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 10 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Glenn Garvin's Scores

Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 The Walking Dead: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Dads: Season 1
Score distribution:
430 tv reviews
    • 34 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    Why anybody is paying the writers and cast of Surviving Suburbia for what is essentially an amateur-hour production is just one more of those eternal television mysteries.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    Ben and Kate is sometimes shrill, sometimes belligerent and sometimes (well, a lot of times) merely stupid. It is never funny.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    Yet another doomed and dreadful attempt to bring improv comedy to television.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    Funny and talented, she [Rachel Bilson] tries painfully hard to make the show work and occasionally comes close to overcoming some of the worst writing since Gutenberg invented movable type.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    Stripped of the novelty and the jiggle factor--these Angels are fully equipped with functioning underwear--the remake is reduced to its essential self, which is a comic book for the slow-witted.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    An exercise in moronity.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    The Beast is singularly unimaginative, a collection of set-pieces barely bound together by a narrative thread, substituting attitude for substance and coyness for coherence.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    No show in the history of television has more relentlessly defamed the male gender as ABC's Man Up!, an alleged sitcom that debuts Tuesday and with any luck will be dead and buried, along with its producers, by Wednesday.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    Vulgarian avarice, unfortunately, is one of the high points of Shedding For The Wedding. Far more disconcerting is the number of couples who say they want to lose weight because sex between fat people is--well, let's spare the details and just say "yucky."
    • 60 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    It’s an insidious whitewash of a convicted killer and an infamous smear of his victim. It’s a shame on all involved.... The closest thing to fairness in Phil Spector is the blow-you-away performance by Al Pacino in the title role.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    Liz & Dick alternates between imbecile fatuity (particularly in its device of intercutting scenes of a black-clad Taylor and Burton musing on their relationship like characters who've wandered in from an East German experimental film) and stupefying literalness.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    Silly, hackneyed and suffering from a lethal overdose of Hollywood political smugness, it's the biggest lawyer joke of all.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    The tedium and unoriginality of this new ABC sitcom, the latest entry in the vastly overworked motherhood-as-martyrdom genre, has to be seen to be believed, though my strong and sincere suggestion is that you just take my word for it.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    It is uniquely stupid, profoundly stupid, an ecstatic nirvana of stupidity, a stupidity that defies all previous boundaries of time and space.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    This show just isn't funny. At all. Ever. Under any circumstances.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    Kelley's compulsive fascination with erratic eroticism turns everything in Swingtown into hypersexualized sleaze.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    Kolchak's ridiculously precious writing is not the only thing that rings false about Night Stalker.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    Partners is witless, predictable and much closer to creepy than funny.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 0 Glenn Garvin
    Makes a solid bid to win the Most Unpleasant Reality Show of All Time award.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 0 Glenn Garvin
    I'll give the show credit; it did make me think what I would ask if granted three wishes. Interestingly, all three involved the flesh of Amy Grant being devoured by rabid weasels.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 0 Glenn Garvin
    I'm paying a bounty of $5 per vicious blow administered to the heads of any NBC executive involved in any way with Knight Rider, which cost me an hour of my life and 50 IQ points that I'll never get back.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 0 Glenn Garvin
    Give it credit for consistency: a bad concept, badly written for bad actors.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 0 Glenn Garvin
    This truly hideous sitcom offers a postmodernist take on the 1960s comedy That Girl, in which Marlo Thomas starred as an aspiring actress afflicted with insufferable cuteness.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 0 Glenn Garvin
    Staleness, however, ranks as a virtue in Sit Down, Shut Up, for the show's token stabs at topicality are truly appalling.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 0 Glenn Garvin
    Oprah's Big Give is no mere appallingly bad television show but a refutation of human decency itself.

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