For 322 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Diane Werts' Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Arrested Development: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Running Wilde: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 47 out of 322
322 tv reviews
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Diane Werts
    Nothing to see here. Move on.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Diane Werts
    This feels like "funny" by focus group, one composed of cloistered network executives.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Diane Werts
    What this show isn't: fresh, witty or even well constructed.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 20 Diane Werts
    The only thing deep in tonight's Firefly premiere, though, is the well of cliches into which Whedon dips for what passes for plot and exposition. [20 Sept 2002, p.B02]
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Diane Werts
    Any smart girl would also wish for humor at a higher level than slapstick broccoli on the eyeball or a 12-year- old boy drooling, "You're kinda easy on the peepers." [20 Sept 2002]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 20 Diane Werts
    Calling Rome a crushing disappointment would be accurate but too forgiving of its sordidly cockamamy fixations. Brutality and nudity rise in direct proportion to unpersuasive storytelling. Finding someone, anyone, to care about amid all this shock-value Sturm und Drang swiftly becomes an enervating chore. [26 Aug 2005, p.B33]
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 Diane Werts
    The show seems to have no point, rendering it agony how hard the proceedings work at making one.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 20 Diane Werts
    Most of the cast stammers its way through sentences as if awaiting a lightning strike of inspiration. When it doesn't come, the actors have to say something anyway, and that meandering search for structure is what winds up filling 30 shapeless minutes.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 20 Diane Werts
    This is pretty tedious viewing.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Diane Werts
    Maybe the problem with CBS' new Sunday popcorn movie "Mayday" isn't that it could be better. It actually could be worse. Then this would be deliriously mockable trash instead of an occasionally gripping but mostly frustratingly loony piece of hooey.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 Diane Werts
    This one isn't David Spade's fault. Really it isn't.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Diane Werts
    The filming is urgent! The dialogue is obvious! The actors get choked up! It's as if a film school class put together a thriller following all the rules precisely.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 20 Diane Werts
    "Fashion House" is a bit more coherent, if still ludicrous.
    • 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
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Diane Werts
    Nobody seems to be having any fun here, not even lording-it-over-everybody Ming. You'd think next week's second episode might be better, once all that exposition is out of the way, but you'd be wrong. It's even more lifeless.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Diane Werts
    These folks wouldn't be paranoid if they thought critics loathed their forced and annoying show and widely predicted it would be the season's first to tank. [6 Oct 2000, p.B51]
    • 22 Metascore
    • 10 Diane Werts
    A groaner from beginning to end.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 10 Diane Werts
    The whole project feels salaciously sleazy, unless you're enjoying the proceedings, in which case it's juicily depraved.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 10 Diane Werts
    ABC's little-girl gang of four represents nothing more than cliches.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 10 Diane Werts
    The storms in this production have more personality than the characters who chase, study and prepare for them.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 10 Diane Werts
    Forced, frantic and continually preposterous.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 10 Diane Werts
    NBC's superficial knockoff is just Lipstick on a pig.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 10 Diane Werts
    At least "Men in Trees" doesn't tax your brain. Just your patience, taste and intelligence.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 10 Diane Werts
    There's nothing unexpected here, and certainly no adventure, just who's sleeping with whom, and who's the daddy, and why they're still so juvenile, and how Tom Berenger ended up in this soapy soup.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 10 Diane Werts
    Viewers are expected to swallow - worse, to savor - simplistic recycling of melodrama plots seen a hundred times before.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 10 Diane Werts
    Our mouths may be open, but more likely agape than laughing.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 10 Diane Werts
    [A] treacly piece of tripe.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 10 Diane Werts
    Little of it adds up to much of anything but foul-minded mischief.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 0 Diane Werts
    No matter where the goofy "Desperate Housewives" goes, it's not into the toilet, which is where Big Shots spends its time both literally and figuratively.