David Zurawik
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For 168 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Zurawik's Scores

Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Ed: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Lennon Naked: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 22 out of 168
168 tv reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 David Zurawik
    HBO's Recount fails. Invented dialogue and actions attributed to real-world figures play side by side with, and are indistinguishable from, verifiable actions and events that took place in Florida in 2000.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 David Zurawik
    If only Green had not made such a cold, bland stew of such rich and tasty ingredients.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 David Zurawik
    Even granting lots of leeway for opening-night nerves, this was a pretty bad beginning for the Saturday Night Live alum.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 David Zurawik
    The result is a silly, one-dimensional cartoon of a family that I am guessing viewers will start tuning out before the half hour ends.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 David Zurawik
    Are you ready for a new fall network series--even a lame one?
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 David Zurawik
    Last week, I complained about NBC's plan to turn its 10 p.m. hour over to Jay Leno five nights a week. I take it all back. If this is the alternative, Leno can't arrive soon enough.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 David Zurawik
    Maple believes he created a hero in the character of Mannion. I see a self-aggrandizing, self-important hotdog in black and white shoes who I wouldn't put in charge of a swing dancing class let alone the police department. [7 Oct 2000, p.1E]
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 David Zurawik
    The worst new high school show I can remember seeing in a while. I am not sure which of the leads I find less interesting -- Sam (Carly Pope), a wannabe journalist who mainly wants to sleep with her journalism teacher (Chad Lowe), or Brooke (Leslie Bibb), the cover-girl- perfect-looking cheerleader with the eating disorder. [29 Sept 1999, p.1E]
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 David Zurawik
    The university setting is intended to lend some intellectual weight to all the sexual imagery and conversation, but the road to mediocre TV drama is paved with such disingenuous intentions.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 David Zurawik
    Big talent meets weak script and every TV crime cliche known to prime time.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 David Zurawik
    Let's hope Rules is just a misguided piece of fluff that disappears after a dozen episodes - and not a bellwether series trying to tell us something about how our lives have changed for the worse.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 20 David Zurawik
    I swear I have no idea what The Guardian is supposed to be about. But I don't think the producers or CBS do, either. [25 Sept 2001, p.3E]
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 38 Metascore
    • 10 David Zurawik
    It is one of the worst sitcoms on the air.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 10 David Zurawik
    Secret Diary is a nonstop glamorization of prostitution.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 10 David Zurawik
    This show doesn't deserve a spot in daytime syndication, let alone a key position in prime time. I am serious, there were better game shows on in the 1950s when budgets were miniscule, technology was primitive and few producers yet knew how to use the medium of television.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 0 David Zurawik
    It is both bad and offensive in its depiction of some of the workers at a small hotel.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 0 David Zurawik
    I will waste little time on the wretched Lennon production: Lennon Naked, a Masterpiece Contemporary airing Sunday night on PBS. I write this only to warn viewers off of wasting even 10 minutes of TV time and their lives with this sorry docu-drama that follows Lennon through his Beatles fame and into his marriage to Yoko Ono and the end of the band.