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 Fortitude: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Anger Management: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 21 out of 194
194 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 46 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.
    • 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.
    • 45 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Curt Wagner
    [A] stinker of a family sitcom.

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