For 73 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 86% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 6% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 11.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Clark Collis' Scores

Average review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Doctor Who: Season 6
Lowest review score: 58 William & Catherine: A Royal Romance
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 73
  2. Negative: 0 out of 73
73 tv reviews
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    • 100 Clark Collis
    A terrific two-parter that features aliens, Richard Nixon, and crackling dialogue. [22/29 Apr 2011, p.92]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Clark Collis
    Horgan and Delaney, who wrote the show together, play their characters off each other to perfection. The result may well turn out to be the worst--by which we mean the best--new comedy of the year. [19 Jun 2015, p.56]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Clark Collis
    The stunningly shot result will make you wonder at the cruel beauty of nature. [16 Mar 2012, p.67]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Clark Collis
    The result is a compelling portrait of a man who was, in every sense, incendiary.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Clark Collis
    This excellent, Robert Redford-narrated look at both the Watergate scandal and the film it inspired backs up the comic's [Louis C.K.'s] assertion about politics never being more insane.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 91 Clark Collis
    This sitcom is simply infectious. [4 Jul 2014, p.60]
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    • 91 Clark Collis
    Between [Peter Griffin's] hiring of a "penis butler," his purchase of a solid-gold tuxedo at the "nonsense store," and his riff on the "dreadfulness" of True Blood, it's easy to forgive the plot for being as old as the hills.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 91 Clark Collis
    This reality show tracks, with admirable and hilarious straight-facedness, the follicularly oriented infighting that plagues Beard Team USA (a name I will never tire of writing), as well as their attempt to dethrone the presumably more regimented Germans as planet Earth's top whisker warriors.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Clark Collis
    While Seduced and Abandoned may be hard to categorize, it is easy to sum up: amazing.
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    • 91 Clark Collis
    As usual, the laughs come from the thought that this doc Brown-homaging character may also have a little Hannibal Lecter in him as he sociopathically berates his grandkids Morty and Summer. [24 Jul 2015, p.55]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Clark Collis
    It is possible to argue that, although Louis C.K. has created a work of genius with the FX show Louie, what he's really good at is stand-up. Oh My God offers further evidence for the thesis.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Clark Collis
    Congrats to Bob's Burgers star H. Jon Benjamin, who is now voicing the lead on two of TV's funniest shows. [28 Jan 2011, p.68]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Clark Collis
    The fact that Push Girls borrows heavily from the Real Housewives format is initially worrying, given the sensitive subject matter, but ultimately seems like a savvy, on-the-side-of-the-angels move.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Clark Collis
    The result is satisfyingly twist-filled and chilling in every sense.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Clark Collis
    AHS may no longer have the element of surprise on its side, but it remains, to quote the lyrics of a certain David Bowie tune performed by Lange, the freakiest show. One of us? Count me in.
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    • 83 Clark Collis
    The real pleasure comes from watching the partners inhabit their characters' strengths and frailties.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Clark Collis
    If the result is less rock & roll, both literally and metaphorically, than the director's films about the Band and Bob Dylan, it features an impressive list of interviewees, including Joan Didion and Michael Chabon.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 83 Clark Collis
    Leads Justin Kirk and JoAnna Garcia Swisher charm. [10 Aug 2012, p.70]
    • Entertainment Weekly
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    • 83 Clark Collis
    Fantasy football's most entertainingly unpleasant competitors return to discover there are worse things than coming in at the bottom of the league (well, maybe).
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Clark Collis
    [A] desperately sad yet compelling doc digs deep into the events that led to and followed the tragedy. [26 Jul 2013, p.62]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Clark Collis
    The most believable character--and the real reason to check in to Bates Motel--is undoubtedly Farmiga's Norma.
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    • 83 Clark Collis
    This reliably hilarious and routinely scabrous spoof medical show starts off the new season with a crackerjack episode. [3/10 Jun 2011, p.106]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Clark Collis
    [Hotel Hell] shows the Brit on his best behavior. By which we mean his worst.
