For 138 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 28% 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

  • TV
Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Deadwood: Season 2
Lowest review score: 16 10.5: Apocalypse: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 91 out of 138
  2. Negative: 10 out of 138
138 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 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]
    • 37 Metascore
    • 75 Gillian Flynn
    Standoff doesn't recreate the genre, but it certainly refreshes it. [15 Sep 2006, p.64]
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Gillian Flynn
    Underbelly eschews cliche and makes pregnancy surprisingly laughable.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Gillian Flynn
    A standard detective story that's brightened by unusual characters and snazzy dialogue.
    • 74 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 67 Gillian Flynn
    Alias, although not the layered, sneaky, wildly imaginative drama it once was, is still entertaining.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Gillian Flynn
    If Bones holds up, it'll be because that old Sam-and-Diane, Maddie-and-David, Mulder-and-Scully opposites-attract stuff never feels standard when it's done right.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Gillian Flynn
    For all the amiability of the cast, few of their interactions feel natural. [27 Jan 2006, p.73]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Gillian Flynn
    Only a few scenes capture the swagger and passion that made Bourdain's memoir so enthralling.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 67 Gillian Flynn
    Saved's ADD pace prevents any true emotion. [23 Jun 2006, p.61]
    • 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.
    • 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]
    • 53 Metascore
    • 67 Gillian Flynn
    Just two episodes in, and this series threatens to rattle down the wrong track. [6 Oct 2006, p.60]
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Gillian Flynn
    My interest ebbs and flows depending not on the plot but on which character is in the action.
    • 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]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Gillian Flynn
    Greek lacks the acidic one-liners that mark great satires like Heathers, but it strains against its conventional boundaries just enough to be enticing.
    • 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.
    • 76 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Gillian Flynn
    All of Sleeper Cell's didacticism would be forgiven if it were more entertaining. [2 Dec 2005, p.67]