For 194 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Curt Wagner's Scores

Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Nashville (2012): Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Work It : Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 21 out of 194
194 tv reviews
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Curt Wagner
    The Neighbors revives an old storyline used in everything from the the "SNL" Coneheads sketch to "Third Rock from the Sun." It just doesn't do it as well.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 50 Curt Wagner
    These gals are at times so self-absorbed it's difficult to feel much for them when things don't go their way.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Curt Wagner
    It's fun to look at, but there's not a lot of substance underneath.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Curt Wagner
    Missing barely winks at the silliness it slings.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Curt Wagner
    While Prosecuting Casey Anthony does a decent job of re-creating the trial and media frenzy surrounding it, it fails to offer theories as to why the jury didn't convict her of murder.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Curt Wagner
    The only thing that separates this bland cop drama from others is that Gloria is also a divorced single mom with two kids who lives with her recovering drug abuser but looks-good-in-a-towel brother (Chris Payne Gilbert).
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Curt Wagner
    Tonally, it's all over the place.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Curt Wagner
    The show still feels like it's coasting off the success of those super-charged early seasons.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Curt Wagner
    Both believable and appealing as the hard-bitten homicide investigator, Lehman provides the only real motive for tuning in.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Curt Wagner
    Despite fine acting from Cumberbatch and especially Hall and rare moments of comic relief, this adaptation of Ford Madox Ford's novels feels heavy and suffocating.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Curt Wagner
    Despite its historic gravitas and scrupulous attention to period detail, Spies of Warsaw never really ignites.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Curt Wagner
    The addition of Chicago native Hudson is a masterstroke, but with all that other melodrama, Smash remains a hit-or-miss proposition for me.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Curt Wagner
    The M&Ms are brutal and might have set Monday Mornings apart as a psychological examination of regret and human error. But in the three episodes sent for review, producers David E. Kelley and CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta (adapting this from his 2012 novel) instead overdose on the same sappy storylines we've seen before.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Curt Wagner
    OK, so I'm having a real problem with the idea that Bridget could get away with this switch for even one second. If you can look past that, you'll still have to deal with a story so dense it takes a couple long expositional scenes to explain it all.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Curt Wagner
    BFF uses the most obvious male-female cliches.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Curt Wagner
    Sounds promising, but the premiere falls flat.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 Curt Wagner
    If the writers relax their death grip on that formula and Handler stops choking the proceedings, Are You There, Chelsea? might be worth another look.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Curt Wagner
    The movie holds these men and women up as heroes, but it makes them rather bland cardboard cutouts.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Curt Wagner
    Johnston, Faison, Knight and Basche have their moments, but more often than not they hammer the jokes home, mugging insufferably as they do so.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Curt Wagner
    Not only is the production harmed by its overloaded pilot and just fleeting moments of originality, its visual effects and alien makeup design are wildly inconsistent. Despite all this, Defiance grew on me the more I watched.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Curt Wagner
    The HBO special comes off more as another managed attempt to forge the legend of Queen B.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Curt Wagner
    A show about a hot gay couple who are both cops would have been a lot more interesting than the umpteenth light police procedural USA has delivered.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Curt Wagner
    I get the feeling Grace will always do the right thing, which is going to make The Mob Doctor predictable and not all that entertaining.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Curt Wagner
    In seriously exploring what drives people to kill, Hannibal serves up a meal too heavy to enjoy each week.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Curt Wagner
    By pulling the curtain back on the magic of Neverland, Willing has stripped all the fun from a marvelous classic.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Curt Wagner
    Get on The Client List only to see some ripped abs; everything else is nonsense.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Curt Wagner
    Reign isn't half bad at times with its marvelous costumes, palace intrigues and Follows' delicious take on Catherine. But the minute you start getting into fantasy, you're yanked right out by the contemporary music and other oddities—like a montage of giggling gals putting on makeup.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Curt Wagner
    True Blood still entertains with crackling dialogue and about half its plotlines, but it's starting to feel a little long in the fang.

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