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 0.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Charlie McCollum's Scores

Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Wire: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 In Case of Emergency: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 201
201 tv reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Charlie McCollum
    If it keeps its balance and cuts back on some of the more implausible moments in the first hour, this series could be a keeper.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Charlie McCollum
    While it hardly breaks new TV ground or sends off the kind of sparks you want in a first-rate drama, the series has a certain watchable quality to it.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Charlie McCollum
    There's just enough punch to it that you'll want to stick around for Hour Two.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Charlie McCollum
    What keeps Jungle from being laughably bad is Shields is so charming and Raver so intelligent in their roles that they carry scenes that should just keel over and die.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Charlie McCollum
    For at least the first two episodes, "Jericho'' works better than it should, and there are some striking moments and images.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Charlie McCollum
    What I've seen suggests an intriguing show, although there's something so contrived about the series that it makes me more than a bit uneasy.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Charlie McCollum
    While lacking the satirical humor of "Housewives" and the edge of "Unit," the show is serviceable in its storytelling, quite well-done in its production and better than well-done in its acting.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 60 Charlie McCollum
    Shots has some potential. The leads - Michael Vartan ("Alias"), Dylan McDermott ("The Practice"), Joshua Malina ("The West Wing"), Christopher Titus ("Titus")--have chemistry, and there are some funny lines and situations.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 60 Charlie McCollum
    Strangely engrossing.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Charlie McCollum
    "Commander'' looks good, summons up some real energy in key scenes and establishes a certain warmth in its portrayal of the Allen family.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Charlie McCollum
    There's not a lot of depth to the proceedings, and the series is at its weakest when it tries to make some Important Point. But it's a good deal of fun watching Meyers and the rest of the ensemble smartly bringing to life the deceit and internal politics of this royal chess match. "The Tudors" is a spicy soap opera, decked out in really fancy trappings.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Charlie McCollum
    The series is not great television by any means, but it has a kind of breezy charm and sly wit that make it one of this summer's better new shows.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Charlie McCollum
    Right now, it's a comedy in search of real laughs. [20 Sept 2002, p.1]
    • San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Charlie McCollum
    In its early episodes, "American Dad" not only follows the lead of "Family Guy" but also throws in digs at U.S. political institutions. [1 May 2005]
    • San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Charlie McCollum
    It may be that in the long run, "Heist" proves to be something you can admire simply for its pure entertainment value. But right now, it's a show that looks good on the surface but is empty at the core.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Charlie McCollum
    This is a series trying to be fresh but succeeding only in trading on the predictable cliches.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Charlie McCollum
    The various parts don't quite hold together, and there are too many rough patches to make Miss Guided an unqualified success. It could get better, although it has just a handful of episodes in which to make that happen.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Charlie McCollum
    "Justice" is slick, fast-paced and stylish, with enough twists to separate it from the glut of shows in its genre. But it's also one of the most extraordinarily cynical shows to come along in some time.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Charlie McCollum
    The romantic comedy comes off as a rather charming, likable hour, thanks in large measure to a cast that gives it more than a bit of zip.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Charlie McCollum
    At least "Watching Ellie" takes some risks and tries something different -- even if the risks don't translate to laughs and the concept doesn't really work. [26 Feb 2002]
    • San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Charlie McCollum
    Baruchel and Johnson (who is quite appealing in his role) have real chemistry.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Charlie McCollum
    Next Thursday's outing is much better [than the pilot], suggesting the series could generate some laughs over the long haul.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Charlie McCollum
    As TV science fiction goes, there's nothing particularly bad about this spinoff from the long-running Stargate series. On the other hand, there's nothing particularly good about it either. [15 Jul 2004]
    • San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times
    • 93 Metascore
    • 50 Charlie McCollum
    The comedy is so darkly cynical that it's off-putting. If you're a glass-half-full kind of guy like me, it's hard to make the show part of your regular TV menu. [13 Sep 2002]
    • San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Charlie McCollum
    It's an intriguing premise but one that comes off a bit strained in the opening hour and leaves you with the feeling that you have no idea where the show is going.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Charlie McCollum
    There's not a lot wrong about "Brian.'' But there's not a lot right about it, either.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Charlie McCollum
    Tonight's opening episode is somewhat better than the pilot, although it's clear there is still work to be done in defining the characters and setting an overall tone.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Charlie McCollum
    It could develop (its creator is Bruce McCulloch from "Kids in the Hall"), but right now, it's only so-so.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 42 Charlie McCollum
    Could prove to be a hit without being very good. [20 Sept 2002, p.1]
    • San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Charlie McCollum
    There's nothing particularly awful... But there's nothing particularly right about it either, and laughs are spotty at best.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Charlie McCollum
    All Cane has going for it now is the cast. In tonight's opening episode, the tone is all over the place
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Charlie McCollum
    Side Order has the most problems. While there are enough appealing moments in Sunday's opening episode to leave viewers with an initial warm and fuzzy feeling, the show simply doesn't stand up to much scrutiny.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Charlie McCollum
    The upside to the series is that Diggs is good enough and the production slick enough that, for a while, you might be willing to play along the don't-think-too-hard-about-it premise.... [But] Hopper's day becomes pretty boring after a while.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Charlie McCollum
    Unfortunately, what hasn't changed is that this comedy about the life of a neurotic nightclub singer simply isn't very funny. [14 Apr 2004]
    • San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Charlie McCollum
    It's just sort of an underwritten mess.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 40 Charlie McCollum
    It has its moments, particularly as it progresses.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Charlie McCollum
    There's nothing particularly fresh about the visual approach, the writing is only serviceable and the plotlines -- a pregnancy, a drunken-driving accident, love found and lost -- are straight out of TV Writing 101.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Charlie McCollum
    It's a rip-off (and not a particularly well-executed one) of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Charlie McCollum
    When he gets a lot of air time and his worst excesses are not reined in, Morgan is the human equivalent of fingernails on a blackboard.... As a result, what could have been a rather savory dish ends up with a rather unpleasant aftertaste.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Charlie McCollum
    A pedestrian, predictable crime procedural.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Charlie McCollum
    Corddry manages to make scenes work that otherwise would have viewers reaching for the remote.

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