For 188 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

  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Homeland: Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 Work It : Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 21 out of 188
188 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 64 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Curt Wagner
    Both believable and appealing as the hard-bitten homicide investigator, Lehman provides the only real motive for tuning in.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Curt Wagner
    The HBO special comes off more as another managed attempt to forge the legend of Queen B.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Curt Wagner
    In seriously exploring what drives people to kill, Hannibal serves up a meal too heavy to enjoy each week.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Curt Wagner
    Despite its historic gravitas and scrupulous attention to period detail, Spies of Warsaw never really ignites.
    • 56 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.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Curt Wagner
    Unlike "Archer" or "Sunny" or FX's "The League" and "Wilfred," Unsupervised refuses to go for the throat. And that makes it unfunny.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Curt Wagner
    Much of the writing here is dreadful; scenes go nowhere while thinly developed characters pop in and out of the action--although there is little action early on.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 38 Curt Wagner
    You're likely to understand Fox's hesitation with The Goodwin Games after seeing the premiere, which introduces the characters and the premise, but with only a few laughs.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Curt Wagner
    [King & Maxwell] will live and die on the casting--because everything else about it feels as stale and standard as week-old white bread.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 38 Curt Wagner
    As an exercise in recreating a noir drama, Mob City has all the trappings we've seen better in "L.A. Confidential" and other projects, but little of the thrill.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Curt Wagner
    Chozen will get more compelling once it focuses on that feud over loutish buffoonery and references to prison sex--which aren't that funny even the first five times they're made. For now, though, it simply mines the gay rapper premise for cheap laughs.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 25 Curt Wagner
    The Glee Project feels like an exercise in ego for the folks running the show. There's a whole lot of playing to the camera going on amongst the professionals, especially from choreographer Zach Woodlee and Murphy himself.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Curt Wagner
    All in all, A Royal Romance offers some OK acting of a dull story.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Curt Wagner
    Charlie's Angels is as absurd as the original 1976-81 series that launched the careers of Jaclyn Smith, Kate Jackson and Farrah Fawcett (and her hair).
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Curt Wagner
    The office gang from Free Agents is anything but funny.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Curt Wagner
    Sad to say, another round of Black Friday madness would deliver more laughs than this brainless new sitcom.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Curt Wagner
    Everything feels like a put-on; nothing seems plausible.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 25 Curt Wagner
    Watch it to laugh, and you'll have a lot of fun.
    • 47 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."
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Curt Wagner
    Liz & Dick is, simply, a joke.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Curt Wagner
    [A] stinker of a family sitcom.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 12 Curt Wagner
    Nothing has really changed.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 12 Curt Wagner
    I'd rather babysit a dozen children between the ages of 2 and 10 then sit through more of this.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 0 Curt Wagner
    ABC, you can do better than this drivel you call Work It.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 0 Curt Wagner
    Rob is clumsy and uncomfortable, not to mention completely devoid of chemistry among its actors or subtlety in their delivery of "jokes."
    • 44 Metascore
    • 0 Curt Wagner
    Anger Management is a colossally wasted opportunity for both Sheen and FX.