For 795 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ellen Gray's Scores

Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Masters of Sex: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Big Shots: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 67 out of 795
795 tv reviews
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    Emily Owens had me cringing from its opening scene all the way through its second episode.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    [The story comes] complete with stilted dialogue and focus more on their complicated, intertwined personal lives than on the legendary siege and its bloody aftermath.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    IF House of Cards and Scandal didn't convince you that Hollywood has mixed feelings about political wives with their own political ambitions, you should check out ABC's Conviction. Beyond that, I can't think of a reason to bother.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    Liking Cho, I wanted to like The Cho Show. Liking Cho, I couldn't.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    [Mistresses is] grindingly, soul-suckingly dull.
    • 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.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    When it comes to Mercy, they (and we) should probably expect none.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    CBS came through with something that feels enough like the '80s-era ABC original to be a museum piece (if ticking time bombs were allowed in museums).
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    I'd have expected that show, groundbreaking in 1998, would have paved the way by 2012 for a far smarter series than Partners.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Ellen Gray
    Not even James Cromwell can breathe life into this.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    In Hank, pompous comes off as merely pitiful. Or it would, if you could waste even a moment feeling sorry for anyone but the viewers, for whom the laugh track's likely to serve as a bitter reminder that somewhere, someone else is having a good time.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    Outlaw is as absurdly plotted as too many movies, providing the basis for some two-hour ride that moves along fast enough to keep viewers from noticing the trucks whizzing through holes in the story. You need more than that for a weekly series. You need characters you can believe in.
    • 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.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 20 Ellen Gray
    These are not people you would love to hate. These are people you would be ashamed to allow in your home--unless their heads were on pikes.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 10 Ellen Gray
    The 22,013th ripoff of "A Christmas Carol" would be bad enough, but "A Perfect Day" jerks us back to so-called reality with a tricky ending that left me more angry than uplifted.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    If you must watch, you, too, might not want to admit it publicly.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    We all know Allen can work a punchline. He just shouldn't have to be working these so hard.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    This, my friends, is why HBO has writers. Not to mention actors.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 0 Ellen Gray
    I'd prefer you'd forget that one, and in coming years, I'll bet stars Dylan McDermott, Christopher Titus and Michael Vartan will hope to forget it, too. It's not worth your time or theirs.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    [The pilot] is equal parts unpleasant and uninteresting.
    • 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.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    Host Cat Deeley is dancing as fast as she can, but she can't disguise the weakness that plagues both The Choice and its more talent-focused inspiration.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Ellen Gray
    I found the pilot for this reboot of that Aaron Spelling '70s show about "three little girls"--now played by Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor and Annie Ilonzeh--who work for a disembodied voice named Charlie to be pretty much unwatchable.
    • 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.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Ellen Gray
    I long ago decided that "UnSub" might also stand for unsubtle, and that I had enough things keeping me up nights not to be spending time with the fearmongers of Criminal Minds. But for those for whom one hour of paranoia is never enough, Beyond Borders offers a glimpse of a wider world, though one perhaps too frightening to be explored in person.

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