Gail Pennington

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For 440 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 35% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Gail Pennington's Scores

Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Feed the Beast (2016): Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Black Box: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 49 out of 440
440 tv reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    A smart, well-written and absorbing psychological drama about the effects of a horrible crime on a close-knit small town.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    For the better, Atlanta is a comedy that's not satisfied with making viewers laugh; it has something to say.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    If you were a "Closer" fan, I'd like to make a case for giving her a chance, because otherwise, Major Crimes is a winner.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    Loch Ness might not be pure noir, but it’s enjoyable noir light.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    It's dark and funny and appalling and sad and silly, and very much its own thing.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    JFK assassination conspiracy theorists won’t be disappointed with King’s whodunit premise in “11/22/63,” although they might argue with it. Likewise, the miniseries has something for fans of science fiction, romance and thrillers in general.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    Apparent familiarity doesn’t make The Night Of any less involving, though, in large part because of Ahmed’s charismatic and sympathetic performance as Naz.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    The format is ambitious, and if some parts don’t entirely work, there’s still a lot to like and learn in Mars.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    This sunny and touching yarn feels like just what we need in these angst-ridden days.
    • 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.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    Director Ezra Edelman weaves many voices into a thoughtful slice of American social history, examining the volatile subject of race via intense focus on an athlete so elite, he believed he transcended color. ... If there is a weakness in O.J.: Made in America, it's that the unspooling of the murder trial will feel too familiar, especially for anyone who just watched "The People v. O.J. Simpson."
    • 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.
    • 78 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.
    • 65 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    The outline of Striking Out is familiar enough that it might sound like an American show, probably airing Thursday nights on ABC. But there is nothing cliched about either the execution or the performances.
    • 70 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Gail Pennington
    Action and the beginning of character development are both good signs.
    • 75 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.

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