For 389 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 0.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Diane Werts' Scores

Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Detour: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Running Wilde: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 58 out of 389
389 tv reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Diane Werts
    Yet, for all its jam-packed insanity, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend can be one of the tube’s most perceptive and moving shows.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 83 Diane Werts
    The actors hit that soap sweet-spot between honest reality and lurid theatricality under direction from pros like Michael Apted and Catherine Hardwicke.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 Diane Werts
    While neither dialogue nor sitcom tropes could be called fresh, the pilot plays solid, relying on able actors to score under tight direction (James Widdoes).
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Diane Werts
    Science channel publicity materials call the show "a real-life Twilight Zone," and in terms of mood, that's on the mark.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 83 Diane Werts
    The characters, scripts and performances are surprisingly smart--almost, dare I say, deep. And you still get the comic humiliations, nasty rivalries and teeny bikinis.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Diane Werts
    The characters hold promise, the show looks swell, the stories reflect rich history and the makers have earned our trust.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 83 Diane Werts
    The cast throws this curveball that catches the plate for a strike.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 83 Diane Werts
    Nix knows how to dig deeper holes for his folks, while he broadens their motivations, sometimes recognized only along the way. Nix isn't bad at keeping the plot pot percolating, either.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Diane Werts
    Akerman has to be everything. Good thing she's a nimble actress.... Whitford is always winning, and even the poor exes find wiggle room inside their cliches.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Diane Werts
    These actors are serious sitcom pros, and their show is actually about something genuine--sibling bonding/rivalry, parental button-pushing, relationship-building. It's nice to see some emotional meat in a live-audience staging again, feeding off the energy and reactions of real people.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Diane Werts
    JUNKies follows a familiar formula, but adds a buoyant burst of adrenaline when the guys spontaneously react to the inventions and their makers.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Diane Werts
    Method makes a solid case for Lewis as underappreciated auteur.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Diane Werts
    The good Lord created sitcoms like The Soul Man as relaxing, relatable humor with heart, and Cedric's new creation isn't about to mess with His template.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Diane Werts
    Mike Tyson Mysteries is highbrow lowbrow lampoon, alternately smart and stupid, dizzy and disgusting.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 83 Diane Werts
    Robbins means business, calmly prodding family members--and not just the apparent aggressors--to truly comprehend where others are coming from. She calls people on their bull, eliciting not just tears from stress but tears of realization.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Diane Werts
    Her shrewd, straightforward perspective and her semisweet, offhand attitude make her reflections fresh and relatable.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Diane Werts
    Caprica feels torn between soulfully mature ruminations and adolescent "accessibility" for gamers wondering where the space action went. Let's hope the pilot's spellbinding second hour points the way toward greatness.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Diane Werts
    These stylish suits aren't empty, by any means. But we'll have to see if USA is truly willing to let its heroes' souls get emotionally naked.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Diane Werts
    There's texture galore in this city-shot cop hour, eyed by handheld lenses echoing "Homicide's" edge (and director Peter Berg's "Friday Night Lights" intimacy).
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Diane Werts
    Bunheads seems to know exactly what it's doing.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 83 Diane Werts
    The "Funny or Die" duo makes this zesty, single-camera comedy speak to adults by letting their lead be one.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 83 Diane Werts
    Future episodes aren't as snappy or scenic. But Shahi & Show deliver win-win, anyway.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Diane Werts
    A great concept, mostly divorced from reality, with superb execution, just might extend forever.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Diane Werts
    The premiere hour balances perspectives pretty well--no loopy hippies, no redneck cops, no (apparently) cutthroat gangsters.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 83 Diane Werts
    One thing you can say for USA: It knows what it's doing. It's got its shtick, and it's sticking to it.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Diane Werts
    We're talking major-league adult content here - from unblinking strip searches, to human branding, to brutal violence and language that the broadcast networks have never even thought about airing. But that's only an alert, not a warning, because this drama series from tube auteur Tom Fontana ("Homicide," "St. Elsewhere") packs a dramatic wallop as potent as its frankness. [11 July 1997, p.B47]
    • Newsday
    • 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."
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Diane Werts
    Originally a half-hour sitcom, redeveloped into a light hour, this latter-day "Northern Exposure" creates its own eccentric, cantankerous, sweet and silly world. Can this wacky enchantment last? [6 Oct 2000, p.B51]
    • Newsday
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Diane Werts
    A soul-deep sense of humanity grounds "Heroes."

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