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 3.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Gillian Flynn's Scores

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: 92 out of 139
  2. Negative: 10 out of 139
139 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Gillian Flynn
    Between Laurie's more-great-than-good doctor and cases that encompass everything from bad ham to complete body meltdown, House preys on all that's wrong (and some of what's right) with modern medicine.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 83 Gillian Flynn
    Elegantly filmed, Medium is quite eerie when it stays within the chilly purview of its star.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Gillian Flynn
    That's the joy of the show. 30 Days is not about black and white, but about gray matter at work.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 83 Gillian Flynn
    Even at its yuk-yuk-kiest, the show is elevated by Corddry. [9 Mar 2007, p.96]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 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
    • 58 Metascore
    • 83 Gillian Flynn
    Tell Me is an incisive drama, but it's not an easy commitment.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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."
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Gillian Flynn
    The Ex List could be one of the more charming new shows of the fall.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Gillian Flynn
    Bornheimer absorbs every setback with such a beaten-puppy air that each fresh misery feels ludicrous, rather than merely annoying. Will it work, (worst) week after (worst) week? With Bornheimer, it's strangely possible. His is a feathery touch on wrecking-ball comedy.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Gillian Flynn
    When gunplay, kickboxing, and throat slitting actually feel like breaks in the action, you've got a series with brains as well as teeth. [28 Jul 2006, p.55]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Gillian Flynn
    Maybe Dino's immature and occasionally unlikable, but I'm ready for a TV teen who isn't a better, more knowing human being than I am.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Gillian Flynn
    Rome is most entertaining when it laces its wild, ancient antics with winks of the pedestrian.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Gillian Flynn
    By making Johnson a sassy Southerner, The Closer is relying on the charm factor, and the show can be just as manipulative as Ms. Johnson herself. ... Fortunately, Sedgwick's is such a bracing performance, she sweeps briskly past these bumps.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Gillian Flynn
    Brian's writing, while witty, tends to be oversize. [21 Apr 2006, p.64]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Gillian Flynn
    The series could move more quickly... Still, creator Shaun Cassidy has plenty of enticing layers at work.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 75 Gillian Flynn
    So, yeah, Three Wishes will leave your heartstrings over-fondled. But if you can get past that... it's also one of the most interactive TV shows around. [4 Nov 2005, p.63]