For 554 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 8.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Glenn Garvin's Scores

Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 The Shield: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Dads: Season 1
Score distribution:
554 tv reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    Torchwood: Miracle Day is smashing entertainment.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    Akerman has wit and style, and so does the show.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    A dark gem of a show.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    Innovative, daring and--most importantly--funny, Aliens in America is a fresh take on an old problem, the loneliness of being different.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    There's nothing at all subtle about the gloriously absurdist Wilfred.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    Everybody in Brothers is funny, but the unquestioned star of the show is Pounder, a rapturous mix of menace and guile in the struggle to keep her men in line.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    The Company is a gripping requiem for the Cold War and the men who fought it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    It is a powerful and often heartbreaking piece of filmmaking that ponders just how thin our veneer of civilization really can be.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    Watching this conspiracy, class warfare and romantic indiscretion collide makes for a hugely engaging show, all the more so because of the lushly photographed Victorian settings and droll dialogue.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    O'Dowd and Garai are fascinating as they make their characters grow in opposite directions--he more steely, she more compassionate--over the course of the show.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    Cutler’s documentary The World According to Dick Cheney is a rousing piece of work.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    The sordid ugliness that festers inside Magic City's voluptuously beautiful wrappings makes irresistible television.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    Sins of fathers and mothers not only visit each of the characters, but infest them; the show shimmers with an inner core of volcanic anger that makes it far more interesting than your average family soap.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    Shark works some of the same ground as Fox's new legal drama Justice, but with far more wit and style.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    The show's witty, inventive writing would be fun even in the hands of a less capable cast.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    McKidd and castmates Gretchen Egolf as his wife Katie; Reed Diamond as his brother Jack, a cop who used to date Katie; and Moon Bloodgood as his spectral fiance, Livia, play this with just the right mix of credulity and dry wit.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    Archer is a millennial (and very much R-rated) "Get Smart" that acerbically and hilariously plays on our post-9/ll fears that "U.S. government intelligence" might be a grim oxymoron.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    Mixing paranoia, bleak humor and post-9/11 exhaustion in a potent story-telling brew, it's one of the new television season's most promising dramas.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    Hulu's odd but engrossing new drama about life inside an 18th-century London brothel.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    Roth makes for a tartly witty hero, the mysteries are intricately plotted, and the show makes the most of the weird dynamics of an office where the boss can ferret out everybody's secrets.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    Terriers, FX's comedy-drama about a pair of bargain-basement private eyes, is a piquantly funny sojourn among lovable losers.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    In Californication, [Duchovny] gets to take full advantage of his low-key comic approach, and the result is irresistible. The rest of the cast matches him riff for riff, especially British actress Natascha McElhone as the disenchanted Karen and young Madeleine Martin as their 12-year-old daughter Becca.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    Padalecki and Ackles are hunky, funny and a joy to watch.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    It's a testament to the remarkable performance of Collette that it will never occur to viewers that Tara's behavior is anything but a mortal compulsion. Her remarkable moment-to-moment morphs from teeny-bopper slut to Stepford Wife to biker brute and then back again beggar the imagination.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    Schwartz's good eye for characters and cutting sense of humor--makes Chuck a thoroughly enjoyable romp.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    This tale of a lonely cop left behind by everyone--partners, friends, lovers, even the criminals he pursues--has a piercing melancholy that elevates it way above its fantasy trappings.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    The show is not without the occasional car chase, but its real strength is in its evocation of the schizoid paranoia of the double life of intelligence.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    Chronicling the opposite relationships requires Mad Love to bounce from light romantic comedy to murderously hostile wisecracks and back again, which it accomplishes with considerable deftness. The show's quick wit is matched with a talented cast, particularly Labine.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    Leary, one of the sharpest comic writers in television, has a feast on this stuff, lampooning the infirmities of his geezer characters even as he lashes out at the current rock generation with the fury of a scorned old hippie.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    Call me crude, immature, and jejune—editors do, all the time—but I cannot help but feel a certain fondness for a show in which characters have names like Judge Horsedich. And any comedy casting Shepherd deserves special recognition.

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