For 394 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 point lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Diane Werts' Scores

Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Derek: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Partners (2012): Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 58 out of 394
394 tv reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Diane Werts
    Human beings live on the corner, and "The Corner" makes us care about them. [16 Apr 2000, p.D15]
    • Newsday
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Diane Werts
    Giving us hope are Kapinos' brisk writing and Duchovny's agile performance, conveying smarts, savvy, self-indulgence and sad stupidity in equal amounts.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Diane Werts
    A rich character drama and riveting suspenser that makes Fox's "24" seem lackluster.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Diane Werts
    It's fabulous in every sense of the word.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Diane Werts
    These folks know how to hit a note, and hold it, which means "Burn Notice" doesn't wobble around wondering how serious/silly to be. Its pitch is perfect.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Diane Werts
    It's all sharp and snappy.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Diane Werts
    On top of the stars' subtlety and Fuller's verbal wit, Sonnenfeld's pilot direction ladles layers of flashy frosting--theatrical camera angles, emphatic zooms, intensified color and those heavyhanded moments when the narration can't quite straddle the sap line.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Diane Werts
    Creator Vince Gilligan ("The X-Files") never loses touch with the mundane reality that so brilliantly magnifies its absurd horrors.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Diane Werts
    This is just an action fairy tale, a modern Saturday afternoon serial or contemporary penny dreadful, designed to keep us hanging on its every outlandish turn by exasperating us, if necessary, with characters we love to hate and contrivances we delight in dissing. ... It's insulting to our intelligence. And we can't stop watching. [28 Oct 2003]
    • Newsday
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Diane Werts
    "Mrs. Harris" unfolds with a basic playfulness that keeps the mood light even as the story becomes dark indeed.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Diane Werts
    As bizarre as things can get, Torchwood still feels more like sci than fi, and more ego/id than alien vs. human. The Gwen character in particular radiates intelligence, and empathy, and curiosity, about what's out there and what lies inside Jack. We can't help but share her, um, enthusiasm.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    Hoggers is more down-market than Beers' crab fishermen and ice road truckers.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    There's substance in Jill with hubby Andy and with her doctor best friend (comic KK Glick, a Huntington native), all proving levelheaded and likable. That helps leaven the snooty stereotypes of our initial path into Jill's world.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    The "Melissa & Joey" pilot is no great shakes. But Melissa and Joey could be.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    Bible Challenge tries to cover all bases in America's complicated Christian field.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    The pilot is itself uneven, with the go-for-bonkers impudence of a live-action "Family Guy." But without it, Mystery Girls might be just another ABC Family-com for viewers who have aged out of Disney Channel and silly situations with sentimental topping for studio audience uproar.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    If not all things to all people, this Oscar salute should be enough for most.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    Monday’s busy pilot (crammed with setting reveals and visual effects) leads to a sluggish second hour trading the thrill of discovery for downbeat foreboding. Yet the purpose-seeking characters emerge so starkly--Jason Ralph’s disturbed new student, Hale Appleman as his sardonic guide, Arjun Gupta as his itchy roommate, Stella Maeve as his left-behind soul mate. They feel worth following.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    [The Canadian comedy all-stars] give it good vibes. But the scripts, despite mad moments of whimsy, can't keep pace with the cast's comic timing and tone.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    It's "Reno 911!" with bloody bite.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    Is there anything great here? No. Is it goofy fun? Yes.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    Just as people either drink or don't, you'll get it or you won't.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    Taken exercises its thriller muscles effectively, dashing between locations and speed-introducing people as props to help/harm Mills while he races the clock to save the day.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    Feels like a rebuilding year here. Veterans trying to hold their spots, rookies working to make the team. Whether a winning lineup coalesces remains to be seen.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Diane Werts
    The pilot hour delivers with blood-soaked gusto. The second hour gets more amusing. And wit can be the saving grace for casual viewers of the grindhouse genre.

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