For 192 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 4.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Curt Wagner's Scores

Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Game Change: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Work It : Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 21 out of 192
192 tv reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    The story remains completely realistic and believable while paving new roads for future developments.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    The visual style pours as much emotional juice into the boiling, moody brew that Gilligan cooks up as his actors' searing performances do.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    The first three episodes of the epic fantasy's fourth season reach new heights at times, offering enough twists, shocks and action to make us forget last season's mind-blowing Red Wedding.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    The Returned is far and away the most thoughtful and thought-provoking series I've watched this year.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 75 Curt Wagner
    Despite some flaws, Broadchurch is beautifully filmed, sharply directed and intensely acted.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    With all its harsh realism and attention to detail it feels more authentic than a lot of the actual historical dramas on TV.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    Justified continues to explode with superb writing, complex characters and rich acting.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    Unlike in "Homeland," the show's main conceit grows even more complex and fascinating by including the Jennings kids.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    Unlike Season 5's two-hour premiere, which easily could have been edited to half its length, every minute of Sunday's episode feels necessary, checking in with all our favorite players and dancing with Weiner's favorite theme, death.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    Southland brims with plot twists that never, ever feel contrived.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    [Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey's] riveting work would be worth the admission alone, but the hauntingly beautiful True Detective excels in every way.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    It's not always pretty or easy to watch, but Southland remains an outstanding hour of appointment TV.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Curt Wagner
    Fargo the TV series--confident as Lorne Malvo--stands firmly on its own. You betcha it does.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    [Show creator Callie Khouri] has created rich histories for each of her compelling characters. The actors give nuanced performances that make their characters more than one-dimensional cliches.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Curt Wagner
    While we appear to be in for a depressing ride, fear not: Creator Matthew Weiner still has a few winks and tricks up his sleeve.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Curt Wagner
    Silicon Valley is a funny, insightful, blistering satire.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Curt Wagner
    It's mostly improvised, which makes the funny exchanges between Kudrow and her guest stars even more impressive.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Curt Wagner
    All joking aside, Key and Peele do still have something to say.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    It's a powerful, emotionally engaging character study.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Curt Wagner
    Dallas is just as superbly soapy as ever, but you have to wonder whether the show can survive without its legendary star.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Curt Wagner
    While Mazzara has amped up the action, he doesn't skimp on the angst.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Curt Wagner
    The Borgias is back with more drama, sex, violence and betrayals than ever.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Curt Wagner
    In order to fully appreciate SOA, viewers have to buy into Sutter's premise that murderers can be sympathetic and heroic, but that's not hard to do with such intelligent writing and so many mesmerizing performances.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Curt Wagner
    The smartly written series throws a lot of information, historical context, beautiful sets and costumes at viewers early on to create what eventually becomes a first-rate thriller.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Curt Wagner
    Hardy and the supporting cast deliver.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Curt Wagner
    Cougar Town returns with its wit, silliness and good-heartedness fully intact.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Curt Wagner
    The relentless bleakness would be my only quibble with the series; one doesn't often choose to feel as battered as the characters on screen. But you won't be able to turn it off.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Curt Wagner
    [It's] a new season of jump-from-your-seat scares and shivery twists that will leave you breathless.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Curt Wagner
    Coleman's rich performance matches Capaldi's as Clara struggles with the regeneration of her Doctor.... The Doctor may be different, but he's as entertaining as ever.

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