Gillian Flynn
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For 139 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 64% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 27% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Gillian Flynn's Scores

Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 The Wire: Season 4
Lowest review score: 16 10.5: Apocalypse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 92 out of 139
  2. Negative: 10 out of 139
139 tv reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Gillian Flynn
    Every so often, when the tension feels DefCon 1 high, there's a temptation to remind Sorkin that the fate of the free world isn't at stake. Then again, with such mesmerizing speed-bag dialogue, Studio 60 is a great case for taking TV seriously.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Gillian Flynn
    Andy Barker isn't as complete a comedy as Andy Richter Controls the Universe — the first three episodes feel like a series of very funny bits that have been welded together. But so did 30 Rock when it first started, and that's now the best comedy on TV.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Gillian Flynn
    Like last season, the plots are thick and quick-flying. (Also like last season, the abstruseness can sometimes feel showy.)
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Gillian Flynn
    Nip/Tuck has reclaimed its sense of humor.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Gillian Flynn
    The drama's strange coincidences and unlikely twists are boundless. But The Riches is like a skillful shell game: Even when you know you're being played, the dizzying machinations are irresistible.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Gillian Flynn
    Stylized, soapy, silly, it's one of the most interesting shows this fall. [12 Oct 2007, p.64]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Gillian Flynn
    The good news for fans — and neophytes — is that the new sitcom is clever and insular, capturing all the drudgery, awkwardness, and rivalry of cubicle living. ... Ultimately, though, The Office lacks the aching subtlety of the BBC version.
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    • 83 Gillian Flynn
    A cheery, hot pink daisy of a show -- inherently cute and incredibly simple.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Gillian Flynn
    Director John Gulager ... is easily the most intriguing personality in PG history.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Gillian Flynn
    Braugher [has] never been better... rarely has a character hopped onto the screen feeling so completely real. [31 Mar 2006, p.51]
    • Entertainment Weekly
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    • 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.
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    • 83 Gillian Flynn
    That's the joy of the show. 30 Days is not about black and white, but about gray matter at work.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Gillian Flynn
    The opening of Weeds makes me want to scream. ... That said, Weeds is a dozen times more creative than its opening credits.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Gillian Flynn
    Kalyan and Byrd are two likable, unaffected actors (or at least as unaffected as Aliens' heightened reality allows them to be; this show would be a mess in lesser hands).
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Gillian Flynn
    Meaty, gorgeous and sometimes soapy. [10 Aug 2007, p.58]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Gillian Flynn
    Big Love has dropped the last vestiges of its ostentatious quirkiness and fashioned itself into a rich and grounded family drama. [22 Jun 2007, p.62]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Gillian Flynn
    While there are a a few too many "awkward-guy moments," there are enough genuinely sweet ones to balance them out. [28 Sep 2007, p.93]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Gillian Flynn
    With its paranormal occurrences, ever-autumn aesthetic, extraneous flashlight use at crime scenes, odd bursts of humor, and constant friction between faith and doubt, Fox's new sci-fi serial Fringe just might be a worthy successor--finally--to "The X-Files."
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Gillian Flynn
    The Ex List could be one of the more charming new shows of the fall.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 83 Gillian Flynn
    Even at its yuk-yuk-kiest, the show is elevated by Corddry. [9 Mar 2007, p.96]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Gillian Flynn
    Groundbreaking it's not ... With its laugh track and punchline pauses, bite-size stories and strange, frozen moments where the characters all stare at each other before a commercial break, Joey is, to its core, a traditional sitcom. But so was Friends. Each works because of its witty comedic cast and producers.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Gillian Flynn
    The tricks he performs are overshadowed by the glee with which Baker performs them. Like any good grifter, he gets a genuine thrill out of entertaining, manipulating, or confusing people.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Gillian Flynn
    24's best seasons have always hinged on a central, tantalizing character... This year could finally be Jack's turn to fascinate.... Otherwise, this round of mayhem has little to differentiate itself. [19 Jan 2007, p.67]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Gillian Flynn
    Based on a popular BBC series, Life on Mars, like Mad Men, makes a long-ago era feel both alien and nostalgic, like in the sweet moment where Sam wanders into a record store and just beams.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Gillian Flynn
    Neither self-serious nor campy, the new ABC police drama is just what I've been craving amid all the businesslike "Law & Orders" and "CSIs."
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Gillian Flynn
    Too much? Yes, too much! And yet, it's one of those moments you just have to shrug at and enjoy.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Gillian Flynn
    All the bases are covered, and if that doesn't make for the most inventive show, it makes for a quite watchable one. [1 Sep 2006, p.61]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Gillian Flynn
    Jericho works when it sticks to the eerie surreality of a nuclear attack... The show, unfortunately, flops about in its first two episodes, leaning too heavily on the action-adventure stuff.

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