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 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
    • 32 Metascore
    • 58 Gillian Flynn
    With wannabe sensational plotlines and not-at-all-sensational dialogue, Inconceivable feels duly artificial. [23 Sep 2005, p.83]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Gillian Flynn
    All of Sleeper Cell's didacticism would be forgiven if it were more entertaining. [2 Dec 2005, p.67]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 40 Metascore
    • 58 Gillian Flynn
    A not unwelcome addition to the genre, but not that essential, either. [27 Jan 2006, p.74]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Gillian Flynn
    The frustrating thing about Eureka is it doesn't know how seriously to take itself. [11 Apr 2006, p.59]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 37 Metascore
    • 58 Gillian Flynn
    Sometimes what should be dark comedy is just plain depressing. [8 Sep 2006, p.156]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 47 Metascore
    • 58 Gillian Flynn
    Gary's uneven because it doesn't feel like a sitcom working for Mohr, but Mohr working for a sitcom.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 58 Gillian Flynn
    'Jordan' has always had the comforting vibe of an Applebee's: The menu's solid; the staff is competent; and the end result, while never dazzling, certainly does the job.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 58 Gillian Flynn
    What we have here is a kinda-family-sitcom-semi-midlife-dramedy-medical show. The actors almost make the mishmash work. ... But for each understated scene comes a preening please-discuss-by-the-water-cooler moment.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Gillian Flynn
    Despite its wish to be incendiary, Boondocks seems hesitant. [11 Nov 2005, p.60]
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Gillian Flynn
    It becomes a bit tedious, which is something this story never should be. [14 Apr 2006, p.71]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Gillian Flynn
    So far, Vanished seems more interested in keeping us spinning than pulling us in. [25 Aug 2006, p.75]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Gillian Flynn
    The pilot was reshot, and it shows--the timing lurches and scenes grind into each other. [22 Sep 2006, p.90]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Gillian Flynn
    [A] House wannabe.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Gillian Flynn
    It hardly enlightens, and it never feels urgent. It feels like a decent cop drama pretending to be something more important.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Gillian Flynn
    An uneven fantasy series that's not eerie enough to be a culty favorite or goofy enough to be a guilty pleasure.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Gillian Flynn
    [Meadowlands] adds so many bizarro details that it starts to feel quite unoriginal in its weirdness.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Gillian Flynn
    The whole ''mystical universe'' business worked for Steve Martin in "L.A. Story," but Coughlan is too perky and lite to seem a believable target for such ''live, love!'' magical messaging.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Gillian Flynn
    When they're genuinely goofy, they make you grin--but too much of it feels forced.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Gillian Flynn
    Camp Rock is so rigidly formulaic, so unremarkable, that by the time the cast sings its finale, ''We Rock,'' it's hard to agree.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Gillian Flynn
    Unscripted is a puzzling show — and not in a good way. ... Having actors play overripe versions of themselves can create great balloon bursts of comedy — David Duchovny on The Larry Sanders Show comes to mind. But Unscripted feels like a very subtle mockumentary... so subtle it's devoid of laughs or insight.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Gillian Flynn
    The indignities suffered by Valerie are cringy but not very funny — the show strives for the precision awkwardness of The Office but settles for general peevishness.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Gillian Flynn
    It is smug enough to think it's breaking ground, but not smart enough to know it isn't.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 42 Gillian Flynn
    Of course, it's near impossible to break new ground in legal dramas at this point. But Shark doesn't even try to hide its weariness.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 42 Gillian Flynn
    This milquetoast cable movie doesn't even have the guts to make its protagonist dislikable enough to deserve a lesson. [22 Dec 2006, p.71]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 40 Metascore
    • 42 Gillian Flynn
    It should be fun, and it isn't.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 42 Gillian Flynn
    Rules is similar to Fox's grimly unamusing comedy 'Til Death, but it has one major advantage: deadpan, rubbery Patrick Warburton.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 42 Gillian Flynn
    Even the dialogue is mediocre, a surprise coming from Williamson.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 42 Gillian Flynn
    Patty's suppose to be a manipulative liar, but that's too much to believe. Like pretty much everything about this show. [03 Aug 2007, p.61]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 68 Metascore
    • 42 Gillian Flynn
    Henry and Anne nag and harp and tongue each other. It's like asking us to root for a particularly vapid reality TV couple.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 42 Gillian Flynn
    It's trying to be juicy, stupid fun, but it isn't smart enough.

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