Gail Pennington

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For 308 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 31% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Gail Pennington's Scores

Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 A Poet In New York
Lowest review score: 0 Tucker: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 35 out of 308
308 tv reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    Chances are, it will make you cry even more often than it makes you laugh, but it will rarely bore you.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    People who like procedurals will enjoy playing along. But the real charm of the series--as in a lot of cable originals--is in its ensemble.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    Endeavour is most interesting for the light it sheds on the character development of young Morse.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    The Season 4 premiere is solid in most ways.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    The writing is smart, the characters are amusing, the cameos (including one from Bill Murray, and another from Stephen Colbert as himself) are entertaining, and the political commentary is as pointed as you might suspect.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    A show that is beautiful and sweet, funny and touching.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    Fans of 24 are likely to go all in on Live Another Day. But what if you didn’t watch the original? Will you be lost? I’d say maybe, although there are always long stretches of 24 in which everyone is pretty much lost.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    Its real appeal should be to viewers who like their TV history entertainingly out there.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    Bessie, with a gorgeous soundtrack performed largely by Latifah, tells this story in far less simplistic fashion. Rees dramatizes Smith’s demons in powerful, sometimes chaotic fashion, jumping back in time to show her as an abused child and depicting her adult life in vignettes that don’t always flow together.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    It's worth giving Revolution a shot for its surprising imagery (wait till you see what's become of the Gateway Arch in an early scene), strong adult characters and fascinating possibilities.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    The decision to have some students graduate was a smart one, and splitting the action between New York (where Lea Michele's Rachel Berry is attending NYADA, the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts) and Ohio (where the remaining members of New Directions are regrouping) turns out to have been even smarter.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    Beyond its off-putting title, this is the freshest, wackiest romantic comedy/musical fantasy hybrid of this or any recent season.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    Based on its completely riveting pilot, Blindspot might have earned four stars if there were any way to judge what it was going to be.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    The Flash pilot, directed by David Nutter, is full of thrilling special effects, too. That adds up to a show that, at least in the early going, has something for almost everyone.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    If you're expecting Quantico to be another "Grey's Anatomy," you could be disappointed.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    A smart and funny series.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    Action and the beginning of character development are both good signs.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    This isn't a workplace drama with flying, though; a dark back story soon surfaces that could raise the stakes.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    Bates Motel builds psychological scares rather than spooking us with haunted-house cliches. Following these characters to the end we can see coming should be a fascinating journey.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    Different and complicated, The Slap feels like something viewers might flock to on cable or Netflix.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    Helix is very involving, giving us characters to care about even in the midst of so much necessary setup.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    Thanks to the clever writing and a very appealing performance by Gummer, this is one of my favorites of the fall season.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    There's action, wit and dry humor, and some entertaining if not dazzling special effects. Again accessibly, most episodes will be stand-alone, with an underlying mythology to ramp up the stakes.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    The Dovekeepers is beautifully written and acted, without a whiff of the hokey melodrama so unfortunately common in period pieces, especially those with biblical themes.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    Nobody is likely to remember Murder in the First 18 years from now, as TV aficionados do "Murder One." But viewers who want to watch a mystery unfold and follow the twists and turns without having to sweat it should be more than satisfied.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    The Librarians is a charming, engaging addition to the roster of new cable series.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    By the end of the first episode, who’s who and what’s what have begun to sort themselves out, and Turn looks like a series that will be absorbing to follow for its characters, not just its action.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    More thought-provoking than the typical current sitcom and with more laughs per half-hour than most, The Carmichael Show deserves more than a short summer run.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    Just when you're smirking at Empire, it reaches out and hooks you.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Gail Pennington
    One show isn't much of a test of what Corden's Late Late will be. But the premiere certainly suggests that fun is ahead.

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