Darren Franich

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For 52 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 28% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Darren Franich's Scores

Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Grease: Live
Lowest review score: 0 The Pauly D Project: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 52
  2. Negative: 5 out of 52
52 tv reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 58 Darren Franich
    Conviction doesn’t have the courage of its, errr, principles. It wants to prove the justice system is broken, but it still believes justice comes from a cool office with glass walls and attractive people.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 58 Darren Franich
    The show veers precariously between low-budget and lazy, and the sketches are hit-or-miss. Still, Jacobson and Glazer make an appealing odd couple. [24 Jan 2014, p.64]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 58 Darren Franich
    Hunter Page-Lochard sines as an amoral Hair "passing" for human. And Game of Thrones' lain Glen deliciously leans into his Untrustworthy Media Mogul role. Unfortunately, Cleverman can't settle on a tone, weaving ham-handed political melodrama with a yet-more-ham-handed mystical chosen-one narrative. [3 Jun 2016, p.101]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Darren Franich
    Beyond him [Big Jim (Dean Norris)], Dome remains bland and opaque, running on lo-fi sci-fi. [4 Jul 2014, p.58]
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Darren Franich
    Like fellow Canadian import Rookie Blue, Combat Hospital seems almost purposefully forgettable. Watch a China Beach rerun instead.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Darren Franich
    The new Lethal Weapon is more modest, and nicer; less offensive, thus, less interesting.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Darren Franich
    Flaked is another horrid post-Togetherness drama-com that's too cute to be serious and too lame to be funny. [11 Mar 2016, p.78]
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Darren Franich
    Two tunes in this attempt to reverse-engineer a new High School Musical are decent.... But the rest is dull as sand. [19 Jul 2013, p.80]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 43 Metascore
    • 42 Darren Franich
    The Show With Vinny is better than Snooki & J-Woww and The Pauly D Project. That ain’t saying much.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 42 Darren Franich
    Here's a show descending into self-parody before it even has a self to parody. [14/21 Sep 2012, p.133]
    • 45 Metascore
    • 42 Darren Franich
    It has exactly three things going for it: Zoe Lister-Jones, Rick Donald, and the assumption that their next respective projects will be more entertaining than this. [18/25 Apr 2014, p.102]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • tbd Metascore
    • 42 Darren Franich
    By focusing on their [millionaire's] catharsis, the show suggests that lifestyle tourism counts as heroism.

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