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 5.9 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 Past Life: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 113
  2. Negative: 6 out of 113
113 tv reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Cynthia Fuchs
    This sort of banter takes up a good portion of the Castle premiere episode, each instance of it reinforcing the always-already familiar premise.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Cynthia Fuchs
    To ensure you understand the magnitude of all this emotional mayhem, Maddux helpfully narrates in generically navel-gazing voiceover.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Cynthia Fuchs
    Lie to Me offers well-designed (and repeatedly, very white) interiors, utterly formulaic scripting, and familiar characters.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Cynthia Fuchs
    Like so many plot turns in Outlaw, this one is too convenient, too silly, and not a little audacious. It helps that the show knows it.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Cynthia Fuchs
    That Bo’s gifts remain somewhat beyond her control or comprehension makes her a puzzle but also predictable. Bo will indeed be on a winding road, as she must be just a bit of a person who will irritate and mystify her jokester-action-hero protector, as she must seem both odd and sympathetic to the adults watching her, in her world and in yours.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Cynthia Fuchs
    The show has been notoriously slow in setting up the plot everyone knows already. While the pokey details have included the protracted not-quite-romance between Erica and Father Jack (Joel Gretsch) and the precise loyalties of black-ops and terrorism expert Hobbes (Charles Mesure), the new year brings at least a veneer of urgency.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Cynthia Fuchs
    The connections are sudden, relationships shallow, and dialogue glib.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Cynthia Fuchs
    Yet another medical-mystery-forensics drama set in a large American city.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Cynthia Fuchs
    The trouble is, they don't surprise you. Their routes to redemption are laid out early and often.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Cynthia Fuchs
    The series proceeds to follow Jenny’s remarkably bland course of revelation.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Cynthia Fuchs
    While you want to love the mere existence of Octavia Spencer on TV every week, the show works awfully hard to make this hard.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Cynthia Fuchs
    The show is, in various ways, just such a trick, not quite convincing viewers that its shtick is authentic, but granting that those viewers get the joke (and will forgive, and even enjoy, the cheesy results).
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Cynthia Fuchs
    While the interviewees here can look back and put pieces together, fragmentation and lack of focus may be Gettysburg's most authentic effect.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Cynthia Fuchs
    The show seems aware of the questions raised by this narrative dynamic, but hasn't sorted out a way to do more than note them.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Cynthia Fuchs
    As George W. Bush describes his thinking on September 11, it's hard not to wonder, well, what he was thinking. It's a mystery that remains unanswered in George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Cynthia Fuchs
    At once schematic and preachy, it never indicates the stakes--either for its “diverse” players or for you.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Cynthia Fuchs
    Hopper [is] so misfitted for this role that he seems perversely perfect.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 30 Cynthia Fuchs
    Even the flashy action is of a piece with all this conventional structuring, as Chance regularly takes a few minutes to run and jump or punch and shoot. Such predictability does Human Target no favors.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Cynthia Fuchs
    The dynamic here is already tired.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Cynthia Fuchs
    Like the Osbournes, Whitney and Bobby, the Simmons, the Kardashians, and the Hammers, they perform themselves: they talk to the camera, they act out, they make complain and look to score points.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Cynthia Fuchs
    Even as you’re hoping that she won’t have to conjure up variations on this explication theme every week, she does it a few more times in this episode alone.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Cynthia Fuchs
    Jack delivers to every brilliant-offbeat doctor expectation, which means that for all his hyper-performative charms, Jack is also tedious, right down to the zipper in his forehead that marks commercial breaks.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Cynthia Fuchs
    His being stuck there no matter who shows up, in addition to his out-of-joint flashbacks, makes Crusoe seem something like a proto-Survivor contestant or, weirder, a proto-cast member on Lost. None of this bodes especially well for the series, in terms of repetition and limitation.

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