For 23 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Dana Stevens' Scores

Average review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 High Maintenance: Season 3
Lowest review score: 10 Emily's Reasons Why Not: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 23
  2. Negative: 5 out of 23
23 tv reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 40 Dana Stevens
    Abrams and his co-creator Damon Lindelof ("Crossing Jordan") do a terrific job of piling on the plot twists, but they neglect to provide a believably textured world, or any time for the characters to interact between crises. As a result, Lost is at once heart-stopping and strangely dull.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Dana Stevens
    There's something lazy about this show's refusal to choose a target. It's easy to feel feminist when you're deploring the plight of '50s-style birds in a gilded cage. But why do we need to invoke this simplified formula to be interested in exploring women's lives?
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Dana Stevens
    Reunion doesn't seem to get how important character is to carrying a show.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Dana Stevens
    The show's focus remains frustratingly narrow.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Dana Stevens
    Celebrities interviewing celebrities is a promising concept, in that it upsets the power balance of the typical suck-up interview. But the downside is that once people get past a certain level of fame, they seem to lose the internal monitor that reminds them that not everything they do and say is worth recording.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Dana Stevens
    Sure, the re-enactment technique is cheesy by its very nature, but at the heart of this show is the ancient art of storytelling. The verbal accounts of the survivors are so vibrant, their evocation of extreme experience so precise, that the viewer huddles before the TV like a child listening to ghost stories around a campfire, undistracted even by the indignity of commercial interruptions.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Dana Stevens
    Related has some strengths, particularly the understated performance of Kiele Sanchez.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Dana Stevens
    It's a silly, sweet-natured waste of time, and (unlike the tortured caterwauling of the American Idol contestants) it's utterly irresistible.

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