For 406 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 1.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Diane Werts' Scores

Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 United States of Tara: Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 Partners (2012): Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 60 out of 406
406 tv reviews
    • 44 Metascore
    • 58 Diane Werts
    Its rambling storytelling starts to reveal distinct shape in these people, their relationships and the show's quirky comic perspective [in the second episode].
    • 59 Metascore
    • 83 Diane Werts
    Future episodes aren't as snappy or scenic. But Shahi & Show deliver win-win, anyway.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Diane Werts
    This show lurches along, all its sitcom puzzle pieces laid out without being assembled into even a Hollywood picture of life.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    Being Human echoes, move for move, the BBC America fave of the same name. Yet, Syfy simplifies the tone into young-adult novelhood, where there's lots of white space around really big print. Subsequent episodes improve as plots thicken.
    • Newsday
    • 48 Metascore
    • 42 Diane Werts
    The pilot's accumulation of cute - oh, for the straightforward simplicity of bowling alley lawyer "Ed" - feels overbearing long before Kelley's courtroom summation turns societal sermon.
    • Newsday
    • 54 Metascore
    • 42 Diane Werts
    Bob's Burgers might be meatier if it gave us some reason to watch these characters. The title isn't the only thing that feels generic.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 83 Diane Werts
    While critics like me count quibbles, kids of all ages should share my husband's assessment: "It's a superhero show. Superman flies. Give The Cape a little space."
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Diane Werts
    Even film school snobs like me can learn a thing or 10 from Moguls & Movie Stars. The breadth and depth of information rushing through each hour is astonishing.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Diane Werts
    There's warmth and wit there, along with not a little magic.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Diane Werts
    The best thing about "Free Ride" is the lack of pressure to be about something. Trusting its talented cast to embody their own truths, it ambles and weaves, leaving space for the characters, even folks briefly bumped into, to nail a specific attitude or situation.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Diane Werts
    Like a series of one-act two-handers--stage plays where just a pair of actors face off--this sneaky little gem steadily strips away its therapy patients' emotional defenses and excuses, exposing the raw fears and paralyzing reactions beneath.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 10 Diane Werts
    ABC's little-girl gang of four represents nothing more than cliches.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Diane Werts
    As well as New Yorkers know these three characters, it's amazing how quickly the real faces fade and the three actors here become their own "strong-willed people."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Diane Werts
    The first hour manages to feel both mechanical and manipulative, without feeling truly exciting or even grounded anyplace.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Diane Werts
    The show moves more like a ready-for-prime-time comedy than a kiddie toon. Think "The Simpsons" with soul.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Diane Werts
    Watch the first few minutes of "The Class" in its CBS sitcom debut tonight, and you may not believe me when I say this, but here goes. I think they might have something here.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Diane Werts
    Some amusing bits, but for every one of those, there are 10 misfires.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 10 Diane Werts
    The whole project feels salaciously sleazy, unless you're enjoying the proceedings, in which case it's juicily depraved.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    The "Melissa & Joey" pilot is no great shakes. But Melissa and Joey could be.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Diane Werts
    A soul-deep sense of humanity grounds "Heroes."
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Diane Werts
    It's daring, disconcerting and/or enlightening.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Diane Werts
    Eli Stone is fated to flounder.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Diane Werts
    "Drive" is less the sort of textured character study we've come to expect than an action-packed joy ride. That's not to say you won't wanna hop in. But it's hardly a journey you've gotta take.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 20 Diane Werts
    NBC's new Bionic Woman remake is a desolate slab of ice where any resemblance to human beings - alive, dead or cyborgian--is purely coincidental. It's hard to imagine a bigger modernized mess being made
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Diane Werts
    The women's friendship radiates authentic undertones, beneath all the gooed-up personal drivel, although it's way too convenient how they always show up simultaneously at the same crime scenes.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 80 Diane Werts
    The characters are vibrantly well-defined... And the writing is smart, with a light touch.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 20 Diane Werts
    This is pretty tedious viewing.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Diane Werts
    The pilot serves up flashy ooh-ah instead of anything tangible to wrap our arms around.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Diane Werts
    There's perverse fun to be had in watching "3 lbs." Count the groans as you spot yet another trite piece of formula.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Diane Werts
    This stuff is good. No, superb.

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