Ginia Bellafante

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For 154 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ginia Bellafante's Scores

Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Thurgood
Lowest review score: 10 October Road: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 154
  2. Negative: 29 out of 154
154 tv reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 30 Ginia Bellafante
    Torchwood is a world I wouldn’t mind seeing erased.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 30 Ginia Bellafante
    The show lacks the vision of The Simpsons, the snappy rhythm and the kind of far-reaching humor that keep it dizzyingly smart even after a decade on the air.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Ginia Bellafante
    While smart comedies have certainly been built on less, there is something so contrived about Nick's obstinacy that you feel as if you were watching a lesson in feminism that would be more sophisticated if it were rendered as children's puppet theater.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Ginia Bellafante
    Sticking with Cupid requires a certain attachment to the idea of a Claire-Trevor love connection, one apparent only in moody glances and pronounced opposition rather than in even the faintest semblance of chemistry. In any other series Claire and Trevor would go out for a hot dog once and realize that they were actually much better off with their respective exes.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Ginia Bellafante
    There is no saving Valentine.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Ginia Bellafante
    The "Real Housewives" formula is feeling stale. The louche locations all seem to blend into one another, and every kitchen is the same, with acres of space and double-wide Sub-Zero refrigerators that seem to hold enough food for an Olympic swim team.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Ginia Bellafante
    The most maddening aspect of the show has been the increasing and incongruous presence of real-world issues.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Ginia Bellafante
    Everything about Jezebel feels too broad.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Ginia Bellafante
    There is a sense throughout that Mr. Engvall is betraying his core audience, and the whole blue-collar comedy ethos in particular, trading in one category of cliché for another.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Ginia Bellafante
    Lipstick Jungle is a wooden clog of a melodrama squeezed into a flimsy, satin and marabou mule.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 30 Ginia Bellafante
    A denial of our brand new day is reflected even more egregiously in Momma’s Boys (Mondays on NBC), which arrived amid controversy last week when the show turned out to be “The Bachelor” with race baiting.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Ginia Bellafante
    When the pranks aren’t gross, they are just inane--or, worse, demeaning to journalists.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Ginia Bellafante
    13 Fear Is Real, a fizzled effort at scaremongering, reveals just how badly reality television can go astray when the casting fails to be creative.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Ginia Bellafante
    “Inside the Mind of Mischa Barton” would have been a much better bet than The Beautiful Life.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Ginia Bellafante
    Caroline lacks the quirkiness and edge of its fellow NBC sitcoms. It also depends on the sort of hoary comedy devices that have made decades of TV sitcoms embarrassing to watch.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Ginia Bellafante
    All of this might be vaguely defensible if “Testees” were trying to satirize the abuses of Big Pharma, or the limited opportunities for dumb white men, or really if it were trying to satirize anything at all. But it just sits there, inert, like a patient on a gurney.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Ginia Bellafante
    Broadly limned, Big Lake works neither as a satire--and it stops trying after the delivery of Josh's back story--nor as an adventure in surrealist comedy, and it is tough to watch the strain for eccentricity.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Ginia Bellafante
    In almost every way, Moonlight demands that we question the grounds for its existence.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Ginia Bellafante
    Unhitched expends a wrestler’s energy aiming to offend and provoke, but no amount of outrageousness can mask its conformity.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Ginia Bellafante
    Nothing seems to bring it to life — not its obsession with voyeurism, its forays into cross-dressing, its objectification of the obese.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Ginia Bellafante
    There is no good reason in the world to watch Date My Ex, and yet there is something vaguely redeeming in its economic chemistry.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Ginia Bellafante
    The women here aren’t foils for male inferiority; they’re just dragging the boys down further with their alternately lazy, nutty or emasculating ways.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Ginia Bellafante
    It never grows quite suspenseful enough, and it rests on the rather un-sci-fi-ish idea that the future is a benign force, like a mentor uncle with something meaningful to teach us about our venality and callous disregard for the Earth.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Ginia Bellafante
    It sedates, and its fabricated sentimentality does not save it.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Ginia Bellafante
    If you didn’t already know that Ms. Cho has been a great friend to gay men, she makes that point often enough here. Unfortunately she doesn’t make many others.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Ginia Bellafante
    Ms. Margulies never recedes from the scripted egomania; she rams right through it. She remains shrill even in grief.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 20 Ginia Bellafante
    Cavemen, set in some version of San Diego where people speak with Southern accents, doesn’t have moments as much as microseconds suspended from any attempt at narrative.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 10 Ginia Bellafante
    The series... exists as the kind of bad soap opera that quickly allows you to see what makes a good one.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 10 Ginia Bellafante
    Perhaps it was inevitable that we would be attacked with something like Bridalplasty, a series that practically invites you to deposit your daughters in a time-travel machine and land them safely in the pages of a Laura Ingalls Wilder novel.

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