For 138 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 28% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Gillian Flynn's Scores

  • TV
Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Rescue Me: Season 2
Lowest review score: 16 The Wedding Bells: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 91 out of 138
  2. Negative: 10 out of 138
138 tv reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Gillian Flynn
    The best series on TV, period. [15 Sep 2006, p.63]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Gillian Flynn
    The fifth and final season of David Simon's peerlessly acted, stunningly scripted, revolutionary drama of 1,000 moving parts kicks off Jan. 6.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Gillian Flynn
    Deadwood has become one hell of a great gimmick-free Western.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Gillian Flynn
    Smart, unruly, and very fast, Arrested is the ultimate TV series for our TiVo age.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Gillian Flynn
    Dark, textured, and lively--this is how Dickens is done. [20 Jan 2006, p.66]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Gillian Flynn
    It's not a nice show, but it's so damn good. ...Leary has invented simply one of the best characters on TV.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 100 Gillian Flynn
    The best worst series on TV. [30 Sep 2005, p.89]
    • 96 Metascore
    • 91 Gillian Flynn
    The more leisurely pace allows for some singular moments. [17 Mar 2006, p.101]
    • tbd Metascore
    • 91 Gillian Flynn
    Silly, weird, occasionally sweet, and always very, very funny, 'Scrubs,' which just wrapped its third season, is one of the best comedies on TV.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Gillian Flynn
    [The first episodes are] four of 24's best hours to date. [20 Jan 2006, p.59]
    • tbd Metascore
    • 91 Gillian Flynn
    Ultimately, the reason 'The Shield' is one of the best police dramas going isn't just its spiderweb plots, the claustrophobic you're-stuck-with-us camera work, or its antihero, although Chiklis -- who won a well-deserved Emmy two years back -- is just as spooky and weirdly amiable as ever. It's the fact that the program regularly yields even its main characters to baleful Fate.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Gillian Flynn
    What makes Veronica so strangely touching is that on a larger scale, her quest mirrors the common teen conundrum: My family's screwed up, and I'm not cool enough. How can I fix it?
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Gillian Flynn
    With Rescue Me, [Leary] redeems himself by doing what we always suspected he could do: really act.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 91 Gillian Flynn
    A gleeful, fizzy race through Hollywood.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 91 Gillian Flynn
    Prison Break has the dark social hierarchies of Oz and the clever inventions of Escape From Alcatraz.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Gillian Flynn
    The biggest worry with The Nine is that its mystery will start to crumble after a dozen episodes or so. But for now, it's one smooth, creepy, cool operation.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Gillian Flynn
    If Brotherhood isn't as brilliant as The Wire, it's just as believable. The cast is so solid.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Gillian Flynn
    The sheer number of plotlines can be overwhelming, but the images--flowers dropped on the side of the road, a dusty van sliding away--are relentlessly riveting. And the series only gets better from here. [5 Oct 2007, p.66]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Gillian Flynn
    There are no big sociopolitical statements here, no guerilla-style confrontations, no scenes of squirmy awkwardness, no multilayered pop culture references. It's just a very smart, very funny show.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Gillian Flynn
    Wise steals this, show, and his costars aren't easy prey. What's more, the dynamic is quite clever. [28 Sep 2007, p.94]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Gillian Flynn
    The premiere jumps the series from 1960 to 1962, but it plays coy with most of last season's cliff-hangers, including the whereabouts of Peggy's son with married exec Pete Campbell (played with oily brilliance by Vincent Kartheiser). It's quite a tease, but the debut proves Mad Men is as smart as ever
    • 53 Metascore
    • 91 Gillian Flynn
    The series shows the darker side of Belle's work without getting into that porno-punishing crap so often disguised as morality lessons. The series, like Belle, is far too smart to succumb to such an average attitude.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 91 Gillian Flynn
    At one point, before a press conference, Dern morphs her face from that of a human being into Harris' crazy-cuckoo public mask, and the moment is absolutely chilling. Fair? Debatable, but like Recount, it's a gorgeous bit of political theater.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Gillian Flynn
    A cheery, hot pink daisy of a show -- inherently cute and incredibly simple.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Gillian Flynn
    Still humming along, L&O has become the ultimate comfort show: Every week it offers a new crime cut, dried, and shelved, making the series a handy, self-contained alternative to all the serial dramas with their demanding mythologies.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Gillian Flynn
    After dialing it down to an 11, [Vincent] D'Onofrio — along with some creepy stories — is turning CI into the best of the L&O franchise.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 83 Gillian Flynn
    It's a testament to Curb's cleverness that what's now rote--Larry offends, we cringe--can still be so surprising.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Gillian Flynn
    I defy the naysayers who claim Curb is in a rut: Who cares if it's not reinventing itself? It has become one of the most reliably amusing comedies on TV, taking little annoyances, indignities, and offenses, and worrying at them until they bubble into fantastically overblown debacles.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Gillian Flynn
    With Bauer's audience-alienating daughter, Kim (Elisha Cuthbert), sent packing, the snazzy new cast members should keep the series moving at a nice clip.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Gillian Flynn
    Director John Gulager ... is easily the most intriguing personality in PG history.