For 49 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Dan Fienberg's Scores

Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 91 The Last Man on Earth: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Beauty and the Beast (2012): Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 49
  2. Negative: 10 out of 49
49 tv reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Dan Fienberg
    State of Georgia just comes across as a straight-down-the-middle girls-in-the-city comedy that wouldn't have been out of place on ABC or NBC's lineup back in 1987.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Dan Fienberg
    Ghost Shark, in contrast [to "Sharknado"], is probably closer to 75 or 80 percent "great title," with the execution lagging behind. That may not be better than some on the Syfy slate, but it's better than many and there are moments of fun here, even if they come way too early in the movie and set Ghost Shark up for a final act that fizzles.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Dan Fienberg
    It isn't badly acted. I don't remember any of the performances at all. It isn't horribly written. I don't remember any of the dialogue or plot machinations. It's actually nicely shot and the art direction in the U.S. Marshals' headquarters was handsome. That's not enough.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 42 Dan Fienberg
    True Blood returns on Sunday (June 26) night with too many new characters, not enough time with the characters I like, a general evasion of the most prickly parts of last season's finale, some plodding hints at a lumbering dramatic direction for this season and some breasts.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 42 Dan Fienberg
    Many of the erratic and seemingly random acting choices fall on inconsistent written characterizations, many fall on stars too big to be wholly steered and many have to be placed on the "Brink" directors.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 42 Dan Fienberg
    The Whispers is ultimately a frustratingly hollow experience, an assortment of familiar genre cliches and a stubborn insistence that its primary mystery will remain enticing for us even without hints or the gratification of answers that, in theory, would only elevate the stakes.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 42 Dan Fienberg
    The Protector might be worse if it were attempting to do something ambitious and failing. Instead, it's set the bar near the ground, but I guess some viewers will be satisfied to see it succeed.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 42 Dan Fienberg
    American Horror Story is a glorious mess.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 42 Dan Fienberg
    Baby Daddy has no real point of view, no real comedic voice and one very cute infant.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 33 Dan Fienberg
    Gideon Raff and Tim Kring's bungled attempt to somehow dumb down Dan Brown is merely a waste of time and ample talent.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 33 Dan Fienberg
    One Big Happy gets worse and less funny as it goes.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 33 Dan Fienberg
    Strip away the name and this is the story of a man trying to tear apart an oil monopoly, which makes Dracula every bit as scary and sexy as the Sherman Antitrust Act.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Dan Fienberg
    Mostly, I came away thinking that Platinum Hit is a pretty lame way to find a talented songwriter and that my chances of liking any of the music produced on the show are low. I won't be returning.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 30 Dan Fienberg
    Maybe there is some steak to accompany this sizzle, but I wish somebody would bring it to the table already. It seems rude to extend an invitation to so many people without delivering an event.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Dan Fienberg
    An ill-conceived, poorly scripted, woodenly acted mess, Cult is watchably crazy, but that's the highest praise I can give it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 25 Dan Fienberg
    The first four episodes of Season 5 find True Blood at its most directionless and meandering.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 16 Dan Fienberg
    Nearly every character is introduced in the most repulsive way possible and then the show tries to backtrack, sell the characters out and make it seem like they're all just marshmallows.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 0 Dan Fienberg
    Beauty and the Beast is, alas, also woefully crafted on every level.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 0 Dan Fienberg
    Mario Lopez, my name is Daniel Fienberg and your show sucks.

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