cast.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Charlie McCollum
    The [first two] installments--titled "The Beginning of the End" and "Confirmed Dead"--are gripping, vivid, beautifully executed and loaded with answers to the little mysteries of Lost life.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Charlie McCollum
    As messy as it sounds, the cast is good, the show looks great and the executive producer is Greg Berlanti, a writer whose recent track record ("Everwood," "Jack & Bobby," "Brother & Sisters") is unmatched.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Charlie McCollum
    Definitely worth your time.

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