Gail Pennington

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For 373 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Gail Pennington's Scores

Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Political Animals: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Tucker: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 43 out of 373
373 tv reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Gail Pennington
    The audience is expected somehow to understand the range of her abilities, but sorry; we need more clues. That, and a reason to care.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Gail Pennington
    A loud, old-school comedy with Laurie Metcalf ("Roseanne") as mom Marjorie and Tyler Ritter (look-alike younger son of the late John Ritter) as gay son Ronny.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Gail Pennington
    Caruso is stiff and grim, and the crew doesn't click with him or one another. [23 Sep 2002]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Gail Pennington
    The tone is mostly dreary and the plot with few exceptions goes precisely where you expect.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Gail Pennington
    It's still hard to expect much out of a sitcom arriving on broadcast TV in summer. In the case of NBC's Undateable, that's a good attitude. If you get a few laughs out of it, great. Otherwise, no hopes will be dashed.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Gail Pennington
    Adapted from a Dutch series that was surely better than this, Red Widow is trite and tedious.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Gail Pennington
    Unfortunately, this Dracula isn’t fun at all. It’s not really scary, either, although it does spill a lot of blood.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Gail Pennington
    Enjoying Timecop either requires putting your mind entirely into neutral or simply deciding to suspend a lot of disbelief. I couldn't suspend enough, so I wound up worrying about little things like why the folks of Victorian London, which he visits in tonight's opener, don't think Logan's spiky 1997 haircut is one bit peculiar. [22 Sept 1997]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Gail Pennington
    Moments of sweetness, but too few laughs - and way too many sexual references. [8 Sep 2002]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Gail Pennington
    Uneven, from amusing to embarrassing. [8 Oct 2000, p.F6]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Gail Pennington
    In short, tight, low-cut everything, with her talents always on prominent display, Cox appears so much older than the baby-faced Von Esmarch that their relationship looks perverted, if not illegal. [8 Oct 2000, p.F6]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • 48 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    The writing is clunky, Phillippe is stiff and Lewis overacts like a cop in some parody of cop shows.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    Zoo has 13 hours, and many more animals, to make some sense of its zany story, but the leaden dialogue is almost certainly to make that seem much, much longer.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    Unfortunately, the premiere is more depressing than scary, often feeling as if we're being sucked slowly into quicksand.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    The dialogue Arquette is forced to deliver is the worst thing.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    What Chasing Life mainly raises, though, is eyebrows, for being so laughably bad.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    A grim and goofy sci-fi saga.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    One Big Happy isn't fresh or funny enough to transcend its message.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    The lead characters for whom we're supposed to root in Manhattan Love Story feel as slapped together as people stranded at a speed-dating event.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    Everything about The Catch is annoying, from the basic premise to the impossible twists to especially (somehow, especially) the insistent soundtrack that is supposed to whip us into a froth of excitement.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    The series itself turns out to be less "candid and comic" (as HBO puts it) than tired and tacky. [4 June 1998, p.G6]
    • St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    • 46 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    It's all too cringe-worthy, even as Wilson goes all out to show us that she's happy the joke's on her. Even if you applaud her for that, Super Fun Night is not funny enough to be so sad.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    Knepper is wonderfully creepy. But that's the last of the good news. From Rockne S. O'Bannon, Cult is too complicated for its own good, and not satisfying enough to make it worth figuring out.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    Superstore improves somewhat, or at least becomes faster-paced, in two more episodes provided for preview, including one that will air second Monday night. It also becomes cruder and more outright bizarre, which is probably a promising sign. In the early going, though, it isn't quite as funny as something you'd see in a real big-box store in St. Louis any given weekend.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    Uncle Buck needs to be smarter, funnier, and, honestly, a different show. Epps too deserves better.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    This American version incorporates the redneck humor so beloved in reality TV these days with battle-of-the-sexes cliches that should have been retired in the '70s.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    Relaxed as he seems on stage, he's just that stiff when acting. And that, unfortunately, is most of the time.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    Sheen and Bruce Helford ("The Drew Carey Show") have conspired here to create a show completely free of ambition to be anything except a showcase for Charlie Sheen.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    Rob is a scream, and not in a good way.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 37 Gail Pennington
    The most puzzling thing about Are You There, Chelsea? is who exactly thought it was a good idea. Because it's not.

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