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

Curt Wagner's Scores

Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Game of Thrones: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Work It : Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 21 out of 194
194 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Curt Wagner
    Despite the familiarities, the cheerfulness of this group helps the show overcome its predictability and other faults.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Curt Wagner
    While Mazzara has amped up the action, he doesn't skimp on the angst.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    The story remains completely realistic and believable while paving new roads for future developments.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Curt Wagner
    It's the season's riskiest new series, but also one of the best.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Curt Wagner
    Miller is infinitely watchable as the twitchy detective, and I'm sure Liu will bring more to Watson if she's given the chance.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Curt Wagner
    The Mindy Project mostly lives up to the hype.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Curt Wagner
    Season 3 is off to a roaring good start.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 12 Curt Wagner
    I'd rather babysit a dozen children between the ages of 2 and 10 then sit through more of this.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Curt Wagner
    NBC's The New Normal has its share of stereotypes and crass jokes that straddle the line of bad taste. But it's also sweet and, dare I say, funny.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Curt Wagner
    Copper doesn't open as confidently as I had hoped (or as its pedigree might lead one to expect), but given the classic themes, rich time period and great acting, I trust it will keep my interest.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Curt Wagner
    The Inbetweeners delivers moments of humor equal to all those other shows--mostly from the physical comedy--but overall it's too wimpy to make its own mark.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Curt Wagner
    TV's best series that few are watching hasn't lightened up, and that's mostly a good thing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    Where it truly excels is in showing the emotional costs paid by the super soldiers doing their jobs and by the witnesses and/or victims of all the mayhem.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Curt Wagner
    Seems to me she's [Alana's mother June is] desperate to stay in the spotlight. And all I can say to that is, "Honey, bye-bye."
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Curt Wagner
    Damages proves once again why it is one of the smartest thrillers on TV.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Curt Wagner
    It's an incredibly poignant look at Mia and her new family, and Sevigny is outstanding.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Curt Wagner
    It's mostly improvised, which makes the funny exchanges between Kudrow and her guest stars even more impressive.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 0 Curt Wagner
    Anger Management is a colossally wasted opportunity for both Sheen and FX.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Curt Wagner
    Awkward's writing is sharp enough to keep even those viewers who refuse to go to their reunions laughing.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Curt Wagner
    Some of the dialogue is groan-worthy, some plot turns totally predictable and some of the soapy silliness is just, well, silly. But J.R.'s Dallas is still a hoot.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 88 Curt Wagner
    Like "The Vampire Diaries," Teen Wolf successfully blends horror, mystery, romance, teen angst and plenty of reasons for cast members to show some (tasteful) skin.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Curt Wagner
    When her Airbender training is postponed, Korra travels to Republic City, where Aang's son Tenzin lives, so he can teach her. And that's when the fun begins.
    • 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.

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