Geoff Berkshire
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For 33 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Geoff Berkshire's Scores

Average review score: 59
Highest review score: 90 Rectify: Season 1
Lowest review score: 10 Rising Star: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 33
  2. Negative: 2 out of 33
33 tv reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Geoff Berkshire
    The good news is that this contemplative, utterly engrossing and frequently gorgeous character study achieves and then surpasses both of those goals [justify the network's foray into the field while living up to the Sundance brand] over the course of its initial six episode season.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Geoff Berkshire
    The Bridge sets the bar high with its early episodes--it's easily the best new show of the summer so far. Here's hoping the rest of the season follows suit.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Geoff Berkshire
    Yet as inspired as the performances are and as fully realized as the world is, traces of Soderbergh's recent weaknesses remain. For all the insight into Liberace's private life, there's very little insight into the man himself.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Geoff Berkshire
    Corden and Baynton bring considerable charm to their broadly drawn roles, and have the natural rapport necessary for any odd couple pairing.... Production values are solid, and film and TV director Jim Field Smith opts for a classic style that foregrounds both the action and comedy without any stylistic fuss.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Geoff Berkshire
    The premiere episode nimbly balances information with visual spectacle, forging a middle ground between sci-fi and science fact.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Geoff Berkshire
    It’s an inordinately intelligent sci-fi series in which the flaws only enhance its overall underdog appeal.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Geoff Berkshire
    What Capaldi lacks in youthful energy, he more than makes up for in gravitas and wry eccentricity.... Everyone involved can take particular pride in the centerpiece restaurant tiff between Clara and the Doctor, which cements their new relationship and showcases the instant chemistry between Coleman and Capaldi.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Geoff Berkshire
    Homicidal clown Twisty (John Carroll Lynch puts the horror back in Horror Story, and runs neck and neck (and neck) with Paulson’s Tattler twins as “Freak Show’s” most intriguing breakout character.... Elsa initially comes off as more cartoonish and less complex than Lange’s previous turns. That changes for the better once Lange lays bare the vulnerability beneath Elsa’s hardened exterior in a few poignant scene.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    While the first two episodes of "Da Vinci" are overly convoluted, the action moves at such a rapid pace and unfolds with such giddy enthusiasm that it's easy to just sit back and enjoy the ride.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    Each episode is essentially a glorified DVD box set extra, but fun and informative enough to appeal to anyone interested in the increasingly respected field of TV writing.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    If the lavish production doesn’t quite strike gold, it comes close enough to encourage further exploration.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Geoff Berkshire
    By alternating significant time between Cathy, Christopher, Carrie and Corinne, the ADD storytelling in Petals ensures there’s never a dull moment--or a sensible one either--and the events retained from Andrews’ novel are just bonkers enough to make the approach pay off.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Geoff Berkshire
    If the target audience can endure tortured dialogue like, "A lie's a lie, but if the reasons are reasonable, then maybe you can forgive the lie," then, truth be told, Lying might stay in the game for awhile.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Geoff Berkshire
    While their chemistry hasn't quite gelled--especially difficult with the show still rushing from segment to segment--there's not a bad apple in the bunch.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Geoff Berkshire
    The glossy you-won't-see-this-on-cable production values support a relatively straightforward competition structure, whittling down 14 contestants until a single winner emerges.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Geoff Berkshire
    Visnjic's smooth and mysterious turn in just a handful of scenes instantly emerges as the best thing Red Widow has going for it. That's either the sign of a series with fundamental flaws, or the roots of a show that will only get better as it goes.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Geoff Berkshire
    But when a show reaches the level that Nurse Jackie did in Season 4, reverting to cruise control isn't enough--and Jackie is just coasting through its new run.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Geoff Berkshire
    The Quest doesn’t entirely dodge the obvious potential for cheese, but the surprisingly impressive production values help keep things on the right side of ridiculous.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Geoff Berkshire
    Aside from what's happening with Charlie, the rest of Hope plays like a stock hospital-set soap.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Geoff Berkshire
    Not all the cases turn out badly, but enough do that the show takes on a rather grim formula.... That's a lot of talent to work with and the good news is that Monday Mornings shows signs of finding its voice by episode three.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Geoff Berkshire
    Anyone looking for soapy twists and turns, shocking violence and a fast-paced ride will get what they want from creator Kevin Williamson and crew, just don't expect the show to dig deep into its characters or give you much to think about in the process.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Geoff Berkshire
    There's something both frustrating and fascinating about the way Showtime's classy but surprisingly dull new drama Ray Donovan aspires to greatness.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Geoff Berkshire
    Even if the series plays it right down the middle--it’s not exactly good, but not terrible either--that might be all that’s needed to succeed.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Geoff Berkshire
    Chow’s flat direction does little to elevate the action beyond the level of staged reading. It’s hard to fault the actors, although Graham seems unfortunately miscast in a role that requires a degree of coldblooded cunning she’s simply too sweet to pull off. Shipka radiates natural intelligence and poise.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    Too bad we've seen it all before, with more inspired execution and interesting characters.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    There's no sense that these stick figures trapped in a by-the-numbers melodrama could be real people swept up in tragic circumstances.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    While it's never as silly or artless as HBO's overpraised "Game Change," Spector is low-stakes, procedure-oriented and deliberately claustrophobic, lacking in the sort of sharply pointed dialogue one may expect from Mamet
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    Any guilty-pleasure potential is spoiled by the unsettling aftertaste of a real person losing his life to make the movie possible.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    Broad, cheap and tedious, it wouldn't have the slightest chance of cracking a major network's schedule during the regular season.