David Knowles
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For 23 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 61% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Knowles' Scores

Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 80 Bordertown: Laredo: Season 1
Lowest review score: 40 T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
23 tv reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 David Knowles
    Oxygen's entertaining new spinoff reflects well on the blockbuster franchise and illuminates the pressures faced by talented kids on the brink of showbiz success.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 David Knowles
    OWN has tapped into an often uncomfortable, always entertaining in-progress drama that keeps you guessing.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 David Knowles
    You come away from the show having broadened your understanding for a sector of, yes, American life that you may not have had much contact with before. By the standards of the genre, that's about as good as it gets.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 David Knowles
    The first few episodes deliver something unique for reality television.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 David Knowles
    In all, The Loving Story is a perfect time capsule that illuminates the racist past of our country with a uniquely personal and poignant emphasis.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 David Knowles
    The latest iteration of the genre of celebrity re-introduction--and one of its more amusing--is CBS' new show Same Name.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 David Knowles
    Although that dictum doesn't fill Whisker Wars with Deadliest Catch levels of dramatic tension, this detour into the world of competitive bearding is worth a gander or two.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 David Knowles
    A sassy piece of voyeuristic candy that explores the Russian immigrant community of Brighton Beach, N.Y.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 David Knowles
    Despite all its shortcomings, Platinum Hit succeeds in holding your interest. First off, save for Jewel, the personalities here are quirky enough that you can't predict how they're going to interact with one another. Second, and more importantly, you find yourself wanting to hear what kind of songs they're going to write, however arbitrary the constraints that have been laid out.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 David Knowles
    Doomsday Preppers could have been a grade-A hour of gawker television on par with the likes of Extreme Couponing and Hoarders. Unfortunately, the inclusion of an "expert assessment" of our protagonists' preparations lands the show on thin ethical ice.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 David Knowles
    You find yourself wanting much more of the particulars of each woman's story and less of the overinflated pronouncements from these giants of the profession.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 David Knowles
    The result is a sometimes compelling, sometimes turgid program that feels equal parts emotional rescue and public relations coup.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 David Knowles
    Upcoming episodes promises the kind of drama that [executive producer SallyAnn] Solsano has boasted of capturing in Italy: knockout blows, car crashes, arrests and more drunken hook-ups. In other words, welcome back to the Jersey Shore.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 David Knowles
    The drama itself comes across as a hybrid public service announcement and after school special in which each line seems crafted for maximal symbolic impact. As a result it feels more like a heavy-handed therapy session.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 David Knowles
    There's no shortage of problems on Monster In-Laws, and the explosive promos for the show would lead you to believe that it will turn out to be little more than a Basketball Wives scream-fest in family form. Instead, producers Brent Montgomery (Pawn Stars) and Courtney Montgomery (What the Sell?!) have mercifully opted for the therapy model of reality television.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 David Knowles
    Without depth to its storytelling, all that's left is the question of whether Poly's football team will return to form in 2010. But after sitting through the repetitive premiere, some viewers will be tempted to visit Google for a quicker answer.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 David Knowles
    [Fashion Star falls] in to the same X Factor trap by amping up a tried-and-true format at every conceivable turn until the final product has all the subtlety of a Victoria's Secret runway show.