Cynthia Fuchs

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For 113 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 58% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Cynthia Fuchs' Scores

Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 The Flag
Lowest review score: 30 Mental: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 113
  2. Negative: 6 out of 113
113 tv reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    Much like last season, this one already has Adams and Ben standing in for viewers. Their insights, or their reactions, mold yours.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    Celia is facing some judgment of her own this season. Her not-entirely separate saga makes up the other half of Weeds‘ new start, such that the show is cleaved down its center, cutting awkwardly back and forth between Celia now imprisoned and Nancy fancy-free.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    In its insistence on the chaos of battles and the confusion of downtime, the series also offers another “harsh reality,” that these decent men are exploited by their faceless government, again and again. If this story is not explicit in the bloody surface of The Pacific, it is a persistent, distressing undercurrent.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    It helps that Bell is able to suggest complexity, emotional and moral, even when the dialogue fails her.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    You’re left to wonder about what she sees, or whether she believes what she sees, a set of questions that might be intriguing (watching her distraught face as she watches herself) or annoying (watching her vaguely worried face as she spots a stranger at the end of her driveway in the dead of night).
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    True, the episode threatened to jump the shark when it was revealed that James (Patrick Heusinger), the unsuspecting man Blair corralled to play of the part of her wonderful new boyfriend, had his own secret, ludicrous even by Gossip Girl standards. But in the coming episodes, Blair and Chuck retain their place as the series’ most exciting kids in turmoil, its salacious center.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    It’s especially good when the mission is as preposterous as this one. True to Prison Break form, the new season is laid out as a series of tasks, the retrieval of The Company’s most vital information, stored on what is essentially a digital black book (as opposed to hole).
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    Yes, Rizzoli & Isles is quick with cliches....[But] for all the stereotyping, it's hard to be mad at Angie Harmon.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    Aquarius isn’t quite history, but it also isn’t precisely now, or even accurate.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    It does tend to love its sublimely self-confident hero, a quick draw and a smartass who nonetheless walks a sort of moral line that baffles his mostly rube-ish opponents. But the show offers other, pleasures that help to make up for what's predictable.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    The particulars of the transition involve the usual melodrama, as each regular cast member has a chance to express his or her feelings about Grissom’s departure, however pissy or mundane.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    The show's formula looks to be this: the silly plots swirl, the brokers scheme, and the minions toil, but in each episode, Liv finds a moment to chat with one of these wise, powerful, and inevitably troubled women. In these moments, Scandal is slightly less tabloidy and soapy, and slightly more beguiling.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    It’s not new or challenging or even very strange. It is, however, plenty quirky.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    It's an ingenious first two minutes of a series premiere, actiony and exciting and legible enough.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    This is pretty much how it goes on Chicagoland: Emmanuel against everyone else.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    When Tara and Sookie speak truth to each other (or seem to), True Blood is almost shrewd.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    By turns treacly and rapturous, pedestrian and insightful, the documentary submits that, as Howard Bryant observes, "Most people have found a way to make their peace with the sport they love." Still, the history rankles. And here, too much of it is noted only briefly.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    As the series continues to complicate the relations among past, present, and future, Ellison’s part in any of them is increasingly difficult to frame.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    As before, the “big picture” plotlines are often the least convincing, mostly because the trippy angel talk is tough to pull off.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    Dani of the Perfectly Tousled Locks watches Charlie for the rest of us, her responses shaping ours.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    Assuming that you share its sense of outrage at what Jim Baker and Supremes wrought (in a decision they declared a one-off, not applicable to any future rulings), the movie offers easy targets and conclusions. But to intimate there was a way to “win” if only everyone had played fair, Recount has to back off the entrenched problems and the more horrific conclusion, that the system is rigged and no matter who plays it, the end is the same.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    It’s this credibility that makes The Beast go. Even when the show trots out cliches (rainy nights, junkie informants and strippers, a pretty blond neighbor/love interest for Ellis [Rose, played by Lindsay Pulsipher]), Charlie is compelling, his many performances jaggedy and surprising, his rhythms weird, his sense of humor entertainingly bleak.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    As the film's "50 state road trip" reveals the multiplicity of these experiences, it shows as well that some "freedoms" have costs.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    While the picture it provides is certainly strange and paradoxical, it is also limited.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    The shaman contrivance is surely tedious, but it appears that New Amsterdam uses the immortal design not as a way to Forrest-Gump its protagonist into a set of trite historical situations, but more cleverly, to ask questions about those situations.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    It's through such visual devices that Lie to Me repeatedly aligns viewers with Lightman's view. In much the same way, the show frequently cuts to commercials via photos of celebrities looking variously guilty according to FACS, so that you might recognize the expressions Lightman describes, and so feel that you can see what he sees.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    [The show has] married the procedural to melodrama, with occasionally intriguing results.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    Happy Town‘s rhythm is like that, pitching between the obvious and the obscure. It’s not yet clear where it’s “snap sharp.”
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    C.S.I.: Miami is very slick, very clever, and very eager to please.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Cynthia Fuchs
    Forceful but also vulnerable, flawed and brilliant, Liz is plagued by her self-righteousness and, judging by a couple of episodes, the show is plagued by her rightness.

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