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 2.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Curt Wagner's Scores

Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Wilfred: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Work It : Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 21 out of 194
194 tv reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Curt Wagner
    The former WWII code-breakers of this excellent British import don't deflect bullets with magical bracelets. They use their brains, determination, courage and pleasant demeanors like stealth weapons, covertly undermining postwar expectations to right wrongs no one else seems to notice.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Curt Wagner
    Legit is legitimately and simultaneously raunchy, sweet and funny.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Curt Wagner
    Fargo the TV series--confident as Lorne Malvo--stands firmly on its own. You betcha it does.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Curt Wagner
    It's the season's riskiest new series, but also one of the best.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Curt Wagner
    The Borgias is back with more drama, sex, violence and betrayals than ever.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 88 Curt Wagner
    Psych still finds new and wonderful ways to amuse and delight fans.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Curt Wagner
    It's truly troubling to watch as helpless, restrained patients are treated against their wills. Yet despite mumbling over and over during the first episode, "I'm done with this already," I had to see the second.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Curt Wagner
    [Purefoy's and Bacon's] performances--and scenes that focus on Carroll's killer minions that I won't talk about lest I spoil things for readers--are the strongest parts of the series and overshadow the weaknesses. Those include numerous plot holes and some sketchy logic, plus Williamson's annoying habit of beating us over the head with the Poe references.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Curt Wagner
    The slooowly-paced first two episodes offer enough action and intrigue to keep me riding a while longer.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Curt Wagner
    It may not be as intriguing as "Thrones" or as tense as FX's spy thriller "The Americans," but Turn--which touches on still-relevant topics like torture, homosexuality and politics--offers a fresh spin on the War of Independence.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Curt Wagner
    The acting remains impeccable, and the writing adds depth to characters that seemed one-dimensional the first season.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Curt Wagner
    Although you've tasted many of the ingredients before (in "The Sopranos," "Mad Men," "The Godfather" movies), creator Mitch Glazer mixes in enough new elements to keep things tasty.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Curt Wagner
    All joking aside, Key and Peele do still have something to say.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Curt Wagner
    Ben & Kate is at its best when the siblings lovingly spar--usually about one of Ben's hair-brained schemes.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Curt Wagner
    While "Copper" took some time to get into a groove, Ripper Street is riveting from the first cry of murder.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Curt Wagner
    Falling Skies, although competently directed, acted and sometimes written, goes off on more than a few tangents and paint-by-numbers subplots of the genre. It's best when it sticks to the main thread, and that's the battle for survival and to learn what the six-legged freaks are doing with the children.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Curt Wagner
    It's a credit to Popper that the running gags seem fresh and funny every time, and that he can mine so much humor from a weekly dinner. But as long as he does, I'll have the table set.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Curt Wagner
    Ugly Americans can be gross and bizarre, but everything makes sense in the world that it has created.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Curt Wagner
    [A] cynical, hilarious and profane political satire.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Curt Wagner
    If they keep the cute at bay for more dinosaurs and dirty dealings, this should be a great ride.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Curt Wagner
    Though the gorgeous production starts out slowly and has its pompous moments, it's ultimately worth your time.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Curt Wagner
    An affectionate and surprisingly insightful look at Hollywood hopefuls clawing to make careers in TV, music, comedy and dance.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Curt Wagner
    Like "Psycho," it offers a deliciously scary stew of unexpected twists, murder and mind games.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Curt Wagner
    It's an incredibly poignant look at Mia and her new family, and Sevigny is outstanding.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Curt Wagner
    The good news is Vikings improves with each episode, slowly building its fascinating characters and discovering its ultimately absorbing tale.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Curt Wagner
    Gervais has written, produced and directed a thoughtful and thought-provoking dramedy that celebrates everyday heroes and the power of kindness while attacking materialism and the way society often forgets people "just because they're old and poor and weak."
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Curt Wagner
    Arrow landed in my list of Top 5 pilots of the season, and I hope future episodes are as enthralling and well-made.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Curt Wagner
    This is history lite, to be sure, but it's probably a lot livelier than your sixth-grade history class was.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Curt Wagner
    A grisly tale, feuled by West's mesmerizing performance.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Curt Wagner
    As fascinating as the minutiae are, fine work by the cast makes me wish this had been a fully scripted miniseries.

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