Diane Garrett
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For 18 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 57% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Diane Garrett's Scores

Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 90 Transparent: Season 1
Lowest review score: 30 Crossbones: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
18 tv reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Diane Garrett
    Orange Is the New Black is as scatological as ever in the second season and leans awfully heavily on lesbian sex to the point of repetition. But where it shines most is when it shows the sense of dislocation inmates can have from being shuffled around with little explanation. Prisoners come and go, and they all seem to have a story.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Diane Garrett
    With lead characters this complex, showrunner Michelle Ashford has plenty of material to plumb for episodes to come. Judging by the second season's start, Masters of Sex is just getting down to business.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Diane Garrett
    There's a looser feel after so much anger and grief; jazzy instrumental music underscores the twisting and turning action. It's top notch TV by directors at the height of their game.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Diane Garrett
    Tambor anchors the show with his sad eyes, but Landecker, Duplass and Hoffmann also turn in strong performances as the addled children.... Episodes might break your heart, but you'll keep coming back for more.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Diane Garrett
    The production is exceedingly well put together and boasts a fine cast that also includes Ann Dowd (pivotal figure in HBO's melancholy post-Rapture series “The Leftovers”) and “Breaking Bad” co-star Jesse Plemons. McDormand is nothing less than extraordinary in the title role.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Diane Garrett
    Overall, the season gets off to a very strong--and interesting--start. The writing is deepening along with the relationships depicted.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Diane Garrett
    At times, however, Hawley goes a little too heavy on the quirk, and Thornton, who last regularly appeared on TV in the John Ritter political comedy “Hearts Afire” in the early 1990s, overly indulges in that smirk. Bits between mob enforcers Mr. Numbers (Adam Goldberg) and Mr. Wrench (Russell Harvard) also wear out their welcome. The overall quality of TV's Fargo is high.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Diane Garrett
    There have been an awful lot of movies and shows about lost children, but The Missing elevates the familiar dynamic to a new level with a gut wrenching mystery. By the end of the first episode, you really want to know what happened to the tyke while dreading where the answer might take you.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Diane Garrett
    Despite the occasional creakiness and lapses into melodrama Downton Abbey remains a show to watch, notable for its dreamy production values and the real depth of feeling it portrays between the classes.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Diane Garrett
    Its kindly spirit and those performances [from Graynor, Hansen and Grier] help prevent Bad Teacher from falling into the increasingly raunchy trap of its network predecessor, “Two and a Half Men.”
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Diane Garrett
    24: Live Another Day does action scenes really well, but the dialogue suffers: It can be overly melodramatic and expository.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Diane Garrett
    Viewers’ patience for the show and its dreamlike pace will likely depend on their appetites for soul-searching about the afterlife.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Diane Garrett
    After an exceedingly violent first episode, it eases up a notch, and the show is better for it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Diane Garrett
    The “Rashomon”-style storytelling elevates the series from being just another conventional story about a middle-aged affair. But, that can't completely make up for overwrought moments in the opening episode.... But the biggest problem for The Affair is that neither Noah nor Alison is particularly appealing.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Diane Garrett
    Alas, some of the dialogue is extremely problematic, and the jokes tired.... but the action keeps moving, and there are enough glimmers of freshness to keep the show entertaining and warrant another viewing.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Diane Garrett
    [Davis'] performance is riveting; you can't take your eyes off this powerful creature when she's on the screen. Alas, the students aren't nearly as compelling.... When the action shifts to them, the drama suffers.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Diane Garrett
    While [John Malkovich] does indeed dig into the pirate role with relish, it's not enough to save the show.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Diane Garrett
    The writing does no one any favors, failing even to make the most of Alfre Woodard as president.

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