For 337 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 67% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Diane Werts' Scores

Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Office (UK): Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 Big Shots: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 51 out of 337
337 tv reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 91 Diane Werts
    You can see Neverland as sly philosophical discourse, or you can see it as fantastically produced adventure. Just make sure you see it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Diane Werts
    No matter where you stand on the death-penalty debate, this is must-watch revelation--and, thanks to Herzog, tense and suspenseful drama.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Diane Werts
    [These women make] instant impact, of course, with their stories but also through sheer personality.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 91 Diane Werts
    Strong personalities evoke the hold of the old, the tug of the new, and that intersection's human fireworks.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 91 Diane Werts
    Bracing and tasty.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 Diane Werts
    Sincere host, unguarded participants, sensitive treatment. And more cool stuff!
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Diane Werts
    It's less the Plot Events that ring true here than the well-played little side moments and background squabbles, the simmering resentments and recriminations, the emotional tugs-of-war.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Diane Werts
    Browncoats Unite keeps the focus on the work itself. And that's what keeps "Firefly" afloat.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Diane Werts
    The complex impact of the crime--and of its investigation, news coverage and town reaction--is the real story here, laid out in the decidedly ordinary faces and raw silent spaces that British drama delivers so well.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Diane Werts
    A head-spinning, yet deeply humane, thrill ride.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 91 Diane Werts
    The Millers shows what a thing of glory hear-the-laughs sitcomedy can be in the hands of masters.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 91 Diane Werts
    There's humor, there's heart, you'll laugh when you don't expect to.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Diane Werts
    Complaining about the show's pre-fab structure is like shootin' fish in a barrel--no point to ask what's-the-point, no fair to ponder whether it's fair, because you end up with dinner anyhow, and folks gonna gobble it. Duck Dynasty is tasty enough.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 91 Diane Werts
    [A] strongly acted thriller, which seems to add another intense dimension weekly.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 91 Diane Werts
    [Bill Lawrence] scores again here, with an instantly appealing ensemble, from Astin's "soulless upstairs tool" to Rory Scovel as the downstairs dude from "a very competitive community college.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 91 Diane Werts
    The Assets isn't flashy, but boy, is it effective. It just grinds away, laying down intriguing details of "asset" care and feeding, made vivid through determined performances and intense crescendos.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 91 Diane Werts
    Their [John Brownlow and co-writer Don Macpherson's] saga is so vividly shaded, even minor characters resonate.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 91 Diane Werts
    Lizzie Borden takes an ax to many assumptions--including the one that Lifetime movies aren't worth watching.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Diane Werts
    We ultimately get to spend time with Henson's judges hashing it out. That brings insight into what makes things work, into creature logic, proportions, movement, performance facilitation, and letting the creation "emote through its environment." We don't just watch art being made, we come to understand the process.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 91 Diane Werts
    Black Box creates compelling people while smartly pondering identity, relationships, connection--it doesn't need the amped-up atmosphere.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Diane Werts
    Finding Carter isn't some teen show. It's a stellar drama.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 91 Diane Werts
    Nice to finally see a show nailing what it wants to be and say, in continually discerning work from Passmore, Szostak and series creator Sean Jablonski.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 90 Diane Werts
    This eccentric assemblage truly captures the distinct feel of Vegas-the night, the gallows humor of grisly work and the people who thrive on it. Sure, it's seedy, surreal and supremely specific. That's why we're hooked. [6 Oct 2000, p.B51]
    • Newsday
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Diane Werts
    The producers' storytelling bravura grabs your guts from the first tense second and doesn't let go. [29 Oct 2002]
    • Newsday
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Diane Werts
    This playful hour gets under your skin with its quirky personality humor, at the same time it's spinning a pretty fair murder yarn. [12 July 2002, p.B51]
    • Newsday
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Diane Werts
    He's rude, sarcastic, bitter, brilliant and, delightfully, the most compelling character of the fall TV season. [14 Nov 2004, p.11]
    • Newsday
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Diane Werts
    The most intriguing thing, actually, is that Lost may not even need the hoodoo voodoo. Abrams and script creator Damon Lindelof ("Crossing Jordan") have already set up a pretty compelling cross- section of earthlings as a study of simply human behavior. [19 Sept 2004, p.11]
    • Newsday
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Diane Werts
    This stuff is good. No, superb.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Diane Werts
    Like Hugh Laurie's irascible "House" title character, star Ellen Pompeo's newly minted Dr. Grey conveys such substance that you simply can't stop watching. [25 March 2005, p.B33]
    • Newsday
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Diane Werts
    There's a vibrancy here, and a clarity, that we haven't seen in network sitcoms in ages. The way ABC's "Lost" reconfigured dramatic storytelling, Showtime's Barbershop so invigorates the humor format that we hate to call it a sitcom. It's entirely its own animal. And that's evolution of a kind everyone can get behind. [12 Aug 2005, p.]
    • Newsday