For 644 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ellen Gray's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Game of Thrones: Season 4
Lowest review score: 0 Big Shots: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 62 out of 644
644 tv reviews
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    No, they're not ripping off "Heroes" - "Jane" was there first - but looking at the two shows side by side demonstrates how much execution matters to even the most promising concept.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    Lori Loughlin co-stars as an emergency room doctor who's dragged into their lives in ways so sitcommy they make robbing Mick Jagger look like a halfway decent idea.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    It's dull. Dull beyond words. Dull beyond magic. Dull beyond the power of even a mammoth opening weekend for the final "Harry Potter" film to render interesting.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    A comedy so broad it might as well wander off the sides of the screen.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    As the one character who grounds a story that would otherwise seem like a random collection of bad things happening to so-so people, Britton's the only reason I could imagine watching American Horror Story past the three episodes I've seen.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    This isn't the worst sitcom of the season--if you've seen ABC's "Work It" and survived, you can attest to this--but it's far from the best.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    The pilot for Malibu Country isn't the very worst show of the new season. But it's easily the greatest waste of talent.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    Television's a visual medium, but so much of the plot is advanced during dialogue, I actually lost track a few times and ended up rewatching sections of the episode to figure out how they'd figured out whodunit.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    Thanks to a collection of well-off New York adolescents whose parents really should have known better, the NBC Universal-owned cable network's out to convince us that those kids from "Gossip Girl" are real. As if anyone would want them to be.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    Eli/Ally not only isn't the most original character of the season, he's not the most sharply defined, either.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    Another not-very-funny sitcom in which the star weekly places herself in humiliating situations while the audience sits around and waits for her to extricate herself. [14 Apr 2003]
    • Philadelphia Daily News
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    Casting Vanessa Redgrave as Dr. Black's therapist is a sign of how seriously Black Box takes her condition--and itself--but even Redgrave can't raise this above the level of a not very good medical procedural.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    With all due respect to the young actors playing them, who can only say the words the writers put in their mouth, these are three of the least appealing sitcom kid characters I've seen in a while, and though Labine's made me laugh in the past as a secondary character, as a lead he's leaden.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    If you must watch, you, too, might not want to admit it publicly.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    Bad Teacher has its moments, with dialogue that's sometimes sharper than the situations. It isn't nearly funny enough, though, to make me want to spend another period--much less the rest of the school year--watching Graynor vamp her way through American history.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    The real mystery of Laura is why Debra Messing ("Will & Grace") would have chosen this particular adventure after the crash and slow burn of NBC's "Smash."... Because it can't be that what she thought was missing from television were depictions of successful women whose personal lives are a hot mess.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    Surviving Suburbia starts out weak and declines rapidly.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    The writing's not there, and neither is anyone who can play at the level of "Christine's" Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    Despite Shannon and Blair's best efforts, Kath & Kim's main characters feel like a compilation of attitudes (and wardrobes), forced into a sitcom format so tired that you'll see the plot resolution in next week's episode (not to mention most of the jokes) coming from nearly a half-hour away.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    [Mistresses is] grindingly, soul-suckingly dull.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    It's not an unpromising premise and Cuthbert's character, a control freak who's had trouble with romance, isn't stereotypical. But Luke's written as less than bright and Prudence as downright cartoonish.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    Parenting can be a tough slog, but I've always found it to come with more laughs than this sorry show.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    A show that delivers every ounce of cheese its package promises, if not the recommended daily allowance of calcium.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    Raines' conversations with the dead... aren't exactly riveting.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    The result? A scripted version of TV Land's cheesy "High School Reunion" that should particularly irk fans of the canceled "FlashForward," which, whatever its faults, only knocked its characters unconscious, not its viewers.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    I've yet to see proof that "reality" television itself kills anything but brain cells. Which would seem to make the CW's latest entry, 13 - Fear Is Real, pretty pointless.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    A single-camera sitcom about guys in a fantasy football league whose cluelessness is only matched by their crudeness.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    Maybe it was funnier with "ordinary" Britons?
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    When it comes to Mercy, they (and we) should probably expect none.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    Without the "Raymond" writing team behind him, Garrett's not so much unleashed as he is uninteresting.

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