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    • 83 Clark Collis
    As ever, it's difficult to care too much about what happens plotwise, but the result is a decent start to the show's victory lap/funeral parade.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Clark Collis
    The film costars an on-form Helen Mirren as Linda Kenney Baden, one of Spector's real-life defense attorneys.... Pacino too is excellent. [22 Mar 2013, p.58]
    • Entertainment Weekly
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    • 83 Clark Collis
    This fascinating series that tracks a bunch of small-town Louisiana cage battlers and their lives of not-so-quiet desperation. Even the overly strenuous attempts to amp up drama are revelatory.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Clark Collis
    This theoretically grim material [addiction], but the real-life Maron transmutes it into gold. [6 May 2016, p.51]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Clark Collis
    Flowers is an extremely weird, if often very funny, comedy bouquet. [6 May 2016, p.51]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Clark Collis
    There are enough surreal, self-referential, and/or testicle-related jokes to have me signing up for at least a few more weeks of tutelage. [8 Feb 2013, p.69]
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    • 83 Clark Collis
    The show is ultimately, and enjoyably, hijacked by Megan Mullally, as a writer of Broadway musicals whose latest work turns out to be a vicious character assassination of our antiheroine.
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    • 83 Clark Collis
    It's officially five years too late for a Bachelor parody. But we'll make an exception for the entertainingly offensive Burning Love.
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Clark Collis
    While not all of the ensuing skits work as well, plenty of gags land, ahem, hard. [18/25 Apr 2014, p.102]
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    • 83 Clark Collis
    [An] amiably entertaining series about laugh-makers.
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Clark Collis
    Mosley, Kevin Daniels, and Kevin Bigley play Chicago EMTs in this promising show, which is more comedically broad than Leary's Rescue Me and much raunchier than your average USA series. [7 Mar 2014, p.61]
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Clark Collis
    If less spookily atmospheric than SundanceTV's not-dissimilar The Returned, Resurrection handsomely frames its "What the hell?" premise. [7 Mar 2014, p.62]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Clark Collis
    By the end of this first episode, The L.A. Complex has done enough to deserve a callback. [20/27 Apr 2012, p.106]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Clark Collis
    Alas, there are enough reminders of real life--including an early suicide--to dampen the fun of this guilty pleasure.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Clark Collis
    The humor can be pretty lowbrow ... but the agreeable cast--which includes Rhys Darby from Flight of the Conchords--suggests that all is not you-know-what. [17 Jun 2016]
    • Entertainment Weekly
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    • 75 Clark Collis
    [A] handsome, London-set 18th-century procedural. [21 Feb 2014, p.58]
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    • 75 Clark Collis
    There are many things to enjoy about this special-effects-makeup competition. [25 Jul/1 Aug 2014, p.106]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Clark Collis
    On this sporadically hilarious show, Andy Daly carries over the uptight persona he used to great effect on Eastbound & Down to the role of TV presenter Forrest MacNeil, who every week reviews and grades different experiences. [21 Mar 2014, p.58]
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    • 75 Clark Collis
    The adequately nerve-shredding Best New Restaurant finds 16 recently opened eateries battling it out. [23 Jan 2015, p.70]
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    • 75 Clark Collis
    The result is an often fascinating and boldly going look at a clay-footed pop culture icon.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Clark Collis
    Like the book, the miniseries can come across less as a believable depiction of a community than as a collection of grotesques, despite the best efforts of its top-notched cast to give their roles three dimensions. The one major exception is Terri's daughter, Krystal, a fully fleshed-out character played to perfection by newcomer Abigail Lawrie. [1 May 2015, p.50]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Clark Collis
    There are enough deviations to keep horror aficionados at least mildly interested. [9 May 2014, p.61]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Clark Collis
    The pace is nicely brisk and both leads are amiable presences, but the writers could have worked a little harder on the prof's quirks. [13 Jul 2012, p.67]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Clark Collis
    While both these specials boast a fair number of yuks, we won’t repeat any lines.... We don’t have a durable enough dash key on our computer to start regurgitating Silverman's set.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Clark Collis
    While the show's attempt to please different generations is sometimes more jarring than jocular, this episode does feature the best non sequitur gag you're ever likely to hear about the Parliament song "Aqua Boogie."
