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 Bleak House: Season 1
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
    • 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]
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Gillian Flynn
    Rome is most entertaining when it laces its wild, ancient antics with winks of the pedestrian.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 75 Gillian Flynn
    Standoff doesn't recreate the genre, but it certainly refreshes it. [15 Sep 2006, p.64]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Gillian Flynn
    This isn't much different from Season 1--confusion, frustration, bell-bottoms--but it's still a good, uneasy time. [14 Dec 2007, p.62]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Gillian Flynn
    As much fun as the adventure is, the central mystery — what happened in that motel on that May date that created such cosmic blowback — is never truly explained.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Gillian Flynn
    The show remains a game mix of satire and sweetness--although Chuck still has better chemistry with his sister Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) than Sarah.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Gillian Flynn
    Brian's writing, while witty, tends to be oversize. [21 Apr 2006, p.64]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 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
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Gillian Flynn
    A standard detective story that's brightened by unusual characters and snazzy dialogue.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Gillian Flynn
    The series could move more quickly... Still, creator Shaun Cassidy has plenty of enticing layers at work.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Gillian Flynn
    Underbelly eschews cliche and makes pregnancy surprisingly laughable.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 67 Gillian Flynn
    Just two episodes in, and this series threatens to rattle down the wrong track. [6 Oct 2006, p.60]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Gillian Flynn
    While [Lizzy Caplan's] pretty great, the show remains merely somewhere on the edge of good. [3 Nov 2006, p.67]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Gillian Flynn
    State of Mind is filled with grand, unearned speeches. But they are so nicely written - about the camaraderie of a good marriage or the bitterness of a bad one - it's difficult to begrudge them.
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • tbd Metascore
    • 67 Gillian Flynn
    The overpopulation -- no sitcom needs nine regulars -- is a major problem for 'Bonnie'... With her lovely effervescence and earthiness, Hunt seems ever more confident. When a scene is really hopping (which happens more often this season), her glee is as engaging as the banter itself. Give the girl more room, and 'Life With Bonnie' could be peachy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Gillian Flynn
    If [James Spader's] Shore seems a bit off, the show's tone is even more so. ... Despite these weaknesses, there's hope.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Gillian Flynn
    At its best, Day Break has a Choose Your Own Adventure feel... [It] just needs to get those pages flying a little faster.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 67 Gillian Flynn
    Math might not seem the sexiest way to enliven a story. But that's the sneaky smarts of this show, executive-produced by film directors Ridley Scott (Gladiator) and Tony Scott (Man on Fire), who know how to dust off old genres.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Gillian Flynn
    Only a few scenes capture the swagger and passion that made Bourdain's memoir so enthralling.
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    • 67 Gillian Flynn
    Alias, although not the layered, sneaky, wildly imaginative drama it once was, is still entertaining.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 67 Gillian Flynn
    Fortunately, L Word has a brain beneath its pretty surface. It's packed with telling details that make the relationships feel as full of blood and love and foolishness as real people are.
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Gillian Flynn
    'Two and a Half''s setup ain't edgy, but its humor is a tad more genial -- brotherly ribbing as opposed to bad-tempered potshots. Its one nasty spot revolves around, unsurprisingly, women.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 67 Gillian Flynn
    But as visually compelling as Over There is, it's also curiously devoid of tension, despite dropping its characters into plenty of ugly situations.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 67 Gillian Flynn
    House thrives on its one-two punch of ''He's a cad... a genius cad!'' But the series falters when it comes to genuine character development.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 67 Gillian Flynn
    Saved's ADD pace prevents any true emotion. [23 Jun 2006, p.61]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Gillian Flynn
    Right now, it's relying too much on Michael's chainsmoking mom as hammy comic relief. [11 July 2008, p.65]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Gillian Flynn
    My interest ebbs and flows depending not on the plot but on which character is in the action.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Gillian Flynn
    For all the amiability of the cast, few of their interactions feel natural. [27 Jan 2006, p.73]
    • Entertainment Weekly

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