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 Killer Instinct: 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
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Gillian Flynn
    The best series on TV, period. [15 Sep 2006, p.63]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 96 Metascore
    • 91 Gillian Flynn
    The more leisurely pace allows for some singular moments. [17 Mar 2006, p.101]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Gillian Flynn
    Deadwood has become one hell of a great gimmick-free Western.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Gillian Flynn
    Dark, textured, and lively--this is how Dickens is done. [20 Jan 2006, p.66]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 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.
    • 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.)
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Gillian Flynn
    [The first episodes are] four of 24's best hours to date. [20 Jan 2006, p.59]
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Gillian Flynn
    Smart, unruly, and very fast, Arrested is the ultimate TV series for our TiVo age.
    • 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
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Gillian Flynn
    Big Day has no likable characters. [1 Dec 2006, p.72]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 40 Metascore
    • 42 Gillian Flynn
    It should be fun, and it isn't.
    • 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
    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
    Wise steals this, show, and his costars aren't easy prey. What's more, the dynamic is quite clever. [28 Sep 2007, p.94]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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?
    • 80 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]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Gillian Flynn
    Nip/Tuck has reclaimed its sense of humor.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 67 Gillian Flynn
    Saved's ADD pace prevents any true emotion. [23 Jun 2006, p.61]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 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
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Gillian Flynn
    When they're genuinely goofy, they make you grin--but too much of it feels forced.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 37 Metascore
    • 75 Gillian Flynn
    Standoff doesn't recreate the genre, but it certainly refreshes it. [15 Sep 2006, p.64]
    • Entertainment Weekly
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Gillian Flynn
    Director John Gulager ... is easily the most intriguing personality in PG history.

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