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Clark Collis
    We see promise in Tom Riley's Leonardo da Vinci. [12 Apr 2013, p.68]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Clark Collis
    There are new mysteries aplenty, albeit ones with a more beguiling, Ray Bradbury-esque tinge than before.... This premiere does enough to make us want to find out. [2 Oct 2015, p.69]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Clark Collis
    It boasts at least a whiff of the grittiness to be found in creator/writer Richard Price's 1992 novel about drug dealer, Clockers. [13 Apr 2012, p.79]
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    • 75 Clark Collis
    Atari: Game Over doubles as an entertaining profile of E.T. designer Howard Scott Warshaw. [17/24 Apr 2015, p.105]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Clark Collis
    Graceland is Not The Wire. But it won't have you shooting up your television set, either. [31 May/7 Jun 2013, p.131]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Clark Collis
    Without the benefit of Bill Cosby's timing and avuncularity, the spouseribbing gags featured in the comedy legend's first televised concert in 30 years would come across as simply mean-spirited.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Clark Collis
    "Don't Let Them In" reads the show's tagline, but we're happy to have this show intrude upon our Saturday nights for the time being. [22/29 Aug 2014, p.101]
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    • 75 Clark Collis
    Series creator Cross continues to flex the kind of bleakly hilarious comic muscles that were presumably allowed to atrophy while filming.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Clark Collis
    The result is an efficient slice of military-hardware porn. [20 Jun 2014, p.60]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Clark Collis
    Here Cheney sounds like he's still campaigning for viewers' votes as he defends the decision to go to war against Iraq, declines to admit that waterboarding is a form of torture, and only struggles for an answer when he is asked to name his main faults.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Clark Collis
    The production values are extremely high, but your tolerance for swordy nonsense will need to be similarly vertiginous for this to develop into a must-see. [25 Jul/1 Aug 2014, p.108]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 48 Metascore
    • 67 Clark Collis
    The "real" Hasselhoff tries to fit in with his namesake's family without alluding to his TV shows or his big-in-Germany-ness every two minutes. (Spoiler: He fails.) Even cynically minded wisenheimers such as myself can recognize the show's heart when both Hasselhoffs learn lessons about what's really important in life (and the winner is..."family").
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Clark Collis
    To say this ground was covered better on The Wire is both an understatement and unnecessary--although the setup has promise. [1 Mar 2013, p.62]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 57 Metascore
    • 67 Clark Collis
    This reinvention is not a slasher tale at all but a drama that requires you to invest in its characters while forgetting that “somebody might die at every turn.”
    • 50 Metascore
    • 67 Clark Collis
    [An] efficient tale of humanoid alien teens being integrated into a high school.
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    • 67 Clark Collis
    People who think the Bourne movies are just too darned realistic have a new lucky number.
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    • 67 Clark Collis
    Elizabeth Hurley and Joan Collins seem to be having fun, and there is a thrill to be gleaned from a show so at ease with its daftness. [13 Nov 2015, p.57]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Clark Collis
    What those two shows [The Tudors and The Game of Thrones] have, and Vikings dearly lacks, is real intrigue.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 67 Clark Collis
    I'm not going to be the only viewer who thinks that the teams' trials could feel a bit more like prison and a bit less like a hipster treasure hunt.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Clark Collis
    The men's stewardship of their children proves concerning enough to give you hope that future episodes will find Yemassee transformed into an entertainingly nuts mix of the town from Children of the Corn and the prison on OZ.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 67 Clark Collis
    [Crossing Lines] offers exotic locales, a veritable United Nations of a cast, and a revered actor (in this case, Donald Sutherland) phoning it in. [19 Jul 2013, p.82]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 42 Metascore
    • 67 Clark Collis
    If the phrase "from the producers of the hit series "Toddlers & Tiaras," and "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" sounds like a recommendation, then you'll probably enjoy the bitter rivalries of the series' REAL stars: the ironically uncheery moms.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Clark Collis
    The main problem here is that Carter was Cash's emotional rock, which is a great thing to have in your life but a bland thing to have as the peg for a film. [31 May/7 Jun 2013, p.127]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 53 Metascore
    • 58 Clark Collis
    The sad truth--or the happy one--is that the courtship of "Wills" and Kate was a comparatively event-free affair, and director and co-writer Linda Yellen struggles to present it as anything else.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 58 Clark Collis
    The exposition-packed pilot at times resembles Rob Corddry's medical spoof Childrens Hospital. [18/25 Apr 2014, p.102]
    • Entertainment Weekly

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