For 707 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 3.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ellen Gray's Scores

Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Breaking Bad: Season 5
Lowest review score: 0 Big Shots: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 64 out of 707
707 tv reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Ellen Gray
    It's a comic-book origins tale, but a satisfyingly adult one.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Ellen Gray
    Obvious or not, I watched most of the 10 episodes without the scene-setters and was occasionally lost. But if the battles aren't always distinctive, the characters are.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Ellen Gray
    If "Will & Grace" has an agenda, it's so well hidden that it can't possibly get in the way of the comedy. [21 Sep 1998]
    • Philadelphia Daily News
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Ellen Gray
    Based on what I've seen so far, we're looking at a killer season.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Ellen Gray
    The Knick is as engrossing and disturbing as ever, and the medical gore's only a small piece of it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Ellen Gray
    While it's not always easy to watch Time of Death, which is bound to trigger memories for those who've logged time with the dying, it's a gift to spend time with its highly individual subjects, who resist a one-size-fits-all approach.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ellen Gray
    Eureka remains my favorite of the two [the other is Warehouse 13], maybe because it seems to do a better job of integrating new characters - and viewers - even as it allows its writers to reset the show's reality as often as they choose.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Ellen Gray
    [Go On] is among the best new comedies of the season.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Ellen Gray
    As odd-couple partners go, they're [Marco Ruiz (Demian Bichir) and Sonya Cross (Diane Kruger) are] wonderfully imperfect. {The] 91-minute pilot is full of surprises, large and small, and sets the scene for a larger story.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Ellen Gray
    The Honorable Woman" doesn't give itself away easily--I was well into the eight episodes before a few things began to be clearer--but Blick uses his other characters so effectively that the wait doesn't seem wasted.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ellen Gray
    Battle Creek is a whimsical, even genial, cop show.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ellen Gray
    The presentation may be Hitchcockian at times, but there is nothing fun or arch or cartoonish or even particularly original in the violence that permeates Luther. It is, quite simply, terrifying, and we are meant to take it as seriously as Luther himself does.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Ellen Gray
    The patients, too, are easier to take. With no one in sight that Paul's likely to get mushy over--the way he did so disastrously with Laura (Melissa George) last season--we're free to admire Mahoney's artistry as a CEO with panic attacks or to root for young Oliver, whose parents need therapy more than he does.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Ellen Gray
    There are a few occasions when Clinton, a politician used to rolling right over interviewers to get his message out, finds himself speaking at the same time as Costello, but it's only noticeable because the host is for the most part the most self-effacing of interviewers.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Ellen Gray
    I still don't know where it's headed, but it feels, finally, as if we could be getting somewhere.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Ellen Gray
    A dramatically satisfying story that embraces the second half of the F. Scott Fitzgerald line, "Show me a hero and I'll write you a tragedy."
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Ellen Gray
    Schilling's Piper, engaged to the supportive Larry (Jason Biggs) and dodging the attentions of her former lover (Laura Prepon) as well as more aggressively amorous inmates, displays a nice comic sense as she encounters one prison Catch-22 after another. The supporting cast is a strong one. But it's Kate Mulgrew, as the inmate who rules the prison kitchen with an cast-iron fist, who steals every scene she's in, and should leave Netflix's streaming subscribers begging for more.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Ellen Gray
    Adventure lovers of both sexes should want Outlander.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Ellen Gray
    Dollhouse is less about the ninja kicks and witty banter than it is about instant transformations, and about making the audience care about a character who's likely to behave differently every time we see her. That Dushku mostly pulls this off is a happy surprise, as is Dollhouse, which has survived "Firefly"-like trials of its own to get this far.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Ellen Gray
    Frances McDormand takes the difficult title character from Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer-winning collection of short stories out for a slightly different spin, but the result is less a challenge to Strout's vision than a broadening of it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Ellen Gray
    Creator Diablo Cody ("Juno"), in writing a family that's been living for a long time with a skewed idea of normal, shows how resilient people can find the funny in situations that to outsiders might seem tragic.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Ellen Gray
    So far, Kaling's is pitch-perfect.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ellen Gray
    Though Moffat's written some scary stuff for The Doctor before this, Saturday's season premiere feels like a fresh start.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Ellen Gray
    It's a formula that's worked so far, and if you've already loved shows like "Psych" and "Burn Notice" and "Royal Pains," why shouldn't you love White Collar?
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Ellen Gray
    Purists may scoff, but I'm more than a little enchanted by Sherlock, and by a cast that includes Rupert Graves as Detective Inspector Lestrade; Una Stubbs as Mrs. Hudson, Holmes and Watson's landlady; and Zoe Telford as Watson's love interest, Sarah.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Ellen Gray
    It's quibbling to say that it feels at times as if Downton Abbey had been custom-designed for those of us for whom period romance is mother's milk, studded as it is with plucky heroines, accidental heirs and scheming dowagers, with just enough history thrown in to make the melodrama seem highbrow. It's not, really, though. It's simply delicious fun.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Ellen Gray
    ABC is taking it one step at a time as it uses its biggest hit, "Dancing with the Stars," to give three of those shows a fighting chance. At least one of them actually deserves it. That would be Modern Family.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Ellen Gray
    Grammer and Heaton slip easily into characters who won't be easily mistaken for Frasier Crane or Debra Barone, the writing's professional, the supporting cast dependable (and in the case of Fred Willard, another "Raymond" veteran, dependably hilarious).
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Ellen Gray
    After a slowish start, it's proving addictive.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Ellen Gray
    After its unpromising beginning, the pilot has nary a dull moment, and Chopra alone would be reason enough to watch.

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