For 305 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 0.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Diane Werts' Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 The Office (UK): Season 3
Lowest review score: 0 Running Wilde: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 45 out of 305
305 tv reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Diane Werts
    Fans of "The Sopranos" looking for a new Sunday-night must-see may find it here - though perhaps not fans driven to fits by that HBO hit's ambiguous conclusion.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Diane Werts
    Creator Vince Gilligan ("The X-Files") never loses touch with the mundane reality that so brilliantly magnifies its absurd horrors.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Diane Werts
    The "quarterlife" series, too, offers an especially hopeful kind of exuberance, even a glowing warmth to the friendships, that shines brighter than previous Herskovitz-Zwick shows.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Diane Werts
    Who'da thunk this one'd be so adorable? Cox gets to cook comedically in this smart souffli, with great support from von Esmarch and company. Big bonus: elaborate weekly production numbers spoofing Godzilla, the penitentiary and, of course, the French Revolution. Love those decapitated dancers! [6 Oct 2000, p.B51]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Diane Werts
    Human beings live on the corner, and "The Corner" makes us care about them. [16 Apr 2000, p.D15]
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    The "Melissa & Joey" pilot is no great shakes. But Melissa and Joey could be.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    The Whole Truth equals " Law & Order: The Next Generation." It's still just a little too overeager and needs to mature.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    Proceed with caution into this foul but funny cauldron of catastrophe.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    Gardell and McCarthy are two of the more realistic-feeling, instantly appealing sitcom personalities in ages. They're enough to make it worth drudging through the sludge tonight's pilot considers comedy writing.
    • 59 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    Producers clearly encourage some to-the-camera carping, but the overriding emotional tone is one of bonding and growth. And respect. In a reality competition!
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    Rule-breaking law enforcers! Wherever have we seen this before? But it sure works Friday, seasoned with devil-may-care brio from a cool cast.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    The indulgence gets annoying, even as the basic details are fascinating and fun, as are the seductive testimony settings. You gotta love the fantasy of all those swank joints and modern mansions.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    Super set-up seems to punch every teen ticket there is, with plenty to admit adults, too. Future execution will be key--in more ways than nine.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    Sometimes, you're not looking for great TV. Sometimes, you're looking for par-tay! And dudes paid "to mess with the zombie culture," while also acing the case, surely fits the bill.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    For such a vast and important story, Torchwood: Miracle Day feels strangely confined and artificial. Here's hoping for more by Episode 4.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    Inexorably transfixing, whether you're taking names or taking notes.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    A well-rounded, nicely mature comedy.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    Hoggers is more down-market than Beers' crab fishermen and ice road truckers.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    Which isn't to say Duck Dynasty isn't entertaining. It's just more of the same.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    Hardly a treasure, but a lively island of adventure.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    It does well what standard sitcoms do.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    Bible Challenge tries to cover all bases in America's complicated Christian field.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    No, it's not exactly "House." But it isn't like any other show, either, with its mad mix of moral dilemmas, medical crises, family ties, double-life-living and, y'know, rubouts 'n' stuff.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    The pilot's envelope-pushing is caustic and obvious, two things Mom seems better than. Faris is both gutsy and touching as the adult trying to get her act together, while Janney's crafty adolescence extends to a third generation around Faris' two kids.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    The Save Me pilot saves itself artistically. But debuting in a summertime double dose makes series salvation improbable.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    Just as people either drink or don't, you'll get it or you won't.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    The Writers' Room winds up more anecdotal than explanatory. Heavily edited/compressed, it makes for a breezy half-hour if not necessarily revelatory disclosure, at least in the three episodes sent for review.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    From "The Mod Squad" to "Being Human," TV's young misfits find it [family] where they can, and Tomorrow is that next step, too. Scripter Phil Klemmer wrote for "Chuck" and "Veronica Mars," good arguments for promise here (and "Undercovers," a bad one).
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    The starter hour picks up steam whenever loose-cannon Amick bops around--although Ormond does a nice job of grounding its shenanigans in a semblance of reality.