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

Glenn Garvin's Scores

Average review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Arrested Development: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Oprah's Big Give: Season 1
Score distribution:
430 tv reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    If the imitation is pale, it's also competent. And Schwartzman's wistful but inept romanticism is hard to resist.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    Until watching The Middle, I would have said it was time the sitcom concept of the madcap mom trying to balance kiddies and career got a decent burial, complete with a stake through the heart. But Heaton and producers Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline give the idea new life.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    This is an intriguing blend of The Fugitive and The O.C.: half suspense and half intergenerational melodrama.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    Watching Crystal fire off demands to Ben while working out on a treadmill wearing high heels and a business suit is wondrously, bizarrely funny. If Mr. Sunshine can relocate moments like that from the show's periphery to its center, it may stick around for a while.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    Royal Pains has some moments of genuine wit--a lot more of them after Costanzo shows up.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    Its raffish ethnic and class humor takes no prisoners.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    Devlin's complex relationship with the gangsters is what elevates The Mob Doctor into something a cut or two above a Grey's Anatomy rip-off.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    Alice’s battles with various computer-animated and live-action threats are entertaining and, usually, rather witty, though her traveling companions, the White Rabbit (voiced by John Lithgow) and the Knave of Hearts (Michael Socha, the proletarian werewolf in the later season’s of the BBC version of Being Human), get most of the best lines.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    It's different, it's droll, it's quirky, it's funny.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Garvin
    There was a lot more to Sex and the City than menage a trois jokes, and whether Hot Properties can move beyond smutty snickers to develop real characters and story lines remains to be seen.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Garvin
    If not exactly compelling, the pilot episode is engaging and often quirkily funny.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Garvin
    As assembly-line products go, Three Rivers isn't half bad.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Garvin
    What it isn't is very dramatic. If watching attorneys haggle like rug traders was all that interesting, Feige probably would still be doing it. Nonetheless, there are worse ways to spend an hour than watching Raising the Bar, especially since the cast members are all quite pretty.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Garvin
    Surface has no complex or cynical subtexts; it's straight-ahead sci fi.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Garvin
    Watching Logan hand small children assault rifles for inspection will no doubt amuse gun nuts and enrage anti-gun nuts. And both camps are likely to blink at one of the (surprisingly numerous) female customers who--jokingly asked if she's carrying a weapon--whips out three concealed knives.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Garvin
    The result is compulsively watchable pulp, provided you have a high threshold for decapitations and copulations, sometimes simultaneous.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Garvin
    Each of them [actresses Rebecca Ferguson, Faye Marsay and Amanda Hale] stabs backs and pops bodice buttons with the necessary élan while keeping a straight face at The White Queen’s putative moral, which is that arranged marriages are corrupt and evil, while those born of attempted rape, self-mutilation and suicide are sacred and empowering.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Garvin
    Far from a complete accounting of how the United States government tracked down and killed its Public Enemy No. 1--even the SEAL raid that ended with his death is hardly mentioned, much less described--this film might be better titled The Spooks Strike Back.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Garvin
    Cooper and Somerville... keep things moving.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Garvin
    A lot of this is pretty funny, but for 24 episodes?
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Garvin
    However badly you thought American race relations were going, Black. White. will make you feel worse.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Garvin
    Weeds may make you chuckle, but it wants you to gasp, and unless your name is June and you call your youngest son Beaver, it's not likely to happen. [7 Aug 2005]
    • Miami Herald
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Garvin
    The show is kind of amusing, at least in a summer-TV sort of way.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Garvin
    If Ozzie and Harriet, the original sitcom mom and dad, might have some trouble recognizing themselves in any of this, surely Houlihan, the bullied boy-toy nurse of M*A*S*H, will raise a clenched fist of solidarity with the hardbitten Iraq war veteran Veronica Callahan of Mercy.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Garvin
    The truth is that Rob is a rather funny sitcom about the cultural collisions that occur every day in an increasingly blended America.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Garvin
    The hardball banter over coolness quotient is coupled with some pretty amusing generation-gap comedy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Garvin
    To say that Love Monkey is derivative and predictable is not quite the same as saying it's bad.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Garvin
    As a kind of CSI: Sleaze City, the show is quite watchable.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Garvin
    Longford is never less than gripping. But it unconsciously apes the moral myopia that afflicts its protagonist.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Garvin
    If none of this quite rises to the level of Jon Stewart's intellectual hopscotch or Amy Poehler's inspired lunacy, it's nonetheless agreeably funny.

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