For 430 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 9.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Glenn Garvin's Scores

Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Rescue Me: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Just Legal: Season 1
Score distribution:
430 tv reviews
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 Glenn Garvin
    Humdrum.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 Glenn Garvin
    Maybe the best way to explain UPN's new drama South Beach is to tell you that when Vanessa Williams warns a young model that ''South Beach will eat you alive,'' I fully expected the next scene to be a horde of zombie parking attendants chewing the entrails of half-naked girls in the lobby of the Delano. Cannibalism is about the only thing missing from this delirious new trashfest of hard bodies and soft brains.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Glenn Garvin
    No matter how horrible the clichés or gorgeous the gowns, they can't distract from the androphobic virulence at the heart of Lipstick Jungle.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Glenn Garvin
    Somebody on The Wedding Bells is always saying ''We need to talk about it,'' to which the reply is invariably something like "I'm not big on dating men I've slept with.''
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Glenn Garvin
    Welcome to The Captain is less a TV show than a grim ransom note from the striking Hollywood writers.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 20 Glenn Garvin
    It just substitutes South Africa for "Everwood's" Colorado, trite idiocy for "Everwood's" sharp dialogue, and a game of blind-man's-bluff for "Everwood's" casting director--actress Leah Pipes, who looks 25 and sounds 30, is the least convincing teenager since Stockard Channing staved off menopause in "Grease."
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Glenn Garvin
    The show's dialogue feels scripted, its frequent hookups and breakups abrupt and phony, and its scenes from the music business out and out fraudulent.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 20 Glenn Garvin
    The Cho Show is the television equivalent of anti-matter: no scripts, no punch lines, just Cho hanging out with her self-consciously weird entourage. What a waste of one of the most scandalously funny comedians in America!
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Glenn Garvin
    Chemistry is just one of the ingredients lacking in the Canadian-made The Listener, NBC's new drama about a psychic paramedic. Others include but are not limited to plot, dialogue and acting skill.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Glenn Garvin
    Testees probably shouldn't be considered part of the fall season, but let's be fair--it's as lousy as anything the broadcast nets have come up with.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Glenn Garvin
    In the case of ABC's turgid legal melodrama The Deep End, you might not want to show up at all.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Glenn Garvin
    After a few minutes in front of ABC's bewildering sorcery drama Eastwick, you may wish that Bewitched's Samantha would twitch her nose and make the whole thing disappear.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 20 Glenn Garvin
    Basically, Suburgatory is a random collection of clichés drawn from such suburb-bashing works as Valley Girls, Stepford Wives, Clueless and Cougar Town, assembled without a scintilla of wit or human empathy.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 20 Glenn Garvin
    Having started with a bad premise, producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin then made it infinitely worse by rejecting the loneliness and isolation that were the nucleus of Hitchcock’s film.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 20 Glenn Garvin
    With the pace of a music video, the characterizations of a comic book and the political-correctness quotient of a Berkeley vegetarian commune this production makes Cecil B. DeMille look like a sober theologian.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 20 Glenn Garvin
    It’s badly written.... And it’s horribly miscast.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 20 Glenn Garvin
    It is a dank and ugly affair, with Underwood playing a dour, Nietzschean superhero who is encumbered neither by his paralyzed legs (rendered useless by a criminal’s bullet) nor petit bourgeois considerations of law and morality.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Glenn Garvin
    The Goldbergs runs the gamut from stale to sour.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    This show just isn't funny. At all. Ever. Under any circumstances.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    A live-action version of Beavis & Butthead, except with a cast that's considerably less life-like, Modern Men is from the Guys Are Loathsome Pigs And Chicks Must Civilize Them genre that produced Men Behaving Badly, Champs and a bunch of other unwatched and unremembered shows, of which this will soon be one.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    The network thinks this is razor's-edge television because the characters turn to address the audience during cut-ins. But all the bellowing is straight from The Honeymooners, the jokes from Mandingo and the dialogue... from about sixth grade.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    Kolchak's ridiculously precious writing is not the only thing that rings false about Night Stalker.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    A hollow imitation of a sitcom.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    The WB is lying when it boasts that Pepper Dennis signifies a new television life form, the one-hour comedy. Boring, yes; witless, definitely; trashy, oh my God yes. Comedy? Dream on, guys.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    Tr[ies] to distract you from [its] essential awfulness by manipulating the daylights out of you.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    CBS' crummiest imitation of CSI yet.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    A purported sitcom, it draws no laughs... but does manage the impressive achievement of making Stockard Channing and Henry Winkler, playing Gorham's parents, thoroughly unlikable.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    With the debut of Julia Louis-Dreyfus' show tonight, [Seinfeld] has now spawned five relentlessly unfunny and compulsively unwatchable sitcoms.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    This kind of comedy only stands a dim ghost of a chance if it has a lot of gratuitous nudity and substance abuse, along with the words ''National Lampoon'' in the title.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    An exercise in moronity.

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