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 My Name Is Earl: Season 1
Lowest review score: 0 Three Wishes: Season 1
Score distribution:
430 tv reviews
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Glenn Garvin
    You can pretty much watch this show any night of the week under its other titles, CSI and Law & Order.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Glenn Garvin
    No matter how horrible the clich├ęs or gorgeous the gowns, they can't distract from the androphobic virulence at the heart of Lipstick Jungle.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Glenn Garvin
    Stuffed with incomprehensible medical jargon and grisly shots of exposed brains, 3 Lbs. would be a major annoyance even if it had an original thought in its seriously underweight head.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    Delirious, dizzy, decadent and altogether delicious.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    The Beautiful Life, in short, is hopelessly trashy melodrama about hopelessly trashy people. But Paxton, as a tougher-than-she-looks kid with a dark past, and Hollingsworth, as a callow Iowa farmboy trying to make it in the big city, are so unexpectedly affecting that you may find yourself sucked into the show against your will.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    Allen Gregory is not funny--not even a little bit--and it is not remotely entertaining.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Garvin
    A lot of this is pretty funny, but for 24 episodes?
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Glenn Garvin
    On Tuesday night, we're going to see if you can get it from television, with three shows that--intentionally or otherwise--document seriously disturbed minds, with results ranging from riveting to revolting. Tending toward the latter is Mental.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    Elfman establishes herself as one of the major female comic presences on television.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Garvin
    Surface has no complex or cynical subtexts; it's straight-ahead sci fi.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Glenn Garvin
    It does have a lot of characters and a hopelessly confusing plot.... But the show is not without its strengths, particularly the scenes in which the magazine editor (Anthony Edwards, ER) argues with young staffers disappointed by his refusal to run a story about werewolves running amok in Romania.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    It's different, it's droll, it's quirky, it's funny.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    Partners is witless, predictable and much closer to creepy than funny.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    A dark gem of a show.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Glenn Garvin
    The hacky writing is interchangeable with any of CBS' police procedurals, and the boy-band good looks of Alex O'Loughlin as the detective, Mick St. John, inspire neither fear nor dark sexual longings
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Glenn Garvin
    Do No Harm isn't so bad. It isn't so good, either.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 80 Glenn Garvin
    Guys With Kids is a perfect confection of witty dialogue and slapstick action.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Glenn Garvin
    Carpoolers, are at least amusing even if equally socially maladroit. Carpoolers is a genially oddball comedy.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 70 Glenn Garvin
    Lowlife though it may be, Twins is just plain funny.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Glenn Garvin
    There's an unfortunate whiff of Marie Antoinette about Grammer's breezily ungrounded Hank.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 60 Glenn Garvin
    The hardball banter over coolness quotient is coupled with some pretty amusing generation-gap comedy.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 10 Glenn Garvin
    A giant bore.
    • 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.

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