David Hinckley
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For 1,220 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Hinckley's Scores

Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 30 Rock: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 I've Got A Secret: Season 1
Score distribution:
1,220 tv reviews
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    It's stunning that ABC's new sitcom In the Motherhood, built on stories of life as Mom, manages to come off as stiff, disjointed and curiously unlikable.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    Drunk History is a good-natured show with no inflated aspirations. But like a drunk in a game of darts, it doesn’t hit the target very often.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    He's supposed to be a neurotic slacker who escapes into this cool new world, but even there, he still comes off as a neurotic slacker. You want smack him and tell him to go sit down. And if you did, he probably would.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    The plot often just seems to be killing time between endless battles in which throats are slashed, limbs severed and torsos bisected.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    As it's set up here, the comedy part doesn't work if Ben isn't genuinely annoying, and the larger arc doesn't work if he isn't genuinely endearing.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    It’s not just that they’re caricatures, or that even the most prominent piece of ’80s music used in the pilot makes you wince. It’s the way every move and sentence feels like the easiest path to predictable gags.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    You wish them all well. But in the end, watching the Hasselhoffs isn't much more interesting than watching a mechanic rebuild the transmission on KITT.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    In the end, visiting the lives of self-absorbed rich people is about as interesting as visiting people who have saved all their toenail clippings. And named them.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 David Hinckley
    The producers don't even pretend to focus on the girls, however. They focus on the parents, a not very endearing bunch whose ongoing mental games with each other and whose drive to push their daughters creates the drama TV cares about.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 12 David Hinckley
    "Modern Men" is a waste of money, time and only an elder generation of talent.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 12 David Hinckley
    "Twenty Good Years" is so bad, its pilot doesn't contain 20 good seconds.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 12 David Hinckley
    "Hot Properties" is such a stiff and unfunny sitcom that it's hard to imagine how it got on the air.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 12 David Hinckley
    It gets nothing right - not the potential sexiness, not the negligible drama and certainly not any solid shot at explaining, much less popularizing, the alleged sport of roller derby.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 12 David Hinckley
    "Inconceivable" is so sappy and syrupy, it's the sort of program that even the Lifetime or Oxygen networks might reject.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 12 David Hinckley
    Big Shots is a big waste.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 12 David Hinckley
    "Rules of Engagement" is no more believable than it is amusing, and it's never amusing.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 12 David Hinckley
    Yes, it's "Married ... With Children" all over again, except that it's not played as broadly, or as successfully.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 12 David Hinckley
    "Lil' Bush" is more than a lil' awful.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 12 David Hinckley
    "Desire" is so cheesy that the restaurant ought to specialize in fondue.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 0 David Hinckley
    Workaholics is crude, dumb lowbrow comedy, which means it's doing fine right up until the last requirement of the genre, which is that it should be funny. Workaholics is not.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 0 David Hinckley
    "How to Get the Guy" doesn't have to worry about a slow slide: It starts out about as low as you can go.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 0 David Hinckley
    Dating shows tend to be bottom feeders in the "reality" game, but not even the oiliest episodes of "The Bachelor" have ever felt as creepy as "The Cougar."
    • 46 Metascore
    • 0 David Hinckley
    The original "I've Got a Secret" was such a simple game show, and such a simple pleasure, that the only way to botch a remake would be to either spice it up or dumb it down. The Game Show Network... manages to do both.

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